Well, we’re nothing if not persistent. Back when we set up our comparison test of the Hyundai Palisade and the Acura MDX, we mentioned that there was another head-to-head that we truly wanted to see. And just like that, here it is: the Palisade is back for one more round, pitted against one of the longest-running SUV nameplates in the industry, the sixth-generation 2020 Ford Explorer.
For this one, we welcome back the Palisade’s top Ultimate trim with its naturally aspirated 3.8-litre V6 making 291 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque at 5,200 rpm — it’s the same equipment as our long-term tester right down to the colour, but this is a different unit — and found an equivalent Ford Explorer to pair it up with. The top-trim Explorer Platinum comes with a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6, which is good for a fair bit more power than the Palisade musters at 365 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque that peaks at 3,500 rpm. However, it’s also good for a bigger hit to the bank account, priced at $66,849 plus an $1,850 destination fee, as opposed to the Palisade’s $53,999 plus $1,905. That leaves the Explorer with a fair bit more ground to make up than its power advantage might give it.
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Дата публикации видео: 2020-03-04 23:00:02