2020 GMC Acadia vs Hyundai Palisade
With its bold new grille to its athletic design, you can drive your family in style with the 2020 GMC Acadia. It is an easy to drive midsize SUV that provides comfortable seating and a smooth ride. The 2020 Hyundai Palisade is a midsize SUV to compare. Come take a ride at Reliable Buick if you are in the Sacramento area.
Design and Style
The base Acadia seats seven people comfortably, with the option to seat six with second-row captain’s chairs. It provides plenty of up-front room and enough room for adult seating in the second row. Acadia will adapt to your family’s needs with the flexibility of available third-row seats and Smart Slide second-row seats. It offers a nice interior with premium materials and will keep you well-insulated from outside noise. Behind the third-row seats, the Acadia has 12.8 cubic feet of cargo space, but put the seats down in the third row and you will be at 41.7 cubic feet of space. With both the second and third rows folded you will get a respectable 79 cubic feet. A programmable power liftgate will make your life easier with all of your gear. When properly equipped you can tow up to 4,000 pounds.
The Palisade can seat seven or eight people, depending on the trim. The second row comes with a bench seat or a set of captain's chairs. The interior is styled nicely and also keeps out wind noise. It comes with cloth upholstery and manually adjustable front seats. Leather upholstery and heated and ventilated seats are available. The Palisade features 18 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row, 45.8 cubic feet behind the second row, and up to 86.4 cubic feet with all rear seats folded down. A properly equipped Palisade can tow up to 5,000 pounds.
Safety and Tech
Put your mind at ease with advanced safety technology, such as Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, along with additional available safety features to help you feel confident on the road. You can stay connected wherever you go with a user-friendly infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and an easy-to-use 8-inch touchscreen Additional standard features include tri-zone automatic climate control, a rear-seat reminder, a six-speaker audio system, satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hot spot and five USB port.
Hyundai Palisade offers an assortment of modern technology. Every model comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and USB ports throughout the cabin. Standard safety features in the Palisade include forward collision warning, forward automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, a rear occupant alert, lane keep assist, lane centering assist, driver attention monitoring, Smart Cruise Control, a rearview camera, and rear parking sensors.
Engine, Fuel, Price
The Acadia is easy to drive, and you will have the choice of three engine options, paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The base 193-horsepower four-cylinder works well for your daily commute. For more power, you can opt for the 310 horsepower V6 or the new turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 230 horsepower. These engines are noticeably stronger and deliver a better acceleration. With an available Twin-Clutch AWD system and Adaptive Ride Control, you can feel confident wherever you go. You will get better gas mileage than most competitors, with 21/27 mpg in the city and highway. Acadia has a lower starting price of $29,800.
The Palisade comes with a 291-horsepower 3.8-liter V6 engine that's paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain is responsive, but acceleration isn’t as swift. Similar to its powertrain, this SUV's handling isn't very exciting and is similar to a smaller crossover SUV. The Palisade’s base trim level starts out at $31,775. The front-wheel Palisade gets 19/26 mpg in the city and on the highway, which is about average.
The 2020 GMC Acadia and the Hyundai Palisade are two great SUVs, but the GMC Acadia offers enough power and performance along with intuitive tech features and good fuel economy at a great price. All this, with a bold, new design. Come take a ride and see for yourself.