Compare 2024 Hyundai Palisade vs 2024 Ford Explorer

2024 Hyundai Palisade vs 2024 Ford Explorer
2024 Hyundai Palisade 2024 Ford Explorer
Seating Capacity
  8 Passengers 7 Passengers
Limited Powertrain Warranty
  10 years/100,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Leg Room (First, Second, & Third Rows)
  44.1 inches, 42.4 inches, and 31.4 inches 43.0 inches, 39.0 inches, and 32.2 inches
Standard Infotainment Display
  12.3-inch touchscreen 8.0-inch touchscreen
Adaptive Cruise Control
  Standard Available on higher trim levels
Built-In Navigation
  Standard Available on higher trim levels

2024 Hyundai Palisade vs 2024 Ford Explorer

Serving Cartersville, GA

The Hyundai Palisade and the Ford Explorer are remarkable SUVs offering three rows of seating. The Explorer has a decades-long history and has transitioned across numerous generations. The Hyundai Palisade debuted only four years ago, and this vehicle benefits from notable improvements in the 2024 model year. While these models are in the same auto class, they are remarkably unique and require a thorough review.


The five trim levels available for the 2024 Hyundai Palisade draw 281 horsepower from a V6, 3.8-liter engine that connects to an eight-speed automatic transmission. All trims are equipped with your choice of front-wheel or all-wheel drive. Select Palisade crossovers have a self-leveling rear suspension. The 2024 Ford Explorer is available with two engines. The entry-level engine is a turbo 2.3-liter, four-cylinder system with a 10-speed auto transmission and rear-wheel drive. A turbo V6 is available in the top trim levels with a premium price tag.


The 2024 Hyundai Palisade has a stunning design reflecting sophistication and strength. The standout front-end design has a grid-style mesh on a rectangular, chrome-accented grille. The mesh pattern is copied in the slender LED headlights. A thick, arched LED bar accends these headlights and stacked fog lights. The 2024 Ford Explorer, on the other hand, has a stately look with linear, rigid accents on the sides. The grille has a busy design, reaching up to link with the linear, LED-topped headlights.


Both of these three-row models are available with leather upholstery, heated seats in the first and second rows, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, adaptive cruise control, a digital instrumentation panel, a hands-free liftgate, a wireless phone charging station, a surround-view camera, driver’s memory settings, a heated steering wheel, a navigation system, and others. The Hyundai Palisade also comes with rear parking collision avoidance, smart parking assistance, a digital rearview mirror, massage functions for the driver’s seat, a heated and power-folding third row, and a few additional features.

The 2024 Hyundai Palisade is a stellar option for auto shoppers searching for a three-row vehicle. With bold differences between its trim levels, an in-person review is the next step. Visit Terry Reid Hyundai today to explore our current inventory of Palisade SUVs and to schedule a test drive.