2020 Hyundai Palisade vs. 2019 Infiniti QX80

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Safety

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In the past twenty years hundreds of infants and young children have died after being left in vehicles, usually by accident. When turning the vehicle off, drivers of the Palisade are reminded to check the back seat if they opened the rear door before starting out. The QX80 doesn’t offer a back seat reminder.

The Palisade’s driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The QX80 doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

For better protection of the passenger compartment, the Palisade uses safety cell construction with a three-dimensional high-strength frame that surrounds the passenger compartment. It provides extra impact protection and a sturdy mounting location for door hardware and side impact beams. The QX80 uses a body-on-frame design, which has no frame members above the floor of the vehicle.

Both the Palisade and the QX80 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available all-wheel drive, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

For its top level performance in IIHS driver and passenger-side small overlap frontal, moderate overlap frontal, side impact, roof strength and head restraint tests, its standard front crash prevention system, and its headlight’s “Good” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Palisade its highest rating: “Top Pick Plus” for 2019, a rating granted to only 54 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The QX80 has not been tested, yet.

Warranty

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The Palisade comes with a full 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire truck and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The QX80’s 4-year/60,000-mile basic warranty expires 1 year sooner.

Hyundai’s powertrain warranty covers the Palisade 4 years and 30,000 miles longer than Infiniti covers the QX80. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 10 years or 100,000 miles. Coverage on the QX80 ends after only 6 years or 70,000 miles.

There are almost 4 times as many Hyundai dealers as there are Infiniti dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Palisade’s warranty.

Reliability

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To reliably start during all conditions and help handle large electrical loads, the Palisade has a standard 800-amp battery. The QX80’s 780-amp battery isn’t as powerful.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Hyundai vehicles are better in initial quality than Infiniti vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Hyundai third in initial quality, above the industry average. With 30 more problems per 100 vehicles, Infiniti is ranked 19th, below the industry average.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Hyundai vehicles are more reliable than Infiniti vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Hyundai 8th in reliability, above the industry average. With 4 more problems per 100 vehicles, Infiniti is ranked 11th.

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Palisade gets better fuel mileage than the QX80:

Palisade

QX80

2WD

3.8 V6 Auto

19 city/26 hwy

14 city/20 hwy

5.6 V8/Auto

4WD

3.8 V6 Auto

19 city/24 hwy

13 city/19 hwy

5.6 V8/Auto

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Hyundai Palisade uses regular unleaded gasoline. The QX80 requires premium for maximum efficiency, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

Transmission

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An eight-speed automatic is standard on the Hyundai Palisade, for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only a seven-speed automatic is available for the QX80.

Brakes and Stopping

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The Palisade stops shorter than the QX80:

Palisade

QX80

70 to 0 MPH

182 feet

185 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

129 feet

130 feet

Motor Trend

Suspension and Handling

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The Palisade SEL 4x4 handles at .80 G’s, while the QX80 AWD pulls only .72 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

For better maneuverability, the Palisade’s turning circle is 2.6 feet tighter than the QX80’s (38.7 feet vs. 41.3 feet).

Chassis

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The Hyundai Palisade may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 1450 to 1550 pounds less than the Infiniti QX80.

The Palisade is 1 foot, 2.1 inches shorter than the QX80, making the Palisade easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Unibody construction lowers the Palisade’s center of gravity significantly without reducing ground clearance. This contributes to better on the road handling and better off-road performance and stability. In addition, unibody construction makes the chassis stiffer, improving handling and reducing squeaks and rattles. The QX80 uses body-on-frame design instead.

The design of the Hyundai Palisade amounts to more than styling. The Palisade has an aerodynamic coefficient of drag of .33 Cd. That is significantly lower than the QX80 (.367) and many sports cars. A more efficient exterior helps keep the interior quieter and helps the Palisade get better fuel mileage.

Passenger Space

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The Palisade has .8 inches more front headroom, 4.5 inches more front legroom, .1 inches more rear headroom, 1.4 inches more rear legroom, 1 inch more third row headroom and 2.6 inches more third row legroom than the QX80.

The front step up height for the Palisade is 4.7 inches lower than the QX80 (18” vs. 22.7”). The Palisade’s rear step up height is 4 inches lower than the QX80’s (19.5” vs. 23.5”).

Cargo Capacity

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The Palisade’s cargo area provides more volume than the QX80.

Palisade

QX80

Behind Third Seat

18 cubic feet

16.6 cubic feet

A low lift-over cargo hatch design makes loading and unloading the Palisade easier. The Palisade’s cargo hatch lift-over height is 29.6 inches, while the QX80’s liftover is 35.8 inches.

The Palisade’s cargo area is larger than the QX80’s in almost every dimension:

Palisade

QX80

Length to seat (3rd/2nd/1st)

20.8”/49”/82.5”

18.4”/48”/81”

Max Width

53.7”

50”

Min Width

43.4”

49.8”

Height

30.5”

36”

To make loading groceries and cargo easier when your hands are full, the Palisade’s liftgate can be opened just by waiting momentarily behind the back bumper, leaving your hands completely free. The QX80 doesn’t offer a hands-free gesture to open its liftgate, forcing you to put cargo down if your hands are full.

Ergonomics

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The Palisade Limited has a standard heads-up display that projects speed readouts in front of the driver’s line of sight, allowing drivers to view information without diverting their eyes from the road. The QX80 doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

The Palisade’s power parking brake sets with one touch and releases with one touch. The QX80

Optional air conditioned the front and second row seats keep the Palisade’s passengers comfortable and take the sting out of hot leather in summer. The QX80 doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats for the second row.

To quickly and conveniently keep personal devices charged without cables tangling and wearing out, the Hyundai Palisade (except SE) offers an optional wireless phone charging system (Qi) in the center console. The QX80 doesn’t offer wireless personal charging.

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