2020 Hyundai Palisade First Impressions | Talking Cars with Consumer Reports #210

This week, we give our first impressions of the 2020 Palisade, Hyundai's all-new upscale three-row SUV. Summer is road trip season, and we choose the best car in the CR Auto Test fleet for one of our panelists to take on a trip to Montreal. We also answer audience questions about the 2019 Kia Niro's loss in recommendation from CR, and whether or not a teenager should learn to drive on a manual transmission car rather than an automatic.

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SHOW NOTES
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00:27 – Road Trip Car Pick
08:04 – 2020 Hyundai Palisade First Impressions
13:43 – Question #1: Why did the 2019 Kia Niro lose its recommendation from CR?
16:53 – Question #2: Should a teenager learn to drive on a manual transmission car rather than an automatic?
22:03 – Question #3: Which three-row SUV would you recommend?

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20 Comments on "2020 Hyundai Palisade First Impressions | Talking Cars with Consumer Reports #210"

  1. Johnnytturbo | July 8, 2019 at 5:41 pm | Reply

    The thing about manual for young drivers, is it’s harder to text and drive when both hands and feet are at work….

    Just when Infiniti went smaller, Kia and Hyundai start making giant Infiniti suv clones… Kia/Hyundai are just a small taste of what Chinese automakers will be delivering in the west.

  2. Elapsed Beats | July 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm | Reply

    For the 3 row SUV question, 2020 Explorer?

  3. You seem reluctant to criticize the Niro.Would have been nice if you told us exactly what it is about the Niro that caused CR to not recommend it this year. In this price range, reliability is the biggest concern, imo

  4. eriknephron gfr | July 8, 2019 at 6:42 pm | Reply

    When compared spec for spec, I would chose the Telluride/Palisade over their luxury competitors. The $30-50K delta is unjustifiable for this kind of vehicle.

  5. Right Lane Hog | July 8, 2019 at 6:44 pm | Reply

    Jon, Take the Corolla Hybrid to Montreal. Car & Driver got 56 highway mpg in their recent test and gas is sufficiently expensive in Quebec to justify the thrift. #BonVoyage

  6. They really knocked the Palisade and Telluride out of the park! Absolutely brilliant vehicles!

  7. Right Lane Hog | July 8, 2019 at 7:09 pm | Reply

    Rebecca, The new 2020 Highlander #Hybrid is rated around 33-34 mpg so it may be worth waiting.

  8. larry lucas | July 8, 2019 at 7:16 pm | Reply

    What’s y alls thought on the 2019 Telluride? Buy or buy a 2020 Telluride? Or is a Sorrento a better option?

  9. Randy Escanuelas | July 8, 2019 at 7:26 pm | Reply

    Overall the palisade is a beautiful suv Hyundai is definitely stepping up, I work for Hyundai so I get to spend a lot of time with these cars but the only thing that’s a deal breaker for me is the shifter it does not have a conventional shifter it’s a button layout shifter. Now the problem with that is there is no way to put the vehicle in neutral if for some reason the battery died or if shuts off on you and say for instance you or somebody wanted to push the car you cannot, however the telluride does. But that’s just me.

  10. Minor issue at the start of the video .

  11. Right Lane Hog | July 8, 2019 at 7:39 pm | Reply

    Joshua, All roads lead to the Corolla manual for your teen. #SaveTheTeens

  12. regarding the 15yr old question..we all beat the hell out of our 1st car..get the dude a 2012 automatic Toyota corolla to learn on, just sayin’.

  13. 20:45 I have no idea why you didn’t offer of the Scion/Toyota iA/Yaris Standard Toyota safety sense and a manual tranny🤷🏽‍♂️

  14. That was an excellent discussion. Thank you gentlemen, well done!

  15. Nergis Paul | July 8, 2019 at 9:45 pm | Reply

    Those perforated panels in the Palisade come across looking soiled on screen.

  16. mountainhobo | July 8, 2019 at 10:13 pm | Reply

    The sound seems really flat and tinny in this episode, particularly for Mike Monticello.

  17. Daniel Gross | July 8, 2019 at 10:16 pm | Reply

    Gentlemen, great episode. Monticello, sorry you lost out on the Bimmer… but thems the rules! 😉

  18. As far is the new driving is concert I would get the teenage Driver sometime at safe drivers school.

    This is a school where they take young adults on to a closed circuit and teach them how to handle things like overseer and understeer.

    The reason behind this is that the best place for a young driver to discover snap oversteer is in an environment where they can learn to deal with it safely. Not out on public roads where it’s a pop quiz that’s pass/fail and failure could cost the driver their car, or worse

    Election aids are great, and get everyone you can, but they don’t replace a well trained driver. They only make the driver better.

  19. Danny Ferguson | July 8, 2019 at 10:37 pm | Reply

    “It’s harder to see out of cars”

    CR: encourage consumers to buy lighter cars that are not hard to see out of and we will all be safer.

  20. Edysin Simon | July 8, 2019 at 11:00 pm | Reply

    The 3 series V. G-70? The 3 series w/all wheel drive gets my vote. As far as the Hyundai and/or the Kia SUVs goes…My initial impressions are that the Palisade looks more attractive to my eyes, exterior wise so far.

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