2023 Toyota Highlander vs. 2023 Hyundai Palisade | Compare the Differences

2023 Toyota Highlander vs 2023 Hyundai Palisade

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The 2023 Toyota Highlander has excellent light-duty capabilities, intelligent utilities, and upscale amenities. The 2023 Hyundai Palisade is also quite accomplished in such categories. Both SUVs have a 12.3-inch touchscreen with lots of high-tech applications for a family of eight.

2023 Toyota Highlander

$36,420 – $52,625*

22/29 MPG

Miles per gallon (city/highway)**




Horsepower, 2.4-Liter 4-Cylinder Engine

2023 Hyundai Palisade

$35,250 – $49,500

19/27 MPG

Miles per gallon (city/highway)




Horsepower, 3.8-Liter V-6 Engine

Toyota Highlander Performance Capabilities

Performance Capabilities

The 2023 Toyota Highlander grabs 310 pound-feet of torque from a standard 2.4-liter engine block. Incorporating a turbocharger, the I-4 engine tows up to 5,000 net pounds as stipulated by the SAE J2807 guide. Displacing 3.8 L, the 2023 Palisade doesn’t deliver more than 262 lb-ft of torque. This large V-6 powertrain matches the trailering rating of the much smaller 2.4-L engine on the Toyota rival. Both SUVs run on an eight-speed automatic transmission system. Featuring the trademark Direct Shift design, the Highlander’s gearbox is more capable and durable. You’ll also find several custom mechanical settings for the car’s transmission, like Eco Mode and Snow Mode. If you love to explore off-road trails, the Multi-Terrain Select will fulfill your most ambitious plans. The Rock & Dirt Mode pushes your off-road itinerary to the limits. You can reach unique destinations off the beaten path thanks to the Mud & Sand Mode. Every mode essentially regulates the Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD. The 2023 Hyundai Palisade offers fewer driving modes for the HTAC AWD, which thrives mainly on paved surfaces.

Toyota Highlander Interior Amenities

Interior Amenities

The 2023 Toyota Highlander is loaded with high-end amenities that prioritize comfort, like the tri-zone automatic climate control system. You can open the power windows and power sunroof for alternative climate control methods. This full-size Toyota SUV even offers cooled and heated seats in the front row. Having the High Solar Energy-Absorbing design, the side windows in the first row minimize large spikes in temperature inside the cabin. Privacy glass is conveniently integrated into the rear side windows and quarter windows. The 2023 Palisade also boasts several premium items that boost comfort, like climate-controlled seats and a power sunroof. However, this three-row Hyundai SUV lacks a standard HVAC system with three zones. Both SUVs offer AC power outlets and wireless charging for compatible electronics.

Toyota Highlander Technology Features

Technology Features

Toyota unveils an updated 12.3-inch infotainment system on the 2023 Highlander’s lineup. This high-end multimedia console can be easily synced with Connected Services. When exploring new territory, you should rely on Drive Assist for help. The Google Points of Interest technology is already built into this all-new suite. Is your car due for an oil change or another auto maintenance? Check the Service Connect app. This three-row Toyota model also flaunts a Wi-Fi network and wireless connections for iPhones via Apple CarPlay. Engineered by the renowned JBL company, 11 speakers are optional for this premium model. Similarly, a dozen speakers from Harman Kardon are available on the Hyundai trim.

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Take a test drive in the 2024 Toyota Highlander SUV at Peter Boulware Toyota in Tallahassee, FL. Find out why this full-size SUV beats the 2023 Hyundai Palisade in multiple categories by significant margins.

*MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $1,095 for Cars (GR86, Avalon, Avalon HV, Camry, Camry HV, Corolla, Corolla HV, Corolla HB, GR Corolla, Mirai, Prius, Prius Prime, GR Supra, Toyota Crown), $1,335 for SUV/Van/Small Truck (4Runner, bZ4X, C-HR, Corolla Cross, Corolla Cross HEV, Highlander, Highlander HV, RAV4, RAV4 HV, RAV4 Prime, Sienna, Tacoma, Venza), $1,595 for Large SUV (Sequoia), and $1,795 for Large Truck (Tundra and Tundra Hybrid). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure and may be subject to change at any time. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.

**2023 projected EPA-estimated mpg rating estimates as determined by manufacturer. EPA estimates not available at time of posting. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle’s condition and how/where you drive. See www.fueleconomy.gov.