Mixing luxury with utility: Toyota Land Cruiser Prado vs. Hyundai Palisade

Mixing luxury with utility: Toyota Land Cruiser Prado vs. Hyundai Palisade

A car that works as an executive sedan on the weekdays, and a rugged SUV on the weekends — now wouldn't that be the perfect vehicle? 

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What are the off-road equipment found in the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado?

    The Land Cruiser Prado comes with full-time four-wheel drive and 210-millimeter ground clearance.
  • How does the Hyundai Palisade cope in off-road conditions?

    The Palisade is equipped with electronic all-wheel drive and configurable drive modes, in order to cope with terrain with sand, mud, or snow.
  • Toyota has long specialized in — some even say kickstarted — the luxury SUV segment with its Land Cruiser line. We say "line" because the venerated LC comes in many shapes and sizes, including the relatively compact (and more affordable) Land Cruiser Prado

    Since the popularity of upscale off-roaders, many carmakers have tried to have a say in that market. Hyundai, for one, created quite a memorable statement with its strikingly-designed and hefty Palisade

    To make it work as a luxury liner for the smooth tarmac, Toyota has naturally outfitted the Land Cruiser Prado with a cosseting interior. The Prado's seven-seat cabin is colored in beige, black, and silver tones, which are detailed by faux wood trim, metallic accents, and piano-black finishes. 

    More creature comforts include power-adjustable front seats with ventilation, power-operated third-row seats, and power-adjustable, multifunction steering wheel. To keep drinks and passengers cool, the Land Cruiser Prado has a chilled glovebox, and tri-zone automatic climate control with rear aircon vents. 

    Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

    Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

    Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

    The touchscreen infotainment linked to a six-speaker sound system, and cruise control and sports drive mode, are there for the entertainment of the passengers and driver alike.  

    Now to make the Land Cruiser Prado fit its go-anywhere billing, the SUV has been designed with flared fenders, deep wheel wells, and prominent 18-inch alloy rims. The Land Cruiser Prado's 215-millimeter ground clearance matches well with its permanent four-wheel-drive system. 

    Meanwhile, the Palisade is made more car-like with a seemingly lower step-in height, which allows access to the SUV's cabin with Nappa leather captain's chairs in the second-row, and faux wood and silver inlays around. The front- and rear-most occupants are also comforted by heated and ventilated leather chairs. 

    To ease access to the third row, the Palisade's second-row seats can be folded and pushed out of the way with the press of a button. The seats can also be folded 60:40 by way of electric motors — saving one from elbow grease. A moonroof brightens up this practical and comfortable cabin. 

    Hyundai Palisade Indonesia

    2021 Hyundai Palisade

    Hyundai Palisade

    As for gadgets, the Palisade puts a 10.25-inch audio display front and center, which comes with USB and Bluetooth connectivity,  voice recognition, and wireless charging.

    Not to be outdone by bonafide 4x4 SUVs, the Palisade is armed with Hyundai's HTRAC electric all-wheel drive and multi-terrain control system. With HTRAC, the Palisade can adapt its engine power and wheel grip for whatever terrain, whether that's sand, mud, or snow. 

    So, which go-anywhere, P3-million luxury SUV will you take to the office and the mountains? Do you think the Land Cruiser Prado's classic nameplate kudos is worth its P250,000-plus premium over the fresher Palisade? 

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    Hyundai Palisade rear

    We have the spec sheets of the Prado and Palisade to help you answer those questions. 

    SPECIFICATIONS

    Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 4.0 L Gas A/T

    Hyundai Palisade GLS AT

    Vehicle Type

    Full-size SUV

    Full-size SUV

    Length

    4,840mm

    4,980mm

    Weight

    1,885mm

    1,975mm

    Height

    1,890mm

    1,750mm

    Wheelbase

    2,790mm

    2,900mm

    Engine displacement

    3,956cc

    2,199cc

    Ground clearance

    215mm

    203mm

    Maximum torque

    381Nm

    441Nm

    Maximum power output

    271hp

    200hp

    Fuel  Capacity

    87 liters

    71 liters

    Engine Type

    6-Cylinder V-type 24 valve DOHC with Dual VVT-i

    4-Cylinder 24 valve Common Rail Direct Injection with e-VGT

    Transmission

    6-Speed Automatic with Sequential Shift

    8-Speed Automatic 

     

    Drive

    Full-Time 4x4

    Electronic HTRAC All-Wheel Drive

    Suspension

    (Front) Double Wishbone Independent Suspension with Stabilizer

    (Rear) 4-Link Type Suspension with Stabilizer

    (Front)McPherson Strut 

    (Rear) Multi-Link with Self-Levelizer 

    Brakes

    (Front) Ventilated Discs

    (Rear) Ventilated Discs

    (Front) Ventilated Discs

    (Rear) Ventilated Discs

    Tires/Wheels

    265 / 60 R18 7.5JJ Alloy

     245/50 R20 Alloy Wheels

    Front Grille

    Chrome

     Dark Chrome

    Headlamp

    LED Projector Type with Auto Leveling; with LED Clearance Lamp

     LED Type with Auto Light Control

    Front fog and driving lamp

    LED

     LED

    Daytime running lights

    With

     LED

    Taillights

    LED

     LED

    Bumper

    Front and Rear Color-Keyed

     Chrome Molding

    Outside Rearview mirror

    Color-Keyed with Side Turn Lamps; with Heater

     Electric-Folding & Heated with Puddle Lamps and Side Turn Signal Lamps

    Front windshield wiper

    Rain-sensing

     Rain-sensing

    Roof rail

    With

     With

    Room lamp

    Front with Map Lamp, Rear #1 (2 pcs.) and Rear #2 (2 pcs.)

     LED Center Lamp & Luggage Lamp

    Seating Capacity

    7

     7

    Seat Material

    Leather

     Leather

    Steering Wheel and Column

    4-Spoke Leather / Power Tilt and Telescopic Adjustable

     4-Spoke Leather / Power Tilt and Telescopic Adjustable

    Instrument Panel  Center Cluster

    Leather with stitching

     Leather 

    Sunvisors

    (Driver) With Vanity Mirror and Lamp

    (Passenger) With Vanity Mirror and Lamp

    (Driver) Suede With Vanity Mirror and Lamp

    (Passenger) Suede With Vanity Mirror and Lamp

    Door trim

    Moulded, Leather with Door Pockets

     Suede with Door Pockets 

    Power features

    Window, Doorlock, Outside Rear View Mirror + Retract

     Window, Doorlock, Outside Rear View Mirror + Retract

    Multi-information display

    Center Meter Cluster, 4.2” Monitor, TFT Color Display

     10.25" Audio Display with Radio Data System

    Back monitor

    With

     With (Around View Monitor)

    Clearance and back sonar

    8 Sensor System: 2 Front, 2 Rear, 4 Corners

     With 

    Air conditioning system

    Dual, Auto Climate Control with Front (L/R) and Rear Independent Control

     Three-Zone Automatic Temperature Control

    Vehicle security system

    With Immobilizer and Alarm

    With Immobilizer and Alarm

     

    Push start system

    With

     With

    Wireless door lock

    With Smart Entry

     With Smart Entry

    Cruise control

    With

     With

    Integrated Sport Drive

    With

     With (inc. Eco, Smart, Sport, & Comfort Modes)

    Audio system

    Display Audio with Apple Carplay & Android Auto

     6 USB Charging Ports & 1 Multimedia USB Terminal

    Speakers

    6

     6

    Navigation system

    With

     Without 

    SRS Airbags

    Driver and Passenger, Driver Knee, Front Side and Curtain Side

     9 Airbags: Front, Side (1st and 2nd Rows), Curtain (All Rows), & Knee (Driver)

    Brake control systems

    Anti-lock brake system (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA); Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) with Trailer Sway Control; Traction Control (A-TRC); Hill-start Assist Control (HAC); Downhill Assist Control (DAC)

     Anti-lock brake system (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD),Downhill Brake Control (DBC), Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), Trailer Stability Assist (TSA)

    Seatbelts

    (Front)

    (Rear)

    3Pt. ELR x2 with Force Limiter & Pretensioner

    3Pt. ALR x2 + 3Pt. ELR x1; 3Pt. ELRx2

    3Pt. ELR x2 with Force Limiter & Pretensioner

    3Pt. ALR x2 + 3Pt. ELR x1; 3Pt. ELRx2

    Child Proof Lock

    With

     With

    Light control system

    With

     With

    High mount stop lamp

    With

     With

    Emergency stop lamp

    With

     With 

    Sidedoor Impact Beams

    With

     With

    Available Colors

    Attitude Black Mica, White Pearl Crystal Shine,  Silver Metallic, Gray Metallic

    Timeless Black, White Cream, Steel Graphite, Sierra Burgundy, Moonlight Cloud

    PRICE

    P3,469,000

    P3,240,000

     

    Photos from Toyota Motor Philippines, Hyundai Asia Resources  

     

     

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