You can count all of us here at the Car Pro as fans of the 2020 Hyundai Palisade
. We’re not the only ones, either. Editors at the Cars.com are fans, too. In fact, they’ve awarded the Palisade their “Best of 2020” winner over stiff competition from BMW, Toyota and its platform sibling the Kia Telluride (which we are also big fans of at the Car Pro.)
At the end of the day, Cars.com editors say the Palisade’s roomy second- and third-row seating, ample driver and cargo space, and plenty of USB ports to keep all electronics charged moved it to the top of the list.
"Hyundai's all-new Palisade has all the features needed to cement it as our Best of 2020," said Jenni Newman, editor-in-chief of Cars.com. "What really sets it apart is the controlled ride quality, an impressive V-6 engine, and, in the top trim levels, the use of quality materials in the cabin that mimic many of the luxury vehicles we see. This combination of utility, refinement and value as well as an impressive warranty made it a clear winner for our best car of the year."
When determining Best Of award winners, Cars.com's editorial panel considers three key criteria for every car tested: quality, innovation and value. For pickup trucks, the criteria are power, capability and value.
Cars.com's Best Of awards program, currently in its 10th year, includes six different categories: Family Car of the Year, Luxury Car of the Year, Most Fun-to-Drive Car of the Year, Eco-Friendly Car of the Year (announced in April) and the two highest honors, Best Pickup Truck of 2020 and Best of 2020.
The 2020 award winners include:
- Best of 2020: Hyundai Palisade
- Best Pickup Truck of 2020: Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
- Family Car of the Year: Volkswagen Atlas
- Most Fun-to-Drive Car of the Year: Hyundai Veloster N
- Luxury Car of the Year: Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn/Limited
- Eco-Friendly Car of the Year: Will be announced on Earth Day, April 22
"We are excited to share our experiences with the 2020 Hyundai Palisade over the next year with the millions of car shoppers who visit Cars.com each month," added Newman. "Taking shoppers along with us on the journey and connecting them to their best vehicle match is our passion."
As we mentioned above. we’re fans of the 2020 Palisade ourselves. Check out our recent review below.