Hasn't posted much yet...
I want to say this upfront, this post may seem like I am bashing the Palisade and I am not, the Palisade/Telluride are an amazing 3 row SUVs, with nothing in its class even coming close.I have the 2020 Palisade Ultimate (Limited in USA). I did put down the $1,000 to preorder the GV80. But now I am starting to have concerns regarding the GV80. At $82,000 here in Canada, versus my Palisade List $54,000, is the GV80 worth a premium of $28,000?
Yes the Genesis has 85 more HP, but that is about it, the Palisade has most of the same options as the GV80. Just about all the high tech safety features etc. I will take a close look at the GV80 in 2 weeks at the Toronto car show, there must be something to justify an extra $28,000.
Plus they don't even offer the matte finish paint which many people like. Maybe if the Prestige listed out at in the mid $70,000 range, it would be more acceptable.
However the gap between the GV80 (especially the 3.5TT Prestige) is really wide. A good way to think of it is that the GV80 has everything the Palisade (and new Sonata) has and more.
From a mechanical standpoint, not only is it a ground up RWD/AWD focused drive-train it has the new E-LSD, this is a far superior set up compared to the FWD/AWD set up of the Palisade/Telluride. The new 3.5TT engine is completely redesigned to be far more responsive and efficient when paired with the DCT. The Palisade/Telluride 3.8 V6 is the exact same motor I have in my 2015 Genesis Coupe just detuned.
The active suspension uses the forward looking camera to adjust the suspension on the fly to smooth out the ride. The frame and body are made of high-strength steel and lightweight aluminum on the hood and doors.
The interior from a materials and layout are top line Benz level with more colour options. I could do a three separate posts on the amount of technology eg; a world first RANC, AR navigation, etc.
From a safety feature standpoint it takes the existing Hyundai/KIA suite to the next level with stuff like semi-autonomous ; it can learn how the owner drives and mimic that person's driving style while in use.
Now is all of this worth the extra $28K...thats a personal decision.