Interested in buying or leasing a new family SUV? Compare the Palisade to the Subaru Ascent

At Seidel Hyundai, we've been serving families from all corners of Pennsylvania for years now, and if there's one thing we've learned about their needs in all that time, it's that everyone's looking for more. Whether that's more space, more safety features, a more comfortable interior, or even more bells and whistles, families here in the greater Reading, PA area have always had a great taste for vehicle that exceed their expectations. Fortunately, few new cars tick those boxes quite like the new Hyundai Palisade.

This bold new flagship for the Hyundai SUV lineup is largest yet for the Hyundai brand, and its capacious interior is packed with features that driver and passenger alike will come to appreciate. Whether you're running the kids off to school, running errands around town, or planning a family road trip, the new Hyundai Palisade promises to be an ever-ready traveling companion for the modern Pennsylvanian family.

Of course, even a well-rounded new three-row SUV like the Hyundai Palisade is not without its competition. So, in the interest of showing you why so many of your friends and neighbors are choosing to shop for this new SUV at our Reading, PA dealership these days, we've gone ahead and put together a comprehensive competitive comparison between our new Hyundai Palisade and another name you might've come across in your search for a new family car, the Subaru Ascent.

Hyundai Palisade vs. Subaru Ascent


Now, on the surface level, the Hyundai Palisade and the Subaru Ascent look very similar when it comes to size.  Both feature big and bold form factors that are certain to put your head and shoulders above the crowd as your cruise around the greater Reading, PA area. Both feature a maximum seating capacity of up to eight, or seven passengers if you opt for the available second-row captain's chairs on each model.

But while their overall seating capacity may be the same, we think you'll find that the interior of the new Hyundai Palisade is much more comfortable for your growing family. With a greater overall passenger volume than the new Subaru Ascent, the Hyundai Palisade has a roomier cabin for you and your loved ones to stretch out and enjoy the ride in.


When it comes to efficiency, the new Hyundai Palisade and Subaru Ascent are pretty much neck and neck with each other. We'll concede that the new Subaru Ascent has a slight edge with an EPA-estimated combined fuel economy of up to 23 mpg, while the Hyundai Palisade tops out at an EPA-estimated combined fuel economy of 22 mpg city.

However, we think that's pretty good considering that the new Hyundai Palisade is a lot more powerful than the Subaru Ascent. The Hyundai Palisade features up to 291 horsepower standard, while the new Subaru Ascent clocks in a lot lower at just 260 standard horsepower.

Technology and Features

There's plenty to be said for the tech and features available on the new Hyundai Palisade. From its Hyundai SmartSense safety systems to its One-touch 2nd-Row seat Access. But one of the many distinct edges it has over the new Subaru Ascent is the inclusion of its available Driver Talk In-Car Intercom System. With this feature installed, you can say goodbye to craning your neck and raising your voice to talk to the kids in the back seat. With the push of a button, your voice will be projected in crisp, clear quality throughout the cabin speaker system, so you'll never have to take your attention off the road for even a second. Unfortunately, you can't get a similar feature equipped to the new Subaru Ascent.

Want to spend some time driving the new Hyundai Palisade? Drop in to Seidel Hyundai today!

We'd love to show you more of the great reasons Pennsylvanian families are picking the new Hyundai Palisade. So, if you're interested in a test drive, feel free to visit us at our Reading, PA Hyundai dealership today.


Seidel Hyundai

6125 Shillington Plaza
Directions Reading, PA 19607

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