2021 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy vs Toyota Highlander Platinum Louisville KY

2021 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy
Features & Specs
2021 Toyota Highlander Platinum
3.8-liter V6
3.5-liter V6
USB Ports
Power Driver Seat
Front and Rear
Ventilated Seats
Front Only

2021 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy vs Toyota Highlander Platinum

Choosing a new SUV for your family can be a stressful process when there are so many models to choose from and then once you narrow it down the couple of top models, you then have to choose a trim level. We have done all the work for you, narrowing down the three-row SUV segment to two of the top models and we are comparing their top-of-the-line trim levels. Keep reading as we help you determine the best ride for your family!

2021 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy Power & Handling

Hyundai powers the Palisade Calligraphy model with a 3.8-liter GDI V6 engine in the 2021 model year. Pumping out 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque, this engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive. Towing is a breeze with this three-row SUV, thanks to the 5,000-pound maximum towing capacity. Other features that make towing a breeze include the heavy-duty transmission oil cooler and trailer sway control.

2021 Toyota Highlander Platinum Power & Handling

In the 2021 model year, the Toyota Highlander Platinum model is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces up to 295 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque. Toyota pairs this engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is the drivetrain configuration but all-wheel drive is available.

2021 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy Features & Design

Hyundai packs the Palisade Calligraphy trim level with tons of features like a unique grille, quilted-leather door inserts, front and rear fascias that separate it from the rest of the lineup, and faux suede headliner. Additional features include a dual-pane sunroof, a blind-spot camera, automatic wipers, a 360-degree parking camera, a digital instrument panel, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, configurable ambient lighting, upgraded leather upholstery, a head-up display, heated/ventilated front and rear seats, navigation, driver-seat memory functions, navigation, sound-reducing glass, and so much more!

2021 Toyota Highlander Platinum Features & Design

When it comes to features, the Platinum comes outfitted with a driver’s head-up display, a digital rearview mirror, a surround-view camera system, a 12.3-inch touchscreen, and a panoramic sunroof. Other features include a premium JBL sound system, heated and ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, integrated navigation, roof rails, a power liftgate, smartphone integration, and tri-zone automatic climate control.


Now that you know more about both of these three-row SUVs, we feel safe letting you know the Toyota Highlander Platinum is not the model for you! While the engine pumps out just a tad bit more power, the trim levels are seriously lacking in features and the 2021 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy blows it out of the water! Come on down to Hyundai of Louisville to check out the Calligraphy trim level in person with one of our sales associates and take a test drive too. We look forward to working with you soon!