The Hyundai Palisade SUV strives to be a class-above phenomenon and comes close, especially in higher specification levels, where the cabin might be mistaken for one of the Aforementioned luxury cars. Despite its appearance, it is not a Genesis, and rather than combines its foundation with the equally superb Kia Telluride. The basic engine is a sleek 3.8-liter V-6 paired to an eight-speed fully automated gearbox; front-wheel drive is normal; however, all drive is optionally available. A wealth of standard amenities is included, including a slew of high-tech driving aids and sophisticated infotainment connectivity options. The cabin is both spacious and comfortable, with accommodation for approximately to eight people in the conventional three-row configuration.
For 2022, Hyundai has made numerous active safety features compulsory across the Palisade lineup, featuring rear cross-traffic collision warning and willfully ignorant obstacle detection, which intervene if the driver ignores the accompanying alerts of possible impediments. Side mirrors with integrated turn signals are now standard on all models. The dark leather upholstery of the top-spec Graffiti model is no longer available.
The 2022 Palisade's form is as recognizable as SUVs get, however the bent front and fang-like Led running lights give it a reptile vibe. The design was heavily influenced by crocodile eyes, according to Hyundai; impressive, but then who wants a family car that looks like an apex predator? The honeycomb grille, which is encased in silvery trim, helps to soften the look, and so does the whole of the body. The remainder of the Palisade has a traditional style with a lot of metallic trim and wide roof pillars, as well as enormous capital letters with its name imprinted on the tailgate between vertical taillights. In the elite Limited and Calligraphy variants, the cockpit's sleek shape evolves, but the Palisade's basic goodness shows across even in base spec. The dash is low, as well as the pushbutton gearbox selector adds to the open impression, which is complemented by wide zones of temperature control buttons. The sleek dash lines can accommodate an 8.0- or 10.3-inch touchscreen, and the 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster may exchange information.
In the SE and SEL trims, there's capacity for up to eight people, seven inside its Limited and Calligraphy, with ample of legroom in all three rows. A one-touch mechanism in the second row moves the seat forward allowing quick and easy accessibility to the third row. The road noise is muffled, but a significant quantity of wind noise gets through the doors. Power usage is optionally also on SEL and default on the Limited when the second and third rows are folded. In our tests, the cargo room behind the front rows was 86 cubic feet, sufficient carried 33 carry-on luggage. Specific storage capacity is 46 cubic feet with the second row erect as well as the third row folded. The capacity is reduced to a manageable 18 cubes when the third row is used. There is more than enough space beneath the cargo floor to keep muddy or damp objects. Despite the lack of door cubbies, there is enough of backup inside and below the floating-bridge central console.
The style is sophisticated, most surfaces are finished with high-quality materials, and the interior almost eliminates road noise. The Hyundai's infotainment system is simple to operate. Both touch displays are easy to use and respond quickly to inputs, and they're supplemented alongside physical buttons and handles for basic audio and temperature controls. The displays have been strategically positioned mostly on dashboard for easy access and visibility. The cargo capacity of the Palisade is adequate for a midsize SUV. It has 18 cubic meters of room behind the 3rd seats, 45.8 cubic meters when these seats are folded, When the second and third rows are folded, the total volume is 86.4 cubic feet.
The Hyundai Palisade isn't trying to pass itself off as a high-performance SUV. It softens the roadway and cuts out the roughest of it, all while keeping a close eye on acceleration. It moves quickly enough for its size as well as task. The 291-hp easily surpass V-6 engine beneath the hood is paired with just an 8-speed automatic transmission, and the combination has enough performance and speed to spin the front wheels of the front-drive version in a scramble for traction. The engine's finest attribute is its middle punch; it glides through changing lanes and interstate passes with a quick kickdown of a speed or two and resolves the issue without hassle.
A 3.8-liter V-6 engine powers the Palisade automobile. The motor's 291 horsepower is sufficient for this application when paired with an eight-speed automated gearbox. When ascending hills, the gearbox changes efficiently on its own, and there is some hectic shuffling of the gears. On the SE, SEL, or Limited trim levels, front-wheel driving is basic, whereas all drive is available; it is standard on the Calligraphy trim level. A powerful transmission cooler, trailer pre-wiring, and sway control are standard on all Palisades. When coupled with both the dealer-installed trailer hitch, it can pull up to 5000 pounds. At our test track, we drove an all-wheel-drive SEL and found it to be competent, if not remarkable. It was somewhat faster than the Telluride, but not as fast as the Chevrolet Traverse.
Very secure. It received a Top Overall Pick+ award from the IIHS, while the NHTSA gave it five rating overall. Automated emergency stop, rear parking, blind-spot sensors, and active lane management are all standard on the Palisade. Front parking detectors, a surround-view camera setup, a head-up projection, and blind-spot cameras which relay a live image of the vehicle's sidewalls into the gauge cluster are available on most models.
Standard features for driver assistance include: