The Palisade may not offer many options—packages are the way to gain features, take them all or leave them—but it runs the table on features. For its warranty, value, infotainment, and standard gear, we give it a 9.
Whether it’s a Palisade SE, SEL, Limited, or Calligraphy, Hyundai’s largest crossover comes with active safety features, an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, 18-inch wheels, eight-passenger seating, cloth upholstery, and front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive costs less than $2,000 extra. LED headlights now are standard in 2021, as is wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Drivers can project their voices through the speakers to third-row kids—or shut off speakers to the rear seats for quiet time.
Our pick, the Palisade SEL, gets keyless start, second-row captain’s chairs, and blind-spot monitors. Option bundles pack on 20-inch wheels, parking sensors, a power tailgate, wireless smartphone charging, leather upholstery, a dual-pane sunroof, power-fold second- and third-row seats, and a 10.3-inch touchscreen with navigation.
The Palisade Limited costs more than $45,000 and adds to that heated and cooled first- and second-row seats, nappa leather, a surround-view camera system, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, and a head-up display. Beyond that, a Calligraphy edition gains all-wheel drive, 20-inch wheels, quilted leather seats, and a sueded headliner for $48,890 all-in with standard all-wheel drive.
All Palisades are covered by Hyundai’s 5-year/60,000-mile comprehensive warranty, which is generous among competitors, and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.
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