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Coming into its fourth yr available on the market, Hyundai’s Palisade midsize sport-utility has been enhanced with new exterior styling, up to date inside parts, and a few enhanced expertise.
Hyundai launched its flagship three-row SUV for 2020, that includes seating for seven or eight folks, and loads of cargo area.
For 2023, Hyundai says the Palisade gives “freshened inside and exterior design cues, new infotainment and security options, and superior driver-assistance programs.”
There are 5 trim ranges out there, and every degree is obtainable with front- or all-wheel drive.
Costs start at $35,550 for the bottom SE mannequin with front-wheel drive; HTRAC all-wheel drive provides $1,900, to make it $37,450.
Different fashions, so as, are the SEL ($38,550 FWD, $40,450, AWD); XRT ($40,850, FWD; $42,750, AWD); Restricted ($47,100, FWD; $49,000, AWD); and Calligraphy ($49,500, FWD; $51,400, AWD).
Outdoors, the brand new Palisade comes with new entrance and rear bumper fascia, entrance grille, headlights and daytime operating lights, a multi-spoke alloy wheel design, and auto-dimming outdoors mirrors.
Contained in the cabin, the modifications embrace a brand new instrument panel, steering wheel, seating surfaces and supplies, gauge cluster and audio interface design.
There’s additionally a brand new “ergo-motion” driver’s seat, together with a second-row armrest angle adjuster, heated third-row seats, and, on the top-end Calligraphy mannequin, acoustic-laminated rear door glass.
Different inside options embrace a 12.3-inch navigation/infotainment display with 720p decision; a digital, full-display middle rearview mirror; a WiFi hotspot; a digital key (appropriate with iPhone and Android); new Bluelink options; enhanced USB-C ports (changing USB-A ports) for faster charging; enhanced wi-fi gadget charging (from 5 watts to fifteen watts); and enhanced dynamic voice recognition.
The Palisade’s superior driver-assistance programs embrace Ahead Collision-Avoidance Help, Navigation-based Sensible Cruise Management, Freeway Driving Help, Reverse Parking Collision-Avoidance Help, and Distant Sensible Parking Help.
Amongst passive security options are commonplace rear side-impact air luggage, along with entrance side-impact luggage.
The sturdy Palisade additionally brings distinctive consolation and roominess. When launched for 2020, it changed the Santa Fe XL within the Hyundai lineup, with an all-new SUV chassis.
Our Palisade Calligraphy tester got here with all-wheel drive, with the Sierra Burgundy exterior shade and a black-on-black inside with Nappa leather-based seating surfaces. The check car got here commonplace with a dual-pane sunroof.
We additionally had twin captain’s chairs changing the bench seat within the second row, which gave our car room for simply seven passengers, as an alternative of eight.
Palisade has handy options reminiscent of energy third-row seats and One-Contact second-row seats for many reconfiguration flexibility.
An array of expertise together with seven USB retailers, second-row heated and ventilated seats, and industry-first modern roof-based diffuser vents makes Palisade superb for day by day household use or enjoyable street journeys.
Moreover, the Hyundai SmartSense expertise brings an abundance of normal security options.
The diffuser vents, much like the kind discovered on airplanes, could be centered, partially subtle, or totally subtle, and supply quieter air movement and more-uniform distribution of air.
Driver-selectable Regular, Sport, and Sensible modes present assured management in all climate situations. Snow Mode has particular tuning for snow, to optimize out there traction and driver management.
The AWD system features a locking differential for difficult conditions, and a wider vary of torque distribution variability than many others, tuned to straight-line acceleration, medium- or high-speed cornering, and hill begins.
All Palisades are powered by an Atkinson-cycle 3.8-liter V-6, twin CVVT, direct-injection engine, producing 291 horsepower and 262 foot-pounds of torque – greater than any SUV in its class.
Energy is delivered to the wheels by an eight-speed computerized transmission with Shiftronic paddle shifters for handbook operation. Shift-by-wire expertise (flat buttons for gear choice) frees up area on the middle console and contains computerized park logic that shifts into park when the engine is turned off and the motive force opens the door.
The spacious inside was welcoming and versatile, with one-touch second-row captain’s chairs folding and sliding ahead, permitting quick access to the power-folding/unfolding/reclining third row. Buttons to function the second row are on the seatback prime (additionally a lever on the seat cushion facet) and on the cargo wall together with buttons for the third row.
All rows have USB ports, together with two on the facet of the entrance seatback and two within the pass-through bin below the entrance console, for a complete of seven.
A dialog mirror enabled the motive force to see rear passengers, and a Driver Discuss in-car intercom system allowed the motive force to speak to rear passengers by way of the audio system. A Rear Sleep Mode permits entrance passengers to take heed to audio with the rear audio system muted – in case the youngsters cool down and nap or don’t like your alternative of music.
Seatbelt connection notification to the motive force is energetic in each seating place.
With beneficiant under-hood insulation, particular sound-deadening carpets and powertrain tuning, the cabin was quiet for having fun with dialog or wonderful audio from the Harmon Kardon 630-watt, 12-speaker premium audio, together with SiriusXM.
A category-exclusive Blind View Monitor complemented the usual Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Help, displaying a video feed of blind spots on the left or proper facet of the car on both the left or proper facet of the instrument cluster when a flip sign was activated – a really useful function, particularly round corners. The navigation system supported Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Hyundai Blue Hyperlink Related Automotive System was complimentary for 3 years, with options like Distant Begin with Local weather Management, Distant Door Lock/Unlock, Automotive Finder, Enhanced Roadside Help and Stolen Automobile Restoration, accessed by way of buttons on the rearview mirror; plus MyHyundai.com, Blue Hyperlink smartphone app, Amazon Alexa Blue Hyperlink talent and Blue Hyperlink Google Assistant app. Some options can be found by a smartwatch app.
Rear Cross-Site visitors Collision Avoidance Help, Excessive Beam Help, Driver Consideration Warning, and Protected Exit Help have been commonplace. Protected Exit detects site visitors approaching from the rear and cautions the motive force when passengers try and open the door, utilizing visible and audio warnings. The motive force can not deactivate the digital Youngster Security Lock or unlock the rear doorways till the street is obvious.
Rear Occupant Alert displays the rear seat with an ultrasonic sensor to detect the motion of youngsters or pets. The motive force will get an alert within the message middle when the car is turned off. If the motive force leaves and locks the car, the horn will honk, and a Blue Hyperlink alert will likely be despatched to a related smartphone. Apart from stopping kids or pets being left behind, the system can even assist in case kids by accident lock themselves in.
Palisade’s inflexible construction with superior high-strength metal in key areas is lighter and stronger for extra occupant safety.
Our Palisade was handsome inside and outside, very comfy for a protracted street journey, versatile – a lot of storage, together with 16 cupholders, and mini pockets on the entrance seatbacks for digital units, and a number of cargo/passenger configurations.
It was enjoyable to drive, and surprisingly economical for a seven-passenger car.
EPA mileage scores on our all-wheel-drive Calligraphy mannequin have been 19 mpg metropolis/25 freeway/21 mixed. We averaged 22.4 mpg, driving largely on the town and native interstates.
Carpeted ground mats ($215) have been the one extras on our tester.
With a base worth of $51,400, $1,335 freight, and the ground mats, whole sticker worth of our 2023 Palisade Calligraphy AWD was $52,950.
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2023 Hyundai Palisade