The new 2020 Hyundai Palisade is a brand new mid-sized utility with upscale design both inside and outside and at a great price. In addition to replacing that of the Santa Fe XL in the Hyundai lineup, the Palisade has the distinction of being the flagship SUV from Hyundai. It comes with three rows and it is the Palisade can be set up for up to eight persons. In typical Hyundai style the Palisade comes with a wide array of standard features for an unbeatable cost.
With its striking design on the outside and a classy interior The 2020 Hyundai Palisade is an important contender in the mid-size SUV category. With features like fast touchscreens as well as utility with the help of three-row seating The Palisade is definitely worth taking a look at.
Trims and Pricing
Hyundai has its Palisade with three different trims: SE Limited, and SEL.
The basic model Palisade SE comes generously equipped. It is equipped with alloy wheels of 18 inches and has automatic headlights with projector beams. LED daytime running lamps are included, along with doors with body-colored handles and a grille that is painted. Inside interior, the model comes equipped with a second-row bench seat which reclines and folds and third-row bench seats that have 60/40 split. Underfloor storage is standard, as are air conditioning as well as a pivot-and-telescoping steering wheel.
On the technology front the models all come with Bluetooth connectivity to allow hands-free calls. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration is also available as is an 8.2-inch display. Additionally, the Palisade SE comes with driver-assistance features such as adaptive cruise control forward collision mitigation that includes sensors for pedestrian detection and lane keeping aid as well as rear parking sensors, and Drowsy-Driver monitoring. The price starts around $31,500.
The next option is the PalisadeSEL, that starts at around $33,500. This model includes features such as welcome lighting for the door’s exterior handles as well as side mirrors that have integrated turn signals that are LED. Chrome handles for the exterior doors are standard, as is a an elegant chrome-finished grille. The heated front seats are standard inside the cabin, along with the second row of captain’s chairs as well as an ergonomically wrapped steering wheel. Dual-zone climate control is designed to maintain a comfortable temperature for the passengers. A blind-spot alert system is standard.
The Limited Palisade is the top trim level. It features LED taillights and headlights, and also approaches lighting for the side mirrors. A dual sunroof and hands-free liftgate are standard as are rain-sensing windshield wipers and an antenna with shark fins. Its Palisade Limited features an eight-way driver’s seat that is adjustable and has integrated memory systems. Ventilated frontand second row seats are standard, and are coupled with a folding third row. An heated steering wheel helps keep hands of the driver warm on cold winter days.
In terms of technology The Limited trim comes with an integrated navigation system as well as the 10.25-inch touchscreen, and 12 speakers Harman Kardon stereo. The Limited includes front parking sensors as well as a head-up display as well as wireless charging for devices and the surround-view camera. The price starts at $44,500.
The available options include an ordinary sunroof, as well as an LCD multi-information display of 7 inches at an additional cost.
Engine and Performance
A 3.8-liter V6 engine powers every 2020 Hyundai Palisade SUVs. The engine produces the equivalent of 291 horsepower as well as 262 pounds-feet of torque. It’s connected to an eight-speed automated transmission. It’s standard to have front wheel drive on all models, however all-wheel drive is offered to those who require additional grip in snow and rain.
As per the EPA The 2020 Hyundai Palisade can achieve a fuel efficiency that can reach 19/26 mpg highway/city. The SUV can carry up to 5,000 pounds of towing.
With the bench seat that comes standard in the second row The Palisade can accommodate eight people, and captain’s chairs for the second row limit the number of passengers to seven however they provide more space for each individual. The design of the cabin is modern and futuristic, featuring floating touchscreens hovering over the central stack.
The Palisade offers an 18-cubic foot storage space on the left side of the row, and 45.8 cubic feet on the other row. By folding the third and second rows down will give you 86.4 cubic feet cargo capacity.
Cloth upholstery is available in SE as well as SEL models The Palisade Limited comes with leather seats. The upgraded Nappa leather seats are available on the SEL model.