July 2, 2019
Hyundai is going all in on the SUV market. For 2020, the automaker is bringing out the Palisade. With three rows of seats, the Palisade will be Hyundai’s largest SUV. It features distinctive, and attractive, styling that consists of a stout front end that’s framed by large lights. The combination gives the SUV a look that’s upscale and unique, not unlike the large Infiniti SUV.
According to reports, the vehicle will replace the mid-size three-row Santa Fe. Starting at around $32,500, the Palisade is an affordable addition to this segment. It is also well-equipped since even the base model will come with features like adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and automatic emergency braking. Those who spring for the Limited edition will enjoy luxury features like leather upholstery, power-folding seats, and a 10.3-inch infotainment system. The Limited also comes with a 12-speaker Harman/Kardon audio system. Ventilated seats are an available option as is Nappa leather.
Consumers can get the Palisade with an intercom system, one that makes it easy for the driver to speak to the second- and third-row passengers. It also comes with Rear Sleep Mode technology. This allows the driver to listen to the audio system without the sound coming out of the rear speakers.
The 2020 Hyundai Palisade comes with many of the same features as the Kia Telluride such as the powertrain. The car company is equipping the vehicle with a 3.8-liter V6 engine, one that produces 291 horsepower. Front-wheel drive will be the standard offering while all-wheel drive is optional with every trim level.
When rated for drive quality, reviewers noted that the Palisade offered a ride that felt firm but organic. The steering is perfectly weighted and precise. A big, heavy SUV, the Palisade manages its weight and size well with steady responses to the actions of the driver, making the vehicle easy to handle. Along with its impressive ride quality, the Palisade also features plenty of space for cargo and passengers.
Three inches longer than the Santa Fe and with four more inches between the front wheels and the rear ones, the Palisade gives consumers more space. This is especially true for the second and third-row passengers. Those who buy the SUV with the standard second-row bench will be able to carry eight people comfortably. Consumers who opt for the second-row captain’s chairs will have enough space to transport seven people. To make getting in and out of the back rows easy, Hyundai added a one-touch system, one that shifts the second row forward, providing access to the third row. Power-folding third-row seats are an optional amenity that makes reaching the cargo area easier.
Consumers who are shopping for a larger SUV that doesn’t feel that large to drive will want to take a look at the 2020 Hyundai Palisade. With plenty of space for people and cargo, the Palisade may be the perfect vehicle.