2023 Hyundai Palisade

2023 Palisade Photos
 Editors' Pick
Autoblog Rating
8

Hyundai hit a homerun with the Palisade, and the first update only improves the SUV. It's loaded full of great tech, excellent materials and is hugely spacious. A more powerful engine would be nice, but nothing else is missing from this three-row family crossover.

Industry
9
Pros: Premium interior; more passenger and cargo space than many rivals; great tech; comfy to drive Cons: Styling went backwards for 2023; no hybrid or PHEV option The 2023 Hyundai Palisade is freshened up this year with a new look and more features, but our opinion about it remains the same. Minus the Kia Telluride, the Palisade is our favorite three-row SUV. And yes, it’s one of our top-recommended SUVs, but beyond all of us editors liking it so much, one of us put his money where our mouths are and bought one after living in and loving our long-term Palisade so much. The increasingly great combo of tech, refinement, spaciousness and design makes it an easy winner in our book. Of course, the the Palisade’s Telluride platform mate is similarly enticing, and we like its design even more. However, our current car market with shortages everywhere has made the ultra-popular Telluride much more difficult to buy than a Palisade, making the Hyundai a perfect fallback. The one downside to the Palisade versus some of its competitors is the lack of a hybrid powertrain. A Toyota Highlander and Kia Sorento can be bought with fuel efficient hybrid setups, but the admittedly larger Palisade mushes on with its naturally aspirated V6 as the only engine option. Even with this omission, the Palisade is tough to say no to, as it punches far above its price bracket. A fully-loaded Calligraphy is verging on a luxury car inside, and it’s just barely cresting the $50,000 mark. You get a whole lot for your money here, and we can’t recommend the updated Palisade enough if you’re shopping for a three-row SUV. Interior & Technology   |   Passenger & Cargo Space   |   Performance & Fuel Economy What it's like to drive   |   Pricing & Trim Levels   |   Crash Ratings & Safety Features What's new for 2023? The Palisade gets its mid-cycle refresh for 2023, meaning that there’s a whole lot new this year. It gets a revised grille, bumpers and headlights. The interior features a new dash design with updated screens and a smattering of new technology. There’s also a new XRT trim that features a blacked-out grille, glossy black trim and roof bars. To get the full low-down on everything new for 2023, make sure you check out our first drive. What are the Palisade’s interior and in-car technology like? The Palisade boasts a uniquely elegant cabin highlighted by a wide, Mercedes-like infotainment panel, distinctive trim types and a center console that rises to meet the dash, leaving extra storage underneath. It's both attractive and functional, and it can provide quite the "wow" moment if you've just come from test driving a Honda Pilot or Subaru Ascent – competitors that are well constructed but score a zero in charisma. The Palisade's quality is also shockingly good, inching awfully close to genuine luxury territory (The Calligraphy is the best example of this near-luxury experience). Every Palisade comes standard with an 12.3-inch touchscreen with navigation that's easy …
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Pros: Premium interior; more passenger and cargo space than many rivals; great tech; comfy to drive Cons: Styling went backwards for 2023; no hybrid or PHEV option The 2023 Hyundai Palisade is freshened up this year with a new look and more features, but our opinion about it remains the same. Minus the Kia Telluride, the Palisade is our favorite three-row SUV. And yes, it’s one of our top-recommended SUVs, but beyond all of us editors liking it so much, one of us put his money where our mouths are and bought one after living in and loving our long-term Palisade so much. The increasingly great combo of tech, refinement, spaciousness and design makes it an easy winner in our book. Of course, the the Palisade’s Telluride platform mate is similarly enticing, and we like its design even more. However, our current car market with shortages everywhere has made the ultra-popular Telluride much more difficult to buy than a Palisade, making the Hyundai a perfect fallback. The one downside to the Palisade versus some of its competitors is the lack of a hybrid powertrain. A Toyota Highlander and Kia Sorento can be bought with fuel efficient hybrid setups, but the admittedly larger Palisade mushes on with its naturally aspirated V6 as the only engine option. Even with this omission, the Palisade is tough to say no to, as it punches far above its price bracket. A fully-loaded Calligraphy is verging on a luxury car inside, and it’s just barely cresting the $50,000 mark. You get a whole lot for your money here, and we can’t recommend the updated Palisade enough if you’re shopping for a three-row SUV. Interior & Technology   |   Passenger & Cargo Space   |   Performance & Fuel Economy What it's like to drive   |   Pricing & Trim Levels   |   Crash Ratings & Safety Features What's new for 2023? The Palisade gets its mid-cycle refresh for 2023, meaning that there’s a whole lot new this year. It gets a revised grille, bumpers and headlights. The interior features a new dash design with updated screens and a smattering of new technology. There’s also a new XRT trim that features a blacked-out grille, glossy black trim and roof bars. To get the full low-down on everything new for 2023, make sure you check out our first drive. What are the Palisade’s interior and in-car technology like? The Palisade boasts a uniquely elegant cabin highlighted by a wide, Mercedes-like infotainment panel, distinctive trim types and a center console that rises to meet the dash, leaving extra storage underneath. It's both attractive and functional, and it can provide quite the "wow" moment if you've just come from test driving a Honda Pilot or Subaru Ascent – competitors that are well constructed but score a zero in charisma. The Palisade's quality is also shockingly good, inching awfully close to genuine luxury territory (The Calligraphy is the best example of this near-luxury experience). Every Palisade comes standard with an 12.3-inch touchscreen with navigation that's easy …
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Retail Price

$35,900 - $51,750 MSRP / Window Sticker Price
Engine 3.8L V-6
MPG Up to 19 city / 27 highway
Seating 8 Passengers
Transmission 8-spd w/OD
Power 291 @ 6000 rpm
Drivetrain HTRAC all wheel, front-wheel
Curb Weight 4,171 - 4,506 lbs
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