Those looking for a sleek and spacious SUV need to check out the 2020 Hyundai Palisade. With three comfortable rows that can seat 8, it’s one of the most spacious family-sized SUVs on the market. But that’s not all Hyundai offers with this vehicle. The Palisade also possesses superior ride quality, luxurious finishes, simple yet elegant controls, and a myriad of safety features. All in all, the three-row Hyundai Palisade is sure to turn heads and leave fans and prospective buyers alike speechless.
Everything, of course, is powered by a roaring engine…
The Hyundai Palisade is powered by an impressive 3.8L V6 engine, which produces 291HP. This engine comes coupled to an 8-speed automatic transmission with the option of manual shifting from wheel-mounted paddles. This transmission option, however, is the only one available for all the trim levels of the Palisade. Now, the base model features front-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is available as well.
So, what can this SUV do with all that power and precision?…
The 2020 Palisade can tow 5,000 pounds after being equipped with a trailer hitch, an impressive feat for a vehicle in this class. Other performance features include a transmission cooler, sway control, and, on the Palisade Limited edition, self-leveling rear suspension. Most exciting of all, Palisade can quickly go from zero to 60mph in 6.9 seconds, making it an incredibly quick SUV.
Of course, the interior is as equally as impressive…
The Palisade has an extremely spacious interior, making it the perfect family vehicle. All models have a power-sliding second row that makes the last row more easily accessible. With all three rows in place, the Hyundai Palisade is capable of holding 18 cubic feet of cargo in its spacious trunk. This space grows to 46 cubic feet with the rear row folded, and 86 cubic feet with both the middle and back row folded.
This spacious interior features a host of creature comforts that everyone inside can enjoy…
The Palisade features an 8.0-inch infotainment system that has Android Auto and Android CarPlay. Upgrading to the SEL and Limited trim levels gives drivers a 10.3-inch touchscreen. No one will have to be left unconnected, either, as this SUV comes with plenty of USB ports in higher trim levels. But it’s not just techie features that everyone can enjoy; this high-class SUV also comes with optional quilted Nappa leather seating, wrapping everyone in comfort and style. Throw in the optional dual sunroof, and the result is a luxurious cabin.
Upping the trim levels, of course, only ups the cabin’s luxurious appeal…
Top-Notch Trims with Top-Notch Features
Higher trim levels mean more creature comforts. The SEL trim features a wireless phone charger, 20-inch wheels, parking sensors, load-leveling rear suspension, a power-operated back door, and keyless ignition. The highest trim level, the Palisade Limited, goes above and beyond in terms of features. It has all the features mentioned above, then adds heated and cooled seats, Nappa leather, Harman Kardon audio, an automatic speed limiter for freeway traveling, and seven USB ports for all three rows.
This impressive interior is naturally matched by a top-notch exterior…
The 2020 Palisade signals the beginning of a brand-new era in design at Hyundai. The front grille is broad and distinctive, with a honeycomb pattern framed by durable silver-colored plastic. This same look is replicated in the rear with a large block Palisade badge spanning the lift-gate above the rear bumper and an exposed exhaust. The LED headlights are positioned in pushing away from the grille, giving the vehicle a stylistic look.
So, just how does this SUV perform in terms of fuel efficiency?…
Decent Fuel Economy
In terms of fuel efficiency, this SUV performs decently. The front-wheel-drive models’ are rated at an impressive 19mpg in the city, 26mpg on the highway, and 22mpg combined. All-wheel-drive drops the fuel economy slightly to 19mpg in the city, 24mpg on the highway, and 21mpg combined.
Perhaps the most impressive offerings of the 2020 Palisade, though, are the safety features…
This vehicle comes with a myriad of safety features and earns top scores in crash testing conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Specifically, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade earned top points in their crash protection tests as well as a superior rating for its automatic emergency braking. All Hyundai Palisades come with standard rear-parking sensors, automatic emergency braking, and active lane control, among other dynamic safety features. Higher trim levels have more advanced safety features like surround-view camera system, blind-spot monitors, front parking sensors, and a heads-up display.
The 2020 Hyundai Palisade is an excellent choice in its class. The price tag is extremely attractive, especially given it wealth of features. All in all, for a mid-sized SUV, the Palisade stands out in its class in terms of personality, performance, and value.
All Palisades come covered by Hyundai’s comprehensive 5-year or 60,000-mile warranty. The icing on the cake is a lucrative 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.