Hyundai Palisade

The Hyundai Palisade is one of the best three-row crossover SUVs on the market, featuring a surprising amount of space, style, and features for the price. No wonder it’s been a hit ever since it first appeared in 2020 as an all-new model.

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The Hyundai Palisade is one of the best three-row crossover SUVs on the market, featuring a surprising amount of space, style, and features for the price. No wonder it’s been a hit ever since it first appeared in 2020 as an all-new model.

The Palisade features a 291-horsepower V6 under the hood. Routing power through an eight-speed automatic transmission, it provides ample acceleration as well as a refined feel. Smoothness continues as a theme for the suspension, which soaks up bumps nicely but lacks much in the way of driver engagement.

Inside the cabin, the Palisade looks and feels like a model that costs far more. Even on the base model, amenities are plentiful, and materials are mostly upscale. Standard features include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control. Upgrade opportunities abound, including available heated and ventilated front seats, a hands-free liftgate, and a dual-pane sunroof. The cabin is also one of the roomiest in this class, with a third row that even six-footers can sit in without complaint.

On the downside, some owners have complained about wind noise intruding at highway speeds. Hyundai has acknowledged the problem and issued a related technical service bulletin, meaning that affected vehicles can have it fixed free of charge, as long as they’re still under warranty.

Fortunately, the Palisade comes with Hyundai’s class-leading factory warranty, which provides full coverage for five years or 60,000 miles and powertrain coverage for 10 years or 100,000 miles.

Hyundai Palisade Model Lineup

The Palisade is a midsize crossover SUV that seats seven or eight, depending on the configuration. The three-row family hauler is Hyundai’s largest SUV, measuring some eight inches longer than the next size down, the Santa Fe. It replaced the Santa Fe XL, which was discontinued in 2019. The Palisade shares a platform and some mechanical features with the Kia Telluride, which is made by Hyundai’s South Korean sister company.

Trims on the Palisade range from the relatively well-equipped base SE to the posh Calligraphy, which adds a host of luxury features and appointments. It comes standard with a conventional gasoline engine powering the front wheels. All-wheel drive is available. However, Hyundai does not yet offer the Palisade with a hybrid or electric powertrain.

Hyundai Palisade Owner Reviews

Average Rating for 2020

4.3

385 verified owner reviews

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Top 2020 Reviews

Joni H. from TX

Verified Owner · Dec, 2020

2020 Hyundai Palisade FWD

5.0

I love my Palisade. It outshines many of its higher priced competitors and is fun to drive.

James F. from FL

Verified Owner · Dec, 2020

2020 Hyundai Palisade AWD

5.0

Awesome car.

Dave L. from FL

Verified Owner · Dec, 2020

2020 Hyundai Palisade FWD

4.0

Overall an excellent vehicle with excellent features. Some concerns I have are; quality of the exterior trim which shows finger prints and water spots, CarPlay integration is an issue (Waze display will lag up to 10 seconds causing issues following directions), Navigation system is lacking and has miss guided me on a number of occasions.

Page E. from CT

Verified Owner · Dec, 2020

2020 Hyundai Palisade AWD

5.0

love this car everything I wanted and more very dependable great gas mileage and comfortable1

Chris K. from NY

Verified Owner · Dec, 2020

2020 Hyundai Palisade AWD

5.0

It's the perfect vehicle. You don't ever need anything else. Comfy, fast, amazing tech, beautiful.

Maria A. from KS

Verified Owner · Nov, 2020

2020 Hyundai Palisade FWD

5.0

safety features is well thought, gas saving , luxurious look but affordable

Ramon S. from AL

Verified Owner · Nov, 2020

2020 Hyundai Palisade FWD

5.0

The Palisade is an excellent vehicle and the warranty is superior to others.

Edward C. from IL

Verified Owner · Nov, 2020

2020 Hyundai Palisade AWD

3.0

For the price the Hyundai palisade is an exceptional vehicle. And the warrantee Hyundai offers made the vehicle more appealing than other vehicles and it's class. I do find the engine noisy and the transmission does not shift smoothly.

Lauren N. from FL

Verified Owner · Nov, 2020

2020 Hyundai Palisade FWD

4.0

Great vehicle. Great options. Affordable.

Jaime T. from IN

Verified Owner · Nov, 2020

2020 Hyundai Palisade AWD

5.0

This is the first Hyundai we have ever purchased and have been very pleased! The Palisade offered so many options and technological advances that I didn't know even existed but love! While it is considered a luxury vehicle, it was about the same price as my previous SUV but with tons of extras!