2023 Hyundai Palisade is finally here, and it offers a high-class cabin, buttery smooth ride, and space for the whole family. This makes it easy, to debate why the Palisade has been the hottest seller of Hyundai. The South Korean Marque’s largest SUV runs the gamut from its value-oriented base model to the swagger Calligraphy model that does its best, to provide the same ambiance as a Genesis GV80. Powered by a 3.8-liter V6 engine lies under the Palisade’s hood and produces a smoothed 291-hp via an eight-speed automatic transmission. Many connectivity and technology features are standard across the lineup. While top models get luxuries such as panoramic sunroof, in-dash navigation, and quilted leather upholstery. It doesn’t matter which trim is being chosen, the SUV’s cabin is spacious, and a comfortable place for the whole family.
A well-deserved facelift for the 2023 model year gives the Palisade a more muscular and squarish appearance. The new look is further enhanced by updated wheel designs and the cabin has received some new features as well. The new instrument panel has a higher-res 12.0-inch infotainment display, redesigned steering wheel, and updated upholstery options. New features include a Wi-Fi hotspot, heated third-row seats, and a massaging driver’s seat. Also, a rugged XRT model joins the lineup and sports 20-inch wheels, blacked-out exterior trim, and other design flourishes.
Engine & Performance
The Luxury SUV is powered by a 3.8-liter V6 mated with an eight-speed automatic transmission as standard. The engine’s 291-hp juice provides enough acceleration for a vehicle like this. The transmission can also be manually shifted via steering-wheel-mounted paddles. The gearbox shifts smoothly, but there’s some rowdy shuffling of the ratios when climbing hills. FWD is standard, while AWD is optional on SE, SEL, and Limited trim levels.
However, it’s standard in the range-topping Calligraphy. All Palisade models come standard with a transmission cooler and trailer pre-wiring and sway control. The Palisade’s ride is smooth and the cabin is quiet, and it can easily handle some light off-roading as well but is not suitable for the urban jungle. On testing, the Palisade went from 0-60 mph in 6.9 seconds, and it took 182 feet to stop from 70 mph.
|2023 Hyundai Palisade Mileage||City||Highway|
|FWD||19 mpg||26 mpg|
|AWD||19 mpg||24 mpg|
As per the EPA, the FWD Palisade achieved a rating of 19 mpg city and 26 mpg highway. When equipped with AWD, the Palisade is rated at 19 city and 24 mpg highway. While, in real-world testing, the AWD SEL model managed just 23 mpg, compared to its 24-mpg rating.
Dimensions & Airbags
|2023 Hyundai Palisade Dimensions|
|Cargo Volume||18 ft3|
The tech section features a 12.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration. Also, in-dash navigation, SiriusXM satellite radio, and Bluetooth connectivity are standard on all trims. Up to seven USB ports are available and two Bluetooth devices can be connected simultaneously. When equipped with Hyundai’s Blue Link app service, the Palisade can be locked, unlocked, and started remotely through Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
|2023 Hyundai Palisade Trims||Price (USD)|
The XRT model is a new member of the lineup this year, but our recommended Palisade would be the midrange SEL with the Premium package. This adds many techs and luxury features including the larger infotainment screen, in-dash navigation, and Hyundai’s most advanced driver-assistance features.
Specifications & Top-Speed
|2023 Hyundai Palisade Specifications||Specs|
|0-60 MPH||6.8–6.9 sec|
|1/4 Mile||15.1–15.2 sec|
|Top Speed||132 mph|