The 2023 Hyundai Palisade three-row SUV is powered by a responsive Atkinson-cycle 291 horsepower 3.8-liter V6, dual CVVT, direct-injected engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with a multi-plate torque converter and offers both two-wheel and HTRAC® four-wheel-drive configurations. The Palisade is loaded with features including turn signal, front and rear cameras along with an overhead view monitor. The streamlined, non-distracting driver and center display is simple and easy to read. Second and third row passengers get pampered with reclining and heated seats. The ride is smooth, cabin is quiet and roomy. A key feature is the legroom trade off between second and third row passengers.
The list of safety features is long: Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Safe Exit Assist, Driver Attention Warning, High Beam Assist, Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control, Lane Following Assist, Highway Driving Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, Reverse Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist and Remote Smart Parking Assist.
The Palisade looks like a large SUV but doesn't feel like it behind the wheel as this test drive review reveals. Pricing starts at $37,235 with this Canadian Urban Edition in the mid-$50,000 range.