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Here is what Hyundai’s best SUV Palisade offers

As the auto industry becomes chicer and comes with amazing innovative designs, Hyundai has really pushed the envelope with its luxury-laden and strongly built 7-seater Palisade. The family-sized SUV covers everything from luxury to being amongst the safest in its class.

Hyundai’s 2021 Palisade is a much-talked-about SUV with a very chic look on the outside and a tech-filled near-luxury experience on the inside.

The review at motortrend mentions Palisade saying, “Sumptuous appointments and generous amounts of convenience features (especially on higher trims) distinguish the Palisade as a more luxury-oriented family SUV.”

Although it is not available in the Pakistani market, it would be a good introduction to the market if it comes, so let us discuss what makes it such a unique SUV.


The 2021 Hyundai Palisade comes fitted with a 3.8-liter V-6 engine that produces 291 horsepower and offers 262 lb-ft of torque. The SUV comes with 8-speed automatic transmission.

Hyundai Palisade Engline
Source: Hotcars.com

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the fuel economy ratings are 19/26 mpg city/highway in Front-Wheel-Drive mode and 19/24 mpg with All-Wheel-Drive, motortrend reported.

The SUV sits on the same platform as its cousin KIA Telluride and competes with other vehicles like Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander.

It is worth mentioning that four trims are available namely the SE, Limited, SEL, and newly added Calligraphy.


On the exterior, SUV features an oversized grille paired with sleek LED headlights. Its front fascia blends perfectly with the grille and headlight treatment to create an almost mean-looking grimace, declaring the undeniable statement that the SUV is just as athletic as it appears.

It measures a height of 68.9 inches, length of 196.1 inches, with a curb weight of 4387 pounds. SUV runs of 20-inch wheels, and on the top, it has a Dual Moonroof.


There is one thing all car blogs had to say about the SUV, and that was that the interior shows the build quality of the vehicle.

In a Hyundai Palisade, there’s enough room for everyone. The 3-row seater can comfortably accommodate up to eight people. The SUV offers 18.0 cubic ft space behind the third row, 45.8 cubic ft behind the second, and 86.4 cubic ft with all the gears folded down.

Hyundai Palisade Interior
Source: Don North Valley Hyundai

Some standard comforting features include Adaptive Cruise Control, Electric Power Steering, Front And Rear Door Pockets, Front And Rear Parking Sensors, Front Seatback Storage, Front, Rear And 3rd Row Cupholders, Front, Side, And Rear View Camera, Keyless Ignition, Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry, Tilt And Telescopic Steering Wheel.

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Additionally, the standard trims offer Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.), Transmission, Cruise and Audio Controls On Steering Wheel, Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror, Heated Steering Wheel, Interior Air Filtration, Leather Steering Wheel, Turn Signal In Mirrors, Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors, and Three Zone Climate Control.

In the interior, the Calligraphy brings the greatest luxury with the perforated leather steering wheel, a microfiber suede headliner, quilted leather door panels, and a cargo sill protection plate.


In the infotainment section, the car comes with 12 total speakers, a 630 Watts Stereo output, Harman/Kardon premium brand speakers (Limited and Calligraphy trims), satellite radio, Surround Audio, among others.

Hyundai’s user-friendly infotainment system remains easy to use. Even with the optional 10.3-inch touchscreen, you can learn how to effectively use the whole interface in a short time. It features wireless Apple car play, an 8-inch touchscreen, Android Auto, and Bluetooth, which can pair two devices simultaneously.

Palisade Infotainment system
Source: TopSpeed, 2020

The vehicle is also equipped with a sleep mode system that quiets the rears whiles allowing the driver to listen to music.

In the Calligraphy trim, there is a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster that varies its graphics when switching between Sport and Comfort drive modes, and each side switches to a live video-feed blind-spot view monitor when signaling for a turn, motortrend wrote.


Safety, as already mentioned, is the foremost feature of the SUV. According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) safety rating of 5/5, the Palisade ranked among the safest SUVs in 2021.

Palisade Crash test pic
Source: Hotcars

The safety-packed SUV bags forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assist with centering function, rear cross-traffic alert, front and rear automatic emergency braking, driver attention warning, automatic high beams, and adaptive cruise control, as the standard safety features.

Palisade also has airbags for the driver and front passenger and left and right curtains for all occupants, bringing the number to a total of six airbags.

The amazing Safe Exit Assist enables the child lock to keep passengers from falling out once it senses a vehicle approaching from the rear.

Highway Driving Assist, which enhances lane centering and steering assistance when adaptive cruise control is active, is optional on the SEL grade and standard on the Limited and Calligraphy, motortrend revealed.


The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price for the vehicle is $32,675, but the market price is $36,011 for the lowest trim SE FWD.

The highest trim, Calligraphy AWD, the fair market price in the US is $52,196, while the MSRP is $47,900.

Although it is not available in Pakistan, the lowest trim would start at PKR54 lac, and the highest trim would cost PKR78 lac.

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Note: These prices are calculated using a simple USD-PKR exchange rate, without including imported duty, and are unofficial.