The New 2020 Hyundai Palisade: The Complete Guide

If you're looking for ample seating space and a comfortable ride, check out the New 2020 Hyundai Palisade. It's a sleek mid-size SUV with a long list of high-tech safety features that come standard. It also offers above-average reliability ratings for its class.

The Palisade is also surprisingly affordable, especially when you consider the available incentives.
Keep reading for a guide to Hyundai's new Palisade. We'll give you an overview of its specs and performance, interior styling, infotainment, safety features, and trim levels.

Impressive Specs and Performance
Hyundai Palisade specs and performance earned it the number two spot on the 2020 U.S. News Best Car Rankings. Powered by a 3.8-liter V-6 engine and an 8-speed automatic transmission with 291-hp, the Palisade can run on the front or all four wheels, depending on your drive. Its transmission is up to any challenge with five drive modes: Comfort, Eco, Sport, Snow, and Smart. During climbs or descents, you can change gears with the steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The available AWD that splits torque front to back helps the Palisade confidently drive up snowy driveways or dusty roads.

One of the most notable factors is its cushy ride made possible by standard 18-inch soft tires. But don't worry, the 20-inch tires on the SEL are just as forgiving. The gas mileage is typical for a mid-size SUV. You'll get 19 mph driving in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. 

High-Quality Interior
If you're searching for a usable third-row, the Palisade is an excellent pick. The Hyundai Palisade interior isn't as roomy as a minivan, but its third-row seat is easily accessible thanks to one-touch power access. Depending on the trim, it can seat seven or eight people. The 2020 Hyundai Palisade configurations for the second row include a bench seat or a set of captain's chairs. 

Your passengers will be comfortable in the back with rear air vents with second-row climate control. The rear seats are also power-folding, heated, and ventilated. The high-quality interior with luxurious, soft-touch materials rivals premium brands. You'll also find several clever touches, such as cup holders that recess to expand the available center console storage space.

Modern Infotainment
Every trim level of the Palisade is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible. Each comes with enough USB ports to accommodate passengers throughout the cabin. 

You'll find an assortment of modern features such as user-friendly 8- and 10.25 touch screens that have crips displays. Upper trims feature the ability to connect two phones at one time. This feature makes it possible to control the audio system with one and takes calls from the other. There are also lesser-known premium features such as Quiet Mode that allows you to mute the rear speakers for passengers and a car intercom.

The 2020 Hyundai Palisade earned the Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick+ award. This designation is the highest available safety rating. The Palisade also earned the top score of "Good" in all crash tests and the highest rating of "Superior" for its effective forward collision prevention features. You'll feel safe in this SUV. Why? There is forward automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, a rear occupant alert, lane keep assist, pedestrian detection, driver attention monitoring, and Smart Crusie Control. 

The mid- and upper-trims' have features that can compete with luxury brands. These features include a Safe Exit system that alerts passengers of oncoming traffic as they exit the vehicle. There's also Highway Drive Assist mode that combines lane-centering with Smart Cruise Control for a save drive. Additional safety features include automatic high-beam headlights, blind-spot monitoring, rain-sensing windshield wipers, rear cross-traffic alert, a head-up display, and a surround-view parking camera. 

2020 Hyundai Palisade Trim Levels
The Hyundai Palisade is available in three trim levels. These are the SE, SEL, and Limited. Each comes with a 3.8-liter V6 engine and an automatic transmission. While front-wheel-drive is standard, the HTRAC all-wheel-drive system is also available.

The base SE trim comes with cloth upholstery, eight seats, 18" alloy wheels, and a six-way manually adjustable driver's seat. Standard technology includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, five USB ports between the first two rows, and Bluetooth capability. 

Every Palisade comes standard with adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, forward automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane centering assist, and a rear occupant alert. It's also equipped with a rearview camera and rear parking sensors.

The SEL comes standard with captain's chairs in the second row, seating seven. You can change the configuration to seat eight with a second-row bench seat at no additional cost. 

You'll find standard features, plus:
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Proximity keyless entry and push-button start
  • Eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat with two-way lumbar adjustments
Available features include rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, the Safe Exit assist system, and automatic high-beam headlights.

The Limited is the highest Palisade trim level and includes the Premium, Convenience, and Drive Guidance packages. These packages include features such as power-folding third-row seats, navigation, the Driver Talk in-car intercom, and auto-leveling rear suspension.

Several features come standard on this trim level, including:
  • Dual-pane sunroof
  • 12-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound system
  • Puddle lights
  • Ambient lighting
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Surround-view parking camera
  • Head-up display
  • Blindspot camera

Ready for a Test Drive?
The 2020 Hyundai Palisade has a welcoming interior, easy-to-use technology, and an excellent safety score. All of this easily makes it the best mid-size SUV for your money. If you're looking for a vehicle with these attributes, this is it. 

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