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Roomy midsize SUV with smooth rides

Price From $36,885 – To $50,835

by | Mar 6, 2023


Hyundai Palisade first came into the market back in 2018, and this midsize SUV has become a favorite among SUV enthusiasts ever since for all the good reasons. For this year, Palisade has got a design upgrade, and a brand-new XRT trim is also here to please customers who enjoy driving cars with a rugged styling. There are also some notable technical upgrades in the 2023 model, including improved shock absorption and sound absorption. 

In this 2023 Hyundai Palisade review, we are going to dive deep into this midsize SUV’s engine, performance, interior, comfort, styling, safety features, pricing, and more, to help you decide if this one is the right choice for you.

Spacious cabin with ample headroom and legroom across all rows
Comfortable ride experience
Plenty of driver-assist and safety features available as standard
Doesn’t offer electrification, despite coming with a hefty price tag
Handling could have been far more refined
While driving though highways, loud wind noise is prominent

Performance, Engine, and Comfort


There is very little to complain in terms of engine and performance, the safety and driver-assist features are numerous, the interior is well-equipped and comfortable,the storage area is spacious—in short, the 2023 Palisade is a great choice for a three-row midsize SUV.

Engine & Performance


The vehicle comes with a powerful engine that makes your journeys memorable on all road conditions, be it on-road or off-road.


The vehicle is powered by a 3.8-liter V-6 engine producing 291 hp @ 6000 rpm and 262 lb-feet of torque @ 5200 rpm. This is the only engine option for this lineup.


The engine is paired with 8-speed automatic transmission, but you can also shift to manual using paddles mounted on the steering wheel.


Palisade comes with front struts and rear multilink suspension. You can expect sporty tuning on all road conditions.


While the steering system manages to centre a car with accuracy, this area is not Palisade’s strongest suit. The vehicle comes with tilt and telescopic electric-powered steering wheel with controls for cruise, transmission, and audio.

Safety & Reliability


2023 Palisade is IIHS’ Top Safety Pick+. The automaker offers a generous number of safety and driver assist features for all trim levels, which goes on to show that they have actually prioritized driver’s and passengers’ safety.


Hyundai Palisade is equipped with 13.4-inch vented disc for front brakes and 12-inch discs for rear brakes. The brake pedal works smoothly.


Dual front side-mount airbags, dual rear side-mount airbags, and head airbags for front, rear, and third row, and airbag deployment notification are available as part of the SUV’s standard safety features.


Some of the notable electronic driver-assist and safety features include blind spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, driver attention alert, rear cross-traffic alert, pre and post-collision safety systems, and stability control, among others.


Daytime running lights, dusk sensing headlamps, and LED headlamps are standard.

Traction control

Traction control is available as a standard safety feature in this lineup. It helps the driver keep the wheels under control on slippery roads.

Fuel Economy


Palisade’s fuel economy is average—neither groundbreaking, nor impressive. Rather, you might be able to find a few SUVs in the same segment that outperform Palisade. But the biggest differentiating factor here is that you can use regular gas for the V-6 engine, which is not an option in other vehicles.

Engine size 

The engine is a 3.8-liter DOHC 24-valve Atkinson-cycle V-6.

Gas per mileage consumption

The front-wheel drive Hyundai Palisade is good for 19 mpg city and 26 mpg highway, while the all-wheel-drive variant offers 19 mpg/ 24 mpg city/highway.



The biggest midsize SUV from Hyundai is capacious enough for a big family. All three rows have enough headroom and legroom, in-car entertainment is great, the cabin is mostly quiet (except wind noises), and you also get power-folding features for the second and third row seats. The center console doubles up as a storage unit, making family trips extra convenient.


The initial trim levels have a capacity of 8. However, in the top two trims, there are captain’s chairs in the second row, which lower the seating capacity to 7. The cabin is spacious and doesn’t allow road noise to bother your peace. It has 44.1 inches front legroom and 38.8 inches rear legroom. Premium leather upholstery, 8-way power-adjustable driver’s and passenger seat with height adjustment and lumbar support, and multi-level heating are available as standard.


The 2023 Hyundai Palisade underwent a design overhaul. The wheel design is brand new, there’s a new black exterior option, and an attractive steering wheel with an innovative design. While the rugged exterior does appeal to hardcore off-road enthusiasts, it may not be everyone’s cup of tea.


The infotainment system comes with a standard 12.3’’ display, 12 premium speakers, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, multiple USB ports, satellite radio, and Bluetooth. If you use the Hyundai Blue Link app, you can lock and unlock the vehicle with the help of Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. Its touchscreen display exudes a premium feel, with an easy to navigate interface making the deal even sweeter. For the two top trims, you get rear seat intercoms and a 10-speaker sound system.

Overall height and space

The vehicle is 196.7 inches long, 77.8 inches wide, and it has a height of 68.9 inches. Its wheelbase is 114.2 inches.

Trunk space

The base cargo space behind the third row is quite low, 18 cubic feet. If you fold down the third row the area expands to 46 cubic feet, and with the second row folded down, the maximum cargo area is 86 cubic feet. Made with off-roaders in mind, Palisade comes with additional space below the load floor to store items such as muddy clothes, rain jackets, tents, etc.

Price and Extras

The new Palisade is a value-based lineup. It’s catering to families which makes the vehicle all the more comfort and safety-oriented, but doesn’t compromise on styling. There are 5 trim levels available—SE, SEL, XRT, Limited, and Calligraphy.

Market Price

Hyundai Palisade is priced like a premium midsize SUV, with the highest trim going above $50k. The entry-level SE is a reasonably priced option, but if you have to pick a sweet spot, it has to be the SEL trim. It offers luxury aspects such as a number of advanced safety features, refined infotainment system, and cabin comfort within an affordable range. The top trim Calligraphy is a class apart, with standard all-wheel drive, second row captain’s chairs, and power-folding seats. So if you have the appetite and budget for a high-end midsize SUV, Calligraphy is also a great choice.

Trim Level Base Price
SE $36,885
SEL $39,885
XRT $41,885
Limited $48,435
Calligraphy $50,835


The vehicle comes with standard front-wheel drive. If you opt for SE, SEL, XRT, or Limited trim, you’ll get optional all-wheel drive, and on the top trim Calligraphy, AWD is standard.


The warranty front is impressive by all standards. You get a limited warranty with a coverage of 5 years or 60,000 miles, and a powertrain warranty of 10 years or 100,000 miles. The automaker also offers complimentary maintenance for 3 years or 36,000 miles.


When equipped with the right tools, the 2023 Hyundai Palisade can tow up to 5000 pounds.


The 2023 Hyundai Palisade received a reliability rating of 83/100 from JD Power. It also received MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Award for in the category ‘’Best Large Utility” category.


If you’re on the lookout for a family SUV that’s comfortable and capable, the 2023 Hyundai Palisade would be a top pick. While this one is a midsize vehicle, it doesn’t compromise on space. You can choose one from the many trim options available, depending on your preference and budget. The entry-level models contain loads of upscale features, while with the middle and top trims, you’ll get a taste of luxury SUVs. The warranty coverage is also one of the best out there. Palisade smartly positions itself in between generalist and luxury segments, giving a tough competition to the likes of Kia Telluride, Toyota Highlander, and Ford Explorer.