Hyundai Palisade - Pros and cons

Hyundai Palisade - Pros and cons

The South Korean built 2020 Hyundai Palisade was introduced in the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show and hit the USA shores in the summer of 2019. The brand new SUV- Palisade has some features common with the previously launched Santa Fe.  The all-new Hyundai Palisade is a class act model that is an ideal blend of style utility and power.     

The Hyundai Palisade is available in three variants- SE, SEL, and Limited. There is not to choose from within the variants but additions are quite pertinent on all counts, be it the design- the exteriors and the interiors, or the engine which throttles in enough power to cover diverse terrain. The safety features are the icing on the cake. The South Korean giant has tried its level best to meet the industry standards of zero collisions.    

Hyundai Palisade front

Here is a look at the Hyundai Palisade price list:









All three variants of Hyundai Palisade have the same engine specs, which can be both a positive and negative at the same time. On the one hand, it can save costs, while some may look for an even better engine spec in the top-end variant.

Engine Type

3.8-litre six-cylinder engine

Max. Power

291 hp @6,000rpm

Max. Torque

355 Nm @5,200rpm


Eight-speed automatic

Fuel Efficiency

21 mpg

Pros or advantages of the Hyundai Palisade

State of the art styling on the outside 

Hyundai Palisade side

The utility-oriented Hyundai Palisade is designed refreshingly. The signature LED DRL headlights are designed to make its presence felt amidst the crowd of similar SUVs. The look of uniquely designed headlights is pronounced with the chrome grill architecture. Back, the taillights add to the design cue of the family segment SUV. Further, the turn signal indicators attached to the rearview mirror serves dual purpose of lending the four-wheeler a sporty look and ensure safety which will be discussed ahead.

Spacious on the inside 

Hyundai Palisade cabin

Breaking the stereotypical notion that a combination of three row-eight seaters would inevitably translate to a lower space and comfort. The Hyundai Palisade provides both space and comfort without any fuss. The roofline alongside being stylish is curated in an orthodox fashion which gives a headspace of at least 40 inches to abstain from ducking. It’s not just about the headspace, during the longer tours, you won’t have to sit in cramped or slouchy fashion with a leg space of 31-inch for the third row and 42-inch moving ahead to the second row. The availability of a comfortable leg and headspace does not come at the cost of cargo space. It provides the option of folding the seats to increase the storage space if and when required.         

Multiple driving modes

Hyundai Palisade front

The performances of Hyundai Palisade remains intact on all kinds of terrain thanks to the inculcation of four driving modes- comfort, echo, sport, and smart. The multiple driving modes serve well in various situations whether you are just off for regular office visits or you in a for an adventurous trip in the snowy terrain. The smooth drive in all conditions is not just the courtesy of multiple driving modes. Also, the presence of independent multi rear suspension along with self-leveling rear suspension provides better drive control regardless of the terrain. Further, the reliability of the HTRAC all-wheel-drive rounds up the performance section quite well.       


With the inclusion of quality safety features, it seems Hyundai is keen on leaving no stones unturned for ensuring safety. The safety elements present in the SUV although being standard has a lot more to offer. For instance, air safety bags are uniquely installed to ensure safety on all rows. Further, the Hyundai Palisade specs sheet features ABS and parking distance warning that prevent the collision. Thus, on safety, it is ahead of other SUVs.  

Hyundai Palisade safety

Cons or disadvantages of the Hyundai Palisade

Messy infotainment and digital infotainment dashboard 

With a combination of a 10.3-inch touchscreen and digital instrument, the dashboard seems to complex to comprehend. For the infotainment, the availability of dual Bluetooth connections makes it tough to operate. Also, the fussy UI doesn’t help the cause. The arrangement fo digital instrument just adds to the clutter and makes the simple task of navigation cumbersome.

Hyundai Palisade infotainment system

Single engine option

As mentioned earlier, all three variants all available with the same engine option, which seems to does not go down well with users who crave more power. Also, to a great extent, it makes sense that the top-end variant must have got a better engine configuration.     


In a nutshell, it can be concluded that, yes, Palisade has its grey and white portions. But just the fact that the pricing of the SUV makes it a good deal. After all, it hard to overlook, the styling, power, space, and safety of this four-wheeler.     

Also read: 2020 Hyundai Palisade - Features explained

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