2020 Hyundai Palisade FWD

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  • 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Base MSRP: $31,975.00
  • Invoice: $30,791.00
  • Hwy MPG: 26 mpg
  • City MPG: 19 mpg

pros

Seating for up to eight people; stylish new body; heavy on tech features; lots of cargo room; relaxed driving experience

model highlights

All versions of the Hyundai Palisade are powered by the same engine, a 3.8L V6 that makes 291 horsepower. Power is sent to the front wheels via an 8-speed automatic, though all-wheel drive is an option across the entire range and costs $1,700. Acceleration isn't blindingly quick, but neither is the Palisade slow. It'll have no problem getting up to highway speeds reasonably quickly and never feels underpowered in any sort of normal driving.

The Hyundai Palisade is split into three trim levels with the SE representing the base trim, the SEL covering the mid-level and the Limited at the top.

Base SE trimmed Palisades come with a ton of standard features including 18-inch alloy wheels, projector beam headlights with LED daytime running lights, automatic headlights with high-beam assist, an 8-inch color touch screen housing the sound system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth hands free wireless audio streaming, a rear view monitor with parking guidance and 2nd and 3rd row HVAC vents with separate controls for the 2nd row.

Hyundai also includes their smart cruise control system which features stop and go systems as well as a lane follow assist feature, meaning that the car will speed up and slow down with traffic while essentially doing much of the work of keeping the car pointed in the correct direction. It's a fantastic system for reducing driver fatigue on longer drives or even on shorter drives filled with stop and go traffic on the freeway. And since the feature uses many of the same sensors, Hyundai have also thrown in a forward collision avoidance system as standard on the base SE.

The SEL costs just a couple of thousand dollars more than the SE, but adds an eight way power adjustable driver's seat, heated front seats, front and rear dual automatic temperature controls, a proximity key with push button start and a blind spot collision avoidance assist system.

Springing for the top of the line Limited trim will include, 20-inch wheels, a heads-up display, a 12.3-inch fully digital instrument display cluster, a dual sunroof roof, premium Nappa leather seating surfaces and Hyundai's Blind View Monitor system which will display video from a side mounted camera on one of the car's screens any time a blinker is activated. The Limited also gets LED headlights, LED taillights, a 10.25-inch touchscreen for the included navigation system, a 630-watt Harman Kardon premium sound system with 12 speakers, heated and vented 2nd row seats, power folding, unfolding and reclining for the 3rd row of seats and puddle lamps that are projected from under the side mirrors.

model news

The Hyundai Palisade is a brand-new model, sitting atop the Hyundai SUV hierarchy. The Palisade is a mid-sized SUV that can sit up to eight people and features capacious interior cargo room. Despite its cavernous interior, the Palisade isn't much bigger than anything else in its class, meaning that it'll still be easier to park in the city than a larger full-sized SUV like a Chevrolet Suburban. Hyundai has come to the conclusion that tech features are incredibly important in this segment and have seemingly thrown everything at the Palisade. Option up a Palisade enough and it'll feature virtually every tech gadget in Hyundai's catalogue.

value writeup

With a Starting MSRP of just under $32,000 the Hyundai Palisade makes a convincing case for itself in the mid-sized SUV segment. When compared to a Ford Explorer, the Hyundai Palisade costs considerably less. Even optioning the middle trim level (SEL) still leaves the Palisade costing less than the base explorer. And despite much of the fancy tech only being standard on higher trim levels, base models still include plenty of cutting-edge features on the Palisade, particularly on the safety front where Hyundai have not skimped on the standard features.

Exterior Color

Sierra Burgundy
Manufacturer's Color Code: W7B

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • Black/Gray

Exterior Color

Cream White Pearl
Manufacturer's Color Code: WW2

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • Black/Gray

Exterior Color

Becketts Black
Manufacturer's Color Code: RB5

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • Black/Gray

Exterior Color

Black Noir Pearl
Manufacturer's Color Code: NKA

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • Black/Gray

Exterior Color

Rainforest
Manufacturer's Color Code: R2F

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • Black/Gray

Exterior Color

Moonlight Cloud
Manufacturer's Color Code: UB7

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • Black/Gray

Exterior Color

Hyper White
Manufacturer's Color Code: WC9

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • Black/Gray

Exterior Color

Steel Graphite
Manufacturer's Color Code: P7V

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • Black/Gray

Exterior Color

Lagoon Silver
Manufacturer's Color Code: S7S

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • Black/Gray

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score N/A
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD

Powertrain

Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Trans Type 8
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.81
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.90
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.42
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.22
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42
Clutch Size N/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.65
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High N/A
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low N/A
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.80
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.65
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy 26 MPG
Cruising Range - City 357.20 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City 19 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined 22 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy 488.80 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - City N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined N/A
Engine
Engine Type Regular Unleaded V-6
Displacement 3.8 L/231
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 291 @ 6000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 262 @ 5200
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity N/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 8
Passenger Volume 155.3 ft³
Front Head Room 40.7 in
Front Leg Room 44.1 in
Front Shoulder Room 61.2 in
Front Hip Room 58.1 in
Second Head Room 40.1 in
Second Leg Room 42.4 in
Second Shoulder Room 60.8 in
Second Hip Room 57.7 in
Third Head Room 37.8 in
Third Leg Room 31.4 in
Third Shoulder Room 55.2 in
Third Hip Room 43.7 in
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase 114.2 in
Length, Overall 196.1 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 77.8 in
Height, Overall 68.9 in
Track Width, Front 67.2 in
Track Width, Rear 67.6 in
Min Ground Clearance 7.9 in
Rear Door Opening Height N/A
Rear Door Opening Width N/A
Liftover Height N/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 N/A
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline N/A
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings N/A
Cargo Box (Area) Height N/A
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 86.4 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 45.8 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 18 ft³

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight 4127 lbs
Curb Weight - Front N/A
Curb Weight - Rear N/A
Maximum Payload Capacity N/A
Curb Weight N/A
Total Option Weight 0.00 lbs
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. 5000 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. 500 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. 5000 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. 500 lbs
Maximum Trailering Capacity 5000 lbs
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front N/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size P245/60TR18
Rear Tire Size P245/60TR18
Spare Tire Size Compact
Wheels
Front Wheel Size 18 X 7.5 in
Rear Wheel Size 18 X 7.5 in
Spare Wheel Size Compact in
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall N/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 38.7 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall N/A
Brakes
Brake Type 4-Wheel Disc
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 13.4 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 12.4 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 18.8 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
5 Years/60,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
10 Years/100,000 Miles

Corrosion:
7 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
5 Years/Unlimited Miles

Maintenance:
3 Years/36,000 Miles

Crash Test Rating

US NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS:

Overall Rating: * * * * *

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: * * * * *
Driver: * * * * * Passenger: * * * * *

Overall Side Crash Rating: * * * * *

Side Barrier Rating: * * * * *
Driver: * * * * * Rear Passenger: * * * * *

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat: * * * * *

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings:
Front Seat Rating: * * * * * Rear Seat Rating: * * * * *

Overall Rollover Rating: * * * *
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 15.90%

Note Regarding Driver Rating:

Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Note: Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Recall Information

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
19V802000

Mfg's Report Date:
NOV 06, 2019

Component:
AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
11217

Summary:
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2020 Palisade vehicles. The mounting bolts used to secure the side curtain air bags may damage the side curtain air bags during deployment.

Consequence:
Damaged side curtain air bags may not inflate properly in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Remedy:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will install a protective cover on the mounting bolts, free of charge. The recall began December 20, 2019. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 186.

Dates of Manufacture:
NOV 20, 2018 to AUG 11, 2019

Manufacturer Recall Number:
186

Rebate Information

One of the following incentives may apply to this vehicle. Regional incentives may vary.

Financing Incentive: 1.9% to 3.9%

Expiration Date: 06/01/2020

Resource: hyundaiusa.com 05/07/2020