How reliable is 2021 Hyundai Palisade?
To answer the above questions, we shall briefly look at an evaluation that was recently carried out on Hyundai Palisade.
Yes, the 2021 Hyundai Palisade is a beautiful 3-row SUV. As a matter of fact, it was one of the front-runners for the 2021 Best 3-Row SUV for families’ award because of its compact blend of safety and reliability ratings, cargo and passenger space, positive reviews from automotive journalists, and other available family-friendly features. The Palisade prides itself as possessing one of the most luxurious interior with a large cargo space and large seating space for as much as eight people. The Palisade is a pleasure-filled SUV to ride, owing to its competent handling and well suited ride quality, and its packed with a firm V6 engine with so much power. Furthermore, the Palisade comes standard with lots of technology and safety features, which includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and frontal collision caution and it’s supported by Hyundai’s extensive powertrain warranty of 10-year/100,000-mile.
This is relatively the biggest Hyundai and as usual nothing good comes cheap. In spite of it coming at a price, the 2021 Hyundai Palisade price is still a good bargain in comparison with other large SUVs in its category. The 2021 Hyundai Palisade will be coming on 4 trims. The starting price for SE, the standard model is at $32,675*. The higher tier SEL and Limited have starting price of $35,325* and $45,275* respectively. The Calligraphy, being the highest trim level available, has an asking price of around $46,200*.
The Hyundai Palisade is exactly what you need for an average family SUV; you will get to enjoy loads of brilliant solutions like a carrying case for your smartphone, USB charging ports across the three rows, a center console that can be reconfigurable to suit your need, and a whole lot of spaces to keep your small effects. While taking a cruise, the Palisade gives you that feeling of a balanced SUV, although not as good as its competition like Kia Telluride. The standard V-6 engine doesn’t feel as lively as you’d expect from a vehicle in its category. Taking an adventure into the interior of the lovely SUV will quickly give you an idea, how much was spent on this wonderful SUV. The 2021 Hyundai Palisade interior design quality is top-notch. Luxurious seating arrangement and substantial quantity of pleasant features (particularly on advanced trims), which differentiates the Palisade from other SUVs in its category of family SUV. Palisade also boasts of its Hyundai’s user-friendly infotainment system. Not to talk of the optional 10.3-inch touchscreen, which provides you with opportunity to learn how to effectively make use of the entire interface within a short timeframe.
The 2021 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy is one of the four available trims of Palisade and interestingly is the most expensive. It’s a 20-inches alloy wheel, quilted leather interior door mat, 7 seater with the 2nd row seats designed like a captain’s chair, highway driver assist. Similar to the Limited trim, the Palisade Calligraphy comes with front and middle-row captain’s chair, which both offer excellent body support and comfort especially on long distance trip. It offers 39.3 inches of front row and 38.8 inches headroom for passengers. The Palisade’s last row isn’t so astonishing, but it’s not a total write-up after all. It may be a difficult to comfortably fit three adults back there as a result of then arrow shoulder room, but there’s plenty of head and legroom to make for a comfortable seating position for two. With all the seats in place, there’s about 18 cubic feet of cargo space, which is so much commendable when compared to Honda and Toyota. This is not good match to Ford’s 18.2 cubic feet.
The Palisade’s infotainment system is equipped with a modern design of Hyundai’s easy-to-use unit, which features an average 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto enabled. While the more sizeable 10.3-inch unit with built-in navigation system and the capability to connect multiple devices through the Bluetooth option on the SEL grade and standard on the Limited and Calligraphy editions. It also possesses a 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system and a modern head-up display, which also comes standard on the Limited and Calligraphy trims.
The Palisade performs extremely well, which makes it a competent family SUV. Accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in less than 8 seconds, which is an average time for a three-row SUV. It gives that confident assurance of overtaking at top-speed. The Palisade has shown to be strong and predictable regarding emergency braking. In other routine driving, the brake pedal is less difficult to control for smooth braking. The 2021 Hyundai Palisade comes with a 3.8-liter V-6 engine thereby producing 291 hp and 262 pound-feet of torque. An 8-speed auto transmission and FWD are standard. The powertrain is very suitable fit for the Palisade. The engine hauls the Palisade up to speed briskly, and it offers wonderful power making it possible for climbing hills and seamless overtaking on the highway. Response to acceleration is brisk, and the transmission performs very smooth yet prompt gear changes. The sound production from engine as a result of hard acceleration is refined.
Hyundai Palisade is not really designed for off-road driving. It wasn’t designed for low gear function, and the 2021 Hyundai Palisade ground clearance is just 7.9 inches. The FWD system of the Palisade has he capability of moving the SUV along snowy streets and down pebble filled roads without any worry. The Hyundai Palisade is capable of towing up to 5,000 pounds when fully equipped. Hyundai’s commitment to safety is clearly shown in the Palisade, which is ranked very high as one of the safest SUVs in 2021 safety ranking. From the NTHSA, the Palisade gets a five-star on the overall safety rating, which is a top ranking. Also, from the IIHS it received Top Safety Pick+ designation, which is arguably the best available rating.
The usual driver assistance features, which includes frontal collision avoidance assist, pedestrian detection, lane maintenance assist with center-aligning function, rear crossing-collision avoidance assist, front and rear automatic emergency braking, driver attention warning, auto high beams, and adaptive cruise control. Highway Driving Assist, which augments proper lane alignment and navigation assistance, comes alive when adaptive cruise control is active. Although this option is available as an add-on on the SEL grade and comes standard on the Limited and Calligraphy. Palisade’s top two trims are equipped with blind-spot monitoring system, which can reveal what’s in the lane next to you on the digital display screen fitted on the side mirror-mounted cameras, which is specifically designed to facilitate 360-degree view parking.
The 2021 Hyundai Palisade gets an EPA-rated 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, which is above average for a mini-size. Upgrading to AWD lowers the highway rating by 2 mpg.