The latest iteration of the 2022 Hyundai Palisade Is back, ready to keep its spot as one of the best SUVs for families and enthusiasts alike. With more emphasis on ride practicality, it now comes standard with many different safety features and driver-assistance technologies. A decently powered 3.8-Liter V6 sits underneath its hood, paired up with an eight-speed transmission that shifts well on typical road conditions. This SUV still manages to give the most value for its various price points, making sure that all passengers are comfortable as the ride continues on.
The newest features on all models of the Hyundai Palisade would be the slew of active safety features that are now standard across the whole lineup. These features include intervention features such as rear cross-traffic collision avoidance and blind-spot monitoring and avoidance systems. The side mirrors of the Palisade have also been designed to have the turn signals integrated onto them. Another significant change would be the removal of the dark-brown leather material for the interior upholstery of the Calligraphy model.
The 2022 Hyundai Palisade’s price is well within the realm of family-oriented SUVs, coming with four different trim levels to suit the customer’s varying needs. The standard model, the Palisade SE, starts at an MSRP of $33,150*. Next on the line is the 2022 Hyundai Palisade SEL, which has an asking price of about $35,500*. The 2022 Hyundai Palisade Limited is one of the more luxurious models with a starting price of $45,390*. Last on the lineup is the 2022 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy which sits an a starting MSRP of $46,690*. Various packages are also available, except for the Calligraphy which has most of the optional packages as standard features.
The base and only engine option of the 2022 Hyundai Palisade is a 3.8-Liter 6-Cylinder engine. This is capable of producing about 291 horsepower and 262 pounds-feet of torque at 5200 RPM. Front-wheel drive comes standard to all trim levels with an HTRAC All-Wheel Drive option for them as well. The transmission option is an 8-speed automatic transmission, equipped with SHIFTRONIC which allow for the driver to override the automatic shifting.
The SE and SEL trim levels ride on the standard 18-inch alloy wheels, with the SEL having the option to upgrade to 20-inch alloy wheels instead. The Limited and Calligraphy trim levels make use of the 20-inch alloys as its standard feature. All models make use of a set of 4-wheel disc brakes that come with an Anti-Lock Braking System. This should provide all models with sufficient brake power for any situation, with some tests stating that it takes 182 feet of distance to stop the car from 70 mph.
Handling is aided by motor-driven power steering, relieving some of the effort off of turning the wheel. With a turning diameter of about 38.7 ft., it handles just about as well as you’d expect a SUV in its class would handle. The shifting may feel a bit clunky during steeper ascents and drives on hills, but should even out on normal roads. Overall, the driving feel of both Front-wheel and All-wheel drive variants should feel smooth to ride on even on bumpier terrain.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
All models of this generation of the Hyundai Palisade have garnered an EPA rating of 19 MPG/City, 26 MPG/Highway, and 22 MPG/Combined for the Front-wheel drive models. The All-wheel drive models have a slightly lower EPA rating, coming in at 19 MPG/City, 24 MPG/Highway, and 21 MPG/Combined. The total fuel capacity for all models comes in at about 18.8 gallons.
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
The 2022 Hyundai Palisade’s interior offers a spacious area for its passengers, complete with many storage cubbies for stowing away small objects. The SE and SEL both make use of cloth seat covers, with the SEL having an option to upgrade to leather-trimmed seats. The Limited and Calligraphy come standard with those leather trimmed seats, as well as an 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat. Other features for the driver to adjust the seat’s lumbar support in 4-ways, as well as make use of a leg cushion extension. The SE comes standard with an 8-passenger body type, with the SEL having it as an option. This is because all models starting from the SEL come standard with a 7-passenger body type. The Limited trim level makes use of Melange as its material for the headliner. The Calligraphy model makes use of Microfiber for its headliner. Both of these come with heated seats at the front row, as well as ventilation as standard features. Fold-flat seats are standard to the SE, with higher trim levels making use of sliding 2nd-row seats. Noise coming from the road is quite low, but wind noise is still noticeable when travelling down long highways. When it comes to storage, the Palisade has a decent amount of cargo capacity for a multitude of purposes. The electric powered cargo-area releases allow for quick access to your cargo stored at the back. The cargo capacity of the rear starts off at about 18.0 cubic feet when the third row is deployed, but increases to nearly 46 cubic feet with the third row folded up. Passenger volume for the entire car sits at about 155.3 cubic feet, ample enough for the usual amount of people.
The infotainment suite of the Hyundai Palisade is expansive enough to keep passengers entertained. The SE and SEL come standard with an 8-inch colored touchscreen, which also hosts the car’s audio options. The Calligraphy and Limited trim levels come standard with a 10.25-inch touchscreen, as well as a 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system. The Higher-end audio system also makes use of QuantumLogic Surround sound and Clari-Fi Music Restoration Technology. The audiophiles and music lovers should take the higher end trims to consideration, especially with the features onboard for audio quality. All models of the Hyundai Palisade come integrated Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The higher-end models come with a driver talk-in car intercom system, as well as being connected to Hyundai’s Bluelink smartphone integration. This allows for certain interactions with the car to be run from a smartphone app, such as an auto-dimming rearview mirror through HomeLink. Qi-supported devices can be wirelessly charged within the Hyundai Palisade, a feature that’s present on the Limited and Calligraphy models. Speaking of charging, the Palisade also hosts a variety of USB ports for that purpose. The third-row USB ports are only available as standard for the Limited and Calligraphy. The SEL model can take it as an optional feature. For drivers, they can make use of a Heads-up display for the high-end trims.
The safety rating of the NHTSA for the Hyundai Palisade is a glowing 5-stars, which properly articulates the many improvements the company has made to its safety features. A whole array of advanced safety features and driver-assistance technologies are available for the driver, being upgraded as you go higher up the trim levels. Some of the standard features you can expect in the Palisade include Automated emergency brake systems, pedestrian detection, and lane-departure warning. Other features include an adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assistance features. All models even come with an airbag for the driver’s knee, as well as side- and front-impact airbags for the front seats.
Hyundai’s warranty plan still comes with their extremely generous powertrain warranty terms, with an additional plan for complimentary scheduled maintenance. The Limited warranty lasts for about 5 years or for the first 60,000 miles driven, whichever comes first. The Powertrain warranty spans for an extensive 10 years or for the first 100,000 miles driven. An anti-perforation plan is also standard with Hyundai’s warranty plans, lasting for about 7 years regardless of how many miles have been driven. The unlimited miles terms also carry over for Hyundai’s 24/7 Roadside Assistance plan, with a duration of 5 years since the car’s purchase.