The Hyundai Palisade is a mid-size crossover SUV manufactured by Hyundai Motor Company since late 2018. It debuted at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show on November 28, 2018.[1] It will replace the Maxcruz (also known as Santa Fe XL outside of South Korea) as Hyundai's flagship SUV. Like its predecessor, the Palisade features three rows of seating, with seating for up to eight passengers when equipped with a second-row bench seat. The Palisade is Hyundai's largest vehicle to date, and has 21 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row and 87 cubic feet with both rows folded down.[2]

Hyundai Palisade
2019 or 2020 Hyundai Palisade front NYIAS 2019.jpg
Model years2020–present
AssemblyUlsan, South Korea (Ulsan Plant)
Body and chassis
ClassMid-size crossover SUV
Body style5-door SUV
RelatedKia Telluride
Transmission8-speed automatic
Wheelbase2,900 mm (114.2 in)
Length4,980 mm (196.1 in)
Width1,975 mm (77.8 in)
Height1,750 mm (68.9 in)
Curb weight1,820–2,010 kg (4,012–4,431 lb) (3.5 MPI))
1,831–2,022 kg (4,037–4,458 lb) (3.8 GDI)
1,870–2,060 kg (4,123–4,542 lb) (2.2 VGT)
PredecessorHyundai Maxcruz/Santa Fe XL


Rear view of the Hyundai Palisade.

Based on the Grandmaster concept, Hyundai made many of the latest safety features standard equipment on the Palisade, including Safe Exit Assist (prevents children and pets from accidentally being locked inside of the vehicle by using audio and visual alerts), class-exclusive Ultrasonic Rear Occupant Alert (senses whether a child or pet is seated in either one of the rear seats, and can also send an alert using the Bluelink in-vehicle telematics system to send an alert to the driver's smartphone to alert the driver to check the rear seats), Rear Cross-Traffic Alert with Collision-Avoidance Assist, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go (also known as Adaptive Cruise Control), and Blind Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist.

Powering all Palisade models is a 3.8L Atkinson Cycle Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) V6 engine with Idle Stop & Go (ISG). The Palisade will be available in base SE, mid level SEL, upscale SEL Plus, luxury Limited, and top-of-the-line Ultimate trim levels. Every Palisade trim level will offer standard features such as one-touch second-row seat access, an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment display, and second-row USB charging ports. Additional features available on select Palisade trim levels include roof side rails, proximity key with push-button start, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and transmission shift knob, heated front seats, a third-row USB charging port, a power sunroof, a "Hands-Free" Smart Liftgate with proximity sensor and auto open, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Sirius XM Satellite Radio and HD Radio, the Bluelink in-vehicle telematics system, twenty-inch (20") aluminum-alloy wheels, leather-trimmed seating surfaces, manual rear window sunshades, multiple device connection, active noise cancellation, a dual moonroof with shade, auto-dimming and auto-folding side and auto-dimming rearview mirrors, a full-display rearview mirror, Nappa leather-trimmed seating surfaces, and a full-color Heads-Up Display.

The Palisade costs $32,595 for the SE trim and up to $47,445 for the Limited trim. In South Korea it was launched on December 11th, 2018.[citation needed] It competes with the Kia Telluride against midsized 3 row crossovers like the Honda Pilot, the Ford Explorer, the Toyota Highlander, and the Chevrolet Traverse.

The South Korean pop-group BTS was chosen as the brand ambassador for the new model of Hyundai, and have since been involved in numerous commercials and ad campaigns in South Korea and America.


Model Year Transmission Power Torque 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph)
Top speed
Lambda II 3.5 MPi 2020-Present 8-speed automatic 277 PS (204 kW; 273 hp) @ 6300 rpm 34.2 kg⋅m (335 N⋅m; 247 lbf⋅ft) @ 5000 rpm
  • 8.2s (FWD)
  • 8.1s (AWD)
210 km/h (130 mph)
Lambda II 3.8 GDi 295 PS (217 kW; 291 hp) @ 6000 rpm 36.2 kg⋅m (355 N⋅m; 262 lbf⋅ft) @ 5200 rpm
  • 7.8s (FWD)
  • 7.7s (AWD)
2.2 TCi 193–200 PS (142–147 kW; 190–197 hp) @ 3800 rpm 45 kg⋅m (441 N⋅m; 325 lbf⋅ft) @ 1750-2750 rpm
  • 10.2s (FWD)
  • 10.5s (AWD)
190 km/h (118 mph)


Calendar year United States[4]
2019 28,736


  1. ^ "Hyundai Palisade SUV supersizes it at L.A. Auto Show" from Autoblog (November 28, 2018)
  2. ^ Flierl, Denis (2019-10-25). "2020 Hyundai Palisade Limited Review: How Does Hyundai's New SUV Stack Up?". Automoblog. Retrieved 2019-11-27.
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