2023 Hyundai Palisade Review: Dimensions, Interior, and More

April 17th, 2023 by

The biggest SUV in Hyundai’s portfolio, the Palisade, is back with a new 2023 model. Built with families in mind, this luxurious midsize SUV offers plenty of comfort, space, and advanced technology to please passengers of any age. Today, we’ll take an in-depth look at the 2023 Palisade, including its performance specs, safety features, and various trim level options, to help you decide if the three-row SUV is right for you.

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Exterior and Interior Design

2023 Hyundai Palisade in a desert landscape

The exterior design of the 2023 Palisade doesn’t differ much from previous models. Aside from some new front- and rear-end styling and its new XRT trim level, the midsize SUV remains largely the same as its predecessors in exterior appearance with its imposing grille and angular design. Inside, the 2023 Palisade features standard cloth seating with the option to upgrade to premium leather materials. As Hyundai’s largest SUV, the Palisade has three rows of seating and plenty of room for up to eight passengers.

Trim Options

Somewhere between a luxury and a near-luxury vehicle, the 2023 Hyundai Palisade is available in five different trim levels: the SE, SEL, XRT, Limited, and Calligraphy trims. The standard SE trim features LED headlights, a digital key system, push-button start, auto-dimming side mirrors, second-row bench seats for a passenger capacity of eight, a 12.3-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, forward collision mitigation, blind-spot monitor, a built-in navigation system, and more.

In higher trim levels, you also have the option to add features such as simulated leather upholstery, a hands-free liftgate, heated front and second-row seats, a dual-pane sunroof, an intercom system, a premium 12-speaker audio system, a head-up display, smart parking assist, and even customizable ambient lighting.

The XRT, in particular, is a new trim addition to the 2023 model and offers special 20-inch alloy wheels, front and rear skid plates, dark exterior trim exclusive to the XRT, black roof rails, and a sunroof. Finally, the most premium available trim includes driver’s seat massaging functions, quilted-leather door inserts, and a digital display rearview mirror.

Power and Performance

The 2023 Hyundai Palisade ranks easily among its class regarding performance. Each trim level features a 3.8-liter V-6 engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC. This engine provides 291 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. While front-wheel drive is standard on all models, you also have the option to upgrade to all-wheel drive. It can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 7.6 seconds and offers smooth shifting gears for an uncomplicated everyday driving experience.

Regarding fuel efficiency, the 2023 Palisade gets up to 22 mpg in combined city/highway driving and has a fuel tank capacity of 18.8 gallons. Plus, its engine only requires regular gasoline, unlike many similar SUVs that require premium unleaded gasoline, saving you money on refueling costs. With the addition of trailer brakes, it can tow up to 5,000 pounds, and features trailer sway control (TSC) standard.

Comfort and Convenience

The 2023 Hyundai Palisade is extremely family-friendly with its spacious interior and multitude of cargo and comfort features. Not only does this vehicle offer comfortable seating for all eight passengers, but it also features reduced wind and road noise, plenty of entertainment features and charging ports, and easy access to the third row of seating, including rear access, and the ability to slide the second-row seats out of the way with the press of a button.

There’s plenty of cargo space and storage throughout, including an underfloor storage compartment and map pockets on the seat backs. Overall, the Palisade offers roughly 86 cubic feet of cargo space behind its front seats, making it easy to tow everything you need on your family adventures. The Palisade has won the CarBuzz Family Fun Vehicle award and has also been recognized as one of Kelley Blue Book’s Best Family Cars three years in a row.

Entertainment and Tech Features

There’s no shortage of advanced technology in the 2023 model of the Hyundai Palisade. Included standard are impressive features, including a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, a 12.3-inch touchscreen, SiriusXM radio, onboard navigation and traffic flow, a Driver Talk in-car intercom, rear seat quiet mode, dynamic voice recognition, and plenty of device connection ports. You can add even more high-tech upgrades with higher trim levels, including a premium 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system with QuantumLogic surround sound and Clari-Fi music restoration technology.

Safety Features

Built with families in mind, the 2023 Palisade doesn’t skimp on safety features. The Palisade is a sturdy and reliable SUV with bodyside reinforcements and seven airbags throughout. Included standard is a wealth of safety tech features, including blind-spot collision warning, rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist, forward collision-assist with pedestrian detection, brake assist, lane following and keeping assist, driver attention warning, safe exit assist, highway driving assistance, high-beam assist, a tire pressure monitoring system, and navigation-based smart cruise control.

You can upgrade your Palisade with added tech for even more impressive safety features, including parking distance warnings, surround and blind-spot view monitors, and remote smart parking assist.

Pricing and Availability

The starting MSRP for the standard trim level of the 2023 Palisade is around $35,500. It’s expected to be available starting in the summer of 2023, including at Allen Turner Hyundai. To help make your purchase possible, we also provide special financing offers for the 2023 Palisade, including a low annual percentage rate of 5.99% for 60 months and a special lease rate of just $425 per month for 36 months.

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Overall, the 2023 Hyundai Palisade is even more of an improvement on the already-impressive line of family-friendly midsize SUVs. With a sleek, borderline-luxury appearance and plenty of space for passengers and cargo, the 2023 Palisade is a great choice when it comes to value and versatility.

In addition to the 2023 Palisade, we at Allen Turner Hyundai have a vast inventory of brand-new and high-quality pre-owned vehicles to choose from. If you’re located in Pensacola, Florida, or the surrounding areas, we’d love to give you a tour of our offerings and help you get behind the wheel of your dream vehicle. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our expert team for more information on our inventory and financing options. You can contact us online or call us at 850-905-5313. We look forward to serving you.


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