2024 Hyundai Palisade

2024 Hyundai Palisade
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2024 Hyundai Palisade Review: The Family Hauling King

Highly practical SUVs are currently the hottest item on the automotive market, which is why three-row models are selling like hotcakes. Many buyers believe that only full-size SUVs can offer a decent amount of comfort in this configuration, but the midsize 2024 Hyundai Palisade makes a strong argument otherwise. It has always been a practical option for those on a budget, but it also offers a lot more value than more expensive alternatives. However, it faces strong competition from similar models like the Kia Telluride and Honda Pilot. While it may use the same 291-horsepower V6 it always has, the Palisade has a little more to offer this year in terms of standard features and new top-tier trim, so we'll have to see if this is enough to push it to the front of the pack.

Summary

12 things to know before buying

New for 2024

After a significant refresh last year, the new Hyundai Palisade SUV is only slightly different moving into 2024. Standard features on the base model now include dual-zone climate control and second-row air vents, while the XRT introduces manual rear-side window shades. No longer exclusive to the Calligraphy, ambient lighting can now be found in the Limited, too. Lastly, there is a new Calligraphy Night Edition trim, which is essentially the top-tier trim with a blacked-out exterior.

2024 Hyundai Palisade Price: Which One to Buy

For a midsize, three-row SUV, the price of the 2024 Hyundai Palisade is very reasonable. Starting off the range is the SE at $36,400, while the SEL adds a bunch of value while remaining just below $40k at $39,150. The XRT boasts some off-roading capabilities and sells for $41,550. It's a big jump up to the Limited, which carries a price of $47,700, while the Calligraphy has all the bells and whistles for $50,100. The new Calligraphy Night enters the fray with an MSRP of $53,600. Swapping out FWD for AWD will cost $2,000 on all trims besides the Calligraphy Night, which gets AWD as standard, and you'll need to factor in the $1,335 destination charge and any additional tax and registration fees.

The Limited is a very appealing trim, but it is also much more expensive than the lower half of the lineup. Instead, you could pick the SEL and opt for the Premium Package. It adds most of the tech available to the Limited, such as a surround-view camera, a Harman Kardon sound system, a sunroof, and additional driver assists while still coming in a few grand cheaper overall.

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Interior and Features

It may not be a premium SUV, but the Palisade's cabin has an upmarket air, and the first two rows are very spacious.

Hyundai has done an excellent job with the capacious interior of the Palisade, proving that you don't need to spend a fortune to move a family in style and comfort. The materials used aren't extravagant, but they are high-quality and durable, and the overall build quality really impresses. The large central console has all the buttons positioned far forward for easy access while driving, and the touchscreen is mounted on top of the dashboard so that your eyes don't leave the road. You also get the choice of how to customize the interior space with either a second-row bench or captain's chairs.

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The interior can be set up to accommodate eight or seven seats, with those in the back getting climate control and seat heating/ventilation on upper trims.

Space

There are a total of eight seats in the base-level Palisade spread over three rows. What makes the Hyundai so compelling for families is that there excellent headroom and headroom in the first two rows, and reasonable space for kids or smaller adults in the third row. Once you upgrade past the SE, the second-row bench is replaced with a pair of captain's chairs unless you specify otherwise. This drops the overall occupancy to seven, but it makes it easier to access the third row. In most cases, getting inside is easy thanks to the step-in height, but without captain's chairs, it can be tricky to reach the back. The front seats are manually adjustable as standard, but electric adjustment is added from the SEL upward, making it easy to find a comfortable driving position. Forward visibility is good, but the length of the body creates large blind spots. Luckily, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are both inclusive.

Cargo

Most three-row SUVs sacrifice almost all of their cargo space to make room for more seats, but the Palisade retains a model level of practicality with 18 cubic feet behind the third row. However, fold it down, and you get 45.8 cu-ft to work with, making the SUV extremely accommodating among other five-seaters. But if you need an inordinate amount of space, you can also fold down the second row to create an 86.4 cubic-foot area.

For small-item storage, there are numerous locations around the cabin. Each of the four doors has a spacious pocket, and the center armrest cubby can also store large items. There is an underfloor storage compartment, as well as a glove compartment, and a total of 16 cupholders spread throughout the cabin.

Hyundai PalisadeHonda PilotKia Telluride
Seating
7/8-Seater7/8-Seater7/8-Seater
Headroom
39.3-40.7 in. 1st row
38.8-40.1 in. 2nd row
37.2-37.8 in. 3rd row
39.1-40.5 in. 1st row
39.2-40.2 in. 2nd row
39.3 in. 3rd row
39.5-40.9 in. 1st row
38.8-40.2 in. 2nd row
37.8-38.1 in. 3rd row
Legroom
44.1 in. 1st row
42.4 in. 2nd row
31.4 in. 3rd row
41 in. 1st row
40.8 in. 2nd row
32.5 in. 3rd row
41.4 in. 1st row
42.4 in. 2nd row
31.4 in. 3rd row
Cargo
18-86.4 ft³18.6-87 ft³21-87 ft³
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Materials and Colors

In the lower trims, durability is the key concern, so cloth does the duty of covering the seats. Interior colors at this point are limited to black and gray. The upgrade to the SEL doesn't add any new colors, but you do get classier H-Tex synthetic leather. In the XRT, this can only be had in black. Once you reach the Limited, genuine leather upholstery is installed in either black or beige. This is upgraded to premium Nappa leather in the Calligraphy trims, though the Calligraphy Night only allows for black, unsurprisingly.

A leather-wrapped steering wheel is equipped to all models besides the SE, while the Calligraphy's steering wheel has a two-tone design. The standard cloth headliner is replaced with Melange and microfiber alternatives in the Calligraphy and Calligraphy Night, respectively. Both Calligraphy trims also boast quilted leather door panels, while the Calligraphy Night gets a dark aluminum console cover.

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Leatherette is made available early on, with Nappa leather distinguishing the most expensive trims.

Features and Infotainment

You may expect an entry-level trim in the mid-$30k range to be quite sparsely equipped, but the Hyundai Palisade could give pricier and more premium rivals a run for their money, though most of the value comes from the driver-assistance tech. For the rest, you get manually adjustable front seats, dual-zone climate control, push-button start, and remote keyless entry. However, you get the full-size 12.3-inch infotainment screen right from the get-go, programmed with HD Radio, SiriusXM, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, navigation, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. This comes paired with a six-speaker sound system, and there are a total of five USB ports.

The SEL adds eight-way power front seats with heating, along with a wireless device charger. More luxuries are added once you reach the Limited, such as a dual-panel sunroof (the XRT has a conventional sunroof), ventilated front seats, heated and ventilated second-row seats, an in-car intercom, and a 12-speaker premium Harman Kardon sound system. Additional USB ports are added in the third row, and the driver gets a head-up display, as well as a fully digital 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster in place of the standard setup with a 4.2-inch display. The only notable difference in the Calligraphy trims is the digital rearview mirror.

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A strong list of standard features is only stengthened as you move up the trims, with a head-up display at the upper levels.
SELimitedCalligraphy Night
Dual-zone climate control
Power-adjustable driver's seat
Dual 12.3-inch displays
12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system
Digital rearview mirror
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Performance

Acceleration isn't where the Palisade shines, though it is steady and confident. Rather, it is the ride comfort that impresses.

The Hyundai Palisade gets a 3.8-liter V6 engine that develops a healthy 291 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque, acceptable outputs for a car that needs to haul eight people and their luggage around. This is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission that sends outputs to your choice of front- or all-wheel drive. This setup does a good job of getting the hefty SUV moving, and while the gearbox might be a little indecisive at times, the Hyundai Palisade can accelerate from 0-60 mph in around seven seconds and reach a top speed of 132 mph.

However, the 2024 Palisade is not a performance vehicle. The steering is light, but there is minimal feedback, and it only gains a little bit of heft as you accelerate. Instead, the focus is on the quality of the ride, where the independent multilink rear suspension helps to soak up bumps easily. There is enough ground clearance to do some mild off-roading, but while the XRT markets itself as the off-road trim, it is no more capable than the rest. Properly equipped, the Hyundai SUV can tow a very respectable 5,000 lbs. The towing capacity is 1,650 lbs without trailer brakes.

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A capable V6 engine supplies 291 hp and 262 lb-ft to motivate the hefty midsize SUV, albeit at only a steady pace.

Fuel Efficiency

Three-row SUVs don't generally get the best gas mileage, so the Hyundai Palisade's 19/26/22 mpg across the city/highway/combined cycles is not actually bad for a large-capacity six-cylinder mill. Switching to AWD sees a slight drop to 19/24/21 mpg. Both drivetrain configurations come with a fuel capacity of 18.8 gallons, so you can expect between 395 and 414 miles on a full tank of regular gasoline.

3.8L V6 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
FWD
3.8L V6 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
AWD
Power
291 hp291 hp
Top speed
132 mph132 mph
MPG
19/26/22 mpg city/highway/combined19/24/21 mpg city/highway/combined
0-60
7 seconds7 seconds

Safety

Superb safety reviews and a Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS set the Palisade up as an ideal family vehicle.

Hyundai makes some of the safest vehicles around, but the 2024 Hyundai Palisade hasn't had a full safety review from the NHTSA since its facelift. It did well in the frontal and rollover tests it did receive an evaluation for, though, with five and four stars, respectively. However, the 2022 model achieved a full five-star rating. On the other hand, the IIHS has tested the 2023 model and awarded it a Top Safety Pick+ with a score of Good in every category besides the tougher, updated Moderate overlap front test, for which the Palisade returned a Poor score.

Standard safety tech includes ABS, stability and traction control, and nine airbags. For driver aids, you get forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot assist, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist, lane following assist, rear parking sensors, navigation-based smart cruise control with Stop & Go, and highway driving assist. The SEL has some packages that add the safety systems that come standard on the upper trims, including highway driving assist II, a surround-view camera, a blind-spot monitor, and front parking sensors. The Calligraphy rounds the offering out with rear collision avoidance and remote smart parking assist.

SELimitedCalligraphy Night
Forward collision warning
Automatic emergency braking
Highway driving assist
Surround-view camera
Remote smart parking assist

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

Reliability

The reliability of the Hyundai Palisade should be without question, as the latest 83/100 consumer score from J.D. Power is quite high. However, the vehicle was recalled three times for the 2023 model year. Reasons included a loss of power brake assist, failure of the windshield wipers, and the possibility of a fire involving the electric oil pump assembly.

Luckily, the 2024 Hyundai Palisade has an excellent warranty in the USA, covering bumper-to-bumper issues for five years/60,000 miles, as well as powertrain problems for ten years/100,000 miles. Roadside assistance is offered for five years with unlimited mileage. Hyundai has also introduced three years/36,000 miles of complimentary scheduled maintenance.

Warranty

  • 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

Design

While it may be a family vehicle, the Palisade is also a large SUV and has the kind of aggressive styling one might expect. This includes a massive rectangular grille that takes up the majority of the front fascia, even though it is bisected by the lower bumper. The headlights are positioned lower down than you might expect with a very blocky design, while the daytime running lights are positioned at the edge of these. Both use LED elements, while the taillights only upgrade to LEDs on the SEL. The rear is far more traditional looking, but this serves to maximize trunk and rear passenger space nicely. A standard sunroof is installed on the XRT, while the Limited and Calligraphy get a dual-panel version. The XRT also looks different from the rest, with darker accents similar to the completely blacked-out exterior of the Calligraphy Night. Wheel sizes vary, starting with 18-inch alloys on the SE and upgrading to 20-inch items from the XRT up.

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Rather than a mundane family hauler, the Palisade has bold and confident design cues, with an especially prominent grille.

Verdict: Is The 2024 Hyundai Palisade A Good SUV?

Within the midsize, three-row SUV segment, few models are as distinguished as the Hyundai Palisade, and for 2024, it is an even more impressive offering. Some of the more advanced features have trickled down to lower trims, and a new top-tier trim presents buyers with a new sense of style that makes the vehicle feel even more premium. It remains one of the most spacious cars in the class, with even the third row supplying enough room for adults. Ride comfort is also excellent, only adding to the passenger-centric appeal. You may have to spend quite a bit more for more luxurious features, but Hyundai covers even the low-level trims with a class-leading warranty. There really are few SUVs that compare with the Palisade.

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