2023 Hyundai Palisade Interior and Cargo

Hyundai Palisade Interior & Cargo Rating

2023 Palisade Interior

The interior of the Hyundai Palisade proves that you don't need expensive materials to make a comfortable and upscale cabin. Build quality plays a big part in this, as the SUV is extremely well put together, which is just what you need in a family car that needs to last for ages. Everything is configured to maximize interior space for people and their stuff while still remaining user-friendly. This is because there is actually quite a bit of tech, even in the base model, and it becomes more complex as you move up the trims. Infotainment and cabin function controls are laid out in a logical manner, so both driver and passenger can operate them with ease. The ability to choose between captain's chairs or a second-row bench, at no extra cost, is a nice caveat.

2023 Palisade Interior Photos

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2023 Hyundai Palisade Dashboard
2023 Hyundai Palisade Steering Wheel Design
2023 Hyundai Palisade Instrument Cluster

Seating and Interior Space

The entry-level Palisade comes with seats for eight as standard, with a bench in both the second and third rows. But every model above the base trim gets second-row captain's chairs, dropping the maximum capacity to seven. In either case, each row gets a decent helping of legroom. Those in the front naturally get the most, with 44.1 inches, but only by a small amount, as secondary-row passengers enjoy 42.4 inches of legroom. The third row only gets 31.4 inches, which doesn't sound like a lot in comparison, but it's on par with what most three-row SUVs offer. Headroom varies a bit, depending on whether or not there is a sunroof installed, with between 39.3 and 40.7 inches in the front, 38.8 - 40.1 inches in the second row, and 37.2 - 37.8 inches for those in the rear-most seats.

Heated and ventilated seating is available to all three rows on most models, though you have to upgrade to the Limited before it becomes standard on the rear seats. Folding or sliding the second-row seats is made easier with power functionality. Aside from that, it's already easy to get in or out, thanks to the high step-in height.

2023 Hyundai Palisade Interior Dimensions:

Hyundai Palisade TrimsSESELXRTLimitedCalligraphy
Headroom Front Seat40.7 in.40.7 in.39.3 in.39.3 in.39.3 in.
Headroom Back Seat40.1 in.40.1 in.38.8 in.38.8 in.38.8 in.
Legroom Front Seat44.1 in.44.1 in.44.1 in.44.1 in.44.1 in.
Legroom Back Seat42.4 in.42.4 in.42.4 in.42.4 in.42.4 in.
Shoulder Room Front61.2 in.61.2 in.61.2 in.61.2 in.61.2 in.
Shoulder Room Rear60.8 in.60.8 in.60.8 in.60.8 in.60.8 in.
Hip Room, Front58.1 in.58.1 in.58.1 in.58.1 in.58.1 in.
Hip Room, Rear57.7 in.57.7 in.57.7 in.57.7 in.57.7 in.

Interior Colors and Materials

Hyundai focuses on durability more than flashiness, so the materials used are hardy but not overly opulent. The SE is the only model to come with basic cloth upholstery, while the SEL and XRT upgrade to H-Tex synthetic leather. If you want the genuine article, the LTD has you covered, and the Calligraphy boasts the most premium Nappa leather. As for color options, you have a limited list, comprising black or gray for cloth and H-Tex, while leather and premium Nappa leather swap dull gray for creamy beige. However, the XRT is limited purely to black on the inside.

2023 Palisade Trunk and Cargo Space

One of the primary selling points of any SUV is cargo space, and three-row cars like the Hyundai Palisade normally fall a little short in this area. Since the extra seating eats into the trunk, many owners end up leaving the rear-most seats down most of the time. Luckily, that isn't the case here, as even with all the seats upright, there is a respectable 18 cubic feet of trunk volume. But, if you do need more room, dropping the third-row seats increases the capacity to 45.8 cubes, which is more in line with large two-row SUVs. Maximum capacity is achieved by lowering all but the frontmost seats, supplying 86.4 cubic feet.

For small-item storage, you get the usual glove box and center armrest cubby, but also four spacious door pockets, an underfloor storage compartment, and a total of 16 cupholders around the cabin. Of course, there are a number of bins around the console and driver controls.

2023 Hyundai Palisade Trunk and Cargo Space Photos

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2023 Hyundai Palisade Trunk Space
2023 Hyundai Palisade Trunk Space with Third Row Folded
2023 Hyundai Palisade Maximum Trunk Space

2023 Palisade Infotainment and Features


People expect a lot from their cars, especially when they need to keep their family comfortable, safe, and entertained. In this regard, the Palisade doesn't leave consumers wanting. Even in base guise, it is well equipped, especially in terms of safety, with forward collision avoidance, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep assist, highway assist, rear parking sensors, and rear cross-traffic alert all included. The conveniences are a little less generous, with a six-way manual driver's seat, manual air conditioning, and cruise control, though a proximity key with push-button start and remote engine start is standard, too. The SEL upgrades to an eight-way power driver's seat, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, and LED interior lights.

A sunroof is included on the XRT, along with heated and ventilated front and second-row seats, an eight-way power passenger seat, and a wireless charger. The Limited and Calligraphy round things out with heated third-row seats, a surround-view monitor, a head-up display, and front parking sensors. The standard highway assist is upgraded on the top-most trim, and smart park assist is added. With the standard Bluelink function, owners can load up seat heating and ventilation, as well as driver profiles, remotely.


As we've come to expect from family vehicles, the infotainment system in the Palisade is quite comprehensive. It centers around a 12.3-inch touchscreen that grants access to all the essentials, like wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, HD Radio, SiriusXM, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and navigation. A six-speaker sound system is standard, but this is upgraded to a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system from the Limited, along with an in-car intercom. There are also plenty of USB-C ports for charging, now that some of the older A ports have been converted. All infotainment settings can be saved to one of the multiple profiles and quickly accessed using the Bluelink system.


How big is the Hyundai Palisade’s trunk?

With all the seats in place, 18 cubic feet of trunk space is provided. However, a maximum of 86.4 cubic feet is available with all the seats folded down.

How many seats does the Hyundai Palisade have?

A maximum of eight seating positions are available, though this drops to seven if you opt for the more comfortable captain's chairs.

How many cupholders does the Hyundai Palisade have?

There are an impressive 16 cupholders spread throughout the interior of the Palisade.

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