In spite of the fact that the Palisade isn't even two years old yet, it's already getting its first facelift. This is a truly upscale midsize three-row SUV that’s an affordable alternative to the luxury SUVs on the market today. It's well-equipped in spite of being a relatively modestly priced family SUV (in the lower trim levels anyway).
However, if you choose to indulge a bit more with the top Calligraphy trim, you’ll be getting quite a treat. This trim package includes a high-tech digital gauge cluster, quilted Nappa leather upholstery, and more. According to Kelly Blue Book, not only does the new Palisade offer some pretty luxurious options, but it also has plenty more to offer savvy consumers. This starts with its user-friendly tech, comfortable interior, and really generous three-row seating.
Already a Class Leader
The Hyundai Palisade first came out just a couple of years ago, however, it's already a class leader that stands up nicely alongside some pretty tough competitors like the Chevy Traverse and the Toyota Highlander.
The popular Hyundai Palisade SUV is undergoing a substantial facelift for 2023 which includes new trim packages that are truly off-road-focused. With its super-spacious cabin, bold styling, and excellent warranty, the 2023 Palisade is actually at the top of the list of the best SUVs with three rows of seats on the market today.
Record-Breaking 2022 Sales
The Palisade actually contributed significantly to the early 2022 record-breaking Hyundai sales. In fact, most consumers say that there really isn't much that it does wrong. Following a minor 2022 model year update, according to Carbuzz, their reporters are now in possession of some new hush-hush confidential info about the 2023 Palisade. Overall, the changes are quite extensive, to say the least.
Features of the 2023 Hyundai Palisade
Here are just a few of the 2023 Palisade's many features:
- She drives well.
- She drives herself when needed.
- She offers outstanding passenger comfort.
- She has plenty of interior room.
- She has plenty of luggage space.
- The ride is better than all of the competitive models.
- The entertainment and electronics are top-notch.
- She has lots of good technology.
- Surround cameras work extremely well.
- The collision, backup, and turn warnings aren't overly protective but work perfectly.
- She has safety features that are easy to learn and operate.
- The lane-following feature is perfect.
- The high-quality interior offers controls that are easy to reach.
- The below-the-center console storage is quite handy.
- She sports a push-button transmission, which opens up a lot of front storage space.
- The steering wheel controls can all be easily memorized for knowing what each one does.
- The seats quickly heat up during cold weather.
- The heated steering wheel doesn't get too hot (like other SUVs do) and is very comfortable.
- She gets a consistent MPG of 23 to 28 miles.
The Many Modes of the 2023 Hyundai Palisade
When the 2023 Palisade is in sport mode, it's a very responsive SUV that offers a strong powerband and great shifting. Switch to snow mode for driving in snowy conditions or for off-roading. And, the truth is that you can really tell the difference between those two modes.
They can easily be changed with just a twist of your mode dial and at any speed and that also goes for the spirited driving mode. The 2023 Palisade’s engine lineup will most likely be unchanged from previous years. We can expect to see the exact same 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine designed for delivering 291-horsepower plus 262- pound-feet of torque. However, according to some rumors, there’s also talk about hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains.
Comfortable Third-Row Seats
Getting into the third-row seats of many SUVs can be quite daunting. But, not the 2023 Palisade. It's actually quite simple and passengers don't feel like their knees are in their faces. In fact, most adults can ride comfortably for up to six or even eight hours in the Palisade's third row.
And, some people have even said that they found the third-row seats in the 2023 Palisade even more comfortable than its second-row bench seat. That's probably because the third-row seats recline, allowing passengers to stretch out and relax. It's one of the many reasons why the Palisade is so highly recommended for families. That, and the easy tie-downs for the children's car seats. Overall, it's your best bet for when you need to haul around six (or more adults) in relative comfort.
2023 Hyundai Palisade Pricing
The 2023 Hyundai Palisade prices are expected to start at approximately $34,000 (for the base trim). On the other hand, a fully-loaded Calligraphy model Palisade should most likely end up topping out at about $49,000 (with all-wheel drive). And, according to TopSpeed, the pricing of the 2023 Hyundai Palisade is quite similar to that of the Mazda CX-9, the Toyota Highlander, and the Chevrolet Traverse.
Final Words on the 2023 Hyundai Palisade
It appears now that we might actually be seeing a mid-cycle refresh of the 2023 Palisade. This Hyundai SUV's design language has advanced even more since it first came out in 2020. In fact, a potentially newer fresher face for the 2023 Palisade could be a reflection of the designs of some other more recently updated members of the Hyundai SUVs, including the Kona and the Tucson.
Yes, we may even be seeing the high-tech 10.25-inch infotainment system that's standard on the Kia Telluride (one of the Palisade’s corporate cousins), becoming standard on the 2023 Palisade as well. That'll just be icing on the cake of the feature-rich Palisade. We can expect this new Palisade to be unveiled around the end of 2022 and sales to start in early 2023. On the other hand, other sources say it will go on sale sometime during the Summer of 2022. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
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