A Class Of Its Own

Hyundai Palisade Reviews | Overview

HYUNDAI is renowned for its seven-seat family members haulers. The Santa Fe has been a stalwart of the local SUV scene considering that 2007, and by way of 3 generations, the product has enhanced by every conceivable metric… Even so, some people regard the Santa Fe as a 5-seater with an excess pair of occasional seats – not a “true” 7-seater. For them, the entire-dimensions Palisade is the remedy.


The Palisade debuted at the Los Angeles Motor Clearly show in 2018, was ultimately adapted for right-hand-drive markets and went on sale Down Below in late 2020. Centered on a stretched version of the Santa Fe’s system, the Palisade is 210mm for a longer time and 85mm broader than its sibling, which is why it offers notably a lot more passenger and cargo room. It’s also obtainable in 8-seat guise…


8-seat Palisade derivatives come fitted with 5 youngster-seat anchorages with ISOFIX connection points in the two outboard second-row seats and a single 3rd-row seat. 7-seat variations, in flip, have four kid-seat anchorages in combination with a few ISOFIX details.


Sixteen cupholders, seven USB shops and a myriad cubby and storage spaces are delivered, whilst the third-row seats have reclining backrests and there is a 1-contact tilt and slide perform for transferring the 2nd row ahead (by 220mm) to permit less complicated accessibility to the rearmost seats.


The Palisade is run by both a 217kW/355Nm 3.8-litre V6 petrol motor that drives the entrance wheels or a 147kW/440Nm 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel in conjunction with all-wheel drive. 


According to ADR put together cycle testing, petrol versions consume an typical of 10.7 litres of gasoline for each 100km and turbo-diesel types 7.3L/100km. Both equally powerplants are paired with an 8-velocity automatic transmission, although all derivatives’ braked towing ability is detailed at 2200kg.


We tested the mid-tier Palisade Elite with a turbo-diesel motor and all-wheel generate (Hyundai says diesel AWD variants account for just about 70 for each cent of the range’s gross sales). Priced from $65,500 (additionally on-road expenses), the five-doorway SUV expenses just $300 a lot more than the leading-spec Santa Fe Highlander, but it presents noticeably much more house – and is pretty just about as perfectly-equipped.


As normal, the model involves 18-inch alloy wheels with a comprehensive-dimensions spare, black leather-based upholstery with electric adjustment for the driver, tri-zone climate regulate (with vents for all three rows of seats), keyless entry and ignition, third-row intercom, “Quiet Mode” audio isolation, a wireless charging pad, entrance- and rear parking sensors, a reversing digicam, self-dimming rear-check out mirror, auto headlights, additionally adaptive cruise management with Halt & Go features.


A 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment array incorporates indigenous satellite navigation and DAB+ electronic radio, supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, moreover it features the potential to pair multiple Bluetooth-enabled equipment simultaneously. Audio comes courtesy of a 12-speaker Infinity top quality audio procedure.


Basic safety package incorporates an electric powered park brake with automobile-keep function, tyre-tension monitoring, 6 airbags (which include curtain airbags for the third row of travellers), forward collision warning, AEB with pedestrian and bicycle owner recognition, lane-maintain and lane-departure warning, blind-location monitoring with rear cross-site visitors avoidance, driver alertness check, higher-beam support, and rear seat occupant detection.


Like its stablemates, the Palisade is backed by a 5-12 months/unlimited-kilometre warranty with roadside guidance and capped-rate servicing ($399 for petrol variations, $469 for their diesel equivalents). Support intervals are established at 12 months or 15,000km (whichever comes very first) with 


The Palisade competes in the SUV Significant (less than $70,000) section. Its rivals consist of the Ford Everest, Isuzu MU-X, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Mitsubishi Pajero Activity, Toyota LandCruiser Prado, as effectively as the Santa Fe, Kia Sorento, Mazda CX-9, Nissan Pathfinder, Skoda Kodiaq and Toyota Kluger.

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