The 2022 Hyundai Palisade is a sleek and elegant midsize three-row SUV that offers an upscale cabin with scintillating performance and handling. While the Palisade provides a comfortable and refined ride for up to eight people, it’s so much more than a run-of-the-mill family-friendly hauler.
With a Palisade from Huffines Hyundai McKinney, drivers from McKinney, Allen, Farmersville, Prosper, and Frisco can experience this SUV’s sophisticated technology, superior interior cargo space, and a towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds. Here, we’ll take a look at some of the Palisade’s features and impressive capability that puts other midsize SUVs in the shade.
Palisade Trim Levels
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For the 2022 model year, the Hyundai Palisade is offered in SE, SEL, Limited, and Calligraphy trim levels. Each well-appointed trim has model-specific styling details and increasing levels of comfort and equipment. The Palisade’s unique lighting signature ensures it stands apart from the crowd day and night.
Power and Capability
Enabling the Palisade’s superb 5,000-pound maximum towing capacity is a smooth and powerful 3.8-liter V-6 engine that generates 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. It’s paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission with a shift-by-wire push-button gear selector and paddle shifters for fingertip control. Front-wheel drive is standard, or you can opt for the HTRAC all-wheel-drive system.
When you need to haul a trailer, the Palisade offers superb strength and finesse. For maximum towing capabilities, the Palisade comes standard with trailer pre-wiring, a heavy-duty transmission oil cooler, trailer sway control, and hill start assist control. With all-wheel-drive models, you also get downhill brake control, which helps maintain traction when you’re descending an incline without you having to apply the brakes.
Whether you’re navigating the city streets, cruising on the freeway, or tackling the twisting back roads, the Palisade’s performance and handling characteristics ensure you always feel in control. The multi-link independent rear suspension provides a smooth ride, while the Limited and Calligraphy trims feature auto-leveling rear suspension for an even more refined ride.
All Palisades offer the Drive Mode Select feature. Sport mode enhances throttle and steering response, Comfort mode provides a smoother response, while Eco mode optimizes fuel efficiency. Smart mode tailors the engine and transmission responses to your driving style. With all-wheel drive, you also get Snow mode for wintry conditions, along with an all-wheel-drive lock mode.
Around town, the V-6 engine’s stop-start technology helps the Palisade achieve up to 19 mpg. With front-wheel drive, you’ll get up to 26 mpg for highway driving, while all-wheel-drive models will give you up to 24 mpg on the highway.
The Palisade’s striking design ensures that you’ll get noticed wherever your journeys take you. The Palisade creates an imposing road presence with its bold front grille and fascia, elegant, sculpted profile, and distinctive rear-end styling.
The SE features a silver-finished grille, LED headlights, LED daytime running lights and accent lighting, 18-inch alloy wheels, body-color door handles, and color-keyed heated power mirrors with LED turn signals. The SEL adds proximity key entry, door handle pocket lights, satin chrome door handles, a sunroof, and roof rails.
Stepping up to the Limited trim gets you 20-inch wheels, rain-sensing wipers, a dual-panel sunroof, and LED taillights. You also get a convenient hands-free tailgate. Calligraphy models additionally give you a unique grille, premium front and rear skid plates, door mirror approach lights, LED taillights, and premium back accent lighting.
Spacious and Upscale Cabin
The Palisade’s spacious three-row design means you don’t have to leave anybody or anything behind inside. It seats eight people in opulent comfort or seven with the available second-row captain’s chairs. Unlike other three-row midsize SUVs, even the third row offers ample legroom and headroom for adults.
The one-touch second-row seats provide easy access for third-row passengers. The Palisade SEL features a power-adjustable driver’s seat and heated front seats for added comfort. The two top trims offer Nappa leather upholstery, driver’s seat memory, a power-adjustable passenger seat, heated and ventilated front- and second-row seats, third-row power-folding and reclining seats, and a heated steering wheel.
Behind the third-row seats, you have 18 cubic feet of storage space. Folding the third row gives you 45.8 cubic feet of cargo capacity, while with the second and third rows folded, you get an impressive 86.4-cubic-foot cargo area with an additional underfloor compartment. Throughout the cabin, you’ll find convenient storage solutions.
Connectivity and Entertainment
The Palisade’s standard infotainment system features an 8-inch touch screen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, three front and two second-row USB ports, and Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming. The SEL offers the option of a 7-inch multi-information cluster display.
In Limited and Calligraphy models, you get a head-up display and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster that blends seamlessly with a 10.25-inch infotainment touch screen with navigation and a surround-view monitor. These models also offer a 12-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system, an in-car intercom system, dual third-row USB ports, and a wireless charging pad.
Driver Assistance Technology
Helping to keep you, your family, and your cargo safe on the road is the Palisade’s standard Hyundai SmartSense suite of driver assistance technologies. The suite includes driver attention warning, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, lane following assist, blind-spot collision avoidance assist, rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist, rear parking sensors, and automatic high beams.
Rear occupant alert reminds you to check the back seats before leaving your vehicle. In contrast, safe exit assist alerts you to an approaching vehicle from behind and can prevent the rear doors from being opened until it’s safe to do so. Limited and Calligraphy trims add highway driving assist, front parking sensors, and ultrasonic rear occupant alert with audio and visual warnings and smartphone alerts.
All Palisade models also come standard with a vehicle stability system that helps keep you on track. The design features electronic stability control, traction control, trailer sway control, and four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist. You also get a tire pressure monitoring system with individual tire indications.
Visit us at Huffines Hyundai McKinney today for a closer look at the striking features of the 2022 Hyundai Palisade. Alternatively, contact us to arrange a test drive to check out the Palisade’s capability.