What is the Palisade?
Hyundai has been a busy, busy car company. The automaker recently revamped nearly its entire lineup and launched its Ioniq line of electric vehicles. We've been impressed by the new models being rolled out. Yet, at least for now, the Palisade is the crown jewel of the brand. This three-row SUV debuted in 2020 and received a significant update for the 2023 model year. Now, the Palisade boasts new looks, a pleasing buttons-and-knobs design inside the cabin, and some enhanced tech features that are available as options. With such a heavy revision behind us, we don't expect many changes, if any, for the Palisade's 2024 model year. But that's not a bad thing.
The 2024 Palisade should retain its 3.8-liter V6 engine under the hood, as well as its smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission. We like the combination, which provides smooth acceleration, but we like other aspects even better. The Palisade counts a cushy ride, spacious interior and generous cargo space as some of its greatest attributes. On top of that, the Palisade has attractive pricing, with loads of standard features included around $40,000 and plush fully loaded models starting near $50,000. And, get this: Its fiercest competitor is a close relative — the Kia Telluride. To choose between the two you could pick your favorite styling, or consider that the Palisade is slightly more expensive in most circumstances. Otherwise, check out rivals like the Honda Pilot, Mazda CX-9 and Volkswagen Atlas for a different flavor.