In recent years, SUVs have become safer and more economical, and these large vehicles are all the rage these days. Besides, who doesn’t want to get behind the wheel of their own luxury SUV? Massive and spacious, luxury SUVs are equipped with every convenience and technological feature imaginable. Of course, not everyone can bring home a luxurious luxury SUV like a Rolls-Royce Cullinan or a Bentley Bentayga. Even luxury American SUVs like the Cadillac Escalade or Lincoln Navigator are usually beyond the reach of the average buyer. Here’s where Hyundai In recent years, the Korean brand has completely changed its image, becoming one of the best manufacturers on the modern market.
Not only is Hyundai paving the way for the future with its great cars in every segment, but it is also taking the large SUV segment by storm with its largest SUV, the Palisade. A luxury SUV that costs almost half the price of other luxury SUVs on the market today, the Palisade is truly a force to be reckoned with in the market and has just about everything going for it. Let’s take a look at exactly what Hyundai accomplished with the 2023 Palisade, and why it should make other luxury SUV makers nervous.
10/10 The interior of the 2023 Hyundai Telluride is several segments higher
Hyundai has made the 2023 Palisade a truly stylish place to be. The uninitiated would be easily convinced that the Palisade cabin is a much more individually branded cabin if the badges were removed.
The cabin has great plush seats, high-quality upholstery materials, hardware and dashboard, and a great airy feel throughout. The interior of the 2023 Hyundai Palisade is undoubtedly not only the best in its class, but it can also compete with the interior of more expensive luxury SUVs.
9/10 Hyundai Telluride 2023 also does not lose acceleration
The Hyundai Palisade is also great on asphalt. Under the hood of the SUV is a 3.8-liter V6 engine that produces 291 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. While that may not seem like enough on paper, the powertrain gets plenty of performance out of this 4,300-pound SUV.
For more perspective, the $80,000 Cadillac Escalade boasts a 0-60 time of 6.1 seconds, while the $35,000 Hyundai Palisade sprints to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds. The Palisade engine pulls it hard, moving fast and gracefully.
8/10 Hyundai has packed the 2023 Telluride with a full suite of features
Hyundai offers every Palisade with an impressive list of equipment. A large 12-inch touchscreen with satellite navigation and infotainment display is standard on all trims. LED lighting and push-button start, along with Wi-Fi hotspot capability, are also available in every Palisade.
The luxury quotient is mainly enhanced by the Calligraphy trim of the 2023 Hyundai Palisade. With second-row captain’s seats and heated third-row seats, the Palisade Calligraphy trim is nothing short of luxurious, featuring a host of luxury extras.
7/10 The 2023 Hyundai Palisade delivers a luxury SUV experience at half the price
Despite its impressive list of features and luxuries, the Hyundai Palisade won’t break the bank. It almost delivers a luxury SUV experience almost on par with cars that cost almost twice as much.
With its massive size, great looks, plenty of power, plenty of features, and luxury, the 2023 Hyundai Palisade isn’t just a big SUV at a low price. Rather, it’s definitely a luxury experience in its own right, and Hyundai has masterfully crafted every detail of its flagship car.
6/10 The 2023 Hyundai Palisade has no shortage of space
One step into the cabin of the Hyundai Palisade will let you understand how spacious this SUV is on the inside. The SUV has three rows, and adults, not just children, can comfortably sit on all seats, even the rear ones.
Once passengers are comfortably seated, the Palisade offers plenty of room for luggage and equipment, as well as excellent interior storage compartments. Even when all three rows of the Palisade are upright, the boot is a very useful 509 litres.
5/10 The 2023 Hyundai Palisade has massive road presence
The 2023 Hyundai Palisade is impossible to spot in a crowd. The SUV definitely stands out, rides high and looks massive. Despite its size, the Palisade doesn’t seem to have an awkward outside corner or too much overhang.
The purposeful and massive front grille of the 2023 Hyundai Palisade says it all. Wherever it goes, the Palisade looks elegant and powerful, creating a huge presence on the road that passers-by can’t help but notice.
4/10 The 2023 XRT Palisade trim gives the SUV a tougher look
If the standard Palisade’s on-road looks and body weren’t enough, Hyundai also offers the SUV in XRT trim, which takes things up a notch. With dark trim and an overall rugged theme, the Palisade XRT trim comes with 20-inch alloy wheels instead of the usual 18-inch ones.
The XRT also gets different skid plates to make it stand out, as well as a dark front grille. Even the Palisade’s all-white interior seats have been replaced with all-black leatherette seats, complementing the ruggedness of the Palisade XRT.
3/10 The new Hyundai Palisade doesn’t skimp on towing power either
Hyundai made the Palisade powerful enough to be versatile. The 2023 Palisade is not only a great family SUV, but it’s also powerful, fast, versatile and luxurious. Also, this SUV is no slouch when it comes to getting the job done.
With a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, the 2023 Hyundai Palisade handles hauling and hauling with ease, ensuring that owners will leave no room for complaints about its capabilities. It’s this versatility of the Palisade that makes it almost a flagship killer of larger premium luxury SUVs.
2/10 Hyundai Palisade is one of the safest luxury SUVs
Hyundai has been making some of the safest cars on the market lately, and the 2023 Palisade is no exception. The 2023 model has 9 airbags as standard, including full-length side curtain airbags for third-row passengers.
In addition to airbags, the SUV is equipped with safety features including forward collision avoidance system, blind spot collision prevention system, safe exit system, driver attention warning and more. Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control is also available on the 2023 Hyundai Palisade. A testament to the SUV’s safety is its maximum safety rating of 5 out of 5 from ANCAP.
1/10 The 2023 Hyundai Palisade even has remote control features
Using the latest version of Hyundai’s Bluelink connected car services, the 2023 Hyundai Palisade offers some cutting-edge features despite its budget price. The Palisade owner has the ability to remotely set the functions of ventilation and seat heating.
Drivers can even set individual driver settings for the seating position, and the car will notify you if you’ve left any doors or windows open. Such premium luxury features in the Palisade truly make it an SUV to be reckoned with and one that has definitely established itself as a great alternative to the more expensive and premium options that lie several segments above.