2023 Hyundai Palisade Unveils Upgrades and Improvements

The popular Hyundai Palisade just got a mid-cycle update, making the beloved 8-seat full-size SUV even more appealing. The exterior and interior have been refreshed, and there are new comfort and safety technologies. “The upgraded 2023 Hyundai Palisade offers an attractive design and features worthy of Hyundai’s flagship SUV,” said Olabisi Boyle, vice president, product planning and mobility strategy, Hyundai Motor North America. “More than ever, Palisade is the ultimate family vehicle for everyday use and memorable trips.”

Passers-by will notice the new front bumper fascia, with a redesigned grille, new headlights and daytime running lights. The upgraded appearance looks sophisticated, with a more prominent and bold appearance than last year’s model. Additionally, the rear bumper fascia has been redesigned, featuring vertical LED taillights and a new integrated tow hitch cover on the lower portion of the bumper. Keen observers may also notice the standard auto-dimming exterior mirrors. Finally, Hyundai offers two new models of alloy wheels – 18 and 20 inch diameters – to complete the contemporary styling.

Inside the passenger cabin, the automaker updated the dashboard and switchgear. The HVAC vents are now neatly integrated into the dash – neatly integrated into a long horizontal line that runs the length of it – and the switchgear is streamlined (note: its white-on-black contrast is more easy to read). Additionally, ambient lighting has been improved and a new steering wheel design makes it easier to rest one hand at the 6 o’clock position while using adaptive cruise control. Hyundai has also improved seat surfaces and materials (including optional Nappa leather). And top-of-the-range models now come with the new Ergo Motion driver’s seat (offering massage functions for the pelvis, lower back or full body).

Second- and third-row passengers will also find additional amenities in the refreshed 2023 Hyundai Palisade. Engineers redesigned the second-row seats to recline while keeping their armrests horizontal (some trims come with fold-down headrests), and the third-row seats are now heated. And the Calligraphy model now features acoustic laminated glass on the rear doors to improve sound insulation and keep the cabin quieter.

Hyundai has also updated and improved Palisade’s technology. There are new USB-C ports and wireless charging capability has been upgraded from 5 watts to 15 watts for faster device charging. The SUV has also been upgraded with the latest version of Hyundai Digital Key (the system allows an iPhone, Apple Watch or Samsung Galaxy smartphone to lock, unlock and start the vehicle). And the updated 2023 Palisade is the first vehicle in the company’s portfolio to offer Wi-Fi hotspot capability to allow passengers to browse the Internet, listen to music or stream videos. Additionally, premium trims offer a full-view rear-view mirror – the camera-based system allows an unobstructed view behind the vehicle (it can be disabled with the press of a button).

Mechanically speaking, nothing has changed with the powertrain. The standard engine is a naturally aspirated 3.8-liter V6 rated at 291 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque, sending power to the front wheels (FWD) via an 8-speed automatic transmission. The company’s HTRAC All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) system is optional – and it now offers a tow mode (this mode holds lower gears longer for more power and reduced transmission seeking). While the engine and transmission are unchanged, the Palisade’s ride has been slightly improved with new valving on the suspension dampers, and the chassis has been reinforced to improve its rigidity.

The Palisade’s standard Smartsense safety suite includes Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Blind-Spot Collision Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Avoidance Assist, Park Distance Warning , lane following assist, highway driving assist, rear occupant alert, safety exit assist, smart speed limit warning and a warning system. driver’s attention. For 2023, Hyundai has added new driver assistance technology, including Smart Remote Park Assist and Parked Collision Avoidance Assist. There are also new second-row side airbags. As a result, the IIHS should give the 2023 Hyundai Palisade its highest Top Safety Pick+ rating (as it did with the 2022 model).

Hyundai will offer five different trim levels for the 2023 model year. The standard model is the SE (base price around $35,000), followed by the SEL (base price around $38,000). New for 2023 is the XRT Special Edition (base price around $40,000), which offers rugged exterior styling and blacked-out accents. Above is the Limited (base price around $46,000). Finally, the top model is Calligraphy (base price around $49,000).

The revised 2023 Hyundai Palisade, which is currently arriving at dealerships, targets families looking for value for money, comprehensive safety equipment, technical innovations, a spacious and utilitarian interior, interior and exterior styling that is pleasing to the eye and strong driving dynamics – the SUV fulfills these requirements effortlessly. Add to that Hyundai’s impressive warranty (including five full years of roadside assistance and 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain coverage), and the 8-passenger vehicle looks like a solid choice for the buyer. savvy that seeks to tick all the boxes.

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