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Hyundai Palisade



Here is Hyundai's official web page for the Palisade.


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Safety: Here is an interesting article explaining why the Hyundai Palisade got an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ whereas the corporate sibling Kia Telluride did not.


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Autoweek feels that the Palisade may just be the standard-bearer in its class. They really liked the interior roominess and how the 6-foot journalist could sit behind himself in the second row and even in the third row. He pointed out that there is extra second-row foot room under the front seats, which apparently isn't very common in this class. He was impressed by the powerful 3.8L V6 and the 8-speed automatic it was attached to. When considering drive comfort, driving dynamics, easy-to-use controls, and then factoring in price, he said its the one to beat.


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Would you like to see a video review of the Palisade? commented after driving the car in Idaho. They mention that it is comfortable to drive to match the comfort of the interior, comes with a long list of standard and available amenities, has tons of interior space, and is highly competitive in the segment.


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Automobile Magazine drove a Korean-spec version of the Palisade in South Korea. They pointed out that the the Palisade is roomy and comfortable and can even fit average-sized adults in the third row. The handling was responsive and composed on back roads and the ride never got rough during some mild off roading. Controls are easy to use and there are safety systems galore. They sum up saying the Palisade is a nice place to spend time and that it shows that Hyundai is at the top of its SUV game right now.


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Car and Driver also drove the Korean-spec version, which is supposed to drive just like the one we get excepting that we get a different engine. They comment that the ride and steering are well-balanced allowing for reasonable handling for the size as well as a comfortable ride. They praised the up-level materials in the cabin and the generous array of tech. It is the largest SUV Hyundai has ever made and they point out that adults can comfortably sit in all three rows while also delivering a reasonable amount of cargo room behind the third row of seats.


Car and Driver points out 10 of their favorite features about the Hyundai Palisade that proves that it was more thoughtfully designed than its competition. Among their favorites are the way the second row releases to allow access to the third row and the cord tunnel for the front center bin.


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AutoBlog praises the Palisade as having a "uniquely elegant cabin" in its competitive set, with "shockingly good" quality. Definitely a step up from the competition in this regard. They go on to explain that it is one of the largest 3-row crossovers yet provides a well-rounded driving experience.


AutoBlog did a neat little series of photos-and-explanations to describe how much gear actually fits in the back of the Palisade, both with all seats in the upright positon, and with the "40" side of the 60/40 third row folded.


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