2020 Hyundai Palisade

Original MSRP Range
$31,775 - $46,625
Available Style(s)
Sport Utility
19 - 19 MPG City / 24 - 26 MPG Hwy
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2020 Hyundai Palisade

What We Like

  • Great exterior styling
  • Impressive levels of standard and available content
  • Genuinely comfortable third row and useable luggage space behind

What We Don't

  • Only one powertrain available
  • Could use a little more horsepower for spirited driving


Expert Rating

4.7/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.6/ 5


What's New in the 2020 Hyundai Palisade?

Everything. Built in South Korea for the North American market, the Palisade rides on a new platform, and is longer, wider and taller by about three inches in each dimension than the Santa Fe XL that it replaces, and rides on a 114.2-in wheelbase (four inches longer than Santa Fe XL). It uses a bigger, more powerful V6 engine and an 8-speed automatic transmission, adding two speeds to Santa Fe XL's capability. The Palisade's interior is more spacious, including 4.5 additional cu ft. behind the third row and an additional inch of third-row legroom. Hyundai has simplified its packaging for Palisade, with a well-equipped base SE model and loaded Limited model bracketing a more configurable mid-trim SEL model, designed to address both value and aspirational buying trends. See the 2020 Hyundai Palisade models for sale near you

Which Palisade is the Best?

The 2020 Hyundai Palisade is an elegant, competent, midsize 3-row crossover SUV that is a worthy successor to the Santa Fe XL. At $31,550, the SE FWD base model represents a solid value, while the loaded Limited at $44,700 approaches luxury qualification. If you're in the market for a new family vehicle, add the Palisade to your list for consideration. Find a Hyundai Palisade for sale

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How Much Does a 2020 Hyundai Palisade Cost?

All Palisade models come with a naturally aspirated 3.8-liter V6 engine with gasoline direct injection and four valves per cylinder with variable valve timing. Running on the Atkinson Cycle, the V6 puts out 291 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. An 8-speed shift-by-wire automatic transmission with FWD or available AWD puts the power to the ground.

SE (starting at $31,550 with FWD; $33,250 with AWD) models are well-equipped, with automatic headlights with high-beam assist, LED daytime running lights, heated power outside mirrors, 8-passenger seating, cloth seating surfaces, second-row power folding seats, a tilt-and-telescoping haptic feedback steering wheel, remote keyless entry, radar cruise control with stop and go, an 8-in display audio system with rear seat quiet mode, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

SEL (starting at $33,500 with FWD; $35,200 with AWD) models add no-charge second-row captain's seats or bench seat choice, heated front seats, a remote engine starter, and proximity key entry with push-button start. Available features include LED headlights and taillights, a sunroof, a hands-free lift gate, an 8-way power driver's seat with integrated memory function, ventilated front seats, leather seating surfaces, heated second-row seats, third-row power seats, a heated steering wheel, a 10.25-in color touchscreen with onboard navigation and traffic flow via HD Radio, a 7-in high-resolution TFT LCD multi-information display, multiple device connection, Driver Talk in-car intercom, a QI wireless charging pad and Blue Link Connected Car System.

Limited (starting at $44,700; $46,400 with AWD) models include all of the standard and available features from SEL, plus additional standard features including side-mirror approach lights, a dual sunroof, heated and ventilated captain's seats in the second row (no bench option), premium Nappa leather seating surfaces, a 630-watt Harmon Kardon premium audio system with 12 speakers, QuantumLogic Surround and Clari-Fi Music Restoration Technology, a 12.3-in full digital display instrument cluster, a head-up display, a surround-view monitor, blind spot monitoring and ambient lighting.

Palisade Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Palisade Limited AWD$46,625 / $44,0106 Cylinder29119 / 248-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Palisade Limited FWD$44,925 / $42,4206 Cylinder29119 / 268-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Palisade SE AWD$33,475 / $32,2166 Cylinder29119 / 248-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Palisade SE FWD$31,775 / $30,6016 Cylinder29119 / 268-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Palisade SEL AWD$35,425 / $33,5386 Cylinder29119 / 248-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Palisade SEL FWD$33,725 / $31,9486 Cylinder29119 / 268-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD

Is the 2020 Hyundai Palisade a Safe Car?

The Palisade comes with a host of standard and available safety features as part of the Hyundai SmartSense suite. Standard features include forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assist, high beam assist, driver attention warning, smart cruise control with stop and go, lane following assist, and rear occupant alert. Available features include blind-spot collision-avoidance assist, safe exit assist, rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist, and ultrasonic rear occupant alert.

5 Year Cost to Own

$45,515 ($0.61 per mile)

5-Year Cost to Own includes out of pocket expenses like fuel and insurance, plus the cars loss in value over time (depreciation)See Detailed Cost to Own

Original Warranty

Basic5 Years/60,000 Miles
Drivetrain10 Years/100,000 Miles
Corrosion7 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance5 Years/Unlimited Miles
Maintenance3 Years/36,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
  • Premium Pkg
  • Convenience Pkg
  • Trailering Pkg
  • Winter Pkg


2020 Hyundai Palisade vs the competition

2020 Ford Explorer – One of the sales leaders gets a makeover, including a switch back to rear-wheel drive.

2019 Subaru Ascent – A new entry into the three-row class from the formidable minds at Subaru, all-wheel drive standard.

2019 Volkswagen Atlas – The biggest SUV that VW has built to date is also one of its best.

2020 Toyota Highlander – One of the best minivan alternatives will get a makeover for 2020, and it’s bound to be good.

2019 Mazda CX-9 – Mazda is making a push toward premium, and hasn’t lost its Zoom-Zoom.

2019 Honda Pilot – It’s tough to beat Pilot’s ride and reliability, even if its looks are still a little truck-ish.

2019 GMC Acadia/2019 Chevrolet Traverse/2019 Buick Enclave – GM’s three-row trio have been differentiated a little, but still share the same platform and enviable passenger comfort.

2020 Kia Telluride – The new corporate sibling shares a platform (but no sheet metal) with the Palisade.

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