Your AAA Network

New Generation – Hyundai Palisade

This popular SUV has been reborn with a newer, more expansive model.

Test Drive: Hyundai Palisade

The Hyundai Palisade boasts an upscale design.

(Photo: Hyundai Motor America)

The 2020 Hyundai Palisade, a three-row, front-wheel drive SUV, is Hyundai’s largest vehicle. It easily seats up to eight adults, while having the upscale look and feel of a more expensive vehicle.

The overall ride is comfortable and controlled. Performance from the 3.8-liter V-6 engine is certainly up to the task of moving the Palisade, with plenty of power in reserve. I averaged 26 mpg after several hundred miles of driving, several miles better than the stated Environmental Protection Agency average.

Safety is addressed with a full suite of features, including automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control with lane-keeping and a rear passenger alert system that warns if someone or something is left in the rear seating area. One interesting feature involves the turn signal: When it’s activated, a video feed of the side of the vehicle temporarily replaces the tachometer or speedometer.

There was a time when I would recommend Hyundai models because they were good values, despite their shortcomings. Today that’s not the case. The Palisade competes with the best vehicles in its class and – like all Hyundai models – adds value for the money.

Looking for a new ride? Check out more car reviews at


Leave a Reply

Comments are subject to moderation and may or may not be published at the editor’s discretion. Only comments that are relevant to the article and add value to the Your AAA community will be considered. Comments may be edited for clarity and length.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Enter Your Log In Credentials
Larger version of the image
Send this to a friend