2020 Hyundai Palisade Review by Mark Fulmer +VIDEO
By Mark Fulmer
THE AUTO CHANNEL
If you have outgrown your current SUV for your 4+ family, or you have taken up an equipment sport or leisure activities that require a greater amount of space, you are in luck. the 2020 Hyundai Palisade has arrived. And it's driver-friendly, has cool tech, and a carload of value for the money.
This 3 row seater is classified as midsized yet it does not feel or act that way. Power is provided by a 3.8-liter naturally aspirated V6 and an eight-speed automatic, creating 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. The fuel economy ends up in the mid 20s, and there is no hybrid version, yet.
Driver friendly. I suspect that Hyundai has a remarkable group of beta-testing study groups eith that or their designers have really got their act together. I have tested many many cars in this price range with touch-screens, joysticks, and microscopic buttons. They drive you crazy. The Palisade has an excellent blend of analog knobs and a control interface that makes sense. And it's ergonomicly easy and all within reach. A push button shifter keeps the center console open and uncluttered (or available for clutter).
Power. A 3.8-liter naturally aspirated V6, powers an eight-speed automaticand results in 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. It can tow up to 5,000 lbs and on limited models you can opt for load-leveling suspension. There is a seamless feel to the ride which is exactly what you are looking for during lengthy trips. The Palisade 2nd and 3rd rows flatten out for 86 cubic feet of space for all your gear.
- 360-degree camera coverage - Imagine a drone hovering over your car showing you every object surrounding you, every curb, every white line, every vehicle and tree.
- Forward collision warning
- Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection
- Adaptive cruise control with lane-keep assist rear parking sensors.
- Blind-spot viewing system that displays a rear camera feed in the gauge cluster
The Palisade simply has a lot of value-added features, and thethey are designed to be user friendly, making it a mandatory test drive for family car shoppers.