2021 Hyundai Palisade

What to Expect On the 2021 Hyundai Palisade

Large, spacious, and tech-laden, the Hyundai Palisade is back for a second model year. This time, in addition to the SE, SEL, and Limited trim levels, Baltimore-area customers can choose a fourth model called the Calligraphy, which is now the Palisade's top-level choice.


The 2021 Hyundai Palisade is one of the roomiest midsize crossover SUVs around, with a passenger volume of 155.3 cubic feet. It is a three-row vehicle with an eight-seater configuration on the SE and a seven-seater configuration on the other three trims. The SEL trim gains front-seat heating, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and driver-side power adjustability. The Limited and Calligraphy models are luxury-oriented, with enhancements such as Nappa leather upholstery, steering-wheel heating, rear-seat heating and cooling, front-seat cooling, front-seat passenger power, and driver-side memory. (The Calligraphy stands out with quilted leather-door panels.)


Riding on 18-inch alloy wheels, the 2021 Hyundai Palisade comes with automatic LED headlights for optimally illuminating the path you're on. Heated power side mirrors are pinned to the front doors, and a wiper and washer are installed for the rear window. LED turn-signal indicators on the side mirrors, sunroof, and roof rails enhance the Palisade at the SEL trim level. The Limited gains LEDs on the taillights (instead of the dimmer halogen light bulbs), a hands-free smart liftgate, dual panels for the sunroof, and 20-inch alloy wheels (in place of the 18-inch ones). The Palisade's exterior aesthetic and functionality peaks at the Calligraphy trim level with unique features such as side-mirror puddle lights, rear accent lighting, front and rear skid plates, and side-door garnishes.

2021 Hyundai Palisade

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Comfort and Convenience

For infotainment, the 2021 Hyundai Palisade combines a six-speaker AM/FM stereo system, HD Radio, Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free calling and audio streaming, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming, five USB ports, and an 8-inch touchscreen. A 7-inch digital instrumentation cluster provides vital driver information, and Rear Seat Quiet Mode technology mutes speakers to keep things quiet behind the front seats. Go for the SEL trim level to gain tri-zone automatic climate control, a proximity keyless entry system with push-button engine start, and auto-dimming ability, and a garage door opener on the rearview mirror. Ultimate convenience and comfort is attainable on the Limited or the Calligraphy, which have wireless charging ability, USB ports in the third row, a trial subscription to SiriusXM Radio, a navigation system, a 10.25-inch touchscreen (in place of the 8-inch), and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon surround sound system.


Under the hood of the 2021 Hyundai Palisade is a 291-horsepower 3.8-liter V6, which is pinned to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The powertrain is configured for brisk acceleration and smooth shifts, as well as for towing for up to 5,000 lbs. Although front-wheel drive is standard, you can go with the all-wheel drivetrain to maximize tire grip on the driving surface. (The Calligraphy has standard all-wheel drive.)


The 2021 Hyundai Palisade combines adaptive cruise control, driver attention warning, forward collision assist, lane following assist, and lane-keeping assist for driver assistance. Also present is a rearview camera with rear parking sensors. A driver’s knee airbag, two frontal impact airbags, two side impact airbags, and two side curtain airbags provide crash protection. The SEL gains more driver assistance in the form of blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and safe exit assist. A surround-view camera (in place of the rearview one), both front and rear parking sensors, ultrasonic rear occupant alert, and highway drive assist go on the Limited and Calligraphy.

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