The Palisade is a Yank Tank made to look better. The car was initially aimed at the American market where it isn't even all that big. Given Hyundai has to make a statement when you can have a Chevy or a Ford this big, the Korean company went all in, also staving off big units from Toyota.
There's about a hectare of grille on the front, flanked by Hyundai's signature upside down lighting. Here on the Highlander, you get the full LED treatment which looks very high-tech.
Some will call the front end heavy-handed. Well, to be accurate, some have, but a look around at similar chonkers reveals large grilles. Hyundai just went biggest.
It's a solid go and looks pretty good, especially with the dark glass of the top of the range. And then out back it's a big wide tailgate with slim, tall tail-lights.
Climbing inside you'll find a very nicely put together interior. The dash area sweeps majestically across the car and is split by a very wide console. It's fairly high-end looking, with a Mercedes-like double digital screen set up, one for the media system and the other for the dash, at least in Highlander.
The centre console is fairly clean, with a modest set of buttons for things like the transmission and climate control and a big dial to choose the drive modes.
You can also slide a cover over the space for the cupholders and wireless charger. And the Highlander has some surprisingly good-looking fake wood, which I am rarely on board with.