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Hyundai Palisade Review, Interior, For Sale, Colours & Specs in Australia


Hyundai already has a large, three-row SUV in the form of the Santa Fe, so why is the Palisade here?

In short, the Palisade appeals to a different buyer, one who values a little more interior space and the big, brash aesthetic of a more American SUV.

The Palisade also differentiates itself with an eight-seat configuration versus the Santa Fe’s seven (or six in some trims), while also offering either a 3.8-litre V6 or 2.2-litre turbo-diesel powertrain priced from $65,900 before on-road costs to $79,900.

The line-up currently starts at $65,900 for the Palisade Elite (7 Seat) and ranges through to $80,900 for the range-topping Palisade Calligraphy Black INK (7 Seat).

Hyundai Palisade Interior

Big doors and heaps of interior space combine with thoughtful storage options, to deliver family-friendly practicality.

A 2022 design facelift brought a centre air vent that's more neatly integrated, a new-look four-spoke steering wheel, plus a 12.3-inch HD multimedia screen, and 12.3-inch digital instrument display.

Hyundai Palisade Interior

Hyundai Palisade Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Hyundai Palisade varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $65,900 and going to $80,900 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2023 SUV 3.8L, ULP, 8 SP AUTO $65,900 $80,900
2022 SUV 3.8L, ULP, 8 SP AUTO $52,140 $81,180
2021 SUV 3.8L, ULP, 8 SP AUTO $51,590 $79,750
2020 SUV 3.8L, ULP, 8 SP AUTO $54,670 $78,430
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Hyundai Palisade Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Hyundai Palisade here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Would a Hyundai Palisade comfortably carry my family as well as safely tow a 3500kg loaded camper trailer?

    The short answer is no. The Palisade in either petrol or turbo-diesel form is rated to tow a maximum of 2200kg. Towing a heavier load than that would be illegal, void your warranty and insurance and would simply be outright dangerous.

    Beyond the towing element, the Palisade would be a great choice for a growing family of teenagers as it’s huge inside, comfortable and has a flexible seating layout. However, if you really want to tow a 3.5-tonne camper (which is what a family of that size probably needs for a vanning holiday) then you’re better off going for a four-wheel-drive wagon like a Nissan Patrol or Toyota LandCruiser.

    These vehicles offer seven seats (unlike a dual-cab ute) and have the towing capacity to do what you need them to. That said, at 3500kg, you’re right on the limit of their legal towing capacity, so you’d need to accurately know the mass of the caravan or camper and then add the weight of any gear inside it including drinking water and luggage. All those things add to the towed mass and can easily take and already heavy camper-trailer beyond the legal towing limit of the vehicle.

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  • Which popular mid to large SUV is best for a family?

    This is a really interesting question, because most car-makers tend to quote their products’ luggage capacity in litres, rather than a set of dimensions in each direction. Even then, it’s not that simple as there are different methods fort calculating the cubic capacity of a load space, and the two methods are not readily comparable. It’s also a bit of a con-job, because a figure in litres mean very little to most people, while actual measurements in centimetres would be much more relatable.

    In any case, since you obviously have two kids with cellos and school-bags, it’s clear that you’ll also need the rear seat for at least one passenger, so you need to find a vehicle that either has enough space in the rear with the first two rows of seats in place, or a car that has a split-fold rear seat to allow longer loads (like a cello or two) to pass from the luggage area into the rear seat space. The good news there is that many (if not all) SUVs do, in fact, have this split-fold seat, and that will surely accommodate even a full-sized cello which, after a bit of scratching around, I discovered is about 121cm long.

    If, however, you need to occupy the whole rear seat with passengers, then you need to find an SUV that is wide enough to accept the cellos loaded across (or diagonally across) the car. That won’t be easy, because most vehicles just aren’t that wide inside. Even a conventional full-sized car-based Holden or Ford utility (which aren’t being made any longer) is only about 1400mm wide. And if you check out something like a Hyundai Santa Fe, it’s load area with the third row is feats down is just 1080mm at its narrowest point. Even the huge Hyundai Palisade is just 1111mm across the narrowest point of its load area. There will be areas where the space is wider, but that narrowest point is usually between the rear wheel-arches.

    I’ll also take a punt and suggest that the cellos in question are either in carry-bags or even hard-cases which would add even more to their length. So you might find it very difficult to find anything that will accommodate a 1.2 or 1.3 metre cello lengthways in the luggage area without resorting to folding down half the second-row seat. Even a big car like a Volvo XC90 has just 1220mm of load length with the rear seat in place, and mid-sized station-wagons typically have less than a metre between the tailgate and the rear seat. The best idea might be to make a short-list of cars you’d be happy with and then visit the relevant showrooms with a tape measure (or even a cello) in your hand.

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Hyundai Palisade Colours

The Palisade is available in a choice of nine colours, including the standard 'Creamy White mica' and the optional premium 'Graphite Grey metallic' and 'Sierra Burgundy', 'Moonlight Blue' and 'Abyss Black mica', as well as 'Shimmering Silver metallic', 'Robust Emerald mica', plus 'Highlander-exclusive Olivine Grey metallic' and 'Gaia Brown mica.'

  • Creamy White
  • Graphite Grey
  • Shimmering Silver
  • Abyss Black
  • Moonlight Blue
  • Robust Emerald
  • Sierra Burgundy
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Hyundai Palisade Dimensions

The dimensions of the Hyundai Palisade SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2023 SUV 1750x1975x4995 mm 203 mm
2022 SUV 1750x1975x4980 mm 203 mm
2021 SUV 1750x1975x4980 mm 203 mm
2020 SUV 1750x1975x4980 mm 203 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Hyundai Palisade Dimensions

Hyundai Palisade Seats

The Palisade has four models – Elite 7 and Highlander 7 (seven seats) or the Elite 8 and Highlander 8 (eight seats). On the seven-seat options, you have the following configuration: 2/2/3. On the eight seat options, it becomes 2/3/3.

You can choose between the following seat trims, depending on the model you choose - ‘Black’ synthetic leather, ‘Black Nappa Leather’, or ‘Navy/Warm Grey Nappa Leather’.

On all models – the middle row has two ISOFIX mounts and on the eight-seat models, a third top-tether child seat mount is added (middle seat). The third row has one ISOFIX mount and two top-tether child seat mounts.

Hyundai Palisade Towing Capacity

The Hyundai Palisade has maximum towing capacity of 2200kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2023 SUV 2200kg 2200kg
2022 SUV 2200kg 2200kg
2021 SUV 2200kg 2200kg
2020 SUV 2200kg 2200kg
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Hyundai Palisade Fuel Consumption

The Hyundai Palisade is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel, — and ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 7.3L/100km for SUV /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2023 SUV 7.3L/100km 2.2L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2023 SUV 10.7L/100km 3.8L 8 SP AUTO
2023 SUV 10.7L/100km 3.8L ULP 8 SP AUTO
2022 SUV 7.3L/100km 2.2L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2022 SUV 10.7L/100km 3.8L ULP 8 SP AUTO
2021 SUV 7.3L/100km 2.2L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2021 SUV 10.7L/100km 3.8L ULP 8 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 7.3L/100km 2.2L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 10.7L/100km 3.8L ULP 8 SP AUTO
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Hyundai Palisade Accessories

The Elite grade kicks things off at $65,900 for the petrol 2WD and $69,900 for the diesel AWD. It retains features like 12-speaker Infinity audio, active cruise, leather-appointed seats, dual-zone climate, a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, LED headlights, DRLs, tail-lights and fog lights, and a power tailgate. Plus, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, 12.3-inch HD multimedia screen, a glass sunroof, remote start and Bluelink connected services. 

Step up to the Highlander ($75,900 petrol 2WD / $79,900 diesel AWD) and things like Nappa leather-appointed seats, ventilated first and second row seats, rain-sensing wipers, and an eight-way power-adjustable front passenger’s seat are standard. As well as a 3D surround view function, remote smart, wing type headrests on the outer positions on the second row, and a digital interior mirror.

Hyundai Palisade Wheel Size

The Hyundai Palisade has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 245x50 R20 1 for SUV in 2023.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2023 SUV 245x50 R20 1 245x50 R20 1
2022 SUV 245x60 R18 1 245x60 R18 1
2021 SUV 245x60 R18 1 245x60 R18 1
2020 SUV 245x60 R18 1 245x60 R18 1
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Hyundai Palisade Wheel Sizes

Hyundai Palisade Boot Space

With all three rows upright, the Palisade's boot space is 311 litres (VDA), which is enough to be useful for day trips when you have a full house on-board. Fold the third row and that grows to 704 litres, and with the second and third rows down you’re at 2447 litres.

Hyundai Palisade Boot space Hyundai Palisade Boot space

Hyundai Palisade Speed

Expect the turbo-diesel Palisade to accelerate from 0-100km/h in around 10 seconds. The free-revving (and circa 90kg lighter) petrol Palisade will hit the same mark in roughly eight seconds. Expect a top speed of around 210km/h for both.