Hyundai’s mid-size SUV has been around for more than a year and it has already established itself as one of the best models in the segment. After its arrival for the 2021 model year, the second production year has brought a new range-topping version called Calligraphy, which makes this SUV more luxurious than ever. Therefore, it’s hard to believe that a major novelty could come for the third production year as well. Most likely, the 2022 Hyundai Palisade will be a typical carryover model.
This means you may count on the same overall design, which has so many great things to offers. This is a pretty luxurious SUV, which is also spacious and comfortable. The level of practicality is at a high level as well, while the ride is super smooth. We also like the pretty long list of standard and available equipment, while the engine is powerful and quite capable. Since there are no significant changes to come for the next year, we presume that the launch date will be scheduled for the end of the year.
2022 Hyundai Palisade Design
This aspect definitely won’t bring changes. We are talking about a pretty fresh model, which has been around for just a year and a half. It feels fresh in every aspect and that includes the mechanics as well. We particularly like the chassis, which provides a comfortable ride, without sacrificing the driving experience that much. This is the biggest Hyundai model in the lineup, which measures 114.2 inches in wheelbase, which is quite typical for the class.
Styling-wise, the 2022 Hyundai Palisade will continue with a quite unique appearance, which may not be everyone’s cup of tea but definitely show how serious this SUV is. Versions like Calligraphy look particularly attractive, with unique grille, wheels and other parts.
In our humble opinion, this is the most impressive part of the vehicle. Just one look and you will realize that the overall quality is on par with many mid-size SUVs with a premium badge. Materials are great, the dashboard looks very stylish, while everything is built with great precision. Add to this the long list of standard and available tech goodies and you get one of the best-looking cabins in the class.
Besides the great quality, this cabin also offers plenty in terms of practicality. With 114.2 inches in wheelbase, this is a typical mid-size SUV. Still, the SUV feels even bigger from the inside. For example, the first row offers astonishing 44.1 inches of legroom, while the second and third-row are also adult-friendly. Also, this is actually an 8-seater, which is a rare thing among mid-size crossover. When it comes to the cargo area, you may count on about 18 cubic feet behind the third row, 46 behind the second and on 86.5 cubic feet of the total cargo volume. That’s above average for the class.
This aspect may bring a couple of novelties but most of the things will probably remain the same. The current model comes with things like an 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, HD Radio, Bluetooth, and five USB ports. Additionally, you can get things like a 10.2-inch touch screen, navigation, satellite radio, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon stereo, two additional USB ports, wireless device charging, 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, proximity keyless entry, push-button start, remote start, dual-zone automatic climate control, a panoramic sunroof, ambient interior lighting etc.
When it comes to safety, all models are equipped with things like a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, LED headlights with automatic high beams, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, driver drowsiness monitoring, and a rear-seat alert. Additionally, you can get a surround-view parking camera system, a head-up display, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross traffic alert are available.
2022 Hyundai Palisade Engine
The 2022 Hyundai Palisade will carry on with the same V6 engine under the hood. It is a familiar 3.8-liter V6, which puts out around 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That’s plenty enough to move this crossover with ease, while the 8-speed automatic transmission makes the ride really smooth. The whole package feels very refined. Standard models feature front-wheel drive, while the AWD layout is available.
When it comes to fuel economy, you may count on about 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. That’s about average for the class. Models with AWD are good for about 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.
2022 Hyundai Palisade Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2022 Hyundai Palisade sometime in the last quarter of the year. When it comes to the price, base models should go around 33.000 dollars. Competition is pretty tough and some of the key players in the segment are models like Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot, Chevy Traverse etc.