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Hyundai Palisade Review: The Crossover Built For The Whole Family

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When a crossover SUV has the capacity to carry eight people in it, it makes a lot of difference. When it has 16 cup-holders, it means the car is meant for travelers who want to make lengthy cruises that might need to frequently quench their thirst.

This an unapologetically big SUV that has comes with very satisfying modernity. Measuring 196.1 inches long, it is clear the Korean manufacturer really meant to make a statement with this one and the point has clearly been driven home.

The Palisade will feature a 3.8-liter V-6 engine that is coiled for an eight-speed automatic transmission that delivers 291 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque.You can pick a front or all wheel drive.

As if acknowledging that size has a raft of advantages, some Palisade trims come with a 5000-lb towing capacity with some models equipped with a towing package. A distinguishing factor is the in first and second row legroom.

The Palisade boasts of a massive 82.6 inches. This, however, squeezes the third-row legroom to only 31.4 inches.

The infotainment system is quite recognizable. A 10.2-inch touchscreen is among enviable score points. For some reasons, and perhaps to make it feel more physical, Hyundai retained physical buttons for the sound system and the climate control.

Across all trims Android Auto and Apple Carplay compatibility are standard. You can have navigation and a head-up display added at a cost.

Technology add-ins don’t stop there the Palisade can be started using a remote key fob or the Blue Link smartphone application. This is the same app that will assist adjust climate control, lock or unlock the doors, and find the Palisade in a parking lot.

Hyundai claims that these some of these features are also accessible through Android and Apple smartwatch applications. The in-built intercom would make it easy to wake the sleeping passenger on the third row.

This is a newly built-from-scratch car that aims at giving practicality a different approach. We can positively speculate that this car will be a worthy competitor in its class.

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