2021 Hyundai Palisade Review, Limited, Colors, Calligraphy, Changes

2021 Hyundai Palisade

The recent launch has brought the biggest and most luxurious Hyundai model we’ve ever seen but that doesn’t mean that the Korean manufacturer will stop on that. We are about to see a few more interesting novelties for the second production year. The first thing we should mention is that the company is preparing a new flagship trim level, called Calligraphy. This will be the range-topping version of the 2021 Hyundai Palisade and the biggest novelty, full of new features.

Other than that, we are about to see a familiar layout. This mid-size SUV has arrived last year and brought something we’ve never seen from Hyundai before. It features a pretty attractive look, upscale cabin and loads of standard equipment. Furthermore, the cabin is really spacious and accommodates seven or eight passengers with ease. Finally, there is a quite potent V6 engine under the hood. The 2021 Hyundai Palisade should hit the market sometime late in the year.

2021 Hyundai Palisade

2021 Hyundai Palisade Changes

As we are talking about a pretty fresh model, which arrived just a year ago, there is no doubt that the 2021 Hyundai Palisade will carry on with the same overall layout. This includes both mechanics and aesthetics, but that doesn’t mean there is no room for bigger novelties. One of the most important things will be the addition of a new trim level, which will be called Calligraphy. This will be a hi-end version of the SUV, which will take luxury to the next level.

Although the exact details are yet to come, we are pretty sure that this model will come with a couple of exclusive styling solutions. Also, you may count on loads of premium features. This includes things like Nappa leather, heated and ventilated seats, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10.3-inch touchscreen etc. Another important thing we should mention is the self-leveling rear suspension, which will be part of standard equipment as well.


When it comes to interior design, we don’t expect to see any particular change for the next year. Of course, the new 2021 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy will come with hi-end materials. Still, all versions of this SUV feature pretty impressive overall quality. This is something we haven’t used to see from the Korean manufacturer. Materials are super fine, while the build quality is pretty impressive as well. Furthermore, seats are massive and supportive, while we particularly like the fact that the first two rows are very spacious, while the third row seems decent as well.

2021 Hyundai Palisade Interior

Given the model’s size, it’s no wonder that the cargo area is also very spacious. You may count on 18 cubic feet behind the third row, while the amount of cargo space behind the second row goes up to 48.5 cubic feet. Finally, the overall cargo capacity goes all-away up to 86.4 cubic feet, which is a really respectable number for the class.


While the new Calligraphy model is about to come with pretty much everything Hyundai offers, the rest of the lineup is expected to carry on pretty much in the same way. This means that base models will come with goodies like a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, an 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, three first-row USB ports, two second-row USB ports, and Bluetooth. That’s quite impressive, but higher trim levels also offer goodies like dual-zone automatic climate control, proximity keyless entry, push-button start, a single- or dual-pane sunroof, puddle lights, ambient lighting, a household-style power outlet, navigation, a 10.25-inch touch screen, satellite radio, HD Radio, wireless device charging, premium audio system.

When it comes to safety, all models come with goodies like forward collision warning, forward automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, a rear occupant alert, lane keep assist, lane centering assist, driver attention monitoring, rearview camera and more. The list of options is also pretty long.

2021 Hyundai Palisade Engine

Under the hood, things are about to remain the same. The 2021 Hyundai Palisade will carry on with the same 3.8-liter V6 engine, which features a max output of 291 horsepower. That is a pretty respectable amount of power that ensures pretty strong acceleration. The engine comes in pair with an 8-speed automatic transmission, which does a pretty good job and ensures a smooth ride. When it comes to fuel economy, you may count on about 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. These are pretty much average numbers for the class.

Some sources also suggest the possibility to see a hybrid version of this SUV. Still, the company is still quiet on this matter.

2021 Hyundai Palisade

2021 Hyundai Palisade Release Date and Price

Despite that the new trim level is on the way, we don’t expect to see 2021 Hyundai Palisade much earlier than usual. So, expect to see it sometime in the second half of the year, probably in the last quarter. Base models should go around 32.000 dollars, while the new Calligraphy trim will probably cost around 50.000 dollars. Some of the rivals are models like Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, Ford Explorer etc.

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