Hyundai Palisade 2.2L CRDi AWD 2021 Review

We drive the Hyundai Palisade on a Road Test Review

Hyundai Palisade is another alternative for transporting a family around. We drove the seven seat top spec Highlander version and really enjoyed it.

Hyundai Palisade Highlander front qtr Palisade is BIG yet well-proportioned with dynamics and quietness that belies its size and will comfortably fit the family and luggage for that holiday or trip to the snow, which we had intended to do but the Sydney Covid lockdown put an end to that.

Palisade is powered by a 2.2L diesel engine that produces 147kW and 440Nm driving through a smooth 8 speed sports AT and AWD.

This is a well-tested and practical configuration that is easy to drive with enough oomph when needed.

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Hyundai Palisade interior

Inside it is spacious and has a premium feel to the cabin. The driver’s seat is very comfortable with multiple adjustments and you simply ease into the drive mode. The ride is smooth, handling is good for a family wagon and you can easily drive for hours feeling quite relaxed.

As you would expect it is packed with all the safety, comfort and luxury features that Hyundai can fit in there.

Pricing is a touch under $75,000 for the 2.2L Highlander, plus the usual costs. Its getting a bit pricey but you get a lot for your money.

Hyundai Palisade Highlander rear seats

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Hyundai Palisade Highlander

 What is good?

  • Standard features
  • On road dynamics
  • Interior space

What is not so good?

  • No wireless Apple Car Play
  • Adaptive Cruise control not selective
  • No front fog lights

Hyundai Palisade Highlander front

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Hyundai Palisade Highlander front

Model   

Hyundai 2.2L Palisade Highlander 7 Seat AWD  

Model Price $74,876 MLP*
Engine 2.2L 4 Cyl Turbo Diesel
Drivetrain 8 Sp Sport AT AWD
Power 147kW @ 3,800 rpm
Torque 440Nm @ 1750-2750 rpm
Safety TBC
CO2 Emissions 193 g/km
Economy ADR 7.3 L/100km
Tow Capacity/Tow Ball 2200 Kg / TBCkg
Servicing 12 Months / 15000 km  Service Plan 5 Year Service cost
Warranty 5yr/ Unlimited km with 1 Yr. Conditional roadside assist

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

Hyundai Palisade Highlander rear qtr

Overall Rating    

87/100

Behind the Wheel 9
Comfort 9
Equipment 9
Performance 9
Ride and Handling 9
Practicality 9
Fit for Purpose 9
Towing Capability 7
Technology/Connectivity 9
Value for Money 8

Hyundai Palisade Highlander profile

Dimensions

 
Overall Length 49805mm
Wheelbase 2900mm
Width / Height 1975mm / 1750mm
Unladen ground clearance / wading depth Up to 203mm / TBA mm
Approach / Rampover / Departure angles 18.5 degrees / 16.3 degrees / 21.2 degrees
Fuel Tank  / Turning Circle 71 Litres / 11.8mts KTK
Kerb Weight / Payload / GVM / GCM 2059kg / 621kg / 2680kg / 4880KG
Towing Capacity / Tow Ball rating 2200kg / TBCkg

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  • 9/10
    Behind the Wheel           - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Comfort - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Equipment - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Performance             - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Ride and Handling  - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Practicality             - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fit for Purpose - 9/10
  • 7/10
    Towing Capability  - 7/10
  • 9/10
    Technology/Connectivity - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Value for Money - 8/10
8.7/10

Summary

Hyundai Palisade is another alternative for transporting a family around. We drove the seven seat top spec Highlander version and really enjoyed it.

Pricing is a touch under $75,000 for the 2.2L Highlander, plus the usual costs. Its getting a bit pricey but you get a lot for your money.

About Rob Fraser 1723 Articles
Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.