Hyundai Palisade AWD SUV 2022 Motoring Minute Review

Hyundai Palisade – More than any other segment the family SUV’s have grown market share by replacing normal station wagons, people movers and even 4WDs, these, usually seven seat, AWD SUVs are a phenomenon.

Hyundai Palisade 2021 Palisade is a newer addition to the growing ranks of such vehicles and recently won the OzRoamer COTY award for Family SUV, in the diesel AWD version.

Hyundai Palisade Highlander 2022 profile

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Hyundai Palisade interior

They come with two engine options, two drivetrains, two seat configurations and three specification levels.

There is the Palisade, Palisade Elite and Palisade Highlander. The engines are a petrol and diesel choice and either 2WD or AWD. Only the diesel version comes in AWD. More details later.

Hyundai Palisade Highlander 2022 rear seats

You can get either a seven seat or eight seat option as well.

Pricing for the AWD versions is

  • Entry Palisade $59.700 MLP*
  • Mid spec Palisade Elite $66,200 MLP*
  • Top spec Palisade Highlander $75,700 MLP*

Its fair to say that Palisade is BIG yet well-proportioned with dynamics and quietness that belies its size

The familial styling is obvious, but looks more integrated than the Santa Fe.

Inside its spacious. Hyundai have done a great job with the ambience. Even the base model feels luxurious. There is acres of room.

Hyundai Palisade drive selection

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

It drives like a smaller SUV with a level of dynamics and quietness that would sit comfortably on many a European SUV.

As a family SUV its sits between segments almost in a class of its own due to its size. Palisade will comfortably fit the family and luggage for that holiday or trip to the snow,

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Hyundai Palisade Highlander 2022 reverse camera

What is good?

What is not so good?

  • Standard features
  • On road dynamics
  • Interior space
  • No wireless Apple Car Play
  • Adaptive Cruise control not selective
  • No hybrid version

Hyundai Palisade Highlander 2022 engine

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 / 100kg
Servicing 12 Months / 15000 km  Service Plan 5 Year Service cost
Warranty 5yr/ Unlimited km with 1 Yr. Conditional roadside assist

Hyundai Palisade 2021

Overall Rating    

88/100

Behind the Wheel 9
Comfort 9
Equipment 9
Performance 9
Ride and Handling 9
Practicality 9
Fit for Purpose 9
Towing / AWD Capability 7 AWD – 4/5 Towing 3/5
Technology/Connectivity 9
Value for Money 9

*Towing and AWD Capability is compared to other similar vehicles in the same class.

Hyundai Palisade Highlander 2022 boot

Palisade 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 / 100kg

Hyundai Palisade Highlander 2022 rear

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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 / AWD Capability - AWD – 4/5 Towing 3/5 - 7/10
  • 9/10
    Technology/Connectivity - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Value for Money - 9/10
8.8/10

Summary

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

It drives like a smaller SUV with a level of dynamics and quietness that would sit comfortably on many a European SUV.

As a family SUV its sits between segments almost in a class of its own due to its size. Palisade will comfortably fit the family and luggage for that holiday or trip to the snow,

About Rob Fraser 1903 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.