2021 Hyundai Palisade for Sale in Springfield, MA
As the largest vehicle in the Hyundai lineup, the 2021 Palisade offers three rows of comfortable seating and ample cargo room. Although it faces a lot of competitors in the full-sized SUV segment, it’s in a league of its own – and the industry has recognized it with numerous awards. For the 2021 model year, the Palisade gets several improvements, but one of the most notable among them is the introduction of its most upscale trim level, called the Calligraphy. It gets a full roster of enticing standard features, like all-wheel drive, and a unique appearance accented by 20-inch wheels and a more aggressive grille.
Most of the newest features can be found inside, as the SEL’s available Premium Package now includes an infotainment system with a 10.3-inch touchscreen, integrated navigation, a PA system for easy conversing with the back-row occupants, SiriusXM satellite radio, and a helpful highway drive assist function. Plus, LED headlights and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now standard on all trims. Of course, Hyundai continues to add 3 years/36,000 miles of complimentary maintenance (chiefly tire rotations and oil changes).
Trims and Powertrain
The ’21 Palisade is a seven- or-eight passenger SUV that’s made in four trim levels: SE, SEL, Limited, and Calligraphy. Each is issued a 3.8-liter V6 engine that produces 291 hp and 262 lb.-ft. of torque; the transmission is an efficient eight-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive is standard on all trims (with all-wheel drive available) except for the Calligraphy, which gets standard AWD. According to EPA’s official estimates, 2021 Palisades with FWD get 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, while the AWD versions return 19 city/24 highway.
Standard and Optional Features
The SE shows off several attractive features, such as 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, heated side mirrors, paddle shifters, five USB ports, a rearview camera system, eight-passenger seating (courtesy of the second-row bench seat), and a Rear Seat Quiet Mode, which silences the speakers in the second and third rows so that passengers can nap. The SEL provides roof rails, a moonroof, keyless entry and push-button ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and second-row captain’s chairs, which reduce seating capacity to seven (the bench seat can be added back as an option).
The SEL is also eligible for two optional bundles. The Convenience Package supplies 20-inch wheels, LED taillights, a hands-free liftgate, an auto-leveling rear suspension, a wireless smartphone charger, a 115-volt power outlet, third-row USB ports, and rear side-window sunshades. The Premium Package consists of the contents of the Convenience Package, plus leather upholstery, a PA system, a heated steering wheel, memory functions for the driver’s seat, a power-adjustable front passenger’s seat, heated second-row outboard seats, and power-folding third-row seats.
The Limited gets the features from both packages, plus rain-sensing windshield wipers, a dual-paned sunroof, upgraded Nappa leather upholstery, a driver’s-seat leg-cushion extender, a head-up display, ambient interior lighting, and ventilated front and rear seats. The Calligraphy is distinguished by its 20-inch wheels, unique front and rear fascias, bolder grille, quilted-leather door panels, and microfiber headliner.
Technology and Safety
The SE has an exceptional base infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming capability. The Premium Package upgrades it with a 10.25-inch touchscreen, satellite and HD radio, and navigation. The Limited receives those optional amenities as standard fare, along with a premium 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.
All ’21 Palisades have the automaker’s SmartSense system of active driver aids. In the SE, this consists of forward collision avoidance assist with pedestrian detection, lane keeping and following assist, adaptive cruise control, a driver attention monitor, rear occupant alert, and rear parking sensors. The SEL adds a blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, and safe exit assist. The Convenience Package issues front parking sensors, and the Premium Package adds highway drive assist. The Limited gets the front parking sensors and the highway drive assist system, on top of a surround-view and blind-spot camera.