If you’ve been looking for a midsize SUV that delivers a refined ride, plenty of passenger space, comfortable seats, and a long list of standard safety features, there may be a 2021 Hyundai Palisade in your future. The Palisade is Hyundai’s largest and most upmarket SUV, providing seating for up to eight passengers in three rows. Fontana Hyundai Shoppers also get Hyundai’s incredible warranty.
According to dealers serving Fontana, Hyundai dealership visitors will enjoy the new top-of-the-line Calligraphy trim, which brings an even higher level of comfort and convenience to the Palisade lineup. Standard features for the Calligraphy include bold 20-inch wheels, an exclusive grille finish, unique exterior lighting, and standard all-wheel drive. The beautiful interior features a faux-leather headliner, a perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel and quilted leather seats.
Other changes for 2021 include standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, LED headlights and HD radio. The optional Premium package for the SEL trim now comes with integrated navigation, a 10.3-inch infotainment display, SiriusXM satellite radio, a semi-autonomous driving mode and an in-car intercom.
The automotive media gives the 2021 Hyundai Palisade great reviews, with Cars.com writing: “The Palisade boasts a luxurious interior with a large cargo hold and roomy seating for up to eight people. It’s an enjoyable SUV to drive thanks to its surefooted handling and well-cushioned ride quality … The 2021 Hyundai Palisade definitely deserves consideration if you’re shopping for a midsize SUV. It offers a lot of refinement and practicality at a price that’s hard to beat.”
The 2021 Hyundai Palisade is available in four trim levels, listed as SE, SEL, Limited and Calligraphy. All trims are powered by a 3.8-liter V6 that puts out 291 horses and 262 lb-ft, teamed to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The Calligraphy trim comes with all-wheel drive, while the other trims get standard front-wheel drive and available all-wheel drive. Towing capacity maxes out at 5,000 pounds
The 2021 Palisade gets excellent fuel economy, with an EPA-estimated rating of 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway for models with front-wheel drive.* All-wheel-drive models return 19 mpg city/24 mpg highway.
Even the base Palisade SE trim gets a long list of standard features, including keyless entry/ignition, automatic LED headlights, one-touch sliding second-row seats, an 8-inch infotainment display, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Advanced safety features that come standard include rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, automatic high-beam headlights, driver drowsiness monitoring and a rear-seat alert.
Safety is important for buyers deciding on a family SUV. The 2021 Hyundai Palisade passes its crash tests with flying colors. The NHTSA gave the Palisade its highest rating of five stars for overall safety. The Palisade also received the top score of Good in all IIHS crash tests.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2021 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.