The Hyundai Santa Fe XL was replaced by the Hyundai Palisade, which debuted at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. The flagship Palisade's exterior was updated in the first half of 2022, with a wider grille in a bold design and a new bumper design, including a horizontal red stripe above a silver-painted body panel. Nevertheless, the 2023 Hyundai Palisade's revised interior and technology are the most noteworthy changes.
The base price of a 2023 Hyundai Palisade is $34,950, an increase of $1,350 from the base price of a 2022 model year (which was $33,600). The redesigned grille on the 2023 Hyundai Palisade was called "the most noticeable alteration" to the exterior in an article by AutoBlog that compared it to the 2021 model. The doors' locking and unlocking mechanism have also been updated with a touch-sensitive electronic system, doing away with the old push-button mechanism.
A digital display for the climate control system has been added to the interior of the 2023 Hyundai Palisade, which sits alongside the conventional dials. Even though the analog knobs up front make it easy to adjust the temperature, the digital panel in the back makes it possible without touching the infotainment display. The new camera in the rearview mirror is next. When the Palisade's rear cargo area was stuffed with bags and suitcases, the conventional rearview mirror couldn't show anything out the back windshield. Hyundai addressed this possible drawback by introducing a versatile rearview camera with controls for brightness and latitude.
When the Palisade's adaptive cruise control is on, lane changes can be made automatically. Whether utilizing adaptive cruise control or not, the same camera technology can help you stay in your lane. The Palisade's heads-up display (HUD) shows virtual images of vehicles around it, reducing the driver's workload and anxiety in congested or confined areas.
The new seating provides better ergonomics and greater space. For instance, the Hyundai Palisade's driver's seat has a massage feature, and the side bolsters tighten when you switch drive modes or accelerate quickly. Furthermore, heat is now an option for the third-row seats, and the passenger captain's chairs have been upgraded to include little mesh cargo nets on the sides, perfect for stowing away electronic devices or snacks.
Lastly, the new side-view camera could be helpful when parking. The bird's-eye perspective makes it easy to gauge how close you are to the curb or other obstructions. Those contrasting points of view—do they need to be there? Until they run into a circumstance when the subtle differences could be helpful, probably not.
Getting the newer model Hyundai Palisade is probably not worth it if you currently own one. If you've hit your standard limit for retaining a car and the 2023 Hyundai Palisade is the correct size for your needs, it might be worth checking out.
Indeed, the Palisade isn't setting any highway efficiency records. Its standard warranty lasts for five years or 60,000 miles, and its powertrain warranty lasts for ten years or 100,000 miles, making it the best in its class. Finally, the 2023 Hyundai Palisade has won the IIHS's Top Safety Pick+ designation, just like a Volvo XC40, and comes equipped with advanced driver-assist features that are optional on competing vehicles.