Able to carry up to eight people in three rows of seats, the 2022 Hyundai Palisade is one of the larger midsize SUVs you can buy. It has a powerful 291-hp V6 engine, front-wheel drive (FWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD), and provides up to 86.4 cu. ft. of cargo space with both rear rows of seats folded down. The maximum towing capacity is 5,000 lbs when the SUV is properly equipped.
What’s New for the 2022 Hyundai Palisade?
For 2022, Hyundai makes few changes to the Palisade lineup. The base SE trim adds several new standard features, including turn signal indicators on the side mirrors, an active blind-spot monitoring system, and an active rear cross-traffic alert system. Safe Exit Assist is also standard, a feature that warns the driver and passengers if it is unsafe to exit the vehicle because a car or cyclist is approaching from the rear.
Hyundai reports that the only other change is the discontinuation of the Dark Brown interior for the Palisade Calligraphy.
2022 Hyundai Palisade Price and Configurations
At the start of the model year, 2022 Hyundai Palisade prices ranged from the mid $30,000s to around $50,000, including the destination charge. Four trim levels are available, equipped with the highlighted features listed below.
Hyundai Palisade SE — Standard equipment for the Palisade SE includes 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights with automatic high-beam operation, heated side mirrors, remote keyless entry with a panic button, and rear parking sensors. Interiors feature cloth seats with a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a power-folding second-row bench seat, air conditioning with second-row controls, and a stereo speaker Quiet Mode for the rear seating areas. In addition, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system is standard and includes wireless smartphone integration support for Apple and Android devices.
Changes for 2022 mean the Palisade SE is safer than ever. The lengthy list includes adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability, forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, and lane-centering assistance. For 2022, Hyundai adds blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and a safe exit assist system to the menu. Additionally, the Palisade SE features a driver monitoring system and a rear-seat reminder system.
Hyundai Palisade SEL — Upgrades for the Palisade SEL include improved exterior and interior trim, a hands-free keyless entry system with push-button engine starting, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The driver’s seat gains 8-way adjustment, and both front seats have heating for winter comfort. The SEL trim also adds second-row captain’s chairs and a triple-zone automatic climate control system with an interior air ionization system.
Hyundai Palisade Limited — Hyundai outfits the Palisade Limited with opulence. Exterior changes are modest, including 20-inch alloy wheels, simulated skid plating, front parking sensors, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and a hands-free power rear liftgate. It’s the interior that looks and feels far more upscale.
In addition to taking added steps to quiet the interior, Hyundai adds ambient interior lighting, a dashboard wrapped in simulated leather, and premium leather upholstery. Comfort upgrades include a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats with power leg support adjustment, and heated and ventilated rear seats. Occupants sit beneath a dual-panel glass sunroof, and Limited trim also features rear side-window sunshades and a power-folding third-row seat.
Tech upgrades include a 12.3-inch digital instrumentation panel, 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, multiple-device Bluetooth support, wired smartphone integration for Apple and Android devices, satellite radio, connected services access, and wireless smartphone charging. A Driver Talk in-vehicle communication system is also standard, along with additional USB ports and a premium sound system with 12 speakers.
Additional technologies include a surround-view monitoring system, a head-up display, camera-based blind-spot monitoring, and an ultrasonic version of the rear-seat reminder system that can detect movement in the vehicle for up to 24 hours and send owners a text message alert. Highway Driving Assist is also standard, combining adaptive cruise control and lane-centering assistance to create a hands-on, Level 2 semi-autonomous driving aid.
Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy — Calligraphy trim is outfitted like the Limited but is fancier. It gets unique 20-inch alloys, an exclusive grille design and body trim, and exterior welcome and premium accent lighting. Inside, the Palisade Calligraphy features perforated leather on the steering wheel, quilted leather seating, and a simulated suede headliner.
2022 Hyundai Palisade Review and Test Drive
Capital One previously evaluated and reviewed a 2020 Hyundai Palisade. Observations about that test vehicle largely remain valid for the current model year. Read our Hyundai Palisade review.
Is the 2022 Hyundai Palisade a Good SUV?
With the Palisade, Hyundai offers American families an appropriately sized and fully competitive three-row family SUV. From the affordable Palisade SE to the upscale Palisade Calligraphy, every version of this SUV is appealing for its value, utility, technology, and safety ratings. The Palisade is good to drive, too, and in its upper trim levels, it looks and feels like luxury.
Hyundai Palisade Competitors for 2022
Most mainstream automakers sell a midsize three-row SUV, which means the Hyundai Palisade battles many rivals. They include the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, Dodge Durango, Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, Jeep Grand Cherokee L, Kia Telluride, Nissan Pathfinder, Subaru Ascent, Toyota Highlander, and Volkswagen Atlas.
2022 Hyundai Palisade Features
The most controversial thing about the Hyundai Palisade is its styling. If you like the way it looks, you’re probably going to like nearly everything else about this family-sized SUV. That’s especially true with regard to its inherent value, from the long warranty and complimentary scheduled maintenance plan to generous trial periods of connected services.
2022 Hyundai Palisade Safety Features
- Hyundai SmartSense — Standard collection of driver assist and collision avoidance systems
- Blue Link connected services — Available feature with automatic collision notification, emergency calling, and safe teen driving settings*
- Ultrasonic Rear Occupant Alert — Available feature detects movement within the SUV and notifies owner via text that a child or pet may remain in the Palisade*
- Blind-Spot View Camera — Available feature uses cameras to show the driver what is in the Palisade’s blind spots*
- Highway Driving Assist — Available Semi-autonomous driving system combining adaptive cruise control and lane-centering assistance. The driver’s hands must remain on the steering wheel*
2022 Hyundai Palisade Technology
- Infotainment system — Standard 8-inch and an available 10.25-inch touchscreen
- Smartphone integration — Standard wireless and available wired connectivity for Apple and Android devices
- Wireless smartphone charging — Available feature*
- Surround-view camera — Available feature*
- Head-up display — Available feature*
2022 Hyundai Palisade Specs
- 3.8L V6
- 291 hp, 262 lb.-ft. of torque
- Eight-speed automatic transmission
- Front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive
- EPA-rated fuel economy of 21 mpg to 22 mpg in combined driving
2022 Hyundai Palisade Interior
- Triple-zone climate control — Available feature*
- Premium leather upholstery — Available feature*
- Heated and ventilated seats — Available feature, including for the second-row seats*
- Heated steering wheel — Available feature*
- Premium audio system — Available feature with 12 speakers*
*Availability is subject to specific trim level selections