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The 2022 Hyundai Palisade is one of the best midsize SUVs. It has three rows, a comfortable and spacious interior, and an abundance of features. Still, it isn’t quite perfect, and there are other worthy sport utility vehicles on the market. So should you spring for a Palisade or keep shopping? Let’s look at why the 2022 Hyundai Palisade is a good SUV, and what could be better.

A dark blue 2022 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy driving down a road.
2022 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy | Hyundai

The 2022 Hyundai Palisade is a good SUV at a great price

The 2022 Hyundai Palisade price starts at $36,295. It also has a 3.8-liter V6 engine that can make 231-hp. The Palisade also comes with an alarm, backup camera, and cruise control, as well as adaptive cruise control.

It has a super roomy 3rd row

One of the things that people currently driving the new Hyundai Palisade like so much is how easy it is to get in and out of the third row. This isn’t always the case with three-row SUVs. In fact, with the exception of full-size three-row sport utility vehicles, the third row is often not super functional. 

The Hyundai Palisade is super safe

The new Palisade is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+. The 2022 Hyundai Palisade has essential driving safety features like forward collision warning, lane keep assist, and blind spot-monitor. The Palisade also has rear parking sensors. To win the coveted Top Safety Pick+ award, a vehicle must have good crash test ratings in all major categories. It also has to have superior or advanced safety systems and acceptable or good headlights standard on all models.

It doesn’t have a good updated side crash test result

Unfortunately, the 2022 Hyundai Palisade didn’t do well in one important test. It got just a marginal rating in the updated side crash test. The IIHS says that about a quarter of vehicle fatalities happen in side crashes. The IIHS also says that, “Protecting people in side crashes is challenging because the sides of vehicles have relatively little space to absorb energy and shield occupants, unlike the fronts and rears, which have substantial crumple zones.”

The Palisade’s handling isn’t perfect

The 2022 Hyundai Palisade isn’t perfect as far as handling goes. Consumer Reports says of the 2022 Hyundai Palisade, “The Palisade rides comfortably, but handling is not particularly nimble. Handling is sound but doesn’t feel agile due to lackluster steering and some body roll during routine driving.”

The high-end Palisade Calligraphy is pretty expensive

If you opt for the 2022 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy, you’ll pay a lot, though you may find it worth it. The 2022 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy price starts at $49,985, but with add-ons it can get more expensive, upwards of $50,000. The Palisade Calligraphy has a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, a head-up display, and a perforated steering wheel. The Palisade Calligraphy also has 12-volt outlets and plenty of USB ports. It also has a 12-speaker sound system, a 10.25-inch touchscreen with navigation that’s compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In addition, the Calligraphy comes with an intercom.

If you’re looking for a new midsize SUV, you might find the 2022 Hyundai Palisade is just the right SUV for you. It’s got a lot of things you need and not a lot that you don’t.


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