The Biggest 2021 Hyundai Palisade Problems After 9,000 Miles

We have a long-term 2021 Hyundai Palisade update for you. If you’re interested in buying the Hyundai Palisade, then it’s definitely worth seeing how well it holds up. It just came out in 2019, so it’s still being put through the wringer. 

How well does the 2021 Hyundai Palisade hold up? 

A dark blue 2021 Hyundai Palisade pulling out of a side street.
2021 Hyundai Palisade | Hyundai

The team over at AutoBlog has been putting a 2021 Hyundai Palisade through the paces. It’s been to North Carolina, Michigan, New York, and more. Their Palisade is now hovering around the 9,000-mile mark. Typically the average driver accrues about 15,000 miles a year. But with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, nothing really seems normal. 

One significant issue involved taking the Palisade in for scheduled maintenance. They could only schedule an appointment for a month later. That’s a pretty long wait time. But the vehicle didn’t have any issues. It just needed an oil change and tire rotation. Everything turned up positive with the multi-point inspection. 

Then they complained about a lack of features. Their Palisade doesn’t have a digital rearview mirror or power tilting/telescoping wheel. Plus, the keyless entry and exit system forces you to touch a button on the handles. 

Also, the interior could be difficult to clean. After smashing mosquitoes on the suede headliner, it was a little challenging to get the stains out. 

How reliable is the Palisade? 

Yes, according to Consumer Reports, the 2021 Hyundai Palisade has a predicted reliability rating of four out of five. This score is above average. The predicted reliability score is based on issues reported by owners of previous model years. 

It looks the Palisade only received reports about body integrity issues and paint and trim problems. There are also reports of a bit of trouble with the power equipment and in-car electronics. 

But Consumer Reports doesn’t tell you exactly what issues drivers faced. So we went to CarComplaints. The most common issue involves the windshield cracking easily. One 2020 Palisade owner shared that after having their windshield repaired for the third time, it cracked three weeks later. 

One driver left their Palisade parked in the driveway and came back the next morning to find a crack for seemingly no reason. Another driver had two cracks form after one tiny rock hit their windshield. There is currently a class-action lawsuit filed against this problem. 

What do critics like about the Hyundai Palisade? 

Black 2022 Hyundai Palisade driving on a curvy road
2022 Hyundai Palisade | Hyundai

You can get started in the 2021 Hyundai Palisade for about $32,675. For this price, it may include the best value in its class. The 10-year/100-mile powertrain warranty and five-year/unlimited mileage roadside assistance are excellent perks. 

The interior provides a near-luxury experience with high-quality materials and a simple layout. The seats in all three rows are supportive and comfortable. Plus, the Palisade delivers a smooth ride and a peacefully quiet interior. 

You’ll find plenty of cargo space with 18 cubic feet behind the third row and up to 87 cubes total. Bulky child seats are easy to install. Also, when properly equipped, the Palisade can tow up to 5,000 lbs. 

If you’re in the market for a spacious family SUV, then the Hyundai Palisade doesn’t disappoint. The main drawback to consider is potential windshield issues. But at least it doesn’t have engine or transmission issues.

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