Crossover & Midsize

If You Missed Out on the Santa Fe XL, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade is the Midsize SUV You Want

If you’re a fan of the Hyundai Santa Fe XL, you’ll be glad to learn that the crossover sport utility vehicle isn’t going anywhere. It’s just being transformed by taking on a new name, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade. While the new SUV is essentially the same vehicle, there are some distinctive upgrades you’re going to want to take note of.

The 2020 Hyundai Palisade

The all-new 2020 Hyundai Palisade is an upscale, three-row SUV.  It’s the biggest Hyundai at 196.1 inches, and the Palisade has a sleek exterior design with a sophisticated profile that sweeps into the rear spoiler over the hands-free, smart liftgate. The 2020 Hyundai Palisade has a premium interior ready to hit the art galleries or soccer fields with equal style. 

Inside, it’s all about comfort and convenience. A beautiful 8-inch touchscreen connects you to your world with your world, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard. There’s also a 12-inch all-digital instrument panel for a seamless experience. The 2020 Hyundai Palisade is loaded with the latest driver-assist and accident-prevention technologies like blind-spot detection, forward-collision avoidance with pedestrian detection, lane-keep assist, driver attention warning, and smart cruise control. 

Hyundai Palisade SE models are powered by a 291-hp 3.8-liter V6 engine, with all-wheel drive delivering power to all four wheels in all kinds of road conditions. The engine is mated to a smooth-shifting, eight-speed transmission with manual shift mode and steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. For the powerful V6, the Palisade has surprisingly good fuel economy at an average of 26 miles per gallon on the highway. 

The Palisade has tons of room

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The 2020 Hyundai Palisade has seating for either seven or eight passengers. With one-touch seat access, it’s easy for passengers to climb in and out of the third row. The rear seats recline, split 60/40, and fold completely flat for a full range of cargo and passenger carrying options. There are extremely clever storage solutions throughout the vehicle, wireless charging for front passengers, and USB ports for second- and third-row passengers.

This SUV is also large in the power department. If you’ve got a toy to pull, the Palisade is on it with a towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds. The crossover comes pre-wired for trailers and has trailer sway control for maximum stability. Add in the heavy-duty transmission oil cooler, and you’ve got a luxury people mover with real towing capabilities. 

Hyundai’s Assurance Job Loss program 

If you’ve been affected by the COVID-19 crisis, Hyundai has announced they’re here to help, according to CNET. Owners of new Hyundai vehicles like the 2020 Hyundai Palisade are protected in case of a layoff or job loss as a result of the pandemic. Hyundai will make up to six months worth of payments on the vehicle to provide financial support. With this program, they will actually make these payments, not just defer them off to some later date.

Also, if the customer would like to defer their payments, that option is also available. Hyundai Capital will defer payments for 90 days for all new vehicle buyers.

As usual, Hyundai also offers complimentary maintenance for 3 years or 36,000 miles, and they still have the best warranty in America with a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty, a 7-year/unlimited miles anti-perforation warranty, and a 5-year/unlimited miles roadside assistance plan. 

With these assurances from Hyundai, it’s a good time to check out the new Hyundai Palisade. You won’t miss the Santa Fe XL with this upscale crossover that has a lot to offer for its price tag.