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The 2020 Hyundai Palisade Struggles With Tech

It’s the year 2020, and everything is getting more advanced tech, including the Hyundai Palisade. However, after testing the Hyundai Blue Link system, the upgraded tech in the 2020 Hyundai Palisade might not be worth it. 

2020 Hyundai Palisade may issue with the app

The 2020 Hyundai Palisade Limited trim model comes with Blue Link, while this feature is optional on the SEL trim. The Hyundai Blue Link system connects to your vehicle to control features from your smartphone, computer, or virtual assistant. 

Hyundai Palisade driving down dirt road
Hyundai Palisade

It also allows you to send out communications in the event of an accident and enables you to track your vehicle if it’s stolen. The Blue Link system connects to the MyHyundai App to control remote features, upload navigation, and view your Palisade Care status. 

Hyundai Blue Link issues 

According to the Hyundai owners website, there are three Blue Link packages available and each costs $9.90 per month or $99 per year. Each package comes with its own features and benefits depending on what you’re looking to get out of it. Unfortunately, when tested by Cars.com, the system was laggy and a bit inconvenient.

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They tested the app to locate where their Hyundai Palisade was parked, but it took a long time for the page to refresh. While connected to Wifi, it took the system 15 seconds to locate the vehicle. 

Also, uploading navigation through the app is a hassle. The reviewer tried to get directions to Disney World in Florida. Instead of routing to Florida, they received directions to California, although the system displayed the Florida theme park’s address. Also, it’s much faster to navigate with an iPhone or Android. 

With the app, you can use a remote start, but the key fob also has a remote start. Some owners may prefer the ability to set the climate of their vehicle using the app when they remote start it, but the key fob’s remote start response is much faster. Also, the app allows users to start their vehicle from any location, while the keyfob needs to be in range.

2020 Hyundai Palisade interior
2020 Hyundai Palisade interior | Hyundai

The care package might be helpful because it sends you vehicle service reminders, but the sticker on your windshield also tells you when your next oil change should be. However, it will alert you if you left your lights on and has a few other helpful reminders and alerts.

Hyundai Palisade standard tech is great

Now luckily, you don’t have to pay for the Blue Link system or MyHyundai App if they don’t strike your fancy. Just remember to cancel your membership before the free three-year trial ends. Also, the standard tech is pretty good. 

2020 Hyundai Palisade on the road.
2020 Hyundai Palisade | Hyundai

The 2020 Hyundai Palisade SE comes with a standard 8-inch infotainment center. It’s a touchscreen and can connect to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Plus, there are plenty of USB ports to charge every device. But the SE is the base model and doesn’t come with a remote start. 

You can upgrade to the 12.3-inch digital cluster display to view trip information. The optional blind-spot monitor is displayed to the left of the steering wheel. Also, you can upgrade to the larger 10.25-inch high-resolution touchscreen if 8-inches seems too small. 

Standard safety features include driver attention warning, rear occupant alert, lane-keeping assist, forward collision avoidance with pedestrian detection, smart cruise control, trailer sway control, and more. 

Hyundai Palisade towing a boat
Hyundai Palisade

The passenger seats are power-folding, pulse a Quiet Mode can help sleepy occupants rest peacefully. Luxury upgrades include wireless phone charging, heated seats, a surround-view monitor, and more safety features like rear-cross traffic alert.