Keep in mind - I wrote this part for a reason:Felt the need to register and make a post here to thank sonartech for your review, plenty of good info on some stuff we all may never try or think of on short test drives. I was quite interested in the Palisade, coming from a 2009 Highlander it felt like a Rolls Royce in comparison. Sadly, I think I'll be sticking with Toyota. Seems to be many issues with these vehicles both large (vibrations) and small, and some of the op's gripes would frankly drive me insane. How does a automaker do such a nice job on some stuff and just phone some details in?
A Kia Telluride I drove had a slight vibration and a check engine light. Sales dude blamed both on snowy roads. About a week later, drove a Palisade on wet roads and yep, vibration that started around 70. Too bad, they are very nice vehicles.
"Here's where it gets ugly. Don't think for one second that I don't like the Palisade after reading this list - I really, really do (esp. when it costs half of what my Volvo XC90 T8 did)"
My Volvo had WAY more "significant" issues than this Hyundai Palisade has - and when you pay $82k for a car this is literally LOADED with problems (I went through 2 electric motor replacements, 2 computers, 1 center control console replacement, 100's of 'involuntary and unexpected' system reboots, several hours lost waiting for my Volvo to "boot up", 20+ total software updates and about 20 other "misc" issues in just 3 years!!) the problems I've had thus far with the Palisade are quite tame. Yeah, there's some misses for sure and a lot of things could be improved, but let's just say the ONLY thing I miss about my Volvo is the Bowers-Wilkins audio system. The Volvo's Hybrid support? CRAP. The center control console "sensus"? HARDCORE CRAP. Electric-only mode? SUPER EXTRA-TURDY CRAP. And I could go on and on about the problems I had with my Volvo...
Please don't get stuck on the negatives here. While I have a problem with Hyundai's customer support (or lack thereof), I still feel an educated consumer's way more effective at getting problems resolved with the dealer than any customer support person that can't be bothered to forward your question to someone else for an answer is.