If you came here hoping to find a detailed look at all 2020 Hyundai Palisade trim levels, unfortunately, it won't happen just yet as Hyundai hasn't released anything beyond introductory information, following its debut at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. Gathering what we can on trims till its late summer 2019 availability, this article should help decide whether the Palisade is still for you.
Once available, you'll get to choose from 5 trims: SE, SEL, SEL Plus and the flagship Limited and Ultimate
. All models come standard with an Atkinson-cycle 3.8-liter V6 mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission to produce an overall output of 291-hp (6,000 rpm) and 262 lb-ft of torque (5,000 rpm). Performance numbers haven't been produced but these among other tech features are said to create a dynamic driving experience with AWD HTRAC in the spotlight.
Other standard features offered that any savvy buyer should factor in are its eight-passenger seating, a number of advanced safety technologies via Hyundai SmartSense (Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Following Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist, Safe Exit Assist, High Beam Assist, Driver Attention Warning and Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go), projector-beam headlamps, 18-inch aluminum wheels, 7 USB charging ports, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, one-touch second-row seat access, 16 cup holders, and many more that make not opting for the near $50k spec Palisade not so bad after all.
A turn off for buyers that care about "real" SUV character will shun the standard FWD, a trade-off for its low $30k USD starting price. Where else are you going to find another Palisade? Get familiar with the out-going Santa Fe XL it replaces if a benchmark for whats to come is required. Till then be patient.