May 4

2023 Hyundai Palisade: Overview


Meet the 2023 Hyundai Palisade. Hyundai’s popular SUV got a mid-cycle refresh, making a great vehicle even better. New exterior touches include a more squared-off profile highlighted with various new wheel designs. In addition, Hyundai added a new trim to the lineup, offering drivers a rugged option. Finally, the inside received its own design flourishes, including new tech and comfort features. 

Huffines Hyundai Plano has an expansive inventory of Palisade SUVs in all trims at competitive prices, and we stand behind every vehicle we sell with our world-class service center. However, with all the new features, we understand some buyers might find it challenging to sort out which model suits them best. So, we asked our SUV experts to review the Palisade to help you make an informed decision.

2023 Hyundai Palisade Trim Levels and Pricing

Adding a new Palisade XRT trim brings the range total to five models. Here’s a quick look at the pricing by trim.

2023 Hyundai Palisade Trim Level2023 Hyundai Palisade MSRP
2023 Hyundai Palisade SE$35,900
2023 Hyundai Palisade SEL$38,900
2023 Hyundai Palisade XRT$41,200
2023 Hyundai Palisade Limited$47,450
2023 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy$49,850

Hyundai smartly equips every trim with desirable standard features. The addition of the off-road-styled XRT adds muscle to the range. And the pricing offers budget-oriented buyers value, while those seeking top-tier comfort and tech will find satisfaction with the luxury features in the Limited and Calligraphy trims.

2023 Hyundai Palisade Performance

Under every hood, Hyundai installed a 3.8-liter V-6 engine with dual overhead cams and 24 valves with dual continuously variable valve timing and gasoline direct injection technology. In addition, Hyundai’s SHIFTRONIC eight-speed automatic transmission delivers smooth shifting with excellent throttle response. As a result, this powertrain produces 291 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. 

Hyundai incorporated mild hybrid technology to enhance efficiency. So, you get excellent ratings from the EPA. Palisade receives scores of 19 mpg around town, 27 mpg on the highway, and 22 mpg combined.

Every Palisade has a transmission cooler, trailer pre-wiring, and sway control. These features allow towing up to 5,000 pounds when you add the factory-installed trailer hitch.

Every Palisade also comes standard with a capable front-wheel-drive system. However, you can opt for the HTRAC all-wheel-drive platform for enhanced traction and control. Hyundai uses highly-tuned sensors to monitor 50 vehicle inputs over 100 times per second. Then the system calculates the torque necessary for each wheel to maintain optimum traction. When wheel slippage occurs, the system reroutes power between the axles and applies subtle braking to either side to help maintain control.

2023 Hyundai Palisade Exterior

Hyundai updated the Palisade’s exterior for the 2023 model year. Now, there is a front fascia design with a new grille, bumper, and LED headlights. In addition, you have all-new wheel designs available for each trim level. A new rear fascia incorporates an updated bumper and tailgate design. Overall, the Palisade gets a more squared-off appearance providing bold style. 

Palisade XRT has trim-exclusive designs, such as a dark front grille, blacked-out bumpers, skid plates, and lower door garnish. You also get black roof rails and 20-inch XRT alloy wheels. As you move up the range, you find more flourishes, such as the Limited trim’s Satin Chrome trim and roof rails and the Calligraphy’s body-color wheel arches and moldings.

2023 Hyundai Palisade SE

Every Palisade has a spacious cabin. The SE model can seat up to eight people when configured with a second-row bench seat. Premium cloth upholstery adorns the seats that manually adjust. The second-row seat features a one-touch slide for easy access to the third row. The third-row split-folds to accommodate more oversized items.

In-vehicle tech runs through the 12.3-inch touch screen. Hyundai includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth integration. You can sync your cellphone, operate your apps through the touch screen, and take advantage of hands-free calling, texting, streaming music, and more with dynamic voice-recognition software. 

You have one USB power/data port and two USB-C ports in the front, along with two USB-C ports in the second row. In addition, your Palisade has Wi-Fi hotspot capability to keep everyone connected. Navigation comes built-in, and SiriusXM satellite radio is standard with a free trial subscription. 

2023 Hyundai Palisade SEL and XRT

The SEL and XRT trims build off the SE model, adding such features as H-Tex synthetic upholstery and power-adjustable heated front seats. In addition, you can add the Premium Package, which includes ventilated front seats and heated and ventilated second-row seats. 

The Premium Package also has a sunroof, the Driver Talk in-cabin intercom, rear window sunshades, two third-row USB-C outlets, and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system. Palisade SEL trims come standard with second-row captain’s chairs and wireless device charging.

Hyundai’s XRT trim comes only with Black H-Tex upholstery. However, you don’t have access to the Premium Package.

2023 Hyundai Palisade Limited

The Limited trim has all the features found on the SEL model, plus you get the Premium Package equipment standard. In addition, you’ll enjoy upgraded leather-trimmed seats. The driver’s seat adds four-way lumbar support and a thigh extension cushion for elevated comfort, and the third-row seating can be heated.

Technology improvements include a 12.3-inch digital information cluster and a head-up display that projects essential driving data to the windshield. And you can customize what you view on both your digital information cluster and head-up display.

2023 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy

Hyundai’s top-of-the-range Calligraphy trim comes with the luxury features you crave, including premium nappa leather and the Ergo Motion driver’s seat. In addition, quilted leather door panels, a micro-fiber headliner, ambient interior lighting, a full-display digital rearview mirror, and a two-tone leather-wrapped steering wheel add sophisticated style.

Test-Drive the 2023 Hyundai Palisade in Plano, Texas, Today

If you’re ready to take your Plano, Texas, commute to the next level with a stylish, capable SUV, Huffines Hyundai Plano has an expansive selection of Palisade models at great prices. We invite you to browse our inventory online or stop by our dealership for a personal demonstration. One of our friendly professional staff will answer any questions and let you take your preferred Palisade for a spin.


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