2021 Hyundai Palisade: All-New Calligraphy Trim Level

Rear exterior view of a 2021 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy model parked on the edge of a cliff

With the 2021 Hyundai Palisade release, everyone wants to know more about what this SUV has to offer. The new additions to the 2021 Hyundai Palisade include the all-new Calligraphy trim level, which we will cover in this article. Our new Hyundai Palisade review will show you the prices, seating configurations, trim levels, fuel economy, interior features, exterior style, and performance specs to expect.

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2021 Hyundai Palisade Release Date

The 2021 Palisade release date occurred during the summer of 2020. You can find the new Hyundai Palisade in stock in Colorado Springs, alongside the 2020 Hyundai Palisade models.

2021 Hyundai Palisade Price

You can get behind the wheel of a 2021 Hyundai Palisade SE for as little as $32,525. The SE is the base model for the new Palisade, but there are several other options if you prefer an upgrade. At the top of the line is the 2021 Palisade Calligraphy, which features a starting price of only $47,750.

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2021 Hyundai Palisade Trims & Configurations

With four trim levels to choose from, there is a 2021 Hyundai Palisade to fit any lifestyle or budget. The Hyundai Palisade SE comes with many standard features, but the new Calligraphy model includes every bell and whistle.

  • SE: $32,525
  • SEL: $35,175
  • Limited: $45,125
  • Calligraphy: $47,750

2021 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy

All-New 2021 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy trim level

The newest addition to the lineup is the Calligraphy model. This trim sits at the top of the options and includes almost every feature you could want in an SUV. The starting price is $47,750 for the 2021 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy. Standard features include:

  • All-wheel-drive, quilted leather door panels.
  • A unique grille design.
  • Exclusive 20-inch wheels.
  • Special bumpers.

All of these unique features set the new Palisade Calligraphy trim apart from the rest of the lineup.

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2021 Hyundai Palisade Engines & Towing Capacity

New 2021 Hyunda Palisade Calligraphy towing a boat around a mountain side highway

The 2021 Palisade engine specs are quite impressive, with a 291-horsepower 3.8-liter V6 motor under the hood. The V6 engine combines with an eight-speed automatic transmission to provide an agile feel even for a large, spacious SUV like the Palisade. While front-wheel-drive is standard, you can opt for all-wheel-drive instead. The new Hyundai Palisade can reach 60 mph in just 7.4 seconds and features a top speed of 145 mph. When appropriately equipped, this 2021 Hyundai Palisade tows up to 5,000 pounds, perfect for hauling a trailer or camper.

2021 Hyundai Palisade MPG Ratings

The Hyundai Palisade MPG is also impressive, with fuel economy ratings of 19 city/26 highway mpg on front-wheel-drive models and 19/24 mpg when equipped with all-wheel-drive. The new Palisade contains an 18.8-gallon fuel tank, which will keep your trips to the fuel pump at a minimum.

2021 Hyundai Palisade Interior Features & Amenities

Interior front dashboard and steering wheel inside the new 2021 Hyundai Palisade SUV

The 2021 Hyundai Palisade comes with many standard features, including Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, an eight-inch touch screen, HD Radio, Bluetooth, and five USB ports. Tons of other features come standard on higher trim levels or are optional equipment on lower trims, including satellite radio, remote keyless entry, a 10.2-inch touch screen, a 12.3-inch digital cluster, a 12-speaker premium Harman Kardon stereo system, two more USB ports, an intercom, and wireless device charging. You can also equip the new Hyundai Palisade with proximity keyless entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, a panoramic sunroof, and ambient interior lighting. You can find some of these interior features in either the Premium or Convenience package.

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2021 Hyundai Palisade Seating Capacity & Cargo Space

Rear cargo space area inside the new 2021 Hyundai Palisade SUV

The 2021 Hyundai Palisade can be purchased with either a seven- or eight-passenger configuration. Choose the three-row SUV with bench seats for occupancy for eight, or choose the model that has second-row captain's chairs for seven-passenger seating. Spacious and perfect for any big family, Hyundai Palisade interior dimensions show that the total passenger volume reaches 155.3 cubic feet. There's also plenty of Hyundai Palisade cargo space for all your gear and luggage. Behind the back seats, you will have 18 cubic feet of room. When you put the third row down, you get 45.8 cubic feet of space, but there's a total capacity of 86.4 cubic feet when all of the back seats are lowered.

2021 Hyundai Palisade Exterior Colors & Dimensions

Rear passenger side exterior of the new 2021 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy model

The 2021 Hyundai Palisade exterior dimensions measure 196″ L x 78″ W x 69″ H, which is comparable to the Kia Telluride models. The exterior styling has remained the same as the 2020 Hyundai Palisade, except the Calligraphy models come with a few new features. Owners can also choose between 18-inch and 20-inch wheels for complete customization. There are also eight exterior Palisade colors to pick from, including Hyper White, Lagoon Silver, Typhoon Silver, Steel Graphite, Sierra Burgundy, Rainforest, Moonlight Cloud, and Becketts Black.

2021 Hyundai Palisade Reviews & Ratings

The 2021 Hyundai Palisade received a perfect five-star safety rating from the NHTSA and is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+, the company's highest designation of safety. These ratings are partly due to the immense amount of standard safety equipment included, such as rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, rear-seat reminder, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, lane-keep assist, automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control.

Auto enthusiasts also have a lot of fond comments to make about the 2021 Hyundai Palisade. For example, Car and Driver points out that this model has an "intuitive dashboard layout, class-leading features," and says that "every trim is teeming with value." Meanwhile, Edmunds says that there is "plenty of space for adults in all three rows, lots of standard and optional high-tech features," plus it contains "comfortable seating and ride quality."

2021 Hyundai Palisade Changes: What's New Compared to 2020?

The Hyundai Palisade was a brand-new model in 2020. It was such a massive success that the automaker didn't see any reason to redesign or change the existing configuration. For this reason, much of the equipment remains the same, moving into the 2021 Palisade lineup. Even the exterior design is similar, with no significant changes.

With that said, there are a few updates worth mentioning. First, Hyundai released the brand-new Calligraphy trim. This model sits at the top of the trim levels and features some new exterior accents, 20-inch wheels, and quilted leather door panels for complete class. Additionally, you'll notice that some of the standard tech features available in the base 2021 Palisade SE were not offered with the 2020 Hyundai Palisade SE models. Aside from those updates, everything else remains the same, from the engine performance to the dimensions and interior space.

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New Hyundai Palisade for Sale in Colorado Springs

The 2020 Hyundai Palisade is a mid-size SUV now available in Colorado Springs at Hyundai Chapel Hills. For this model year, the new Palisade replaced the three-row Hyundai Santa Fe XL. This takes the spot in the lineup as the latest large SUV from Hyundai. The 2020 Hyundai Palisade release date occurred over the summer of 2019, and the dealership is now stocked. To get a closer look at the new Hyundai 7-seater, we will evaluate prices, configurations, fuel economy, specs, and ratings of this vehicle.

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2020 Hyundai Palisade Price

The 2020 Hyundai Palisade price starts at $31,550. If you want to add all-wheel drive, the prices begin at $33,250 instead. Buying the range-topping new Hyundai Palisade Limited will run $44,700 and includes most of the amenities available.

2020 Hyundai Palisade Trims & Configurations

The 2020 Hyundai Palisade is available in three trim levels: SE, SEL, and Limited. The base SE model comes standard with a six-way adjustable driver's seat, eight-passenger seating, 18-inch alloy wheels, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, eight-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, five USB ports, and Bluetooth. Standard safety tech includes forward automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, and lane centering assist.

The 2020 Hyundai Palisade SEL includes seven-passenger seats with second-row captain's chairs, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, push-button start, proximity keyless entry, and an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat. It includes rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, and automatic high-beam headlights.

A 2020 Hyundai Palisade Limited comes with seven-passenger seating, ventilated seats, and lumbar support. It also includes a dual-pane sunroof, puddle lights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, premium Harman Kardon 12-speaker surround-sound system, a head-up display, and ambient lighting.

2020 Hyundai Palisade Performance & Engines

2020 Hyundai Palisade leaving a big dust trail off a forest dirt road

Every 2020 Hyundai Palisade comes equipped with a 3.8-liter V6 engine. This Hyundai Palisade engine pumps out 291 horsepower. Front-wheel drive is standard, but drivers can upgrade to the all-wheel-drive system for an additional $1,700. The new Hyundai Palisade, with the proper equipment, can tow up to 5,000 pounds.

2020 Hyundai Palisade MPG

The 2020 Hyundai Palisade with front-wheel drive achieves 19 city/26 hwy/22 cmb mpg. An all-wheel-drive Palisade averages slightly less than that at 19 city/24 hwy/21 cmb mpg.

Technology & Amenities

The 2020 Hyundai Palisade comes with either an 8 or 10.25-inch touch screen plus USB ports, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. On higher-end trims, the new Hyundai Palisade has a real-time display of the blind spots and Quiet Mode to mute speakers for the rear passengers.

2020 Hyundai Palisade Interior

2020 Hyundai Palisade interior front cabin design quilted padded door design

The 2020 Hyundai Palisade interior features room for seven or eight people, depending on what trim is chosen. There's also plenty of cargo space with 18 cubic feet behind the third row and 45.8 cubic feet behind the second row. With all the seats down, there is 86.4 cubic-feet of space. Under the cargo floor, there's an additional storage compartment plus a hands-free liftgate is available.

2020 Hyundai Palisade Exterior Dimensions

The new Hyundai Palisade exterior dimensions are measured at 196″ L x 78″ W x 69″ H. The Palisade also weighs between 4,127 and 4,387 lbs. This makes the Palisade 3 inches longer, 4 inches wider, and 2 inches taller than the 2019 Santa Fe XL. The Santa Fe XL weighed between 4,017 to 4,178 lbs. making the 2020 Palisade slightly heavier.

2020 Hyundai Palisade Reviews & Ratings

There are no safety ratings published yet for the 2020 Hyundai Palisade. Still, there are plenty of reviews coming from reputable publications. U.S. News & World Report praised it for the long list of standard features, upscale styling and three rows of comfortable seating. Edmunds also boasted about the spacious design and powerful engine. Finally, Car & Driver stated that it was a great value.

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