Let's talk about the Palisade, Hyundai's all-new three-row SUV. First introduced at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, we took a closer look during the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. As striking as the Palisade is on the outside, particularly the purple paint on the one in this video, we found even more to like on the inside.
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Here are four things to watch out for:
1. Interior Quality
The Palisade in this video has quilted leather not only on the seats but on the door panels, as well, and it also has a suede headliner. Those are the sorts of touches you'd usually only find in a luxury vehicle, but we're happy to see them here on the Palisade. The Palisade also backs up its interior quality by having features usually reserved for luxury vehicles, such as a heated and ventilated second row.
Hyundai says the Palisade is the largest SUV it's ever made, and it shows — there's actually room for adults in all three rows. That's not something that could be said about the three-row Santa Fe, which was especially cramped in the third row. One caveat: While there may be enough headroom and legroom for adults in the third row, hip room may be hard to come by, effectively limiting the three-seat bench to two.
The Palisade in the above video is equipped with a 10.25-inch multimedia display and a 12.3-inch fully digital display for the gauge cluster. The Palisade also has USB ports in every row and a wireless charging pad up front. Another thing about the Palisade's technology that we like is a simple and easy-to-use multimedia system that comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard.
4. Ease of Access
The third row of the Palisade is spacious, but if it were difficult to access, it would lose its utility. Fortunately, that's not the case, as the Palisade has one-touch tilt-and-slide second-row seats on both sides and wide rear passenger door openings. That makes it easy to climb into the third row.
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The one thing the Palisade is missing right now is an official price, but Hyundai says that will be released closer to the Palisade's on-sale date in the summer of 2019.
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