The 2023 Hyundai Palisade XRT Exerts Control Over This Much of Your Money

The 2023 Hyundai Palisade got a fresh new look at this year’s New York International Auto Show, showing off a refreshed design, a new steering wheel, and a wider center console screen inside. There’s also a new, semi-rugged XRT model similar to the dark-themed trims found on the Hyundai Tucson and Hyundai Santa Fe. As the company’s flagship model, the hefty SUV can be equipped up to a hefty sum, but you get a lot for your money.

Don’t Over-XRT Yourself

Billed as “rugged,” the Palisade XRT is proven to be more of a light-off-road-oriented trim level by its availability with front-wheel drive (all-wheel drive is optional). The XRT FWD features darker 20-inch wheels, a darker grille, black roof side rails, cross rails, body colored door handles, new lower bumpers with skid plate accents, new lower door garnish, and inside you get black leatherette seating and a power sunroof. The XRT AWD builds on those features with the brand’s HTRAC all-wheel drive system, downhill brake control mode, AWD lock, and special Snow and Tow drive modes. The Tow mode will hold on to gears a little longer and reduces the frequency of gear shifts.

What Else Is New?

Along with updated styling for 2023, the new Palisade also gets a new paint color: Robust Emerald. For those in cold climates, perhaps the best new feature on the 2023 Palisade is the heated third row of seating. Second-row passengers get new ventilated seats and wing-out headrests, and are now protected with new side-impact airbags, bringing the total airbag count in the car up to 9. There’s new ambient lighting themes for the redesigned dashboard, and an available digital rear-view mirror. The wireless phone charging dock has been updated for faster charge times, and the Hyundai Digital Key is now available, which allows you to use your mobile device to open the doors and start the vehicle. The 2023 model year also adds new USB-C charge points throughout the cabin.

There are no changes to the powertrain, retaining the Palisade’s 3.8-liter V-6 engine good for 291 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Available safety features include Hyundai’s Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Safe Exit Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control, Lane Following Assist, Highway Driving Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance, Reverse Parking Collision-Avoidance, and Remote Smart Parking. Hyundai’s BlueLink cloud phone application now offers new multi-profile management, vehicle status notifications, maintenance alerts, and automatic collision notification, and remote start-up functionality.

2023 Hyundai Palisade Pricing

All prices include a $1,295 freight charge.

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