The Hyundai Palisade is one of the latest entries into the three row SUV market. It also comes in at a bargain price being cheaper than the competition while also being quite luxurious.
However, if the fully loaded limited version is not in your budget you might want to know what features you get on it’s base model. There also aren’t a lot of good accessories for the base model but I will go into some of the one’s I would recommend for someone looking to go base.
What’s The Cost
The Hyundai Palisade SE Trim (base), comes in at a low cost of $31,550 which puts it under a lot of the competition. In exchange though you’re not getting all the bells and whistles that the company has to offer it does however come with the latest in safety equipment and there are some accessories you can purchase to make the car a bit more “modern”.
What Are The Specs?
For those who love to know specs the vehicle comes with the same specs for all levels of trim. You will get the following in terms of the vehicles specs.
- 3.8L V6 Engine
- 291 Horsepower & 262 Pound Feet Of Torque
- It’s all run by an 8 Speed Automatic Transmission
- It is shift by wire (no gear shift here)
- You get it’s drive mode selector including Snow and a Center Diff Lock (for the all wheel drive addon).
- It also comes with a transmission cooler allowing the vehicle to tow up to 5,000 pounds.
What Are The Interior Goodies?
The goodies are indeed there and even for a base level trim it comes with a lot of the features you would come to expect from a 2019 car. Keep in mind though that since it is the SE model you’re going to be sacrificing some amenities. I also find most people are more interested in the interior goodies than exterior ones but exterior ones will be posted in the next section.
- The seats are cloth but they aren’t cheap feeling I personally recommend going with the black cloth interior as it looks a lot more upscale and black cloth just looks nicer in general.
- Android Auto & Apple Car Play
- 2ND Row Power Folding Seats
- 2 Second Row USB Chargers and three front row USB ports (1 power / charging and 2 charging ports).
- 8 inch touchscreen display
- Smart cruise control with stop and go
- Multi information display (found in the dash)
- Rear view monitor with parking guidance
- Lane follow assist
- Quiet Mode for rear seats
- 12 volt outlet
- Bluetooth connectivity
- Tilt and telescoping steering wheel (manual not powered)
There is a full list of features found on the website but these are the more standout features there are minor things (AC vents for third row for instance that you would expect to be on the vehicle and are listed).
The exterior goodies are a bit light since this model is a base trim but there are still some awesome amenities to keep the car quiet and nice looking.
- Windshield and front side glass windows are acoustic laminated.
- Trailer pre-wiring
- Automatic headlights (obviously)
- High Beam Assist
- Heated side mirrors
- Intermittent rear window wiper and washer.
- Headlights will be halogen but the DRLS are LED as are the accent lights.
What Accessories Or Addons Are There?
Well for starters you can add all wheel drive to the vehicle for $1700 (this applies to any trim level).
The full list of accessories are as follows.
- First Aid Kit: $30
- Cargo Net: $50
- Wheel Locks: $55
- Bumper Applique (adds a chrome accent to the rear bumper to prevent scratches to plastic): $70
- Mudguards: $120
- Cargo Tray: $150
- Carpeted Floor Mats: $160
- Cargo Cover Screen: $190
- All Season Floor Liners: $195
- ECM With Homelink & Compass: $295
- Tow hitch: $395
As you can see there are quite a few accessories however many of them are pointless I would spec the vehicle as follows.
My Spec (Recommendation)
For this vehicle I would recommend the following.
- Exterior Color: Whichever you like personally I would avoid white as its a lower trim and a white vehicle with cloth seats at this price point would look a bit cheap.
- Interior Color: Black. There is nothing wrong with the gray cloth seats the issue is since its gray you see some of the “stitching” and the material looks really cheap. When the seats are all black they look much better and appear less cheap.
- All Wheel Drive: Depends on your market if you need it you know you need it for its price I would recommend it as a nice to have but if its not necessary don’t get it.
- Home Link with compass: If you have a garage door opener I recommend getting this mirror with home link so you can replace it. If you don’t have a garage door then don’t waste the money.
- Tow Hitch: For it’s price getting a factory installed tow hitch is a cheap and easy thing you can buy and not have to worry about. You
Overall for a base trim the car isn’t too impressive but not too bad. I do wish instead of the default cloth seats (as nice as they are too sit in) they used a leatherette material as found on the base trim of the Kia Telluride. If you have any questions or want to share the car you bought please feel free to comment below!