After a yr with the 2021 Hyundai Palisade in Autoblog’s long-term storage, it proved to be the proper car for our household, as my spouse’s each day driver, particularly. When Hyundai up to date the Palisade for 2023, although, I started to marvel what we have been lacking. I’d get the possibility to search out out when one landed in my driveway for every week.
Listed here are probably the most fascinating variations I seen within the new Palisade, so as of after I seen them:
Appears to be like
Look, I’m not shopping for a Palisade for appearances, however I can’t assist however discover the variations. The grille is probably the most evident change, and greater will not be higher. The lights and rear bumper are revised and there are new wheels. I believe I’m extra keen on the outdated design total, but it surely’s not completely different sufficient to actually make me care. Little nips and tucks are mainly an obligation as a part of any refresh, and it’s the sensible updates that matter right here.
Higher door entry
Our outdated Palisade has a button on the entrance doorways. It’s important to press it each to lock or unlock the door. With this new one, you possibly can seize the deal with, and it’ll unlock. As an alternative of an precise button to depress to lock it, it’s a touch-sensitive, button-shaped sq. you faucet to lock the door.
Now if solely they’d add the identical operate to the rear door handles.
Digital HVAC display
We nonetheless have bodily controls, however there’s additionally a digital display between the HVAC dials. It appeared sort of pointless at first look, as I’d simply want to make use of these dials to regulate. The important thing right here, although, is that this characteristic means you don’t have to make use of the infotainment display to regulate the rear local weather controls from up entrance. OK, I’m bought. I’m nonetheless going to make use of the precise dials to regulate the entrance temperature, although.
Rearview mirror digicam
I love this addition. I discussed in my first Palisade street journey evaluation what a boon it will be for instances when the automobile is full to the brim with cargo. I used to be informed on one other Hyundai press journey that the parents there had learn that evaluation, and that I’d like a few of the modifications that have been coming. Apparently this was considered one of them, and so they’re proper; I enormously respect the choice of a rearview mirror digicam
This can be a nice model, too. You may alter the brightness, and even the latitudinal purpose of the digicam feed. Received a trailer you must see over? You may purpose the digicam up. Need to have the ability to admire the grille of the automobile behind you at a stoplight? Goal it down. This can be a uncommon if probably distinctive characteristic.
Lane-centering steering help with out cruise management engaged
In our 2021 Palisade, you’ll get somewhat little bit of lane-keeping help with adaptive cruise management off, however you need to have that engaged to make use of the precise lane-centering characteristic that helps steer you thru curves. Within the ’23, if the cameras can discover the lanes, you possibly can faucet that little steering wheel button to get steering help. Huge whoop, proper? Lane-centering tech often sucks. Truly, that’s not the case with the Hyundai, Kia and Genesis autos I’ve pushed, and particularly in one thing as huge because the Palisade, a lane-centering system that works fairly properly may also help make driving rather less disturbing.
Semi-automated lane altering
The ’23 Palisade can now be upgraded with the Freeway Driving Help II system. This sequel to the unique HDA I system discovered on the outgoing Palisade provides to the adaptive cruise management and lane-centering system automated lane modifications. When the system is energetic, faucet a flip sign and if the coast is evident, the car will assist you to steer into the following lane. It simply does it so much slower than I might like, so I nonetheless do it the old school means, and at my very own speedier tempo.
HUD reveals positions of vehicles round you
As an alternative of simply letting you realize once you’re behind one other automobile and your blind spots are occupied, the HUD reveals extra exact positions of the completely different vehicles it might probably see round you. So if there’s one in your blind spot, and one other on the opposite aspect simply previous your entrance fender, you’ll see them represented as blocks round your digital car within the show.
Ergo Movement seat
Now the driving force can get a therapeutic massage within the Palisade. It’s not the very best therapeutic massage, and I often don’t use that operate when higher variations can be found, but it surely may assist preserve you feeling contemporary over longer drives. The aspect bolsters are adjustable, too. Like Mercedes-Benz’s Multi-Contour seats, the brand new Palisade’s aspect bolsters can tighten as much as maintain you in place higher as you turn drive modes or drive extra aggressively. It’s a neat trick, however I’m undecided how helpful it’s in a lumbering SUV versus a small sports activities sedan.
Cargo pouch on the aspect of the captain’s chairs
My son noticed the little cargo nets on the edges of the captain’s chairs. They’re simply an additional spot for passengers to stash objects, which is all the time useful, particularly when attempting to maintain children occupied throughout longer street journeys.
A brand new parking digicam view
Does this (see pic under) do something for you? I don’t discover it significantly game-changing, however possibly there’s some parking scenario that deserves it. A easy, top-down encompass view is nice sufficient for me, offering all the information I require when parking.
There are nonetheless the old-school USB-A ports current, however a few of them get changed with the newer USB-C format. As extra of the gadgets in my life swap to this format, I prefer to see that the automobile is future-proofed for them.
Heated third row
The best way-back seats at the moment are obtainable with a heating operate. I don’t put folks again there usually sufficient to care.
I had forgotten this was now an obtainable future, and didn’t get the possibility to try it out, but it surely’s one thing I’ve usually wished was included in our personal Palisade. Typically, I don’t wish to run again in the home (and take off my snowy boots, hunt for the fob and get my boots again on) after I’m already late getting the youngsters, or if I simply wish to seize one thing out of the car.
The 2023 Hyundai Palisade feels acquainted, clearly, in comparison with earlier mannequin years. We’re undecided in regards to the styling updates, however there are many different modifications that really make a distinction. They’re not sufficiently big that we’re racing out to interchange my spouse’s 2021 mannequin with the 2023 refresh, and a few of the updates don’t make a lot of a distinction in any respect. However, those that do make a distinction accomplish that as a result of Hyundai put some professional thought into how they might assist the driving force. We stay up for utilizing them, and no matter new improvements are built-in by then, after we go to purchase our subsequent car from the Hyundai household.