2024 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy - Smooth Bluff Advantages Re- Driven Review

2024 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy - Smooth Bluff Advantages Re- Driven Review
2024 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy AWD: syrupy smooth big family bus

ADVANTAGES OF VERTICAL BLUFFS : over craggy peaks are their smooth defensive banks. The Hyundai Palisade full size three row SUV was introduced in 2020 as the smooth relation to Butch Cassidy's butch looking Kia Telluride.

The latter Wild Bunch's ride was such a sensation that eroded inventory drove shoppers to its bigger Korean cousin's showrooms, where they found the more elegant cousin a bit plusher and slightly more affordable. Roadblazing.com editors recently slid into the confines of the most Mont Blanc of the Paliride / Tellusade ensemble, the 2024 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy.

2024 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy AWD DRIVING HITS:

2024 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy AWD performance specifications:

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP): $53,650 (base Palisade SE front drive from $38,845)

Curb Weight (pounds): 4506 lbs.

Horsepower petrol / Torque (pound - feet): 291 hp / 262 lb.-ft @ 5000 rpm

Powertrain - petrol: 3.8L DI 24V DOHC V-6, transverse mount

Drivetrain / Final drive ratio: 8-Speed, torque converter planetary automatic transaxle, PTU to wet clutch center differential all-wheel drive, open front + rear axle differential / 3.65:1

Fuel Economy - miles per gallon combined EPA / Range (maximum): 23 mpg (observed), 451 miles (18.8 gallons)

Performance: 0-60 mph: 7.2 seconds; Top speed: 120 mph

Manufacturer Provided Specifications @2024 Roadblazing.com

  • Full-size three row crossover sport activity vehicle, available with seating for 7 or 8 occupants.
  • Naturally aspirated bent six cylinder engine
  • 8-speed conventional torque converter automatic gearbox for decent fuel economy
    • Drive modes x 5: COMFORT, ECO SPORT, SMART, Towing Mode
    • All-weather capable all-wheel drive;
    • Differential lock + Snow mode
    • Descent control braking
  • Not saddled with irritating Start / Stop idle feature
  • Fully independent front strut, rear multi-link suspension, rear self-leveling(Limited & Calligraphy trim)
    • 20" fan blade alloy wheels(Calligraphy)
    • Premium pliant ride damping, solid body impact quelling, minimal pitch, even improving on cousin, Kia Telluride.
    • Responsive steering, Consistent brake slowing
    • Glides along motorway with impressive peaceful contemplation.

2024 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy AWD chassis specifications:

Suspension: FRONT MacPherson strut + lower L arm, dampers; REAR: four-links Nivomat ZF Sachs load adjusting dampers; F+R: coil springs, stabilizer bars

Brakes: FRONT 1-piston sliding caliper, 13.4" inch vented rotor; REAR 1-piston sliding caliper, 12.0 inch vented rotor, F+R ABS, ESC E-parking brake, hill start lock, descent control

Ground clearance: 7.9" inches

Approach / Departure / Breakover angles: 17.0o / 20.9o / 19.2o

Tires / Wheels: Hankook Ventus Noble 2 A/S M+S 245/50-V, 20" fan blade alloy wheels, donut spare tire

Off road driving assistance: Automatic 4WD, 4-Hi, 4Lo, Drive modes:

Manufacturer Provided Specifications @2024 Roadblazing.com

2024 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy AWD DRIVING MISSES:

  • Down on low engine speed torque (vs. latest turbocharged or mild hybrid supplemented set-ups)
  • Tendency of transmission to hunt gears at low road speeds
  • Relies on a center console push button transmission selector.
  • Engine compression dieseling noticeable under throttle
  • Bit of body roll into hard corners, threatening to understeer
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WHAT the 2024 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy AWD HAS GOT:

  • Pricing: from $38,845 (incl. destination) for a 2024 Hyundai Palisade SE 3.5L 6-speed automatic front-wheel drive, three row, five door, large crossover SUV. As tested 2024 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy all-wheel drive = $53,650. (top trim)
  • Style: Traditional swept back profile three-row large crossover SUV; Tall greenhouse low belt-line, coke bottle fuselage, flared fender + quarter panel box and low slung hood shape; Curved side wide "Molten Steel" trapezoid grille; Wide bow tie upper grille, segmented lower front valance, vertical stacked headlight array + inboard "B" directionals; Middle creased Kammback tailgate flanked by inboard boomerang taillamps; Often mistaken for a Range Rover.
    • NEW FOR '24: Palisade Calligraphy trim = Appearance: Matte metallic chain-link grille; Matte metallic lower body accent strip; including front lower splitter and rear lower diffuser; Unique gloss black 20" alloy wheels; Body color + gloss black wing mirror caps + boomerang directional LEDs; Functional: Self leveling rear suspension, Towing mode
  • Space: As large as full size family crossovers get. Normal cabin configuration is for 5 sizable adults plus three of slighter build. 2nd Row dual captain's chairs, (standard on the tested Calligraphy trim), reduce maximum occupancy to 7.

  • Utility: 60:40% split 3rd Row power folding seat backs; Available 2nd Row captain's chair bucket seating w/ power one-touch fold & slide;(included on Calligraphy) Cargo bay wall switches for powered 3rd Row seatback folding + raising,(unavailable on Kia Telluride) 2nd Row seatback release to fold; Variable height power liftgate;(available per trim) Large lower center stack wireless device tray; Left side dashboard mouse fur-lined storage drawer.
    • -1 Short door pockets; Small center console sub-armrest bin; Lower center stack wireless device tray too canted to hold device; Available Qi inductive charging tray overheats wireless devices

2024 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy AWD dimensions, capacities:

Wheelbase (inches): 114.2"

Length x Width x Height (inches): 196.7" x 77.8"(excl. mirr.) x 68.9"

Ground clearance (inches): 7.9"

Headroom, Row 1, 2, 3 (inches): 39.3", 38.8", 37.2"

Legroom, Row 1, 2, 3 (inches): 44.1", 42.4", 31.4"

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet): 21.0 - 46.0 - 87.0 cu. ft. / 16.1 cu. ft.

Curb Weight (pounds): 4506 lbs.

Towing rating, Roof support rating (dynamic pounds): 5000 lbs. / 220 lbs.

Manufacturer Provided Specifications @2024 Roadblazing.com

  • Fit & Finish: Available contrast stitched folded leather, leatherette and soft material seams + simulated open pore wood panels; Fully padded dashboard + center console saddle; Mouse fur lined glovebox; Simulated suede cabin headliner + pillar covers;(Calligraphy trim) Refined machined knurled rotary knobs exhibit precise action;

  • Standard Feature Set:
    • Keyless entry, Push button & Kia Connected app remote ignition start;
    • 3-zone automatic climate control; 2nd Row overhead temperature control; 2nd + 3rd Row headliner ducts; Rain sensing windshield wipers
    • LED headlights, DRLs & taillights
    • Full express power windows x 4
    • Leatherette front seats, manual adjust; Tilt + telescoping steering wheel w/ horizontal spoke integrated controls
  • Infotainment Technology:
    • twin dial TFT gauge cluster + 4.2" inch multi-function trip driving display(avail. 12.3" landscape tablet LCD cluster)
    • 12.3" inch middle upper dash LCD split landscape concave tablet infotainment display + voice commands
    • Standard GPS cloud + HDD Navigation, OTA map updates;
    • Wi-Fi hot spot; Blue LinkTM Connected smart phone App;
    • By Subscription: Wi-Fi for Blue LinkTM Connected suite (3 years trial); SiriusXM satellite radio ( 90 days incl.)
    • USB-A x 1, -C x 5; Bluetooth and smart phone SMS messaging; 12 V power ports x 3(incl. 1x cargo bay)
    • 6-speaker, 240 W streaming audio with HD-radio
    • Android Auto + Apple CarPlay phone app projection(wired)
22024 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy AWD: wired Android Auto & Apple CarPlay phone projection
2024 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy AWD: wired Android Auto & Apple CarPlay phone projection

  • Safety:
    • 2024 IIHS Top Safety Pick; 9 airbags; Backup camera w/ predictive grid lines + front & rear warning park assist; Large door mount wing mirrors; -1 Narrow view out backlight
  • Driver assist tech: STANDARD = Forward collision avoidance braking w/ pedestrian detection; Blind spot, rear cross traffic warning; Lane departure warning with selectable vibration/ chime; Lane keep assist; Adaptive cruise control - full; Navigation influenced curve speed control; e-parking brake auto hold; Auto high beam headlamps
    • AVAILABLE:(included on tested vehicle) Forward intersection left turn collision avoidance; Adjacent lane collision avoidance; Adjacent lane monitor; Highway active lane change assist; Traffic sign recognition; 360o Surround camera park view; Park collision avoidance braking.
2024 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy AWD: surround cameras
2024 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy AWD: surround cameras and audible park warning

  • Warranty: 5 year / 60k miles bumper to bumper, 10 yrs. / 100k mi. powertrain

WHAT the 2024 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy AWD HAS NOT (or NOT PREFERRED):

  • Phone app projection is wired rather than wireless
  • No sun glare hoods for dual LCD gauge cluster + infotainment displays

STANDOUT FEATURES on 2024 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy AWD :

  • Simulated suede cabin headliner & interior pillar covers
  • Piano black middle dash and upper door card accents with white lateral striping
  • Satin aluminum + metallic switchgear, bezels + aluminum door speaker grilles.
  • Dual moonroof; ♦ Power liftgate w/ proximity activation
  • 12.3" LCD instrument cluster pod joined to concave 12.3" landscape LCD touch center upper dash media screen
  • Premium 13 speaker(including spare tire mounted subwoofer), 630 Watt, 11-channel Harman Kardon audio system
  • Nappa leather seat surfaces
  • Heated + cooled front seats, 10-way driver's + 8-way front passenger power adjusting seats; ♦ Heated steering wheel; ♦ Heated + cooled Row 2 captain's seats; ♦ 2nd Row door sunshades
  • Driver seat - Ergo Motion massaging, power thigh extender, power seatback bolster adjust
  • HUD Active Driving Display(10.0"); ♦ Steering adaptive LED headlamps; ♦ Sequential LED rear directionals
  • Surround View 360o Monitor + perimeter scan
  • Qi inductive charging pad; ♦ 110 VAC power inverter (2nd Row forward center console)

RE-DRIVE BOTTOM LINE: While the new Santa Fe is a head turner, Hyundai's Palisade delivers buttery bespoke and a greater tow rating.

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