Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) recently named the Family Vehicle of the Year for 2023. Guess which vehicle from Hyundai’s phenomenal lineup took home the award – the 2023 Hyundai Palisade. There are a lot of features that make the Palisade a great fit for shoppers looking for a vehicle that meshes seamlessly with a family lifestyle. Keep reading to find out which aspects MAMA most enjoyed.
How The Hyundai Palisade Impresses
The Palisade was recognized for its fresh exterior design, safety features, and its newly available convenience technologies. Some of the new bells and whistles families can enjoy including
- a 12-inch navigation system
- Wi-Fi hotspot
- Digital Key 2 Touch
- Driver’s ergo motion seat.
Superior Comfort and Convenience
One of the key features of the Hyundai Palisade is its spacious and comfortable cabin. It can accommodate up to eight passengers in the SE and SEL trims and seven passengers in the Limited and Calligraphy trims with second-row captain’s chairs. The Palisade offers a quiet and well-insulated cabin, with available features such as a massaging driver’s seat, heated third-row seats, and a higher-resolution 12.0-inch infotainment display for added convenience. The Palisade also comes with a range of storage options, including power-folding second and third-row seats that give you access to a cargo volume of up to 86 cubic feet. There is also additional storage space underneath the load floor for muddy or wet items.
Power Under the Hood
The Hyundai Palisade has become a popular choice among families for its smooth ride and advanced technology features. With a range of trims available, from the value-oriented base trim to the luxurious Calligraphy model, the Palisade offers something for everyone. Powered by a 3.8-liter V-6 engine delivering 291 horsepower through an eight-speed automatic transmission, the Palisade offers adequate acceleration for its size. The transmission can also be manually shifted with steering-wheel-mounted paddles, providing an engaging driving experience. The Palisade offers both front-wheel drive and optional all-wheel drive, making it versatile for different driving conditions.
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This prestigious award is a testament to Hyundai’s commitment to safety and family-friendly capabilities, as stated by Ricky Lao, Director of Product Planning, Hyundai Motor North America. Safety features and driver assistance features in the Hyundai Palisade are constantly improving. For 2023 the standard features now include a standard rearview camera, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, stop-and-go adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist and so much more. Available safety features include reverse collision warning, reverse automatic emergency braking, park assist, and more.
To find out everything the award-winning Hyundai Palisade has to offer, visit Red McCombs Superior Hyundai.