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What’s New for the 2021 Hyundai Palisade?

Differences Between the 2021 Hyundai Palisade and 2020 Hyundai Palisade

The Hyundai Palisade is essentially still a brand new model, as it debuted with the 2020 model year, but despite high customer and critic satisfaction, Hyundai is never one to rest on its accomplishments, and there are already several improvements coming to the 2021 model. Learn all about the differences between the 2021 Hyundai Palisade and the 2020 Hyundai Palisade right here.

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New Standard features for the 2021 Palisade

Standard, the Palisade is adding a bunch of features. On the infotainment system, you are going to get multiple device connection capability, HD radio, along with wireless smartphone connectivity for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Also getting added to the Palisade as a standard feature are LED headlights which will provide a cleaner and crisper view of the road. If you do a lot of towing, then you will be pleased to know that the 4-pin trailer wiring connector has been upgraded to a 7-pin design. Lastly, though not standard on the base SE trim, the SEL trim and above are all getting a sunroof along with LED interior lighting.

2021 Hyundai Palisade infotainment screen

Changes to the 2021 Palisade SEL Premium package

On the SEL trim of the Palisade, you can opt for the Premium package. This Premium package, whose features are all standard on higher trim levels, is getting a huge upgrade. To start with, you’ll get an infotainment system upgrade to a 10.25-inch display that includes navigation. This upgraded infotainment system also includes SiriusXM satellite radio, an in-car intercom system called Driver Talk, highway drive assist, and more!


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What is the 2021 Palisade Calligraphy trim?

We saved the best for last. The previous model year had three trim levels with the SE, SEL, and the top Limited. For 2021, there’s a new top trim above the Limited called the Calligraphy trim. This new trim adds a lot. See all the added Calligraphy trim features below.

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Calligraphy Interior Features

  • Premium cargo sill protection plate
  • Steering wheel in perforated leather
  • Quilted-leather door panels
  • Suede headliner

Calligraphy Exterior Features

  • Unique 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Unique front grille
  • Puddle lamps
  • Signature rear-accent lighting
  • Premium side door garnish
  • Ultra-wide LED rear center stoplight

Calligraphy Mechanical Features

  • HTRAC® all-wheel drive with lock
  • Snow mode
  • Downhill brake control