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2023 Hyundai Palisade Trim Levels and Standard

by Anne-Marie

2023 Hyundai Palisade Trim Levels and Standard Features Explained

The significantly updated 2023 Hyundai Palisade SUV has new infotainment and safety features, updated exterior and interior styling cues, and cutting-edge driver assistance systems. The updated 2023 Hyundai Palisade has the features and design appeal befitting Hyundai’s flagship SUV.


The 2023 Hyundai Palisade’s styling exudes a dignified refinement and distinct differentiation befitting of a flagship SUV. Rugged parametric shield components are outlined by a wider, cascading grille form for a premium appearance. The grille is framed by vertically connected LED composite lights, which give the new forward lighting signature its technical, sharp-edged appearance.

The wheel openings are filled with brand-new 20-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels for a premium flagship appearance. A more rugged appearance is further emphasized by new strake detailing on the lower front skid plate element. While the bold C-pillars and panoramic side glass graphics convey generous third-row spaciousness, the powerful, extended hood profile creates an impressive road presence. Vertical LED taillamps and lower fascia skid plate details emphasize a wide, stable stance in the rearview.

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2023 Hyundai Palisade Trim Levels Interior

The 2023 Hyundai Palisade’s interior combines comfort and relaxation to create a peaceful environment with eight-passenger seating as standard for family adventures.

A cutting-edge Ergo driver’s seat from Palisade is now available; it is made to be comfortable and aid in reducing fatigue during long drives. Wing-out headrests and seat ventilation are now available for greater comfort in the second row of seats. The second-row seat in the One-Touch configuration can be easily moved forward and out of the way to make it easier to enter and exit the third-row seat. Hyundai’s third-row seating on the Palisade now includes heating for its passengers, a first Hyundai. The third row has power-folding/unfolding and reclining seats for added convenience. Also available are second-row captain’s chairs.

An available full-display digital center rearview mirror for the driver uses a rearview camera to enable the driver to see clearly behind the Palisade without being obstructed by people or cargo. New, slim horizontal air vents create a feeling of space and luxury. With new ambient lighting themes, the instrument panel has been redesigned to appear larger.


Devices can now be charged faster thanks to a wireless charging upgrade from 5 watts to 15 watts. The 2023 Palisade is compatible with Hyundai Digital Key’s most recent version. Using an iPhone, Apple Watch, or Samsung Galaxy smartphone to lock, unlock, and start a vehicle is possible thanks to Digital Key 2 Touch. Using Samsung Pass or Apple Wallet, you can safely share keys with family and friends. Additionally, the 2023 Palisade will be the first Hyundai with a Wi-Fi hotspot. Customers with cellular access will be able to create a hotspot so that others can use the internet, stream music or videos, and perform other tasks just like they would at home.

2023 Hyundai Palisade Trim Levels

The 2023 Hyundai Palisade is a three-row midsize SUV sold in five trim levels: SE, SEL, XRT, Limited, and Calligraphy.


On the SE and SEL, a second-row bench seat with eight seats is standard. The second-row captain’s chairs found in the SEL, XRT, Limited, and Calligraphy reduce seating to seven passengers.


A 3.8-liter V6 engine provides excellent power and efficiency for the Palisade. This 3.8-liter engine generates 262 lb.-ft of torque and 291 horsepower. Palisade offers both two-wheel and HTRAC four-wheel-drive configurations and transmits that power to the wheels via a refined eight-speed automatic transmission with a multi-plate torque converter. An all-wheel drive is an option on all trims, and front-wheel drive is standard.

Palisade has excellent under-hood insulation, sound-deadening carpets that absorb sound, and a powertrain tuned to produce a smooth, linear response, all of which contribute to the vehicle’s exceptional quietness. Palisade additionally gives users the option to start their cars remotely with a key fob or through the Blue Link mobile app.


The 2023 Palisade offers Hyundai’s HTRAC All-Wheel-Drive system, which adds Tow Mode. Tow Mode modifies the powertrain profile for towing, extending the time in lower gears and lowering the frequency of shifting response.

With an electronic, variable-torque-split clutch and active torque control between the front and rear axles, the HTRAC AWD system was created as a multi-mode system. In all weather conditions, the driver selectable HTRAC Normal, Sport, and Smart modes help in delivering confident control. When desired, the Sport setting provides a sportier dynamic feel by directing more available torque to the rear wheels.

By directing more available torque to the rear wheels, the Sport setting makes the vehicle feel more agile and dynamic when desired.

This system has been tuned to perform well under a variety of conditions, including straight-line acceleration, medium- or high-speed cornering, and hill starts. It also has a wider range of torque distribution variability than many competitive systems.

2023 Hyundai Palisade Standard Features

Now let’s go over the MSRP, standard features and available packages for the 2023 Hyundai Palisade starting with the base model SE which has a starting MSRP of $35,550.

2023 Hyundai Palisade SE – $35,550

2023 Hyundai Palisade SE

The base trim level SE starts you off with these standard features:

  • 3.8-liter V6 engine (291 hp / 262 lb.-ft)
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • 8-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC
  • Drive Mode Select
  • 5000-pound towing capacity
  • Trailer Sway Control
  • Trailering pre-wiring
  • Electronic Parking Brake with auto hold
  • 18-inch Alloy Wheels
  • LED Headlights w/LED accents
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Automatic headlights
  • High Beam Assist
  • Auto-dimming side mirrors with LED turn-signal indicators
  • Two-tone Bumpers and Door garnish
  • Black/Chrome coating Grille
  • Silver Skid plates (front & rear)
  • Satin Chrome Door handles
  • Proximity Key entry with push button start
  • Cloth Seating surfaces
  • 8 Passenger seating
  • 6-way adjustable driver seat
  • 60/40 split fold-flat seats with recline and adjustable head restraints
  • Sliding 2nd-row seats with electric cargo-area releases
  • Map pockets, with extra mini pocket
  • 2nd-row bench seating
  • 3rd-row 60/40 split-fold seats with ingress/egress handles
  • One-touch 2nd-row seat slide for 3rd-row access
  • 12.3-inch Touchscreen Infotainment
  • HD Radio
  • SiriusXM
  • Onboard Navigation & Traffic flow including incident data via HD Radio
  • Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
  • Rear Seat Quiet Mode
  • Multiple device connection (up to two devices)
  • Dynamic Voice Recognition
  • Intelligent Speed Limit Assist
  • Solar front glass (front door, windshield)
  • Privacy glass (rear/quarter/back glass)
  • Acoustic-laminated windshield
  • Underfloor storage compartment
  • Three 1st-row and two 2nd-row USB ports (1x USB power/data & 4x USB-C power)
  • Bluelink Connected Car System
  • WIFI hotspot
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • 2nd-row manual HVAC controls & vents (fan speed & temp)
  • 3rd-row HVAC vents
  • Steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters
  • Haptic feedback steering wheel
  • Tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel
  • Bluetooth hands-free with wireless audio streaming
  • 4.2-inch Gauge cluster
  • 12-volt outlet
  • Power windows with front auto-down/up
  • Front 2-speed windshield wipers
  • Intermittent rear window wiper/washer
  • Hillstart Assist Control
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System with individual tire indicator
  • Rear View Monitor with parking guidance
  • Anti-theft system integrated with remote keyless entry and panic alarm
Hyundai SmartSense

All 2023 Hyundai Palisade trim levels come standard with Hyundai SmartSense. Using cameras, sonar and radars, SmartSense features are like an extra set of eyes when you drive or park. Standard features include:

  • Blind-Spot Collision Warning
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Car/Ped/Cyclist Detection and Junction Turning
  • Lane Following Assist
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Driver Attention Warning
  • Safe Exit Assist
  • Parking Distance Warning – Reverse
  • Rear Occupant Alert
  • Highway Driving Assist
  • Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go and Curve Control

2023 Hyundai Palisade SEL – $38,550

2023 Hyundai Palisade SEL
The SEL has an MSRP of $38,550 and adds more desirable features, that include:

  • Door handle welcome lights
  • LED Taillights
  • Silver Roof rails
  • Hands-free smart liftgate (Quick open, auto open & adjustable height setting)
  • Hyundai Digital Key 2 Touch
  • H-Tex Simulated leather Seats
  • 7 Passenger seating (8 Passenger optional)
  • 8-way power driver and front passenger seats
  • 2-way lumbar driver seat
  • Heated front seats
  • 2nd-row captain’s chairs
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Acoustic-laminated front door side glass
  • LED interior cabin lights
  • Wireless device charging (for Qi-supported devices)
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror With HomeLink
  • Dual automatic temperature control
  • 2nd-row automatic HVAC controls

 SEL Available Packages

The SEL trim level has one available package.

Premium Package +$4,950
  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
  • 3rd row USB outlets
  • Surround View Monitor
  • Highway Driving Assist II
  • Harman Kardon premium audio system
  • Rear side window sunshades
  • Acoustic rear side glass
  • Integrated Memory Driver seat and mirrors
  • Ventilated front and rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Auto-leveling rear suspension
  • Parking Distance Warning: Forward
  • 115-volt AC power outlet
  • Blind-spot View Monitor
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist w/Car/Pedestrian/Cyclist Detection & Junction Turning, Junction Crossing, Lane Change Oncoming, and Lane Change Side
  • Passenger Talk In-Car Intercom
  • Hydro-phobic front door windows
  • Power sunroof
  • Driver’s 4-way lumbar support
  • Heated 2nd Row seats

2023 Hyundai Palisade XRT – $40,850

2023 Hyundai Palisade XRT

The XRT starts at $40,850 and slots in just above the SEL trim level, but it’s worth noting this model isn’t available with the Premium package. The XRT upgrades include:

  • 20-inch XRT Exclusive Alloy wheels
  • Dark finish XRT Unique Grille
  • XRT-specific dark exterior trim
  • Black Roof rails
  • Sunroof

2023 Hyundai Palisade Limited – $47,100

2023 Hyundai Palisade Limited
The Limited has an MSRP of $47,100 and builds off the features of the SEL trim. Additional standard features include:

  • 20-inch Alloy wheels
  • Chrome Door garnish
  • Satin Chrome Door handles
  • Leather-trimmed Seating surfaces
  • 4-way lumbar driver seat
  • Thigh cushion extension for driver seat
  • Mélange Headliner
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Integrated Memory System for driver seat and exterior mirrors
  • Heated 2nd-row seats
  • Ventilated 2nd-row seats
  • 3rd-row power folding/unfolding/reclining seats
  • Heated 3rd-row seats
  • Premium cargo sill plate
  • Harman Kardon premium audio with 12 speakers and QuantumLogic Surround with Clari-Fi Music Restoration Technology
  • Driver Talk in-car intercom
  • Dual panel sunroof
  • Rear side-window sunshades
  • Hydrophobic front door glass
  • Acoustic-laminated rear door side glass
  • Dual 3rd-row USB-C outlets (power)
  • Head-up Display
  • Heated steering wheel
  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
  • 115-volt power outlets
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Car/Ped/Cyclist Detection & Junction Turning, Junction Crossing, Lane-Change Oncoming, Lane-Change Side, and Evasive Steering Assist
  • Parking Distance Warning – Forward
  • Highway Driving Assist II
  • Surround View Monitor
  • Blind-Spot View Monitor

2023 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy – $49,500

2023 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy
The top-of-the-line Calligraphy starts at $49,500. Standard features above the Limited trim level include:

  • 20-inch Calligraphy Exclusive Alloy wheels
  • Side mirror approach lights (puddle lights)
  • Calligraphy exclusive roof-mounted Center High-Mount Stop Light
  • Premium rear accent lighting
  • Bodycolor Bumpers
  • Premium Grille with Satin Chrome coating
  • Skid Plates w/Satin Chrome finish
  • Bodycolor wheel arches
  • Premium Nappa Leather
  • Ergo-Motion driver seat
  • Quilted leather door panels
  • Microfiber Headliner
  • 2nd-row wing-out type headrest
  • Two-tone leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Full-display digital rearview mirror
  • Ambient lighting (64 colors)
  • Power windows with front auto-down/up and rear auto-down/up
  • Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist – Reverse
  • Remote Smart Parking Assist

Remote Smart Parking Assist allows you to park and exit the vehicle remotely from the outside. Remote Smart Parking Assist utilizes four omnidirectional cameras and ultrasonic sensors to help navigate a parking spot, and remotely park and exit the vehicle after getting out of it.

Which Trim Level to Buy

As for which 2023 Hyundai Palisade trim level to buy, The SEL is the sweet spot in the Palisade lineup. It doesn’t cost much more than the SE and comes with an impressive number of quality-of-life upgrades such as heated front seats and wireless device charging. If you want to splurge a little, opt for the Premium package and get such features as a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and Harmon Kardon Premium audio system.

Paint Colors

Lastly, let’s go over the paint colors for the 2023 Hyundai Palisade trim levels. There are 7 available colors. Not every color is available on every trim level.

  1. Abyss Black Pearl
  2. Robust Emerald
  3. Moonlight Cloud
  4. Steel Graphite
  5. Sierra Burgundy
  6. Typhoon Silver
  7. Hyper White

Wrapping Up

Okay, that’s it. I’m going to wrap this up. I went over the trim levels, MSRP, standard features, available packages, which trim level to buy and the paint colors for the 2023 Hyundai Palisade trim levels. If you found this helpful, informative, or entertaining, please like, share, and subscribe to my YouTube channel. 

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