Eco-Friendly Move: The Truth About Hyundai Palisade Hybrid

Since it first came out in 2018, many people have liked the Hyundai Palisade, especially in the U.S. where its sales almost tripled from 2019 to 2022.

It’s a big SUV and is now the main model for the brand, replacing the Sante Fe.

People trust the Palisade because it’s reliable, roomy, and practical.

An infographic giving details about the new hyundai palisade
An infographic giving details about the new Hyundai Palisade

The first version had cool features that are now common in other Hyundai cars, like the Ioniq 5.

Even though the Palisade hasn’t become super popular yet, there’s a big change coming soon.

The 2025 Palisade will have two hybrid options.

Hyundai said they would do it if people wanted it, and it looks like they listened. This is because the electric version will be in U.S. dealerships in the summer of 2025.

Current Hyundai Palisade Specs

The Palisade that you can buy right now in the US comes with a 3.8-liter V6 engine as the standard option – and it’s the only engine available.

This V6 can generate 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. It sends power to the front wheels through an 8-speed torque-converter automatic transmission.

You can also get the Palisade with all-wheel drive if you want, but that’s an extra option.

Outside of the US, the Palisade is sold with a different engine – a 2.2-liter turbodiesel inline-4.

This engine makes 190 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. It can send power to the front wheels or all four wheels if you choose the optional all-wheel-drive system.

In some specific markets, like certain parts of Northern Europe, there’s another option: a 3.5-liter V6 with 249 horsepower and 247 pound-feet of torque.

This V6 is designed to perform better in really cold conditions.

2025 Palisade Rumors

Rumors are swirling about a hybrid drivetrain for the next Palisade, and uncertainty remains about whether it will be mild-hybrid or plug-in.

An image of the Hyundai Palisade Hybrid moving down the road
A Hyundai Palisade Hybrid moving down a road
Photo: Top Speed

The new model could shift to a different platform for a longer wheelbase.
A hybrid setup aims to enhance the already smooth driving experience of the Palisade.
This move also benefits Hyundai by maintaining V6 engines in Genesis models through improved fuel economy credits.

Engine Changes For 2025

While Hyundai hasn’t officially confirmed it, there’s a possibility that the Palisade will adopt a hybrid system.

If this happens, it’s likely to feature the familiar 2.5-liter inline-4 engine paired with an electric motor as the primary power source.

The standard 3.8-liter V6 may be phased out due to newer emissions regulations, with a potential replacement being the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 found in Genesis models.

The 2.2-liter turbodiesel inline-4 is also expected to be discontinued for similar emission-related reasons.

This will possibly make way for a detuned hybrid version as its successor.

Don’t Expect A Lot Of Exterior And Interior Changes

Right now, Hyundai hasn’t shown us official pictures of the Palisade Hybrid.

But recent sneak peek photos suggest it looks just like the current one.

A sneek Peak of the Hyundai Palisade Hybrid Interior
We get a sneak Peak of the Interior of the Hyundai Palisade Hybrid
Photo: Dealers Inspire

It keeps the same big grille, sleek LED headlights, and shiny chrome details. Changes are expected in 2025, with a bigger wheelbase for a stronger look.

Choosing to keep the same outside might cause some disagreement, as some people think it looks too much like other cars.

Inside, the roomy and fancy interior seems to stay the same. The dashboard keeps things simple with lots of buttons for easy access.

The big 12.3-inch touchscreen, a 10.25-inch display, and audio systems like the eight-speaker Infinity and 12-speaker Harman are likely to be there.

The 2023 Palisade has lots of space with 31.4 inches of legroom and 45.8 cubic feet of cargo space when you fold down the back seats.

We’ll see if the new Palisade will change or keep things the way they are.

The Hybrid Powertrain Will Include Two Versions

As per the ET News report, the 2025 Hyundai Palisade is set to offer two hybrid choices in addition to a traditional gasoline engine.

One of the electric powertrains is anticipated to be based on a 2.5-liter gas engine.

To compare, the 2023 Hyundai Palisade currently comes with a 3.8-liter V-6.  This will generate 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque through an eight-speed automatic transmission.

This gives it a 0 to 60 mph time of 6.4 seconds, outperforming the 2023 Kia Sportage EX. The hybrid setup might improve this acceleration time.

The upcoming Palisade is likely to continue offering both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive options, potentially exceeding the current 5000-pound towing capacity.

In terms of driving experience, the 2025 Hybrid model is expected to maintain the smooth handling and stability of its predecessors.

Though the exact range is not determined yet, the hybrid powertrain aims to address the current fuel economy challenge of 22 MPG. This places it behind the Volvo XC40 T4 and the Audi SQ5.

Safety features, including those in the Advanced Hyundai Driving Assist II, are expected to be present, along with heated third-row seats.

When it comes to reliability, the 2025 Palisade is anticipated to uphold Hyundai’s tradition of producing sturdy and dependable vehicles.

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