A Closer Look

These are the 2020 Hyundai Palisade's most family-friendly features

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When it comes to three-row SUVs families have more options than ever thanks to the addition of the 2020 Hyundai Palisade this year. Entering a category loaded with winners like the Honda Pilot, Ford Explorer, and Toyota Highlander, Palisade boasts several features that should put it on the short list of anyone looking for a family-friendly SUV.

Go anywhere with confidence

2020 Hyundai Palisade engine

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Palisade's V6 engine and all-wheel drive system create a confident driving experience. There's plenty of acceleration to get you up to speed on entrance ramps. You can tow up to 5,000 pounds so you can take your boat or camper with you. And with a Snow mode, you can get away from it all any time of year.

Create your own silent night

2020 Hyundai Palisade screen quite mode

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If your kids want to sleep, but you want to listen to the game while you're on that long road trip, not to worry. Just hit the icon on the available 10.25-inch color touch screen to activate Rear Sleep Mode and you mute the speakers to the second and third row. They get their quiet space while you cheer your team (quietly), listen to your favorite music, or podcast.

Power to the people

2020 Hyundai Palisade charging USB wireless

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No more fighting for electricity. With a USB port for every seat in the Palisade you and your kids can keep your devices charged. There are also a wireless charging pad, three traditional power ports, and a 110-volt power outlet.

Keeping Your cool

2020 Hyundai Palisade rear seat heating cooling seats

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Getting airflow to all rows isn't easy in an SUV. Palisade solves this problem with innovative diffuser vents in the roof of the vehicle above the second and third rows. In addition, if you opt for the decidedly upscale Limited edition, second row passengers get heated and ventilated seats.

Seeing is believing

2020 Hyundai Palisade blind spot monitoring

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Side view mirrors and blind spot warning helps you avoid hidden dangers when you're turning or changing lanes. But Palisade takes it one step further. Hit your turn signal and an image appears in the 12.3-inch digital instrument panel showing you what's in your blind spot thanks to rear facing cameras.

Take it all with you

2020 Hyundai Palisade cup holders front

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There's a place for everything in the new Palisade. There's an open area under the center console for bags and purses. The seat backs have special pockets designed to hold small hand-held devices like tablets and phones. And, there are 16 cupholders, so if you're thirsty, it's your fault!

Sit back and relax

2020 Hyundai Palisade rear seat buttons

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Not only is there reasonable room in Palisade's third row, but in higher trim levels the seats are powered so they can recline and fold with the touch of a button. In addition every Palisade comes with a hands-free power liftgate that makes loading groceries and gear easy.

The Hyundai Palisade has quickly become a family favorite among three-row SUVs. With all this content and the availability of Nappa leather-trimmed seats and real wood accents, it's downright luxurious. Make sure to check one out if you're in the market for a big all-wheel drive vehicle that can do it all.

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The Santa Fe Hybrid offers plenty to like.

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The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid is all-new for 2021, and features an impressive list of standard features, great safety scores, and family-friendly space. If you're looking for a new SUV, it's hard to imagine a better fit for an urban family, or any other family, for that matter. Beyond a few small complaints, the Santa Fe Hybrid offers plenty to like.

Here are three things to like about the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe.

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid The Santa Fe Hybrid brings great passenger space and an upscale interior.Hyundai

It offers plenty of passenger and cargo space

The Santa Fe offers roomy seating for up to five adults with more than reasonable head and legroom in both rows. Second-row passengers have room to move, and don't end up jockeying for position with taller front-seat passengers. When the SUV is packed with people and needs to haul gear, it's more than capable of doing that, too, as it offers 36.4 cubic feet of space behind the second row and up to 72.1 cubic feet with the second-row seats folded down. Making the space more accessible, power-folding second-row seats and a hands-free power liftgate are standard.

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid All trims come decked out with safety equipment.Hyundai

It delivers excellent fuel economy

The Santa Fe Hybrid returns impressive fuel economy numbers, especially in town, making it an excellent urban family runabout. The EPA estimates that the SUV can deliver 33 mpg in the city, 30 mpg on the highway, and 32 mpg combined. The Santa Fe Hybrid Blue returns 36 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway, and 34 mpg combined. That's several miles per gallon better than the standard Santa Fe and better than some sedans.

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid Fuel economy is better than many smaller cars.Hyundai

It earned great safety scores

The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe earned a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). That score is due in part to the Santa Fe's Good marks in crash tests, but the SUV's long list of standard safety kit helps, too. All models come with forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian, cyclist, and junction turning detection, lane keeping assist, driver attention warnings, lane following assist, and a rear occupant alert system. Optional features include blind spot collision-avoidance assist, rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist, a parking distance warning system, and a highway driving assist system.

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Frightening security

Boston Dynamics' robot to patrol Kia factory

The robot is being tested as a security patrol unit.

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Breaking into an auto manufacturing facility was already a very bad idea, but new security tech being tested by Hyundai Motor Group makes it downright terrifying as well. In addition to cameras, sensors, and armed security guards, would-be burglars at a Kia plant in South Korea now have to face off with a semi-autonomous robot dog.

The Boston Dynamics quadruped robot, named Spot, is being tested as a safer and more effective way of providing security patrols to the plant. The dog is one of several robots designed and tested by the firm, which has long terrified the internet with its physically capable electronic beings.

Boston Dynamics Spot Robot The robot uses various sensors to detect danger and intruders.Hyundai

If you haven't seen it, the Boston Dynamics robot dog is frightening enough on its own, so it's an excellent choice to provide factory security. The robot uses an integrated thermal camera and 3D LiDAR to detect people around it, and can monitor high-temperature situations and fire hazards. It can be controlled remotely through a secure webpage, which allows personnel to see what's going on in the factory without putting themselves in danger.

The robot is capable of navigating tight spaces and can identify issues not visible to the human eye. It's also able to semi-autonomously navigate its environment, and has been developed with task management and deep learning-based vision technology. Boston Dynamics says that its tech can be expanded to other types of robot platforms.



The robot dog is currently in the pilot stage at Kia's plant in South Korea. It will be used to support late-night security patrols and increase safety for workers. Hyundai Motor Group will assess the robot's effectiveness and suitability for the job before expanding its use in other industrial sites.

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