2021 Hyundai Palisade SE vs 2021 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy

Hyundai Palisade SE

  • Standard Engine3.8L I-6
  • Horsepower291
  • MPG (city/hwy) *19 / 26
  • Seats8
  • UpholsteryCloth

Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy

  • Standard Engine3.8L I-6
  • Horsepower291
  • MPG (city/hwy) *19 / 26
  • Seats7
  • UpholsteryPremium Leather

Specs at a Glance

The 2021 Hyundai Palisade is a three-row SUV that will make driving with the whole family more enjoyable. Hyundai understands that different drivers will have different needs. For that reason, there are four different Palisade models currently on the market. Many families will find that the entry-level SE model has everything that they need. For others, the extra provided by the top Calligraphy trim will make it a better choice.


A 3.8L V6 engine is used for all 2021 Palisade models. It makes drivers 291-horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque, which is enough to merge on the highway and cruise down city streets easily. An eight-speed automatic provides smooth shifts in both the SE and Calligraphy. While the SE comes standard with front-wheel drive and leaves all-wheel drive as an option, the Calligraphy is exclusively available with AWD.


Several exterior features for the 2021 Palisade SE make it not only stylish but convenient as well. LED headlights, heated side mirrors, and 18-inch alloy wheels are all standard. While the SE is undoubtedly sophisticated, Calligraphy takes things to the next level. It boasts unique 20-inch alloy wheels and an exclusive eye-catching design for the grille and bumpers.


The Palisade SUV is full of family-oriented features at every trim level. Deciding to stick with the SE will mean getting an 8-inch touchscreen, five USB ports, and wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. This trim also has Rear Seat Quiet Mode, which will silence the speakers for both back rows. Like all Hyundai SUVs, the Palisade SE gives drives a variety of advanced safety features. It comes equipped with adaptive cruise control, rear parking sensors, forward-collision mitigation, and lane-keeping assist.

As the top trim, the Calligraphy comes standard with most of the features that the 2021 Palisade offers. Highlights include a surround-view camera system, a head-up display, and a blind-spot camera. This luxury model also has climate-controlled front and second-row seats, a panoramic sunroof, and ambient interior lighting to enjoy. Whether you think the SE or the Calligraphy is right for you, the team at Van Hyundai can help. We can also tell you more about the mid level SEL and Limited trims to see if one of them fits your life. Our team looks forward to working with you.

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* 2021 PALISADE: FWD 19 City/26 Hwy/22 Combined MPG, AWD 19 City/24 Hwy/21 Combined MPG. All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle's condition.

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