Many experts and buyers see this version of Hyundai’s SUV as a separate model, which makes sense, considering all the features it offers. It is the most luxurious version of Palisade, which looks different and coquettes with the premium segment in many ways. Considering that it’s been introduced recently, we are pretty sure that the 2022 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy won’t feature bigger changes. We count on the same design and a pretty similar list of features, though few tweaks are always possible.
All in all, you may count on a very luxurious SUV, which comes with unique styling and loads of standard features. On the other hand, the overall layout is pretty similar to the rest of the lineup. You may count on the same ride and level of comfort, as well as on a pretty similar driving experience. Since there are no significant updates to come, we are pretty sure that the 2022 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy will arrive sometime late in the year, without bigger price changes.
2022 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy Design
Of course, the 2022 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy will continue with the same base design characteristics. In this aspect, it isn’t much different compared to cheaper models. It comes with the same mechanics and, therefore, a very similar driving experience. Still, keep in mind that this model comes with bigger, 20-inch wheels and lower-profile tires, so the ride is a little bit firmer.
The main reason why this model stands out from the rest of the lineup is the styling. We presume that the 2022 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy will continue with the same exclusive details, which can be noticed on both ends of the SUV. For example, it features a different grille, with a triangle mesh pattern. The front bumper also features a more aggressive shape. On the other end, you can recognize Calligraphy by its ultra-wide LED center high-mounted brake light and accent lighting. The side mirrors are also slightly different and, as we already mentioned, there are unique 20-inch wheels.
The same level of exclusivity can be found on the inside. Not only that there is a full load of standard equipment, but the cabin also looks more upscale, thanks to the massive use of high-end materials. Of course, we are talking about things like leather upholstery, while the same materials can be found on door panels and in other areas of the cabin.
Despite the increased level of luxury, this SUV keeps the same level of functionality. It comes with three rows of seats and a capacity for 8 passengers. Of course, you can also trade the second-row bench for the second-row captain’s chairs. The cargo area is also pretty much the same as in the standard model. In numbers, that would be around 18 cubic feet of cargo space behind its third-row seats, 45.8 cubic feet with these seats folded, and 86.4 cubic feet in total.
We don’t expect to see bigger changes in terms of standard equipment for the next year. So, besides unique materials and headliners, the list of standard equipment should be pretty similar to the Limited model. So, you may count on goodies like leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, heated first and second row of seats, head-up display, digital instrument cluster, 10.25-inch touchscreen, power-folding rear seats, navigation, wireless charging, dual-pane sunroof and many more.
The list of safety features is also pretty long in the current model. It includes driver aids like a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, LED headlights with automatic high beams, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, driver drowsiness monitoring, front parking sensors, a surround-view parking camera system, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert.
2022 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy Engine
Things under the hood definitely won’t change. The 2022 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy will continue to use a familiar 3.8-liter V6 engine, which puts out 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That’s enough to provide a more than convenient ride. The engine comes in pair with 8-speed automatic transmission. The initial Calligraphy was offered in the AWD version only, while the FWD was added later. Models with all-wheel drive also come with things like Snow Mode and downhill brake control.
When it comes to fuel economy, you may count on about 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway with FWD models. That’s quite typical for a mid-size SUV. Models with all-wheel drive are slightly thirstier.
2022 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2022 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year. Also, the price shouldn’t change much, so base versions should go around 48.000 dollars. This model primarily competes with lower-end premium crossovers, such as Infiniti QX60, Acura MDX, Lincoln Aviator etc.