Finding the perfect family car in this day and age is a challenge- there are so many to choose from! If you’ve narrowed down your search to the Hyundai Palisade Limited and Calligraphy, you’re almost finished. All that’s left is to decipher the difference between these two seemingly identical trim levels.
Though they’re similar in many ways, the main differences between the 2022 Hyundai Palisade Limited and Calligraphy are the level of luxury and the price. For $1,300 more, the Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy offers a comfortable journey and unmatched elegance inside and out.
In this article, we’ll discuss not only the features of the Hyundai Palisade, but also what truly sets the Limited and Calligraphy trims apart from one another.
The Hyundai Palisade Limited and Calligraphy are both chock-full of incredible features that are designed to keep their clients’ journeys entertaining, safe, and easy. The features are even designed to be easier for a potential buyer to use because, between the Limited and the Calligraphy, all the safety and tech features are exactly the same.
Starting at the basics, the Palisade maintains a combined fuel efficiency of 22 miles per gallon. More specifically it offers 19 MPG in the city and 26 on the highway. Both the Limited and Calligraphy come standard in front-wheel drive, however, all-wheel drive is an optional add-on for either trim.
For those interested in the mechanics of it, the Palisade houses a 291-horsepower, 3.8 liter GDI V6 engine and 20-inch alloy wheels. It was also an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ with a 5-star overall safety rating.
When purchasing both trims, the buyer can choose between 7 stunning exterior colors and 2 interior ones. 2 of the exterior colors (Rainforest and Typhoon Silver) only give the option of 1 interior color. The seats are furnished with luxurious Nappa leather that has been quilted and perforated. The interior goes the extra mile with a beautiful premium dashboard and door armrest.
Speaking of seating, the Palisade is a dream. The driver’s seat has several features, including power thigh support and 4-way lumbar support. It is also 8-way powered. An integrated memory system (or IMS) remembers the driver’s preferred settings for the seat and steering wheel.
The passenger is also given access to an 8-way powered seat. In the second row, 2 captain’s chairs allow for comfort (and, when necessary, separation). These seats are heated and ventilated, just like all the other seats in the vehicle. The third row holds 3 additional seats arranged in a bench-style layout.
Additionally, the second and third rows of seats are made with power-folding seats, which can be activated with just a touch of a button. These (combined with the hands-free smart liftgate that opens automatically after 3 seconds of a Proximity Key’s presence) create an easy experience for days when you’ve got a lot of stuff to haul. Speaking of hauling, both the Limited and Calligraphy trims have a pre-wired trailering package as a standard feature.
The Limited and Calligraphy both have many safety features that are unavailable in lower trim levels. This includes things like the Ultrasonic Rear Occupant Alert (Ultrasonic ROA), which minimizes the risk of leaving children or pets in the back seat; Collision-Avoidance Assists in the Front, Rear Cross-Traffic, and Blind Spots.
More general safety features including Safe Exit Assist (SEA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), Lane Following Assist, Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM); and a Surround View Monitor (SVM), which combines camera feeds to give a 360° bird’s eye view around your car while it’s in reverse.
Safety isn’t where the technology stops. Both trims are furnished with an intercom system that allows easy communication between the driver and passengers in the rear, rear side-window sunshades, wireless device charging, third-row USB outlets, 115 volt AC power outlets, and a 10.25-inch touchscreen navigation system.
There’s also a Head’s Up Display, which projects important information onto the bottom of the windshield so that the driver’s eyes can stay on the road for the entire journey.
And even though it doesn’t seem like it could get any better, it does, with Hyundai’s amazing warranties. The powertrain is under warranty for 10 years or up to 100,000 miles; the new vehicle limited warranty is in effect for 5 years or 60,000 miles.
Hyundai also offers an anti-perforation warranty and 24/7 roadside assistance for the first 5-7 years of ownership. These are deals that are definitely worth considering.
The Hyundai Palisade Limited
The beautiful Hyundai Palisade Limited comes with all the features just mentioned as well as a few small distinctions. The silver-finish front grille has a slightly different pattern than the Calligraphy, so on the grille of this beauty, you’ll see small, silver rectangles.
Additionally, the Limited comes with a roof-mounted Center High-Mount Stop Light (CHMSL). On the interior, the main difference you’ll notice is the melange headliner on the ceiling. There is also a door paneling design that is slightly different as well.
All of this, plus the features listed above, bring the price of this trim level to $45,390. If you’re looking for luxury and simplicity, the Limited is a perfect choice.
The Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy
This trim level is the most expensive of the Palisade’s trims for a reason- it has everything a buyer could ever want or need. For $1,300 more than the Limited, Hyundai offers several small upgrades that add even more luxury than is possible in the Limited.
The Calligraphy has a premium front grille, so on this grille, you’ll see small, silver triangles. Furthermore, the exterior is furnished with premium side door garnish, cargo sill plate, rear accent lighting, and front and rear skid plates.
Additionally, the Calligraphy trim adds side-mirror approach lights, or puddle lights, to the bottom of the rearview mirrors. The Calligraphy also has an exclusive roof-mounted Center High-Mount Stop Light.
On the interior, the Calligraphy’s steering wheel is wrapped in perforated leather, the ceilings are lined with a luxurious microfiber suede, and the door panels hold a gorgeous quilted leather insert, tying in the patterns found on those incredibly comfy seats. All in all, the Calligraphy trim is priced at $46,690. If you want that extra level of luxury, the Palisade Calligraphy is the car for you.