2021 Hyundai Palisade  RealSafeCars87Safety Rating

#25 of 2021 SUVs

#36 of all 2021 vehicles


Pictured: 2020 Hyundai Palisade
The Palisade, introduced by Hyundai in 2020, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 8. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the Palisade packs some oomph. Hyundai offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2021 Hyundai Palisade is above average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2021 Hyundai Palisade has a score of 87, implying a 0.033% chance of driver death (2.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 Hyundai Palisade has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0328% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.7452%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0328% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.7452% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Hyundai Palisade is 32% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2021 Hyundai Palisade is 22% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features on the 2021 Hyundai Palisade can protect loved ones by preventing accidents and reducing accident severity. All trims and versions of the 2021 Hyundai Palisade include the following active safety system: Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection (FDA-PED). Optional safety features on the 2021 Hyundai Palisade which we recommend include Lane Departure Warning System and Blind-Spot View Monitoring.

Another vehicle feature may make a vehicle safer, even if not at the forefront of technological advances. Side mirror turn signals are optional on the Hyundai Palisade. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9777Nissan MuranoKia SedonaGMC AcadiaVolkswagen AtlasHyundai PalisadeMazda CX-9Toyota HighlanderHonda PassportFord ExplorerSubaru AscentHonda PilotKia TellurideComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Hyundai Palisade with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 77 to 97. The 2021 Hyundai Palisade is safer than the 2021 Nissan Murano, the 2021 Kia Sedona, and the 2021 GMC Acadia and less safe than the 2021 Toyota Highlander and the 2021 Mazda CX-9. It is about as safe as the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas, the 2021 Kia Telluride, the 2021 Honda Pilot, and the 2021 Subaru Ascent.

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