Compare 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2023 Hyundai Palisade

2023 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2023 Hyundai Palisade
2023 Hyundai Santa Fe 2023 Hyundai Palisade


2.5L I-4 3.8L V6


191 hp 291 hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

25/28 * 19/27 *

  Seating Capacity

5 Passengers 8 Passengers

  Max Cargo Space

72.1 cubic feet 86.4 cubic feet

2023 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2023 Hyundai Palisade

Serving Memphis, TN

When you visit Wolfchase Hyundai, be prepared to be impressed by the exciting SUV models in Hyundai’s lineup, including the 2023 Santa Fe and the 2023 Palisade. The Santa Fe has long been a favorite choice among midsize SUV shoppers, while the Palisade is a newer addition that stands out with its spacious three-row cabin. What are the key differences between these two vehicles could influence your decision?


The 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe offers a range of options, including two gas engines and hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants. The base gas engine is a 191-horsepower, 2.5-liter, four-cylinder system paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Santa Fe Limited and Calligraphy trims have a more powerful 281-horsepower turbocharged engine. On the other hand, the Palisade is only available with a gas engine option — a 3.8-liter V6 system that delivers 291 horsepower, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.


The Hyundai Santa Fe and Palisade showcase their individuality through distinctive exterior designs. The Santa Fe boasts an eye-catching front end with a chrome-accented grille flanked by tall, T-shaped headlights. The hood and roof feature a gentle slope, while the sides display a chrome lower-body accent. In contrast, the Palisade has a more substantial presence, characterized by its tall, rectangular grille and vertically-oriented headlights. The roof remains level to accommodate passengers in the third row, and deep character lines on the lower panels emphasize the Palisade’s smooth side definition.


You’ll discover many shared features as you explore the 2023 Santa Fe and Palisade cabins. These include a head-up display, an automated parking system, quilted leather seats, ambient lighting, memory settings, a hands-free liftgate, a surround-view camera, a Harman Kardon sound system, a panoramic sunroof, smart device connections, a digital instrument panel, among others. The Palisade offers a few additional features that enhance the driving and passenger experience, such as smart parking assistance, a massaging driver’s seat, heated seats in the second and third rows, a cabin intercom system, USB ports in the third row, a household-style power outlet, and more.

Before making your final decision, the sales representatives at Wolfchase Hyundai encourage you to visit our showroom for a test drive of the Santa Fe and Palisade. To schedule an appointment with a Hyundai sales associate, contact us today.

* EPA estimates for comparison. Your actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and vehicle’s condition.