One of the things most customers consider when buying a brand new vehicle is safety. But, it often takes a while before vehicle safety ratings are released. Now, if you’ve been wondering about Hyundai’s Palisade, a big three-row SUV, well we have some good news. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the US has given the brand’s flagship SUV a 5-star overall safety rating.
Under the NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), both the front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive variants of the Palisade earned the maximum five-star scores in both frontal and side crash evaluations.
“Shoppers seek core safety features when buying a family SUV. This is why we use sensor fusion technology to make Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection and Lane Keeping Assist standard features in the Palisade. Occupant safety is always top of mind at Hyundai,” said Brian Latouf, Chief Safety Officer, Hyundai Motor North America.
Aside from great occupant protection in the event of a crash, the Palisade also comes equipped with a bunch of Hyundai’s safety tech. These systems include Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Following Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, Safe Exit Assist, High Beam Assist, Driver Attention Warning and Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go. Seven airbags come standard across all variants including a full-length large side curtain airbag that includes third-row seating coverage for enhanced rear occupant protection.
Should you want the full safety package, Hyundai also offers the optional Safe Exit Assist system. The system works by using radar to detect cars approaching from the rear and cautions passengers looking to exit the vehicle. If a car does approach and the passenger attempts to open the door, a warning will sound to alert the driver and passenger. The system may also ensure the rear doors remain locked until the approaching vehicle has passed.
The Palisade is also being offered in the Philippine market with similar safety specifications, including the 9 airbag system. So if you’ve been in the market for a safe Hyundai, the Palisade is ready to keep you and your family safe.