The 2025 Hyundai Palisade will reportedly be a hybrid: Here’s what we know | Taza Khabre


  • The Hyundai Palisade is a practical and affordable family SUV compared to its competition, offering a 3.8-liter V6 or a 2.2-liter turbodiesel in select markets.
  • Rumors suggest that the 2025 Palisade will have a hybrid powertrain that will improve fuel economy and driving comfort, though it’s unclear whether it will be a mild hybrid or a plug-in hybrid system.
  • The future engine lineup for the Palisade may include a 2.5-liter inline-four with an electric motor as the primary powerplant, while the current V6 and turbodiesel may be discontinued due to emissions regulations.

The Hyundai Palisade is a large, practical and inexpensive family SUV compared to competitors from Europe, America and the rest of Asia. The Palisade was launched in 2018 as a replacement for the Santa Fe XL and Terracan from the early 2000s. In 2020, the Palisade has already been updated, after which it was introduced in many markets around the world. It comes with a 3.8-liter V6 as standard or a 2.2-liter turbodiesel in select markets outside the US.

For the 2025 Palisade, Hyundai intends to liven up the lineup a bit, likely by offering a hybrid powertrain that will improve fuel economy and driving comfort. While Hyundai hasn’t told us everything yet, here’s what we know so far.

Current Palisade specs


Current characteristics of Hyundai Palisade


3.8 liter V6

3.5 liter V6

2.2-liter turbodiesel inline-4


291 hp

249 hp

190 hp

A turning point

262 lb-ft

247 lb-ft

325 lb-ft


$41,550-$50,100 (US)

$35,500-$40,000 (Middle East)

$41,000-$49,000 (Australia)

The The Palisade currently on sale is equipped with a 3.8-liter V6 as standard in the US – and is also the only engine. V6 creates 291 hp. and 262 lb-ft of torque sent to the front wheels via an 8-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The Palisade is also available with all-wheel drive as an option.

Outside the US, the Palisade is sold with a 2.2-liter turbodiesel inline-4 that produces 190 hp. and 325 lb-ft, sending power to the front wheels or all four via the aforementioned optional all-wheel drive system. In some very select markets, the Palisade also gets a 249-hp 3.5-liter V6. and 247 lb.-ft. It is mostly an engine designed to perform better in extreme cold conditions such as Northern Europe.

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2025 Rumors of the Palisade

2023 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphic interior
Via: Hyundai

Some rumors around the car world suggest that the second-generation Palisade will have a hybrid powertrain – like Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage now. It is not yet known whether it will be a mild hybrid system or a plug-in hybrid system. The Palisade will likely also change the platform to increase the wheelbase. Even so, the hybrid drivetrain will help smooth out the Palisade’s already good driving characteristics to make it more comfortable. It will also help Hyundai CAFE credits so they can keep the V6s in the Genesis model.

Engine changes for 2025

A 2023 Hyundai Palisade is behind, overlooking the woods
Via: Bradley Hasemeyer

Hyundai hasn’t quite confirmed it, but if the Palisade becomes a hybrid, it’ll likely get the familiar 2.5-liter inline-four paired with an electric motor as the primary powertrain. The standard 3.8-liter V6 may also be ditched for the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 found in Genesis models, as the 3.8-liter no longer meets new emissions regulations. The 2.2-liter inline 4-liter turbodiesel is also likely to be discontinued for the same reasons, likely to be replaced by a detuned hybrid version.

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2024 Hyundai Palisade VS Kia Telluride
Hyundai, Kia

When Palisade becomes a hybrid, The Kia Telluride will follow the same path as it is the same car – only with updated interior and exterior. Hyundai likely won’t go all-electric with the Palisade, as the company is preparing its electric Ioniq 7 and Kia EV9 — both of which will be all-electric.

Palisade likely won’t extend beyond Telluride, as Genesis is building its own version of the Ioniq 7 and EV9, currently known as the GV90. While this is still speculation, we believe that Hyundai will indeed release the next-generation Palisade – and by extension, the Kia Telluride – as an emissions-compliant hybrid.

After all, most hybrids on the market are only built the way they are to stay within extremely strict emissions thresholds. Unfortunately, it will get stricter and stricter until everything is electric.

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