The Hyundai Palisade was introduced into Hyundai’s lineup as their largest family SUV in 2020 and is still made today. The Palisade has many features consumers expect from today’s SUVs, including towing. But what is the towing capacity of a 2021 Hyundai Palisade?
A 2021 Hyundai Palisade has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds.
The 2021 Hyundai Palisade tow capacity can vary based on a few different factors such as engine size, drivetrain, and others which we’ll cover in this guide.
There’s a bit more to know about the 2021 Hyundai Palisade tow capacity which we’ll cover in today’s guide.
How Much Can The 2021 Hyundai Palisade Tow?
The 2021 Hyundai Palisade has a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds.
The 2021 Hyundai Palisade tow capacity is affected by other factors like engine type, drivetrain, the weight of cargo and passengers, and whether your vehicle has a towing package equipped or not.
You can always reach out to your local Hyundai dealership for details to confirm how much your Palisade can tow.
You can check out our guide to Hyundai Palisade towing capacity by year if you’re looking at a different model year’s max capacity or if you want to compare different years of this vehicle.
You can also read our guide on what makes a vehicle towing capacity to learn all the aspects that go into it.
2021 Palisade Tow Capacity By Trim Level
There are several trim levels for the 2021 Palisade, and some engines are not available on certain trims, so they’ll each have different max towing limits.
Here’s the max tow capacity broken down for each trim level on the 2021 Hyundai Palisade:
|2021 Hyundai Palisade Trim Level||Towing Capacity|
|2021 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy||5,000 lbs.|
|2021 Hyundai Palisade Limited||5,000 lbs.|
|2021 Hyundai Palisade SEL||5,000 lbs.|
|2021 Hyundai Palisade SE||5,000 lbs.|
Towing Capacity By Engine Size & Drivetrain
2021 Hyundai Palisade Engine Towing Specs
There is only engine option for the 2021 Palisade, which is a 3.8L V6 engine which produces 291 horsepower and 262 lb-feet of torque.
2021 Hyundai Palisade 3.8L V6 Engine Towing Capacity: 5,000 pounds
2021 Hyundai Palisade Drivetrain Towing Specs
The 2021 Hyundai Palisade comes standard with front wheel drive, with all-wheel drive available as an option.
2021 Hyundai Palisade FWD Tow Capacity: 5,000 pounds
2021 Hyundai Palisade AWD Tow Capacity: 5,000 pounds
Note that these are the max towing limits for each 2021 Hyundai Palisade engine. Your Hyundai Palisade may have a lower towing capacity based on the drivetrain, axle ratio, and if your vehicle has a towing package installed.
2021 Hyundai Palisade Payload Capacity
The maximum payload capacity of the 2021 Hyundai Palisade is 1,605 pounds.
Note that the max payload capacity of your 2021 Palisade will vary based on factors like the engine type, drivetrain and whether or not a towing package that includes other features like an engine oil cooler or transmission oil cooler is installed.
You can always contact your local dealership for extra details if you’re unsure of your vehicle’s payload capability.
2021 Hyundai Palisade Tow Package
The 2021 Hyundai Palisade does not come with a towing package automatically installed, but it is available as an add-on option.
The 2021 Palisade tow package includes a receiver hitch, 4-pin and 7-pin wiring harness, and ball mount.
We definitely recommend getting the tow package if you plan on towing anything with your 2021 Palisade.
2021 Hyundai Palisade Towing Capacity Vs Competitors
The 2021 Hyundai Palisade has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, which makes it capable of doing some heavy duty trailer towing.
This number is a little less than the Palisade’s main competitors which are the 2021 Kia Telluride and the 2021 VW Atlas.
Here are some similar vehicles to the 2021 Hyundai Palisade and their towing capacities below:
2021 Kia Telluride Towing Capacity: 5,000 pounds
2021 Ford Explorer Towing Capacity: 5,600 pounds
2021 Honda Pilot Towing Capacity: 5,000 pounds
2021 Subaru Ascent Towing Capacity: 5,000 pounds
2021 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity: 5,000 pounds
2021 VW Atlas Towing Capacity: 5,000 pounds
2021 Hyundai SUVs Towing Capacity Chart
|2021 Hyundai SUV Model||Towing Capacity|
|2021 Hyundai Palisade||5,000 pounds|
|2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz||5,000 pounds|
|2021 Hyundai Santa Fe||3,500 pounds|
|2021 Hyundai Ioniq 5||2,300 pounds|
|2021 Hyundai Tucson||2,000 pounds|
|2021 Hyundai Venue||1,500 pounds|
|2021 Hyundai Kona||1,500 pounds|
|2021 Hyundai Nexo||1,000 pounds|
We’ve gathered all data represented here from the official 2021 Hyundai Palisade Owner’s Manual on Hyundai’s site and have checked all data thoroughly for accuracy.
Having said that, we still recommend you refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual yourself before towing with a 2021 Hyundai Palisade.