2020-2021 Hyundai Palisade Towing Capacities (With Charts)

The Hyundai Palisade is a newer mid-sized SUV that had decent sales in 2019 and actually has a pretty impressive towing capacity to go along with it. The charts I found from the owner's manuals outline the maximum weight limits of your Palisade and are very simple and clean so reading them is pretty straightforward.

Be sure to read the owner's manual for your Palisade as there is other towing information that is valuable like break in period mileage, GCWR stats, GVWR stats and GAWR metrics that are essential to calculate into your trailer weights.

2021 & 2020 Models:

The towing capacity for the 2020 and 2021 Palisades ranged from 1,653 pounds and went all the way up to 5,000 pounds, as you can see in the chart below.

There was not really a capacity range but rather an either/or type of scenario, based on whether or not the trailer you are pulling has a brake system.

2020 Hyundai Palisade Image

A trailer that did not have a braking system integrated into the trailer itself would have a maximum allowable weight of 1,653 lbs. but a significantly greater 5,000 lb. capacity would be allowed for trailers that did have a braking system integrated. The maximum seating arrangement of the vehicle seemed to not affect the capacity at all.

The maximum tongue weight rating is found at the bottom of the chart and is listed as the "maximum permissible static vertical load on the coupling device".

2020 Hyundai Palisade Towing Chart

2021-2020 Hyundai Palisade Tow Chart

SE, Select, Limited & Calligraphy Models:

There were no limitations when it came to what model you had and in fact, the weight ratings for trailers were the same for all four models that were available. So no matter what model you had, the weight ratings were still between 1,652-5,000 pounds maximum for an unbraked and braked trailer.

Determining Load Limit:

I found this information in the 2021 manual that walks you through how to determine the correct load limit weight capacities, and it also takes into account pulling a trailer as well.

Determining Load Limit

Determining Load Limit


Whenever possible, I like to include the different weight specs for specific models to make it more convenient to locate and calculate trailer weight specs. For the Palisade I was able to find some more detailed information for the GVWR specifically.

Where To Find These Specs: The certification label that is located on the driver's side door jamb is very helpful because it usually has a lot of weight specs listed that help determine your current weight and to calculate how much additional weight you can add.

This label will have the GVWR and the GAWR figures for the front and rear axles listed, and the image below is from a 2020 model that illustrates this. I have outlined the GVWR and the two GAWR specs on the label.

Palisade Certification Label

Palisade Certification Label

There was no clear answer to the GCWR that I could find in any of the owner's manuals or any other brochures, but Hyundai did list the GVWR specs for both model years, so we can use that number and the maximum trailer weight number to get a GCWR figure.

All we have to do is add the trailer weight rating to the GVWR, deduct the maximum tongue weight limit to that number and that will give us a GCWR figure for our Palisade. So if we use the above example, we would take the 5,871 lb. GVWR and add the 1,653-5,000 pound trailer weight capacity to that figure, we get a 7,524-10,871 lbs. Now we need to deduct the maximum tongue weight of 350 pounds, in this example and we get a GCWR of 7,174-10,521 lbs.

Remember, these are the maximum ratings and I always recommend staying conservative with these specs, whenever possible and would stay in the range of 70-80% of these specs, personally.

Resources I Used:

Here are quick reference links to the Palisade's owner's manuals I used to gather my information and where I found the charts. There is a lot of other useful info in these manuals that might be of interest to you.

Last updated on May 5th, 2021 at 10:42 pm

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