Engineers also wanted to keep the same fuel tank size for the hybrid; it will be slightly smaller in the plug-in hybrid. Foto: Hyundai 7 Bilder. The degree of modification drove the move to a new platform, we are told, but the number of parts changed was just shy of legally calling it a full model change. This marks the model’s fourth generation and it is set to go on sale in early 2021. However, regular Santa Fe SUV costs slightly below $30,000. The base model with a 2.4-liter engine gets 25 mpg in combined city and highway driving. (You may remember this feature from the 2020 Super Bowl, , which was wicked populah foah a minute. The Santa Fe will also be available with Remote Smart Park Assist, allowing owners to park in or pull the car out of a tight parking space from outside the car.

Also, hybrid and plug-in hybrid options are available. This hybrid system works with Hyundai’s fully mechanical HTRAC all-wheel drive.

Available in both front- and all-wheel-drive models, Hyundai estimates combined gas mileage ratings of 26 mpg (4% better than 2020, according to Hyundai) in the FWD Santa Fe and 24 mpg in the AWD (the same as 2020). Torque stays the same as for the standard hybrid, strangely enough. The base Santa Fe SUV comes with a 2.4-liter engine that provides 185 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. The Santa Fe will also be available with Remote Smart Park Assist, allowing owners to park in or pull the car out of a tight parking space from outside the car. The standard hybrid powertrain is a tad murky, but Roadshow understands the plug-in hybrid system for Europe will be nearly identical to the one offered in the US, save for standard homologation requirements and other small details. The new Santa Fe is a bit longer, slightly wider and lower than before, but the wheelbase is unchanged. Moreover, lower chin spoiler will get the same accents. Most likely, the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe won’t feature any more notable change. Both power and fuel economy improve significantly for 2021 in the gasoline engines. Used Toyota Highlander – The Highlander is a little bigger than the Santa Fe but find one lightly used (say 2 -3 years old) and the price is likely to be comparable.

The Santa Fe’s interior also does a good job of mimicking the Palisade’s, with a center console mounted high and at an angle with a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment display perched above it. We may earn money from the links on this page. Save cars. And yes, it has a new fascia and new colors, as well as a new look with a wide front grille, T-shaped headlights, sharper shoulders, and 20-inch wheels on the new top Calligraphy trim. We have also seen automakers refer to a vehicle as "next-generation" when it continues to ride on the same platform with an engine tweaked to coax out a bit more power—on top of the new fascia and new color. For 2021, the Hyundai Santa Fe gets some notable updates. Hyundai is also giving the Santa Fe the digital key feature the automaker debuted on the redesigned, , as well as a remote start feature via the brand’s Blue Link smartphone app that can start the car and activate seat heaters or ventilators (a traditional remote start without that feature is also available via the Santa Fe’s key fob). See the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe models for sale near you. Hyundai didn't talk about range, but the still-smallish battery likely won't touch, say, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime's estimated 42 miles of electric range. The larger 10.3-inch center display adds navigation, but Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are not wireless yet; that capability is still under development. It is a high-performance SUV that makes a real standout. Hyundai is also giving the Santa Fe the digital key feature the automaker debuted on the redesigned Sonata, as well as a remote start feature via the brand’s Blue Link smartphone app that can start the car and activate seat heaters or ventilators (a traditional remote start without that feature is also available via the Santa Fe’s key fob). now offers complimentary scheduled maintenance, Standard forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking, Standard adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go technology, Standard lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist, Limited warranty covers 5 years or 60,000 miles, Powertrain warranty covers 10 years or 100,000 miles, Complimentary maintenance covers 3 years or 36,000 miles. The most likely outcome is a 2.5-liter turbocharged engine that will produce over 300 horsepower. The Hyundai Santa Fe is getting a styling update for 2021 that includes a bold new face and a nicer interior. The Santa Fe gains a push-button shifter, several new optional driver-assistance features including a semi-autonomous driving mode, larger 8.0-inch and optional 10.3-inch infotainment displays, an optional 12.3-inch digital gauge display, and standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Hyundai opted for a carbon garnish on the hood. Three new powertrains are offered: A 2.5-liter four-cylinder replaces the standard 2.4-liter unit, a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder replaces the optional turbocharged 2.0-liter, and a hybrid variant powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder and an electric motor joins the lineup. We like the 2021 Santa Fe Limited. Forward collision avoidance assist is standard on all trims, this system alerts the driver of an impending collision and can actually bring the SUV to a complete stop in low-speed braking situations. The standard powerplant is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that produces 191 horsepower and 182 pounds-feet of torque; it’s paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The automaker estimates combined mpg ratings of 25 for FWD and 24 for AWD models, improvements of roughly 9% over the 2.0-liter turbo. It's a technicality. The hybrid comes in SEL or Limited trim only. Now is a great time to buy an SUV. A 2020 model with a turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine gets a combined EPA estimate of 23 mpg. How Does the Rear Door Alert Work on Our 2020 Hyundai Palisade? "Autotrader" is a registered trademark of TPI Holdings, Inc. used under exclusive license. Ein besonders auffälliges Merkmal am neuen Hyundai Santa Fe sind die T-förmigen Tagfahrleuchten. We've seen it used when a model gets a new fascia and a new color.

The new Santa Fe is set to go on sale in Europe this September, so we should have more details, and an on-sale date for the US, quite soon. The price is not available yet. Check out the first glimpses of the 2022 Nissan Z. The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe will get a refresh inside and out and add hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains to the mix. The infotainment system is based around an 8-inch screen and comes with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Both pair with an unobtrusive eight-speed automatic transmission and standard front- or optional all-wheel drive. 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe First Look: Serious SUV Makeover, Front-engine, FWD/AWD, 5-pass, 4-door SUV, 2.5L/191-hp/182-lb-ft DOHC 16-valve I-4; 1.6L/178-hp/195-lb-ft turbo DOHC 16-valve I-4 plus 59-hp elec motor, 225 hp/195 lb-ft comb; 2.5L/277-hp/311-lb-ft turbo DOHC 16-valve I-4, 8-speed auto; 6-speed auto; 8-speed twin-clutch auto. Imagine my surprise when Hyundai execs outlined the serious changes to the 2021 Santa Fe. This means the Santa Fe Hybrid will still be able to distribute torque to the front and rear while providing side-to-side torque vectoring for improved cornering. Buyers can choose from a pair of four-cylinder engines—one a turbocharged 2.5-liter—and front- or all-wheel drive; a hybrid powertrain is also available. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. The Santa Fe managed the win in spite of a laggy, lower-output turbocharged four-cylinder engine that combined with the automatic transmission’s prime directive of efficiency over everything to make the act of driving less pleasant than its competitors. We delete comments that violate our policy, which we encourage you to read. And now, we have the latest details on the Santa Fe's new powertrains. Given that, the Hyundai Santa Fe is immensely important to both Hyundai and consumers.

Under the hood, the hybrid gets a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission, achieving a total output of 225 horsepower and excellent fuel economy. But in any configuration, the Santa Fe is largely satisfying to drive and delivers decent fuel economy.

The 2021 Santa Fe will also be Hyundai’s first-ever hybrid SUV. The Santa Fe receives a visual freshening for 2021 that includes bolder front-end styling and improvements to its interior. New materials, colors, and the addition of available Nappa leather make the SUV’s interior more luxurious. The Editorial department is independent of’s advertising, sales and sponsored content departments. The upcoming 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe N is about to arrive. When it comes to the price, base two-row models cost around $25,000, which makes it one of the most affordable models in the class. ©2020 Autotrader, Inc. All Rights Reserved. While we haven't driven the revamped Santa Fe, the previous model provided a relaxed and stable ride during everyday duties and just enough agility and steering feedback to satisfy those who enjoy driving. That remains to be seen, but in the meantime, here’s everything we know about the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe. A plug-in hybrid will join the lineup later in 2021. The desire to add a hybrid for the 2021 model year and a plug-in hybrid for 2022 drove the Santa Fe to a new platform. The Santa Fe earned a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2020, and was named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) that year. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. Hyundai has redesigned the interior with more premium amenities and introduces a new upscale Calligraphy model. Following in the larger Palisade's footsteps, the Santa Fe also gains a fancy Calligraphy trim level with quilted leather upholstery, a color head-up display, standard all-wheel drive, unique exterior accents, and more upscale interior embellishments. (You may remember this feature from the 2020 Super Bowl “SmahtPahk” commercial, which was wicked populah foah a minute.). It will be available in all but the base model and the Calligraphy.

The base models have a new 8.0-inch center screen with standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Those looking for a more vivid driving experience in their SUV should see the Chevy Blazer or Honda Passport.

There’s also an automatic high beam assist feature. Gone are the 2.4-liter and turbocharged 2.0-liter. Power-folding side mirrors with puddle lighting are also available.’s Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews.

Research One, Here, Find a 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe for Sale Near You, Now, 2020 Car Seat Check Honor Roll: Best New Cars for Car Seats, Updated Hyundai Santa Fe’s Got Us Excited for ‘Ultimate Family Adventure’, 10 Biggest News Stories of the Week: Stinky Hyundai Palisade Puts Off Chevy Trailblazer, GMC Yukon, 10 Biggest News Stories of the Week: Hyundai Palisade Stereo Bumps 2021 Acura TLX. Hyundai added more convenience features, such as power-folding rear seats and 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio. You can easily tell the difference between the 2020 and 2021 models based on the exterior appearance but the changes go much deeper. Since a fully loaded 2020 Santa Fe started right around $40,000, it wouldn’t be surprising to see a loaded Calligraphy with a price of $45,000 or so. Another plug-in SUV will soon be sold in the US. It has a 277-horsepower engine, The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe does not shy away from tech. The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe should start at $28,000 for the base model. The 2021 Santa Fe has thrown out its standard 185-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and optional 235-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter in favor of a trio of available powertrains that now includes a hybrid option. The interior details are not up the Santa Fe’s standard, especially in the higher trims but that will really come down to personal preference.