2021 Hyundai Santa Fe

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Overview

The fourth-generation Hyundai Santa Fe midsize crossover has been heavily updated for model year 2021, though the South Korean automaker still considers it a midlife facelift. However, the Santa Fe now rides on a new platform and features a shift-by-wire system. 

Of course, the exterior styling is the most obvious change. The new front grille is certainly bold and extends the entire width of the front. This was done on purpose to further emphasize the crossover being physically wider than before. Depending on trim level, the front grille boasts unique patterns as well. The taillights are also new and they too have a lightbar connecting them which also extends the entire tailgate. 

The interior features a raised center console for added comfort and thanks to that drive-by-wire system, there are now transmission buttons instead of a shifter knob for additional space. A 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system can also be found along with a fully digital 12.3-inch driver's gauge display.

Hyundai has yet to release engine details, but we expect last year's offerings, a base 2.4-liter inline-four and the optional 2.0-liter turbocharged four to be carried over. There's also a good chance the a 261 horsepower plug-in hybrid optional will be made available. All-wheel-drive will remain optional as well. Another new feature for 2021 is the Terrain Mode selector located in the center console. This enables drivers to select from Sand, Snow and Mud, Eco, Comfort, Sport, and Smart modes.

Pricing has yet to be announced but we expect sales to begin this fall.

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Models

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
SE
2.4-liter Inline-4 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
$26,275
SEL
2.4-liter Inline-4 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
$28,025
SEL 2.0T
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
$34,875
Limited
2.4-liter Inline-4 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
$36,025
Limited 2.0T
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
$37,875

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