2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Exterior and Dimensions

Hyundai Santa Fe Exterior Design Rating

2023 Santa Fe Exterior

Hyundai's current design language works beautifully on crossovers and SUVs, and the same applies to this new Hyundai SUV. The LEDs, indicators, and hidden main headlights make for a bold front appearance. From the rear, it's a bit generic, while the side is spruced up by stunning alloy wheel designs. All models get LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, and high-beam assist. From the Limited trim upwards, you get projector LED headlights and from the SEL Premium and up, LED taillights. The SE, SEL, and XRT get 18-inch alloys. The XRT has an off-road-themed appearance package with black wheels, blacked-out exterior trim, and other off-road-style trim items such as side steps and skid plates. The Limited gets 19-inch wheels and the top-spec Calligraphy introduces a handsome set of 20-inch alloy wheels. A panoramic sunroof is standard on Limited and Calligraphy trims.

2023 Santa Fe Exterior Photos

2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Front Angle View Hyundai
2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Rear Angle View Hyundai
2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Side View Hyundai


The Santa Fe's overall length is 188.4 inches, riding on a 108.9-inch wheelbase. The width excluding the mirrors is 74.8 inches, and it's 66.3 to 67.3 inches tall, depending on the fitment of roof rails. Those dimensions have allowed Hyundai to free up a lot of passenger and cargo space. With such a broad range of engines and drivetrain options, the curb weight varies wildly. An entry-level SE with the naturally aspirated engine and FWD weighs 3,649 pounds, while a top-spec hybrid with AWD weighs 4,226 lbs. The Santa Fe used to be sold as a seven-seater known as the Santa Fe XL, but Hyundai ditched this option a few years ago. It proved to be a smart move, as this large body now has enough space for five people and loads of cargo.

2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Exterior Dimensions:

Hyundai Santa Fe TrimsSESELXRTLimitedCalligraphy
Max Width74.8 in.74.8 in.74.8 in.74.8 in.74.8 in.
Length188.4 in.188.4 in.188.4 in.188.4 in.188.4 in.
Height66.3 in.66.3 in.66.3 in.66.3 in.66.3 in.
Wheelbase108.9 in.108.9 in.108.9 in.108.9 in.108.9 in.

2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Weight Information:

Hyundai Santa Fe TrimsCurb Weight
SE3,649 - 3,799 lbs.
SEL3,810 - 3,960 lbs.
XRT3,810 - 3,960 lbs.
Limited3,907 - 4,017 lbs.
Calligraphy3,907 - 4,076 lbs.

2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Tires:

Front TireP235/60TR18
Rear TireP235/60TR18
Spare TireCompact

2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Wheels:

Wheels TypeAluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size18" x 7.5"
Rear Wheel Size18" x 7.5"

Exterior Colors

The gas-powered Santa Fe is available in seven colors and most won't cost anything extra. The entire color palette is also available across the range. Available hues include Hampton Gray, Shimmering Silver, Twilight Black, Stormy Sea, Portofino Gray, Quartz White, and Calypso Red. The last two colors carry a price tag of $400. The hybrid's color palette is more reserved and consists of Quartz White, Twilight Black, Shimmering Silver, Portofino Gray, and Lagoon Blue.

Hyundai has some limitations when it comes to exterior and interior colors, though. Not all the interior color options are available with the upholstery options mentioned further down.

  • Calypso Red +$400
  • Quartz White, Build Out: 10/7/2022 +$400
  • Serenity White Pearl
  • Twilight Black
  • Hampton Gray
  • Portofino Gray
  • Stormy Sea
  • Shimmering Silver

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