2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Interior and Cargo

Hyundai Santa Fe Interior & Cargo Rating

2022 Santa Fe Interior

The interior of the Hyundai Santa Fe has an upmarket ambiance, even in base specification with cloth seats. It has the latest in connected technology and massive amounts of space for all passengers. In terms of quality, Hyundai has made huge strides in the last decade. The quality levels went from slightly below European rivals to matching them at a more affordable price. If there's one criticism of previous model years, it was the smattering of buttons on the center console. The Santa Fe's center console used to be scattered with buttons, but now it boasts the same minimalist interior found in the Palisade. There are fewer buttons and more usable storage space. Top models come with luxuries like ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, and a Harman Kardon sound system.

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Seating and Interior Space

The Santa Fe used to be offered as a seven-seater with a third row, but Hyundai dropped the option, and now it's only available with five seats. Since the two seats in the 3rd row were essentially worthless, we see this as a great move. This vehicle works much better as a five-seater with a massive trunk. Headroom all around is more than adequate for even taller folk, even with the panoramic roof. The legroom is very generous with 44.1 inches in the front and 41.7 inches in the rear, and six-footers will feel relatively comfortable seated there. The driver has to make do with a seat that feels positioned a bit too high in relation to the steering wheel, and the roof pillars at the back partially obstruct the view out. Overall, this is still a very practical family vehicle.

2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Interior Dimensions:

Hyundai Santa Fe TrimsSESELXRTLimitedCalligraphy
Headroom Front Seat41.2 in.41.2 in.41.2 in.39.5 in.39.5 in.
Headroom Back Seat39 in.39 in.39 in.37.8 in.37.8 in.
Legroom Front Seat44.1 in.44.1 in.44.1 in.44.1 in.44.1 in.
Legroom Back Seat41.7 in.41.7 in.41.7 in.41.7 in.41.7 in.
Shoulder Room Front59.1 in.59.1 in.59.1 in.59.1 in.59.1 in.
Shoulder Room Rear58.3 in.58.3 in.58.3 in.58.3 in.58.3 in.
Hip Room, Front57.5 in.57.5 in.57.5 in.57.5 in.57.5 in.
Hip Room, Rear56.3 in.56.3 in.56.3 in.56.3 in.56.3 in.

Interior Colors and Materials

SE and SEL models are only available with black, beige, and gray cloth seats inside. Once again, it's worth mentioning that you can't match all of the upholstery options mentioned above with all the available exterior colors. The Limited has a leather interior in the same colors, while the Calligraphy model lets you choose between black and Coquina Beige quilted premium Nappa leather. The Calligraphy also has a nice eco-suede microfiber headliner and quilted door panels. The new XRT only comes with a black interior. As for the hybrid and PHEV, the base Blue gets fabric, while the SEL Premium and Limited get leather. Only black and beige interiors are on offer here.

2022 Santa Fe Trunk and Cargo Space

The Santa Fe was designed with hybridization in mind from the start, so the battery pack has no impact on the trunk space. With all five seats in place, the Santa Fe has 36.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity. Once you fold the 60/40 split rear seats flat, the available space increases to 72.1 cubes. Upper trim levels have a power-release folding function for the second row.

Interior storage is better thanks to the changes made to the center console recently. Now that it's less cluttered, there's an additional storage space below the floating console. In the center console, there are two cupholders - one concealed and one open - and a slot for your phone to be wirelessly charged for models equipped with this feature. The storage compartment underneath the center armrest is usefully deep, and the door pockets are big enough for large water bottles. Rear passengers get two cupholders hidden in the middle rear seatback.

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2022 Santa Fe Infotainment and Features


The SE model comes standard with a six-way manually-adjustable driver's seat, manual air conditioning, a multifunction steering wheel, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, a rearview camera, and a 4.2-inch digital display in the instrument cluster. The SEL trim adds an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat, heated front seats, wireless charging, and keyless entry with a push-button start. The Limited trim adds multiple luxury features like an eight-way power-adjustable passenger seat, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a surround-view monitor, dual-zone climate control, a heated steering wheel, and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. The top-spec Calligraphy gets a head-up display and expanded interior accent lighting. Every Santa Fe comes with adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, and driver attention warning. With a few differences here and there, the three hybrid trims closely match the trims of the ICE models. However, there is no Calligraphy trim offered in hybrid guise.


SE, SEL, and Blue (hybrid) models are equipped with an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and Bluetooth connectivity. These models also have front/rear USB ports. In addition, the Blue and SEL have HD Radio. The SEL Premium (hybrid), Limited, and Calligraphy trims get a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen which adds navigation with live traffic updates. The eight-inch system is mated to a basic six-speaker sound system. At the same time, the more extensive interface is connected to a 12-speaker Harman Kardon surround sound system with Clari-Fi Music Restoration Technology. In other words, your collection of golden oldies will sound just as good as the more modern albums on your smartphone. It's worth pointing out that while the top trims with the bigger touchscreen also get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, it's wired, not wireless as is the case with the more basic system.

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