2021 Hyundai Santa

New appearance, engines, and platform for the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe midsize SUV.The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe has obtained an—ahem—refresh. We nearly spit out our espresso on the description. The word "refresh" in car parlance receives loads of exercise. We've visible it used whilst a version receives a brand new fascia and a brand new color. We have additionally visible automakers discuss with a automobile as "next-era" whilst it maintains to experience at the equal platform with an engine tweaked to coax out a chunk greater strength—on pinnacle of the brand new fascia and new color.

So, once I coated up an interview to pay attention the today's approximately the facelift for the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe midsize SUV, let's simply say the editors were not ready with bated breath for the details.

Imagine my marvel whilst Hyundai professionals mentioned the severe adjustments to the 2021 Santa Fe. For starters, it switches to a brand new platform, one shared with the 2021 Kia Sorento, which isn't always shy approximately calling itself the brand new, fourth era of the automobile. What on earth? It's a technicality. The diploma of amendment drove the pass to a brand new platform, we're told, however the variety of elements modified become simply shy of legally calling it a complete version change.

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Adds Hybrid, New Engines

The 2021 Santa Fe has 3 engines to pick out from. Gone are the 2.four-liter and turbocharged 2.0-liter. For 2021, the bottom engine is a 191-hp, 182-lb-feet 2.5-liter 4-cylinder fueloline engine with the carryover eight-velocity automated transmission. For greater, step as much as the 2.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that generates 277 hp and 311 lb-feet and is mated to a brand new moist dual-grab eight-velocity automated transmission. And the own circle of relatives welcomes a hybrid that pairs an electric powered motor with a 175-hp, 195-lb-feet 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine for a complete output of 225 hp. It is mated to a next-gen six-velocity automated transmission specific to the hybrid. A plug-in hybrid will comply with in past due 2021, possibly for the 2022 version 12 months.
And yes, it has a brand new fascia and new colors, in addition to a brand new appearance with a huge the front grille, T-formed headlights, sharper shoulders, and 20-inch wheels on the brand new pinnacle Calligraphy trim.

Inside, the Santa Fe adopts a number of the aesthetic substances and styling factors of the large Hyundai Palisade 3-row SUV. The new Santa Fe is a chunk longer, barely wider and decrease than before, however the wheelbase is unchanged.
So why adopt this type of considerable refresh, and why so modest? The preference to feature a hybrid for the 2021 version 12 months and a plug-in hybrid for 2022 drove the Santa Fe to a brand new platform. The automaker desired in an effort to upload the battery packs with out compromising cabin area. The new platform stored passenger and load area intact withinside the hybrid, in which the batteries are below the second one-row seat at the left side. For the plug-in hybrid they'll stretch throughout the second one row, consuming a small quantity of the indoors area. Engineers additionally desired to preserve the equal gasoline tank length for the hybrid; it will likely be barely smaller withinside the plug-in hybrid. By any affordable definition, all this will make it a brand-new car. Chalk up the refresh label to the maddening intricacies of the law.

Call it what you will, the closely face-lifted 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe, made in Alabama, is going on sale in mid-December. The hybrid, so that it will come from the Ulsan plant in South Korea, follows in mid-February 2021.

Calligraphy Is New Santa Fe Top Trim

There are 4 trim levels: SE, SEL, Limited, and Calligraphy, that's the brand new pinnacle trim level. With quilted Nappa leather-based and different high-give up substances and amenities, Hyundai makes use of the Calligraphy to assist differentiate the Santa Fe from the Kia Sorento.

The hybrid is available in SEL or Limited trim only. The 2.5-liter faster is brought on the Limited level. All-wheel force is to be had on all trims and is fashionable at the hybrids and Calligraphy, which additionally has a Class III tow hitch with a seven-pin connector. On the hybrids, the motor is withinside the the front; there may be a mechanical AWD device for strength to the rear wheels.
Hyundai gives the Santa Fe as a seven-passenger automobile in different markets however has no plans to feature a 3rd row for the U.S.—the Palisade covers that territory.
Upscale Cabin Similar To Hyundai Palisade
Inside, the middle stack now flows just like the one withinside the Palisade. The base fashions have a brand new 8.0-inch middle display with fashionable wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The large 10.3-inch middle show provides navigation, however Apple CarPlay and Android Auto aren't wi-fi yet; that functionality continues to be beneathneath development. Wireless charging, however, is fashionable now. The driving force has a 12.3-inch virtual tool cluster to be had in all however the base trim. The new shift-by-cord transmission mode selector frees up room withinside the middle console.

Engineers say the brand new platform presents greater tension for a smoother experience and ought to be quieter with thicker matting in addition to new fillers and structural substances. The windshield and acoustic glass also are thicker.

Safety Comes Standard On 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe

The Hyundai Smart Sense device presents a lot of fashionable protection force help functions together with ahead collision avoidance help that may now locate cyclists in addition to pedestrians, blind-spot collision avoidance and rear cross-visitors collision avoidance, lane-preserving and lane-following help, driving force interest warning, and signals to make sure human beings go out safely. The Santa Fe has adaptive cruise control, and tool cluster digital digicam perspectives to higher see items withinside the blind spot (whilst a flip sign is active).

There are new goodies, inclusive of ambient lighting fixtures and the equal Smart Park device this is withinside the 2021 Hyundai Sonata

, which permits the driving force to get out of the automobile and remotely park it. The hands-loose strength liftgate opens automatically.

2021 Hyundai Santa FePRICE$30,000-$42,000 (est)VEHICLE LAYOUTFront-engine, FWD/AWD, 5-pass, four-door SUVENGINE2.5L/191-hp/182-lb-feet DOHC 16-valve I-four; 1.6L/178-hp/195-lb-feet faster DOHC 16-valve I-four plus 59-hp elec motor, 225 hp/195 lb-feet comb; 2.5L/277-hp/311-lb-feet faster DOHC 16-valve I-four
2021 Hyundai Santa