The Hyundai Santa Fe gets architecture and powertrain updates for 2021.
The new abject agent and alternative turbo-four are added able than before, and a amalgam joins the lineup.
The accepted gas Santa Fe models will go on auction by the end of the year, with the amalgam accession aboriginal abutting year.
Hyundai showed off the 2021 Santa Fe’s new face beforehand this year, but it turns out that the updates go added beneath the surface. The mid-size SUV additionally gets two new gasoline engines, new features, and adds a amalgam variant. The gas versions will access first, by the end of this year, while the amalgam is advancing aboriginal in 2021 and will eventually be followed by a plug-in-hybrid Santa Fe as well.
The new abject agent is a 2.5-liter inline-four with 191 application and 181 lb-ft of torque, improvements of 6 hp and 3 lb-ft over the old 2.4-liter engine. It uses an eight-speed automated and comes accepted with front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive optional. Hyundai says the new agent will accommodate up to 26 mpg combined, a 1 mpg bump.
The alternative turbo agent is an alike added cogent upgrade, with the new turbo 2.5-liter inline-four accouterment decidedly added ability than the old 2.0T—277 application and 311 lb-ft of torque, to be specific, increases of 42 hp and 51 lb-ft. Despite the added grunt, this agent is additionally said to action a fuel-economy increase, with up to 25 mpg combined. The manual is an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic, and the 2.5T additionally comes with accepted front-wheel drive and alternative all-wheel drive.
The new Santa Fe amalgam pairs a 178-hp turbocharged 1.6-liter inline-four with a six-speed automated and a 59-hp electric motor. Total achievement stands at 225 hp, bisecting the gas agent options. Hyundai isn’t talking ability numbers yet, but we apprehend its accumulated EPA appraisal to abatement about in the mid-30-mpg range. A constituent amalgam is a bit added bottomward the alley and should accept a beyond array backpack to accredit some bulk of all-electric active range.
Sitting at the top of the calendar is a new Calligraphy trim level, a name that’s aggregate with the three-row Palisade’s top model. It comes accepted with the turbo agent and all-wheel drive, and appearance appropriate covering upholstery, 20-inch wheels, a altered grille, and a few added trim differences.
All 2021 Santa Fe models get the adapted look, with the adapted grille and altered headlights and taillights. The caster designs are additionally new beyond the board, and Hyundai says it has bigger autogenous materials. The adapted centermost animate appearance a amphibian design, a pushbutton shifter, and the accepted an alternative touchscreens abound larger, from 7.0 to 8.0 inches and from 8.0 inches to 10.3 inches. There’s additionally an added 0.5 cubic bottom of burden space.
Newly alternative appearance accommodate wireless charging, a alien parking system, upgraded driver-assistance systems, and a agenda key arrangement that allows you to use your smartphone as the key.
Hyundai won’t absolution appraisement until afterpiece to the 2021 Santa Fe’s on-sale date after this year, but we don’t anticipate it will devious too far from the accepted model’s abject amount of $27,450. The loaded Santa Fe Calligraphy will acceptable alpha able-bodied aloft $40,000.