Late last year, Hyundai revealed an extensively revised Santa Fe crossover with Palisade-like finishes and a host of new powertrains including a first-ever hybrid version of the model. Now it's ready to start arriving at dealers, with pricing starting from $31,399.
The exterior changes are limited to the new full-width grille, but those looks may be deceiving. A look inside shows that nearly all of the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe is new, with a premium appearance inspired by the larger Palisade and featuring new soft-touch padding, ambient lighting, and available Nappa leather. Also new is a top-of-the-line Calligraphy trim with eco-suede headliner and other premium features.
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The new base engine is a 2.5L four with an eight-speed auto with 191 hp and auto stop–start capability. A 2.5L turbo-four with 277 hp and a dual-clutch eight-speed will be available, and the thrifty one is a 1.6L turbo-four and electric motor that combine through a six-speed auto to make 225 hp.
Available driver assistance features on the new Santa Fe include forward collision assist with cyclist and junction-turning detection, Highway Driving Assist (a combination of adaptive cruise control and lane-centring), navigation-based Smart Cruise Control (which will adapt the current cruise speed to speed limits, sharp turns, and construction zones based on map data), and Remote Smart Park.
2.5L versions are at dealers now, with Hybrids arriving this month.
2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Canadian Pricing
Essential FWD: $31,399
Essential AWD: $33,399
Preferred Trend: $38,499
Preferred Trend Hybrid: $41,399
Luxury Hybrid: $43,799
Ultimate Calligraphy: $47,499