The largest Hyundai SUV checks several key boxes when it comes to what driver’s look for in their next three-row family hauler: it’s a good looking and practical machine, its interior is roomy and comfortable, and it comes outfitted with desirable features throughout. For 2021, the Santa Fe gains a more striking exterior design, as well as a surprisingly sizable slew of additional changes.
Two different engine options are available for the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe, as well as a hybrid option. Buyers also get the choice of front- or all-wheel drive. No matter what configuration one goes for, this model provides a delightfully satisfying drive, as well as a pleasant and controlled ride. It gets a solid fuel economy and gifts the user with a hefty array of the latest infotainment tech within. On top of all that, the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe comes with the notoriously excellent warranty coverage that Hyundai provides.
A surprising amount of new elements have been bestowed on the Hyundai Santa Fe for 2021. The first thing observers will probably notice is the visual freshening; the new model enjoys a bolder front end, while the interior has also received a host of improvements. Hyundai also says that a plug-in hybrid variant of the Santa Fe is scheduled for later in 2021.
Three new powertrains are on offer under the hood of the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe. The 2.4-liter machine from last year has been tossed out and replaced by 2.5-liter four-cylinder. Similarly, a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder replaces the previously optional 2.0-liter turbo variation. Finally, a hybrid powerplant also makes its way to the proverbial table, coming in the form of a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder with a helpful electric motor on hand.
An array of new features have also been added to the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe, including a push-button shifter, several new optional driver assists, a larger 8.0-inch (and optional 10.3-inch) infotainment display, an optional 12.3-inch digital gauge display, and standard wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto.
Finally, the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe also gains a luscious top-of-the-line Calligraphy trim. This iteration comes with spiffy touches including quilted leather upholstery, a color head-up display, standard all-wheel drive, unique exterior accents, and more upscale interior touches.