With the new 2024 Santa Fe, Hyundai’s designers tossed familiar forms and themes out the window and just made something that looks cool. The marque has now released pricing for the redesigned SUV, too, which will start at $35,345 (all prices include $1,395 destination charge).
The 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe now includes a standard third row for seven-occupant seating, while optional second-row captain’s chairs drop seating capacity to six. Luxury trimmings like a digital dashboard, front-passenger seat with leg rest, and 12-speaker Bose sound system make sense in a vehicle that looks equal parts Land Rover and Lexus
If all this radical change is disorienting, focus on the powertrains, which carry over from the previous generation (minus the former base engine). A 277-horsepower, turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is standard; making 311 pounds-feet of torque, it’s mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The optional hybrid powertrain pairs a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder with an electric motor for total system output of 232 hp and 271 pounds-feet; it routes its power through a six-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive is standard with both, and all-wheel drive is optional across the line except for the off-road-oriented XRT, which comes only with AWD. Fuel-economy estimates are not yet available. Most Santa Fe’s can tow 3,500 pounds, but the XRT can tug 4,500 with an available towing package.
The 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe with the turbo 2.5-liter is arriving at dealers now; hybrid models will be available in the spring. Pricing for FWD 2.5-liter variants is below; the hybrid powertrain, not available in the SE or XRT trims, will add $500, and AWD costs an additional $1,800 across the board.
XRT (AWD only): $41,995
Trim Levels and Safety Equipment
Standard equipment on the entry-level SE trim level includes 18-inch wheels, LED exterior lighting, a hands-free power liftgate with kick sensor, keyless entry, remote start, cloth seats, and a 12.3-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto. Hyundai’s basic package of advanced driver-assist features includes forward collision warning with pedestrian and bicyclist detection, automatic emergency braking, oncoming traffic alert, blind spot collision avoidance assist, lane departure steering assist, driver attention monitor, automatic headlights with auto high beams and safe exit assist.
The SEL adds synthetic leather seating, a power driver’s seat, heated front seats, a curved digital dash that combines the 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen with a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, wireless phone charging, rear occupant alert and Hyundai’s Digital Key 2.0, which allows the driver to use a paired phone as the vehicle key.
Riding more than an inch higher than other AWD Santa Fes on 30-inch all-terrain tires, the XRT looks the bad-boy part with dark-finish 18-inch wheels, dark-chrome and black exterior trim, a moonroof, navigation and Highway Driving Assist, which combines adaptive cruise control and lane-centering steering for hands-free driving on limited-access highways.
The Limited trim level rides on 20-inch wheels and brings a hefty load of luxury equipment, including a panoramic moonroof, leather seats, power front-passenger seat, ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel and rear seats, ambient lighting, rain-sensing windshield wipers and a 12-speaker Bose audio system. Additional safety equipment on the Limited includes blind spot cameras that display a view down the side of the car in the instrument cluster, front and rear parking sensors with automatic braking, 360-degree camera system and automated parking.
At the top of the line, the Santa Fe Calligraphy gets a litany of upgrades befitting its name, including 21-inch wheels, a unique grille, quilted Nappa leather seats, second-row power captain’s chairs, a second wireless phone charger and exclusive interior trim that includes enhanced interior accent lighting. The Calligraphy also gets safety equipment upgrades that include emergency steering and braking assist at intersections and when passing, and Highway Driving Assist 2, which can automate lane changes once the driver has activated the turn signal.