2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid

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  • Good set of standard features
  • Excellent cargo and passenger space
  • Good crash test scores


  • Large rear roof pillars can obstruct rear visibility
  • Less fuel-efficient than competing hybrid models
  • Large size can be unwieldy

Mileage (EPA estimate)

33 city, 30 highway, 32 combined

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2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid impressed buyers in its first year

The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe was revamped, with a new design that makes it a little bigger than competing two-row hybrid SUV. This five-passenger, two-row crossover offers increased cargo and passenger space, but at the cost of the top possible fuel economy. Direct competitors included the Toyota Venza and RAV4 Hybrid, Honda CR-V Hybrid, and Ford Escape Hybrid.

Still, the Santa Fe Hybrid offers an impressive list of standard features, including heated seats in the base trim, and all-wheel drive included on every Santa Fe Hybrid sold. Additionally, all Santa Fe Hybrid models include LED headlights, keyless entry and ignition, remote start, and an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with support for Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.

The Santa Fe Hybrid was an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick in its inaugural year, and it received five-star overall crash test ratings from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. Every Santa Fe Hybrid is equipped with forward collision mitigation, blind-spot warning with rear cross-traffic warning, and adaptive cruise control. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Click here to look up a specific vehicle.

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2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid trims

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  • 225-hp, 195-lb-ft of torque 1.6L
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Rear Defroster
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Cloth Seats
  • Power Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control

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5 reasons to buy the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid

What We Like

Standard features: In the affordable basic Blue trim, the Santa Fe Hybrid offers luxury features like heated front seats, blind-spot warning, and adaptive cruise control. Moving up to the middle SEL Premium trim buys you leather seating surfaces, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, and a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment display. The top Limited trim adds ventilated seats, a heated steering wheel, a surround-view camera, and more.

Cargo capacity: With the rear seats folded down, the Santa Fe Hybrid offers cargo space of 72.1 cubic feet—as much as some midsize SUVs. Even with all seats occupied, you get 36.4 cubic feet in the back, which is enough to carry the whole family’s gear for a weekend trip.

Good crash test scores: As an IIHS Top Safety Pick in its first year, with five-star crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Santa Fe Hybrid is an excellent choice for buyers focused on this area. Not only does the Santa Fe Hybrid offer crash protection, but features like blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic warning, forward collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control, and the available surround-view camera system can help you avoid collisions in the first place. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Click here to look up a specific vehicle.

What Needs Improvement

Fuel economy: Because it’s larger, the Santa Fe Hybrid lags behind its competition in EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings. The Santa Fe Hybrid returns 34 mpg in combined driving, and that beats some competing models by up to 6 mpg.

If fuel economy is an important value to you, bear that in mind as you shop.

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Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid features and specs

Blue 4WD/AWD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Cloth Seats
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

All Wheel (4WD/AWD)

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Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Hybrid

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Overall length






Leg room

F 44.1"/R 40.8"

Head room

F 41.2"/R 39"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

200/2000 lbs.



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