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The Santa Fe is a stylish crossover SUV with seating for five, slotting into the Hyundai lineup between the compact Tucson and midsize Palisade. Refreshed for the 2021 model year with fresh styling and an updated interior, the Santa Fe comes into the 2022 model year with a fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid powertrain as well as the new XRT trim, which gives the Santa Fe a rugged look. The Santa Fe Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid are covered separately on CarMax. Hyundai offers the 2022 Santa Fe in five trims: SE, SEL, XRT, Limited, and Calligraphy. The three lower trims feature a 191-horsepower 2.5-liter engine, while the Limited and Calligraphy upgrade to a more powerful turbocharged engine putting out 281 horsepower. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all trims are available with all-wheel drive. With a long list of standard features and a stylish, roomy cabin, the Santa Fe competes well against models like the Honda Passport, Toyota Venza, and Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.
Front Wheel Drive (2WD)
F 44.1"/R 41.7"
F 41.2"/R 39"
Max towing capacity
Interior: The front seats in the Santa Fe are very comfortable with multiple adjustments and available heating and cooling. Rear passengers will be pleased with the extensive legroom and headroom, and the available panoramic sunroof keeps the cabin bright. Large door openings make for easy entry and exit, and once the doors are closed, the cabin remains very quiet thanks to extensive sound insulation and dual-pane front windows.
Technology: Hyundai offers the Santa Fe with either an eight-inch or 10.25-inch display screen, the latter found in the higher-level trims. The infotainment system is one of the more intuitive on the market, with simple navigation and quick access to the most used features. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ are standard, with wireless connection on the smaller screen and a wired hookup required for the larger display. Hyundai equips the Santa Fe with the latest advanced driver-assist systems, including adaptive cruise control with lane keeping, which works quite smoothly.
Storage: The Santa Fe brings plenty of utility with more than 36 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, and a remote release in the cargo area for the rear seatbacks makes it easy to expand the space to haul larger items. There are plenty of storage locations in the cabin, with reasonable space in the armrest bin as well as a large cubby located below the gear selector.
Performance: The turbocharged engine option for the Santa Fe delivers more than adequate horsepower, and Edmunds achieved a respectable 0-60 mph time of 6.6 seconds. But when driving around town, the power delivery is not very smooth. It can be challenging to get the power you want as the eight-speed automatic is always trying to put the vehicle in the highest gear possible. The Santa Fe is quite comfortable cruising on the highway but tends to lean when pushed on a curvy road.
4.8 out of 55 customer reviews
RepairPal gave the Hyundai Santa Fe an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Hyundai Santa Fe 9th out of 30 among Midsize SUVs.View RepairPal's full rating of the Hyundai Santa Fe
The 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe is available in multiple trims, each with its own estimated fuel economy, here are the EPA estimates for each trim:
The Hyundai Santa Fe received a rating of 4 out of 5 stars from RepairPal, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks the Hyundai Santa Fe as 8 out of 30 among Midsize SUV
The 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe has a maximum towing capacity of between 2000 and 3500 pounds, when properly equipped. Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.
Here is what's new for the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe: