- The 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe was first revealed final month, however now we’ve got extra particulars in regards to the mid-size SUV.
- The brand new Santa Fe’s wild design transformation accompanies bigger total dimensions and an extended wheelbase.
- Its stretched proportions assist enhance inside area, and U.S. fashions see the return of a three-row configuration.
The 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe’s stunning makeover was revealed to the world final month. Whereas that spoils a number of the shock, Hyundai has now revealed extra particular particulars in regards to the new wildly styled mid-size SUV. Not solely is the fifth-generation Santa Fe larger than its predecessor in nearly each approach, but it surely introduces contemporary options, together with U.S. fashions regaining a 3rd row of seats.
Greater and Bolder Than Earlier than
If it wasn’t nonetheless referred to as the Santa Fe, nobody would know the Minecraft-looking ute seen in these images has any relation to the outgoing era, which debuted for the 2019 mannequin 12 months and obtained a facelift for 2021. To raised make sure that onlookers will acknowledge the brand new Santa Fe is, in truth, a Hyundai, the corporate incorporates H-shaped entrance and rear lighting parts that full the in-your-face design.
In contrast with the earlier Santa Fe, the 2024 model grows entrance to again, up and down, and between its axles. It now measures 190.2 inches lengthy, which is 1.8 inches greater than earlier than. That is nonetheless a couple of half-foot shorter than the three-row Hyundai Palisade, however the distance between the Santa Fe’s axles has been prolonged by 1.9 inches. Its 110.8-inch wheelbase now supplies extra passenger area, particularly for the third row. Beforehand, the outgoing era that was offered in different markets supplied the additional row, however these offered on our shores had been solely supplied with two rows.
Whereas the brand new Santa Fe is simply as vast as earlier than, it is now between about an inch or two taller (not counting the outstanding roof rails which are obtainable). Not like earlier than, it is now obtainable with big 21-inch wheels—beforehand 20s had been the most important set. Hyundai additionally says there’s extra room for hauling individuals’s stuff, with cargo area behind the far-back row rising by a couple of cubes to 26 cubic toes. A bigger liftgate aperture is meant to make shifting issues out and in simpler.
A Extra Open Idea Inside
When individuals climb into the redesigned Santa Fe, it is doable they’re going to confuse it for a Land Rover. That may not make Land Rover house owners joyful, but it surely’ll probably enchantment to everybody else. We predict the brand new dashboard design, with its upright structure and refined H-shaped parts, seems to be good-looking. We additionally recognize the brand new column-mounted shifter and the inclusion of bodily knobs for the audio system in addition to some HVAC controls, which sandwich a 6.6-inch contact panel.
The sprint’s centerpiece is the only curved panel that homes twin 12.3-inch screens, one for the gauge cluster and the opposite for the infotainment system. The steering wheel seems to be upscale too—and it might’ve simply been pulled immediately from a Defender. The middle console is touted as being accessible for these within the entrance seats and the second row, and it incorporates a pair of wi-fi charging pads above a hollowed-out part. Different distinctive options embrace a tray on high of the glovebox that sanitizes small objects utilizing ultraviolet gentle.
Entrance-seat passengers trying to kick their toes up can deploy footrests, though it is unclear in the event that they’re commonplace or non-obligatory. The second-row captain’s chairs can be found with energy changes, and the third row could be reclined as much as 10 levels. Hyundai says second- and third-row passengers have extra space to stretch out, with legroom measuring as much as 42.3 and 30 inches, respectively. In contrast with outgoing three-row fashions, that is a rise of two.7 inches within the far-back seats.
The 2024 Santa Fe has a number of driver-assistance expertise that ranges from automated emergency braking, automated high-beams, blind-spot monitoring, and lane-keeping help to semi-autonomous drive modes. Together with security options that lock the doorways so individuals do not by chance step into visitors, there is a new driver-attention monitor and a radar-based reminder to examine the rear seats.
Powertrains and Pricing
The Santa Fe’s powertrain choices aren’t as radically totally different as its look. In reality, they’re primarily unchanged. Whereas the bottom 2.5-liter four-cylinder will now not be supplied in North America, the two.5-liter turbo 4 carries on with 277 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque. It once more pairs with an eight-speed dual-clutch automated transmission and front- or all-wheel drive.
The plug-in-hybrid powertrain additionally loses its U.S. citizenship, however the hybrid variant—a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-pot paired with an electrical motor—carries on. The setup features a six-speed automated and all-wheel drive and is anticipated to make the identical 226 horsepower mixed. We’ll have to attend to search out out fuel-economy estimates, although, as these figures have but to be licensed by the EPA.
Hyundai says the 2024 Santa Fe will attain U.S. dealerships someday within the first half of subsequent 12 months. Whereas the corporate hasn’t but launched pricing, we count on the entry-level mannequin will begin just below $40K now that the hybrid powertrain seems to be the usual setup. The mightier 2.5-liter turbo 4 paired with the top-spec Calligraphy mannequin will probably put the Santa Fe’s price ticket within the neighborhood of $50,000.
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