What do we expect from the new 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe? Well, if you are a lover of fantastic designs, you will want to sit around for this one. It is no new news that the Hyundai Santa Fe has always been a conservatively styled three-row SUV but all that has changed for the 2024 model as it has been fully redesigned. The 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe comes in a bold and extremely boxy look which puts it on a whole different level when compared to other Hyundai crossovers.
This vehicle comes with an aggressive look which is expected to attract lovers of the outdoors – as Hyundai said, the 2024 Santa Fe was designed to fit the latest outdoor trends. This design is a perfect fit and balance between on and off-road adventures. In addition to this, the 2024 Santa Fe comes with new technology, more legroom and rear cargo space, and a third row. The SUV also comes with a wider tailgate to accommodate bigger adventure gear alongside a space for rooftop tents.
The 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe will certainly be drawing in a lot of customers due to its rugged styling and other interesting features like its new technology and extra space. Also, the changes to the interior of the new Santa Fe is just as good as the ones done to the exterior and we cannot wait to tell you all about it. Keep reading this article for all you need to know about the 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe.
Under The Hood
Knowing what is under the hood of every vehicle is something drivers always look forward to and things are very much familiar under the hood of the 2024 Santa Fe. The vehicle’s powertrain options have been reduced to two instead of the usual four and there is now a PHEV-sized caveat which is said to only be available for now.
The old four-cylinder base engine which produced 191 horsepower has been removed and has been replaced with a turbocharged inline-four 2.5-liter engine which produces 277 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque. In addition to this engine, there is also a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine which is paired with a hybrid system. All-wheel drive is available but an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and front-wheel drive come standard.
The weight of the larger Santa Fe (three-row) was listed by Hyundai to be at about 4750 pounds which is a lot more than the last generation Santa Fe which weighed 3858 pounds. Hyundai also said that the new Santa Fe will come with suspension changes like hydrobushings and updated dampers alongside a better air infiltration system which is designed to keep the cabin free from dust. With all these new changes, it is expected that the 2024 Santa Fe has an improved performance.
The fuel economy and real-world MPG ratings of the 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe has not been listed yet but is expected to be soon.
Let’s Talk Interior
As stated above, the interior of the 2024 Santa Fe has been slightly improved to keep up with the newly styled exterior which has grabbed the eyes of many car lovers. What is so special about the new interior design? One would say it is simply a bunch of well-designed rectangles and others will say it is extremely well packaged. But one thing is for sure, and that is the improved interior space.
Before we get to that, let us talk about what you can find in the interior of the 2024 Santa Fe. It is obvious that the styling of the XRT trim was heavily influenced by the cockpit of the Land Rover Defender but Hyundai still did a fantastic job. The relaxation seats that were originally in the Ioniq 5 are available for both the second and first-row seats with captain chairs on the driver’s side. There have also been major changes done to the steering wheel to fit the ruggedness of the car’s exterior.
Hyundai overemphasised comfort in the 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe giving it a third row and extra space to make passengers comfortable – while the third row is in use, there is still 26 cubic feet of space which is more than the usual three-row SUVs like the Toyota Grand Highlander. There is also more than enough room to store different things in the front row like big cubbies at the bottom of the door panels.
It is also possible to fold the third and second-row seats and there is a climate control knob for passengers sitting in the backseat.The 2024 Santa Fe is half a foot shorter than another of Hyundai’s three-row midsized SUV called the Palisade. But due to the fully redesigned style and packaging, it is just as long as the Palisade alongside better room on the inside. Passengers sitting in the third row will not feel claustrophobic due to the improved head and legroom.
The Cargo space was not left behind when Hyundai was giving the new Santa Fe extra room as it is massive. There are no official cargo specs at the moment, but the taillights have been placed on a lower level allowing the struts to move in an outward manner. This way, when one opens the cargo space of the vehicle, it is as though they are opening the rear of the car in its entirety. Also, as stated above, the second and third-row seats can be folded flat for extra storage space.
The technology in the 2024 Santa Fe has also been redesigned for a better driving experience – covering up about half of the dashboard are the dual 12.3-inch displays like in other Hyundais. What makes this one different is the addition of the wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. These features usually required a cord on the upgraded larger screens but that is different now.
The 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe has a fully digital gauge cluster screen but also comes with the traditional knobs for adjusting things like the audio volume and climate control. There is a dual wireless smartphone charging pad that can charge two phones at the same time at 15 kW and comes with a fan underneath to prevent overheating. In addition to that, there are USB-C ports for wired charging and a secondary glove box which has a UV Sanitizer that works as a disinfectant for anything.
Maintenance and Warranty
Hyundai is known for having one of the best warranty plans and powertrain coverage that there is so there is nothing to worry about when it comes to that aspect. The company also offers complimentary scheduled maintenance which is a step up as some of its rivals don’t. Hyundai offers a limited warranty of 60,000 miles or five years and a powertrain warranty of 100,000 miles or ten years.
The 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe comes in five trims; SE, SEL, XRT, Limited and Calligraphy with an estimated starting price of $33,000 as the pricing details are not yet available. This vehicle comes with an impressive styling, improved technology and better interior space. What more could you want in a midsize SUV?