2023 Hyundai Santa Fe What's New?
The midsize SUV market is highly competitive, but the 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe stands out with its modern design and sleek exterior styling. Hyundai might not be the only company experimenting with incorporating headlights into the shape of their vehicle’s grilles, but they were certainly one of the first.
This year, the Santa Fe boasts advanced safety technologies and available features that its competitors, such as the Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot, may find difficult to match. Additionally, the Santa Fe provides drivers with a range of powertrain options, including gasoline, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid, which offer both versatility and efficiency.
No matter what competitors throw at it, the 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe remains one of the most prominent and advanced vehicles in its class.
- Starting Price: $37,399 to $48,299
- Fuel Type: Regular Unleaded
- Consumption City & Highway: 10.6 / 9.3 / 10.0 (combined)
- Fuel Capacity: 67L
- Engine: 2.5L GDI + MPI 4-cylinder engine, 1.6L Turbo-GDI 4-cylinder engine, Hybrid/Plug-in Hybrid
- Horsepower: 281 hp, 191 hp on hybrid models
- Transmission: 8-speed Automatic with SHIFTRONIC® Manual Mode, 6-speed Automatic with SHIFTRONIC® Manual Mode (Plug-in Hybrid)
- 0 to 100KM: N/A
- Number of Seats: 5
- Towing Capacity: 2,000 lbs
- Electric range: Up to 50 km
- Guarrantee: 5-year/100,000 KM Comprehensive Limited Warranty
- Government rebate: Up to $7,500
Biggest Upgrades from the Previous Model
Even though the Santa Fe enters the new model year looking largely like the outgoing model, it still boasts several key improvements. These enhancements include a new front grille design, an updated infotainment system, and a more powerful turbocharged engine option.
In addition, the Santa Fe now offers an Ultimate Calligraphy trim level, which includes premium features such as a head-up display and a 360-degree camera system. As a result of these changes, the 2023 Santa Fe has become an even more compelling option in the competitive midsize SUV market.
Interior Layout and Options
With its comfortable and spacious layout, the interior of the 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe is impressive. The base Essential trim includes a 6-way adjustable driver's seat and cloth upholstery, while the range-topping Ultimate Calligraphy trim offers luxurious quilted leather seats and a panoramic sunroof.
In addition, Hyundai also offers a Trend package on the Preferred trim level which adds such features as Leather console molding, Remote keyless entry system with security alarm, and a Panoramic sunroof. It gives the feel of a room with an exceptional view of the skies, and ample natural light flooding the cabin. These interior options provide drivers with a range of choices, whether they prioritize comfort or style.
Exterior Layout and Options
The latest iteration of the Santa Fe's exterior design is bold and dynamic, showcasing a modern and stylish look. The base Essential trim comes standard with LED headlights and 18-inch alloy wheels, while the top-tier Ultimate Calligraphy trim adds a chrome-accented front grille and 20-inch alloy wheels. These exterior options provide drivers with a variety of choices to make an unforgettable statement on the road, whether you’re headed out on your next adventure, or returning from your last.
Technology, Infotainment, and Connectivity
Hyundai’s Santa Fe provides drivers with impressive infotainment, technology, and connectivity features on all trim levels. The base Essential model comes with an 8-inch touchscreen that is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Meanwhile, the luxurious Ultimate Calligraphy model offers a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch wide touchscreen with onboard Navigation and Traffic flow, as well as a 630-watt harman/kardon® premium audio system with 12-speakers and QuantumLogic Surround sound.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
The 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe is equipped with advanced safety and driver-assistance features on all trim levels. The base Essential model features lane keeping assist, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, and driver attention warning.
The top-of-the-line Ultimate Calligraphy model adds a surround-view camera system and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. Other notable features of the Santa Fe include adaptive cruise control, rear parking sensors, and a rear occupant alert system.
|Trim/ Feature||Preferred||Urban||Luxury Hybrid||Ultimate Caligraphy|
|Engine||2.5L Turbo-GDI||2.5L Turbo-GDI||1.6L Turbo-GDI 4-cylinder||2.5L Turbo-GDI|
|Transmission||8-speed Dual Clutch||8-speed Dual Clutch||6-speed automatic||8-speed Dual Clutch|
|Fuel consumption (City/ Highway)||10.6 / 9.3 / 10.0 7.2 L/100km (Gasoline/ hybrid)||11.0 / 8.5 / 9.9||7.1 / 7.9 / 7.4 7.2 L/100km (Gasoline/ hybrid)||11.0 / 8.5 / 9.9|
|Key features||Dual-zone automatic temperature control with auto-defogger Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) with Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA) and Safe Exit Assist (SEA) Proximity key entry with push button start BlueLink® telematics||Smartstream 2.5L Turbocharged GDI engine with 8-speed Dual Clutch transmission Leather seating surfaces 8-way power passenger seat 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels Rugged exterior features||Smartstream 1.6L Turbocharged GDI engine with 6-speed automatic transmission, Hybrid 12.3-inch full digital display instrument cluster Proximity-activated smart lift gate||Smartstream 2.5L Turbocharged GDI engine with 8-speed Dual Clutch transmission 20-inch alloy wheels Surround View Monitor (SVM) and Blind View Monitor (BVM) Premium Nappa leather seats|