2021 Hyundai Santa Fe: What’s Changed from 2020?
It’s easy to see that the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe looks different. And while we love the new look, the visual refresh is only the tip of the iceberg. What else has changed other than the exterior styling? Does it have any new features? Are the engines the same as last year’s model? Will the 2021 Santa Fe have a hybrid option?
What’s new on the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe? Let us show you.
New Powertrain and Trims
Some of the biggest changes take place under the hood. The 2021 Santa Fe has three all-new powertrains to choose from. A new 2.5-liter four-cylinder replaces the old 2.4-liter four-cylinder. The 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder replaces the old 2.0-liter turbo-four. Lastly, the 2021 Santa Fe has a hybrid variant, powered by a 1.6-liter turbo-four/electric motor combo. A plug-in version is due on the market sometime in the 2021 calendar year. Alongside the new performance specs, the 2021 Santa Fe also has a new trim. It’s called Calligraphy. It has top-tier features like HTRAC® AWD, quilted leather upholstery, trim-specific exterior styling, a color heads-up display, and many more.
New Features and Updates
The 2021 Santa Fe also sees many new tech additions. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are now standard on all Santa Fe models, for example. A push-button shifter and semi-autonomous driving assistance are also standard. The old standard 7-inch and available 8-inch touchscreens has been switched out for a standard 8-inch and available 10.3-inch touchscreen, respectively. The 2021 Santa Fe also has a new 12.3-inch digital gauge display available.