2024 Hyundai Santa Fe: Embracing Angular Elegance with a Price Bump

If you’ve got a soft spot for sleek lines, the 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe is ready to make its entrance. The new three-row seven-seater, with its squared-off, more expansive design, is not just changing its appearance—it’s also raising the stakes in terms of pricing. Brace yourself for a straight-line trajectory pointing upwards in the MSRP conversation, and it’s not exactly breaking news. Even the destination charge sees a $60 increase, now standing at $1,395, contributing to the overall price hike.

Price Adjustments Across the Board

Let’s break down the base prices for the non-hybrid variants after considering the destination charge, along with the changes from the 2023 models:

  • SE: $35,345 (up by $5,200)
  • SEL: $37,845 (up by $4,000)
  • XRT: $41,995 (up by a substantial $6,350)
  • Limited: $44,745 (up by $3,950)
  • Calligraphy: $47,895 (up by $3,900)

And for the Santa Fe Hybrid lineup:

  • SEL Hybrid: $38,345 (up by $740)
  • Limited Hybrid: $45,245 (up by $3,780)
  • Calligraphy Hybrid: $48,395 (up by $5,130)

Except for the XRT, all trims now come with front-wheel drive, while the XRT exclusively offers all-wheel drive. Noteworthy adjustments on the hybrid side include the rebranding of the former Blue model to SEL, SEL Premium to Limited, and Limited to Calligraphy.

Under the Hood and Inside the Cabin

The non-hybrid Santa Fe range boasts a 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-four engine coupled with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, delivering 277 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque. On the hybrid side, a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, working in tandem with a six-speed automatic and an electric motor, produces 231 hp and 271 lb-ft.

Step inside, and you’ll find a revamped interior that complements the exterior transformation. The Land Rover-inspired steering wheel, dual 12.3-inch screens for gauges and infotainment, and various tech upgrades, including wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, create a modern and comfortable ambiance. Two gloveboxes, deep door pockets, and a dual-hinged cubby under the armrest provide ample storage, while the XRT boasts additional enhancements like larger all-terrain tires and an increased tow capacity of 4,500 pounds.

The 2024 Santa Fe is set to hit U.S. dealerships in March, inviting enthusiasts of angular aesthetics and enhanced driving experiences to take a closer look.