Hyundai Santa Fe Asphalt has been around for more than 20 years. The first Santa Fe was introduced in 2000 and a newer iteration has been launched every year since then. Hyundai Santa Fe is a sport utility vehicle that targets the mid-size crossover SUV market. At present, Santa Fe is located between Hyundai Tucson, a compact SUV, and his cousin, Hyundai Palisade. As a crossover SUV, the Hyundai Santa Fe looks more aggressive yet elegant at the same time. Its chassis is firmer and along with exceptional braking.
The car looks and handles more like a sedan than an SUV. The car is on the heavier side, but with a brake weight of 4063 lbs., as a little body roll may be anticipated around the corners, but is more or less controlled by a strong but comfortable suspension. According to Hyundai Santa Fe Asphalt 2021 review, the brakes are also smooth and confident, capable of stopping the car out of the blue.
Hyundai Santa Fe Asphalt 2021 Review and Pricing Information
The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe appears with a new look, both outside and in the car, and looks a little different from its current avatar. The cascading grid has become larger and broader and, in general, more aggressive than the current model. Since not many of the details of the car have yet been released by the manufacturer, let’s take look at the specifications and features of the 2020 model, which is supposed to be more or less the same for the 2021 model as well apart from the expected new hybrid powertrains.
So, ranging from about $26,275 to $37,875, Hyundai offers three trim levels for the Santa Fe 2021 model. They are SE, SEL, and Limited respectively. With up to 29 mpg on the highway, up to 235 horsepower and an optional all-wheel drive system, Santa Fe is a great choice for mid-size crossover SUVs. With a lot of improvements in its appearance both inside and outside the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe price range is not expected to change too much from the 2020 model and could be estimated to be around $28,000 to $39,000 along with the expected release in some places around the autumn this year.
2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Engine and Performance
Actually, there Korean automaker has not said anything about the 2021 Santa Fe engine, but the 2021 model is expected to bear the same powertrain powered by the 2020 model. The current model has two engine choices, one of which is a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine generating 185 HP at 6000 rpm and 178 lb-ft. The other is a stronger 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine generating 235 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 260 lb-ft. Therefore, it is predicted that the 2021 Santa Fe hybrid powertrain is probably the 1.6L T-GDi powertrain from the Kia Sorento that is combined with a 1.49-kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack and a 44.2-kW electric motor that produces 227 HP and 258 lb-ft.
Comparing the most powerful engines on all SUVs, it is evident that Hyundai and Mazda are in the same place when it comes to engine output, with Nissan falling behind its non-turbocharged engine. The Hyundai is the heaviest of the vehicles, but its excellent brakes help the car stop from 60-0 at a decent length of 122 ft which is definitely better than the 128 ft CR-V, considering the Honda’s considerably low brake weight.
2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Interior and Features
Hyundai cars usually do a fantastic job when it comes to the inside of the car, and Santa Fe is no exception. With quality upscale materials all around and a decently designed and well laid-out cabin, the interior of Hyundai’s cars is usually a nice place to be. As stated earlier, the 2021 model has a refreshing interior with new looks and style.
A larger 10.25″ display with a simpler look and no buttons surrounding it replaces the 8.0″ infotainment display. The whole center console is being revamped for the 2021 edition, which includes all HVAC controls along with a few new controls. The most important difference, however is the removal of the conventional gear levers in favor of the push-button gear selector. The Santa Fe and its competitors are more or less in the same approximate when it comes to cabin dimensions, but the Hyundai does fall a bit behind when it comes to the boot space, but still not the poorest. That being said, the interior dimensions in the 2021 model can change quite a bit due to the refreshed interior.
2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Exterior
Hyundai has always successfully maintain its genuine identity for years now and Santa Fe is no exception. The 2021 model is undergoing a visual redesign, where the cascading grid at the front has become broader, wider, and more aggressive overall with the styling. The headlight is now incorporated with the barbecue itself, unlike the previous iteration, where it was in its separate housing. The configuration of the DRL is also modified where it begins at the separate top section and continues down to the headlight itself forming a “T” shape.
Some of the highlights of the exterior are LED headlights, LED fog lights and cascading front grille. The wheel arches are widened a bit without much change in the side profile. There are some notable improvements to the back with slightly modified tail lamps and a slim LED bar connecting the two tail lamps that replace the chrome strip in the current model. Hyundai has a longer wheelbase than its competitors which should be converted into superior cabin space.
Based on the Hyundai Santa Fe Asphalt 2021 review above, it can be concluded that the Santa Fe ticks all the checkboxes and it seems that it will win the competition of mid-size crossover SUVs out there in the market. The value proposition lies on the premium and roomy interior, stylish exterior, interesting list of standard safety features, and modern infotainment features. You may need to compare the specs to the Santa Fe’s rivals for more consideration.
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