The 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe breaks from tradition with an all-new body style. We look at trim options, interior quality and more.  

What’s New for the 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe?

Jumping out of the anonymously styled crossover segment, the 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe kicks off fifth-generation production with dramatic angular sheet metal. Said to be aimed at outdoor lifestyle seekers, the new Santa Fe has a longer wheelbase, three rows of seating, and an off-road-ready XRT variant.

The old naturally aspirated four-cylinder is gone, replaced by the now standard turbocharged mill. A hybrid powertrain is coming later in the year along with a ritzy Calligraphy model at the top of the range. Other updates include a wider tailgate opening, a Relaxation mode for the driver’s seat, and a Panoramic Curved Display running across the dashboard.

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Body Style

Starting Price

MSRP $35,345





Fuel Economy

20 City / 29 Hwy

Number of Seats


Seats 6 or 7

The Breakdown

Impressive standard tech

Hybrid efficiency

Stands out in a crowded field

Odd rear end design

Wi-Fi not standard

Base price moves up significantly

A crossover with style

2024 Santa Fe Specs

Trims & Pricing

SE - $35,345
SEL - $37,845
XRT – $41,995
Limited - $44,745
Calligraphy - $47,895

2024 Hyundai Santa Fe Powertrain 8/10 

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Across the 2024 Santa Fe lineup, a turbocharged 2.5L inline-4 comes standard. Rated for 277 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque, it pairs with an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission to spin the front wheels. All-wheel drive can be added for an extra $1,800, though it comes standard on XRT models.

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SEL models and above can be fitted with a turbocharged 1.6L hybrid inline-4 that mates with a 6-speed automatic. This fuel-sipping setup delivers 36 mpg combined for FWD models versus 24 for the standard gas motor. With AWD, these figures drop by 1 to 2 mpg.

The 2024 Santa Fe can tow up to 4,500 pounds, but it requires the XRT variant. The rest of the 2.5L-powered models can handle up to 3,500 pounds, while hybrids are only rated for 2,000 pounds. Trailer sway control and pre-wiring are lineup standard.

2024 Hyundai Santa Fe Interior 8.75/10 

The square-edged exterior theme continues to the cabin of the 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe that emphasizes horizontal and vertical lines. Three rows of seating with room for 7 is standard with second-row captain’s chairs reserved for Calligraphy models.

Upholstery ranges from cloth and faux leather to genuine leather and quilted Nappa at the top of the lineup. Heated front seats are included from SEL trim on up with ventilated front cushions and a heated second row showing up on the Limited trim line.

Passengers in the second row are treated to 42 inches of legroom with 30 inches in the way back. With all three rows upright, cargo space measures 15 cubic feet, a dimension that hits 80 when the 2nd and 3rd rows are folded flat.

2024 Hyundai Santa Fe Technology Features 8.5/10 

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A 12.3-inch central touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto comes standard on the 2024 Santa Fe. But a Wi-Fi hotspot requires the SEL trim and Hyundai’s Panoramic Curved Display – that adds a fully digital gauge cluster and a single piece of glass – shows up on the Limited models. This model also comes with a 12-speaker Bose audio system and a surround-view monitor.

Hyundai fits every 2024 Santa Fe with 9 airbags and though this latest model has not yet been tested by NHTSA, the 2023 Santa Fe earned a 5-star overall crash test rating. The automaker’s roster of standard advanced safety tech includes forward collision mitigation, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, a lane-keeping system, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high beams.

2024 Hyundai Santa Fe Trims & Pricing

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SE – $35,345

The base 2024 Santa Fe SE comes with 18-inch wheels, full LED exterior lighting, heated side mirrors, and a hands-free liftgate. Cabin amenities include black or white cloth seating, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and LED lighting. The technology lineup consists of a 12.3-inch touchscreen, wireless smartphone integration, dual USB ports for the first two rows, and Bluelink connectivity.

SEL – $37,845

At the SEL level, leatherette is added along with a power driver’s seat, heated front cushions, and dual-zone automatic climate control. These models also feature a wireless phone charging pad, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and Hyundai Digital Key technology.

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XRT – $41,995

Along with standard AWD, the ruggedly styled Santa Fe XRT sports 30-inch all-terrain rubber, an extra 1.5 inches of ground clearance, and a sunroof. Inside, navigation, Hyundai Pay, a household-style power outlet, and Highway Driving Assist 1 are added to the roster of content.

Limited – $44,745

In Limited trim, there are 20-inch wheels, rain-sensing wipers, a dual-panel sunroof, and leather upholstery. Other niceties include climatized front seats, a heated second row and steering wheel, and a UV sanitizer within the glove box. A 12-speaker Bose audio system is part of the deal along with an surround view monitor, a live blind-spot monitor view, and remote smart parking assist.

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Calligraphy – $47,895

Range-topping Calligraphy models sport 21-inch rims, quilted Nappa leather upholstery, an “Eco-Suede” headliner, and a relaxation mode for the driver’s seat that enables a deep recline. Technology upgrades include a head-up display, a digital rearview mirror, dual wireless phone charging pads, and Hghway Driving Assist 2.

2024 Hyundai Santa Fe Overall Value 8.5/10 

A 2024 Santra Fe in SEL trim is a good place to start as it comes with heated front seats and a Wi-Fi hotspot along the standard 12.3-inch touchscreen. Compared to a new Toyota Grand Highlander, which has a base price that puts it in line with a Santa Fe Limited, the Hyundai is an absolute bargain. But it’s still worth checking out the latest new car incentives before hitting the dealer lot.

In Limited spec, the Santa Fe is practically loaded and like every Hyundai, it comes with a 5-year basic warranty, a 10-year powertrain warranty, and 3 years of complimentary maintenance. That’s 2 years, 5 years, and 1 year more coverage – respectively, than what Toyota offers. Overall Score 8.5/10 

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The 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe is an outlier in a crowded midsize crossover field but in a good way. Namely, it has stop-you-in-your-tracks styling that is a breath of fresh air amongst the typical bland looks of other crossovers. The back end has odd proportions, but that’s ok considering the rest of the lines.

Unfortunately, the base price has moved up significantly over the 2023 model, by some $5,000, but buyers are getting a bigger vehicle and more of everything with the latest Hyundai Santa Fe. Factor in interesting touches like the UV sanitizing compartment and center console storage bin that can be opened by front or rear passengers, and this crossover looks even better.

2024 Hyundai Santa Fe FAQ

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Does the new Santa Fe have a hybrid engine? 

Yes, the 2024 Santa Fe offers a hybrid powertrain on SEL models and above.

Does the Hyundai Santa Fe have a 3rd row?  

Yes, every 2024 Santa comes with three rows of seating.

Can the Hyundai Santa Fe tow? 

Base 2024 Santa Fes are rated for 3,000 pounds of towing and XRT models can handle 4,500 pounds, but hybrids are capped at 2,000 pounds.

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Niel Stender

Niel Stender grew up doing replacement work on his 1990 Cherokee and 1989 Starion, so it’s not surprising that he would put his mechanical engineering degree from the University of New Hampshire to use in the car world as a vehicle dynamics engineer. Now engineering sentence structures, his writing infuses his auto experience with his time in marketing and his sales experience. Writing about cars for close to a decade now, he focuses on some of the more technical mechanical systems that are found under the hood and throughout a vehicle.

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