The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe will come only a year after the redesign, so we don’t expect to see bigger changes for the second year of production, at least when it comes to base design characteristics. The popular SUV has been around for years and it established itself as a model that offers an amazing balance between price and quality. Keeping such a reputation these days seems like a very hard task, considering that this segment has become probably the most competitive in North America. However, this model still manages to give more than most competitors for the price.
- Attractive price
- Stylish exterior and interior
- Quiet and well-equipped cabin
- Good fuel economy
- Tight cargo area
- Base engine lacks power
As we already mentioned, this model has been redesigned recently. It comes with a completely new look, which follows the brand’s newest design language. With its super-narrow headlights and massive sharp bumper, with large air intakes and fog lights, the 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe will definitely stand out with its styling. Compared to the previous generation, designations are a little bit different. The Santa Fe now stands for a two-row model, while models with XL badge feature a longer wheelbase and additional third row of seating. Considering that the next year will be the second production year of the current generation, we expect to see only things like new color options.
Attractive lines from the outside can be found on the inside as well. This crossover doesn’t feature cheap interior materials anymore. The new cabin looks very upscale and it is pretty much on par with class rivals, definitely above average. The dash looks very stylish and also comes with lots of standard equipment. However, cargo capacity is still a drawback and something that still lags way behind models like Honda Pilot or Toyota Highlander. In two-row models, there are only 36 cubic feet behind the seats, while the overall capacity goes up to 73. A long-wheelbase version is a little bit better. It features an overall capacity of 80 cubic feet.
Engine of 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe
Some reports suggest that the second production year could bring novelties in terms of powertrain. Allegedly, the company works on a new hybrid powertrain. However, there is no official confirmation from the company, so take this info with a big reserve. On the other side, the rest of the lineup will remain the same. Two-row models will be available with either with a 185-hp naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine or with a new turbo inline-four that delivers around 235 horsepower. The 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe XL will continue with a familiar 3.3-liter V6, which features a max output of 290 horsepower.
2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Release Date and Price
The 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe will most likely come without bigger changes. Therefore, it should hit the market in the last quarter of the next year. When it comes to the price, base models will go around $25,000/$26,000. On the other side, three-row models will feature a starting price of around $31,000.