2024 Hyundai Santa Fe price jumps $5,260, starts at $35,345

The redesigned 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe three-row crossover SUV costs $35,345, including a $1,395 destination fee, Hyundai announced Wednesday. Hybrid versions start at $38,345. 

That’s a big $5,260 increase over the 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe that started at $30,085, including destination. But everything about the new family hauler is bigger, with three rows fitting up to seven passengers due to its longer and taller proportions. In design, the boxy Santa Fe borrows as much from the Ford Flex and Land Rover Range Rover as it does from a Lego truck.   

Gas models use a 2.5-liter turbo-4 making 277 hp and 311 lb-ft of torque; an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic sends power to the front or available all-wheel drive. The towing capacity is 3,500 pounds. 

Hybrid models have a 1.6-liter turbo-4 hybrid powertrain with an estimated output of 232 hp and 271 lb-ft; a 6-speed automatic transmission comes with front-wheel drive or available all-wheel drive.  

The 2024 Santa Fe Hybrid may seem like a more modest increase of $800 to $38,345, but last year’s hybrid model came standard with all-wheel drive. The new hybrid comes with front-wheel drive, and AWD costs $1,800 more. So apples to AWD apples, the 2024 Santa Fe Hybrid costs $2,600 more than last year. 

The silver lining to these price increases is that the 2024 Santa Fe Hybrid is only $500 more than a similarly equipped gas model—if you were already looking at the better-equipped SEL, Limited, or Calligraphy models. 

Both of these powertrains largely carry over from the fourth-generation Santa Fe, however Hyundai tweaked them to improve cooling and friction efficiencies to meet more stringent particulate emissions regulations. The EPA has not certified the fuel economy of either model. Changes to the design and underbody lowered the coefficient of drag, and Hyundai said its work with electric vehicle development helped lower emissions overall, but it has not disclosed by how much. 

Every Santa Fe comes standard with automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, active lane control, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitors, and automatic high-beam headlights.

2024 Hyundai Santa Fe

2024 Hyundai Santa Fe

2024 Hyundai Santa Fe

2024 Hyundai Santa Fe

2024 Hyundai Santa Fe

2024 Hyundai Santa Fe

The base Santa Fe SE rides on 18-inch alloy wheels and has heated side mirrors as well as LED headlights, taillights, and running lights. Convenience features include a digital key, keyless start, a power tailgate, manual front seats covered in cloth upholstery, a satellite radio trial, and a 12.3-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 

The Santa Fe SEL costs $37,845 and comes with synthetic leather upholstery, a power driver seat, heated front seats, and a wireless smartphone charger. 

The new XRT off-road grade costs $41,995, but it comes with standard all-wheel drive. It has 30-inch all-terrain tires wrapped on 18-inch black alloy wheels and a ground clearance of 8.3 inches, which is 1.3 inches higher than the other Santa Fe models. It can tow 4,500 pounds. It has native navigation.

The Limited costs $44,745. It rides on 20-inch wheels and adds a heated steering wheel, heated second-row captain’s chairs, cooled front seats, power front seats covered in leather, a surround-view camera system, a blind-spot camera system, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, and a Bose sound system. 

The $47,895 Calligraphy rides on 21-inch wheels, power-folding captain’s chairs, nappa leather, a rearview camera mirror, a head-up display, a dual wireless smartphone charger, and a limited hands-free driving system. 

2024 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid pricing

The 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe SEL Hybrid has the SEL equipment for $38,345, which makes it only $500 more than the gas SEL. Same goes for the $45,245 Limited model and $48,395 Calligraphy. The XRT grade is not offered with the hybrid powertrain.  

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