2021 Hyundai Santa Fe for Sale in Springfield, MA
The Hyundai Santa Fe comes back considerably refreshed for the 2021 model year, and it also debuts a top-level trim called the Calligraphy. The two-row crossover’s new look starts with an updated front lighting arrangement and confident-looking grille, plus a fresh rear fascia as well; the turn signals are separated on both front and rear for further distinction. This midsized crossover boasts new features that are usually only found on larger and more expensive vehicles: power-folding exterior mirrors and puddle lamps. It even gets front and rear skid plates. In the power department, the ’21 Santa Fe gets a new base engine, a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder; an available turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder also makes its entrance.
The cabin gets some updates, too, including a redesigned console, larger standard and available infotainment touchscreens, and transmission selector buttons that replace the traditional shifter. Hyundai makes some additional options available this time around, including a class-exclusive digital instrument cluster, a Harman Kardon audio system, wireless smartphone charging, Hyundai Digital Key, and wireless smartphone integration (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto). They’ve also added cyclist and junction-turning detection to the active safety suite.
Trims and Powertrain
The quartet of trim choices for the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe consists of the SE, SEL, Limited, and Calligraphy. The SE and SEL get the base four-cylinder 191 hp engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission, while the Limited and Calligraphy get the turbo-powered 277 hp four-cylinder with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic. Front-wheel drive is the default, with all-wheel drive offered at an upcharge. According to EPA estimates, the fuel economy numbers for the FWD SE and SEL are 25 mpg city and 28 mpg highway, dropping to 22 city/25 highway with AWD. The Limited and Calligraphy return 22 city/28 highway with FWD and 21 city/28 highway with AWD. When it’s properly equipped with the new 7-pin trailer wire connection, the ’21 Santa Fe can tow a fair amount – up to 3,500 pounds – for this segment.
Standard and Optional Features
The base-level SE receives LED headlights (automatic) and daytime running lights, cloth upholstery, dual front and rear USB ports, a multi-informational display (4.2 inches), and a backup camera with a parking guidance feature. The SEL adds keyless entry, push-button start, a power driver’s seat, heated front seats, heated exterior mirrors, Hyundai’s Blue Link Connected Car services, and wireless device charging. It’s eligible for a couple of optional bundles, the Premium Package (leather seats, panoramic sunroof, power passenger seat, premium door sill plates, and ambient interior lighting) and the Convenience Package (hands-free liftgate, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, LED taillights, side mirrors with LED turn-signal indicators, puddle lamps, Hyundai Digital Key, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink, manual rear sunshades, and power-folding second-row seats).
The amenities listed for both of those packages are on the Limited’s standard equipment list, which also includes rain-sensing windshield wipers, projector-type LED headlights, power-folding exterior mirrors, a driver’s seat extender for more leg support and comfort, driver’s seat memory, cooled front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, and a surround-view monitor. The debuting Calligraphy gets it all: quilted premium Nappa leather seats, a micro-fiber (faux suede) headliner, a head-up display, a perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel, dark chrome exterior accents, and additional ambient interior lighting settings.
Technology and Safety
Every 2021 Santa Fe gets the grouping of advanced active safety technologies known as Hyundai SmartSense. The base version as found in the SE includes adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, lane keeping assist, driver attention warning, rear occupant alert, and forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian, cyclist, and junction-turning detection. Additional features – rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist, blind-spot collision avoidance assist, and safe exit assist – are added to the SEL as standard features; if the vehicle is equipped with the optional Convenience Package it will get ultrasonic rear occupant alert, and if it has the Premium Package will get highway drive assist. Lane following assist is also available as an individual option. The Limited and Calligraphy get a blind-spot monitor along with all of the aforementioned technologies.
Hyundai packs a lot of desirable connectivity features into the ’21 Santa Fe, starting with the SE trim’s base infotainment system (an 8-inch touchscreen, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and Bluetooth hands-free). The SEL trim also gets high-definition radio, but it gets more features (navigation, a Harmon Kardon sound system, and 2 speakers) if the Premium Package is added. There’s an available 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster as well, but it’s not compatible with wireless smartphone integration, so the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be the conventional plug-in version. Those features are all standard on both the Limited and Calligraphy.