The 2024 Santa Fe will boast two capable powertrain options. The standard variant will be a robust 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 277 hp and 311 lb.-ft. of torque. The available upgrade will be a 232 hp (271 lb.-ft. of torque) hybrid system that pairs a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with an electric motor. The 2.5-liter turbo will be coupled with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, while the hybrid will get a six-speed automatic. As always, all-wheel drive will remain an option for those who prefer that extra sure-footedness.
The Santa Fe’s fifth generation is defined by a fresh and distinctive appearance that easily sets it apart from its predecessor. Embracing an enlarged liftgate concept and defined by sharp rectangular surfaces, this look provides a commanding and confident presence. The design bridges the gap between urban sophistication and rugged outdoor appeal, achieving a harmonious blend of chic and robust.
Up front, the ’24 Santa Fe looks fresh with its novel high-hood design accompanied by exclusive H-shaped headlights that are connected through a fascia-spanning lightbar. The sides of the vehicle are cleanly sculpted and accentuated by substantial fender flares and broader wheel arches. Overall, the design creates a captivating fusion of sleek elegance and charisma, making it equally suitable for nights out in the city and adventures in the great outdoors.
The all-new Santa Fe will present its driver with a sophisticated cockpit meticulously designed with an open, airy, and minimalist layout. With its expanded wheelbase, this model offers an exceptionally spacious interior with best-in-class third-row legroom. The fully foldable second- and third-row seats support versatility and can flatten down to open the cargo area when you need to carry lots of stuff. Adding to its appeal, the ’24 Santa Fe will be upholstered with eco-friendly materials, underscoring its dedication to providing an environmentally friendly driving experience.
Expect the 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe to come loaded with sought-after features at every trim level. There’s even a cutting-edge UV-C sterilization compartment positioned at the top of the glovebox, plus the convenience of dual wireless phone chargers and the world’s first bilateral multi-console storage compartment (accessible by both the front and rear passengers).
The ’24 Santa Fe will also house the first-in-class 24.6-inch Panoramic Curved Display. This expansive digital interface seamlessly integrates the gauge cluster and infotainment touchscreen, the latter of which now adds standard wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. What’s more, the ’24 Santa Fe takes comfort to another level with the optional first-row Relaxation Comfort seat featuring a plush leg rest for an indulgent experience on long road trips. The second-row passengers will experience higher comfort as well, thanks to the available power-reclining captain’s chairs, an alternative to the traditional fold-and-dive second-row bench (now enhanced with the first-ever cushion angle adjustability.
Hyundai will equip the upcoming Santa Fe with the advanced SmartSense driver-assistive technology suite. This comprehensive bundle of the latest driving aids includes forward collision-avoidance assist, lane following assist, driver attention warning, intelligent speed-limit assist, rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist, and front and rear parking sensors. Navigation-based adaptive cruise control will be offered, as will a surround-view camera, Remote Smart Parking Assist, and a state-of-the-art digital rearview mirror.
Highlighting the dynamic character of the 2024 Santa Fe is the debuting XRT trim level, specially designed for adventure enthusiasts. Fused with a touch of attitude through its striking black accents, the XRT takes after the luxurious Calligraphy trim but adds 30-inch all-terrain tires, an additional 1.5 inches of ground clearance, and deluxe black leather seats. When this trim is properly equipped, it will be able to tow up to 4,500 pounds.