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Trims and Powertrain

Hyundai will offer five trims for the 2024 Santa Fe: SE, SEL, XRT, Limited, and Calligraphy. All versions will be powered by a 277-horsepower turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. An eight-speed automatic transmission will manage the standard front-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive. The EPA’s official fuel economy estimates haven’t been released as of this writing, but the base model is expected to offer 20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. When it’s properly equipped, most Santa Fe trims should be able to tow up to 3,500 pounds (4,500 pounds for the XRT).

Standard Features

The Santa Fe SE will provide seven-passenger seating, fabric upholstery, a hands-free power liftgate, proximity keyless entry, push-button start, and LED exterior lighting with automatic on/off. This entry level-edition will also have rear privacy glass, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, second-row air vents, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a 4.2-inch driver information display, heated side mirrors, four USB ports, and 18-inch alloy wheels. Look for the SEL to add H-Tex seating surfaces, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, an eight-way power driver’s seat, third-row air vents, wireless device charging, and Hyundai Digital Key (a smartphone app for vehicle access and operation without a physical key).

The launch of this new-generation Santa Fe also marks the return of the XRT trim, an adventure-ready edition with a unique street presence. The XRT expands on the SEL with dark-chrome exterior treatments and exclusive black-finish body cladding. But there’s more to the XRT than looks; Hyundai adds 30-inch all-terrain tires, increasing ground clearance by 1.5 inches. A standard sunroof brightens the cabin on nice days, and a 115-volt power outlet offers extra convenience no matter the location.

The Limited will bring ever more luxury to the Santa Fe with a dual-pane sunroof, leather seating surfaces, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a driver’s position memory system, heated rear seats, and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. This trim will also get power-folding side mirrors, rain-sensing windshield wipers, rear side-window sunshades, two third-row USB ports, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and 20-inch alloy wheels. Expect the Calligraphy to expand on the Limited with additional upscale features, including quilted Nappa leather upholstery, second-row captain’s chairs (for a six-person capacity), a head-up display, and 21-inch alloy wheels.

Advanced Driver Aids and Safety Technology

All 2024 Santa Fe trims will come standard with a suite of SmartSense driver-assist and safety features, including forward collision-avoidance assist (with pedestrian, cyclist, and junction turning detection), lane-keeping assist, lane-following assist, blind-spot collision-avoidance warning, rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist, adaptive cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, driver attention warning, rear occupant alert, and safe exit assist. All trims (except the SE) will get a driver monitoring system to ensure attention is directed forward. The XRT and above will have highway driving assist (to help with lane centering and distance control). A surround-view monitor, a blind-spot view monitor, reverse parking collision-avoidance assist, and Remote Smart Parking Assist (semi-autonomous parking support) will be exclusive to the Limited and Calligraphy, with the latter also getting blind-spot collision-avoidance assist and advanced highway driving assist.

Infotainment and Connectivity

Hyundai has earmarked a 12.3-inch display to handle infotainment for every 2024 Santa Fe, with the XRT and above also getting navigation. All trims will have wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, and a multi-speaker audio system (a 12-speaker Bose arrangement for the Limited and Calligraphy). All trims will receive access to Bluelink connected services for emergency help and remote features.


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