Popular for more than 20 years, the SANTA FE has long been the vehicle of choice for those interested in a Hyundai SUV. Now in its fifth generation, the SANTA FE continues to deliver spacious comfort combined with an abundance of new features. It’s apparent that a great deal of brainstorming and innovation went into the new 2024 Hyundai SANTA FE. If you’re looking for a family vehicle that’s built for adventure and outdoor experience from bumper to bumper, this is the SUV for you.
A Luxurious Interior
Sliding into the 2024 Hyundai SANTA FE is an undeniably luxurious experience. The cockpit puts you in complete control with a wealth of powerful features, including some industry firsts, such as UV sterilization, which may leave you wondering just where this vehicle has been all your life. If you enjoyed the comforts of the SANTA FE in the past, the 2024 model is sure to blow you away.
The US model now offers three rows where there were previously only two available. This provides seating for up to seven passengers, so you can bring everyone along in comfort and style. The thoughtful bilateral multi-console between the driver and front passenger’s seats is uniquely positioned to make the console storage accessible to individuals in both the front and second rows, offering a new level of flexibility when it comes to storage.
If you opt for second-row captain’s chairs, you’ll have seating for six. In this configuration, the second row can offer power-reclining seats with convenient armrests or fold-and-dive seating with added comfort in the form of a cushion-angle adjustment.
The legroom measures 42.3 inches in the second row and 30 inches in the third. The hybrid model is only slightly smaller, offering 41.5 inches in the second row. It’s also worth noting that the third row offers 37.7 inches of headroom, and the rear seating reclines up to 10 degrees, lest you worry that the back of the vehicle offers the least desirable spot.
An Inspiring Liftgate
A hands-free smart liftgate makes it easy to access the rear of the vehicle, where you’ll find a spacious area that Hyundai refers to as a “terrace.” The wide tailgate opening is larger than in previous years, offering an incredibly spacious feel that’s perfect for perching to take in the view.
The dashboard of the SANTA FE continues to implement subtle “H” shapes throughout. A 6.6-inch touch panel sits between the HVAC controls on the center console. This divider houses conveniences such as a dual wireless charger neatly set within an indent of the console. A stunning 12.3-inch integrated dual-screen display takes center stage on the dash. This panoramic curved screen serves up a gauge cluster on one side and the infotainment system on the other.
Dedicated to cutting-edge comforts and conveniences, the 2024 Hyundai SANTA FE features a UV-C sterilization multi-tray atop the glovebox. Slide small items such as your wallet or smartphone into this futuristic compartment to sterilize it with UV light, killing bacteria.
The Hyundai SANTA FE promises to feature an enhanced Driver Monitoring System that’ll track the driver’s vital signs to detect hazardous changes. Though Hyundai hasn’t provided details yet on how this will work, it’s a fascinating concept to be on the lookout for.
A Revamped Exterior
The 2024 SANTA FE bears almost no resemblance to its predecessors. Gone are the smooth lines of the past, to be replaced with a distinctly boxy appearance that Hyundai aptly describes as “tastefully aggressive.” You can’t miss this SUV on the streets. Hyundai’s made sure that you’ll know who’s behind this design feat as well, with ample use of the letter “H” throughout the styling.
Hyundai’s creative “H” branding is apparent throughout the 2024 SANTA FE. This includes the somewhat pixelated look of the H-shaped headlights and taillights. The high hood and LED daytime running lights ensure that you’ll never miss these stylistic details, day or night. The new SANTA FE also features several head-turning stylistic elements, such as the sharp angles around the wheel wells that might remind you of Minecraft or similar designs. If you want a new Hyundai vehicle that simply can’t be mistaken for any other, this is the ideal choice.
This SANTA FE is slightly larger than the previous model year, adding 1.8 inches to the length and 1.9 inches to the distance between axles. With available 21-inch alloy wheels, this SUV sits higher than models from previous years, when 20-inch wheels were the largest option. Altogether, this is a design that’s impossible to miss no matter where you go.
Incredible Efficiency Potential
The 2024 SANTA FE features two powertrain options. The 2.5-liter turbocharged engine pairs with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and either front- or all-wheel drive. This delivers 277 hp and 311 lb-ft of torque. You can also opt for the turbo 1.6-liter hybrid engine with a six-speed automatic transmission that provides 226 hp combined.
We don’t yet know what the 2024 SANTA FE fuel-economy ratings will be, but the 2023 Hyundai SANTA FE equipped with a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine offers an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city and 29 mpg highway. In addition to being efficient, the new SANTA FE also promises ample control behind the wheel. The reveal video for the 2024 SANTA FE highlights HTRAC all-wheel drive that offers optimized handling, cornering, and traction so you can handle everything from slick rainy days to tricky layers of snow without batting an eye.
Experience the 2024 SANTA FE for Yourself
If you’re interested in experiencing the highlights of the 2024 Hyundai SANTA FE in person, contact our team at Huffines Hyundai McKinney in McKinney, Texas. We can keep you updated on the expected release date for this vehicle and book a test drive for you when it hits the lot. We’ll also help you navigate the latest Hyundai car specials so you can get a great deal on your next car purchase. Our in-house financing team is available as well, so you can navigate every part of the car-buying process in one spot.