2023 Hyundai Santa Fe

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Key Spec of 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe
fuel economy

25/26/25

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

272 hp @ 6500 rpm

basic warranty

-

ProsConsWhat's New

Refined exterior design

Underwhelming 10.25-inch touchscreen

No major changes

Packed to the hilt with safety and convenience features

Substandard efficiency

Comprehensive warranty coverage

Enticing optional engine

2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 12, 2022

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The Hyundai Santa Fe has been one of the most versatile offerings from the Korean brand. Across its several years of existence, the SUV has provided the best bang for the buck with its practical interior setup, impressive cargo space, and subtle ride quality. It bears a clean and sharp fascia that makes use of distinct character lines and has muscular elements to reinforce its dimensions. It falls in a rather odd place in the market, where it is larger than the compact Hyundai Tucson but falls short of the midsize Palisade.

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SE$31,145 Est. onwards


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2022 Hyundai Santa FeHome Delivery
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Price Drop, $1432
Previous Price: $3140510 Jun 2022

2022 Hyundai Santa Fe SEL

SEL 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 8A)

Dealer Price
$29,973
Est. $406/mo
Excellent deal
$6,692 Below market
RMV: $36,665
Columbia, SC
MSRP $31,405
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2022 Hyundai Santa Fe SEL

SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 8A)

Dealer Price
$31,429
Est. $426/mo
Excellent deal
$6,741 Below market
RMV: $38,170
Durham, NC
MSRP $32,590
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2022 Hyundai Santa Fe SEL

SEL 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 8A)

Dealer Price
$30,261
Est. $410/mo
Excellent deal
$6,404 Below market
RMV: $36,665
Saint Petersburg, FL
MSRP $31,525
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2022 Hyundai Santa Fe SEL

SEL 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 8A)

Dealer Price
$30,289
Est. $411/mo
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$6,376 Below market
RMV: $36,665
Saint Petersburg, FL
MSRP $31,560
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2022 Hyundai Santa Fe SEL

SEL 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 8A)

Dealer Price
$30,289
Est. $411/mo
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$6,376 Below market
RMV: $36,665
Saint Petersburg, FL
MSRP $31,560
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2023 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV

Dealer Price
$33,865
Est. $459/mo
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$7,082.5 Below market
RMV: $40,947.5
Montgomery, AL
MSRP $33,865
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2022 Hyundai Santa Fe SEL

SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 8A)

Dealer Price
$31,605
Est. $429/mo
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$6,565 Below market
RMV: $38,170
Evansville, IN
MSRP $32,605
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2022 Hyundai Santa Fe SEL

SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 8A)

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$31,595
Est. $428/mo
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Long Beach, CA
MSRP $32,095
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2022 Hyundai Santa Fe SEL

SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 8A)

Dealer Price
$31,605
Est. $429/mo
Excellent deal
$6,565 Below market
RMV: $38,170
Evansville, IN
MSRP $32,605
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Colors and Styles

2023 Hyundai Santa Fe in Absolutely Red color
Absolutely Red

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

For 2023, the Hyundai Santa Fe carries forward with no changes. Belonging to the fourth generation, the SUV is fairly novel and ranks the scales of success with its generous feature list and impressive reliability standards. The 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe price starts at $28,200 and with the fully-loaded Calligraphy variant, prices rise as high as $43,750. Considering its dimensions, price range, and capabilities, we feel that the SUV competes best against the likes of the Subaru Outback, the Ford Edge, and the Toyota RAV4.


Features

The 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe continues to be made available in the five-tier trim structure previously available. These variants start with the base SE trim that is priced at $28,200 with the FWD option. There are two engines and drivetrain configurations for buyers to choose from and with the availability of optional packages, the SUV becomes highly configurable. It comes with standard features like driver attention warning, 18-inch alloy wheels, and four USB ports, which make it a pragmatic proposition. Additionally, the SUV is available in a plug-hybrid option as well, but that variant has been reviewed separately.

Trim

SE

SEL

XRT

Limited

Calligraphy

MSRP (FWD)

$28,200

$31,900

$33,700

$40,050

$42,050

MSRP (AWD)

$29,900

$33,600

$ $35,400

$41,750

$43,750

Key Features

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adds to or replaces features of SE

Adds to or replaces features of SEL

Adds to or replaces features of XRT

Adds to or replaces features of Limited

 

18-inch alloy wheels

Keyless Start

Running Boards

10.25-inch touchscreen

20-inch alloy wheels

 

LED Headlights

Heated Mirrors

Power Liftgate

Automated Parking System

Premium leather upholstery

 

Cloth Upholstery

Heated Front Seats

Remote Engine Start

Ventilated Front seats

Faux suede headliner

 

Forward Collision Mitigation System

Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors

Leather- wrapped steering wheel

Upgraded headlights

Ambient Interior Lighting

 

Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Wireless smartphone charging

Dual-zone Climate Control

19-inch alloy wheels

Heads-up display

Apart from the standard features available with the SUV, there are some optional packages that buyers can also access. These include:

  1. Convenience Package (available with the SEL trim)
  • Noise-reducing front windows
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Power-folding rear seats
  • Rear seat reminder
  1. Premium Package (available with the SEL trim and can be accessed with the Convenience Package only)
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Leather Upholstery
  • 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system
  • Lane Keeping System

We Recommend

The 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe SEL trim equipped with the Convenience Package is our pick from the lot. Considering its price, this trim provides ample value and with the optional package added on, it provides most features of the higher trims without adding to the cost significantly.

Release Date

The 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe release date has not yet been revealed by the brand. However, we expect the SUV to be available at dealerships by the end of 2022.

Engine and Performance

The 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe is available with two engine options. The base unit that is available as standard is a 2.5L inline-4 unit that produces 191hp and 181 lb.-ft of torque. It feels adequately powered and provides better acceleration capabilities than its rivals. It sprints from 0-60 mph in 8 seconds and can complete a quarter-mile run in 16 seconds. The larger engine, which is a turbocharged unit, is provided as standard on the Calligraphy trim and the AWD option of the Limited variant. It produces 100 horsepower and averages 311 lb.-ft of torque. It takes 6 seconds to the 60mph mark, which easily defines its purpose.

With both engine options, the other elements of the mechanical setup remain unchanged. The SUV is available with an 8-speed automatic transmission unit and transfers power to the front wheels as standard. It also makes use of an AWD setup, however, buyers will have to shell out an additional $1,700 to equip their vehicles with the upgraded drivetrain.

Model

2023 Hyundai Santa Fe

2022 Subaru Outback

2022 Ford Escape

2022 Toyota RAV4

MSRP

$28,200

$28,000

$26,760

$26,975

Engine

2.5L inline-4

2.5L flat-4

1.5L turbocharged inline-3

2.5L inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

AWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

CVT

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power (hp)

191hp @6,100 RPM

182hp @5,800 RPM

181hp @6,000 RPM

203hp @6,600 RPM

Torque (lb.-ft)

181 lb.-ft @4,000 RPM

176 lb.-ft @4,400 RPM

190 lb.-ft @3,000 RPM

184 lb.-ft @5,000 RPM

0-60 MPH (seconds)

8 seconds

8.8 seconds

7.7 seconds

8.5 seconds

Quarter-mile (seconds)

16 seconds

N/A

15.9 seconds

16.4 seconds

Top Speed (MPH)

131 MPH

130 MPH

122 MPH

119 MPH

When compared to the Korean SUV, the 2022 Toyota RAV4 is the most powerful option. It produces 203 horsepower, but it fails to gain ascendancy when brute acceleration is concerned. In this regard, the 2022 Escape leads the class despite sporting a three-cylinder engine. It manages to breach the 60mph mark in 7.7 seconds, which is the best in its class. The Subaru Outback is the slowest vehicle in the class, however, it remains the most distinctive option as it offers a standard AWD configuration and a flat-4 boxer engine.

2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Ride and Handling

The 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe is easy to drive and can be a pleasant companion in almost all driving conditions. Its steering is well-weighted and provides precise inputs when handling is concerned. The SUV feels easily maneuverable despite its dimensions and the finely-curated suspension system easily filters out most of the unevenness from the drive. Acceleration is decent per class standards and with the larger engine, the HyundaiSUV becomes unbelievably quick. Like the previous iteration, however, we still feel that the 8-speed automatic transmission does not shift optimally, which can take away from the driving experience.

2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Braking Performance

The 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe’s braking performance has not yet been ascertained. Nonetheless, it is known that the SUV comes with 13.6 and 12-inch rotors at the front and rear, respectively. It weighs 3,649 lbs and comes equipped with 4-wheel disc brakes and ABS for better performance. It also sports automatic emergency braking and provides impressive performance even in urgent situations.

Model

2023 Hyundai Santa Fe

2022 Subaru Outback

2022 Ford Escape

2022 Toyota RAV4

Brake Rotors (front) (in)

13.6 in

12.4 in

N/A

12 in

Brake Rotors (rear) (in)

12 in

11.8 in

N/A

11.4 in

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,649 lbs

3,641 lbs

3,298 lbs

3,380 lbs

60-0 (-ft)

N/A

N/A

128 ft.

122 ft.

In comparison, the Subaru Outback makes use of the largest brake rotors that measure 12.4 and 11.8 inches at the front and rear, respectively. However, it has not yet been put to the test. On the other hand, the Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape take 122 and 128 ft to come to a halt, which feels potent considering the class that they fall in.

Fuel Economy

The 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe is by no standard as efficient as its rivals. With the base inline-4 engine, the SUV manages 25 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway. It can clock a combined mileage of 26 MPG, which is the lowest in the segment. With the larger turbocharged engine, efficiency falls further to 24 MPG. However, the Korean proposition benefits from a voluminous tank that can hold 18.8-gallons. As a result, in its standard option, the SUV averages a combined range of 489 miles, which is better than most rivals.

Model

2023 Hyundai Santa Fe

2022 Subaru Outback

2022 Ford Escape

2022 Toyota RAV4

MPG (city)

25

26

28

27

MPG (highway)

28

33

34

35

MPG (combined)

26

29

30

30

Fuel capacity (gallons)

18.8-gallons

18.5-gallons

14.8-gallons

14.5-gallons

Range (City, highway, combined, in miles)

470/526/489 mi

481/611/537 mi

415/503/445 mi

392/508/435 mi

When compared with its adversaries, every other SUV manages better-combined mileage. While the Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape are slated to average 30 MPG in combined driving conditions, the Subaru Outback remains a notch below. However, its sizable fuel tank of 18.5-gallons bestows it the best range. It manages 481 miles in the city and 611 miles on the highway and its combined range is at least 50 miles better than its rivals.

Interior

The 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe interior setup is better than most of its rivals. It looks refined and reeks of friendliness, with most controls being made available within an arm’s distance from the driver. The material quality is top-notch and for the most part of it, buyers will not be disappointed by the build. There are soft-touch materials that engulf the cabin and though there is some use of plastic, the feel-good nature of the interiors remains unwavering. Even when the features are concerned, Santa Fe remains a cogent offering. It comes equipped with specifications like heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, and cloth and leather upholstery across its trim options.

As for space and comfort, the 2023 Santa Fe feels sensible. It bestows ample space in both rows and the SUV can seat five passengers without any difficulty. Each seat provides an impressive level of lumbar and under-thigh support and even taller passengers will find themselves sitting in leisure. The sunroof adds an airy feel to the cabin and the clever storage spaces added to the practicality. Even the cargo capacity increases the likability of the vehicle, with Hyundai’s offering managing a maximum cargo capacity of 72.1 cubic feet.

Model

2023 Hyundai Santa Fe

2022 Subaru Outback

2022 Ford Escape

2022 Toyota RAV4

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

5

First Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

41.2/59.1/44.1

40.1/58.1/42.8

40/57.6/42.4

39.5/57.8/41

Second Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

39/58.3/41.7

39.1/57.4/39.5

39.3/56/40.7

39.5/56.4/37.5

Cargo Capacity to the second row(cu.-ft)

36.4 cu.-ft

32.6 cu.-ft

37.5 cu.-ft

37.6 cu.-ft

Cargo Capacity to the first row(cu.-ft)

72.1 cu.-ft

75.6 cu.-ft

65.4 cu.-ft

67.8 cu.-ft

Every SUV in the segment has a standard seating capacity of five passengers. However, the interior space is different in each option. While the Hyundai Santa Fe leads the class when passenger space is concerned, the Ford Escape comes the closest. It offers ample legroom to the rear seat occupants and ensures comfort levels remain top-notch. However, when holistically compared, the Subaru Outback is the most viable option. Not only does it provide a pleasant experience and decent space, but the cargo capacity also remains the highest in the class at 75.6 cubic feet. Additionally, its station wagon structure provides it with a lowly placed trunk, which makes loading and unloading easier.

Some of the salient interior features include:

  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Power adjustable front and rear seats
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Interior Air Filtration
  • Cloth/leather upholstery
  • Heated Steering Wheel

How intuitive is the 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe’s infotainment system?

The 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe will continue to make use of a similar infotainment setup as before. This system either comes equipped with an 8 or 10.25-inch touchscreen display depending on the trims. While both screens have impressive graphics and logically-placed menus, the larger unit is a tad bit slower in its responses. Nonetheless, both options are logically created and provide access to the best set of features. As standard, the SUV sports wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, AM/FM Stereo, and USB connection. It sports a 6-speaker sound system as standard, and as optional, the vehicle makes use of a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.

Some salient infotainment features include:

  • Satellite Radio
  • 8/10.25-inch touchscreen units
  • Navigation System
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • External temperature display
Exterior

The 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe carries forward a similar design that was updated with 2021 MY. It looks fresh and exciting and has ample styling elements to talk about. However, when the overall fascia is taken into consideration, the combination of the large muscular front grille and the sharp T-shaped headlamps grab the buyer’s attention. Additionally, the clever air intakes and muscular lines that run through the body of the SUV feel largely potent. At the rear, the subtle taillamps feel impressive and add to the overall appeal. They complement the rear spoiler and the roof rails and help contain the dimensions of the SUV.

The 2023 Santa Fe rides on a set of 18 or 20-inch tires depending on the trim. While the exterior design is standard, the XRT option introduces unique styling elements like trim-specific side steps and unique headlamps. Nonetheless, the dimensions remain constant across all options. The SUV carries a total length of 188.4 inches and sports the largest wheelbase of 108.9 inches. Its ground clearance is also impressive at 8.2 inches and when height and width are concerned, the Santa Fe measures 66.3 and 74.8 inches, which is class-competitive.

Model

2023 Hyundai Santa Fe

2022 Subaru Outback

2022 Ford Escape

2022 Toyota RAV4

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,649 lbs

3,641 lbs

3,298 lbs

3,380 lbs

Length (in.)

188.4 in

191.1 in

181.3 in

180.9 in

Width (in.)

74.8 in

73 in

74.1 in

73 in

Height (in.)

66.3 in

66.1 in

66.1 in

67 in

Ground Clearance (in.)

8.2 in

8.7 in

N/A

8.4 in

Wheelbase (in.)

108.9 in

108.1 in

106.7 in

105.9 in

In terms of design, we feel that only the Subaru Outback carries a similar muscular appeal. It is also the largest option at 191.1 inches and sports a diminutively shorter wheelbase of 108.1 inches. However, the Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4 are smaller and lighter vehicles, weighing around 3,300 to 3,400 lbs. While the American SUV carries a larger wheelbase, the RAV4 has decent ground clearance at 8.4 inches, which helps it justify its off-roading nature.

Some of the salient exterior features available with the 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe include:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Roof Rails
  • Running Boards
  • LED head and taillights
Safety

The 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe will be a safe proposition, without a doubt. It continues to be built on the N3 platform jointly developed by Hyundai and Kia. It is revered for its structural resilience and the taut SUV promises to secure the passengers in the event of a crash. It comes with a suite of standard safety features, which includes an anti-theft alarm, forward collision mitigation system, and trailer sway dumping. While it has not yet been safety tested, the SUV’s ratings from the previous year can be used as a reference. In 2022, the Korean proposition managed to secure the best possible ratings from NHTSA and was also recognized as IIHS’s “Top Safety Pick+”.

Some of the standout safety features available with the 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe include:

  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Smart Parking Assist
  • Blind-Spot Monitor
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Engine Immobilizer
Competition

2023 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2022 Subaru Outback

The competition between the Hyundai Santa Fe and Subaru Outback is rather fierce. Both on paper and in reality, these SUVs are only diminutively different from one another. While the Korean proposition is quicker, the Outback manages better efficiency. In all other aspects, there is not much to differentiate between the two vehicles. So, it boils down to the ride quality that the SUVs offer, where the Santa Fe manages to sweep the ground. It is rather exciting and precise and does not suffer from the drawbacks of a CVT transmission that causes the Subaru to fall behind. As a result, we feel that the 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe is the better choice among the two.

2023 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2022 Ford Escape

The battle between the Hyundai Santa Fe and Ford Escape is one of the capabilities. When pitted against one another, the American SUV leads in terms of acceleration and efficiency. It provides equal space as the Korean competitor and has an easy-going style. Yet, we feel that Santa Fe is the better option. It provides a better range in all driving conditions and is easier to drive, thanks to its clever setup. Its larger engine feels potent and with a host of optional packages, it improves the customization options. It also offers better cargo capacity and has a cleaner exterior design, which will attract more buyers despite a premium of a couple of thousand dollars over the Escape SUV.

2023 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2022 Toyota RAV4

The 2022 Toyota RAV4is a pragmatic choice in all regards. It is a comfortable family hauler that provides an enticing list of features. It is safe and reliable and adds to its likability with its comfortability. However, when pitted against the Hyundai Santa Fe, it falters on some grounds. It provides a lower range in comparison and has unrefined engine dynamics, which take away from the overall ride quality. Additionally, despite its larger dimensions, the Santa Fe bestows better handling capabilities and with its optional V6 engine, we feel that Hyundai’s SUV can be a more enticing option.

Final Verdict

The Hyundai Santa Fe has always been charismatic and is almost a phenomenon. For more than two decades, it has carved a niche for itself as a family hauler and the 2023 model year is no different. It offers two jaunty engine options, which provide impressive performances and is a delightful proposition even when ride quality is concerned. Though the fuel efficiency can be on the lower side, the Hyundai Santa Fe cements its position with its top-notch interior space, high degree of comfort, and a logical set of features. It also looks the part on the outside and oozes luxury all around. So, if you are in the market for an SUV that can promise versatility at an affordable price, a new 2023 or used 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe for sale can easily nail the brief.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$31145

body style

dr SUV

engine type
displacement

152 cu in

horse power

272 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

181 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm

transmission

8-Speed Automatic

dimensions
length

188.4 in

wheelbase

108.9 in

width

74.8 in

curb weight

3649 lbs

Height

66.3 in

Ground Clearance

8.2 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

111.5 cu ft

cargo volume

72.1 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

25/26/25 mpg

highway range

526.40 mi


Hyundai Santa Fe 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$28,864
5 Year Cost To Own
$44,944
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $44,944
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$3,137$1,850$1,750$2,055$1,946$10,738
Insurance$1,261$1,305$1,351$1,398$1,447$6,762
Fuel$2,699$2,780$2,863$2,949$3,038$14,329
Maintenance$342$552$375$1,642$1,788$4,699
RepairsNANANANA$670$670
Financing Interest$1,552$1,249$924$578$209$4,512
Taxes and Fees$2,425$220$208$197$184$3,234
Total Cost-To-Own$11,416$7,956$7,471$8,819$9,282$44,944
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