New Hyundai 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe near Denver CO near Denver l Centennial CO
2021 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe near Denver CO
Do you like the idea of crossover but perhaps want a bit more room? If you answer yes to that question, then the Santa Fe by Hyundai may be your ideal vehicle, and this is a great time to be considering this model since the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe just recently arrived at our local dealership serving Denver Centennial Aurora Littleton Golden. The big news for 2021 is that the model has had a substantial makeover. If you are familiar with the nameplate, that may surprise you. After all, the fourth generation was just released for the 2019 model year, and the 2020 model got some significant revisions too. But Hyundai has never been an automaker that rests on its laurels. It is constantly moving forward as you will see in our 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe near Denver comparison.
Exterior – Hyundai Dealer serving Denver CO
As you can see for yourself at our Hyundai dealership serving Denver Centennial Aurora Littleton Golden, the 2021 model looks quite a bit different than the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe. That is due in large part to a redesigned front end that features a new grille, sleeker headlamp design and a bolder bumper. From the sides and rear, the vehicles look quite similar, and that is because our 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe near Denver comparison reveals that nothing has changed fundamentally. The Santa Fe still has a 108.9-inch wheelbase and measures 187.8 inches long, 66.1 inches tall and 74.4 inches wide, and it has a minimum ground clearance of 7.3 inches. The standard wheels are 17-inch alloy, and 18-inch and 19-inch wheels are available. A hands-free smart liftgate is also available.
The interior has been redesigned as well. The traditional shifter found in the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe has been replaced by a more modern push-button shifter. Hyundai has also made the 8.0-inch color HD touchscreen standard and now offers a 10.3-inch touchscreen and 12.3-inch digital cluster. Stain- and odor-resistant cloth seating is standard. Drivers who prefer leather seating can opt for the Limited trim or the Calligraphy trim, which is new for 2021 and has its own quilted leather upholstery. In terms of spaciousness, the 2021 model is similar to the previous model. It provides seating for five and offers more than 110 cubic feet of overall passenger volume, which is quite big for the class.
Hyundai Santa Fe Mechanical specs
Among the most exciting differences between the 2021 and 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe is the new powertrains. The base powertrain for the 2020 model had a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and output was 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. That has been upgraded to a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that makes 191 hp and 182 lb.-ft. Last model year, you also had the option of a 2.0-liter turbo four that makes 235 hp and 260 lb.-ft. This year, you have the option of a 2.5-liter turbo four that makes 277 hp and 311 lb.-ft., which is a significant jump. New for this model year, you also have the option of a hybrid powertrain that makes 225 hp.
Safety – 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe dealer
While the 2021 model has not yet been crash-tested, the previous model—which is fundamentally the same—is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ and earned an NHTSA five-star rating. One reason for this is that the base model includes an excellent selection of standard driver assists, including forward collision avoidance with pedestrian recognition and a driver attention monitoring system. Stepping up to the SEL adds blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic collision avoidance assist and safe exit warning. An important change for this year is that an 8.0-inch touchscreen is standard, a 10.3-inch touchscreen is optional and all models have been upgraded to the wireless versions of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Would like to test-drive the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe? You can visit our Hyundai dealership serving Denver Centennial Aurora Littleton Golden at your earliest convenience, or you can call or contact Arapahoe Hyundai to set up an appointment. You can also shop with us online. All of our 2021, 2020 and older model year Sant Fe models are listed on our website. If you would like to speak with a sales representative, click or tap the live chat button. You can ask questions, explore the latest specials, request custom quotes, discuss financing and leasing and much more.