New Hyundai 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe For Sale near Denver l Centennial CO

2022 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe

2022 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe
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2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Overview

The Santa Fe from Hyundai continues to be one of the most popular crossover SUVs on the market, and a big part of its appeal is that fills a gap between compact and midsize and not just in regard to size but price and feature set too. The Santa Fe is currently in its fourth generation. That generation was originally introduced for the 2019 model year. The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe arrived with some big updates: an interior and exterior makeover, a new range-topping Calligraphy trim level and a revised powertrain lineup that included a hybrid for the first time ever. The 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe has now arrived at Arapahoe Hyundai, and it brings with it some exciting changes as well. These include a new XRT trim level and one more powertrain option: a plug-in hybrid for the first time ever. With all of these options in mind, let us compare the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe.

Centennial CO - 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe's Overview

Exterior – Hyundai Dealer serving Centennial CO

The new exterior design introduced for the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe has been carried forward to the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe. All of the color options and wheel designs and finishes are essentially the same, which means that the average user probably cannot tell the 2022 and 2021 model apart. That means the fundamentals are the same as well. The ground clearance is 8.2 inches, and the overall length is 188.4 inches, which is 15.7 feet. The base SE model has LED headlamps and 18-inch aluminum wheels. The up-level SEL trim adds keyless entry, heated outside mirrors and roof rails. The biggest change for the 2022 model is the XRT, which essentially adds a sportier appearance package to the SEL trim. A power liftgate, parking sensors and rain-sensing windshield wipers become standard with the Limited, and the Calligraphy boasts a range of exclusive elements: special badging, wheels, visual cues and so forth.

Centennial CO - 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe's Exterior

Interior – 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe in Centennial CO

The most notable changes are an appearance package and a new powertrain. There are essentially no differences between the 2022 and 2021 interiors found at our location serving Centennial Denver Littleton Aurora. With that in mind, we will focus on what you can expect from both model years. The Santa Fe seats five and provides 111.5 cubic feet of passenger volume. Front headroom is 39.5 inches. Front legroom is 44.1 inches, and second-row legroom is 41.7 inches, which is fantastic for a crossover. The cargo area behind the rear seat is impressive at 36.4 cubic feet. When the rear seat is unneeded, you can fold it flat, which provides you access to up to 72.1 cubic feet.

Centennial CO - 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe's Interior

Hyundai Santa Fe Mechanical specs

This may be the most exciting aspect of comparing the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe because you have the option of a PHEV for the first time. The base gas powertrain pairs an eight-speed automatic transmission with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine rated for 191 horsepower and 182 pound-feet of torque. A more powerful powertrain is available via the Limited and Calligraphy trims. It pairs a dual-clutch eight-speed automatic with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that makes 277 hp and 311 lb.-ft. The hybrid model has a six-speed automatic, a 1.6-liter turbo four-cylinder and an electric motor. Note that the combined about of this setup is a tad higher for the 2021 model: 226 vs 225 hp. The PHEV model pairs the same transmission and engine with a battery pack, and they combine for 260 hp.

Centennial CO - 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe's Mechanical

Safety – 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe dealer

The Santa Fe is among the most technologically advanced options in its class, so not much has changed on this front. Our location serving Centennial Denver Littleton Aurora gives you the choice of either an 8.0-inch or 10.3-inch color HD touchscreen. Wireless Android and Apple integration are standard. A collection of driver assists is also standard, including smart cruise control and frontal collision avoidance. The SEL trim adds blind-spot monitoring. The Limited adds a blind-spot monitor, a 360-degree camera system and an automated parking system.

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If you are interested in the Santa Fe, then the team at Arapahoe Hyundai encourages you to visit our location to compare the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe and 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe in person. Nothing quite beats seeing it, sitting in it and driving it. Test-drives are available without an appointment at our Hyundai dealership serving Centennial Denver Littleton Aurora. Our team can provide any details you need via text and email. We also available to assist you via live chat on our website!


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