2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid First Look, Fuel Efficiency, Release Date, Price

2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid front

The new 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid is about to arrive with impressive fuel efficiency. This midsize crossover SUV will reportedly provide 34 mpg both in the city and on the highway. Interestingly, compared to other hybrid models in the same class, Santa Fe has an excellent fuel economy, which is on the top of the list of models with standard all-wheel-drive. It also has a roomy, nicely equipped interior and a plethora of standard equipment.

The most direct competitor to the Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid is the Toyota Venza model as the only hybrid crossover in the same price range. Also, the Venza is more efficient, but the Santa Fe offers more space and more composed handling.

2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid

2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid Design

The exterior styling of the new 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid will not depart from the regular model at all. Proportionally is the same as its predecessor, and it has a family resemblance to the bigger, 3-row Hyundai Palisade.

The front fascia is eye-catchy thanks to a large grille and a distinct light signature in front and back. However, in our opinion, the body is a bit boxy, but you will ignore that because of its unique character lines.

First Look Inside

The new Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid looks premium inside, and that’s not strange considering that Hyundai has an excellent reputation for making quality cabins without a premium price tag. So, the interior of the hybrid model is upscale with some high-quality materials, especially on the Limited model. Interior space is generous, and there is room to fit comfortably two adults behind or three in a pinch. In general, this SUV is a good family roller as long as you don’t need three rows of seats.

On the tech side, the Santa Fe as standard features include a remote start, wireless charging, dual-zone climate control, and a 12.3-inch LCD multi-information display that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It also comes with standard safety like forwarding collision avoidance assist, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear parking sensors, and a backup camera with rear cross-traffic alert.

2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid interior

2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid System

The upcoming 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid is powered by a is a 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-4 gas engine mated to two electric motors. A lithium-ion battery pack feeds the electric motors, providing excellent performance. The whole system produces 226 horsepower with a 195 lb-ft combined torque. Every Santa Fe Hybrid is equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.

The base model is the most efficient, with a combined fuel economy of 34 mpg. Compared to the Toyota Venza, the Hyundai Santa Fe is less efficient but more powerful.

2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid system

How Much Cost the 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid?

The release date of the new Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid is set for the following year. From the official statement, the Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid starts at $33,750 for the base Blue trim, while the mid-range SEL Premium trim starts at $37,810. The top-trim Limited begins at $40,160.

The base price puts the Santa Fe Hybrid hybrid in the same line as the Toyota Venza. If you’re looking for a more affordable hybrid SUV, check out the new Hyundai Tucson Hybrid that costs only $29,050.


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