Just two years after the introduction of the all-new fourth-generation Santa Fe, Hyundai has given its two-row mid-size crossover suv a new look and significant powertrain, infotainment, and driver-assistance updates. The facelifted exterior of the 2021 Santa Fe now hews closer to the hot-selling three-row Hyundai Palisade, with more rounded features and a taller, wider, more expansive grille with three-dimensional details. Hyundai adds a new range-topping trim to the Santa Fe this year, the Calligraphy, and the 2021 Santa Fe also gets its first-ever gas-electric hybrid model, which we will cover in a separate review.
The Santa Fe seats five and is available with front- or all-wheel drive. Including the $1,185 inland freight and handling charge, 2021 Santa Fe prices are $28,035 for the base SE, $29,835 for the better-equipped SEL, $39,785 for the well-equipped Limited, and $43,285 for the top-of-the-line Calligraphy. All-wheel drive is a $1,700 upcharge in the SE, SEL, and Limited trims and standard in the Calligraphy. Competitors in this popular two-row mid-size segment include the Chevrolet Blazer, Ford Edge, Nissan Murano, Honda Passport, Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, Jeep Cherokee, and Subaru Outback.