Discover the highlights of the Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid and get to know this remarkable HEV in detail.
Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid, with its renewed design, is one of the best-selling hybrid cars worldwide in the electric vehicle market. In this article , we walk you through its design, performance, technology, and all visible and invisible details of this remarkable HEV
Hyundai uses its global vision to be a pioneer especially in electric car transformation. It is one of the leading brands that invest heavily in the electric world. It also receives a return on its investments.The Hyundai IONIQ 5, the winner of the “2022 World Car of the Year” award, is proof of this.
The 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid not only offers a new look, but also features design and powertrain updates. With more powerful and efficient engines than previous generations, it adds a powerful hybrid to the series.
Let’s have a look at the facilities as well as woes offered by Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid.
A New and Renovated Hybrid Experience: Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid
Santa Fe Hybrid is the name of the hybrid technology version of the Santa Fe model which has been produced for 21 years since 2001. It has sold more than 6 million cars. It targets drivers who want to show up in the transition from traditional cars to electric cars, not only in the US market, but from all over the world.
The new Santa Fe, with its 230 horsepower, 1.6-liter hybrid engine, stands out with its technological equipment and flamboyant design details. Its design is focused on comfort and a safe driving experience. The new generation hybrid technology aims to offer optimum driving performance with high fuel efficiency.
Exterior Design Reaching For The Future
Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid carries Hyundai’s new generation design approach. In Santa Fe Hybrid, you can see the embodiment of the exterior design reform that the brand has carried out with SUV models in recent years. It manages to stand out as a whole with its large SUV body, striking headlight design and wide front grille, rear and front design details. In particular, the huge front grille with a geometric pattern seems to want to be a part of the design language through which Hyundai wants to capture prestige. The LED headlight sets combined with the grille are divided into two with their “T” shaped structure.
Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid supports the dynamic appearance of the vehicle with its side design. LED signal lamp on the side mirrors, wide front and side windows, chrome side trim, panoramic glass roof form a balanced whole. And taillights harmoniously surround the side design.
With the T-formula daytime running lights which has become the signature of the brand, sporty front and rear bumpers, muscular body, 19-inch rims and, of course, the wide grille, Santa Fe Hybrid reinforces its stance for the future.
Santa Fe Hybrid Has Seat for All Lifestyles
The large interior volume of the Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid provides space for all kinds of lifestyles. It offers 7 passenger seats (a feature that we are not used to in this segment). With this feature, it especially attracts the attention of large families. The seventh seat is suitable for travel, but it can create comfort problems on long trips.
Head and leg room is adequate, as would be expected from a vehicle in its class. All it takes is the touch of a button to fold down and slide the second row seats forward for easy access to the third row seats. Front and rear seats are equipped with heating as standard. In addition, the front seats have a cooling feature. The steering wheel is also heated. The interior upholstery is made of quality materials and has a simple and elegant design. The compartments, where passengers can travel comfortably, embody an ergonomic design.
The center console has a soft leather surface and buttons are arranged on it to control numerous functions. Thanks to its electronic gear panel, it provides easy and practical use. Hyundai Santa Fe is equipped with a 12.3-inch digital dashboard. Another remarkable piece of equipment in the cockpit is the 10.25-inch multimedia screen, which we are familiar with from other Hyundai SUV models. Supported by the Krell music system, this screen features Apple Car Play and Android Auto connectivity. Santa Fe also offers a wireless charging system, which is an important requirement of today.
Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid has an interior volume of over 500 liters. Luggage volume is 570 liters. With both hands full, thoughtful details such as the Smart Tailgate make it easy for users.
Efficient and Clean Performance with Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid
The new Hyundai Santa Fe supports the turbo petrol engine with hybrid technology. It offers engine performance and fuel economy together. Having the chance to be the first model of the brand to use the Continuously Variable Valve Duration (CVVD) system, Santa Fe is much more efficient and cleaner. The system features Low Pressure Exhaust Gas Recirculation (LP EGR) to further optimize the engine.
At the same time, it provides 350 Nm maximum torque. This electric motor, which transfers its power to a lithium ion polymer battery, lowers the emission and fuel consumption values of Santa Fe, especially in urban traffic, while contributing to performance at the same time. Moreover, the 4×4 traction support system is offered as standard.
Depending on the road conditions, Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid offers different options such as dynamic or comfortable driving. It also automatically detects the basic driving tendencies of different family members, offering the most suitable driving mode for each driver. The driver can also choose between driving modes. COMFORT mode for everyday driving, ECO mode for optimum fuel efficiency, SPORT mode for more agile acceleration, or SMART mode, which automatically adjusts gear shift intervals according to the latest driving patterns. When driving conditions get tough, Snow, Mud and Sand modes provide optimum tire traction on different terrains.
Thanks to its electric motor, Santa Fe can accelerate from 0-100 km / h in 9.1 seconds. The maximum speed of the vehicle is determined as 116 mph.
Not a Great Off-road Vehicle but Safe and Smart: Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid
Santa Fe’s new hybrid model has high-tech safety equipment.
SmartSense security technologies offered by Santa Fe are now more advanced and comprehensive with the hybrid model. The Santa Fe Hybrid is equipped to smartly minimize driver hazards in everyday driving conditions.
Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid enables a controlled driving experience with Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Dynamic Bending Light (DBL) and Hill-start Assist Control (HAC). If there is a risk of collision in the blind spot when changing lanes or exiting a parallel parking space, Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist (BCA) issues a warning and automatically controls the vehicle to avoid a collision. Safe Exit Assist (SEA) warns when it detects an approaching vehicle from behind while the passenger is opening the door to exit the vehicle. Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM) projects images of the vehicle’s rear blind spot onto the dashboard. This makes changing lanes safer and easier. Finally, thanks to the new generation body platform used in the Saate Fe Hybrid, the vehicle’s interior volume is expanded while its stability is maximized. The new platform also offers significant improvements in crash safety, thanks to the high use of high-strength steel and the hot pressing technique.
When we look at the handling and cornering performance of the vehicle, we encounter a high level of driving comfort. Santa Fe does not feel like swaying or loss of control on asphalt and cornering. In this respect, it is a car with a high sense of both driving comfort and safety.
On the other hand, the vehicle’s suspensions provide a much more comfortable ride at low speeds. Therefore, the speed should not be increased too much in order not to feel the bumps in their hardest form in the cabin. It can be said that this is one of the reasons why the Santa Fe cannot be a great off-road vehicle, and another is the amount of torque.
Santa Fe Hybrid’s Appropriate and Intensive Use of Technology
The vehicle’s multimedia and navigation system is both easy-to-use and multi-purpose. Smartphone integration is also available in the system. In this way, the journeys are more enjoyable with Santa Fe Hybrid.
Incorporating high-quality technological equipment from automatic tailgate to smart parking system, automatic window demister, electronic handbrake and keyless start, Santa Fe manages to rival more expensive models in this sense.
Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA) is especially used to enter/exit a tight parking space. The car is maneuvered back and forth using the remote control key.
Thanks to the 360-degree Surround View Monitoring (SVM), which helps the driver during parking or maneuvers in congested areas, it provides easier and safer parking.
When fatigue or distraction is detected, Driver Attention Alert (DAW) system draws the driver’s attention through an audible alert and a message suggesting a break.
Hyundai’s brand feature in general: It loads the car with the most equipment and features at the best price. It is both high quality and more content than its competitors. Hyundai succeeds in becoming a global brand, maybe because it achieves this.
Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid Technical Specifications
1.6 Progressive 4×4-2022
|Engine type||16 Valve DOHC Turbo GDI (Direct Injection Turbo)|
|Engine capacity (cc)||1598|
|Maximum speed (km/h)||187|
|Maximum power (PS)||230 (169) / 5.500|
|Maximum torque (N.m)||350|
|Acceleration (0-100 km/h)||9,1|
|Number of cylinders||4|
|Number of Valves||16|
|Gearbox type||6-speed automatic|
|Fuel type||Unleaded gasoline|
|Fuel tank capacity (l)||67|
|Luggage volume (l)||571|
|Weight – Lowest (kg)||1917|
|Weight – Highest (kg)||2055|
|Luggage volume (l)||571|
|Weight – Lowest (kg)||1917|
|Weight – Highest (kg)||2055|
|Front rims||7.5J x 19”|
|Rear rims||7.5J x 19”|
|Front tires||235/55 R19|
|Rear tires||235/55 R19|
|19″ ALLOY WHEELS||S|
|LED DAYTIME RUNNING & LED POSITION LIGHTS||S|
|SOLAR WINDSHIELD AND DOOR WINDOWS||S|
|BLACKED REAR DOOR WINDOWS AND REAR WINDOW||S|
|CHROME DOOR HANDLES AND WINDOW MILL||S|
|ELECTRIC CONTROLLED HEATED AND FOLDABLE SIDE MIRRORS||S|
|SIGNAL LIGHTS ON SIDE MIRRORS||S|
|ELECTRIC OPENING PANORAMIC GLASS ROOF||S|
|DARK CHROME FRONT GRILL||S|
|TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)||S|
|FULL LENGTH SPARE TIRE (ALLOY)TRAILER CONNECTION INTERNAL MECHANISM||SS|
|HTRAC 4×4 ELECTRONIC ASSISTED TRACTION SYSTEM||S|
|ELECTRIC DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER SEAT||S|
|DRIVER SEAT ELECTRIC WAIST SUPPORT (4 WAY)||S|
|DRIVER SEAT ELECTRIC LEG SUPPORT||S|
|DRIVER AND PASSENGER SEAT HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT||S|
|HEATED STEERING WHEEL||S|
|LEATHER STEERING WHEEL||S|
|FRONT AND REAR SEAT HEATING SYSTEM||S|
|FRONT SEATS COOLING SYSTEM||S|
|60/40 FOLDABLE REAR SEATS||S|
|50/50 FOLDABLE 3rd ROW SEATS||S|
|12.3″ LCD COLOR DISPLAY SCREEN SHIFT BY WIRE (SBW)||SS|
|ELECTRONIC PARKING BRAKE||S|
|USB INPUT (1 PORT) AND 12V ELECTRICAL SUPPLY||S|
|EXTRA USB INPUT (2 PORT)||S|
|10.25” TOUCH SCREEN MULTIMEDIA AND NAVIGATION||S|
|HEAD UP DISPLAY||S|
|KRELL PREMIUM SOUND SYSTEM||S|
|APPLE CAR PLAY & ANDROID AUTO SUPPORT||S|
|SMART PHONE WIRELESS CHARGING SYSTEM||S|
|DUAL-ZONE AIR CONDITIONING WITH ELECTRONIC CONTROL||S|
|MANUAL CONTROLLED REAR AIR CONDITIONING||S|
|AIR DUCT FOR REAR SEAT VENTILATION||S|
|SELF-DARKING INTERIOR REAR VIEW MIRROR||S|
|SUN SHADE FOR REAR SEAT||S|
|DRIVE MODE SELECTION||S|
|REMOTE CENTRAL LOCKING SYSTEM AND PASSIVE ALARM||S|
|KEYLESS ENTRY AND START SYSTEM||S|
|Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM)||S|
|360° SURROUND VIEW MONITORING SYSTEM (SVM)||S|
|ABS + EBD + BAS||S|
|ESP + TCS + VSM||S|
|DOWNHILL BRAKE CONTROL (DBC)||S|
|HILL-START ASSIST CONTROL (HAC)||S|
|SMART CRUISE CONTROL (SCC) WITH STOP AND GO||S|
|LANE KEEP ASSISTANT (LKA)||S|
|LANE FOLLOWING ASSISTANT (LFA)||S|
|FORWARD COLLISION-AVOIDANCE ASSIST WITH JUNCTION ASSIST (FCA-JX)||S|
|PARKING COLLISION-AVOIDANCE ASSIST – REVERSE (PCA-R)||S|
|BLIND-SPOT COLLISION AVOIDANCE ASSIST||S|
|DRIVER ATTENTION WARNING (DAW)||S|
|SAFE EXIT WARNING||S|
|FRONT AND REAR PARKING SENSOR||S|
|REMOTE SMART PARKING ASSIST (RSPA)||S|
|SMART CHILD LOCK||S|
|IN-VEHICLE EMERGENCY CALL SYSTEMS (E-CALL)||S|
|REAR PASSENGER/FORCEMENT WARNING||S|
|FRONT AND SIDE AIRBAGS||S|
|CENTER CONSOLE AIRBAG||S|
|DRIVER, FRONT PASSENGER FRONT AND SIDE AIRBAGS||S|
With all the features listed above for the 2022 model, the Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid offers a good hybrid vehicle experience.
Although the Santa Fe is not a perfect off-road vehicle as we mentioned before, it is a near-perfect SUV in terms of comfort and practicality for city driving and long roads.
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