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Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid

In comparing the Hyundai Santa Fe to the Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid, the Hyundai Santa Fe has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and interior volume. The Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Hyundai Santa Fe versus the Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid, the two cars are fairly comparable.

Hyundai Santa Fe versus Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid Pricing

For a new model, the Hyundai Santa Fe's price is between $29,484 and $44,236, with the Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid priced between $41,094 and $48,074.

Hyundai Santa Fe versus Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency

For engine performance, the Hyundai Santa Fe’s base engine makes 191 horsepower, and the Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid base engine makes 261 horsepower. The Santa Fe is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 496 miles. The Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid is rated to deliver an average of 33 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 427 miles. The Santa Fe uses regular unleaded, and the Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid uses electricity, regular unleaded.

Hyundai Santa Fe versus Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities

The Hyundai Santa Fe has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity than the Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid.

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2023 Hyundai Santa Fe

2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$29,484 - $44,236

Used Asking Price:

$23,794 - $37,808

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

50%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$41,094 - $48,074

Used Asking Price:

-

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

54.7%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.5 / 10

Reliability:

8.5 / 10

Retained Value:

7.0 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

7.0 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 25
2 / 31
3 / 25
4 / 61
4 / 31
4 / 25
4 / 25
5 / 61
6 / 61
6 / 31
10 / 31
28 / 61

iSeeCars Rankings

6 / 21

Summary Review

Hyundai’s Santa Fe has evolved rapidly over its generations into one of the most satisfying to drive midsize crossover SUVs on the market. There are many versions of the Santa Fe, some with two rows and some with three, depending upon the model year and trim.

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Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

  • New engines for 2021 including a hybrid
  • Cutting-edge infotainment
  • Excellent safety ratings

  • Only two rows for 2021

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Plug-In Hybrid

Trim Levels

Calligraphy, Limited, SEL, SE, XRT

Trim Levels

Limited, SEL Convenience

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

191 hp @ 6100 rpm

Torque:

181 foot-lbs @ 4000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.052 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

261 hp @ 2100 rpm

Torque:

224 foot-lbs @ 1500 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.059 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

25 / 28 / 26

Range (city/hwy):

443 / 496 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.6 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

33 / 32 / 33

Range (city/hwy):

439 / 427 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Electricity, Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

41.2 inches

Front Leg Room:

44.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

59.1 inches

Rear Head Room:

39 inches

Rear Leg Room:

41.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

58.3 inches

Cargo Space:

36.4 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

72.1 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

147.9 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

41.2 inches

Front Leg Room:

44.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

59.1 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.8 inches

Rear Leg Room:

39.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

58.3 inches

Cargo Space:

36.4 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

72.1 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

144.9 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3649 lbs

Width:

74.8 inches

Height:

66.3 inches

Length:

188.4 inches

Wheelbase:

108.9 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.2 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4387 lbs

Width:

74.8 inches

Height:

67.3 inches

Length:

188.4 inches

Wheelbase:

108.9 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.2 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/60R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/55R19