- UPDATE: 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid pricing announced
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- 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe pricing
- 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid features
- 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid fuel consumption
- Watch for our first-drive review of the Australian-market Santa Fe Hybrid to come on November 25.
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- UPDATE, February 7, 2022: Hyundai’s Santa Fe Hybrid SUV won’t arrive in Australian showrooms until the second half of 2022.
- December 16, 2020: Santa Fe Hybrid revealed
UPDATE: 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid pricing announced
Mike Stevens and Jordan Hickey
The 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid will arrive in Australian showrooms later this month, priced from $63,000 before on-road costs, positioning it at the top end of the overall Santa Fe line-up.
The Santa Fe Hybrid’s pricing positions it in the same spend range as the related Kia Sorento hybrid (available only in GT-Line form, from $66,750) and the new Toyota Kluger hybrid (from $54,150 in base form or $63,650 for the comparable GXL variant).
Interestingly, the model arrives just before an all-new fifth-generation Santa Fe makes its global debut, with spy photos of heavily camouflaged cars already revealing a much boxier style seemingly inspired by America’s big SUVs, or even the new-gen Land Rover Defender.
- 2023 Santa Fe hybrid pricing
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2023 Hyundai Santa Fe pricing
|Santa Fe 3.5 petrol FWD||$46,050|
|Santa Fe Active 3.5 petrol FWD||$50,290|
|Santa Fe Elite 3.5 petrol FWD||$56,500|
|Santa Fe Highlander 3.5 petrol FWD||$63,050|
|Santa Fe 2.2 diesel AWD||$49,550|
|Santa Fe Active 2.2 diesel AWD||$53,750|
|Santa Fe Elite 2.2 diesel AWD||$60,000|
|Santa Fe Highlander 2.2 diesel AWD||$66,550|
|Santa Fe Hybrid Elite||$63,000|
|Santa Fe Hybrid Highlander||$69,550|
2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid features
|Santa Fe Elite Hybrid||Santa Fe Highlander Hybrid adds:|
|19-inch alloy wheels (aero type)||Remote smart parking|
|10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system||Panoramic glass sunroof|
|Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto||Head-up display|
|DAB+ digital radio||360-degree camera|
|Satellite navigation||Autonomous emergency braking (reverse)|
|12.3-inch digital instrument cluster (new)||Heated and ventilated front seats|
|10-speaker Harman/Kardon audio system||14-way powered front seats|
|Reversing camera||Heated second-row seats|
|Rear parking sensors||Heated steering wheel|
|LED headlights, tail-lights and daytime running lamps||Nappa leather upholstery|
|Wireless phone charger||Ambient lighting|
|Keyless entry and start||Aluminium interior trim.|
|Dual-zone climate control|
|Third-row USB charge ports|
|Safe exit assist|
|Rear privacy glass|
|Front parking sensors|
|Power-folding exterior mirrors with puddle lamps|
|Push-button gear selector.|
Premium paint is $695 extra across the Santa Fe range.
Elite buyers can opt for cognac brown leather upholstery for $295, with camel brown Nappa leather available for the same premium on the Highlander.
A six-seater arrangement that adds two second-row captain’s chairs is available as a no-cost option on the Santa Fe Highlander hybrid.
The 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid combines a version of the company’s 1.6-litre turbo four-cylinder petrol engine – as found under the bonnet of the i30 N Line and Tucson – while adding a 44kW electric motor and 1.49kWh battery pack to complete the hybrid equation.
Behind that is a six-speed torque-converter automatic in place of Hyundai’s usual dual-clutch offering, and all-wheel drive is standard for both.
Together, this system delivers a combined 169kW and 350Nm. By comparison, the 3.5L V6 petrol model offers 200kW and 331Nm, while the 2.2L 4cyl diesel lists 148kW and 440Nm.
While petrol and diesel versions have a 2500-kilogram braked towing capacity, the Santa Fe hybrid is limited to 1650 kilograms. The unbraked towing limit is unchanged at 750kg.
2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid fuel consumption
|Configuration||Fuel use (combined cycle)||emissions|
|1.6-litre petrol-electric hybrid||6.0L/100km||137g/km|
Watch for our first-drive review of the Australian-market Santa Fe Hybrid to come on November 25.
The story to here
UPDATE, February 7, 2022: Hyundai’s Santa Fe Hybrid SUV won’t arrive in Australian showrooms until the second half of 2022.
The delayed local arrival was confirmed by Hyundai Australia, with the hybrid variant set to join the recently-revised Santa Fe line-up later this year.
“Santa Fe Hybrid production for the Australian market has been delayed until the second half of 2022,” a spokesperson told Wheels.
Read more about the hybrid SUV below.
December 16, 2020: Santa Fe Hybrid revealed
Hyundai will introduce its first electrified SUV to Australia when a hybrid version of the Santa Fe large SUV arrives in 2021, bringing a new performance-focused option to the freshly updated model.
Speaking at the launch of the 2021 Santa Fe, Hyundai product general manager Andrew Tuitahi revealed the hybrid will be joining the family alongside the petrol and diesel offerings in the second half of next year.
But more excitingly, the hybrid will not only offer the efficiency benefits of a hybrid drivetrain but will also represent a new high-performance hero of the line-up, said Tuitahi.
“The biggest opportunity being a high-performance version of the Santa Fe,” he said. “It’s a level of performance we’ve never had in Santa Fe.”
Full details will have to wait until closer to its Australian debut but, it’s a fair bet the variant will share most if not all the key features of the drivetrain that has already been confirmed for the model in other markets, as well as its Kia Sorento mechanically related sibling.
That means a healthy 169kW and 350Nm for the Santa Fe and while those figures don’t obliterate the 200kW of the current 3.5-litre V6 petrol or 440Nm of the 2.2-litre diesel, the combined effect is expected to elevate the new hybrid as the most performance-focused version.
Tuitahi did not confirm if the most involving version of the model would also mark the introduction of an N-Line version, but reiterated the company’s desire to offer at least one N-branded option of each model.
“Our hope is that there will be an N or N Line for every model,” he said.
The hybrid combines a version of the company’s 1.6-litre turbo four-cylinder petrol engine and 132kW – as found under the bonnet of the i30 N-Line and Tucson, but bolts a 44kW electric motor for power, torque and efficiency upgrades.
Behind it is a torque-converter type automatic transmission in place ofHyundai’s dual-clutch offering and will be slotted into all-wheel-drive versions.
Pricing is speculation at this stage but expect the new hybrid addition to be positioned at the pointier end of the range and close to the existing flagship – the $65,200 Highlander diesel.
Arch rival Toyota will also introduce a hybrid version of its large SUV at about the same time but Tuitahi said the Hyundai will “do well against the Kluger”.