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2022 Hyundai Santa Fe – All You Need To Know

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe is one of the less costly SUVs that has been on the market for nearly 20 years and has sold more than 1.6 million examples of its five-passenger midsize SUV. With two gas and two hybrid powertrain options as well as your choice of front- or all-wheel drive, the Santa Fe provides capacious and capable versatility.[object Object] [object Object]


After a thorough revision in 2021, 2022 Hyundai Santa Fecarries over relatively unchanged for 2022. Nineteen-inch wheels are no longer available on the Calligraphy trim, and an upcoming XRT trim will bridge the gap between SEL and Limited. A plug-in hybrid model also joins the lineup.


Across four trim levels, the Santa Fe offers a variety of powertrain and drive wheel options. For more fuel economy-minded drivers, Hyundai also offers hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants.

Santa Fe SE, Santa Fe SEL

  • Drivetrain: FWD or AWD
  • Engine: 2.5-liter I-4
  • Transmission: 8-speed automatic
  • Horsepower/Torque: 191 hp/181 lb-ft
  • Efficiency (city/highway): 22-25/25-28 mpg

Santa Fe Limited, Santa Fe Calligraphy

  • Drivetrain: FWD or AWD
  • Engine: 2.5-liter turbo I-4
  • Transmission: 8-speed dual-clutch automatic
  • Horsepower/Torque: 281 hp/311 lb-ft
  • Efficiency (city/highway): 21-22/28 mpg


Usually, interior space in a midsize SUV is a compromise, as some models sacrifice second-row legroom for cargo space behind the rear seats, and vice versa. The Santa Fe manages to strike a balance between the two, as it’s only slightly less capacious than the larger Ford Edge, and much roomier than the Mazda CX-5 in all dimensions.

Cargo space (behind first/second rows):

  • 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe: 72.1/36.4 cubic feet
  • 2022 Ford Edge: 73.4/39.2 cubic feet
  • 2022 Mazda CX-5: 59.6/30.9 cubic feet
  • 2022 Toyota RAV4: 59.0/39.4 cubic feet
  • 2022 Subaru Forester: 74.3/31.1 cubic feet

Legroom (first/second rows):

  • 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe: 44.1/41.7 inches
  • 2022 Ford Edge: 42.6/40.6 inches
  • 2022 Mazda CX-5: 41.0/39.6 inches
  • 2022 Toyota RAV4: 42.0/34.8 inches
  • 2022 Subaru Forester: 43.3/39.4 inches

Hyundai Santa Fe Specifications

Engine Name Engine: 4-Cyl 2.5 Liter Smartstream Trim SE FWD
Horsepower 191@6,100 Body Style SUV/Crossover
Fuel Unleaded Regular Transmission Transmission, SHIFTRONIC 8 Speed Automatic with Manual Mode (A8MF1)
Class Mid-Size Utility Standard MPG 25/28
Drivetrain FWD Seating 5/5

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