- hyundai has released more information on the 2021 santa fe hybrid.
- it costs between $34,835 and $41,135 and offers up to 34 mpg.
- blue, sel premium, and limited trim levels are offered for the hybrid model.
the new hybrid version of the 2021 hyundai santa fe costs more than the nonhybrid version but offers a considerable improvement in fuel efficiency. rated at up to 34 mpg combined by the epa, the hybrid model comes standard with all-wheel drive and costs $34,835 to start.
although all santa fe hybrids are powered by the same turbocharged 1.6-liter gas engine and electric motor, the base model, called blue, is the most efficient version. the better-equipped sel premium ($38,785) and limited ($41,135) versions are rated at a slightly lower 32 mpg combined. by comparison, nonhybrid awd santa fe models are rated at 24 mpg combined regardless if you choose the 191-hp naturally aspirated 2.5-liter inline-four or the more powerful 277-hp turbocharged 2.5-liter engine. the hybrid model's total power output of 225 horsepower slots in neatly between the two gasoline engines.
a plug-in-hybrid version of the santa fe is also on its way. it will feature a larger battery pack that will provide an estimated electric driving range of 30 miles. hyundai hasn't yet announced a price for the plug-in model but says it will start around $35,000.
the conventional hybrid will arrive first, hitting dealerships this spring, while the plug-in-hybrid will arrive later for the 2022 model year.