- the 2021 hyundai santa fe sees price increases of less than $725 across its lineup, but it does add a new range-topping trim, calligraphy, which causes its top price to jump considerably.
- the santa fe is available with a choice of two new engines, both of which produce more power than the old ones. it will later be offered in hybrid and plug-in-hybrid form.
- the more powerful turbocharged 2.5-liter engine can only be had on the limited and calligraphy trims and with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive.
the 2021 hyundai santa fe boasts new looks, tech, and powertrain options—including electrified ones—and sees prices increases to reflect those changes. the entry-level trim, se, sees a price increase of $575, from $27,450 to $28,025, for the front-wheel-drive option; all-wheel drive remains a $1700 add-on. the santa fe adds a range-topping trim with calligraphy, which starts at $43,275.
the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that came standard on the outgoing model is being replaced by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 191 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque, which is a 6 hp and 3-pound-foot increase over the outgoing standard engine. this 2.5-liter engine is the only powertrain on the entry-level trim, se, and the next highest trim, sel. the sel trim sees a $625 price increase from the 2020 model and now starts at $29,825.
the more powerful engine option, a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 277 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque, replaces the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder currently available on the santa fe. this turbocharged 2.5-liter engine can be had on the limited and calligraphy trims and in either a front-wheel and all-wheel drive configuration; it offers an increase of 42 hp and 51 pound-feet of torque over the turbo 2.0-liter engine that was previously available.
the limited trim, which was previously the top version of the santa fe, sees its price increase by $725, from $39,050 to $39,775. the limited is no longer offered with the standard engine option, only the turbo 2.5-liter engine. the santa fe will also be offered with hybrid and plug-in-hybrid powertrains, but pricing for those options won’t be announced until closer to when they are launched later in 2021.