The New 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe

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Did you know that the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe was named as one of the Top Safety Picks from the IIHS? When you pick this vehicle, you're not only getting a beautiful SUV, but you're also getting top protection while out and about! Now you might be curious: what comes with one of the best 2022 crossover SUVs? Read on to find out. This Hyundai Santa Fe in depth guide will tell you everything you need to know about this vehicle!


The Hyundai Santa Fe's been debuted in 2000 (in the form of the Santa Fe Sport), but it's was completely redesign in 2019. This means you'll benefit from the best features of the old models combined with new and updated tech in the 2022 one! This SUV has 2 rows of seats and can fit 5 people. No matter where you're in the car, you'll have plenty of legroom and headroom! You'll get 36.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, which increases to 72.1 cubic feet if you fold them down.

The Trims

You'll have 5 options when it comes to the trims: SE, SEL, XRT, Limited, and Calligraphy. The XRT is a brand-new trim for 2022. The SE and SEL trims come standard with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, which is capable of 191 HP. As for the Limited and Calligraphy trims, they get a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that's paired with a dual-clutch 8-speed automatic transmission, which is capable of 281 HP. The base engine will get you 25 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway, while the turbocharged engine will get you 22 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway. Either way, you won't be spending a fortune on gas! What else should you know about these trims? Keep reading to find out more in detail about each!

SE Trim

While it's the standard trim, the SE offers a myriad of features, so you won't have to worry about getting the bare minimum here. Standard features for this trim include 18-inch alloy wheels, cloth upholstery, and keyless entry. And for the infotainment system, you'll enjoy an 8-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, 4 USB ports, and wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

What's fantastic is you'll also get plenty of safety features! They include a rearview camera, LED headlights with automatic high beams, blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, driver drowsiness monitoring, and adaptive cruise control. You'll also benefit from a rear seat alert and safe exit assist.

Standout features

  • An advanced infotainment system : a larger than average touchscreen and wireless capabilities make this a more advanced system than you'll find in other base trims
  • Numerous safety features : Hyundai takes your safety very seriously and packs the base trim with plenty of features to protect you and your passengers

SEL Trim

The SEL trim builds on the SE trim and gives you more, should you want a more luxurious car. This trim gains a power-adjustable driver's seat and heated front seats. You'll also get push-button start, wireless device charging, and HD Radio.

The difference with this trim is you can purchase optional packages if you want! They are the Convenience and Premium packages, which add things like dual-zone automatic climate control, a hands-free power liftgate, leather upholstery, and Highway Driving Assist.

Standout features

  • Push-button start : not only can you turn your car on and off easily, but you'll also get added safety, as the engine won't start if you don't apply the brake or if your car's not in park
  • Great optional packages : the Convenience and Premium packages give you a world of possibilities

XRT Trim

Were you interested in what the Convenience package offers you? Then the XRT is the trim for you! Going into more detail, the Convenience package gives you a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, a digital key, power-folding rear seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear sunshades, and a hands-free power liftgate.

All of these features are yours for the additional low price of $0, as they're standard features with this trim! That's not all that comes standard with the XRT trim as it also gets a matte black grille, black wheels, roof rails, black plastic cladding (on the bumpers and side sills), and side steps.

Standout features

  • The Convenience package : enjoy a wide range of features that'll make your life easier on the road, all without having to pay extra for it
  • Unique exterior styling : the matte black grille and black wheels will contrast nicely with any body color you choose

Limited Trim

Starting with the Limited trim, you'll get the turbocharged engine. Not only that, but you'll get the Convenience and Premium packages' features for included! We've already covered what comes with the Convenience package, so here's what's inside the Premium one. You'll enjoy a 10.25-inch touchscreen, leather upholstery, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, a panoramic sunroof, navigation, a 12-speaker stereo, and Highway Driving Assist.

Of course, this isn't all that comes with the Limited trim. Other standard features include a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, parking sensors, and 19-inch wheels. You'll also get blind spot and surround-view cameras, as well as Remote Smart Parking Assist.

Standout features

  • Panoramic sunroof : soak in the sun's rays and enjoy a fantastic view
  • Highway Driving Assist : get peace of mind whenever you're driving at faster speeds

Calligraphy Trim

At the top of the list is the Calligraphy trim. It comes standard with a panoramic sunroof, Highway Driving Assist, navigation, and a 12-speaker stereo, as well as ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, and Remote Smart Parking Assist. The additional standard features you'll enjoy here are 20-inch wheels, quilted leather upholstery, auto up/down rear windows, and a full-color head-up display. This trim also adds a premium finish grille and ambient lighting.

Standout features

  • Quilted leather upholstery : just one look and anyone can tell this is the most luxurious trim available
  • Remote Smart Parking Assist : park your vehicle without even being in it

Enjoy the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe

The new 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe is one of the top midsize SUVs on the market today. So, if you're looking for a new vehicle, consider test-driving this one. Once you get behind the wheel of this amazing vehicle, you're going to want to drive it home. Come visit Hamilton Hyundai if you'd like to see the Santa Fe in person. If you have more questions, feel free to contact us by filling out our online form or using our onsite chat feature and we will respond as soon as possible. If you're interested in more of Hyundai's top models, be sure to check out our research hub!