Interested in a Hyundai Santa Fe?

    The price of entry to the Hyundai Santa Fe range has increased by almost $10,000 with the imminent arrival of the new-generation, hybrid-only SUV in local showrooms.

    Hyundai no longer offers the Santa Fe with pure petrol or turbo-diesel power in Australia, with the latter powertrain being axed globally in this boxier model.

    This has resulted in the Santa Fe lineup being slashed from 11 variants to just five, all of which are powered by a petrol-hybrid powertrain.

    Priced from $55,500 before on-road costs in base front-wheel drive guise, the Santa Fe is $9450 more expensive than the cheapest version of the outgoing generation, with its drive-away price exceeding $60,000 across Australia.

    The entry-level all-wheel drive model is also up by $8950, now starting from $58,500 before on-road costs.

    Comparing the new Santa Fe Elite with its hybrid predecessor, however, prices are up by only $2000 (to $65,000 before on-road costs), while prices of the new Calligraphy grades are $5450 to $5950 higher than those of the Hybrid Highlanders they replace.

    To compensate for the price increase, the Santa Fe is more powerful than the model it replaces, and is stacked with more equipment.

    This includes larger interior display screens, wireless smartphone mirroring, and enhanced comfort features.

    The SUV has also grown on the outside and inside, offering more interior space than before.


    2024 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid FWD $55,500 (+$9450 over outgoing base petrol FWD)
    2024 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid AWD$58,500 (+$8950 over outgoing base diesel AWD)
    2024 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid Elite AWD$65,000 (+$2000)
    2024 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid Calligraphy seven seat AWD$75,000 (+$5450 over outgoing Hybrid Highlander seven seat)
    2024 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid Calligraphy six seat AWD$75,500 (+$5950 over outgoing Hybrid Highlander six seat)

    All prices exclude on-road costs.


    The 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, producing 132kW of power and 265Nm of torque on its own.

    It’s mated to a 47.7kW electric motor, raising its total system output to 173kW.

    Drive is delivered to either the front or all four wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission.

    There’s no turbo-diesel engine on offer in this generation Santa Fe globally, while a turbocharged 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine available overseas (with 207kW and 422Nm, paired with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission) is yet to be locked in for Australia.


    Hyundai claims the Santa Fe Hybrid consumes 5.6L/100km on the combined ADR cycle, though it does not specify if this applies to both front- and all-wheel drive grades.


    Hyundai Santa FeSize/measurement
    Boot space725L (with third row folded)

    Servicing and Warranty

    The 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe will be covered by the brand’s standard five-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty in Australia.

    Hyundai hasn’t yet detailed service intervals and pricing for the Santa Fe.


    The Hyundai Santa Fe has yet to be tested by ANCAP or Euro NCAP

    The Hyundai Santa Fe’s standard list of safety equipment includes:

    • Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian, cyclist and junction detection
    • Adaptive cruise control with stop and go
    • Blind-spot assist
    • Driver attention warning 
    • Forward attention warning
    • Leading vehicle departure alert
    • Evasive steering assist function
    • Intelligent speed limit assist
    • Lane centring
    • Lane-keep assist
    • Parking Collision Avoidance Assist
    • Rear cross-traffic assist
    • Rear occupant alert
    • Safe exit assist
    • 10 airbags

    Standard Equipment

    There are three trim levels available.

    The base 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe is fitted as standard with:

    • 20-inch alloy wheels
    • Full-width front LED light bar
    • LED headlights
    • Automatic high-beam
    • Proximity entry with push-button start
    • Electronic parking brake with auto hold function
    • Three drive modes (Eco, Sport, My Drive)
    • Three AWD-exclusive multi-terrain drive modes (Snow, Mud, Sand)
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat
    • Obsidian Black cloth upholstery
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
    • 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen (with over-the-air/OTA software updates)
    • Wireless and wired Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
    • Wireless smartphone charger
    • Six-speaker sound system
    • Power tailgate
    • Rear privacy glass
    • Full size alloy spare wheel

    The Santa Fe Elite adds:

    • Silver exterior highlights
    • Remote Smart Parking Assist
    • Obsidian Black leather seats
    • 10-way power-adjustable passenger seat
    • Heated steering wheel
    • Bose premium audio system
    • Dual wireless smartphone charger
    • Bluelink connected services

    Santa Fe Calligraphy grades gain:

    • Unique 20-inch wheels
    • Glass sunroof
    • Head-up display
    • Digital centre mirror
    • Black Ink Nappa leather upholstery
    • Relaxation function for driver’s and passenger’s front seats
    • Mirror and seat memory function
    • UV-C sanitisation tray
    • UV and infrared insulated windscreen and front windows


    The Hyundai Santa Fe Elite is available with Supersonic Grey interior upholstery for an extra $295.

    Santa Fe Calligraphy variants can be optioned with either Pecan Brown or Forest Green Nappa leather for an additional $295, though only with certain paint finishes.


    The base Creamy White is the only colour available at no extra cost, with all other finishes incurring a $695 premium while the two matte offerings will set buyers back an additional $1000.

    • Creamy White
    • Abyss Black
    • Magnetic Force
    • Pebble Blue
    • Ocado Green
    • Typhoon Silver
    • Cyber Sage (Elite and above)
    • Terracotta Orange (Elite and above)
    • Earthy Brass Matte (Calligraphy only)
    • Creamy White Matte (Calligraphy only)

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    Jordan Mulach

    Born and raised in Canberra, Jordan has worked as a full-time automotive journalist since 2021, being one of the most-published automotive news writers in Australia before joining CarExpert in 2024.

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