2022 Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV: 5 things you need to know about the midsize SUV

Along with the facelift in 2019, Hyundai added a Plug-in Hybrid variant to the fourth-gen Santa Fe range, and it plans to launch the model in the U.S. market very soon. Here are five things you need to know about the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV, the first HMC’s plug-in hybrid SUV:

1. A turbo’d plug-in hybrid SUV

Hyundai has employed the G4F III SmartStream 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline direct injection engine in the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV. The engine, tuned to produce 177 horsepower* is clubbed with a 66.9 kW (90 horsepower) electric motor. The result of the combination is a combined maximum power of 260 horsepower*. A 6-speed automatic transmission and the HTRAC AWD system are standard.

*Company estimate

2. 30 miles of EV range

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV has a 13.8 kWh (360V, 38.3 Ah) Lithium-ion battery pack to power its 66.9 kW (90 hp) electric motor. This battery pack is liquid-cooled and mounted under the floor in a waterproof structure. It allows a pure electric driving range (EPA) of 31 miles and a combined driving range (EPA) of 440 miles. The combined fuel economy rating (EPA) is 76 MPGe (using both electricity and gasoline)/33 MPG (using only gasoline).

3. Two trims

2022 Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV front three quarters
Hyundai will sell the 2022 Santa Fe PHEV in the U.S. in two trims: SEL Convenience and Limited. Image Source: Hyundai

Hyundai will retail the Santa Fe PHEV in the U.S. in two trims: SEL Convenience and Limited. The SEL Convenience trim will include features like a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Hyundai Digital Key, and proximity key. 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery, and ventilated front seats are some of the main features of the Limited trim.

On the safety front, the company has confirmed several Smart Sense driver assistance technologies for the SEL Convenience trim, including Forward Collision-Avoidance (FCA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Lane Following Assist (LFA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA), and Safe Exit Assist (SEA). The Limited trim adds Remote Smart Parking Assist, Surround View with Blind View Monitor, and Parking Distance Warning.

4. Available in select states

2022 Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV rear three quarters
Hyundai offers the 2022 Tucson PHEV in only select states. Image Source: Hyundai

In the U.S., the availability of the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV is limited to the eleven states we have mentioned in the list below:

  1. California (CA)
  2. Colorado (CO)
  3. Connecticut (CT)
  4. Maine (ME)
  5. Massachusetts (MA)
  6. Maryland (MD)
  7. New Jersey (NJ)
  8. New York (NY)
  9. Oregon (OR)
  10. Rhode Island (RI)
  11. Vermont (VT)

5. Summer 2021 release

The Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid will go on sale in the U.S. in July 2021. Its production takes place at one of Hyundai’s five plants in Ulsan, South Korea. Prices aren’t out yet, but we expect them to start at around USD 35,000. Available alternatives include the Toyota RAV4 Prime (USD 38,250 onwards), the Ford Escape PHEV (USD 33,075 onwards), the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (USD 36,295 onwards), and the Subaru Crosstrek PHEV (USD 35,345).

2022 Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV FAQs

What is the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV release date?

July 2021 is the Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV release date.

What is the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV price?

The prices of the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV are likely to start at around USD 35,000.

Which models are 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid alternatives?

The Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid rivals the likes of Toyota RAV4 Prime & Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

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