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 globally, and the variant has finally reached the U.S. market. Here are five things you need to know about the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV:

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 178 horsepower is clubbed with a 66.9 kW (90 horsepower) electric motor. The result of the combination is a combined maximum power of 261 horsepower. A 6-speed automatic transmission and the HTRAC AWD system are standard.

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 30 miles. The combined fuel economy rating (EPA) is 76 MPGe (using both electricity and gasoline)/33 MPG (using only gasoline). The retail prices will include a 120V charger that allows Level 1 charging.

3. Two trims

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

Hyundai is retailing 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.

The exterior color options are Quartz White, Twilight Black, Shimmering Silver, Portofino Gray, and Lagoon Blue. Customers specifying their order in the Quartz White, Twilight Black, or Lagoon Blue color have the option to choose between black and beige interiors. The Shimmering Silver and Portofino Gray-colored units are available with only a black interior.

4. Available in select states

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Hyundai offers the 2022 Santa Fe PHEV in select states across America. Image Source: Hyundai

In the U.S., the availability of the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV is limited to the eleven states:

  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. More expensive than rivals

The Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid is on sale in the U.S. market. Production takes place at one of Hyundai’s five plants in Ulsan, South Korea.

The 2022 Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid will cost USD 39,350 in the SEL Convenience trim and USD 45,360 in the Limited trim. Surprisingly, the Korean model is more expensive than key rivals, which include the Toyota RAV4 Prime (USD 38,250 onwards), the Ford Escape PHEV (USD 33,075 onwards), the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (USD 36,695 onwards), and the Subaru Crosstrek PHEV (USD 35,345).

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2022 Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV FAQs

What is the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV release date?

The Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV is now available in the United States.

What is the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV price?

The prices of the Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV start at USD 39,350.

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

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

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