2022 Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV-33 Preview

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    [​IMG] A long time coming.

    Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Sept. 13, 2021

    2022 Hyundai Santa Fe AWD PHEV


    SEL PHEV-33 - 1.6 Turbo I4 w/ a 6-speed AT - $39,350
    Limited PHEV-33 - 1.6 Turbo I4 w/ a 6-speed AT - $45,360
    Destination and Handling adds $1,225

    It was just over a year ago when Hyundai introduced its latest Santa Fe with a refreshed design, an all-new to the Santa Fe hybrid powertrain with AWD and it was absolutely loaded with the latest driver safety and convenience features. The hybrid propulsion system was the first application of its kind in the Hyundai SUV line-up. The Santa Fe Hybrid model is produced in Ulsan, Korea with the PHEV now in dealership showrooms. Finally! ;)

    2022 Santa Fe PHEV-33 Exterior Design

    The bold new face of the 2021 Santa Fe continues into the PHEV with a wider, three-dimensional grille and a T-shaped LED illumination signature. The long hood includes character lines extending from front to rear. Sharp shoulder feature lines connect front and rear LED lights, while rear reflector accents visually link the LED rear taillights.

    The profile of the Santa Fe PHEV features the same scalloped lower door panels and a large daylight opening (DLO) with a satin surround that provides a sleek appearance with excellent visibility. The all-new 19” alloys are larger than the HEVs 18” alloys and power-folding side mirrors with turn-signal indicators and puddle lamps are now available.

    2022 Santa Fe PHEV-33 Interior Design

    The Santa Fe PHEV features a high-position console with a floating center console. A multi-layered, 3D instrument panel and contrasting seat stitching are premium touches. The Santa Fe’s large DLO enhances the feeling of openness for occupants with generous amounts of natural light. In addition, rear cargo area volume has increased by one-half cubic foot through optimization of the interior packaging.

    The PHEVs passenger volume dropped by 1.7 cu. ft. to 108.5 while cargo volume remains the same as the HEV and non-hybrids 72.1 cu. ft. behind the first row and 36.4 cu. ft. behind the second row.

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    All-New 2022 Santa Fe PHEV-33 Drivetrain with AWD

    In the first-ever application for the Hyundai SUV family, 2021 Santa Fe was offered with a hybrid propulsion system. The HEV and now PHEV powertrain feature a Smartstream 1.6L, direct-injected, turbocharged I4 coupled with a new 6-speed AT. This new six-speed was specially tuned for optimal efficiency, economy and driving performance in a turbocharged HEV/PHEV application. The turbo engine yields an estimated output of 178 hp at 6,000 rpm, with an estimated 225 hp from the combined engine and motor system, and peak torque estimated at 195 lb.-ft. at 4,000 rpm for the HEV. The PHEV adds a more powerful output motor (same motor, more power to it) providing a combined system output of 261 HP and 224 lb-ft of torque.

    The HEV/PHEV starter-generator and the electric drive motor are both permanent-magnet type systems, with the starter-generator rated at 13kW and the electric drive motor rated at 44kW for the HEV and 66.9 kW for the PHEV.

    The PHEV utilizes a 13.8 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery vs the HEVs 1.49 kWh traction battery.

    The AWD system was developed as a multi-mode system, providing an electronic, variable-torque-split clutch with active torque control between the front and rear axles via a driver-selectable Normal, Sport and Smart modes. The Sport setting gives a more agile feel by sending more available torque to the rear wheels, for a sporty dynamic feel when desired. This system has a wider range of torque distribution variability than other systems. The new Santa Fe Hybrid includes AWD as standard equipment.

    The PHEV drivetrain provides a 33/32/33 city/highway/combined rating and 33-miles of All-electric range (AER). The PHEVs onboard 3.6 KW Charger can charge on an L2 in 4-hours. All of this vs the HEVs 33/30/32 city/highway/combined rating and no AER.

    The PHEVs curb weight increased by 207 lbs in SEL trim and 288 lbs for those selecting a Limited.

    All-New 2022 Santa Fe PHEV-33 Safety

    The Santa Fe PHEV features Hyundai’s latest SmartSense advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) that can potentially warn the driver and help take action in the event of a potential collision. Other ADAS systems can help the driver perform certain tasks using the SUV’s multiple radar sensors, ultrasonic sensors and cameras.
    • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian, Cyclist and Junction-Turning Detection
    • Blind-spot Collision-Avoidance Assist
    • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist
    • Lane Keeping Assist and Lane Following Assist
    • Highway Driving Assist
    • Blind Spot View Monitor
    • Safe Exit Assist and Ultrasonic Rear Occupant Alert
    • Driver Attention Warning
    • Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go
    • Parking Distance Warning (Forward and Reverse)
    • Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist (Reverse)
    • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian, Cyclist and Junction-Turning Detection
    All-New 2022 Santa Fe PHEV Connectivity

    The 2022 Santa Fe also receives the optional 10.25” widescreen full-touch navigation system for easy viewing and an available, segment-leading 12.3” fully-digital instrument gauge cluster. Wireless Qi charging makes it easier than ever to keep devices fully-charged on the go. The Dynamic Voice Recognition is an advanced voice recognition system that utilizes simple voice commands to conveniently perform specific controls for the cabin such as: temperature adjustment, radio, hatch opening/closing, heated steering wheel, heated/cooled seats, and others. The system can also assist with various points of interest (POI), weather status and stock market data.

    Santa Fe’s Digital Key carries into the PHEV supported via a dedicated smartphone app. The Hyundai Digital Key app also allows smartphones to control selected vehicle systems remotely. Users can lock and unlock the vehicle, activate the panic alert and start the engine.

    Digital Key allows owners to securely share keys with family and friends. The level of access to different vehicle functions can be tailored to each shared key user for a defined period. For additional convenience in cases such as using a valet service, Digital Key can also work via a Near Field Communication (NFC) card.

    Santa Fe offers a premium sound system. A 630-watt, 12-speaker, Harman-Kardon premium audio system with an 11-channel amplifier features Clari-Fi music restoration technology and Quantum Logic Surround Sound technology.

    Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now available on Santa Fe models not equipped with navigation, while standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functions remain standard on navigation-equipped models. For passengers, dual front and rear USB outlets are available (one for power/data and three for power). Even more, Santa Fe offers a rear seat quiet mode which allows the driver and passenger to enjoy their own music or media while reducing disturbance to the rear passengers.


    2022 Hyundai PHEV-33 SEL trim includes the following:

    Front strut & multi-Link independent rear suspension
    4-wheel discs; ABS w/ Brake Assist
    Electric parking brake with automatic vehicle hold
    Column mounted motor-driven power steering
    Trailer sway assist
    Trailer prep package (pre-wiring)
    Drive Mode Select (Comfort, Sport, Smart)
    FCW w/ Pedestrian, Cyclist, and Junction-Turning Detection
    Lane Keeping Assist & Lane Following Assist
    Driver Attention Warning
    Vehicle Stability Management with ESC and Traction Control
    Hillstart Assist Control
    Six Airbags
    Rear Occupant Alert (ROA, door-logic type)
    TPMS with individual tire indicator
    Keyless entry
    Temporary compact spare
    Rear view monitor
    Burglar alarm
    19” alloy wheels
    LED headlights with LED headlight accents
    Automatic on/off headlights w/ High Beam Assist
    Bodycolor rear spoiler
    Body color door handles & power side mirrors
    Solar front glass and privacy rear glass
    Variable intermittent front windshield wipers
    60/40 split 2nd row seats with recline and center armrest
    Stain-resistant cloth seats
    Center console with storage compartment and armrest
    Power windows with driver’s auto-down/up
    Power door and liftgate locks
    A/C with cabin air filter
    Radar Cruise Control w/ Stop & Go
    Tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel
    Interior lights, map lights and cargo-area light
    Illuminated vanity mirrors with extensions
    4.2" TFT color LCD multi-information display
    8” display audio
    Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
    Bluetooth hands-free with wireless audio streaming
    Steering-wheel audio, cruise, and phone controls
    Dual front and rear 2.1-amp USB charge ports
    12-volt power outlet AWD Model
    Rear Seat Quiet Mode

    Blind-Spot Collision–Avoidance Assist (BCA)
    Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
    Safe Exit Assist (SEA)
    Proximity Key System with Push Button Start

    Remote engine start (on key fob)
    8-way power driver seat with 2-way lumbar support
    Heated front seat
    Heated side mirrors with turn signal indicators
    Blue Link Connected Car system
    Wireless device charging
    SiriusXM and HD Radio AWD Model
    Roof side rails HTRAC AWD
    Front power auto-down/up windows HTRAC liftgate badge

    The 2022 Hyundai PHEV-33 Limited trim adds:

    Parking Distance Warning
    Power-folding side mirrors
    LED headlamps
    Integrated Memory System for driver seat
    Ventilated front seats
    Heated steering wheel
    Mélange headliner
    Heated rear seats
    Power driver seat cushion extension
    Driver’s seat power lumbar (2-way --> 4-way)
    Surround View Monitor
    Blind Spot View Monitor
    115-volt power outlet HTRAC liftgate badge
    Rain-sensing wipers Downhill brake control
    Remote Smart Parking Assist


    Hyundai’s best also provides a $6,587 Fed Tax Credit and numerous state incentives depending on where you live.
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  2. Jay

    Jay Well-Known Member

    I think Hyundai mostly obsoleted the Santa Fe with the new Tucson. The Santa Fe was a bit larger and roomier than the old Tucson, and then the new Tucson showed up with much more room than the old and now is about even with the Santa Fe in interior volume and passenger volume and even surpasses the Santa Fe in cargo volume. They both have the same powertrains but the Tucson is considerably lighter. I guess if you don't like the styling of the Tucson...
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