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. HEV interior shown[/b] 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: Shift-By-Wire 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.