Hyundai Santa Fe 2021 review – Have they updated the 7-seat SUV enough? i know it looks like a completely new hyundai santa fe but it's not it's it's just had a really big update but a lot has changed you should see what it looks like inside and we're going to, go there in just a moment, but first of all i'm going to tell you what the prices are and the new features we'll also check, out the new design that face and its insights then see how practical it is it's got a bigger boot now we're going to cover. All the new advanced safety tech then we're going to look at. The engines and transmissions there's new stuff there too and the hybrid's coming and then i'm going to tell you how much it is to. Own you know servicing costs and the warranty i've even done a fuel test so. I can tell you what the fuel economy is too and then we're going to go for a drive because even the suspension is new so there you go new new new new new, well not completely new now those are the time codes, right there find what you want go straight to it and if you're watching on youtube the chapter markers are just down there do the same thing now, if you want to read the full review go to carsguide.com give us a like and subscribe everybody is first the prices, the entry grade santa fe, is now simply called the santa fe and the petrol version lists for forty four thousand seven hundred dollars and then above that is the active for forty eight, thousand three hundred dollars and then above that is the elite for fifty four thousand three hundred dollars, and at the top of the range is the highlander for sixty one thousand seven. Hundred dollars now those are the prices for the petrol variants and the diesel versions are three thousand five hundred dollars more you should know right now that the petrol santa fes are front-wheel. Drive and the diesel ones are all-wheel drive okay here's what's new on the entry. Grade santa fe first led headlights this is, awesome news the previous entry grade headlights and they were like tiny little candles there's the eight inch screen that's also new the previous one was only a seven inch and there's a wireless. Charger now too along with those new things coming standard is apple carplay and android auto aircon rear parking, sensors roof rails and a rear view camera the top of the range highlander gets the most new stuff there's 20 inch alloy wheels there, are 19 inches on the old, car there's also napa lever seats the 10.25 inch media display a harman kardon stereo and a 12.3 inch fully digital instrument cluster there's also remote smart parking assists that's on top of all the, other standard equipment such as the sunroof and heated and ventilated front seats heated. Steering wheel and heated rear outboard seats now i. Am in the highlander grade now but underneath this is the elite grade now the elite grade comes with that 10.25 inch screen it also comes with a harman kardon stereo as well just like in this car. And it also comes, with stuff it had before as well like sat nav and an auto tailgate now sitting above the entry grade is the active grade now, the active grade gets these paddle shifters it also comes with terrain drive mode so you've got like a mud and, a sand and a smart and a sport mode it also gets this fancy gear shifter down here which is, just buttons amazing so futuristic along with all the usual.
Stuff that it got before like dual zone climate control leather seats not these ones these are the fancy napa leather ones the. Active grade also gets a proximity key and front parking sensors design what just happened where did you go just then seriously i haven't moved, but you disappeared and a purple thing came down and it went to and now you're back again weird, okay uh design so have you noticed that there are two really different cabins on the santa fe um let me refresh your memory so the entry grade cabin looks.
Like this right now the rest of the cabins look like. This with this raised center console i'll throw show you the other one looks like that and the rest of them have this he and they call it the command center it's, not a command center it's just a raised center console and you can get to the. Buttons easier and it looks fancier how about how weird is that that you don't, get this on an entry grade still all grades have really premium cabins and all the exteriors do look the same yes yes thanks zeus for. That there's this new rectangular grille and look at these t-shaped led running lights around the back the tower. Lights are now joined by this red reflective strip but don't you reckon, it's a shame the entire strip doesn't light up one thing that hasn't, changed is the little santa fe sun it's still there yep it's still there santa fe has new dimensions it's 15 millimeters longer at 4.79 meters end to end but it's 20. Centimeters shorter than the new eight-seater hyundai palisade hi sorry can, we go back to that grill because it's messing with my head you see that grill on, the santa fe looks nothing like any other hyundai grill so what's happening here though what are you doing everybody, knows the rules you got a car brand every single model in the brand has to have a similar grill it's called a family face are we looking at, the new family face of hyundai what's happening what's going on hyundai what's going on practicality all santa fe's come with seven seats although those back ones are better. Suited for children or elves the second row has more room than ever before so someone who's, as tall as me say 191 centimeters tall can sit behind their driving position with enough room now the.