Is the NEW 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe SE the BEST midsize SUV for under $30k? hey guys what's up it's joe rady from ratey's rise i'm back here at fitzgerald hyundai in clearwater florida and look, what we have once again fresh off the truck the updated changed up 2021 hyundai santa fe this particular one. Is that entry-level trim known as the se but before we get into that original og suv from hyundai let's talk about what's going on here the auto industry is ever changing suvs obviously are that flavor of, the month and manufacturers are trying so many different ways to get to every single segment. Of the population with a particular suv now this being the original has been around the santa fe has been around since the year, 2000 y2k now since then hyundai has added some new suvs the tucson the kona the. Venue and of course the almighty top, selling palisade what hyundai wants to do with the santa fe is fit that mid-size suv segment of the population and they want to try, to bring in value and as we like to do here on radies. Rides i like to try to bring all the different trim levels to really showcase what you're getting and this being. The base trim is gonna really show you what you're gonna get for your hard earned money now what's interesting is that there's even an suv that many, people have kind of forgotten about that hyundai has gotten rid of the vera veracruz so a lot of interesting things are riding on this refresh will the santa, fe be sticking around, for the next generation or is the palisade gonna just keep taking all the excitement so let's go ahead let's dive into our se trim and see really is. This the best value budget price but yet bringing tons and tons of amenities and style for your. Mid-size suv hard-earned dollars let's go ahead and find out so like i said 2021 we have a refresh we have a change up starting, at the front end of the business you're still gonna have on the santa. Fe that split headlight design you have your led daytime running lamp which is going to trickle and waterfall into that lower section that actually houses. Our standard led headlights i do like the led daytime running lamps gives it a really unique look, from the front you are going to have your side air curtains fully.
Functional nothing fake nothing gloss black i think on this se trim powers being this metallic silver the way that the, silver of the lower portion here looks clean even down below this may not have any kind of clear over it but this flat really, blends in nicely and a little bit of flat black on the corner now as we come across the, changed up center grill this is a big talking point depending on. What trim you go with this grille is going to look a little different we brought to you the. Sel trim which i will leave that link at the end of this video if you haven't seen this one but on the se flat black fully functional i'm actually digging the design of the grill the, way they have all those intricate elements you work, your way down more flat black and then of course you have that simulated skid plate design that they put on a lot of suvs to make them look a, little bit more rugged but you could see clearly that this. Is a unique design changeup for the santa fe going up onto the hood you have a nice rise up the center, and then each half is going to curve towards its corresponding a pillar from the hood design very clean this it's one of those things that i think some, people are. Going to love it and other people are just going to be scratching their heads saying hey it looks like a catfish or something but let's go around the, bed and see what else we're going to find on this se trim now you'll notice that flat black i pointed out they bring it around, the fender treatment nothing too high so it's not going to be too too much of. A of a differentiator on the side i do like the nice hard body line. That they put and then when it comes to wheel and tire setup you're going to. Get these 18-inch wheels machined aluminum with the metallic gray remember you go up the food chain when it comes to trim levels you're going to get different style wheels larger style wheels. 235 on the width and a meaty 60 series sidewall going down the, side of the rest of our santa fe you're going to get color matched mirror caps and remember this is an sc trim entry level you're getting color. Match we have some nice bright metal work, both top and bottom nothing too gaudy color matched on the door handles and i think it was simple just to keep it flat black along the bottom now if. You're saying well joe what does this, vehicle compete with remember we're talking about the cx-5 the mazda cx-5 the honda crv the toyota rav4 that's, going to be the main competition going up against this guy here now we keep working our way back no roof rails and i kind of like that it really just cleans up. The look of that flat roof on, the santa fe we keep working our way back you can see that nice strong belt line runs perfectly into the, taillights which have been refreshed for 2021 and then you're gonna have your flat roof spoiler the one zonk and it doesn't even matter what trim you're talking about this does not light up this, center section so that's a little bit of. A bummer that's definitely a zonk but i do like the design of the tail lights. Rear wiper i could do without but this is an se trim so i'm trying to keep it apples to apples oranges to oranges twinkies the twinkies now as we drop, down you're gonna.