2021 Hyundai Santa Fe for Sale in Fairfield, CT
While compact crossovers are all the rage, a midsized crossover can be that much more spacious and practical. Consider the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe, which is even more appealing now that it’s been given a major refresh. For starters, there’s more interior volume, and the luxe Calligraphy trim makes its debut. On the outside, it shows off new front and rear fascias, a three-dimensional grille, LED headlights and taillights, power-folding side mirrors, puddle lamps, front and rear skid plates, and alloy wheels. Mechanically, Hyundai has introduced two new engines for the Santa Fe: a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder and an available turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder. A 7-pin trailer wire connection is also standard, as is trailer sway control.
Improvements to the Santa Fe’s cabin include transmission buttons that replace the old-style shifter to free up space. The center stack and lower instrument panel have been updated to continue the modern design. There are also additional driver profile settings, larger standard and available touchscreens, a class-leading digital gauge cluster, a Harman Kardon audio system, wireless smartphone charging, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A relatively new feature called Hyundai Digital Key will let you lock, unlock, and start the car from your smartphone.
In the active safety department, the forward collision-avoidance assist feature has been improved, and some additional technologies come standard: reverse parking collision avoidance assist, remote smart parking assist, highway drive assist, lane following assist, and navigation-based adaptive cruise control with road curve control.
Trims and Powertrain
The ’21 Hyundai Santa Fe is offered in SE, SEL, Limited, and Calligraphy versions. The SE and SEL get a 191 hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine partnered with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Limited and Calligraphy have a robust 277 hp turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that pairs up with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is available. The FWD SE and SEL achieve an EPA-estimated 25 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. With AWD, they return 22 city/25 highway. The FWD Limited and Calligraphy get 22 city/28 highway, but with AWD they execute 21 city/28 highway.
Notable Standard and Optional Features
The SE is well equipped, getting automatic LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, rear privacy glass, cloth seats, dual front and rear USB ports, a 4.2-inch color multi-informational display, a rearview camera enhanced with parking guidance, a 60/40 split fold-flat rear seat, and an underfloor storage tray for hiding valuables. The SEL raises the bar with heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated side mirrors, keyless entry, push-button ignition, a wireless smartphone charger, and Blue Link Connected Car services. Two optional bundles are offered to load the SEL with even more amenities. The Convenience Package has LED taillights, a hands-free liftgate, side mirrors with LED turn-signal indicators, puddle lamps, Hyundai Digital Key, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink, manual rear side sunshades, and power-folding second-row seats. The Premium Package will issue a panoramic sunroof, premium door sill plates, leather seats, a power-adjustable front passenger’s seat, and ambient interior lighting.
The features from both of those packages are installed as standard equipment in the Limited trim, which also gets upgraded LED headlights, power-folding side mirrors, and rain-sensing wipers. The Limited ramps up the comfort factor with ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, heated rear outboard seats, and a driver’s seat with position memory and a leg cushion extender. The plush Calligraphy receives dark chrome exterior accents, quilted Nappa leather upholstery, a perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel, additional ambient interior lighting settings, a head-up display, and a microfiber headliner.
Safety and Technology
The Hyundai SmartSense system of driver-assist features comes on all trims. In the SE, this technology bundle includes smart cruise control with stop-and-go, lane keeping assist, driver attention warning, rear occupant alert, and forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian, cyclist, and junction-turning detection. The SEL also gets safe exit assist, blind-spot collision avoidance assist, and rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist. The Convenience Package will furnish advanced rear occupant alert, and the Premium Package will add highway drive assist. Lane following assist is available as a standalone option. The Limited gets all of those available features along with a surround-view camera system. The Calligraphy is topped off with a blind-spot monitor.
The SE has an infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming capability, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The SEL adds high-definition radio. The Premium Package will upgrade the system with a 10.25-inch touchscreen, navigation, and a premium 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system. Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available separately. The Limited and Calligraphy get all of the aforementioned features.
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