2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid for Sale in Fairfield, CT
When the Santa Fe was released as Hyundai’s first SUV in model year 2001, there were just a couple of gas-electric vehicles in the consumer market. Twenty years later, the Santa Fe Hybrid came along, debuting as a 2021 model. It returns for 2022 with the same efficient powertrain and some nice changes. This ruggedly built compact crossover leads its class with equipment you won’t find on its closest rivals: a large (12.3-inch diagonal) digital gauge cluster and the proprietary Digital Key. The other big perks of Santa Fe Hybrid ownership are industry-leading warranty coverage (5 years/60,000 miles new vehicle limited coverage and 10 years/100K miles on the powertrain) and complimentary scheduled maintenance (oil/filter changes, tire rotations, and multi-point inspections) for 3 years/36K miles. Hyundai also includes 5 years of 24/7 roadside assistance with no mileage limitations.
Powertrain and Fuel Economy
The Blue, SEL Premium, and Limited make up the trim trio for the ’22 Santa Fe Hybrid. Under the hood, there’s a 226-horsepower hybrid powertrain made up of a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine, an electric motor, and a six-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is standard across the board. The Santa Fe Hybrid can tow up to 2,000 pounds if the trailer is equipped with brakes, but the limit is capped at 1,650 lb. without trailer brakes.
According to the EPA’s official ratings, the Blue trim gets 36 mpg around town and 31 mpg on the highway. Since the SEL Premium and Limited carry the weight of additional standard equipment, their fuel economy ticks down to 33 city/30 highway. Regenerative braking adds charge to the battery by capturing kinetic energy formed as the vehicle is stopped.
Standard Features and Options
You know you’re getting a lot in a base trim when it has heated front seats, wireless smartphone charging, puddle lamps, automatic LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, a hands-free liftgate, and dual-zone automatic climate control. Those high-end features are on the Blue’s standard equipment list along with heated exterior mirrors with turn-signal indicators, roof rails, rear privacy glass, a power driver’s seat, front and rear USB ports, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, manual rear window sunshades, power-folding 60/40-split rear seats, an underfloor storage tray, and rear-seat quiet mode. And although backup cameras are required equipment on vehicles sold in the United States, Hyundai goes above and beyond with a deluxe version that’s enhanced with parking guidance technology. The Blue trim also has Hyundai Digital Key, so you can lock, unlock, and start the vehicle using your smartphone, and Hyundai’s Bluelink Connected Car Service, which allows you to monitor your vehicle directly from your smartphone.
The SEL Premium adds a lot more: a panoramic sunroof, leather seats, a power front passenger’s seat, ambient LED interior lighting, and premium door sill plates. But the Limited is the most loaded, of course, with a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, projector-type LED headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, power-folding outside mirrors, and a luxurious driver’s seat with a leg cushion extender, additional lumbar adjustments, and position memory.
Safety and Technology
Hyundai SmartSense, an excellent package of the latest driver-assist technologies, comes standard. All trims get blind-spot collision-avoidance assist, rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist, lane keeping assist, lane following assist, ultrasonic rear occupant alert, rear parking sensors, automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, safe exit assist, driver attention warning, and forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian, cyclist, and junction-turning detection. The Limited adds front parking sensors, a blind-spot monitor, a surround-view monitor, and Remote Smart Parking Assist (self-parking technology).
The Blue’s infotainment system has great features, including wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an 8-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth for hands-free phone use and audio streaming, and high-definition radio. The SEL Premium and Limited get some modifications, starting with a 10.25-inch touchscreen that isn’t compatible with wireless smartphone integration, meaning that it reverts to the conventional plug-in version of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. This version also has navigation and a Harman Kardon sound system with 12 speakers.