2022 Hyundai Santa Fe for Sale in Fairfield, CT
The Hyundai Santa Fe fits the bill for drivers seeking a well-equipped two-row crossover that won’t break the budget. The 2022 version shows off not just some cosmetic improvements but a new trim level as well, the hardy XRT, with its beautiful blacked-out exterior and rugged accessories such as skid plates. This new model year also brings a plug-in hybrid version, which joins the regular hybrid version as an alternative to the gasoline-only Santa Fe. (We cover each of those electrified versions on their own pages.) Like all Hyundai vehicles, the Santa Fe comes with a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty, 3 years/36,000 miles of free scheduled maintenance (oil changes and tire rotations), and 5 years of 24-hour roadside assistance.
Model Background and Basic Stats
Named for the picturesque tourist destination in New Mexico, the Santa Fe was introduced for model year 2001 by the Hyundai Motor Company as its first SUV. It has since gained quite a few siblings in the automaker’s utility vehicle roster, coming in as the second-largest behind the eight-passenger Palisade; the Tucson, Santa Cruz, Kona, and Venue are all more compact choices. The trim levels for the ’22 Santa Fe are SE, SEL, XRT, Limited, and Calligraphy.
There are two powertrains offered for the Santa Fe. A 191-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission power the SE, SEL, and XRT; the Limited and Calligraphy move up to a 281 hp turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is available across the board. Any Santa Fe trim not equipped with trailer brakes is limited to towing 1,650 pounds. With trailer brakes, the base-powertrain versions can pull up to 2,000 lb., while the turbocharged trims can two up to 3,500 lb. Fuel economy is good, with the base-engine trims rated by the EPA to achieve 25 mpg around town and 28 mpg on the highway with FWD and 22 city/25 highway with AWD. Turbocharged Santa Fes get 22 city/28 highway with FWD and 21 city/28 highway with AWD.
Standard Features and Options
Hyundai likes to pack even its base trims with amenities, and the Santa Fe SE is no different. It gets LED headlights with auto on/off, rear privacy glass, an underfloor storage tray, dual front and rear USB ports, a quiet mode setting and heat/AC vents for the back seat, which splits 60/40 and folds flat for cargo-carrying convenience. This trim’s backup camera is enhanced with a parking guidance feature, and its exterior looks extra cool with a rear spoiler and roof-mounted shark fin antenna. The SEL stacks up the bells and whistles, adding wireless smartphone charging, heated front seats, a power driver’s seat, heated exterior mirrors with turn-signal indicators, rooftop rails, keyless entry and ignition, and BlueLink Connected Car Services. The options for this trim include a hands-free smart liftgate, LED taillights, dual-zone automatic climate control, Hyundai Digital Key, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, manual rear side-window sunshades, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink, power release (folding) second-row seats, acoustic-laminated front side glass, leather seats, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, a panoramic sunroof, and LED interior lighting.
The debuting trim, the XRT, gets the hands-free liftgate, puddle lamps, Hyundai Digital Key, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a power-release second-row seat, and a slew of exterior upgrades for both ruggedness and aesthetics: skid plates, side steps, front and rear fascia trim, and stylish blacked-out elements. The Limited has projector-type LED headlights, power-folding side mirrors, rain-sensing windshield wipers, position memory and a leg-cushion extender for the driver’s-seat, ventilated front seats, heated rear outboard seats, and a heated steering wheel. At the top of the heap, the Calligraphy is loaded with the likes of quilted Nappa leather seats, a head-up display, a steering wheel wrapped in perforated leather, a microfiber headliner, and expanded interior accent lighting. On the outside, it shows off dark chrome accents.
Safety and Technology
All ’22 Santa Fes get the Hyundai SmartSense package of active safety technologies. The SE, SEL, and XRT have blind-spot collision-avoidance assist, rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist, rear occupant alert, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, lane keeping assist, lane following assist, safe exit assist, driver attention warning, and forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian, cyclist, and junction turning detection. The SEL is eligible for ultrasonic rear occupant alert (which is made standard at the XRT level) and highway driving assist. The Limited and Calligraphy are standardly equipped with those technologies along with Remote Smart Parking Assist, front and rear parking sensors, a blind-spot monitor, and a surround-view monitor.
The base infotainment system has an 8-inch touchscreen, wireless smartphone integration (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto), and Bluetooth for hands-free phone use and audio streaming. The SEL is eligible for an upgraded system, which is standard on the Limited and Calligraphy. That system includes a 10.25-inch touchscreen (which isn’t compatible with wireless smartphone integration, and so that reverts to the plug-in variety), navigation, high-def radio, a high-end Harman Kardon sound system with a dozen speakers, and a free 3-month trial for the Bluelink Guidance Package.
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