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March 8, 2024

Everything You Need To Know: 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe (w/ Specs)

After a surprise preview last December, Hyundai Motor Philippines has officially launched the all-new, fifth-generation Santa Fe mid-sized SUV. The all-new Santa Fe comes in three variants with prices ranging from P 2,410,000 to P 3,100,000.

Despite the rugged boxy look, the Santa Fe continues to ride on a unibody architecture. The upright design is centered around the tailgate whose opening has been made lower and wider than ever. As such, the concept is all about providing an “Plus Alpha” space where the expansive passenger area (both second and third row folds completely flat) blends seamlessly with the tailgate area and onto the outside world for a terrace-like feel. It also is meant to appeal to individuals who have a liking for more traditional off-roaders and 4x4s.

The all-new Santa Fe’s bold, yet purposeful design is peppered with intricate detailing such as the H-shaped headlamp signature and precision-detailed fenders. The wheels, either 20- or 21-inches in diameter, convey a sense of power and elegance and together with the longer wheelbase and flatter roofline convey a distinct silhouette. The top-of-the-line Calligraphy model also gets hidden C-pillar grab handles for easier access to the functional roof rails.

A total of six exterior colors are available for the Philippine market:
  • Abyss Black Pearl – GLS 2WD, GLS AWD, Calligraphy AWD
  • Creamy White Pearl – GLS 2WD, GLS AWD, Calligraphy AWD
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic – GLS 2WD, GLS AWD, Calligraphy AWD
  • Earthy Brass Matte – Calligraphy AWD
  • Terracotta Orange – Calligraphy AWD
  • Ocando Green Pearl – Calligraphy AWD
In addition, two interior colors are available:
  • Obsidian Black – GLS 2WD, GLS AWD, Calligraphy AWD
  • Black Ink or Forest Green – Calligraphy AWD

The H-shaped motif continues inside where the all-new Santa Fe emphasizes both horizontal and vertical design elements for a sense of openness and design balance. The steering wheel features the same four-dot logo first introduced in Hyundai’s Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6. The seats are covered in standard leather with the Calligraphy benefiting from plush nappa leather with heating and ventilation functions. The Calligraphy also has first-row Relaxation Seats.

Leveraging the longer wheelbase, the Santa Fe has increased second- and third-row seat space. Furthermore, the upright roofline boosts the headroom as well. Conventional storage aside, it has the world’s first bilateral multi-console storage box that can be opened by either front or rear passengers.

Standard features on the all-new Santa Fe include fingerprint identification that can recall saved driver presets, wireless charger (two of them on the Calligraphy), six USB Type C ports, a UV-C sterilization compartment (Calligraphy) a dual pane sunroof, and two 12.3-inch curved screens.

Powering the all-new Santa Fe is the Smartstream-G 2.5-liter gasoline engine. For the GLS variants (available in both 2WD and AWD), it outputs 194 horsepower and 246 Nm of torque. Meanwhile, the Calligraphy AWD bumps these up to 281 horsepower and 422 Nm thanks to a turbocharger. The normally-aspirated engines get a traditional 8-speed torque converter automatic, while the forced induction motor gets an 8-speed dual clutch transmission.

In terms of safety, the all-new Santa Fe comes with a full array of safety systems, both passive and active. Hyundai Smartsense is standard as are 8 SRS airbags, electronic stability control, 360-degree camera, parking sensors front, side, and rear, and a tire pressure monitoring system.

The all-new Hyundai Santa Fe comes at the following prices:
  • Hyundai Santa Fe 2.5 GLS 2WD – P 2,410,000
  • Hyundai Santa Fe 2.5 GLS AWD – P 2,540,000
  • Hyundai Santa Fe 2.5T Calligraphy AWD – P 3,100,000
2024 Hyundai Santa Fe Philippine Specs

Dimensions & Weights
  • Overall Length: 4,830 mm
  • Overall Width: 1,900 mm
  • Overall Height: 1,770 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,815 mm
  • Wheelbase: 177 mm
  • Seating: 7
Engine & Transmission
  • Type: Smartstream-G 2.5 (Smartstream-G 2.5T for Calligraphy)
  • Displacement: 2,497 cc
  • Maximum Output: 194 PS @ 6,100 rpm (281 PS @ 5,800 rpm for Calligraphy)
  • Maximum Torque: 246 Nm @ 4,000 rpm (422 Nm @ 1,700-4,000 rpm for Calligraphy)
  • Transmission: 8-speed AT (8-speed DCT for Calligraphy)
Chassis & Steering
  • Drivetrain: Front-Wheel Drive (All-Wheel Drive for Calligraphy)
  • Front Suspension: Independent, MacPherson Strut
  • Rear Suspension: Independent, Multi-Link
  • Front Shock Absorber: High Performance Damper
  • Rear Shock Absorber: High Performance Damper (w/ Self-Levelizer for AWD models)
  • Front Brakes: 17-inch Disc (18-inch Disc for Calligraphy)
  • Rear Brakes: 16-inch Disc
  • Wheels & Tires: 255/45R20 (245/45R 21 for Calligraphy)
  • Spare Tire: Full-Size Alloy (Steel, Temporary for Calligraphy)
  • Motor-Driven Power Steering w/ Tilt/Telescopic Adjust
  • Leather Steering Wheel (Two-Tone for Calligraphy)
  • Steering Column-Mounted Shifter w/ Paddle Shifters
Exterior Features
  • Multi-Faceted LED (Wide Projector LED w/ Low Beam Assist for Calligraphy)
  • Automatic Headlights
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • LED Position Lights
  • LED Center Garnish Light
  • Dynamic Welcome Light
  • LED Rear Fog Light
  • LED Rear Combination Lamp
  • Rain-Sensing Wipers
  • Body-Colored Outside Door Handles
  • C-Pillar Assist Handle (Calligraphy only)
  • Power Folding + Heated Side View Mirrors
  • Dual Pane Sunroof w/ Tilt and Slide
  • Roof Rails
  • Power Tailgate
Interior & Convenience Features
  • Smart Key + Push-Start Button
  • Electronic Parking Brake w/ Auto Hold
  • Fingerprint Recognition
  • Central Door Lock
  • Drive Mode Select
  • 12.3-inch TFT LCD Instrument Cluster
  • Heads-Up Display (Calligraphy only)
  • Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Mood Lamp
  • LED Personal Lamp
  • LED Overhead Console Lamp
  • Driver & Front Passenger Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
  • Auto Up/Down Power Windows
  • Rear Curtains
  • Bi-Directional Center Armrest
  • UV-C Sterilizer Tray (Calligraphy only)
  • 12 Cup Holders + 4 Bottle Holders
  • Dual Zone Climate Control w/ Rear Automatic Climate Control
  • 12.3-inch Touchscreen Display w/ Apple CarPlay, Android Auto
  • 6 Speakers
  • Wireless Charger x 1 (Wireless Charger x 2 for Calligraphy)
  • 6 USB Type C Ports
  • Front + Rear Power Outlets
  • Leather Seats (Nappa Leather for Calligraphy)
  • Power Driver & Front Passenger Seat (w/ Ventilation, Heating, Relaxation Mode for Calligraphy)
  • 60/40 Split-Fold Sliding 2nd Row w/ Remote Fold (w/ Heating for Calligraphy)
  • 50/50 Split with Reclining + Fold Down 3rd Row
  • Seatback Pocket
  • Rear Walk-In Device
  • Cargo Screen
  • LED Cargo Lamp
Hyundai SmartSense Features
  • Smart Cruise Control w/ Stop & Go
  • Forward Collision Avoidance Assist
  • Lane Following Assist
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Blind Spot View Monitor w/ Collision Avoidance Assist
  • Reverse Parking Collision Avoidance Assist
  • Front + Side + Reverse Parking Distance Warning
  • Manual Speed Limit Assist
  • Rear Occupant Alert
  • Surround View Monitor
Safety & Security Features
  • 8 SRS Airbags
  • ABS with EBD & Multi-Collision Brake
  • Electronic Stability Control w/ Trailer Stability Assist
  • Hillstart Assist Control w/ Downhill Brake Control
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Immobilizer


  1. Base model GLS should have the 2.5T engine for Php2.4M. Overall all variants are overpriced IMO - unless Hyundai PH is banking on its "unique and boxy ala Land Rover" design to justify the price.

    I'd rather buy the CX9.

    1. Buy a CX9 if you want that is if its still in production

    2. Then go buy your outdated CX-9 which will be phased out by the CX-90. Crazy logic asking to give the top of the line engine at 2.4m while your CX-9 is selling at 2.8m

    3. CX9 is overpriced dude.

    4. Id rather buy the outdated TOTL CX9 (which is a true midsize and cheaper) than the TOTL Santa Fe which looks like a glorified funeral car

  2. is the sunroof standard on all variants?

  3. Gotta wait for reviews how its build quality looks like and the engine+transmission performs.
    Sad that the funky colors are reserved for the much more expensive TOTL model.
    If I'm in the market for this, I'd go for the mid variant. Seems like the most "value".

  4. The overall design looks great and lasting.
    But the rear end spoils the party. Its the rain to its parade.

  5. A nice truck with all the whistles and bells. Unfortunately the prices are too high. I can buy a Mitsubishi Montero for a lot less.

    1. This a crossover for global markets
      Montero Sport is so old now and it's a PPV SUV meant for 3rd world markets.

    2. Yeah I have a 10 year old Santa Fe and it runs better and with better handling that my new PPV

  6. Buti naman wala na yong 2.2 diesel na nasusunog

    1. 15 years na 2.2 diesel ko wala namang problema parang bago pa rin takbo.

  7. I believe it would be tough to open that huge tailgate in tight spaces.

  8. Curious to see it in person if it's as fugly as it is in photos

  9. PROS: Nice looking boxy design, loaded with features. CONS: Expensive. The 45% hp and 72% torque difference between the lower/ mid models vs the calligraphy model is absurd and the price differences of P690k and P560k are even more so. The 246NM torque figure is anemic compared to the 400+NM- 500+NM of turbodiesels of Japanese competition with similar price points. GRAY AREA: No fuel consumption data released, the silence is very telling and this might be one thirsty SUV.


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