2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid fuel consumption, tow rating detailed

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The Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid has been officially elaborate by the Korean brand’s section division, days aft preliminary pricing and specification accusation was published to its section website.

Scheduled to get successful section showrooms aboriginal this month, the Santa Fe Hybrid becomes the dearest but astir businesslike drivetrain enactment successful the nameplate’s section line-up, sitting alongside the existing 3.5-litre V6 petrol and 2.2-litre turbo-diesel options.

Hyundai Australia has confirmed the Santa Fe HEV AWD volition usage 6.0L/100km connected the combined cycle, portion emitting 137g/km of CO2 – the 2.2D AWD quotes 6.1L/100km and 160g/km by comparison, portion the 3.5 V6 FWD is noticeably thirstier than some astatine 10L/100km and 244g/km.

The Toyota Kluger AWD Hybrid quotes 5.6L/100km, portion oddly the larger Kia Sorento HEV quotes 5.8L/100km for the AWD.

The HEV is incapable to tow arsenic dense a load arsenic its stablemates, however. Braked towing capableness is 1650kg, whereas the V6 FWD and Diesel AWD versions tin tow up to 2500kg. Unbraked, each versions tin tow 750kg.

At the bosom of the Santa Fe Hybrid is simply a caller 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine and a 44.2kW electrical motor, which draws powerfulness from a 1.49kWh lithium-ion polymer battery. It’s the aforesaid drivetrain utilized successful the Kia Sorento HEV.

Drive is sent to each 4 wheels arsenic modular via a six-speed automatic transmission which is claimed to further heighten efficiency. By comparison, the 3.5 FWD uses an eight-speed automatic and the 2.2D AWD uses an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT).

The petrol-electric hybrid strategy delivers combined outputs of 169kW (5500rpm) and 350Nm (1000-4500rpm). That makes it much almighty than the diesel (148kW/440Nm), and torquier than the V6 petrol (200kW/331Nm).

Hyundai adds the HEV’s torque set is wider than its stablemates.

As elaborate earlier this week, the Santa Fe HEV volition beryllium disposable successful some Elite and Highlander trim levels, fundamentally mirroring the specification of its petrol and diesel equivalents – with immoderate insignificant exceptions.

Both grades swap retired the 20-inch alloy instrumentality designs of the combustion-only models for an aero-optimised 19-inch instrumentality design, portion the top-spec Highlander offers a caller six-seat interior enactment arsenic shown supra with second-row captain’s chairs. It’s the archetypal clip this interior layout has been offered successful the Australian-market Santa Fe.

Pricing for the Santa Fe Hybrid AWD starts astatine $63,000 positive on-road costs for the Elite, and climbs to $69,550 earlier on-roads for the Highlander – disposable arsenic modular with 7 seats oregon with six seats arsenic a no-cost option. The HEV AWD represents a $3000 leap implicit the equivalent Diesel AWD, and is $6500 dearer than the equivalent V6 FWD.

The Elite comes arsenic modular with achromatic leather upholstery, with the Highlander upgrading that to achromatic Nappa leather hide. A Cognac Brown interior tin beryllium had for $295 successful the Elite, portion the Highlander offers a Camel interior for $295.


  • 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe 3.5 MPi FWD: $46,050
  • 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi AWD: $49,550
  • 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Active 3.5 MPi FWD: $50,250
  • 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Active 2.2 CRDi AWD: $53,750
  • 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Elite 3.5 MPi FWD: $56,500
  • 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Elite 2.2 CRDi AWD: $60,000
  • 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Elite 1.6 T-GDi HEV AWD: $63,000 (NEW)
  • 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander 3.5 MPi FWD: $63,050
  • 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander 2.2 CRDi AWD: $66,550
  • 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander 1.6 T-GDi HEV AWD: $69,550 (NEW)

Prices exclude on-road costs


  • 6-seat interior: $NCO (Highlander)
  • Premium paint: $695
  • Cognac Brown interior: $295 (Elite)
  • Camel interior: $295 (Highlander)

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