2025 Hyundai Santa Fe: A Brave New Direction for Mid-Size SUVs – For years, consumers of mid-size SUVs have been drawn to the Hyundai Santa Fe because it combines performance, style, and affordability. Hyundai is not resting on its laurels as the 2025 model’s introduction draws near. The new Santa Fe, which will compete against rivals like Honda’s CR-V and Kia’s Sorento, promises a significant progression in size, style, and amenities, further setting it apart from its brother, the Tucson.
What’s New for 2025
Midway through 2024, the 2025 Hyundai Santa Fe is anticipated to debut in public; it will be considerably different from the existing SUV. Reminiscent of the Land Rover Discovery, the new Santa Fe will have a rigid, boxy body modeled after the Hyundai Galloper, sold from 1991 to 2003. This daring design modification will give Santa Fe a more outstanding street appearance and excellent passengers inside the room.
The 2017–2018–2019 Hyundai Santa Fe models have proven to be the most dependable in recent years. With every new model, costs do, however, seem to go up; the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe is priced between $27,000 and $42,450. We might anticipate more price hikes with the impending 2025 model because of several changes.
The larger size of the Hyundai Santa Fe is one anticipated modification for 2025. In terms of size, the next Santa Fe will resemble the Palisade and be positioned as a big SUV, setting itself apart from the smaller Tucson. The change intends to give cars a more prominent appearance while offering passengers more comfort and convenience on road journeys.
Design: Exterior and Interior
The 2025 Santa Fe’s external styling is anticipated to be influenced by the Hyundai Galloper, a rugged mid-size SUV with off-road capabilities sold from 1991 to 2003. The corporation could employ comparable ideas for subsequent models’ forms, dimensions, and color palettes, even if they are unlikely replicate Galloper’s design aspects.
The new Santa Fe will feature a cascading grille connecting with the T-shaped headlights, providing a unique light signature. The front bumper will have a 3D sculpture effect, while the rear bumper will integrate with the rear combination light. The new 18-inch alloy wheels will complete the look of this progressive SUV.
More passenger space will be available inside the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe than in rival vehicles like the Honda CR-V. Modern safety features, an opulent interior, and improved electrification options—including hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains—will all be included in the 2025 model. This boost will improve driving range in addition to lowering fuel expenses.
The interior will also feature soft-to-the-touch textures, sweeping character lines, and an elevated center bridge console that creates a cleverly practical cabin space ideally suited for the busy schedule of an active family. The entire auto AC system will ensure optimal temperature control for all passengers. At the same time, the rear door manual curtain will provide privacy and shade.
The new Santa Fe will also offer a range of convenience features, such as dual second-row USB ports, a walk-in switch for easy access to the third-row seats, intelligent power tailgate that opens automatically when you stand near it with your smart key (Signature), shift by wire automatic transmission that allows you to select gears with buttons instead of a lever (Signature), and drive mode selector that lets you choose between Sport, Smart, Eco or Normal modes depending on your driving preference.
The 2025 Hyundai Santa Fe will offer two engine options: a Theta III 2.5 MPI gasoline engine and an R2.2 CRDi diesel engine. An eight-speed automatic gearbox that offers rapid and seamless performance will be mated to both engines.
The gasoline engine will produce 178 hp and 232 Nm of torque (Signature). In comparison, the diesel engine will produce 200 hp and 441 Nm of torque (Signature). Both engines will have improved fuel efficiency and lower emissions than their predecessors.
The new Santa Fe will also offer hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants combining an electric motor with a gasoline or diesel engine. The hybrid variants will have a combined output of around 230 hp (Signature). In comparison, the plug-in hybrid variants will have a combined output of about 265 hp (Signature). The plug-in hybrid variants will also have an electric-only driving range of around 50 km (Signature).
Release Date and Price
The Hyundai Santa Fe 2025 will be on sale in the middle of 2024, with a fall 2025 launch date most likely. Additional information on the vehicle’s features and specs will be released as the launching date approaches. But Hyundai is determined to make the Santa Fe a more daring, powerful, and wealthy SUV.
The price of the new Santa Fe has yet to be confirmed, but we can expect it to be higher than the current model due to the many upgrades and enhancements. The current model starts from $27,000 and goes up to $42,450, depending on the trim level and options. The new model may start from around $30,000 to about $50,000 (Signature).
The 2025 Hyundai Santa Fe will bring thrilling developments to the mid-size SUV market. The next-generation Santa Fe is expected to provide drivers with a fantastic driving experience thanks to its larger size, rugged exterior, opulent interior, and cutting-edge engine options.