2022 Hyundai Santa Fe: Extra safety tech and convenience features bump prices up
Prices are up across the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe range, but the 7-seater family bus now boasts extra safety tech and upgraded looks for Active models.
Hyundai Australia has boosted equipment across the 2022 Santa Fe range, with the 7-seater gaining additional safety tech and comfort features.
Headlining the safety upgrades for all variants is the addition of a centre airbag to prevent front occupants from hitting and injuring each other in the event of a side impact.
Active safety tech is also lifted with a multi-collision brake function. It automatically applies the brakes in case of an impact that triggers the airbags. This aims to reduce further collisions from occurring from the vehicle still moving.
Visually, the Santa Fe Active receives the most notable changes. It has an array of bright chrome finishes for the grille, skid plate, bumper moulding, door garnish and door handles added. Elite models do gain LED taillights, though.
Several changes are added inside, with all variants adding a third-row USB charging port to keep kids' devices charged up. Elite models also gain a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster along with heated front seats.
Both of the Santa Fe's drivetrain options carry over for 2022, with a 3.5-litre V6 petrol paired to an 8-speed automatic and front-wheel drive coming as standard. Stepping up to models with the 2.2-litre 4-cylinder turbo-diesel engine adds an 8-speed dual-clutch auto and all-wheel drive.
Reflecting the range-wide increase in equipment, prices have risen across the range by as much as $1,700 for Elite variants.
2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Australian pricing
- Santa Fe 3.5 FWD: $45,550 (+$850)
- Santa Fe 2.2 AWD: $49,050 (+$850)
- Santa Fe Active 3.5 FWD: $49,750 (+$1,450)
- Santa Fe Active 2.2 AWD: $53,250 (+$1,450)
- Santa Fe Elite 3.5 FWD: $56,000 (+$1,700)
- Santa Fe Elite 2.2 AWD: $59,500 (+$1,700)
- Santa Fe Highlander 3.5 FWD: $62,550 (+$850)
- Santa Fe Highlander 2.2 AWD: $66,050 (+$850)