2023 Hyundai Santa Fe: Specs, Features, & Overview

The 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe is a solid option for the compact crossover SUV segment, with its attractive design, many engine options, and a well-equipped interior. Also, it offers good value. Find out what we know so far about the release date, price, specs, and features of the 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe.

2023 Santa Fe specs: Engine options, gas mileage, and towing

Rear view of gray 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe crossover SUV, highlighting its release date and price
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The 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe offers four engine options: a 2.5-liter four-cylinder (191 horsepower), a turbocharged 2.5-liter (277 horsepower), a hybrid (226 horsepower), and a plug-in hybrid (260). Also, the Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid can drive with electric-only power, with an estimated electric driving range of 31 miles.

For efficiency, the gas-powered Santa Fe gets an estimated fuel economy of up to 25 combined mpg, while the Santa Fe Hybrid has a gas mileage of up to 32 combined mpg. Also, the Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid gets an estimated fuel efficiency of 76 MPGe when driving in electric-only mode and 33 combined mpg in hybrid mode.

Depending on the model, buyers of the Santa Fe have a choice of a front-wheel drive system or a traction-enhancing all-wheel drive system. Also, the Santa Fe offers an off-road-focused model with the XRT trim.

Compared to many of its compact crossover competitors, the Santa Fe is strong for towing. It has a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds.

What’s new for the 2023 Santa Fe?

Dashboard and front seats in 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe crossover SUV, highlighting its release date and price
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The 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe is a carryover model. However, it has some feature upgrades across the trim lineup. This includes newly available over-the-air (OTA) map updates and H-Tex seating surfaces. 

Also, the Santa Fe Hybrid offers new exterior paint color options: Hampton Gray, Calypso Red, Stormy Sea, and Serenity White Pearl. The Serenity White Pearl hue is also a new color option for the Santa Fe PHEV. Additionally, the Santa Fe SEL Convenience trim is not available for the 2023 model year. 

What are the crossover SUV competitors of the Hyundai Santa Fe?

The crossover SUV competitors of the Hyundai Santa Fe include the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue, Mazda CX-5, Mazda CX-50, Chevy Equinox, Subaru Forester, Volkswagen Tiguan, Kia Sportage, and Ford Escape.

Also, for warranty coverage, the 2023 Santa Fe has the backing of a 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. Additionally, the Santa Fe has a free maintenance plan, which is good for three years or 36,000 miles.

When will the 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe be released and available?

Front angle view of gray 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe crossover SUV, highlighting its release date and price
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The 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe, Santa Fe Hybrid, and Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) will likely be available in Fall 2022. As of 10/20/2022, customers can build and price the standard gas-powered model.

The Hyundai Santa Fe for the U.S. market is built at Hyundai’s plant in Montgomery, Alabama.

How much does the 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe cost?

According to Hyundai, the starting price of the 2023 Santa Fe is $28,200 MSRP for the standard gas-powered model. However, the price information for the Santa Fe Hybrid and Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid are not yet available. For 2022, the Santa Fe Hybrid starts at $34,300 MSRP, and the Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid starts at $40,000 MSRP.