Introducing the Santa Fe Hybrid

The Santa Fe is already one of the most sought-after SUVs at your local Hyundai dealer. It offers a spacious cabin that’s perfect for families, along with high safety ratings, tons of tech, and an available turbocharged engine that adds some pep to your step. 

Just when you thought the Santa Fe couldn’t be better, Hyundai announced the release of a Santa Fe Hybrid. Every Hyundai dealer in the area was overrun with excited drivers looking to be the first to bring one home. 

Say Hello To Electric Power

Hybrid vehicles are becoming extremely popular these days. Many drivers aren’t ready to switch to a completely electric vehicle, but hybrids offer the best of both worlds. The Santa Fe Hybrid combines a peppy gas engine with an electric motor to provide power and eco-friendliness in one place. 

By utilizing hybrid technology, your Santa Fe produces fewer emissions, earns better gas mileage, and is overall more efficient. It may cost a little more than its gas-powered cousin, but the various benefits easily offset the higher price. 

Enjoy Fewer Stops At The Pump

The hybrid version of this popular SUV comes with a 1.6-liter gas turbocharged engine that earns an EPA-estimated 34 miles per gallon combined city and highway. The non-hybrid Santa Fe only earns 24 mpg combined, regardless of which engine you choose. 

Getting better gas mileage doesn’t have to mean sacrificing power. The hybrid powertrain produces 225 hp, which sits right in between the gas engine options. The 1.6-liter gas engine produces 191 hp, while the 2.5-liter selection creates 277 hp. 

The Next Level of Santa Fe

The beautiful thing about going with the Santa Fe Hybrid is that you still get to enjoy all of the features you love on the regular Santa Fe. That means you get the eight-inch standard touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, remote smart parking, highway driving assist, and more. 

You can even turn your hybrid into a premium Santa Fe with the addition of features like a 10.3-inch touchscreen, wireless charging, and an upgraded 12-speaker sound system. 

A Plug-In Hybrid is Also Coming to a Hyundai Dealer Near You

Those looking forward to a more eco-friendly Santa Fe are stoked at the future plug-in hybrid coming next year. A plug-in hybrid uses a larger battery that allows you to drive around 30 miles on pure electricity before the gas engine kicks in. 

This powertrain is especially attractive to drivers who have short commutes. If you drive less than 30 miles round trip or have access to a charging station at work, you could potentially go weeks without needing to fill up your tank. 

Learn more about all of Hyundai’s eco-friendly options at your local Hyundai dealer.