Compare 2021 vs 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe
2021 Hyundai Santa Fe 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe


2.5L I-4 2.4L I-4


191 hp 185 hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

25/28 * 22/29 *

  Infotainment Display

8.0-in. touchscreen 7.0-in. touchscreen

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

Serving Memphis, TN

Over the last two decades, the Hyundai Santa Fe has been modernized and improved through four major generational updates and many other minor changes. Now that you are ready to buy your new Santa Fe, you need to learn about the differences between the 2020 and 2021 versions. These are both mid-generation Santa Fe versions, but the 2021 Santa Fe introduces numerous striking improvements that you will undoubtedly love.


The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe boasts exceptional improvements under the hood across all trim levels. The base powertrain in 2021 is a revamped four-cylinder, 2.5-liter engine that now produces 191 horsepower. This is compared to 185 horsepower from the outgoing 2.4-liter engine. The turbo 2.5-liter engine produces 277 horsepower in the 2021 model year, and this replaces last year’s 235-horsepower turbo engine. This premium engine is standard in the all-new Calligraphy trim level. In 2021, a hybrid engine was introduced for the first time. This is a 1.6-liter turbo engine that generates 225 net horsepower. It is accompanied by a six-speed auto transmission and all-wheel drive.


The 2021 Santa Fe’s interior and exterior styles have been reimagined with beautiful results. You can find a revised front end with segmented, T-shaped headlights, a reshaped grille, and stunning accents across the lower front fascia on the exterior. The rear also boasts T-shaped lights and modern styling elements. Inside, the cabin is dressed in premium materials, including Nappa leather in select trim levels. The ascension of the angled center console creates a seamless flow between the console and the stack. Additional design elements include a push-button gear selector and a flowing display screen.


For the current model year, the Hyundai Santa Fe is available with four trim levels. The new Calligraphy trim includes quilted leather seats, a heads-up display, and several other premium features. Across most or all of the trim levels, you can take advantage of a keyless ignition, wireless device charging, a power-adjusting driver’s seat, wireless smart device app connectivity, USB ports in the front and rear, numerous assistive safety technologies, and more.

At Wolfchase Hyundai, we consistently take strides to satisfy our customers’ expectations. This includes keeping a diverse selection of possibilities in our inventory and delivering focused customer service to each shopper. To get to know more about the 2020 and 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe crossovers, get in touch with a member of our sales department today.

* EPA estimates for comparison. Your actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and vehicle’s condition.