Compare 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid

2022 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid
2022 Hyundai Santa Fe 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid


2.5L I-4 1.6L Turbo I-4


191 hp 261 combined hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

25/28 * 76 MPGe combined *

  Rear Leg Room

41.7 in. 39.5 in.

2022 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid

Serving Memphis, TN

The Hyundai Santa Fe is a stunning crossover SUV with three rows of seating. Its fourth-generation debuted in 2019, and a new plug-in hybrid variant is introduced in the 2022 model year. As you prepare to make your next selection at Wolfchase Hyundai, you understandably want to know more about the differences between the gas-powered trim levels and the new plug-in hybrid version. What should you know before you finalize your buying decision?


The most significant differences between the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2022 Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid are found under the hood. Two powertrains are offered in the gas-powered version of the Santa Fe. Most of the trims come with a 191-horsepower, 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine. This engine is paired with an eight-speed auto transmission. The top two Santa Fe trim levels have a 281-horsepower, turbo 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine paired with an auto transmission. The Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid, on the other hand, is offered with a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder turbo engine paired with a plug-in electric model. It is paired with a six-speed auto transmission and HTRAC all-wheel drive. The combination of equipment produces 260 net horsepower.


The exterior designs of the Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid are almost identical. The primary difference is the introduction of a plug-in charging port on the latter version’s exterior. You will find a rounded nose with a tall, encompassing grille that features a diamond pattern mesh throughout both models. The headlights uniquely have two parts with a bold, T-shaped element. The roofline is flat, drawing attention to the long contouring elements that run through the side doors.


The Santa Fe is offered with more trim options than the Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid so that you can enjoy a greater variation in features in the first option. However, both of these models have numerous shared features. For example, they are both offered with a multi-zone climate control system, a digital display screen in full color, leather upholstery, a push-button ignition, smart device integration, a sunroof, heated seats, and other premium features.

At Wolfchase Hyundai, we are exclusively focused on helping each of our customers enjoy an excellent experience behind the wheel. To accomplish our goal, we work hard to match each customer with their ultimate vehicle. Contact our sales associates for a Hyundai test drive when you are ready to know more about the Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid.

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