The new Hyundai Santa Fe 2024 has turned out to be significantly more expensive than its predecessor

In the ever-evolving automotive saga, the United States has just revealed the price tags for the spanking-new Hyundai Santa Fe, parading onto the scene in the latter half of 2023 as a 2024 model. Brace yourselves, off-road enthusiasts, because this SUV has bulked up its price tag, and when I say bulked, I mean it’s thrown on a hefty 5 grand.

The baseline Santa Fe 2024 in the U.S. comes at you with a sticker shock of $35,345. Now, hold on to your hats, because the 2023 Santa Fe (the relic of the previous generation) was a mere $30,085. But, before you start waving your pitchforks, let me remind you of the monumental gap between these two generations: the 2023 Santa Fe was a less tech-savvy, smaller, two-row seating affair, while the 2024 Santa Fe boasts a three-row setup right out of the box.

If you’re feeling flush and aiming for the zenith, the top-tier Santa Fe 2024 Calligraphy, equipped with full-throttle four-wheel drive, will set you back a cool $50,195. And all these figures are for the version flaunting the 2.5-liter turbocharged engine.

Unlike its purely petrol-powered counterpart, the hybrid variant, based on the 1.6-liter engine, hasn’t swelled its price tag as much. Take, for instance, the base SEL trim with front-wheel drive, clocking in at $38,345 – a mere $800 more than the last-gen hybrid. Pocket change, right?

Under the hood of the Santa Fe 2024, the 2.5-liter engine flexes its muscles, churning out 277 horsepower, hitched to an 8-speed gearbox, and sprinting to 100 km/h in a respectable 8 seconds. Meanwhile, the hybrid variant puts out 231 horsepower, with a 6-speed automatic playing matchmaker in this power-packed dance. So, whether you’re craving the raw power of combustion or embracing the eco-friendly hum of a hybrid, the Santa Fe 2024 lineup has something to rev up every engine aficionado.

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