What's Changed for the 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe?

The Hyundai Santa Fe might not make as many headlines as its bigger sibling, the Palisade, but that hasn’t stopped it from gaining a strong following with buyers. What changes are in store for the 2023 Santa Fe?

Minimal Changes Define Santa Fe

For the 2023 model year, Hyundai updated the Santa Fe by adding more standard features such as Highway Driving Assist, a bigger 10.25-inch touchscreen and dynamic voice recognition. The 2023 Santa Fe also receives over-the-air map updates in all trims but the base SE.

The Santa Fe remains pretty similar, with buyers able to pick from three powertrain options. The base engine is still a 191-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder, which Limited and Calligraphy trims upgrade to a 281-hp, turbocharged version of the same engine.

The hybrid and PHEV versions use a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder; the former makes 178 hp combined, while the latter’s beefier electric motor allows for 261 hp combined. Fuel economy is still key for these models, with the higher SEL Premium and Limited trims getting an EPA rating of 32 mpg combined, and the base Blue at 34 mpg. The 2023 PHEV's fuel efficiency has not been released yet, but the 2022 model achieved an EPA rating of 76 mpg-e and 31 miles of pure electric range.


Is Hyundai Santa Fe a reliable car?

The Hyundai Santa Fe Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 2nd out of 26 for midsize SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $515 which means it has lower than average ownership costs.

Does the Santa Fe have engine problems?

In earlier models, the 2012 and 2013 Santa Fe to be exact, many drivers reported engine failure around 80,000 miles. This ultimately led to the full replacement of the engine, which can be very costly. Drivers from other model years have reported that their engine stalls or comes to a complete stop without warning.

Is used Santa Fe worth buying?

The Hyundai Santa Fe Can Be A Long-Lasting SUV, So Long As You Avoid Problematic Model Years. An abundance of features and a below-average price tag makes the Hyundai Santa Fe an excellent family hauler. If you're in the market for a used one, avoiding the 2012, 2014, and 2017 models would be a safer bet.