Bringing a huge stylistic change and even more technology across the range, the fifth-generation 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe has gone on sale in Australia. Priced from $55,000 plus on-road costs, the new Santa Fe is initially only available as a hybrid with the previous petrol V6 and four-cylinder diesel drivetrains shelved globally and a turbo-petrol engine option arriving later this year.

“Now in its fifth generation, all-new Santa Fe brings expansive space and extensive equipment to give adventurous families an attractive, rugged and sophisticated three-row SUV,” Hyundai Motor Company Australia Chief Executive Officer, Ted Lee said.

“All-new Santa Fe’s roomy third row, expanded cargo area and wider tailgate give customers the space to escape and enjoy the great outdoors, with an array of convenience and connectivity technology at their fingertips,” he said.

2024 Hyundai Santa Fe interior

Both the exterior and interior of the 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe are hugely different stylistically compared to the previous model, with Hyundai’s new blocky and futuristic design theme from its Ioniq electric cars used inside and out.

Measuring 4,830mm long, 1,900mm wide and 1,770mm tall with a 2,815mm long wheelbase, the 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe is 45mm longer, the same width, 60mm taller and riding on a 50mm longer wheelbase than the previous model. Its boot measures 628-litres with just the second row of seats up (57L larger than the last model) and 1,949L with all the seats folded.

Under the bonnet of the entire Santa Fe range for now is a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated to a 1.49kWh lithium-ion battery hybrid drivetrain making a combined 172kW of power and 367Nm of torque. That’s mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and can be had with either front-wheel drive in the base model, or all-wheel drive elsewhere in the range. The Santa Fe hybrid’s claimed combined fuel consumption is rated at just 5.6L/100km and its CO2 emissions at 128g/km.

Later in 2024, a 206kW/422Nm 2.5-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine that’s also used in the Sonata mid-size sedan will join the range paired to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. The petrol Santa Fe will also be available in either front- or all-wheel drive, with pricing yet to be confirmed.

2024 Hyundai Santa Fe hybrid

2024 Hyundai Santa Fe standard equipment:

  • 20-inch alloy wheels with a full-size alloy spare
  • Dusk-sensing automatic all-LED exterior lighting
  • Rain-sensing automatic wipers
  • Roof rails
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Keyless entry and start with
  • Power tailgate
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Black cloth upholstery
  • 10-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Dual-zone climate control with third row fan control
  • 12.3-inch digital driver’s display
  • 12.3-inch touchscreen
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring
  • AM/FM/DAB+ digital radio
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Bluelink live services with over-the-air updates
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Three driving modes (eco, my drive and sport) plus three extra terrain modes for AWD models (snow, mud and sand)

2024 Hyundai Santa Fe safety equipment:

  • 10 airbags (including a front centre unit)
  • Auto emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian, cyclist, intersection and steering assistance
  • Lane keeping assistance with lane departure warning
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop and go functionality
  • Blind-spot monitoring with camera feed (with braking)
  • Safe exit assist
  • Auto high beam
  • Driver attention monitoring
  • Intelligent speed limit assist
  • Rear-cross traffic alert (with braking)
  • Rear occupant alert
  • 360-degree camera
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Tyre pressure monitoring
  • Low-speed rear auto emergency braking (AEB)
2024 Hyundai Santa Fe rear badge

Santa Fe Elite adds:

  • Satellite navigation with live traffic
  • 12-speaker Bose sound system
  • Leather seat upholstery
  • Suede headliner
  • Powered front passenger seat
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Dual wireless phone charger
  • Acoustic front door glass
  • Projector LED headlights
  • Highway driving assistance
  • Remote smart parking
  • Navigation-based adaptive cruise control

Santa Fe Calligraphy adds:

  • Black exterior detailing, including wheels, badging and body cladding
  • C-pillar assist handle
  • Dual sunroofs
  • Nappa leather upholstery
  • Two-tone steering wheel
  • Digital rear mirror
  • Memory for the driver’s seat
  • Ventilated front seats, heated outboard middle row seats
  • Head-up display
  • UV-C sanitising tray
  • Relaxation settings for the front seats

Santa Fe colour range:

  • Creamy White
  • Terracotta Orange
  • Ocado Green: $695
  • Pebble Blue: $695
  • Typhoon Silver: $695
  • Magnetic Force: $695
  • Cyber Sage: $695
  • Abyss Black: $695
  • Earthly Bronze matte (Calligraphy only): $1,000
  • Creamy White Matte (Calligraphy only): $1,000

2024 Hyundai Santa Fe pricing (plus on-road costs):

  • Hybrid 2WD: $55,000
  • Hybrid AWD: $58,500
  • Elite Hybrid AWD: $65,000
  • Calligraphy Hybrid AWD: $75,000


  • Six-seat layout (Calligraphy): $500
  • Premium paint: $695
  • Matte paint: $1,000
  • Grey (Elite only) or green or brown (Calligraphy only) interior: $295
2024 Hyundai Santa Fe rear 3/4

The 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe is now on sale in Australia with local deliveries commencing soon. Stay tuned to DiscoverAuto for the latest automotive news and reviews.

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