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  • Writer's pictureCory Fourniquet

We Drive the New 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe Calligraphy and XRT

Hyundai invited GT: Garage Talk out to Tennessee to sample the Calligraphy and XRT AWD variants of their new 3-row crossover the 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe. How good were they on curvy Tennessee country roads and through the woods?


2024 Hyundai Santa Fe Calligraphy 2.5T AWD



2024 Hyundai Santa Fe Calligraphy 2.5T AWD Specs:

  • Standard 2.5L Turbocharged 4-cylinder Engine

  • 277 Horsepower

  • 311 lb-ft of Torque

  • 8-speed Automatic

  • Optional 1.6L Turbocharged Hybrid 4-cylinder

  • 231 Combined Horsepower

  • 271 Combined lb-ft of Torque

  • 6-speed Automatic

  • FWD or HTRAC AWD Active On-demand

  • 6 Drive Modes (Depending on Model/Trim)

  • Comfort

  • Eco

  • Sport

  • Smart

  • Snow

  • Sand/Mud

  • Torque Split up to 50:50 Front:Rear

  • Seating for 6

  • Heated Steering Wheel

  • Heated & Ventilated Front Seats

  • Heated Second Row Captain’s Chairs

  • Nappa Leather-trimmed Seating

  • 8-way Power Driver's Seat with Lumbar & Recline Mode

  • 8-way Power Passenger Seat with Lumbar

  • 2-person Front Seat Memory Settings

  • 50/50 Manual Folding Third Row Seats

  • Eco-suede Microfiber Headliner

  • 21-inch Black Alloy Wheels

  • 245/45 R21 Pirelli Scorpion Tires

  • 14.6 Cubic Feet of Storage Space Behind the Rear Seats

  • 40.5 Cubic Feet of Storage Space Behind the Second Row

  • 79.6 Cubic Feet Behind the First Row

  • 12.3-inch Infotainment Screen with Wireless Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™

  • 12.3-inch Digital Driver Information Display

  • 12-inch Head-up Display

  • Rearview Camera Mirror

  • 12-speaker Bose Premium Audio System

  • Dual Qi Wireless Chargers

  • Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control

  • Dual Sunroofs

  • UV-C Sanitizer Compartment (upper glovebox)

  • 360º Camera System

  • Rearview Camera Mirror

  • Hyundai SmartSense Technologies

  • Blind-spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA)

  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)

  • Parking Distance Warning – Forward/Side/Reverse (PDW – F/S/R)

  • Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA)

  • Advanced Rear Occupant Alert (Advanced ROA)

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian (FCA-Ped), Cyclist, and Junction Turning Detection

  • Forward Attention Warning (FAW)

  • Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go and Curve Control

  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)

  • Driver Attention Warning (DAW)

  • Highway Driving Assistance 2 (HDA2)

  • Lane Following Assist (LFA)

  • Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM)

  • Surround View Monitor (SVM)

  • Proximity Key with Push Button Start

  • Bluelink+ Membership for Entire Ownership Lifespan

  • EPA Estimated Fuel Economy 20/28/23 (city/hwy/cmb)

  • Starting MSRP $48,300

  • Price as tested: $50,905




2024 Hyundai Santa Fe XRT 2.5T AWD


2024 Hyundai Santa Fe XRT 2.5T AWD Specs:

  • Standard 2.5L Turbocharged 4-cylinder Engine

  • 277 Horsepower

  • 311 lb-ft of Torque

  • 8-speed Automatic

  • Optional 1.6L Turbocharged Hybrid 4-cylinder

  • 231 Combined Horsepower

  • 271 Combined lb-ft of Torque

  • 6-speed Automatic

  • HTRAC AWD Active On-demand

  • 6 Drive Modes (Depending on Model/Trim)

  • Comfort

  • Eco

  • Sport

  • Smart

  • Snow

  • Sand/Mud

  • Torque Split up to 50:50 Front:Rear

  • Seating for 7

  • Heated Steering Wheel

  • Heated Front Seats

  • H-Tex Trimmed Seating

  • 8-way Power Driver's Seat with Lumbar

  • 60/40 Folding Second Row Bench Seat

  • 50/50 Manual Folding Third Row Seats

  • 18-inch Black Alloy Wheels

  • 245/60 R18 Continental TerrainContact All-terrain Tires

  • 14.6 Cubic Feet of Storage Space Behind the Rear Seats

  • 40.5 Cubic Feet of Storage Space Behind the Second Row

  • 79.6 Cubic Feet Behind the First Row

  • 12.3-inch Infotainment Screen with Wireless Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™

  • 4.2-inch Digital Driver Information Display

  • 12-speaker Bose Premium Audio System

  • Qi Wireless Charger

  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control

  • Sunroof

  • Secondary Upper Glovebox

  • Rearview Camera Mirror

  • Hyundai SmartSense Technologies

  • Proximity Key with Push Button Start

  • Bluelink+ Membership for Entire Ownership Lifespan

  • EPA Estimated Fuel Economy 19/26/22 (city/hwy/cmb)

  • Starting MSRP $40,600

  • Price as tested: $42,205




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