Well-Rounded Versatility and Practical Performance: The New Hyundai Santa Fe

The Hyundai Santa Fe lineup has been a long-time popular choice for drivers in Auburn, ME, who seek an SUV with aggregable pricing and a tad more features for its class. The 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe joins the lineup as a five-seater two-row SUV with hybridization available. The new Hyundai Santa Fe introduces new powertrain options, shuffled features, and convenience features that become standard on most trims. Read on to learn about the 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe.

The new Hyundai Santa Fe is available in five trims that are:

  • SE
  • SEL
  • XRT
  • Limited
  • Calligraphy


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The new Hyundai Santa Fe has multiple powertrain options to suit your power craves. The base option is a 191-horsepower engine. Buyers can choose the more potent turbocharged 2.5L that makes 281 horsepower. Both gas-powered engines mate with an eight-speed automatic transmission that delivers power to the front as standard or optional HTRAC all-wheel drive. The 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe hybrid trims for Brunswick, ME, drivers draw power from a 1.6L four-cylinder engine paired with battery packs to produce 226 horsepower.

A plug-in hybrid is also available that makes 260 horsepower. The plug-in can drive up to 31 miles on battery power only. The 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe can tow up to 2,000 pounds, while trims with the 2.5L turbocharged engine can tow up to 3,500 pounds. Off-road enthusiasts near Saco will appreciate the strut suspension and stabilizing bar, which limits the rough terrain feedback.

Exterior and Interior Features

Hyundai carries over the Santa Fe's rugged looks, albeit there are updates to its front and rear. Daytime running lights in the front and LED headlights flank the honeycomb grille that bears Hyundai's badging. Sculpted lines and chrome accents on the top-spec Calligraphy trim bring the drama. Rear LED taillights, a shark fin, and roof rails are options to keep the frenzy style going through Portland, ME.

Inside is where the 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe turns up the style. The new Santa Fe spans quality materials from the base trims with stain-resistant cloth upholstery to quilted Nappa leather stitching on premium trims. The Santa Fe offers 36.4 cubic feet of space with the rear seats up, which swells to 72.1 cubic feet when the rear seats fold in a 60/40 split. Available features on the premium trims, such as heated front seats, eight-way power passenger seat, four-way power lumbar support, and ambient lighting, targeting Westbrook, ME, drivers seeking a luxurious experience in the compact SUV segment.


Hyundai SUVs are equipped with the best technology because they have the driver in mind. Technology to ease your life can be accessed via an 8.0-inch touchscreen standard on entry-level trims or the 10.3-inch unit standard on midrange and range-topping trims. Both screens are Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatible. Standard features in the new Santa Fe include two USB ports in the front and rear, Bluetooth, and HD radio. A 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system is optional with the larger display, as are a heads-up display and remote self-parking assist.


The safety and driver assistance features range from essential to luxurious in the new Santa Fe, which has Hyundai's safety suite - Smart Sense. Standard features are:

  • Rear cross-traffic collision avoidance
  • Forward collision avoidance with pedestrian detection
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Rearview monitor with parking guidance

Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go is an optional feature on most trims. For safety, the new Santa Fe has electronic stability control, rear child safety locks, and sensors on the seatbelts. Every new Santa Fe has LATCH connectors on the outboard seats and a tether anchor on the middle seat for safely seating toddlers.

Schedule a Test Drive

The new 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe runs a gamut of powertrains that balance efficiency and performance. With five trims to choose from, there's a guarantee you'll find a Santa Fe for you here at Rowe Auburn Hyundai. Test drive the new Santa Fe near Augusta, ME, pick a trim you love, and enjoy the adventure.