Updated 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe - Now in Ottawa

The Hyundai Santa Fe has always been a solid option in the compact SUV class, but the mid-cycle refresh given to it for 2021 has elevated its design, style, and technology to another level.

What to Expect

With its more upscale design and focus on quality, the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe is a great value for drivers at all price points. Starting at $31,399, it is available in four model configurations across Canada: Essential, Preferred, Luxury Hybrid, and Calligraphy.

New Features

The newest features of the Santa Fe are three new powertrains, a push-button shifter, new optional driver-asst features such as a semi-autonomous driving mode, larger infotainment touchscreen displays, and standard smartphone connectivity. Hyundai also added a new trim level to the Santa Fe. The new Calligraphy model comes with the best of everything, including all-wheel drive, a turbocharged engine, 19-inch wheels, surround view monitor, head-up display, and leather seats.


The exterior design of the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe is more muscular than the previous version and more modern with LED headlights, taillights, and daytime running lights. Redesigned from every angle, the Santa Fe exudes confidence and capability. Inside, the Santa Fe is spacious and stylish, surrounding drivers and passengers in luxury with a sleek dashboard design and floating centre console. The Santa Fe is designed for versatility, providing 2,041 litres of storage with the rear seats folded down.


Hyundai provides three new powertrain options to ensure that drivers can match the vehicle's performance to their driving needs and style. The standard 2.5-litre Smartstream engine provides 191 horsepower, 181 lb-ft of torque, and a balance of power and efficiency. The upgraded option is a 2.5-litre Smartstream turbo engine that delivers 277 horsepower, 311 lb-ft of torque, and 1,587 kg towing capability. Drivers looking for fuel efficiency should choose the hybrid 1.6-litre Smartstream turbo engine that offers 226 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.


Hyundai upgraded the infotainment system for 2021, giving the Santa Fe a larger, 8-inch touchscreen as well as Bluetooth and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Hyundai's infotainment system is one of the most intuitive on the market.


The Hyundai SmartSense suite of safety features comes standard on every 2021 Santa Fe model, keeping everyone safe with lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, lane following assist, driver attention warning, and high beam assist. All models of the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe offer great value for drivers looking for a capable and complete compact SUV for sale in Canada.