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Hyundai Santa Fe Calligraphy 2024 review: snapshot

The Calligraphy is the new top-spec grade in the Hyundai Santa Fe line-up, replacing the outgoing Highlander badge.

The new car is larger in every dimension with a more radical, tough-looking design, and it steps up in terms of its premium features, too, with this Calligraphy grade having multiple Nappa leather colour choices for its seat trim.

The Calligraphy is also the only grade which can be chosen in a six-seat layout as opposed to the rest of the range which is seven-seat only.

The only powertrain option at launch is a 1.6-litre turbocharged hybrid four with a six-speed automatic transmission, producing a combined 172kW/367Nm. The Calligraphy grade is all-wheel drive only.

The standard feature list includes 20-inch alloy wheels (in an alternate design to the rest of the range), dual 12.3-inch screens for the multimedia suite and digital instrument cluster, dual wireless chargers to go with its wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, a head-up display, a digital rear vision mirror, Nappa leather interior trim with heated and ventilated front seats, power adjust for the driver and passenger, heated outboard rear seats, dual-zone climate, push-start ignition with keyless entry, a Bose premium audio system, a panoramic sunroof, a UV sanitizing tray in the front storage compartment, as well as remote parking and highway assist features.

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Range and Specs

Active MPI (2WD) 3.5L, —, 8 SP AUTO $50,250 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe 2024 Active MPI (2WD) Pricing and Specs
Active Crdi (awd) 2.2L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $53,750 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe 2024 Active Crdi (awd) Pricing and Specs
Crdi (awd) 2.2L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $49,550 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe 2024 Crdi (awd) Pricing and Specs
Elite MPI (2WD) 3.5L, —, 8 SP AUTO $56,500 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe 2024 Elite MPI (2WD) Pricing and Specs
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