Hyundai SUV Models

When you need a vehicle that offers the capability and dependable towing to tackle all of your adventures, you need one of the new Hyundai SUV models. To help you understand how the new Hyundai SUVs compare, let's look at the capacities, performance specs, and pricing of the current Hyundai SUV lineup. After you've learned more about the Hyundai Tucson vs. Palisade and other noteworthy comparisons, book your test drive at our local Hyundai dealer.

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Built for versatility, fun, and convenience, the 2022 Hyundai Tucson is a modern compact SUV that is available in three trim models: Hyundai Tucson SE, Hyundai Tucson SEL, and Hyundai Tucson Limited. The Tucson SUV is adventure-ready while offering modern conveniences and appointments. The new Tucson produces up to 187 horsepower and comes with an optional AWD for enhanced handling in slippery conditions. As far as fuel economy, drivers can expect an EPA-estimated 33 highway MPG5 from the new Tucson SUV. To tour the Tucson lineup, book a test drive at our local dealership.

Tucson Interior Image

Base price:



26 City/33 Hwy/29 Combined

# of seats:



226 hp

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Santa Fe Image


When you need a powerful five-passenger SUV with optional AWD, you'll be excited to hear that the new Santa Fe is available in five trim models: the 2021 Santa Fe SE, Santa Fe SEL, Santa Fe Limited, Santa Fe Calligraphy, and Santa Fe Calligraphy 2.5T AWD with 19-inch wheels. The new Santa Fe SUV delivers plenty of notable standard features and styling elements, such as an eight-inch color touchscreen, 18-inch alloy wheels, and LED headlights. Gas up the turbocharged engine under the hood of the Santa Fe Limited and discover your next adventure.

Santa Fe Interior Image

Base price:



25 City/28 Hwy/26 Combined

# of seats:

6 or 7


281 hp

Santa Fe Interior Image
Palisade Image


When only an eight-passenger, three-row SUV will get you and your crew where you need to go, opt for the new Palisade with optional AWD and up to 291 horsepower. The 2021 lineup is available in four trim models: Palisade SE, Palisade SEL, Palisade Limited, and Palisade Calligraphy. If you're looking for a new Hyundai SUV with standard Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®, you're in luck — the new Palisade is here. Connect your device to the eight-inch color touchscreen, max out the second-row bench, and take a smooth ride on 18-inch wheels.

Palisade Interior Image

Base price:



19 City/26 Hwy/22 Combined

# of seats:

7 or 8


292 hp

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Santa Cruz Image


The new Sport Adventure Vehicle (SAV) is here. The Santa Cruz blends a pickup truck with an SUV to give you the best of both worlds. This new Hyundai will be arriving in four available trim models: the Santa Cruz SE, Santa Cruz SEL, Santa Cruz Premium, and Santa Cruz Limited. When you need wireless Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™ for your compatible device and the smooth ride of an eight-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®, you need the new Hyundai Santa Cruz. Load the 4.3-foot composite-molded bed for easy access to your gear.

Santa Cruz Image

Base price:

$28,000 est.



# of seats:

est. 5


~190 hp est.

Santa Cruz Image

Hyundai SUV Pricing

If you are trying to decide on the best new full-size SUV for your family, let's first look at the current Hyundai SUV models. When comparing the new Hyundai SUVs for sale, you immediately notice there are Hyundai compact SUVs and Hyundai full-size SUVs. The biggest difference between the two classifications is the number of seats. If you need seating for five, take a look at the Hyundai Tucson and Hyundai Santa Fe. Drivers who want a new three-row SUV with seating for up to eight passengers shouldn’t miss out on the new Hyundai Palisade.

The 2022 Hyundai Tucson is a modern compact SUV that offers an optional AWD, produces up to 187 horsepower, and boasts a $24,950 starting MSRP.1 The 2021 Santa Fe is also a five-passenger SUV with optional AWD but produces a beefier 281 horsepower and has a $27,000 starting MSRP.1 Drivers looking for a Hyundai full-size SUV with seating for seven or eight will be glad to know the new Hyundai Palisade also gives you an optional AWD and up to 291 horsepower for a $32,675 starting MSRP.1

Hyundai Hybrid & Electric SUVs

When looking at the new Hyundai SUV lineup, one quickly notices there are hybrid and electric SUVs for sale. The 2021 Tucson Hybrid offers standard AWD, a combined 226 horsepower, and up to an EPA-estimated 38 MPG2 on the highway. The 2021 Santa Fe Hybrid produces similar numbers and offers three available trims to select from as well as the performance of a 1.6L turbocharged hybrid engine. When you want to maximize your fun and your efficiency, slide into one of our new hybrid SUVs for sale.

If you are interested in an electric option, ask our sales team about the 2021 and 2022 Kona Electric SUV. This new electric SUV delivers an EPA-estimated range of 258 miles3 and up to $7,500 in available federal tax credits.4 When you arrive for a test drive, our associates can tour you through the Kona Electric SEL, Limited, and Ultimate trim models to help you find the best electric SUV for your needs.

Hyundai SUV Sizes

The main difference between the Hyundai crossover models and an SUV is size. Let's look at how the new Hyundai SUV models compare in terms of sizing to help you find a Hyundai full-size SUV that matches your needs. The Tucson starts the lineup and is the smallest of the new Hyundai SUVs for sale. It gives you up to 61.9 cubic feet of cargo capacity when the seats are down and 102.2 cubic feet of total passenger volume. If you need a fuller full-size SUV, the Hyundai Santa Fe is next in line and gives up to 72.1 cubic feet of cargo capacity and 111.5 cubic feet of passenger volume.

The biggest Hyundai SUV is the eight-passenger Palisade that provides up to 102.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity and an impressive 155.3 cubic feet of total passenger area. The best way to determine how you and your team are going to fit into any of these new SUVs for sale is to stop by our dealership and try the Hyundai SUV lineup on for size. Take a test drive in each of these Hyundai SUV models and see how they fit you and your family. When you're ready to make your purchase, our finance team can tell you about Hyundai Palisade lease specials and offers.

Tucson Santa Fe Palisade Santa Cruz
Cargo Capacity: seats up / seats down 31.0 / 61.9 cu. ft. 36.4 / 72.1 cu. ft. 86.4 / 102.4 cu. ft. TBD
Passenger Volume: 102.2 cu. ft. 111.5 cu. ft. 155.3 cu. ft. TBD
Front Headroom: 37.9 cu. ft. 39.5 cu. ft. 39.3 cu. ft. TBD
Front Legroom: 41.5 cu. ft. 44.1 cu. ft. 44.1 cu. ft. TBD
Rear Headroom: 38.1 cu. ft. 37.8 cu. ft. 38.8 cu. ft. TBD
Rear Legroom: 38.2 cu. ft. 41.7 cu. ft. 42.4 cu. ft. TBD

Hyundai SUV Towing

If you have weekend toys, watercraft, or other vehicles to haul, then you care about the towing capacity of the new Hyundai SUV lineup. The max towing capacity of the Hyundai SUVs starts at 2,000 pounds in the Hyundai Tucson when properly equipped and increases to an available 5,000 pounds of max trailering in the Hyundai Palisade when equipped with trailer brakes. When you want a vehicle that gives you capable towing and the convenience of a pickup truck, be sure to ask our team about getting your hands on the all-new 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Sports Adventure Vehicle.

Hyundai SUV Max Towing Capacity
Hyundai Tucson Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Palisade Hyundai Santa Cruz
2,000 pounds 3,500 pounds 5,000 pounds 3,500 pounds


Which Hyundai SUVs offer a hybrid or electric trim?

Among the new Hyundai SUVs and Hyundai crossover models, there are hybrid and electric options. If you're looking for a new hybrid SUV, the 2021 Tucson Hybrid and 2021 Santa Fe Hybrid are solid options. They produce comparable performance numbers and are both available in a range of trim models to choose from. Drivers who prefer an all-electric SUV are invited to explore the new Kona Electric SUV. When you arrive for your test drive in one of these models, be sure to ask our sales associates about any available federal tax credits4 on new electric cars and hybrid SUVs.

Which Hyundai SUV has the most cargo space?

When you want a new SUV with room for all of your gear, it's the 2021 Hyundai Palisade that offers the most cargo space in the current lineup. The new Palisade provides 86.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity when the seats are up. That area expands to a notable 102.4 cubic feet of cargo room when the seats are down. The Palisade also offers the most rear headroom and rear legroom among the Tucson and Santa Fe models, if you have fully grown passengers in the back row to think about.

Is the Hyundai SANTA CRUZ an SUV?

The first-ever 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz is arriving in the summer of 2021 and is part SUV, part pickup truck, which makes it a Sport Adventure Vehicle (SAV). If you're an adventure seeker who needs the flexibility of an open truck bed and the luxury of an SUV, then the Santa Cruz is the all-in-one vehicle you need to load up and haul out. Ask our sales team about how you can reserve yours at our nearby Hyundai dealership.

Shop Hyundai SUV Models at Jim Ellis Hyundai

To get behind the wheel of any of our Hyundai SUVs, please book a test drive at our local Hyundai dealership. We can tour you through the Hyundai SUV lineup, including the Hyundai Tucson, Santa Fe, Palisade, and Santa Cruz. When you need the performance and size of a Hyundai full-size SUV, you'll find a wide selection of trim models and color options at our convenient location. We hope to see you soon.

1MSRP excludes freight charges, tax, title, and license fees. Freight charges and actual dealer prices may vary. Vehicles displayed may contain optional equipment at additional cost. Accessory items shown may vary according to model and illustration.

22022 TUCSON Hybrid: Blue AWD 38 City/38 Hwy/38 Combined MPG, SEL Convenience AWD 37 City/36 Hwy/37 Combined MPG, Limited AWD 37 City/36 Hwy/37 Combined MPG. All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle's condition.

32021 KONA Electric 258-mile range based on a fully charged battery and 120 combined MPGe. MPGe is the EPA-equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation. All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual range and mileage will vary with options, driving conditions and habits, vehicle and battery's condition and other factors.

4The purchaser of a new 2021 KONA Electric may be eligible for a federal tax credit from $0 up to $7,500, depending on his/her individual tax liability and other factors. Tax credit is a potential future benefit and is not applied at the time of purchase. Depending on purchaser's state of residence, additional incentives such as high-occupancy vehicle lane exemptions, financial incentives or utility rate reductions may also be available. Government incentives and benefits are not within Hyundai's control and are subject to change or expire without notice. These incentives and benefits are referenced for informational purposes only. This information does not constitute tax, financial or legal advice. Please consult with your tax, financial or legal professional to determine eligibility, amount of incentives and/or benefits available, if any, and further details.

52022 TUCSON: FWD 26 City/33 Hwy/29 Combined MPG, AWD 24 City/29 Hwy/26 Combined MPG. All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle's condition.

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