How Much Can a 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Tow?

May 20th, 2021 by

The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe towing capacity sits at 3500 lbs

With its 2.5L turbocharged engine, the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe can tow up to 3,500 pounds. Reaching this limit requires an upgrade, so how much can the Hyundai Santa Fe tow with its base engine? The base-level powerplant can only handle around 2,000 pounds; however, this is still more than enough to handle a lightweight trailer with a couple of ATVs or water skis on the roads of Elk Grove. Find out what else the Santa Fe can tow with Elk Grove Hyundai!

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Towing Capacity by Engine

In order to reach the maximum Santa Fe towing capacity, you’ll need to opt for a model with the 2.5L turbocharged engine, a trailer hitch, and trailer brakes. Without the latter feature, your towing capacity will be capped at 1,650 pounds. If you’re looking to maximize your hauling capabilities, don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

Here are the specs and towing capacities for both 2021 Santa Fe engine options:

2.5L Inline 4-Cylinder Engine – 2,000 pound towing capacity

  • 191 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque
  • 25 mpg city/28 mpg highway FWD* & 22 mpg city/25 mpg highway AWD*
  • Standard on the Santa Fe SE & SEL

2.5L Inline 4-Cylinder Turbo Engine – 3,500 pound towing capacity

  • 277 hp and 311 lb-ft of torque
  • 22 mpg city/28 mpg highway FWD* & 21 mpg city/28 mpg highway AWD*
  • Standard on the Santa Fe Limited, Calligraphy, and Calligraphy 2.5T with AWD

All in all, it’s worth it to upgrade to one of the upper-level 2021 Santa Fe trims if you plan on doing any heavy towing! Doing so could allow you to access a wide range of standard and available towing and safety features, including:

  • Trailer Sway Control
  • Highway Driving Assist
  • Blind-Spot View Monitor
  • Surround View Monitor
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Forward Collision Avoidance

The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe was named as an IIHS Top Safety Pick* for 2020. It shouldn’t be hard to see why!

What Can a 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Tow?

Depending on the engine and features you select, your 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe towing capacity will place you in either Class I or Class II. What can a Hyundai Santa Fe tow based on its capabilities? Here’s what you can actually move with a vehicle in one of these classes:

  • Canoe and kayak trailers
  • Open jet ski and motorcycle trailers
  • Open fishing boat trailers
  • Small utility trailers (open or closed)
  • Teardrop trailer campers

Moving up to the more powerful engine will let you tow any of the above with more confidence. You will also be able to carry more weight in the trailers that you attach, provided that you don’t exceed the trailer’s own specific weight limit. Those who upgrade should also feel comfortable towing a small pop-up camper or a slightly larger fishing boat.

Shop for a New Hyundai Santa Fe in Elk Grove

When you work with the team at Elk Grove Hyundai, you’ll be prepared to enjoy everything that your new Hyundai Santa Fe has to offer! We’re easy to reach from anywhere near Natomas or Roseville, so don’t wait to check out our new vehicle specials and save on this spacious Hyundai SUV.

*2021 SANTA FE SE/SEL: FWD 25 City/28 Hwy/26 Combined MPG, AWD 22 City/25 Hwy/24 Combined MPG. Limited/Calligraphy/Calligraphy 2.5T AWD with 19-inch wheels: FWD 22 City/28 Hwy/25 Combined MPG, AWD 21 City/28 Hwy/24 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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