2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Towing Capacity


The Santa Fe is the Hyundai family-first SUV, which means it’s gotta have some towing capabilities under its belt. After all, what’s a family-first SUV that couldn’t be a part of all those family adventures, from camping to jet skiing to cycling and beyond? Luckily, the Santa Fe has these capabilities, with a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds when properly equipped.

To help you learn more about the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe towing capacity, our team at McDonald Hyundai has compiled this thorough overview for our neighbors around Littleton, Parker, and Castle Rock, Colorado. Keep reading to learn what you need to know about this SUV’s towing abilities!

Tow up to 3,500 Pounds Of…Anything!

Our team is excited to tell you about the Hyundai Santa Fe towing capacity—all 3,500 pounds of it. However, brawny capabilities like those are on certain trim levels paired with certain equipment. Here’s a more nuanced analysis of everything…

Trim Level

Towing Capacity with Trailer Brakes

Towing Capacity without Trailer Brakes


2,000 pounds

1,650 pounds


2,000 pounds

1,650 pounds


2,000 pounds

1,650 pounds


3,500 pounds

1,650 pounds


3,500 pounds

1,650 pounds

If you want the maximum 2022 Santa Fe towing capacity, the Limited or Calligraphy trim level is the way to go. These trims come with a 2.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that boasts up to 281 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque. Not only does this powertrain offer impressive performance, but it can tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped.

If you plan to use your Santa Fe for many future camping or fishing trips, ensure your trailer is properly equipped with the necessary brakes! Not only will this allow you to take advantage of all the towing power this vehicle offers, but it’ll also keep you safe when you tow.

Now that you’re starting to get a better sense of these numbers, feel free to reach out with any questions.

What Do These Numbers Really Mean, Though?

It’s one thing to read specs off a page, but it’s another thing entirely to learn just what those specs could mean to you and your family. There’s just so much you could do with the 3,500-pound towing capacity that the Hyundai Santa Fe offers you. Check out this partial list:

  • Small utility trailers
  • Pop-up tent trailers
  • Lightweight aluminum boats
  • Personal watercrafts
  • Small outboard boats

That’s not all, however. You could also handle a couple of ATVs, as well as Airstream camping trailers that are on the smaller side (for example, according to the Airstream website, the Airstream Basecamp 16 weighs in dry at 2,650 pounds). So, what type of adventure do you and your family want to have next?

Relax on the Roads With Standard Trailer Sway Control

The Hyundai Santa Fe towing capacity makes it easy to plan out your next family fun day. Whether you have years of experience driving with a trailer attached to your SUV or this is your first rodeo, you can feel confident behind the wheel. That’s because the Santa Fe comes standard with Trailer Sway Control.

Maybe the wind is picking up, or the road is rough. Conditions like these could cause your trailer to sway. If that happens, the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) will be there to save the day. Your throttle will automatically reduce, and Trailer Sway Control engages the brake to keep you and your belongings safe.

Whether you’re cruising down the highway or winding up a remote mountain road, this feature will help you maintain control with a trailer attached to the back of your SUV. Even if someone is flying past you in the next lane or the road is uneven, you can keep your cool, knowing Trailer Sway Control is there to help you.

Select Available All-Wheel Drive for Optimum Traction

Additionally, you might want to go for the HRTAC All-Wheel Drive and Downhill Brake Control, available across all five trim levels.

If you’ve never had a vehicle with all-wheel drive before, allow us to explain why some drivers swear by it! This system sends power to your front or rear axles depending upon need, which could result in better traction and stability. This extra level of control could come in handy when you’re towing a trailer or other large item.

With the Santa Fe, the available HRTAC All-Wheel Drive goes hand-in-hand with Downhill Brake Control. This additional stability feature will help you navigate your hauls when you’re going downhill.

Tow Safely With These Standard Technologies

Best of all, regardless of which adventure you choose, you can do it as safely as possible. That’s because the 2022 Santa Fe comes equipped with an extensive suite of driver-assistive technologies, which include:

  • Standard Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian, Cyclist, and Junction-Turning Detection
  • Standard Lane Keeping Assist and Lane Following Assist
  • Standard Driver Attention Warning and Rear Occupant Alert
  • Available Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist

Many of the features included in this suite can come in handy specifically for towing. For example, the Driver Attention Warning (DAW) can let you know if it detects that you’re starting to get drowsy or distracted. Staying focused and on task is particularly important when you’re towing thousands of pounds with your Hyundai Santa Fe!

Test Drive the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Today at Our Colorado Dealership!

Are you ready to experience the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe for yourself? All you have to do is drop us a line at McDonald Hyundai, and we’ll have you behind the wheel cruising the streets of Castle Rock, Parker, and Littleton, CO, in no time.

To reach out to us to schedule your test drive, simply live chat us, text us, or give us a call. Otherwise, you can pop on by our dealership in person. We’ll see you soon!

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