The Hyundai Santa Fe is a savvy crossover with a capacity of six to seven passengers. And it might just be the next car you need to buy.
The Crossover That’s Not Talked About As Much
While the car is not talked about so much like its competitors, it does offer you a good value for your investment. Improved safety, solid performance, comfort and entertainment Features make it worthy of being featured as one of the reliable crossovers out there.
You will also love the affordability of the Fe. The front wheel drive version delivers an estimated EPA of 21 mpg combined, and the price of the base SE models (AWD) starts at around $32,550.
Do not confuse the model with Santa Fe Sport which is less expensive and compact.
Let’s get a bit deeper into the details of the Santa Fe 2017.
The Santa Fe standard is shipped with a powerful V6 engine drawing energy from the 3.3-litre mill which churns out 290 HP and 252 pound-Feet of torque. The six-speed automatic transmission is butter smooth and hassles free. You get a solid handling with refined riding, but the power train and transmission do seem a bit outdated.
The Santa is available in four trims including SE, Limited, SE Ultimate and Limited Ultimate. All models can be selected in all wheel drive or front wheel drive options. The electronic power steering with different modes for hassle free driving is a bonus.
The car Features 18-inch wheels for the standard version and has a base curb weight of approximately 4,000 pounds. It can tow up to a weight of 5,000 pounds with its sturdy powertrain. The dimensions of the car are- the length of 193.1 inches, a width of 74.2 inches and height of 66.9 inches (SE variant).
You can accommodate six to seven people in the Fe divided into three rows.
The car has received favourable ratings from the experts on many grounds. US News gave the car an overall rating of 8.4 out of 10 for comfort, safety and good Features. Santa Fe was also awarded the Top Safety Pick+ title from IIHS, and the Federal officials gave it almost a five-star rating.
Features and Packages
Hyundai Santa Fe 2017 has received cool additional features and overhaul compared to the past models. A 7-inch touchscreen has been made standard for all the models which make it easy to satisfy your infotainment needs. You can also get a 360-degree parking camera, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control and many other new features on the safety front.
The standard Features of the basic SE trim includes automatic headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, which make it one of the most stylish crossovers out there. Automatic climate control, 8-way adjustable driver seat, heated steering wheel enable you to have a world class driving experience with ultimate comfort.
The sunroof is also great to enjoy the fresh air as you drive by. The ventilated and heated front seats also keep you warm during the winter.
Hyundai offers only two packages for the FE. The premium package for the SE trims provides the features and functions of the Ultimate variant along with LED fog lights, slide sunshades for windows and others.
The Ultimate Tech package comes with lane change warning, xenon lamps, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and auto high beam control.
Pros and Cons
You get absolute value for money with your new Santa Fe. The engine is powerful enough to produce to handle the rough terrains though it is nothing spectacular. The advanced safety features and driver assistance option can be counted a big plus for the SUV.
The nature of Features in the standard model is also overwhelming, and you can start driving without going for additional packages.
- The interfaces of the touch screen and other tech items are very easy to use
- High standard interior design and generous warranty coverage
- Super quiet engine and superior new suspension
- Cargo space is not much compared to other competitors
- Third-row seating offers tight space for the passengers
- Some drivers have also complained about the low fuel efficiency of the SUV