The fact that the new 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe costs less than other big names, and offers a length warranty and an appealing blend of power might tip your decision in its favor. Although it may not attract as much attention as some other three-row crossover SUVs in its class, the new model offers a strong V6 power, an easy to use technology interface, a classy interior design, and lots of comfort amenities. Its release date should be expected sometime in the second half of next year.
The Hyundai Santa Fe suffers from several things: it doesn’t have a name recognition relative to some of its competition, it isn’t the freshest, and it’s neither the biggest. Actually, there is nothing so unique about it, and therefore it isn’t an obvious choice. Nonetheless, there are earnest reasons why you should give it a chance.
The redesigned 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe offers plenty of interior accommodations on its first two-passenger benches. In fact, it tops the segment in terms of providing ample head- and legroom. However, the third-row bench is best left to elementary school going children as the space is tight for adults to fit comfortably in.
The cabin is appealing and offers a relaxing ambience thanks to its simple and easy to use controls, premium materials, and clean, and attractive design layout. You’ll find the smartphone integration system on the touchscreen interface intuitive even if you’re often bewildered by the smartphone apps on your smartphone.
Under the hood, motivation driving the 2017 Santa Fe comes from the potent V6 engine that offers ample power to provide a slightly-average acceleration, and laudable towing capacity. However, you’ll realize there are more agile vehicles in its segment that offer athletic performance, overall interior refinement, and composure.
Some of the downsides to owning the Santa Fe include: it misses in several key driver safety aides, and its cargo space is wanting relative to what the competition offers. Some of the rivals nipping its heels include the “A” rated 2017 Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander 2017 , Chevrolet Traverse, Kia Sorento and Ford Flex.
Trim Options – 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe
The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe belongs to the midsize crossover SUV segment and can be had with either a six or seven seating configuration, and is offered in Limited and SE trim levels. The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport review is offered on its own.
Exterior Review & 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Interior Changes
Standard accessories and features provided for the base Hyundai Santa Fe SE model include an eight-way power driver seat, roof rails, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, full power accessories, a rear spoiler, foglights, Hyundai’s Blue Link telematics system, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, 18-inch alloy wheels, an auxiliary audio jack, USB/iPod integration, a six-speaker audio system, and windshield wiper de-icers.
The Santa Fe Limited tacks on everything available on the base SE and adds a rearview auto-dimming mirror, a power liftgate, 19” wheels, manual rear sunshades, leather upholstery, automatic tri-zone climate control, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition and entry, a four-way passenger seat, and a six-passenger seating configuration thanks to the second-row bench seat captain’s chairs.
Options available for both trims include an eight-inch touchscreen interface, a heated steering wheel, a 12-speaker Infiniti sound system, a 115-V power outlet, heated 2nd-row seats, a panoramic sunroof, LED taillights, xenon headlights, and driver memory settings. Packages and standalone options should be expected on its release date, as they are still under wraps as of this writing.
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Engine Specs & Fuel Economy
Motivation under the hood is offered by a 3.3L V6 engine good for 290 hp and 252 lbs. ft. of torque. The mill comes mated to either a FWD or an AWD and a standard six-speed automatic transmission system.
When we come to the fuel economy estimates, expect the AWD Santa Fe to check in with 18/24/20 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 18/25/21 mpg with the FWD models.
Zipping from 0-60 mph takes 7.7 seconds with the Limited ultimate package – an average acceleration in its class.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 2.2 in. (110.2 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 1.1 in. (193.1 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 2.2 in. (74.2 in.)
Passenger volume: 146.6 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 13.5 cu.ft. (max 80.0 cu.ft.)
Curb weight: N/A
Top Speed: 128 mph
0-60: 7,7 sec
MPG: 18/25 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Becketts Black, Circuit Silver, Iron Frost, Java Espresso, Monaco White, Night Sky Pearl, Regal Red Pearl, Storm Blue …
Towing Capacity: 5000 lbs.
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Release Date & Price
The Hyundai Santa Fe price should be expected to start from an MSRP of $30,800, and $25,350 for the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport SUV. It should be expected to go for sale sometime in the 2nd half of next year.
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