2017 Hyundai Santa Fe
Hyundai has had a new model for the past two years and this trend will continue in 2018. Among the newly introduced products, the company has almost completely improved its SUV line – with one exception. remarkable.
Santa Fe is the largest SUV in Hyundai’s local lineup and is the only genuine 4 x 4 model. With a brand new version on the horizon, how does the current model – now more than five years old – stack up in a hot red big SUV segment?
Is there anything interesting about its design? 8/10
Santa Fe’s exterior design can best be described as non-offensive. The seven-door, five-door large SUV was one of the first models to truly benefit from the new European design era that came and turned the Korean company upside down when it appeared fresh and interesting. taste, without having to step aside or rear spoilers to get a sporty look.
No body kits are evidence on the whole line, although the fake party dress adds a great deal of low-down images.
The lines of Santa Fe are bluff, but still soft enough not to make it feel too aggressive; It is not an oversized 4-wheel motorcycle. It is said that good design is invisible, and Santa Fe is definitely a testament to that.
Colors include free white as well as pearl white, black, blue, red and silver, but gold is provided.
In terms of interior, the Santa Fe is one of the first products to benefit from a new vision from Hyundai, an effort to make their cars feel more premium.
Although it is not accurate to say that the interior is old, it has been left behind by the new era of furniture that the company has provided in products such as I30 and Tuscan. Interior images show that Santa Fe is just a bit bigger and more rounded in areas where other products are softer and more sophisticated.
It sounds like a criticism, but it really isn’t; It’s still a good place to be, but Hyundai has moved its own game on. Functionally and visually appealing, it’s still a great interior, although there’s evidence of cheaper materials in vision that newer models tend to avoid.
How realistic is the inner space? 7/10
How many seats does a Hyundai Santa Fe have, you can ask. Yes, Hyundai has equipped the Santa Fe as a seven-seater with a pair of third row seats that can be folded flat to the floor. How many seats do you need? It is a question that only you can answer
These seats are quite generous in size and the rear has separate vents and bottle racks for a bit more passenger comfort. The second row slides forward and back, and the back can be adjusted to give rear passengers a bit more room if needed. Being able to arrange the second and third rows means a little more legroom can be found when requested – as long as other passengers are not too tall.
Although adults can get in and be safely seated in that area, this is definitely a more suitable area for younger people.
Second-row passengers will need to share a single 12-volt power outlet on their center console, while their vents are located in the B columns. ISOFIX child seat mounting points are attached to both Two rear rear seats.
The Santa Fe’s interior is quite spacious, and even with a standard full-length sunroof, plenty of front and rear headroom, while the rear legroom in the middle row is excellent.
There is plenty of room in front of the driver and passenger to accommodate a wide / medium seat. They may be a little lower in the car, but only by a few millimeters.
Visibility around the car is very good with extremely large size door mirrors and windows through most of the rear pillars. The rear window aperture is quite narrow, but the visibility is okay.
Combined with the slightly taller seats that the steering wheel also sits a bit too low perhaps for taller drivers, though it can adjust for both reach and height.
There are many controls in Santa Fe; There aren’t many fused buttons with a control panel on the right of the steering wheel that controls things like steering mode, lane departure control, parking sensors and downhill mode.
The center console is also quite crowded and the climate controls may be a bit clearer to use, but it only takes a few minutes to get used to them.
The graphics of the multimedia system are quite good, especially for an already established model and the addition of a reasonably seamless Apple CarPlay experience will certainly enhance the driving experience for Santa Fe.