Hyundai Santa Fe 2009
Described by the company as a vehicle for every reason, the Sante Fe combines the off-road capabilities of a 4WD-built purpose with the practicality of an SUV and the ability to drive and comfort of a vehicle. sedan.
Our Sante Fe is powered by a single, 2.2-liter single-cylinder turbo diesel engine. CRDi stands for direct rail injection. The turbo diesel engine generates 114kW at 4000rpm and 343Nm at 1800-25000rpm. A five-speed automatic with an electronic sequential manual mode will power the wheels. Fuel figures are pretty good for a seven-seater at 8.2 liters / 100km.
It has a ruler with a short length of about 5 meters and a width of nearly two meters and it does not try to do anything too quickly. But Santa Fe is a neat, modern package, complete with heated and colored exterior door mirrors, double chrome exhaust and roof rails with easily adjustable horizontal bars.
Inside the SLX is again neat and cluttered.
The multifunction leather steering wheel allows easy access to most daily supplies and the dashboard is clean and well-organized, exquisitely finished with striking maple and aluminum. There is also a trip calculator, cruise control.
But seating and cargo and storage space is where Santa Fe becomes his own. The third row of seats – to turn it into a seven-seater – is almost invisible when they fold flat into the rear cargo floor when not in use, and easily flip up when needed.
There is a cool box in the center console and a retractable storage bin in the floor in front of the second row. As with some cup and bottle compartments throughout the cabin, there’s a top-lined storage compartment with a lid, a map pocket and a front cushion, two front compartments.
The Santa Fe SLX earned an ANCAP 4/5 star crash rating and comes with a comprehensive airbag package. Other safety features include electronic stability program, traction control, anti-skid and electronic brake force distribution.
Hyundai Santa Fe’s automatic CRDi SLX starts at around $ 41,990. For more detailed prices, check with your dealer.
Okay, on the outside there is a lot of difference compared to the average SUV, but that’s where the similarity ends.
The dash is neat and clean and the materials used to put it together look and feel significant. The leather, wood and alloy trim gives it a hint of prestige without being over enthusiastic. A small grip is that the seats are a bit flat and can hold our masculine curves a little better but my concerns are negligible.
Most electronic bits and pieces can be controlled by a multifunction steering wheel, and everything else you actually have to lift a finger to operate is pretty self-explanatory.
For a big SUV, it drives like a car. You can’t get swaying and nervousness about cornering, that a lot of other things – more expensive – the Tram Be SUV seems to have been resolved.
The turbo diesel engine has great acceleration and it pulls two and a half tons without a problem, allowing simple overtaking and merging. The V6 will be great to try, but we’re very pleased with the torquey oil burner. We had five-speed automatic with HiVec – unique to diesel engines – and lacked the indecisive about changing equipment, unfortunately still common in many cars today.
Small and medium bumps are eaten up and no gouge or rut is tracked.
Visibility is great and there’s a bit of wind noise from the wing mirrors and perhaps strange grunts from tires on the ground, the smart sound of Santa Fe is quite quiet.
Overall, if you are pursuing a good, smart and solid family truck from a moving company, you should really give this a try.