Hyundai Santa Fe review
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 gain 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.
While it is incorrect 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 sit back and sit safely in that area, this is definitely an area that is more suitable 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 the standard full-length sunroof, the front and rear headroom is plentiful, 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.
There are plenty of power points on the front with a pair of 12 volt (12 V) plugs, along with USB cable input and a pair of cup holders side by side in front of a standard medium deep center console with a phone tray at the top.
However, there is almost no seat when the third row is up, which again raises the question of how impractical the seven seats are when actually used as seven seats. Fortunately, the roof rack allows additional storage options to be explored.
Santa Fe will ride a full size bike without removing the wheels with the 40/20/20 folding seats flat on the floor. Hyundai provides a smart niche for the cargo lid below the floor, but does not include cargo liners / tonneau covers as standard. A barrier can be fitted after-sales if necessary.
A full-sized spare tire sits, like the 4 x 4 utility, behind the rear bumper below the floor of the cargo area.
Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with? 8/10
The Huyndai Santa Fe range starts at $ 40,990 plus on-road costs for 3.3-liter Active X front-wheel-drive petrol models, with $ 41,850 for all Active 2.4-liter all-wheel drive drives. next.
In case you might be wondering where the Hyundai Santa Fe was built, it originated from the company’s main factory in Ulsan, South Korea.
The other three Santa Fes are all diesel, with the RRP being Active $ 44,850 and the Elite model $ 51,990. How much is a Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander? It starts at $ 57,060, and prices are also offered on the Santa Fe from time to time.
When you look at a model comparison, standard Santa Fe features across the range include traditional hydraulic steering, SmartSense safety with AEB, electronic stability control, hill slope control, rain sensor wipers, automatic headlights, traction control system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible iPhone (but no CD player or DAB radio).
A trip computer, air conditioning, reversing camera and LED daytime running lights are also standard. Media can be added via USB and serial ports, and for convenience, there are four 12 volt (12 V) sockets on the vehicle.
Active X is the cheapest but most powerful Santa Fe, with a 3.3-liter petrol engine under the bonnet. It is decorated with partial leather, 19-inch rims and heated front seats. It is almost the default sports model in the squad.
The petrol-powered Active is more user-friendly with a 17-inch all-wheel drive system, as well as a smaller 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. The chair is just cloth, and the two-zone atmosphere disappears.
The Santa Fe Elite offers a more luxurious package feel, with a 2.2-liter diesel engine and all-wheel drive, 18-inch alloys, leather-wrapped front seats, a larger infotainment touchscreen system with sat navigation lock, smart key with start button, automatic rear door, window blinds for the rear seats and a 10-speaker stereo system with amp and subwoofer.
Meanwhile, the Santa Fe Highlander offers a more advanced package with 19-inch rims, keyless entry, self parking (or parking assist), sensors, a fully leather-wrapped interior with heated front seats and cooling and heated rear seats, GPS navigation system, HID headlights (as opposed to LED headlights, and all other types of xenon headlights) that control radar cruise and panoramic sunroof. No hot steering wheel, sorry.
While Hyundai uses Homelink in foreign markets – allowing the car to talk to devices such as garage doors, for example – this technology is not yet available locally.
Accessories like floor mats, nudge bars and fences are available through dealers. Bull bars and aren breathing tubes are sold through Hyundai, but can be fitted after-sales.
Santa Fe competes in a space where different sized cars cooperate in the large SUV segment, including Mazda CX-9, Toyota Kluger and Nissan’s Pathfinder, with other Ford and Holden products joining. joined in 2018.
What are the important stats for engine and transmission? 8/10
There are three engines offered on the Santa Fe range with different specifications and ratings, including two petrol powertrains and one diesel engine.
A direct injection 3.3-liter petrol engine was added to the range in 2017, generating the largest capacity at 199kW along with 318Nm. The largest motor in the range of controlling the front wheels via automatic; Santa Fe has no manual transmission available (you may have had a manual diesel model before but it was deleted for 2018).
It is complemented by a four-cylinder petrol engine with a 2.4-liter engine size that drives all four wheels. It produces 138kW and 241Nm, and it is also powered by a six-speed automatic transmission.
A 2.2-liter turbo-diesel engine with direct injection is also offered in all wheels only. Its torque specifications are the strongest at 440Nm. No rear wheel drive is provided. It is also worth noting that a diesel particulate filter is not suitable for Santa Fe, but black smoke is a problem.