The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe is a delightful car, a wonderful experience for driver and passenger alike. With upgrades in safety and technological facets, added value for money and a generous warranty, the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe is on the top of its game, ready to take on the tough competition in the crowded, fast-changing field of three-row family SUVs. We have a detailed overview below of the new car’s three main variants: the SE, the SE Ultimate and the Limited Ultimate.
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Engine and Transmission:
All the Hyundai models have a 3.3 litre V6 Turbocharged engine with 290 BHP at 6400 RPM. The compression ratio is the same as well,11.5:1. All the engines are petrol engines which run in the GDI, or Gasoline Direct Injection fuel system. The models naturally have the front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive options being optional. A6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC and Active ECO System (proprietary Hyundai technology, both of them) designed to provide smooth gear changing.
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Body, Wheels and Tyres:
All variants are unibody units, having a variable seating capacity of 6-7 people. New 17 and 18 wheels are available on the SE and the SE Ultimate, with 19-inch wheels available on the Limited Ultimate. Gas-filled suspension with MacPherson shock absorbers, both front and rear, are available on all models. The MDPS (Motor-Driven Power Steering) are available on all the models.The sloping roof and tapered rear side windows carried over from previous Santa Fe models contribute to a pleasing, sporty look — sacrificing third-row headroom and rear visibility, however.
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Interiors
The Limited Ultimate comes with a panoramic sunroof.Dual front automatic temperature control with ‘CleanAir Ionizer’ come standard across all variants.Tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, steering-wheel-mounted audio, cruise and Bluetoothcontrols,Illuminated ignition, anElectroluminescent Gauge Cluster with colour LCD multi-information display,Electronic Parking Brake andSmartphone/USB and auxiliary input jacks are standard across all models. An8-inch touchscreen navigation comes on the premium Limited Ultimate model only.
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Exteriors
The exteriors of the new range are voluminous.Bodycolour dual power manual folding heated side mirrors,Side mirror turn-signal indicators,Chrome door handles and Chrome tipped dual exhaust,Projector headlights with LED accents,LED Daytime Running Lights (or DRL) all come standard, besides leather-trim seats. LED taillights,like the Elantra, andHands-free Smart Liftgate with auto open features are available only on the Limited Ultimate model.
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Safety Features
The safety features are comprehensive and many. The most important ones includeLane Change Assist,Rearview camera and rear-parking sensors with 360-degree multi-view cameras,Smart Cruise Control,Lane Departure Warning, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control System (TCS) with all-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) with EBD are standard on all models. The Limited Ultimate model hasRemote keyless entry system with alarm as well.
With a starting price of$30,800 for the SE model,$34,950 for the Limited model and$39,400 for the premium Limited Ultimate model, the Santa Fe will go up against global dominators like the Volkswagen Golf and theToyota Highlander. It remains to be seen how well the new 2017 Santa Fe fares against the competition.