2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Review | Hyundai Reviews at AutoTalk

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Hyundai Santa Fe

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

Now you may think you have seen car before, as it looks extremely to the Santa Fe Sport we tested year, but the long wheel-base is larger in every direction. increase in size has upped the passenger volume by 39 cubic to 147. While they do very similar, a careful eye sport the larger grille, profile near the rear and revised fog light design.

we still feel the car looks handsome, and appreciate the restrained of the Santa Fe over Hyundai’s exaggerated styling efforts the car division.

One immediate change that be noticeable by buyers is the absence of cylinder engines. Every Fe comes equipped with the 3.3-liter V6 from the Azera Sure, the V6 only has 26 more than the 2.0T we tested in the Fe Sport, but the real reason for the V6 is for

The Santa Fe is the only three-row on today that comes with a 5000-lb tow rating on all There is no secondary tow package, no for optional equipment. All you need to do is it off the lot, hook up a trailer, and good to go.

That extra towing and doesn’t really come at cost either. Fuel for the 2.0T we drove and the new V6 AWD is rated for an 24 mpg highway, and only suffer a of one mpg in the city, down to 18. Now while we less than impressed transmission tuning in the turbo the more natural power of the V6 makes it much more in day to day driving.

While we were able to hit that magical 24 MPG we did feel that the ne Santa Fe much closer to its EPA ratings the Sport from last The car does still feature an ECO but pressing that button the engine to the point that crossover basically becomes

While our main tester was a loaded model with we did spend some time a FWD model, and we have to say that in case, AWD is the way to go. You only gain one MPG by the system, and the FWD Santa Fe was far more to heavy understeer in even cornering loads. The AWD model on the hand felt extremely and stable.

Suck up the $1,750 increase it’s worth penny.

Interior trim for the Fe was much of what we expected. The high-quality materials and tight present in the Sport can be seen as well. Essentially, the cabin is from the dash to the second It is only beyond that row that things get different.

The big addition to the Santa Fe over the is that third row, and is the big surprise, it#8217;s actually Our top of the line Limited trim a pair of captain’s chairs in the making access to the third row a For the third seat passengers is only 3.9-inches less what the front passengers

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Note: The car we spent most of our in had the captain’s chairs, but the Santa Fe we to photograph had the bench seat.

Driving the Santa Fe doesn’t as good as we would like it. As we the transmission issue has been but they terrible steering remains. They need to get rid of the controlled variable steering and focus on creating one system works. As it stands, we own a video steering wheel that better feedback.

That is not an

After a full day of driving the new Hyundai Santa Fe. we did come with an overall feeling of Other crossovers may provide drivetrain options, or more interior, but overall we think the Fe may be our new favorite three-row. With its 5000 lb. tow rating and with an as- price of less than we would handily recommend the Fe over the Ford Explorer its nearly 10-grand higher tag.

The Explorer may trump the Santa Fe in ability, but let’s stop there. Nobody who buys is ever taking them off the so that argument is moot.

we may not be the largest fans of crossovers, but the new Hyundai Santa Fe gets things right that we actually recommend it.

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