2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T First Drive & Review & Car and Driver

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Hyundai Santa Fe

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.0T

Hyundai puts holy faith in its redesigned

Santa Fe. Simply reading the of New Mexico#x2019;s capital city conjures visions of mountainous Southwestern mission-style architecture, and silver baubles. Positioned a 7000 feet above sea Santa Fe is surrounded by miles of roads and washes, some all the way to the desert floor.

So when Hyundai invited us to the shorter, five-passenger version of its Santa Fe crossover with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, we our bags and headed to#x2026;Utah?

Hyundai Santa Fe

workplace has a nearly invisible who keeps things running behind the scenes without attention to him- or herself, and the automatic transmission serves role in the office of the Santa drivetrain. You can shift it manually via the shifter, but you know the job is going to get just fine automatically in most cases#x2014;mild off-roading better than you can do it anyway. said, we#x2019;re sad to see no manual is as Hyundai had been doing a job of offering sticks across of its

lineup.

The Santa Fes we drove were with the optional all-wheel-drive a continuously variable setup constantly monitors driving to provide maximum traction. It coordinates an electronic, brake-based function in conjunction with the stability control.

According to Magna, the manufacturer of the AWD coupling in the Santa Fe#x2014;the system can anticipate traction and stability by analyzing prior driving What this means to you is the Santa Fe won#x2019;t flip a pancake the first time you a parking garage a little

Although the front axle can be via a dash switch, a Magna riding with us explained the shifting of output still variable to all wheels. It#x2019;s the threshold of slip that#x2019;s particularly when the front are pointed straight ahead.

The system remained transparent in modes, even during bursts of Paddy Hopkirk/Ken (pick your hero on your age!) travel dirt-lined mountain passes; we couldn#x2019;t detect its operation. doubtful that the parking lot at Old will offer up equally terrain, but it#x2019;s reassuring to the capability is there.

Single-piston calipers pinch rotors in front and 11.9-inchers in Steep descents of several feet produced no fade. The is conscious, but#x2014;as in most of the communication skills are a bit lacking.

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