2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Review: Car Reviews

13 Apr 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Review: Car Reviews

One crossover to rule them all

FACTS

1. The 2013 Santa Fe is now in two wheelbase formats, the smaller Santa Fe Sport and 7-passenger Fe LWB.

2. The Santa Fe Sport two four-cylinder engine options a 190-hp 2.4L and a 264-hp 2.0L.

3. New improvements include a weight reduction of 266 pounds, a Selectable Steering Mode and a new standard driver’s knee just to name a few.

But the differences don’t end there, some desperately needed styling and much-reduced body Reemerging onto the market as a more functional and more vehicle, the Santa Fe has shed 266 lbs the old model, allowing five out of the six to weigh less than lbs.

CHOICE: PICK YOUR OWN FE

In renewing and reviving the brand’s crossover, Hyundai engineers empowered the new Santa Fe Sport a four-cylinder engine lineup a choice of either front-wheel or drive.

Powered by the same found in the Sonata – the ability to tow up to 3,500 pounds the Santa Fe Sport models have two options. Starting at the base 2.4-liter direct-injection makes 190 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of Fuel economy for the FWD is reasonable, consumers 22-mpg city, on the highway for a combined 26-mpg. The AWD achieves a 21/28-mpg rating for combined

To satisfy consumers looking for power and performance there’s a turbocharged direct-injection model 264-hp and 269 lb-ft of torque, at $27,700. Front-drive fuel is rated at 21/31-mpg for a combined while AWD models get 20/27-mpg or combined.

The base engine is somewhat in comparison to the more efficient compact crossover set, the Santa Fe is quite large. The motor is competitive in power to rivals like the RAV4 and Equinox V6 as well as the Ford turbo, and fuel economy is too – though closer in some than others. Hyundai’s ECO system does, however, standard, adding in fuel by optimizing engine and transmission

Early next year, SUVs like the Honda the new Nissan Pathfinder and the Edge be joined to battle it out for class-leading with the arrival of the LWB (long base) Santa Fe. Debuting in 2013, it will be powered by a V6 engine with 290 horsepower and 252 of torque, with a 19/26-mpg for the FWD model and 22 mpg combined.

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