Hyundai is not a new name in the world of automobiles. Hyundai has set up its unique identity as far as sedans are concerned. Well, this does not mean that it lags behind in the SUV segment. The Hyundai Santa Fe is one heck of a ride for those who want to rule the roads. With the all- new 2013 Santa Fe, Hyundai aims at enhancing its market share. The new model is known to possess a split personality and that too by choice. The amazing crossover is available in two different body styles, the 2 rowSanta Fe Sport and the 3 row Santa Fe. Well, there is much more in the new variant of the Santa Fe, which rolls out in 2013. Let us now have a look at some main improvements made in the 2013 model in comparison to the previous models.
Under the Hood
The all new 2013 Santa Fe comes in three different engine variants. The Santa Fe Sport model is powered by either a 2.4 Liter 4 Cylinder 190 Horsepower engine or a turbocharged 2 Liter 4 Cylinder 264 Horsepower engine. However, the Santa Fe with longer wheelbase comes with a 3.3 Liter V6 294 Horsepower engine. All the 3 available engines are amazingly mated with the 6 Speed Automatic as well as ManualShift Transmission.
All the models come with all wheel drive systems that send equal power to the front wheels as the rear wheels enjoy. This provides a 50-50 front rear power and torque, and helps in driving comfortably on rough or slippery roads. The 2.4 Santa Fe is known to provide a 22/33 (city/highway) Mpg with front wheel drive and 21/28 Mpg with all wheel drive. The 2.0 provides 21/31 Mpg with front wheel and 20/27 Mpg with all wheel drive. The 3.3 estimates round up to 19/26 Mpg with the front wheel drive.
Hyundai is very well known for its luxurious interiors and the 2013 Santa Fe also offers a lot in this segment. The plastic like material used in building stylish interiors is soft to touch and quite sturdy. It possesses a good number of cubbies and bottle holders in all doors. The base model owners can enjoy the sound of a simple stereo and an easy to use 8 Inch touch screen navigation system, an automatic crash sensor and roadside assistance. All the models are equipped with the company’s Blue Link Telemantic system. The high-end modelsinclude voice text messaging, turn by turn navigation, web search and download and all the above stated features as well.
As far as seating is concerned, the front passengers can enjoy plenty of legroom and headroom. The seats are very comfortable, and the stain and odor resistant upholsteries enhance the overall experience. Rear seat passengers can also enjoy good room. The addition second row can also add laurels to the versatility. The first and the second row can be folded in order to utilize the place for cargo. The standard second row fold can provide a space of 71.2 Cubic Feet, which is enough when combined with under-floor trays that hide sensitive and muddy cargo from the eyes.
So, for those looking for a ferocious crossover, the 2013 Santa Fe would be an excellent choice.