2017 Hyundai 7-Seat SUV Models On Sale In United States, Canada
One of the most common questions that we hear is in regards to whether or not Hyundai currently has a 7-seater SUV on the market.
We will answer that by taking a look at what’s available now, as well as looking at what Hyundai had in terms of 7-seater options in the past.
At this current time, Hyundai only has a single 7-seater SUV option in the United States, which is the Santa Fe SUV.
That model actually comes in a shorter wheelbase 5-seater variant, as well as the aforementioned 7-seater mode. In the US market the larger model is known as the Santa Fe, while in Canada, it is called the Santa Fe XL.
2017 Hyundai 7-seater SUV
The US model is now three years old, which meant that it was ready for a slight refresh for the 2017 model year. There were some changes made to the exterior design of the vehicles, as well as some upgrades on the inside.
Let’s start things off by taking a closer look at the changes made to the exterior of the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe.
The first thing that pops out is the redesigned front fascia, which features a new look “brushed” front grille, and a new headlight set-up. The lighting has also been changed around back, and the rear of the vehicle also features a dual exhaust.
There are 17-,18-, and 19-inch alloy wheel options, each of which have been redesigned. A new exterior color option is the New Blue Storm.
The interior features an updated infotainment system, as well as a host of new and advanced safety technologies.
There are a host of standard features available that make the Santa Fe an excellent value proposition, and you really need to see this one up close and personal to get a look at all that this fantastic model has to offer.
Past Hyundai models with 7 seats
This is not Hyundai’s first foray into the 7-seater category, as they previously had two other models that appeared in their line-up. Let’s take a look at those.
Entourage 7-seater minivan
The first of the two was a Hyundai 7-seater minivan called the Entourage. It rode on the same platform as the Kia Sedona minivan, but had a very different look and style.
Hyundai had this model in their line-up for a couple of years, but sluggish sales led to it being discontinued.
This came at a time when the entire minivan segment was sinking, and while the 7-seater is becoming popular again, it is now in the form of the midsize crossover.
Veracruz 7-seater midsize SUV
The Hyundai Veracruz 7-seater SUV was a model that was only around for a single generation. It helped Hyundai break into the SUV market, and essentially served as the forerunner to the Santa Fe. It lasted for a couple of years before being replaced.