Hyundai Santa Fe 2013 Review With Engine Specs, Prices, Photos
A detailed look at the all-new Hyundai Santa Fe reveals more details about the model’s engine specs, prices and features.
Hyundai’s seemingly unstoppable run of sales success has propelled them into the Top Five list of automakers across the globe.
That is a number that help up in Canada, where Hyundai sold 136,293 units last year, which out them in fifth place, behind Ford, Chrysler, GM and Toyota.
When Hyundai’s climb to prominence first began, price was the major contributing factor, but now design, technology, quality and style all play a part, too.
It’s that which has led to consumers returning two and three times to continue buying Hyundai vehicles, a sure sign of how happy they are with the product.
The company has invested heavily in those new features, raising the cost of their vehicles over the years, but the number of standard features that appear in every model means that the consumer is getting much more for their money than they do elsewhere.
Hyundai Santa Fe Review
A great example of those features can be found by taking a look at what’s on offer with the all-new Hyundai Santa Fe.
At the bottom end of the price range at $26,500 is the base model, while the fully loaded Santa Fe Sport 2,0 Limited comes in at $38,500.
The base model comes standard with 6-speed automatic transmission, air conditioning, heated power mirrors, keyless entry and alarm, steering wheel mounted audio and cruise controls.
In addition, the entry-level Santa Fe offers Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, roof rack, reclining rear seats, tilt & telescope steering wheel, windshield wiper defrost system, power windows, locks and tailgate, heated seats, 17-inch alloy-wheels, downhill brake and hill start assist systems and a power lumbar adjust for driver’s seat.
That’s a ton of equipment for a base Santa Fe model!
The $30,299 Premium model is the next step up, which comes with all of the items mentioned before, as well as goodies like dual-control climate control, sunshades, heated steering wheel and rear seats, AWD, and much more.
2013 Santa Fe Interior
The third-generation Hyundai Santa Fe has a definite masculine appearance, yet is stylish and dramatic on the inside.
A perfect example of that are the round analogue tachometer and speedometer displays which site inside a tear shaped display.
At first glance, all the instrumentation looks incredibly simple, but if you look closely, you will see just how wonderfully everything has been design and laid out.
That extends to the controls on the steering wheel and the geometrically-shaped center stack. A large information screen sits at the top, from which you can control audio and air.
A single knob controls both, while the shift level can be found in its usual spot. There are a ton of cup holders and storage spots available, too, including a secret hiding place type storage space beneath the rear cargo floor.
Hyundai Santa Fe Suspension, Engine Specs
A smooth ride and excellent handling is delivered via a fully independent suspension that can easily handle just about any road surface thrown its way.
The electric power steering is a nice touch, as are the three levels of assist (comfort/normal/sport) found on the left hand side of the steering wheel.
The vehicle is powered by Hyundai’s Theta four displacing 2,4L in this guise and fitted with direct injection; the 190 horsepower that the engine delivers works well with the 6-speed automatic transmission, for a definite improvement over the second generation.
The coming months will also give consumers the choice of two very distinct Santa Fe models. Those will be the 5-passenger 2,0 turbo model with more than 264 horsepower under the hood, as well as the extended 7-passenger Santa Fe version that will arrive in the spring.