Hyundai Santa Fe 2015 Release Date, Changes
Hyundai announces the release of the 2015 Santa Fe models!
The Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport are already award winners, but they are getting even better for 2015, with more standard features and convenience equipment included.
Set to hit Hyundai dealerships immediately, the pricing for the base Santa Fe model starts at just $24,950!
Changes & What’s New
The electric steering is one area of improvement, with a 32-bit microprocessor added to improve feel.
The Driver Selectable Steering Mode remains, although the Sport setting has been retuned to deliver improved feel. The front wheel bushings have also been retuned to further improve the steering feel for the driver.
The ride and handling of both models has earned a world-class reputation, but suspension enhancements will help take that to another level, too. The suspension set-up in front and back has been improved to deliver a smoother ride.
Front- and all-wheel drive continue to be offered in the Santa Fe, as do seating options for five, six, or seven passengers.
Under the hood of the Sport model you will find an efficient 2.4-liter 4-cylinder or a more powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cyclinder.
The 2015 Santa Fe goes with the 3.3-liter Lambda II V6. All engines use GDI and Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing. The standard transmission across the board is a 6-speed automatic.
There are a number of new standard features added to the 2015 models, including daytime running lights, a driver’s blind spot mirror and an auto up/down front passenger power window.
New paint colors, Sparkling Silver and Platinum Graphite are also new for 2015. Both models have the option of adding the new Hands-Free Smart Liftgate with Auto Open technology.
Getting access to the cargo area with your hands full is easier than ever before, as all you need to do is stand by the rear bumper for a few seconds with the key fob in your purse or pocket.
The Santa Fe sport shows off its sporty sense of style by coming with a two-tone grille.
The 2015 Santa Fe comes with a laundry list of standard safety equipment, including Vehicle Stability Management with Electronic Stability Control and Traction Control System.
Also standard on all 2015 models are 7 airbags, including a driver’s knee airbag, four-wheel disc brakes and ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Brake Assist, Hill-start Assist Control with Downhill Brake Control and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).