GMC sells its Acadia at around $30,000. At this very range, there is the CX-9 from Mazda, Highlander from Toyota, Explorer from Ford and Pathfinder from Nissan. The 7-seat SUV segment is flooded cars with automakers locking horns with high-end features. But there is one specific vehicle that has always been a stand-out and 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe is no exception.
Massive interior space, option for both, two-wheel and four-wheel drive, premium interior materials and a classy look – Santa Fe has almost everything possible at $31,000. Check out 8 specifications that keep this car in front and makes it such a popular choice for a family SUV.
3.3-liter V6 engine
With a power capacity of 290 HP and a torque range of nearly 252 lb-ft. This engine takes the 4,026 pounds Santa Fe to a maximum speed of 128 mph while acceleration from 0 to 60 mph happens in a matter of nearly 8 seconds. Hyundai, however, claims it to be 7.1 seconds with the use of lightweight materials.
25 mpg Highway EPA
A 18 mpg in city. Again, the automaker says this figure is actually 20 mpg, but test models have stuck to 18. Information on CO2 emissions or Greenhouse gas score is not available yet, but Hyundai has certainly worked hard to improve EPA performance.
Front and rear disc brakes
With 18-inch in diameter and 7.5 inches wide wheels. The frame is made of aluminum. Front suspension is strut type while the rear one is Multilink. All these combined is suggestive that Hyundai has certainly improved on the driving feel of 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe.
Passenger Volume of 146.6 cubic feet
Front headroom is around 40 inches and legroom is almost 41.3 inches. Second-row seating also sports similar dimensions. Things get a bit cramped up in the last row with only 30 inches of legroom, but this allows a decent 13.5 cubic feet of cargo space. With two rows of seats folded, 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe the cargo figure rises to almost 41 cubic feet.
Body-colored heated side mirrors
Hyundai is presenting 9 color options in its Santa Fe. The headlights have become sharper along the edges, and air intakes have been enlarged. However, the SUV retains its 3-bar chrome grilles embedded in a trapezoidal structure.
6-speakers audio system
Synced with 7-inch touchscreen infotainment screen. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay comes standard. Santa Fe also sports speed compensated volume control; voice-activated turn-by-turn navigation, SiriusXM Radio and wireless streaming features.
Power adjustable driver’s seat
Bucket seats with lumbar support. Heating and ventilation come as an option. Second-row seating is 40-20-40 foldable with manual reclining features available. The steering column is telescopic with manual tilt.
ABS and ESC comes as standard
Along with radar-based cruise control, pedestrian detection, rear-view cameras, 360-degree monitoring, park assist and tire pressure monitoring control. 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe also includes blind spot monitoring and lane keep assist this time around.
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Conclusion
Roof rails are optional, and silver door handles give a classy look. Wheelbase is wider, and body lines are more prominent. No doubt, 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe is efficiently overshadowing competition and leading the pack as a complete package.