The Santa Fe from Hyundai has been one of the most popular SUVs on the market for several years, but in some ways this SUV hasn’t been given the credit it deserves for being a great deal. I think it’s time we change that and show you just how great a deal this SUV can be and why you should be driving it in the near future.
To start with the Santa Fe offers a great price structure, one of the most powerful engines in this class, a ton of interior room, a great towing capacity and a fantastic warranty. Top all this off with a long list of amazing features and the Santa Fe easily becomes one of the most attractive deals on the market as we head into the new 2017 model year.
Looking at the pricing first, the base model of the Santa Fe starts out at $31,695, which is an easily affordable price in this category, and moves up to a little less than $36,000 for the Limited model. The AWD Santa Fe Ultimate Limited with all option boxes checked off not only becomes a highly capable SUV for you to drive, but it comes in at a price that’s easily enjoyable for an SUV of this quality at $45,000.
Looking to the engine you find a 3.3-liter V6 which brings you 290 horsepower and 252 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine is attached to a six-speed automatic transmission that is able to give you smooth and easy to enjoy shifting under any conditions. Together this powertrain is able to deliver 18 city/25 hwy mpg for the FWD models and 18 city/24 hwy mpg for the AWD versions. Not only do you get decent fuel numbers and good power, the Santa Fe can tow up to 5,000 pounds, making it one of the most capable powertrains in its class.
The Santa Fe has a spacious cabin to give you all the interior room you could need. When you have kids along with you they’ll be perfectly comfortable in the third row of seats while the other two rows are great for adults to stretch out and relax. The cargo space is great when the third row is folded down and still able to give you room for a few items when it’s in use. The fact that a roof rack is standard fare does help add more cargo capability to this great SUV.
The standard features of the Santa Fe can’t be stated correctly without starting with the awesome ten year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty and the five year/60,000 bumper to bumper coverage you receive. Other standard options include multi-adjustable front bucket seats, air conditioning controls for the rear seats and a host of features that make the base model one you can enjoy. Moving up to the Limited adds leather seating, power adjustable and heated front seats, push button starting and an electroluminescent gauge cluster. The Limited Ultimate comes standard with heated second row seating, an eight-inch color navigation touch screen monitor and the Multi-View Monitor.
Looking to upgrade and add even more features, the options list gives you the ability to add a heated steering wheel, a navigation system, the Infinity premium audio system, a third row USB port, AWD, blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alerts, lane departure warning, a hands free smart liftgate, Smart Cruise Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, lane departure warning, electronic parking brakes and HID Dynamic Bending Headlights with high beam assistance.
The 2017 model not only gives you a great deal, but it’s been upgraded with better interior and exterior styling, adds more standard features than ever before and is a much better vehicle to drive than most others in the class. This is an SUV you’ll love if you want to pay in the $30,000 range and have an SUV you can depend on to be the right choice and offer a great warranty for you to make use of.
When stacked up against the competition, the Hyundai Santa Fe stands out as the best deal in this class. You have a feature laden vehicle that offers you some of the most important items for driving on the road and the ability to tow a boat or trailer to take your family off to an adventure by the lake or out in the woods. It’s time for you to buy you own Hyundai Santa Fe, come visit your local dealer today and take one for a drive.