2017 Hyundai Santa Fe
When it comes to SUV’s and Crossovers, it seems like every automotive manufacturer in the world is striving to come up with that one model or design that outperforms all the competition. Whether it’s innovative powertrain designs, interior refinements, or technological advancements, the assignment for each automaker is the same, build something unique that the public will love. Here for this year, it seems the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe has successfully achieved that mission.
More Choices, More Options
The all-new 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe has been updated nicely this year and there are several options to choose from including two- or four-wheel drive, six- or seven-seat configurations, and four different trim levels. The SE is the base model and starts at $30,800, next is the Limited Edition beginning at $34,950. The SE Ultimate with optional AWD starts at $38,700, and for those buyers looking for the top tier Santa Fe, the Limited Ultimate is available for $39,400.
Engine and Powertrain
Hyundai also has updated the all-new 2017 Santa Fe with fresh styling and more onboard technology. If it’s power you long for, then search no further, the all-new 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe has plenty. The 3.3 liter V6 is plenty capable producing an impressive 290 horsepower and the six-speed automatic transmission is geared exceptionally well to the weight of the vehicle. All-wheel drive is also available for this platform and provides additional stability to an already stable vehicle.
With new front and rear looks and new LED daytime running lights the all-new Santa fe is both distinctive and attractive. The interior is well appointed with well designed seating that is comfortable and well supported. The 7-inch touchscreen is now standard even for the base SE trim level. When it comes to safety, the all-new 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe is a leader with innovative technologies like a 360-degree parking camera system, an industry leading adaptive cruise control system, automatic emergency braking for forward collision mitigation and lane departure warning systems.
The Drive at Win Hyundai
Our test model was the SE Ultimate with all-wheel-drive and to say it was impressive would be a serious understatement. Our Horsepower for an Hour team arrived at Win Hyundai in El Monte, California to get our first look at the all-new Santa Fe and from the moment we arrived, it was clear the crew at Win Hyundai is both professional and product knowledgeable. Once we were buckled in, we headed out on the Southern California highways to get an up-close, personal experience with the all-new Santa Fe and we were certainly not disappointed. All afternoon, we put the vehicle through a number of real world type situations and every time, it
responded impeccably. Acceleration, braking, cornering, and handling characteristics are superb, as is the comfort of the interior. One added bonus was the quiet ride we experienced even at highway speeds, exterior road noise is surprisingly non-existent. We test drive hundreds of vehicles every year at Horsepower broadcasting and this new 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe is definitely one of the finest we’ve experienced.