|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe
|Sport||2.4L I-4||FWD||6A||8.3 sec||16.4 sec @ 81.7 mph||21/27/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|Sport 2.0T Ultimate||2.0L Turbo I-4||AWD||6A||8.4 sec||16.5 sec @ 85.1 mph||19/24/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe
|Limited Ultimate||3.3L V6||AWD||6A||7.3 sec||15.8 sec @ 90 mph||17/22/16 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Limited Ultimate||3.3L V6||FWD||6A||7.3 sec||15.8 sec @ 90.3 mph||17/23/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|Sport 2.0T Ultimate||2.0L Turbo I-4||AWD||6A||7.6 sec||15.9 sec @ 89 mph||19/24/22 mpg||Car and Driver|
2015 Hyundai Santa Fe
|Sport 2.0T Ultimate||2.0L Turbo I-4||AWD||6A||6.6 sec||15.0 sec @ 94 mph||18/24/18 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Sport 2.0T Ultimate||2.0L Turbo I-4||AWD||6A||9.3 sec||17.0 sec @ 83 mph||18/24/22.3 mpg||Motor Trend|
2014 Hyundai Santa Fe
|Limited 3.3L V6||3.3L V6||AWD||6A||7.3 sec||15.8 sec @ 89.1 mph||18/24/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe
|GLS 3.3L V6||3.3L V6||FWD||6A||7.4 sec||16.0 sec @ 90 mph||18/25/22 mpg||Motor Week|
|Limited 3.3L V6||3.3L V6||AWD||6A||7.5 sec||15.9 sec @ 90 mph||18/24/19 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Limited 3.3L V6||3.3L V6||FWD||6A||7.1 sec||15.8 sec @ 91 mph||18/25/19 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Sport 2.0T||2.0L Turbo I-4||AWD||6A||8.6 sec||16.6 sec @ 84 mph||19/24/22 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Sport 2.0T||2.0L Turbo I-4||AWD||6A||9.1 sec||16.8 sec @ 82.7 mph||19/24/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|Sport 2.4L||2.4L I-4||FWD||6A||9.3 sec||16.9 sec @ 82.1 mph||21/29/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|Sport 2.4L||2.4L I-4||FWD||6A||9.1 sec||16.9 sec @ 82 mph||21/29/27.5 mpg||Motor Week|
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe
|GLS||2.4L I-4||AWD||6A||10.6 sec||17.7 sec @ 78.2 mph||20/25/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|Limited 3.5L V6||3.5L V6||FWD||6A||7.4 sec||15.7 sec @ 90.1 mph||20/26/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2010 Hyundai Santa Fe
|Limited 3.5L V6||3.5L V6||AWD||6A||7.1 sec||15.4 sec @ 91 mph||20/26/19 mpg||Car and Driver|
2008 Hyundai Santa Fe
|Limited 3.3L V6||3.3L V6||AWD||5A||8.4 sec||16.5 sec @ 86 mph||17/24/20 mpg||Car and Driver|
2007 Hyundai Santa Fe
|Limited 3.3L V6||3.3L V6||AWD||5A||8.0 sec||16.4 sec @ 87 mph||17/24/---- mpg||Car and Driver|
|Limited 3.3L V6||3.3L V6||AWD||5A||8.3 sec||16.4 sec @ 84.4 mph||17/24/18.3 mpg||Motor Trend|
|Limited 3.3L V6||3.3L V6||AWD||5A||9.4 sec||17.3 sec @ 83 mph||17/24/22 mpg||Motor Week|
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe
|LX 3.5L V6||3.5L V6||AWD||5A||9.7 sec||17.02 sec @ 81.09 mph||15/19/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe
|GLS 3.5L V6||3.5L V6||AWD||5A||9.5 sec||16.9 sec @ 80.8 mph||15/19/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe
|LX 2.7L V6||2.7L V6||AWD||4A||10.3 sec||17.6 sec @ 79 mph||17/21/16 mpg||Car and Driver|
About Hyundai Santa Fe
The Hyundai Santa Fe is a sports utility vehicle (SUV) that embodies what we have known about the Korean car maker. It has upscale features that make it seem like a premium car, but is sold cheaper than its competitors.
The latest Santa Fe model has been improved particularly with its steering, and can give other SUVs like the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Kia Sorento, and Chevrolet Equinox a run for their money.
The U.S. market first saw the Hyundai Santa Fe in 2001. It marked the first foray of Hyundai to the very competitive SUV segment. The first generation was well-received for its adequate power thanks to its 2.7 liter, V6 engine mated with a four-speed automatic transmission.
The second generation was released in 2006. It featured a 2.2 liter, turbo-diesel engine that served as an alternative to 2.7 liter, V6 petrol engine.
The third generation, which includes the 2015 model, was released in 2012.
The 2015 model was named by U.S. News & World Report as the Best 3-Row SUV for the Money.
Here are the specs of the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe:
- Engine: 2.4 liter, inline four cylinder engine (base model)
- Horsepower: 190 hp @6300 rpm
- Torque: 181 pound feet @ 4250 rpm
- Fuel economy ratings: 20 mpg city driving, 27 mpg highway driving
- Transmission: Six speed automatic
- Drive train: Front wheel drive/ all wheel drive
- Seating capacity: Seven (Five for the Santa Fe Sport)
- MSRP: $24,750
The 2015 Santa Fe is powered by a 2.4 liter V-4 engine that churns out 190 horsepower and 181 pound feet of torque. The power and acceleration produced by this engine should satisfy most drivers, but the more demanding ones can opt for the other powertrain.
The 2 liter turbocharged four cylinder enginethat powers the Santa Fe Sport can deliver 264 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and torque of 269 pound feet at 3,000 rpm. There is not much difference in fuel economy, however, between the two engines.
Power generated by the engines is transmitted to the wheels through a six speed automatic transmission, which is very responsive. Shifting is also quick.
If there’s a chink in this SUV’s armor as far as performance is concerned, it would have to be its stiff ride especially when it is loaded with passengers.
The layout of the Santa Fe cabin is simple and straightforward. The controls are found on the center stack. High quality materials are used inside.
The front seats have excellent forward visibility, and there is ample space in the second row. The third row which is present in the base Santa Fe is a bit cramped and may only be suited for kids, although this is quite common among SUVs. At best, the third row’s main purpose is for hauling cargo.
Standard equipment of the Hyundai Santa Fe includes six-speaker audio system, USB port and Bluetooth connectivity. There is also a rearview camera and a 4.3 inch touch screen audio system which is an optional feature on the Santa Fe Sport.
Other optional features of the SUV are 12-speaker surround sound audio system, navigation with touch screen, dual zone automatic climate control, and blind spot monitoring.
One of the main reasons why motorists buy a SUV is the additional cargo space. The Santa Fe Sport, which only has two rows, gives up to 35.4 cubic feet of space at the back, and up to 71.5 cubic feet when the rear row seats are folded.
The base Santa Fe model provides 13.5 cubic feet of space behind the third row, and 40.9 cubic feet of space behind the second row.
Cargo space is not the strongest suit of the Santa Fe, as it gives less space compared to its rivals like the Honda Pilot and Mazda CX 9.
The SUV has pretty good ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It has “good” ratings in moderate overlap front, rear crash protection, side impact, and roof strength tests.
Standard safety features include passenger and driver air bags, side and rear head air bags. It also has four-wheel ABS and four-wheel disc brakes. This SUV is equipped with other security features such as brake assist, child safety lock, electronic stability control, traction control, and integrated turn signal mirrors.
The MSRP of the 2015 Santa Fe is around $25,000. The Santa Fe Sport, on the other hand, has a higher price of around $33,000 (four while drive model). It is pitted against other SUVs like the Kia Sorento, Chevy Equinox, Ford Edge, Toyota RAV4, and market leader Honda CRV. And although it is far from being among the three best selling SUVs in America, expect the Santa Fe to steadily climb the sales charts with its latest model.
To learn more about Hyundai Santa Fe, visit the official Hyundai website.
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