Those who are looking for a stylish, three-row crossover, the Santa Fe would be the right choice for them. It has an elegant style of its own. The refined V-6 engine gives the required towing strength to the vehicle with a decent acceleration and fuel economy.
Santa Fe is undoubtedly rich in features from the very base SE trim level and has now become increasingly richer with other trim levels that escalates up with the model range in luxury and style. As told by the Ontario Hyundai dealer, the vehicle carries with it an extremely smart getup and superior comfort from its interior arrangements.
Engine and Transmission
With the new Santa Fe 2018 model one can have two engine choices – one is the 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel and the other being a 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol.
The diesel engine is now having an eight-speed automatic transmission from the brand, that has replaced the last model’s six-speed unit. It is now able to produce a 144kW of power and a 436Nm of torque. Hyundai says that we will have the choice to select from of the two options 2.2-litre turbo diesel and 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol though the 3.3-litre V6 model is rumored to be ousted from the local range.
The Santa Fe is now grown bigger in size. The 2018 model measures an extra of 70mm and 10mm in length and width respectively and it has even got a wheelbase extension of 65mm in order to make a more spacious cabin. This increase in size continues to be in the second-row seats with an extra 38mm of legroom and an extra 22mm of headroom allotted for the third row. What more? Well, Hyundai claims to have increased the boot in volume as well by 40-litres to 625L.
Latest Safety Technology
As confirmed by the Hyundai people previously, the new model is going to feature Hyundai’s SmartSense safety technology that includes a range of functionalities making driving experiences more secure and smart.
Starting from the forward and reverse autonomous braking, a Rear Cross Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist it adds on Safety Exit Assist too that can lock the doors temporarily if the car can detect anything unsafe or precarious from the surrounding conditions. Hyundai has already declared about Santa Fe’s new look, that is designed on the basis of the brand’s new design philosophy for making and running SUVs, all with the high-set pair of headlights that are well connected with the cascading grills.
With the latest arrivals at 2018, Santa Fe is supposed to bring with it the current three tier range – Active, Elite and Highlander as well.
As shared by Hyundai Ontario, Santa Fe has been Impressive enough in the safety rating, can be counted as a good pick for its handsome yet rugged exterior styling and enter the wish list for its lengthy list of value-packed features.
The powertrain didn’t show much good result, the USB count is too less, and the car has an overall mediocre performance.
Though not able to get into the buyer’s list as the best car of the year, Santa Fe finally makes it to impress people for many reasons that are discussed above.