Hyundai Santa Fe Test Drive


Brand new small SUV Hyundai Santa Fe has everything that people in the modern world are looking for, from a low consumption level to an elegant salon.

Hyundai Santa Fe Test Drive

The buyer receives many standard features and systems that make the ride simple and comfortable. But, the engine power is not amazing, and the new Hyundai Santa Fe is not capable of impressive acceleration. Many competitive models are much more agile.

How does it look?

When buying, the first thing that catches your eye is the design of the car, which has changed a lot. Take Santa Fe optics to several levels: daytime running lights are a separate line that gives the car the look of a predator. The radiator grill has the shape of an inverted trapezoid. She became more massive, and her pattern resembles a large honeycomb. All the main lighting equipment is located in large blocks on the sides of the machine, but the fog is taken out separately.

Hyundai Santa Fe Test Drive

The body became more “muscular", as it received bright stampings. The glazing area has increased. Thanks to its updates, the new Honda is more easily perceived than its predecessors.

All dimensions of the car became larger: the wheels increased by 65 mm and has dimensions of 2765 mm, the total length of 70 mm and now is 4770 mm. Small increments in width and height made the exterior of the car more attractive.


Hyundai Santa Fe Test Drive

Hyundai Santa Fe got a good power line: mechanical and automatic transmissions, front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. The manufacturer offered variety to meet the needs of the target audience.


Specifications 1.6 and 2 liter engine:

Hyundai Elantra1.62.0
Length / Width / Height / Base4620/1800/1450/2700 mm4620/1800/1450/2700 mm
Trunk Volume (VDA)458 l458 l
Curb weight1300 (1325) * kg1330 (1355) kg
Enginegasoline, P4, 16 valves, 1591 cm³; 93,8 kW / 128 h.p. at 6300 rpm; 154,6 Nm at 4850 rpmgasoline, P4, 16 valves, 1999 cm³; 110 kW / 150 h.p. at 6200 rpm; 192 Nm at 4000 rpm
Acceleration 0-100 km / h10,1 (11,6) s8,8 (9,9) s
full speed200 (195) km / h205 (203) km / h
Fuel / Fuel ReserveAI-95/50 lAI-95/50 l
Fuel consumption: urban / suburban / combined cycle8,7 / 5,2 / 6,5 (9,1 / 5,3 / 6,7) l / 100 km9,6 / 5,4 / 7,0 (10,2 / 5,7 / 7,4) l / 100 km
Трансмиссияfront-wheel drive, M6 (A6) 


The Santa Fe interior has been slightly updated, it has become more spacious and can accommodate 5 people. Both rows of seats delight in comfort and space. The front seats are wide and comfortable with moderate support.

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Hyundai Santa Fe Test Drive

Manufacturers have introduced ventilation baffles and climate control buttons. The machine will appreciate the wireless charger for smartphones. And music lovers will appreciate the new multimedia system with a 7-inch screen instead of the previous 5 inches and with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Hyundai Santa Fe Test Drive

The large instrument panel is completely analog, but it is made combined - in the center is a 7-inch TFT-screen, and physical arrows on the sides of it. White backlighting and clear fonts read perfectly, and light background lighting changes depending on the selected driving mode.

Hyundai Santa Fe Test Drive

The big plus of the new Honda is quiet, even at high speed. The trunk has also become larger, now its size is 991 liters with the rear seats unfolded and 2010 liters with the seats folded.

Cost of maintenance

Hyundai Santa Fe Test Drive

When buying a car, drivers care about one question - the cost of maintenance and fuel consumption per 100 km. In this regard, Hyundai Santa Fe has the following indicators:

  •         2.0 l engine: 9-10 l / 100 km gasoline engine, 8 l / 100 km diesel engine;
  •         2.4 liter engine: 8-9 liter / 100 km gasoline engine;
  •         2.2 l engine: 7 l / 100 km diesel engine

According to the regulations, a technical inspection for the Hyundai Santa Fe must be carried out after 15 km (or after 000 months). The warranty for this model is 12 years or 3 km.

Here is an example of Santa Fe content:

NameCost in USD
Replacing the front brake padsfrom $ 10
Timing Belt Replacement for vehicles without air conditioningfrom $ 45
Gearbox oil changefrom $ 20
Clutch Assembly Replacementfrom $ 50
Gearbox Repairfrom $ 100
Spark plugfrom $ 15

Additional recommended works:

Car chassis - diagnostics - from $ 5

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Computer diagnostics of electronic systems - from $ 5

Diagnostics wheel alignment adjustment - from $ 12

Cleaning fuel injectors - from $ 45

Hyundai Santa Fe Prices

Hyundai Santa Fe Test Drive

The fourth generation of the Hyundai Santa Fe dramatically changes the idea of ​​this model. The spectacular and catchy design of the car emphasizes the individuality of its owner. In the table below, we consider the prices for Santa Fe, depending on the configuration:

Car nameVolumeConsumptionPowerPrice, $
Hyundai Santa Fe (TM) 2.2D AT Superior2.2l5.9l200 HP41 195
Hyundai Santa Fe (TM) 2.2D AT Superior 4WD2.2l6.1 l200 HP43 155
Hyundai Santa Fe (TM) 2.2D AT Prestige Brown 4WD2.2l6.1 l200 HP47 842
Hyundai Santa Fe (TM) 2.2D AT Top + 4WD2.2 l6.1 l200 HP53 257
Hyundai Santa Fe (TM) 2.2D AT Top + Panorama Brown 4WD2.2 l6.1 l200 HP54 897
Hyundai Santa Fe (TM) 2.2D AT Top + Brown 4WD2.2 l6.1 l200 HP53 653

Summarize. The beautiful and spacious Hyundai Santa Fe will not get lost in the busy stream of the metropolis and will organically look on dirt roads, away from the bustle of the city. The interior is the realm of excellent materials, sophisticated ergonomics, high practicality and comfort. Trips out of town with family or the city at rush hour do not cause unnecessary inconvenience to the driver and passengers.

The manufacturer tried to make sure that the car not only pleased with its appearance, but also gave driving pleasure. That is why, under the hood of the crossover there is a line of powerful and modern units, which are an alloy of proven technologies and many years of experience of engineers. Hyundai Santa Fe is a practical and roomy car that is suitable for trips around the city and beyond.

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