Hyundai Santa Fe Review, Release Date

When it comes to seven passenger SUV segment, you can certainly consider 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe as one of the category leaders. The best aspect of this vehicle is that it offers a complete value for money.

At its price range, it offers a more than impressive blend style, comfort and power. For 2017 model year, it comes with several upgrades that make it a great option that must be taken into serious consideration.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe - front

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe – Trim Levels, Features, and Interior Design

It is midsize crossover SUV that offers a seating capacity of six or seven passengers. There are four trim levels of this model:

  • SE
  • Limited
  • SE Ultimate
  • Limited Ultimate

The base SE trim offers standard alloy wheels of 18 inches along with LED daytime running lights automatic headlights, heated outside mirror, rear privacy glass with dark tint, roof rack side rails, dual-zone auto climate control, rear spoiler, eight-way power adjustable driver seat and tilt and telescoping steering wheel.

The base model of 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe also offers rear view camera, Bluetooth connectivity, 7-inch touchscreen display, 6-speaker sound system. Also, Blue Link system from Hyundai, satellite radio and smartphone integration with Android Auto.

Features added with Limited trim include LED taillights, built in turn signals, keyless entry, keyless ignition, power rear liftgate, auto-dimming rearview mirror. Also, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot alert, lane departure warning and leather upholstery.

On the other hand, SE Ultimate and LE ultimate trims offer 19-inch alloy wheels, Multiview 360-degree camera, panoramic sunroof, rear parking sensors, ventilated. Also, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, heated second-row seats, driver memory settings, 8-inch touchscreen display, surround sound audio system and navigation system.


The interior of 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe is quite impressive. It offers top quality materials with attractive design and intuitive, functional control layout. Both touchscreen interface and physical buttons on the dashboard are well placed. Overall, the interior is amongst the most comfortable interiors, as far as crossover segment is concerned.

Front and second row of seats offer plenty of space and comfort. First row seats even offer great adjustability. Even second row offers decent adjustability to provide a fair amount of head and leg space. The third row is spacious enough for kids and teens only. When both second row and third row seats are folded down, it offers as much as 80 cubic feet of cargo space.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe - interior

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe – Main Power Production Unit

The Hyundai Santa Fe 2017 has a 3.3-liter V6 engine under its hood, with an output of 290 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a 6-speed auto transmission as standard. The choice of either All Wheel Drive or Front Wheel Drive is offered with all trims.

With FWD, the vehicle offers a combined fuel economy of 21 mpg whereas it decreases to 20 mpg with AWD. Also, SE Ultimate and Limited Ultimate models are slightly lesser fuel efficient than base models.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe - rear

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe – Price and Availability

In conclusion, the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe should be available by the end of 2016 with a starting price of $31,695. Finally, as far as competition is concerned, Honda Pilot will be its key rival.

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