It’s the Hyundai Santa Fe is available since the year 2001 and is the very first SUV to be offered by Hyundai. It’s considered to be an SUV that is mid-sized and is based on Hyundai Sonata. Hyundai Sonata. It’s the Santa Fe has been critical to Hyundai’s success within market share in United States market, helping to alter the perception of the brand in the past 10-12 years. The first generation was in operation through the model year 2001 to the model year 2006 while the second generation ran from 2007 to the year 2012. The vehicle is currently in the initial year of the third generation. This mid-sized SUV doesn’t just represent an important segment of the car for Hyundai however, it is for all brands because it’s among the most popular among customers. As with many Hyundai vehicles in the past decade or more has seen the brand transform from a bargain-priced series of cars with a reputation for their poor build quality to a well-known company with a good value for money reputation.
Trims and Pricing
The trim levels are 3 to choose from for 2013, the Hyundai Santa Fe three trim levels: the Sport and the Sport 2.0T and the GLS/Limited.
Each comes with an engine that is different. The Sport is an 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, while the Sport 2.0T comes with the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and the GLS/Limited comes with the 3.3-liter V6. For more information on their performance, refer to the section on powertrain.
There are various wheel and tire choices as well as exterior design features which are either standard or available based upon the level of trim.
This front-wheel drive Sport has an MSRP of the lower $25,000 range, however, switching for all wheel drive brings it to $27,000. Front wheel drive four-door Sport 2.0T is between $28,000 and $38,000 with all wheel drive costs it to 2.0T just more than $30,000.
The GLS/Limited begins in the mid- to high $28,000 range for the front wheel drive model, and the switch on all-wheel drive will cost approximately $2,000. The membership will come with up-front prices, a guarantee of savings, and a hassle-free purchasing experience through an authorized dealer.
Engine and Performance
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport sports the 2.4-liter twin overhead camshaft, 16-valve, inline four-cylinder engine, which produces an impressive 190 horsepower with 6,300 RPM as well as 181 pounds-feet of power when it is running at 4250 RPM.
The Sport 2.0T features the 2.0-liter twin-scroll turbo gasoline direct injection twin overhead camshaft 16-valve four-cylinder engine that cranks out 265 horsepower at 6600 RPM and 269 pounds of torque between 1,750 and 3000 RPM.
The GLS/Limited comes with an 3.3-liter double overhead camshaft 24 valve V6 engine that generates 300 horsepower at 6,400 RPM, and 252 pound-feet torque at 5,200 RPM.
Each comes with front-wheel drive as standard, and an optional all-wheel drive. They all come with an automatic six-speed transmission that comes that comes with SHIFTRONIC. This is Hyundai’s own approach to the sport shifter. It allows the driver to shift the shift lever to the side, and then push it forward to shift up and reverse to downshift.
Its SHIFTRONIC is able to override shift settings programmed however it will not permit drivers to drive the engine beyond the red line, or even stop it from going out. If this is imminent the transmission will initiate the shift needed.
The Sport with front wheel drive has 21 miles for every gallon when in the city and 29 miles per gallon when driving on highways, and 24 miles for every gallon when combined. All wheel drive, it’s twenty miles for every gallon in city and 26 , miles per gallon for the highway, and 22 , miles of fuel in the combined.
The Sport 2.0T offers twenty miles for every gallon in city and 27 miles of fuel per gallon when driving on highways, and 23 miles of fuel when driving front-wheel drive. All wheel drive, it’s 19 miles for every gallon in city with 24-miles per gallon for highway use, and the 21 miles per gallon in combination.
The GLS/Limited has 18 miles for every gallon in city 25 miles for every gallon of highway, and 21 miles of fuel with front wheel drive. With all-wheel drive, it receives 18 miles for every gallon in city as well as 24-miles per gallon for highway use, and twenty miles of fuel when combined.
The Sport trim level and the Sport 2.0T trim levels have the same range of shades. On a sliding scale ranging from lighter to darkest in grays, whites and blacks the customers can pick between Frost White Pearl, Moonstone Silver, Mineral Gray and Twilight Black.
There are other shades that aren’t as popular in the Hyundai line, like Cabo Bronze, a dark bronze color, as well as Canyon Copper, a shade of orange. Juniper Green is a deep forest green and Marlin Blue is a mid-to-dark blue. Then, Serrano Red is a dark red.
Its GLS and Limited start with Monaco White, Circuit Silver, Iron Frost and Becketts Black. Frosted Mocha is a dark charcoal or brown color, as Hampton Green is a darker green. Night Sky Pearl is a extremely deep blue. Crystalline Blue Pearl is a metallic sky blue. Then there’s Regal Red Pearl, a dark, rich and slightly darker red than the average.