The Hyundai Santa Fe has been a game changer for Hyundai, especially since the current generation was introduced on the market back in 2013.
The new Santa Fe immediately became popular with buyers and journalists alike. As a matter of fact, the Santa Fe was named the Canadian sport utility vehicle by the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada in 2013.
Two years later, we essentially get the same Hyundai Santa Fe back for 2015, but when you have a good thing going, why change it? The Hyundai Santa Fe offers plenty of versions and options to choose from, and we really like the vehicle’s overall driving dynamics, interior space, and comfort. The Santa Fe has come a long way since it was first introduced on the market, and it is now capable of matching up with any midsize sport utility vehicle in its class.
It is also more refined and offers plenty of luxury features that satisfy the needs of even the most demanding buyers. From the get go, potential owners need to choose between the Santa Fe Sport and the Santa Fe XL. The main difference between the two is found inside as the XL version offers seating for seven while the Sport version has five seats. Starting at 29,999$, the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe XL is certainly one of the most affordable seven-seat midsize SUVs on the market. The Sport starts at $ 26,899.
Then, buyers can choose between front-wheel drive which is standard, and all-wheel drive which significantly improves how the Hyundai Santa Fe behaves on a snowy or icy road. Two engines are also offered to buyers in the Sport model. The first, a 2.4-liter four-cylinder unit, offers 190 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque. Its fuel economy is stated at 10.3 liters per 100 kilometers, which is quite good for a vehicle of this size. The second engine is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine that offers a strong 265 hp for a combined fuel economy rating of 11.5 liters per 100 kilometers, which is impressive given how much power is offered by the turbo unit.
The Santa Fe XL gets only one engine, a 3.3-liter V6 unit that delivers 290 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque. If you need to tow something behind the Santa Fe XL, it will happily oblige with its towing capacity rated at 5,000 lbs.
Overall, the Santa Fe offers plenty of comfort and features that make it a very worthy family vehicle. To learn more about the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe, contact us today at Harmony Hyundai!