2017 Hyundai Santa Fe: Detailed Features, Fuel Economy & Pricing
When all the changes that make the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe so attractive add up, the SUV becomes something completely different than before. Its exterior and interior suffered the most of the updates, but they also improved the Santa Fe’s powertrain as well as safety and convenience features. The automaker revealed an extensive list of features, but they also stated the pricing and fuel economy of the 2017 Santa Fe.
The sleek and powerful exterior design of the current Santa Fe hasn’t been upgraded just by adding two new body colors. The Nightfall Blue on the Santa Fe Sport and the Storm Blue on the Santa Fe will certainly bring new flair to the SUV’s style, but they have made more substantial changes. Both the front and the rear fascia were redesigned.
With new grille and headlights at the front, and new taillights and redesigned exhaust outlets at the rear end, the 2017 Santa Fe got a new personality. They also offer some interesting options: new 17-, 18-, and 19-inch alloy wheels, LED Daytime Running Lights, and LED fog lights exclusively available on the three-row Santa Fe. Also, there’s a new rocker panel trim design with silver accents.
Interior & Technology
Inside the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe, the first thing you’re going to notice is probably the redesigned center stack. There, they placed a standard five-inch LCD display audio system and a new seven-inch touchscreen display with Android Auto, standard on the three-row version and available on the Santa Fe Sport.
As for the other options, they include a new eight-inch touchscreen navigation system with Android Auto, Infinity premium audio with new QuantumLogic Surround and Clari-Fi Music Restoration Technology. There’s also a next-gen Hyundai Blue Link standard on the Santa Fe. The same version of the SUV also got a third-row USB power outlet as an option. Redesigned cupholders is available on the Santa Fe Limited, while a new height-adjustable power passenger seat available on every version. The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited got a new matte-finish interior woodgrain.
Aside from the standard rear-view camera, the SUV has some really interesting safety features available. There’s a new Multi-View Camera System, Smart Cruise Control with Start/Stop function, Lane Departure Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Dynamic Bending Lights and High Beam Assist, and electronic parking brake system with auto hold.
As for the standard safety features, 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe is coming this spring with Vehicle Stability Management, Electronic Stability Control and Traction Control System. It also has Hill-start Assist Control with Downhill Brake Control, ABS, Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Brake Assist, as well as Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Inside the cabin of the updated Santa Fe, the automaker placed seven airbags.
2017 HYUNDAI SANTA FE EPA FUEL ECONOMY
|Santa Fe Sport Model||2017 EPA-est. Fuel Economy
|Santa Fe Sport Model
|2.4L FWD||21 / 27 / 24||22 / 27/ 25|
|2.4L AWD||20 / 26 / 22||21 / 27 / 22|
|2.0T FWD||20 / 28 / 23||21/ 29 / 24|
|2.0T AWD||19 / 26 / 22||20 / 28 / 23|
|2.0T Ultimate FWD||20 / 27 / 23||21 / 28 / 24|
|2.0T Ultimate AWD||19 / 24 / 21||20 / 24 / 21|
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Powertrain Update
Although they haven’t changed the engines, the 2017 Santa Fe got an improvement inside its powertrain department. The SUV now has a Drive Mode selection with Sport, Eco, and Normal mode. Both front- and rear-wheel drive are available. The 2017 Santa Fe Sport has a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 185 horsepower as the base engine option. There’s also a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 240 horsepower available.
The three-row version is powered by a 3.3-liter Lambda II V6 mill that delivers 290 horsepower. Every Santa Fe engine features high-pressure direct injection as well as Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT). As for the transmission, all the 2017 Santa Fe models will have their engines’ power transmitted to the wheels via a six-speed automatic.
2017 SANTA FE SPORT PRICING
|SANTA FE SPORT 2.4||FWD||$25,350|
|SANTA FE SPORT 2.4||AWD||$27,100|
|SANTA FE SPORT 2.0T||FWD||$31,700|
|SANTA FE SPORT 2.0T||AWD||$33,450|
|SANTA FE SPORT 2.0T ULTIMATE||FWD||$36,500|
|SANTA FE SPORT 2.0T ULTIMATE||AWD||$38,250|
2017 SANTA FE PRICING
|SANTA FE SE FWD||FWD||$30,800|
|SANTA FE SE AWD||AWD||$32,550|
|SANTA FE SE FWD ULTIMATE||FWD||$38,700|
|SANTA FE SE AWD ULTIMATE||AWD||$40,450|
|SANTA FE LIMITED FWD||FWD||$34,950|
|SANTA FE LIMITED AWD||AWD||$36,700|
|SANTA FE LIMITED FWD ULTIMATE||FWD||$39,400|
|SANTA FE LIMITED AWD ULTIMATE||AWD||$41,150|
Photos: Hyundai Motor America