This vehicle has always been a good looking and a reasonably priced SUV, and the latest Hyundai Santa Fe will come with a mid-cycle facelift. The changes will include improved engines, the addition of a new trim level in the range, better materials in the cabin, and a more modern look. Like the previous model, the new 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe will be available in 2 versions: the short wheelbase model, that will only have 5 seats and be equipped with most of the features that an average driver need, but it won’t be that spacious, and the long wheel base version, which will have 7 seats much more luggage space and more powerful engines.
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe redesign review
Regarding the exterior of the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe, it will look pretty much like the previous model, with the exception of a few slight changes that will be applied, especially on the front end and the backlights, so that the new model will have its own personality. The new Santa Fe will also be offered with a new lineup of wheels, allowing the customers to personalize the vehicle in their own way. With a decent ride height and huge wheels, it will certainly gain a bigger audience, which is in a search of an elegant and reliable SUV.
As far as the interior goes, we have to say that both models will have standardized features that will include: a superb audio system, climate control, cloth seats and a back view cam, while the optional features for the new 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe will include: heated steering wheel, push-button starter, panoramic sunroof, satellite navigation, tri-zone climate control. Reclining back electric seats will also be available for the long wheelbase version of the car.
Hyundai Santa Fe 2016 specs
Under the hood, the Korean version of the new Hyundai Santa Fe 2016 offers the base 2.0-liter inline-4 engine, capable of generating 183 horsepower and 296 lb-ft of torque. As an optional, comes the 2.0-liter powerplant, which can produce 199 horses and 325 lb-ft of torque. The US car market will be richest with new Santa Fe with 2.4-liter diesel and a 3.3-liter V6 engine and a hybrid model as well. Diesel engine is quite an excellent match for such a full-size SUV, thanks to its good fuel economy and towing range. All of the units will be teamed up with the 6-speed automatic gearbox that transfers the power from the engine to all wheels trough a 4WD system.
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe price and release date
When it comes to pricing, the new 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe is going to start from $30,000 while the long wheelbase model will begin with a price of around $40,000. The Nissan Pathfinder, Chevy Traverse, Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander will be main competitors on SUV market. The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe ought to be seen on the US streets at the beginning of 2016.
More info on official Hyundai site.