The award winning Hyundai Santa Fe lineup carries on to significantly improve for the 2017 model year. For 2017, in order to meet increased market demand, production of the two row Santa Fe Sport model will be added to the Montgomery, Alabama manufacturing facility, alongside the Sonata and Elantra sedan models.
All Santa Fe powertrains now offer new Drive Mode selection with Sport, Eco and Normal settings. The 2017 Santa Fe line-up carries on to offer front- or all wheel drive and seating choices for five, six or seven passengers. 2017 Santa Fe Sport is powered by an efficient system 2.4 litre four cylinder direct injected engine with a 185 horsepower or the more strong, turbocharged 2.0 litre four cylinder engine with 240 horsepower.
2017 Santa Fe uses the praised 3.3 litre Lambda II V6 engine, with 290 hp. All Santa Fe engines utilize high pressure direct injection and Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing. A six speed automatic transmission is standard on all Santa Fe models. Active cornering control and a windshield wiper de icer is also standard on AWD Santa Fe models. For the 2017 Santa Fe Sport model alone, nearly 350 individual parts were updated, representing about 25 percent of total Santa Fe Sport parts content.
Santa Fe Sport EPA estimated fuel economics has also been greatly improved across its model and trim line-up, with the majority of models increasing by a full mile per gallon compared with the 2016 model year.
Standard Santa Fe features include a Rearview Camera, automatic on/off headlights, remote keyless entry with alarm, bodycolor heated exterior power mirrors with driver’s blind spot mirror, LED headlight accents, daytime running lights, steering wheel mounted audio and cruise control and Bluetooth hands free smartphone system. Navigation equipped Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport models also benefits from Blue Link Guidance, which provides Destination Search, powered by Google&trade, as well as POI web search and Download to help you get to your destinations via your connected car.
Both Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport are compatible with Android Auto for seamless and intuitive operation of the most commonly used smartphone functions, including navigation with Google Maps&trade, streaming audio, voice controlled search capabilities and more than 40 approved smartphone apps.
Standard safety equipment on the 2017 Santa Fe lineup includes vehicle stability management with electronic stability control and Traction Control System, seven airbags, including a driver’s knee airbag, four wheel disc brakes and ABS with Electronic Brake force Distribution and Brake Assist, Hill start Assist Control with Downhill Brake Control and a tire pressure monitoring system.