Hyundai’s 2016 SUV Crossover models include the Santa Fe, the Tucson, and the Santa Fe Sport. The Santa Fe is Hyundai’s three-row, seven-passenger, mid-size SUV Crossover. The Tucson is a five-passenger compact SUV Crossover. The Santa Fe Sport is a two-row, five-passenger, mid-size SUV Crossover.
Hyundai Santa Fe
The Hyundai Santa Fe comes in four trims: the SE, the SE AWD, the Limited, and the Limited AWD. The exterior has windshield wiper de-icers, foglights, roof rails, and a rear spoiler. The interior features heated front bucket seats, an eight-position power driver seat with four-position power lumbar support, a 40/20/40-split sliding and reclining second-row seat, a 50/50-split flat-folding third-row seat, and second-row and third-row rear air conditioning vents and controls.
The Hyundai Santa Fe starts at $30,400 MSRP. It is 193″ long, 74″ wide, and 67″ high. It offers 13.5 cubic-feet of cargo space that expands to 80.0 cubic-feet when the second-row and the third-row seats are down. It has four-wheel independent suspension with front and rear stabilizer bars.
The 2016 Santa Fe has a quiet engine with great acceleration and a 5000 pound towing capacity. It offers a 290-horsepower, 3.3-liter, 24-valve, variable speed, DOHC, V-6 engine with a six-speed shiftable automatic transmission.
Available technology includes a CD player, satellite and HD radio, six speakers, Bluetooth and Blue Link connectivity, navigation system wih with turn-by-turn directions, a 4.3-inch touchscreen, USB/iPod integration, and an auxiliary audio input.
The safety features on the Santa Fe include stability and traction control, tire pressure monitoring, emergency braking assist, and a rearview camera.
How Does It Compare With Its Competition?
[su_sf300x250b]Edmund’s praises the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe for having power, comfort, and style at a lower price than its competitors. With the Santa Fe, Hyundai maintains its reputation for providing an upscale interior and lots of features at a value price.
However, it does have less cargo space and safety features than some of its competitors. Both the roomy Honda Pilot and the Toyota Highlander do seat eight, and the Chevrolet Traverse has more cargo space.
The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe gets 18 MPG in the city and 24 MPG on the highway.
Pros and Cons
The stylish 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe offers quick acceleration and smooth shifting. It is stylish and loaded with features. It is lacking in the areas of cargo space and safety features.