See all the standard safety features listed. If exterior and interior styling and the numerous amenities you get for the money are the Sport's strong suits, its weaknesses are steering and suspension feel. It seems like we say the same thing every time we drive a new generation Santa Fe: It would only take a few tweaks to make this vehicle best in its class. Stop out or call for information. It's also roomy, comfortable, fuel-efficient, and stylish. We realize we drive vehicles hard during testing, and these issues likely won't be a problem for most drivers, but it does make us wonder how the suspension would respond if a driver had to make an emergency maneuver. My husband chose the Comfort mode, which seemed to be very forgiving, smoothing out any herks or jerks passengers may feel from a more heavy-handed driver.
In addition, when driving hard, the suspension seemed easily confused front and rear felt out of sync , and there were secondary body motions during aggressive maneuvers. I have one sometimes two kids still in booster seats, which generally get installed in the outboard positions of the second row, depending upon the dimensions of the car and the seats. There is one sensor per wheel, each a different part from the other and each at that cost. It's not exactly luxurious, but it is well made and nicely finished. It's a half-inch longer, nearly a half-inch narrower, and sits 1.
We cover the smaller Sport ; here we tackle the three-row Santa Fe. The ride is composed and the cabin is relatively quiet. Until the company addresses those issues, the Santa Fe won't be at the head of the compact crossover class. This is a factory recall but could be fatal if your engine lost power at highway speed. The sport only has a campaign out at this time. You will also be able to print out any parts of the service manual you wish to.
It is as if a sudden surge of energy blasts and everything lights up and then returns to normal. Though it's the vehicle with the new name, the Santa Fe Sport rides on the same length wheelbase as the previous model. Controls are easy to identify and use, making this a great match of good looks and intuitive function. As a driver, I prefer a slightly tighter, more car-like feel, with enough steering feedback to feel connected to the road and enough give to the suspension to not have my brains jiggled about driving to and from school each day. Warped head and engine froze. I prefer to go through the day in Sport mode, as that feels most familiar to me given my current personal car is a small sedan.
Did not solve the problem. As has been required since the 2012 model year, the Santa Fe has standard antilock brakes, electronic stability control and traction control. With being in business since 1993 our customers tell us that we provide a professional experience with a laid back no pressure approach which ensures your car buying experience will be an enjoyable one. While I love the idea of being able to plug a slew of electronics into the car, this feature would be more useful in the main passenger compartment than in the cargo area. The cabin also feels elegant and classy, and as is often the case with Hyundai, there are plenty of features available with the Santa Fe Sport.
On the road, though, there were noticeable flat spots in the acceleration curve that made power feel decidedly uneven. Service advisor said likely a loose brake pad. Sometimes it shifts roughly from one gear to the next. Recall Date 2017-06-05 Description Hyundai Motor America Hyundai is recalling certain 2013-2017 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport vehicles. The workshop manual is the same as used by professional mechanics and therefore has literally thousands of pages of information and diagrams describing just about every part and procedure for your Hyundai vehicle. A naturally aspirated, direct-injection 2.
This smaller, angled rear window, while looking sharp, could cause some slight visibility problems for the driver. Eight months ago the replacement unit went out for a couple of hours. If you want six-cylinder power, you'll have to wait for the big boy, three-row Santa Fe. When I returned I started the vehicle, turned on the radio and it worked. The ability to seamlessly play music from my phone or usb stick is really good.
Hyundai's number for the recall is 163. Mobile Phone Number: - - Phone is required. The recall began on August 4, 2017. It's also roomy, comfortable, fuel-efficient, and stylish. After I finished my drive I turned off the ignition. Its slightly sloping, angled rear roofline leads to an angled rear window, as well, which intentionally brings attention to the greater passenger-hauling capability of the longer Santa Fe.
Simple controls for audio are on the steering wheel. While this doesn't impact the cooling function it does appear to impact the Phone pairing system in that phone calls coming through the radio have a lot of static and the voice command feature becomes unable to understand voice commands presumably because of the static. Those who choose the base engine will find that even though this is technically the entry-level choice, it delivers power more smoothly than the turbo we tested, and reached 60 mph in 9. Last Name: Last Name is required. The Santa Fe has them in its higher, Limited trim level, which reduces the total seat count to six. In the affected vehicles, the secondary hood latch actuating cable may corrode and bind, causing the secondary hood latch to remain in the unlatched position when the hood is closed.
Hyundai has done a fine job once again with the Sport's styling and overall value the brand's strong suits , but continues to struggle with suspension and steering. The essentially replaces the second-generation model, sharing similar dimensions including wheelbase and overall width. So strong the car shakes. At the track, it felt quick off the line and throttle response was excellent from a stop. Navigation is optional on both trim levels. This smaller, angled rear window, while looking sharp, could cause some slight visibility problems for the driver.