2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Release Date
Santa Fe. Merely reading the name of cutting edge mexico’s capital town immediately conjures visions of mountainous terrain, southwestern mission-style design, and turquoise-bedazzled silver baubles. Positioned a lofty 7000 feet on top of ocean level, Santa Fe is surrounded by miles of dusty roads and washes, a few extending all the procedure to the desert floor. Therefore when hyundai invited us to sample the shorter, five-passenger version of its 2013 Santa Fe crossover by having 2. 0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, we packed our bags and headed to.
Even elevated as it’s, the town from that this crossover takes its name can’t quite match the 10, 000-plus-foot peaks of utah’s wasatch mountains, the backdrop for our particular drive. Despite the altitude, the turbocharger kept the Santa Fe sport supplied with air, and of course the ute had very little bother tackling the long, tortuous ascents and navigating dirt and gravel fireplace roads to heights of a little over 8400 feet. With 269 lb-ft of torque on tap beginning at 1750 rpm, low-speed hustling inside the unpaved paths was straightforward. Likewise, the 264-hp four—it has 24 additional ponies than will the direct-injected ecoboost four within the ford edge and escape—keeps a cool head throughout highway travel from 50 and up mph. We did notice a hiccup within the performance when using the engine spinning between approximately 2700 and 3300 rpm, of which purpose it becomes a trifle hard to modulate the accelerator and maintain swish progress. It’s only one slight annoyance, and in case the twin-scroll turbo engine’s performance weren’t therefore otherwise impressively swish, it would possibly not even be worth a mention. We looked down for the tach varied times, merely to locate the needle hovering all around the four’s 6000-rpm power peak, the experience remarkably free of strain, vibration, and commotion. A naturally aspirated 2. 4-liter direct-injection four with 190 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque is the bottom engine.
Under the hood we find a 3.3L V6 with gasoline direct injection motor delivering 290hp and 252 lb/ft of torque. It is the only crossover in its segment with direct injection. Pricing has not been announced but we expect to hear from Hyundai in early 2013 before the vehicle arrives at showrooms across the country. No fuel economy estimates were available in their press release but with their fuel economy reimbursement program in full swing perhaps they want to double and triple check their numbers before they publish them.
Given the Veracruz’s largely forgotten-by-the-market status, this shouldn’t be hard. In addition to the familiar nameplate, the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe has distinctive style going for it. The hexagonal grille is a Hyundai family thing. Both Santa Fe models were designed together, and they’re the same from the B-pillar forward. The difference is evident in the Santa Fe’s longer greenhouse and roofline. The long flat roof improves rear seat headroom, and an available panoramic sunroof lets the light into the generous cabin. A rounded tail reduces the Santa Fe’s boxy rear aspect, and a dual exhaust somewhat dresses up the rear.
There’s a handsome cabin to match the exterior. Hyundai’s flowing dash and interior panels create a modern and attractive environment, and the Santa Fe’s range of four interior colors and nine exterior hues gives it a measure of available personalization that’s unusual in a family vehicle. The longer wheelbase translates to an additional 38.6 cubic feet of interior room. The Santa Fe GLS seats seven, and the Limited has second-row captain’s chairs for a total of six passengers. The third row seat has decent legroom, and the second-row seats slide to ease ingress. The seats also fold flat, opening up more than 40 cubic feet of space behind the second row. Both the second- and third-row seats can be folded from the back of the car. With an eye toward the many children the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe might carry, the cloth seats are stain-resistant. View Gallery 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Picture