Santa Fe

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe - Canadian Utility Vehicle of the year

The Hyundai Santa Fe is one of the best selling and most awarded vehicles of all time at Hyundai.  Stop by and see this vehicle for sale in Calgary.

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A brief overview of Santa Fe by Crowfoot Hyundai

Posted Wed, 13 Nov 13 09:38:50 -0700

The sale of Hyundai cars has seen considerable rise in the last few years and this has motivated the company to introduce its newer models here. Looking at the amazing response that Hyundai has received here in Calgary is the testimony of how the local consumers have begin to realize the value of investing in the premium, yet affordable, vehicles offered by this brand.

Hyundai is known to improve its quality with every new vehicle it introduces and the same is true in the case of Santa Fe. The attractive and super stylish Santa Fe is currently leading the market and proving to be the first choice of Calgary buyers. Santa Fe looks and feels equally stylish from inside as it does from outside.

Adding to your unforgettable driving experience is the steering wheel with three different modes to choose from. So no matter if you want to enjoy a peaceful ride with the normal mode or choose sport mode for rough terrains, your ride will be comfortable and convenient always. Other useful features that the new Santa Fe is equipped with include heated seats, power lift windows and panoramic sunroof.

The real pleasure of driving a Santa Fe can be experienced on the highway when it is cruising at its top speed. You will be amazed at the lack of noise, as you can conveniently have a chat with fellow passengers without having to bear any disturbance when you are driving at high speed.

If you are a young family and looking for a vehicle which can make your weekend trips, as well as daily commute, convenient and comfortable, then Santa Fe is just the right option for you.

This article and many more can be seen on our Crowfoot Hyundai Blog.

The Hyundai Santa Fe has been totally redesigned for the 2013 model year. There are now two distinct wheelbases being offered: a short wheelbase called the Sport and a long wheel base that adds a third row of seating. The extended version features a few different design elements as it replaces the Veracruz in Hyundai's line-up. If you are trying to decide between the Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Sport; here are some numbers that might help you with your decision. The smaller Sport carries 5 passengers while the larger model can seat up to 7. The longer wheelbase adds 8.5 inches to the overall length, there is 4 more inches at the wheelbase, and has almost 39 more cubic feet of interior room.

The Santa Fe is a vehicle that is very important to Hyundai because in the 90's when the company was struggling, the Santa Fe kept the brand going. Now this third generation SUV is bigger, better, and more powerful than ever. The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe has 3 different trims. The first is the 5 passenger Sport model which comes with 2 different engine choices. The second is the Santa Fe Limited which seats 6 passengers thanks the Captain's Chairs in the second row. The third trim is the GLS which is essentially the entry level model but has seating for 7 passengers.

Another distinction that is made between the Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Sport is what lives under the hood. The long wheel base models can be had with a 3.3 liter GDi V-6 engine that produces 290 horsepower and 252 lb-ft. of torque. Hyundai also lightened the larger Santa Fe by 330 lbs. giving this crossover SUV the best power to weight ratio in the segment. Fuel economy is 18 MPG in the city and 25 MPG on the highway. The transmission is a 6-speed automatic.

From an appearance standpoint the Santa Fe has a nice fresh modern look with a big bold grille, massive headlights, and streamlined look which is pretty unique for a crossover. Power lift gates are very important for buyers in this segment. If you want an automatic lift gate you will have to opt for the Limited model.

Driving dynamics are excellent. The driver sits high up in the vehicle offering great visibility. The steering is as true as it gets for a crossover. Overall you are going to have a great ownership experience when you set up to the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe.