Hyundai’s new Santa Fe SUV is now gaining some traction in the auto industry. Said model was previously launched as a compact in the year 2000. However, it was later redesigned by the manufacturer to compete with other makes and models. It comes in 3 different trim levels: GLS, SE and the elegant Limited.
The Santa Fe was also given a refined feel and comfort that made it great as a best-selling vehicle. Other than that, the Santa Fe is designed to be roomy to increase the vehicle’s cargo capacity. It measures 184 inches long, slightly longer than its ancestor. It also got wider and taller. Its Touring package also offers an extra row of seats to turn the Santa Fe into a 7-passenger SUV.
According to critics, the Santa Fe remake is given a touch of sophistication to give it a catchier wholeness. In fact, it features cleaner lines, sharper front ends, power windows, cruise control, mirrors and doors, electronic stability, anti-lock brakes, front and side airbags, and a raked grille. Several enthusiasts who have tested the car give it an excellent rating. They say the vehicle is relatively tight, the gaps are even, and the fit and finish is excellent.
Santa Fe’s worthy rivals include the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander. Toyota parts incorporated into the Highlander, Pilot, and RAV4 are showing their might in the Santa Fe competition. For one thing, the Santa Fe flaunts its body structure. Compared to Highlander, Santa Fe has 59% more stiffness.
Other competitors in the segment include Honda CR-V, Jeep Liberty and Compass, Ford Escape and Chevy Equinox. These cars exude excellence, but the Santa Fe stands out solidly against the rivalry. This is especially true for the demographic that prefers fuel-efficient vehicles. In addition, Santa Fe can stand out as one of the best alternatives.
In the Hyundai sales report for the month of August, Santa Fe had an increase of 25% compared to the same month of the previous year. The September sales report, on the other hand, is not yet available.