March 5, 2024
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INTRODUCTION

The 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe brings forth a realm of exciting possibilities, extending beyond its exceptional driving experience. With a starting MSRP of only $28,200, this SUV offers an adventure-ready powertrain. The Hyundai Santa Fe has consistently enjoyed popularity and a positive reputation as a midsize SUV. However, its appearance used to be rather unremarkable until a couple of years ago. In 2021, Hyundai transformed the Santa Fe with a new grille and an updated interior design. The Santa Fe has evolved into a spacious and appealing crossover that you’ll genuinely enjoy driving.

Interior Comfort And Space

It provides a spacious interior that can comfortably seat five individuals, including the driver.In the base trim levels, the standard seating is comprised of stain-resistant cloth seats. For those seeking a more luxurious interior, the option of leather-trimmed seats is available in the higher trim levels.

Additionally, the available panoramic sunroof does impact headroom in both rows, the rear seat’s generous ability to recline helps balance this out. The arrangement of controls is thoughtfully designed, conveniently positioned, and the frequently used controls are equipped with physical buttons and knobs. This adds a touch of luxury to the interior, allowing both front and rear passengers to enjoy expansive views and natural light.

The luxury interior of the Hundai Santa Fe

More so, the spacious door openings facilitate easy entry and exit, providing convenient accessibility. Both the front and rear seating areas provide ample space and legroom, ensuring comfort for all passengers. Visibility is well-considered, aided by a sizable rear window and minimal interference from rear headrests.

The Santa Fe’s cargo space offers a decently spacious area (36.4 cubic feet behind the rear seats) and features convenient underfloor bins.

Within the cabin, you’ll find a pleasing amount of room for personal belongings. Hyundai’s electronic gear selector creates a sizable storage area beneath the center console. Additionally, this thoughtful design extends to the cupholders. Families with young children will appreciate the ample space available for child safety seats, with reasonably accessible anchor points for added convenience.

Infotainment and Connectivity

The 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe comes equipped with an 8-inch color touchscreen infotainment system as a standard feature. This system offers wireless connectivity for both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, ensuring seamless integration of your smartphone’s features. For higher trims, an even larger 10.25-inch infotainment system is available, providing an immersive entertainment experience. Moreover, the advanced Hyundai Digital Key technology is an option that enables remote access to your 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe using a compatible smartphone. With this feature, you can convenientlylock/unlock your vehicle remotely or even start the engine. This allows you to activate the preset climate control temperature, ensuring a welcoming and comfortable environment as you step into the cockpit and embark on your journey.

Smart and Adaptive Lighting

The 2023 Santa Fe’s innovative technology contributes to a refined interior layout. The LED headlights are sleeker, contributing to a distinctive front-end design. When it comes to space, the Santa Fe offers a notable sense of luxury, setting it apart from other vehicles in its class. It provides an abundance of legroom, both in the front and rear seats, without compromising on comfort by attempting to accommodate three rows of seating. The adaptive headlights that adjust their brightness and direction based on road conditions and surrounding traffic.

Engine Capacity

The 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe is equipped with a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, generating 191 hp. However, for those seeking more power, there’s the option to upgrade to the turbocharged 2.5-liter engine. Interestingly, this engine delivers an impressive 277 hp. Both engine choices are matched with an eight-speed automatic transmission and are available with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. The acceleration is lively, complemented by responsive and precise braking performance.

Enhanced Connectivity 

 Wi-Fi hotspot capability and over-the-air software updates might be included to keep the vehicle’s systems up-to-date.

Bold Exterior Design

The 2023 Santa Fe features a refreshed and modern exterior design, characterized by its dynamic lines, eye-catching grille, and stylish LED lighting elements.

Exterior built to perfection

Exterior built to perfection

Driver Assistance Technology

 The Santa Fe comes equipped with a suite of advanced driver assistance features, including adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, automated parking, automatic emergency braking, traffic sign recognition, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning.

Comparatively, Hyundai’s advanced driver aids stand out as among the finest available. The adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist function seamlessly, effectively alleviating the challenges of congested traffic. While the blind-spot monitoring and forward collision mitigation systems perform admirably, it’s worth noting that their sensitivity might be deemed a bit high by certain drivers.

Impressive Powertrains/ Generous Warranty

In terms of value relative to features, the Santa Fe stands out as an exceptional choice. Impressively, Hyundai’s industry-leading five-year/60,000-mile basic and 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranties add a strong layer of assurance, and now with the inclusion of three years of free scheduled maintenance, the appeal of Hyundai vehicles is further heightened.

The emphasis on value remains a standout feature across the Hyundai lineup.According to the EPA, the Santa Fe equipped with the enhanced turbo engine and all-wheel drive achieves a commendable 24 mpg combined (21 city/28 highway). Our evaluation yielded an impressive 27.3 mpg over a 115-mile test route, a strong indicator that the Santa Fe is likely to meet the EPA estimates. This is particularly notable considering the engine’s power output, surpassing the performance of certain competitors with V6 engines.

Intelligent All-Wheel Drive

The available HTRAC all-wheel-drive system enhances traction and control, particularly in challenging road conditions, providing you with confidence on various terrains.

Comfort and Convenience

As can be seen, the 2023 Santa Fe is equipped with heated and ventilated seats and power-adjustable seating. Consequently, this contribute to a comfortable and customizable driving experience. The Santa Fe’s suspension effectively absorbs most road irregularities, yet the ride occasionally exhibits a tendency to feel overly soft and unsteady. More so, the front seats offer exceptional comfort, boasting wide range of adjustments and the option for heating and ventilation.

Thanks to dual-pane front windows and thorough sound insulation, the Santa Fe excels in cabin noise isolation. Wind, road, and ambient noise are effectively minimized, creating a serene environment. The user-friendly climate controls allow for effortless adjustments and effectively maintain pleasant cabin temperatures.

CONCLUSION

The 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe combines style, technology, and performance to create a versatile and appealing SUV package. Whatever your taste in.m a luxury might be, the Santa Fe is designed to meet your needs.

At its price point, the 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe presents a plethora of enticing features for potential buyers. Notably, it clinched the Kelly Blue Book Best Buy award, along with a previous accolade as the Best Family Car. Boasting safety, affordability, and cutting-edge technology, this vehicle is a compelling choice. Feel free to visit our dealership to arrange a test drive and experience it firsthand. Your journey towards driving excellence starts today.

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