2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

For those eager to get the new 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe, it goes for sale sometime in early 2017 according to latest info reaching our news desk. But for those who’re keen on the details first and available market options, they’ll undoubtedly find this review helpful and objective. So have a seat and enjoy the review piece.

Short Summary

For starters there are some who are quick to dismiss the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe. It owes that to its lack of name recognition, however there are several reasons as to why you should seriously consider it. Mostly thanks to the myriad of strengths it has. To start with, it comes with plenty of standard features such as LED daytime running lights, satellite radio, a dual-zone automatic climate control, alloy wheels, and a brawny engine.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

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In addition, it also comes with several improvements to its LED lighting signatures, exterior design, and a boatload of new technologies for its safety, comfort, and infotainment areas. According to Hyundai, 25% – or better yet 350 individual parts – of the Hyundai Santa Fe have been updated over the existing model.

Safety for one, is one area that Hyundai doesn’t take lightly. Some of the standard systems available on the new model include brake assist, driver’s knee airbag, electronic stability control, vehicle stability management, tire pressure monitoring, downhill brake control, hill start assist control, and traction control. So there you have it, with all these features available, there’s no doubt that the vehicle will rank amongst the best when it comes to keeping its occupants secure.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe exterior, front angle, headlights and grille

Blue Link

Another plus for the Santa Fe is the availability of the next-generation Blue Link system. The system provides a suite of diagnostic and connected safety features, and is available by default on the Santa Fe and optionally for the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. Some of the features it bundles include destination search, stolen vehicle notification, remote start with climate control, POI we search, and remote door lock/unlock.

Possible Alternatives

For those who are not yet sold out on the Hyundai Santa Fe 2017 highlights, there’re a couple of other viable options that rival its establishment. Some of these include the Mazda CX-9, Honda Pilot, Chevrolet Traverse, and the perennial market honcho – the 2017 Toyota Highlander. But even in the face of such an apparent solid competition, we still think the Hyundai Santa Fe 2017 is worth some consideration especially considering its generous warranty coverage, easy-to-use technology interfaces, quick acceleration, classy cabin design, and value for money.

Is There A Known Release Date Or A Price For The New 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe?

When it comes to the price and release date of the vehicle, Hyundai says buyers should expect to be set back by an MSRP starting from as low as $32,250 for the Santa Fe SE, and as much as $40,450 for the top-of-the-line Santa Fe Ultimate SUV. Leasing is of course an option. The New Santa Fe was released in February 2016.

Any Updates On The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Exterior?

The new model’s exterior is by and large a carry-over from the existing model except for the minor tweaks on its headlights, front bumper, and taillights. Some of the features conspicuously present include LED headlight accents, body-color heated exterior mirrors, automatic headlights, a hands-free power liftgate, 18-inch alloy wheels for the Santa Fe SE, a dark-tinted rear privacy glass, roof rack side rails, and 19-inch wheels for the Santa Fe Limited and Ultimate models.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Interior Updates?

Life aboard the vehicle is comfortable and stylish. Its combination of intuitive layout of controls, functional and attractive design with top-notch materials arguably deserves a standing ovation even from cynics. The first and second rows of seats are comfortable and offer a wide range of adjustability especially for the front seats. However, the same cannot be said of the third-row seats, as the space is tight for adults. Other competitors are well-suited in this regard.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe interior, dashboard, lcd screen and steering wheel

Available Trims

Four trims are offered for the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe: Limited, Limited Ultimate, SE, and SE Ultimate. The Santa Fe Sport 2.0L Turbo review for 2017 is offered elsewhere on our blog.

Engine Specs

A 290-horsepower – generating 3.3L V6 engine is available across board. The FWD models’ fuel economy stands at 21 mpg in combined city/highway cruising. 0-60 mph takes 7.7 seconds, and the towing capacity for a generously equipped model stands at 5,000 lbs.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe engine


As already mentioned, the new model will come with top-notch safety systems. Some of these systems include blind-spot monitor, rear-cross traffic alerts, rear parking sensors, Hyundai’s emergency telematics, side curtain airbags, front seat side airbags, antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, frontal mitigation system, and a lane-departure warning system. Unsurprisingly, NHTSA gave the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe a five out five star rating for overall crash impact safety protection.

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2017 Hyundai Santa Fe front view, silver color, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe side angle, silver color, alloy wheels and headlights

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe front view, headlights and grille

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe side view, alloy wheels, auto show

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe auto show, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe exterior, front view, grille

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe exterior, rear angle, taillights and alloy wheels

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe interior, steering wheel and leather seats

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe interior, leather seats and dashboard

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe trunk