2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

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

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2017 Hyundai Santa Fe front view, headlights and grille

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2017 Hyundai Santa Fe interior, steering wheel and leather seats

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe interior, leather seats and dashboard

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Name Changer – The 2017 Hyundai Genesis G80

Before we get carried away, here’s the news: The Hyundai Genesis will no longer be available for 2017 and instead it has been replaced by what Hyundai refers to – 2017 Genesis G80. So there you have it, folks! The Hyundai Genesis nameplate apparently made its last run last year as a 2016 year model. The changes don’t, however, stop there, as what was fondly referred to as Hyundai Equus sedan has also been replaced by the fresh 2017 Genesis G90.

So for 2017, in we have the 2017 Genesis G80 and the Genesis G90, and out we have the Hyundai Genesis and the Hyundai Equus. The following review is therefore for the 2017 Genesis G80 – Hyundai Genesis successor. Details pertaining to its release date and price are also covered.

2017 Hyundai Genesis G80 exterior,side angle, alloy wheels

Lots To Offer

The Genesis G80 offers lots of value and challenges the establishment of brands such as the Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, BMW, and Audi. It boasts of features such as a voluminous rear-seat space, elegant interior design and materials, better warranty than competitors, easy-to-use controls, and a hushed cabin.

Having tested the waters with the top-of-the-trim Equus – which is now the full-size Genesis G90 flagship sedan – Hyundai is again at it with new Genesis G80. The new model will fit perfectly into the midsize sport-luxury class, where other top-dogs such as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Lexus GS, BMW 5 Series, and the Audi A6 reign.

Expect Refinement?

Some of the features that we expect the new 2017 Genesis G80 to come with include a hands-free “smart” trunk, an eight-inch touchscreen display. Leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, Bluetooth connectivity, and 18/19-inch alloy wheels. Others include a lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control, a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, front and rear parking sensors, a heated steering wheel, and autonomous emergency braking.

According to Hyundai, the new model is expected to deliver an unprecedented combination of segment-leading safety features, human-focused technology, and a refined performance.

2017 Genesis G80 Release Date & Price

The new Genesis G80 price is expected to start from an MSRP of around $45,000, and that of the Genesis G90 from $65,000. When it comes to the release date, the G90 is expected to be offered sometime in early 2017, with the G80 shortly following after.

2017 Genesis G80 Exterior

The sleek, upscale, appearance of the Genesis G80 expresses a uniquely futuristic design. It features a key geometric element, a striking hexagonal front grille, a dynamic rear design, and an elegant crease accent. More focus has relied on the voluminous body sections as opposed to surface details. The front fascia not only encompasses standard bi-xenon HID headlights, available LED fog lights and LED daytime running lights, but also semi-gloss chrome elements.

The sporty styling is emphasized by the sleek C-pillar, while the general profile is highlighted by the blended surfaces, and expressive, fluid lines. Around back, the Genesis G80 gets a sense of visual width and feeling of stability courtesy of the sculptural aesthetics with full-LED and jeweled wrap-around taillights.

2017 Genesis G80 Interior

2017 Hyundai Genesis G80 interior, steering wheel, lcd screen and gear shiftknob

The occupants of the vehicle will inevitably find the cabin to be curvaceous, and comfortable. The instrument panel and the simplified switchgear ensure an open feel and intuitive layout. Several elements have been integrated to offer the occupants a user-centric experience. Such elements include the interconnection of the B-pillar and the upper instrument panel with the headliner and the center stack with the console.

Three Principles

Three cabin design principles were the main areas that the Genesis design team focused on intuitiveness, safety, and simplicity. Optimal cabin ergonomics has been achieved by a specially-designed laboratory tool that meticulously executes and evaluates ease of control and reach.

Some of the features to expect on the 2017 Genesis G80 interior include genuine aluminum and matte-finish wood accents, bright dashboard surfaces, adjustable driver’s seat cushion extensions and power bolsters, heated rear seats, 4-way power lumbar, and 12-way power front seats.

2017 Hyundai Genesis G80 interior, leather back seats

What Are The Available Trims?

Several trims have been lined up for 2017 – or so we think, however, Hyundai is yet to make the list known. Details are expected to get clearer as the release date edges closer. So be sure to keep posted.

V8 Engine Specs Are… V8

2017 Hyundai Genesis G80 engine

Driving the 2017 Genesis G80 is an award-winning, 420-horsepower – generating 5.0L Tau V8 engine. The mill is also credited for offering 383 pounds-feet of torque @5,000 rpm. The noise surrounding the engine is because it manages to combine features such as superb efficiency, low emissions, and impressive power.

What About Safety?

The 2017 Genesis G80 is the quintessential midsize luxury car to go to for anyone looking/obsessed with safety. It comes equipped with smart cruise control, lane-departure warning, automatic emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert, lane change assist, and blind-spot monitor. A five out of five-star rating for crash impact protection impact is inevitable for the Genesis G80 2017. Results will be announced later by NHTSA.

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2017 Hyundai Genesis G80 front view, white color, grille and badges

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2017 Hyundai Genesis G80 overhead view, and safety

2017 Hyundai Genesis G80 exterior, front view, headlights, grille and badges

2017 Hyundai Genesis G80 exterior, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

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2017 Hyundai Genesis G80 front view, headlights, grille and badges

2017 Hyundai Genesis G80 side view, silver color, alloy wheels

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2017 Hyundai Genesis G80 interior, leather front seats

Check Out The News About New 2017 Hyundai Tucson

Not only is the 2017 Hyundai Tucson desirable in the compact crossover segment, but is also a fine option for people looking for a lively and fuel-thrifty turbocharged engine, refined road manners, advanced infotainment and safety features, and an adult-friendly backseat. Additionally, it offers modern technologies and a lustful style. The Hyundai Tucson release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017, probably in spring.

2017 Hyundai Tucson side view, exterior, silver color, alloy wheels

Short Summary And What To Expect

The design language that now incorporates the sleek new styling is termed “Fluidic Sculpture 2.0” and, according to sources close to Hyundai, it is inclined more to an evolutionary approach rather than a revolutionary one. Even so, judging by the performance figures it offers, it may seem judicious to say that something closer to an evolution lurks beneath its hood. Indeed, the 2017 Hyundai Tucson comes with a fuel-efficient, turbocharged engine that is credited with making an output rated at 175 horsepower and 195 pounds-feet of torque.

Furthermore, it comes with plenty of new tweaks and changes that are geared to transforming this vehicle into a desirable option for people shopping in the compact-crossover segment. The 2017 Hyundai Tucson interior in itself is a real threat to the status quo of the vehicles in the segment. It reeks of elegance, sophistication, premium appeal, and top-of-the-line technologies. It is also roomier than the outgoing model as well. According to Hyundai, the Tucson dimensions have also grown a bit, it is now 3” longer, and 1.1” wider than before.

New features available include a new eight-inch touchscreen interface, adaptive LED headlights, LED taillights and foglights, and a slew of driver aides like frontal collision intervention system, lane-departure warning, and blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alerts.

Flaws And Possible Alternatives

Certain compromises are inevitable, some of the downsides anyone thinking of buying a Hyundai Tucson 2017 should have to contend with a lackluster SE engine, spotting interior material quality, and lack of desirable standard features.

That said, it is only fair that you check other options first before getting the 2017 Tucson. Some of the available alternatives in this segment include Hyundai’s own Santa Fe, Toyota Rav4, Ford Escape, and the Honda CR-V.

Available Trims For The New Hyundai Tucson

Four trims are available for the five-seat 2017 Hyundai Tucson: Eco, Limited, Sport, and the base SE.

2017 Hyundai Tucson Exterior And Interior

2017 Hyundai Tucson steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard, gear shift knob

Some of the standard features available for the base SE model include auxiliary audio inputs, an adjustable driver seat, automatic wipers and headlights, keyless entry, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, a six-speaker sound system, stain-resistant cloth upholstery, LED headlight accents, reclining and folding seats, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, full power accessories, a five-inch touchscreen interface, a CD player, satellite radio, cruise control, and a USB charging ports.

2017 Hyundai Tucson front angle, headlights and grille

Upgrading to the Eco gets you an eight-way driver seat, a more powerful engine, LED fog lights and running lights, and cruise control.

2017 Hyundai Tucson interior, front and rear leather seats

The Sports Edition gets you a hands-free power tailgate, keyless ignition and entry, nineteen-inch wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, ventilated and heated front seats, and a slew of driving aides.

With Limited you get a top-of-the-line model which comes equipped with a navigation system, automatic dual-zone climate control, soft-touch surfaces, a rearview mirror, a premium sound system, rear air vents, and a leather upholstery.

What Are The Engine Specs For The Hyundai Tucson?

The motivation for the 2017 Hyundai Tucson SE mode is offered by a four-cylinder 2.0L engine good for 164 hp and 151 lbs. ft. of torque. For a more athletic feel, a turbocharged 1.6L four-cylinder is available and can be configured under the hood of the Sport, Eco, and Limited trim models.

2017 Hyundai Tucson engine

EPA hasn’t announced the MPG figures yet, but we expect the new model to better those of the previous model which stand at 24/28/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the AWD Limited model.

When To Expect It And For How Much?


Speculation is rife in its class that it probably go for sale sometime in the spring of 2017 featuring a price tag of $22,700. We’re still compiling more details about the Tucson Hybrid, an update to that effect will be offered soon.

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2017 Hyundai Tucson black color, side view, headlights and alloy wheels

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2017 Hyundai Tucson exterior, front view, grille and headlights

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