Looking at the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe it is easy to conclude what is the purpose of this model. This large SUV is designed so it can transport up to seven passengers and the features that it offers in both interior and exterior will the impression of one much luxury vehicle.
Expectations are pretty high and it will provide decent off road capabilities in case that you need to go on a off road excursion. Design is modern for both interior and exterior, you can expect to see chrome accents on grille and door handles with chrome effect on almost every trim. Large grille comes with chrome trim while offering both elegance and aggressive looks to buyers.
On the interior we are also getting many modern features and decent amount of technology. It can’t be compared to few other models in Hyundai lineup but it still manages to offer decent level of comfort. Dashboard and other segments are made with usage of decent quality materials and we are getting large buttons on the dashboard that will allow easy usage even when driving. This model is offered with seven seats and both second and third row can be folded down when more space is needed for cargo. First and second row come with enough space but the third row, which is consisted of two separate seats, will not offer sufficient space for taller adults but kids will have enough space.
Review Of 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe
Large vehicle like this needs a lot of power to achieve decent performances and to be able to transport seven passengers. Under the hood there is only one choice and we are getting 3.3 liter V6 Gasoline Direct Injection engine that is refined with Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing. In this setup it will offer 290 hp and you will be able to choose between manual or automatic transmission plus two or four wheel drive models. Time needed for 0 to 62 mph acceleration is under 10 seconds which is a decent result in this category but nothing special.
When it comes to handling and ride quality we immediately need to say that the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe will not offer sporty feel to driver. Its main goal is to achieve comfortable ride and because of that the suspension travel is huge. As a result, on lower quality roads you will be getting a lot of body movements while in the corners you will feel the lack of body support on seats. We also need to mention that the steering wheel is quite light and that we did not get much feedback from it about road conditions, this is something that we are facing with most new vehicles.
Basically there are two versions of Santa Fe, you can choose the five seats model that will provide more than enough space for all those passengers and a lot of cargo room. Second option is the seven seats version that still manages to offer decent amount of cargo space while the third row will not come with generous amount of space. As we said, both second and third row can be folded giving us a lot more of space. Few compartments in the interior will allow you to store all the necessary belongings that you want from those to be close to your hand.
2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Release Date
At this point there are still no details about the release date but what we could hear is that it should come during the summer of this year. Since the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe is almost identical to the previous year model we do not expect huge price changes. Basic model will be offered with price tag of about $ 30,000 while the higher trim levels will go over $ 35,000.
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