2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Review

The new 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe might lack the attention that other three-row crossovers command, but it comes with an intricate balance between style, comfort, and power that very few can match. Also, the fact that it offers a competitive price tag might sway your decision in its favor. Its release date should be expected sometime in early 2017.

Highlights for 2017 include an easy-to-use technology interface, a strong V6 engine, a classy interior design, a lengthy warranty, and a generous list of standard features. The Santa Fe might not be the newest or the biggest three-row crossover, but is worth checking out. In fact, it can be an obvious choice for anyone looking for a crossover SUV with three rows of seating.

It lacks the name recognition that some of its rivals ride upon, but that doesn’t deter its determination to be a top choice in the segment. Solid reasons have been provided by Hyundai on why the Santa Fe should be a top pick. Some of these include a generous head- and legroom, a seven-passenger seating capacity, and an ambient cabin. The third-row bench, however, isn’t suitable for adults and should only be left for elementary school going children.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe side

The cabin offers impressively rich materials that offer the Santa Fe’s interior an attractive and clean design. The controls are simple, well-laid out and driver-centric. You also won’t have to worry about operating the touchscreen interface even if you find your phone’s apps to be a bewilderment.

Under the hood, the new 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe is mostly unchanged and only the suspension system gets some handling and steering improvements. The V6 engine offered is hush and potent, but disappoints big time when it comes to acceleration. On the upside though, you will hardly find another vehicle that offers the kind of ride composure, refinement, and steering precision that the Santa Fe offers.

This is one vehicle that offers an easy-to-drive demeanor devoid of major faults that other three-row crossover SUVs are largely known for. Of course, exploration of options should be among your greatest strengths whenever you want to purchase a new vehicle, and it is our duty to ensure you get the right pick by offering its alternatives.

That said, alternatives you should consider before making your decision include the “A” rated 2017 Toyota Highlander – a perennial leader in this segment, and the redesigned 2017 Honda Pilot. Others include the 2017 Ford Flex, and the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe front side exterior design

Offered Trims – Hyundai Santa Fe

The six- or seven passenger 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe midsize crossover SUV is offered in only trims: SE and Limited.

Exterior Changes & 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Interior Review

Standard accessories and features available on the Santa Fe SE model include a rearview camera, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, roof rails, 18” alloy wheels, a flat-folding third-row 50/50-split seat, an eight-way power driver seat, full power accessories, cruise control, windshield wiper de-icer, a sliding and reclining second-row 40/20/40-split seat, Hyundai’s Blue Link telematics, iPod/USB integration, a six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a 4.3” touchscreen display, a satellite and HD radio, and heated front seats.

All the contents of the SE are included by the Santa Fe Limited plus a panoramic sunroof, a 115-V power outlet, an 8” touchscreen interface, ventilated and heated front seats, a rear parking sensor, driver memory settings, a navigation system, LED taillights, xenon headlights, and a 10-speaker system.

More details on various optional packages, standalone items, and exterior and interior colors should be expected on its release date.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe back

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe interior

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Engine Specs

Under the hood of the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe is a 3.3L V6 engine rated at 290 hp and 252 lbs. ft. of torque. Both trim levels comes equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission system and a choice of either a FWD or an AWD system.
The FWD models, according to EPA, should return 18/25/21 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 18/24/20 mpg for their AWD counterparts.

With the ultimate package, various tests have concluded you only require a time of 7.7 seconds to get past 60 mph.
Towing capacity for the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe on a fully loaded capacity stands at 5,000 pounds.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe engine

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Release Date & Price

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe release should be expected sometime in early 2017. As for the price, don’t be shocked when you see a price tag of $30,400 when it goes for sale.

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2017 Hyundai Equus Specs, Spy Shots

Ever since the Hyundai Equus has been introduced to the US market back in 2010, the vehicle has been gaining popularity and has been expanding on its fan base. It makes perfect sense that the car should receive an update and a new model that will be available in the US as the people there are certainly willing to pay that a luxury full-size sedan demands. The recent spy shots that we have been getting show us that a 2017 Hyundai Equus is on the verge.

The photos that have emerged show us a wrapped Equus vehicle that is doing its cold-weather testing near the Arctic circle. The first sight of the car shows us that it has gone fairly along its development and will be nearing completion really soon. As Hyundai has already announced its lineup for the 2016 model year, it is fair to assume that the Equus is scheduled for the next one as a 2017 model.

Compteriors like Mercedes and Lexus have already produced their vehicles for the upcoming 2016 model year and we must say that they are a tough act to follow. With the recent development and rise of the Hyundai Equus is the luxury mid-size department we can say with certainty that this car has got what it needs to be even better. As we are waiting for the official release date to be given you can study the review and find out all about the potential price of the car and its specs that it will produce.

2017 Hyundai Equus exterior

With the debut of the Hyundai Equus in 2010 the car presented some groundbreaking points that were an impossible feat for the competition to follow. The car presented a massive breakthrough in luxury and size and was something that people were amazed immediately on release. But in fact it was a step back in the design properties that the car had. Well they have been building up to a point when this could be changed as it was something that affected this car and what did not allow it to become even greater that it should be.

2017 Hyundai Equus rear spy shots

The new 2017 model will have a more aggressive stance to it and will be a massively updated and redesigned vehicle. The car is going to adopt some of the characteristics of a Genesis Sedan car and will have more aggressiveness and attitude that way. As see so far, the new Equus will have a more upright grille design and some horizontal LED headlights. The back part of the car will include the new vertical taillights, similar to the ones seen in the Mercedes S-Class, and multi-spoke wheels and integrated exhaust outlets with add more style to the car. It will have squared-off roofline which will leave the car with a profile similar to a Camry vehicle.

2017 Hyundai Equus wheel

Interior

The inside is the part which has been leased discuss so far. But as this is going to be a 2017 release, there is still time to get better acquainted with the inside setup of the upcoming Hyundai Equus vehicle. What we do know is that the car is going to use the same styling points that are seen in the Genesis Sedan and the next-gen Sonata cars. It will employ some  high-strength steel and lightweight aluminum which will add to the rigidness of the car but at the same time make the car smoother and quieter. They are not going to disappoint when it comes to the luxury of the cabin and also we are assuming that a fully technologically upgraded inside is something that will happen. Let just wait some more to see what Hyundai is going to announce about the inclusion inside.

2017 Hyundai Equus rear side

2017 Hyundai Equus interior

Engine

The story so far for the Hyundai Equus vehicles that have been introduced in the US market is that they have all used the same drivetrain so far, the  5.0-liter V-8, an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. Not to say that it is a bad engine setup, but it is perhaps one of the faults as they have not managed to introduce another engine option for this long as it seems that this is something that the fans would really enjoy. But it seems that the 2017 model may address this issue and introduce a new engine option. All cars are set on it being the 3.3-liter twin-turbo V-6 as well as the HTRAC all-wheel-drive system. There are even some talks of improving the current engine and making it more fuel efficient. The vehicle will certainly get a refresh in the 2019 model year when the 10-speed automatic will be introduced for the next-gen Equus but for now they are going to stick to a current eight-speed automatic transmission for sure.

2017 Hyundai Equus grille

Price and release date

As this is all based on assumptions and the spy photos that have been introduced, we can expect the next Hyundai Equus to appear in the first quarter of 2017. The car already looks as if it is nearing completion so it will not take too long to develop completely. The current price of the Equus is around $60,000 and people who have afforded to buy the previous one will certainly opt for the new one upon its release. We assume that the figure will rise this time to no more than $70,000 for the 2017 Hyundai Equus.

 

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2015 Hyundai Genesis

It seems like everything is good in South Korea, because the 2015 Hyundai Genesis slowly becomes the best choice for anyone out there who is looking for a good sedan. For the same amount of money, you can either get a basic offer from some prestige European or American manufacturer, or you can get a fully equipped 2015 Hyundai Genesis.

Hyundai started the production of the Genesis in 2009 and it has never looked so good. You can only imagine the silence in the cabin and the most beautiful handmade environment for relaxing, as you drive from job to home. Dimmed city lights reflecting from the metallic black exterior of your car as you glide through streets.

2015 Hyundai Genesis side

Those comfortable seats make you already feel like you are home. Sudden roar of the engine as you accelerate, rolling the road beneath you, and that gentle, almost unnoticeable, deceleration to full stop. You have all that, and you don’t have to own oil fields, nor companies, nor smaller countries.

In this review, we are going to get a little deeper into the overall design, engine and price.

2015 Hyundai Genesis Exterior

When you look at 2015 Hyundai Genesis exterior, believe me, you will see the shape and style of many other top class vehicles. You can see side curves from BMW series 5, the shape of VW, muscularity of Audi, elegance of Mercedes, etc… Only things worth changing are the wheels, because they seem too small for overall size of the car. At least V-6 version wheels. And the car is really big.

The another thing I would like to mention is that there are no Hyundai signs anywhere except on the rear part. Everywhere it only says “Genesis”, with its unique logo.

2015 Hyundai Genesis front side

Interior

I don’t know about you, but I like space and elegance in a car, and I cannot find anything wrong with 2015 Hyundai Genesis interior.

Starting from the back, you have very decent trunk that opens automatically if you stand behind a car with a key for a couple of seconds (which is very handy if you have something in your hands and you cannot open the trunk by yourself), heated and ventilated seats covered with fine leather, panoramic sunroof, power rear window shades, twelve different adjustments for your front seats, real wood trim for the dashboard, 9.2″ touch screen display for navigation, 17 speaker lexicon sound system and on the top of that it has been pronounced for the safest vehicle around, with nine airbags, etc… It has everything you need.

2015 Hyundai Genesis interior

Engine of 2015 Hyundai Genesis

Under the hood, for 2015 Hyundai Genesis engine you have two possibilities. First one is 3.8 liter V-6 engine with 318 HP, and the second 5.0 liter V8 engine with 420 HP.

But you will get better fuel economy with V-6 so you should probably stick with it. With the use of V-6 you get 22 mpg by using the normal 8 speed automatic transmission in combine driving, but if you have AWD (which is in offer from this year) you will get 19 mpg.

If you have V-8, you will get 18 mpg. So yeah, AWD is good for handling but bad for budget. The car behave really good on the road. It is a really well balanced car for city, highway and suburbs.

2015 Hyundai Genesis grill

That electric steering is quite good, you have an impression of total control over vehicle. The acceleration can be very smooth, but if you step on it, the car is going to literally fly like a sport sedan. But don’t think that this is a sport sedan. It is not made for that.

When you get a little bit faster into the curve, the things are going to start falling apart. Because of the comfort of the car, and the good acceleration, you should watch at the meter, because you can accelerate from 0-60 really quickly, so watch out.
It goes from 0-60 in 6.3 seconds and the top speed is 130 mph, which is really good for a luxury car.

2015 Hyundai Genesis engine

2015 Hyundai Genesis Price

There are three possibilities for a 2015 Hyundai Genesis price. A base price of 38.950 dollars, signature 42,950 dollars, tech 46,450 dollars and ultimate for 49, 950 dollars. Even the last one is cheaper than some “top class” car with everything stripped. So, this one is quite a bargain.