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Published on August 4th, 2013 | by Arnold Chua

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe review!

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe review! Arnold Chua
Value for Money



User Rating: 3 (2 votes)


1. Great new look.
More elegant.
2. Good fuel Economy.
3. Available third row


1. Steering is not very fluid.
2. Only Long wheelbase version can enjoy V-6.
3. Poor Rearward visibility.


The new Santa Fe spots a new look compare to the old look. It is much more elegant and futuristic. It is no doubt solid with its aerodynamic shape and its much more leaner compare to the old Santa Fe.

Hyundai Santa Fe 2012 Model. 


Hyundai Santa Fe 2013 Model.


So, obviously the Santa Fe has undergo a face lift for the better i would say. Hyundai Santa Fe has two type, One has the capability to feat Seven passenger and the other only five passenger. So it is up to you which would you prefer.

Santa Fe buyer also have the choice to either get a 2.4 liter four-cylinder or a much more powerful, turbocharged 2.0 liter.

So the choice is your, to get a fuel economy engine or a significant boost in power. We would definitely choose the turbo. The three-row (Seven Passenger) Santa Fe models come standard with a 3.3-liter V6.

The 2013 hyundai Santa Fe is a seven passenger SUV that is available in GLS and limited Trim Levels. *Be mindful, the third row seat is highly recommended for children, or small size people for more comfort*.
The smaller Santa Fe which offer Five passenger only, is offered in base and 2.0T trims.

2013 Santa Fe Sport is a 2.4 Liter Four Cylinder engine that can produce up to 190 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. As the same with all other Santa Fe, we have the option of going two wheel or four wheel. Two wheel being the front wheel are standards.  The only available transmission is a six-speed automatic. Fuel economy is quite good and impressive.

For highway driving 13Km/l and for City driving 9Km/l.

As for the turbocharged 2.0 liter engine, the horsepower is increase to 264 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy drops slightly.

Considering it is a large car, the fuel economy is still not too bad.

As for the safety, the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe model includes antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front seat airbags, side curtain airbags, front-seat active head restraints, and hill hold and descent control.


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