2012 Hyundai Santa Fe ReviewJun 4th, 2012
Be prepared to be blown away by the 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe. It doesn’t just have one feature that impresses, it has many. Not only do you get versatile cargo space, a beautiful design, a smooth ride, an easy-on-the-wallet price, resourceful utility and road handling utility, you also get a crossover that you will love forever. New for this 2012 crossover utility vehicle is a few improvements including the addition of standard hill-descent brake control and low rolling-resistance tires on GLS models.
The interior of the 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe is alluring. You have standard features like: AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 Audio with 6 speakers, cruise control, 5 passenger seating, fold-down second-row seats, bluetooth hands free phone system and steering wheel audio remote control. You will be comfortable riding in this dream machine anytime, anywhere.
The exterior leaves a lasting first impression. The design of the 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe is bold, but classic. Every Santa Fe comes standard with 17 inch alloy rims, roof-rack side rails, body colour, power adjustable heated mirrors, tinted windows, projection-beam headlights, fog lights and distinctive Hyundai front grille with chrome inserts. This is a timeless looking machine.
The performance of the 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe is superb. It comes standard with a 6-speed, electronically controlled automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC on all 3.5L models, while the 2.4L GL is equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission or optional 6-speed automatic.The unique SHIFTRONIC system allows you to put your Santa Fe into manual sport shifting when you feel the desire to do so. There is the option of two-wheel drive or all-wheel-drive to ensure you stay glued to the road. The available trim models are the GL, GL Premium, GL Sport and Limited.
- 2.4L 4 cyl: 175 horsepower and 169 lb-ft of torque
- 3.5L V6: 276 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque
2012 Fuel Economy:
- 2.4L 4 cyl: city 11.76 (20) and highway 8.4 (28)
- 3.5L V6: city 11.76 (20) and highway 9.04 (26)
With the2012 Hyundai Santa Fe being a top choice for many families, Hyundai made sure the best in safety features come standard on this crossover. Standard features include: antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front side airbags and side curtain airbags.
The 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe has been a big hit so far this year. Kelley Blue Book’s KKB.com even awarded the Santa Fe with a 2012 Total Cost of Ownership Award. Talk about living up to expectations. Koodos Santa Fe, koodos.