Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Review: 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai Santa Fe has been a big contender in the mid-size CUV market for almost 9 years now! The freshening of the latest body style took place last year and Hyundai has made some some awesome improvements. 5 star crash test rating and 6 airbags make this SUV one of the safest on the road too!

The Santa Fe is for the everyday mid-size family with lots of creature features to help make life a little more comfortable in your vehicle. Integrated Bluetooth with audio streaming, is now a standard feature and Electronic Stability Control will help keep the carpool on the road in sticky situations. Santa Fes have an impressive ride quality and the interior materials have been improved with the faux wood print actually looking like real wood!

Room for 5 and their cargo makes the Santa Fe very versatile and good for camping or hiking trips, while the MPG rating also make it an affordable AWD daily driver. The Santa Fe is among the top 14th cheapest vehicles to insure and you can use regular unleaded gas on the 4 cylinder or the V6. Maintenance is low as well on this CUV because the new Hyundai 6-speed transmission is sealed and both engine options have timing chains instead of timing belts.

The Santa Fe is among many mid-size SUVs out there but really where it shines is in quality and warranty. The 10 year or 100,000 miles powertrain, 5 year or 60,000 miles bumper to bumper, and the 5 years and unlimited miles roadside assistance just cannot be beat.

If you or someone you know is interested in looking into a Santa Fe please give me JOE MACEDONE a call on my cell phone at 801-623-1392.


  • 2.4 Liter DOHC CVVT 4 cylinder (175 HP)
  • 3.5 Liter DOHC CVVT V6 (274 HP)
  • 6-speed Automatic Transmission with shiftronic
  • All Wheel Drive
  • Rack & Pinion steering
  • Speed sensitive steering
  • Large stabilizer bars
  • MacPherson Strut suspension system

  • "Fluidic sculpture" design language
  • Chrome accented grill
  • Fog lights
  • 17"/18" alloy wheels
  • Luggage Rack
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Body Colored mirrors and door handles

Comfort & Convenience:
  • Power Windows
  • Power Door Locks
  • Power HEATED mirrors
  • Steering wheel audio controls
  • Bluetooth
  • Adjustable lumbar support
  • Tilt and TELESCOPING steering wheel
  • Air Conditioning
  • Rear Air Vents
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Auto Dimming rear view mirror with compass
  • Power drivers seat
  • Sunroof
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Heated Windshield Wipers
  • Auto Headlights
  • Heated Front seats
  • Leather seating surfaces


  • 20 MPG City / 28 MPG Highway (2.4l)
  • 20 MPG City / 26 MPG Highway (3.5l)
  • Low Maintenance
  • Regular octane gas
  • regular oil changes
  • Timing chain 
  • Top 14th cheapest vehicle to insure

  • 10 Year / 100,000 miles powertrain warranty
  • 5 Year / 60,000 miles Bumper to bumper warranty
  • 5 year / unlimited miles roadside assistance
  • Trip interruption

  • Government 5 star crash test rating
  • 6 airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  • Brake Assist
  • 4 wheel disc bakes
  • Roll Over Sensors
  • Active front head restraints


  • Navigation
  • Back Up Camera
  • Voice Command
  • Bluetooth w/ phone book transfer
  • Audio streaming
  • Homelink

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