Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Take a sleek, stylish, and technologically savvy sedan, and inject with pure, hybrid eco-friendliness, and out will come the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. In a world of car manufacturers hybridizing their favorite models, the Hyundai Sonata is a true standout. At first glance, you wouldn’t even know that it’s a hybrid, which is exactly what we …

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Hyundai Sonata

When it comes to contemporary automobiles with subtle, yet refined style, the Hyundai Sonata sits just at the top of the list. This borderline luxury sedan is one of the most comfortable and stylish sedans on the market today. While it may not be the most stand-out in terms of expression and performance, it is …

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Hyundai Palisade

When it comes to making affordable, functional, and stylish vehicles, no other car manufacturer seems to be able to do it quite like Hyundai does it.  The Hyundai Palisade has helped bring the company to the larger vehicle market, as it is one of their best and biggest three-row SUVs that they have ever released. …

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Hyundai Kona

When it comes to developing stylish, budget-friendly, and fuel-efficient vehicles, Hyundai has been on a roll. The Kona is one of the most charming vehicles that has come out in the past couple of years. With a tight and punchy powertrain that is fun to drive and a stylish design that provides you with class …

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Hyundai Ioniq

You usually know when you’re looking at a hybrid or electric car thanks to the least-aerodynamic designs and non-intimidating looks.  With the Hyundai Ioniq, that is not the case. It does a great job at being as unassuming as possible, although it’s a wonderful electric vehicle. A History of the Hyundai Ioniq The Hyundai Ioniq …

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Hyundai Santa Fe

As of today, it seems that we are living in the age of crossovers. People want the best of every vehicle in one, and car manufacturers are working to help provide that. One of the best examples of a prime crossover vehicle is the Hyundai Santa Fe. This family-friendly crossover is not only stylish, but it is also packed with tons of top-notch features that car lovers will go crazy for. 

Hyundai Santa Fe History

In the late 1990s, the SUV was becoming a major hit in North America. Unfortunately, Hyundai was having trouble keeping up with demand. That’s when they decided to come out with the first SUV in their lineup: the Hyundai Santa Fe. Hyundai employees now agree that this car was the major contribution to U.S. success of the Hyundai brand. 

An Overview in Technology – the Hyundai Santa Fe

The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe, now available in a three-row Santa Fe XL version, comes with a turbo four-cylinder engine on standard and a V-6 on the XL. The 2.4L engine provides up to 235 horsepower on the maxed version. Some of the top features include Smart Sense collision warnings, lane-keeping assist, and tons of cargo space. 

A Generations Timeline of the Hyundai Santa Fe

  • First Generation Hyundai Santa Fe (2000-2006)

When the Santa Fe first arrived, it came with a 2.4L L4 engine and shared a platform with the Sonata. By 2004, the car received a facelift with added trims, climate controls, and keyless entry. 

  • Second Generation Hyundai Santa Fe (2006-2012)

The engine was upgraded on the second-generation Santa Fe with a 3.3 V-6. The manual five-speed gearbox was reintroduced as well. By 2010, the car featured a redesigned grille and bumper, as well as an up-to-date interior, instrument panel, and fuel economy features. 

  • Third Generation Hyundai Santa Fe (2012-Present)

The third-generation Santa Fe was introduced with more efficient powertrains and interior space. By 2016, the SUV saw a complete redesign with modern headlights, rims, and a grille. By 2018, the lines on the vehicle were far sharper, and some of the updated features included a rearview camera, LED headlamps, and a SmartSense package for safety.

The Hyundai Santa Fe in the News

In recent Santa Fe news, the “Hesitation on Acceleration” Santa Fe court case is still underway. The plaintiff alleged that his 2017 Santa Fe lost power while driving and wouldn’t move with the acceleration pedal. Find out more about this seemingly common Santa Fe problem below!

Celebrity Endorsements of the Hyundai Santa Fe

There are some celebrities who simply appreciate quality cars like the Hyundai Santa Fe. It might surprise you to find out that Snoop Dog is the proud owner of this family-friendly vehicle. 

Best Hyundai Santa Fe Groups

There is no better place for Hyundai Santa Fe owners and enthusiasts to talk about their favorite SUVs than the Santa Fe Forums.

The Hyundai Santa Fe – the Pinnacle of Crossover Vehicles

When it comes to crossover vehicles, there is no doubt that the Santa Fe is one of the top dogs on the market. With tons of cargo space, power, and comfortable features, it has evolved quite a bit over its 20-year run, and we can only imagine it will continue to evolve for the next 20.

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