Our car review of the day..the Hyundai Santa Fe
Rounding us off now for the week we will look to perhaps give you something to think about when it comes to purchasing a brand new car. Are you planning on going for a look around some showrooms this weekend and to be more precise are you after a new suv?. Be sure to make your way over to you closest Hyundai dealership then which is where you will find a Santa Fe under the bright lights of the showroom. This suv has established itself as a good alternative on the suv market which has proved to hang with the rest of them when it comes to an exciting driving experience. In terms of engine options, gadget selections and other pieces of kit, the Santa Fe is in the same league as some of the brands best vehicles today. What options are you to be faced with though if you decide to own one of these cars?.
Kit, specs and trims for the Hyundai Santa Fe
So before we get into trim levels, there are just two engines on offer with the car but if you're a diesel fan you should be happy about this. Two diesels options are your choices both carrying 2.2 litres of fuel. The difference between the two however is that one is paired up to manual gearbox but for a little more in cost you can go for the automatic setup. Both hit 118mph as a top speed but the difference is that the manual makes the sprint to 62mph 0.3 seconds quicker than the automatic. Now trim level wise, there are five options to choose from here. The range kicks off carrying equipment such as a five seat layout with eighteen inch alloy wheels,a leather steering wheel and gearstick,Bluetooth, cruise control and rear parking sensors. The same model is also available in a seven seater design. Again in a similar way, Premium models can be chosen in either five or seven seater layouts. A chrome front grille and roof rails are new additions for the premium. A parking camera with parking guidance and a touch screen sat nav system all carry a place in the Premium.
The Premium SE model is the top of the range selection as far as the Hyundai Santa Fe is concerned. This model is standard with seven seats and also carries nineteen inch alloys rather than the eighteens. A smart parking assistance system,an LCD instrument cluster and memory functioning seating also comes into play. A heated steering wheel and a keyless entry system stand out the most with the range topper.
Is the Hyundai Santa Fe reasonably priced?
Price wise we see that entry level SE models are available from a purchase price of £27,800. Top range Premium SE range vehicles start from £35,395. With prices like these, decent pieces of kit and some good reasonable power,the Santa Fe could definitely be the suv for you and in our opinion it works as a good alternative to the likes of the Nissan Juke, Toyota Rav4 and the Ford Kuga.