The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport SUVs made their debut at the Chicago Auto Show this years. They’re arriving at dealerships now using a bunch of new standard features, fresh wheel designs in addition to a tiny bump in gas mileage.
At the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, Hyundai is displaying off updated versions of its two-tier Santa Fe variety. There is a new, extra pronounced and rectangular grille; sharper, less organic headlights, and LED running lamps in front. But there are also a bunch of new gizmos and gadgets that Hyundai expects to elevate the Santa Fe’s safety rating.
Hyundai’s three-row Santa Fe crossover SUV is mildly redesigned for 2017 and adds newly out there safety tech, bringing it in line with a lot of competitors in that location. Most notable is a forward collision warning system with automatic emergency braking.
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Design
The 2017 refresh also brings a slight tweak to the rear fascia design, plus new taillights and dual exhaust outlet.
On the sides, you’ll discover new rocker panel trim, integrated silver accents, and exterior side-view mirrors with a standard heating function. Wheel designs are new at the same time, with 17-, 18-, and 19-inch alloys.
The redesigned headlights now get LEDs for the daytime running lights, when the three-row Santa Fe is provided with offered LED fog lights. An automatic on/off function for the headlights is standard.
Lastly, there are two new hues when it comes to paint alternatives, such as Nightfall Blue for the Santa Fe Sport, and Storm Blue for the Santa Fe.
The Santa Fe cabin didn’t have to have significantly of a makeover, but there are some upgrades with higher-quality materials, plus reworked infotainment controls. Cargo and passenger room for both the 5- and 7-passenger Santa Fe models fall quite close to average for their respective crossover sub-classes.
Standard features on the Santa Fe Sport incorporate air conditioning, Bluetooth, four 12-volt power outlets, a 40/20/40 split second-row bench seat, plus a 6-speaker audio system with USB and auxiliary input jacks along with a 5-inch screen.
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Engines
Engines are unchanged with a continuation of the 2.4-liter, direct-injected four-cylinder engine with 185 horsepower or the turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 240 horsepower. There is no V-6 presented in the Sport, but the three-row Santa Fe has the 3.3-liter Lambda II V-6 with 290 horsepower. All are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Price
Pricing for the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe lineups is up by several hundred dollars on average. The Santa Fe SE now opens at $31,659 with the SE Ultimate starting at $39,595, the FE Limited commences at $35,845 and the FE Limited Ultimate commands $40,295. These requiring fewer seats can slip into a 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.4 for $26,245. Opting to get a Sport 2.0T demands $32,595 with the Sport 2.0T Ultimate bumping that sticker to $37,395. Adding all-wheel drive increases all of the above by $1,750.