All-new 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe: Long and Short Models

By Sue Mead, October 13th, 2012

Sleeker, bigger and more torque than any others in the class, says Hyundai of the 2013 Santa Fe. Let's get over being surprised by the innovation and consistent good products coming from Hyundai -- once deemed a bargain-basement automotive brand. But the fact is Hyundai continues to surprise and delight.

Manufacturer photo: The all-new third-generation Santa Fe launches in a five-passenger model and a longer wheelbase three-row, seven-passenger model
Manufacturer photo: The all-new third-generation Santa Fe launches in a five-passenger model and a longer wheelbase three-row, seven-passenger model

As its sales in the U.S. approach 700,000 vehicles, the automaker is now the forth best-selling car brand in America. We took a closer look at what's innovative about the Santa Fe.

For starters, there

Specifications

Base price $29,450 (as tested: $35,925)
Curb weight 3,706 lbs.
Displacement 2.0-liter
Epa mileage rating 20 mpg city, 27 mpg highway
Fuel capacity 17.4 gal.
Horsepower (net) 264 at 6000 rpm
Motor type 16-valve turbo 4-cylinder w/GDI
Overall length 184.6 in.
Torque (lb.-ft.) 269 at 1750-3000 rpm
Transmission 6-speed automatic
Vehicle type 5-passenger AWD midsize CUV
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