2017 Santa Fe

2017 Santa Fe

A number of significant updates have been added to the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe line-up in the US. The updates, involving both the three-row Santa Fe and two-row Santa Fe Sport models include revisions to the interior, exterior, safety and economy.

On the outside, the Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport each get redesigned front fascias with bolder front grille and headlamps. There are also new LED daytime running lights and LED fog lights (exclusive to the three-row Santa Fe model). At the sides, a new rocker panel trim design with integrated silver accents is fitted.

Down the back, the line-up gets an enhanced rear bumper design alongside new tail lamps and dual exhaust outlets. Rounding up the updates for the exterior, are new alloy wheels that come in 17-, 18-and 19-inch designs. As for colours, the Santa Fe Sport gets a new Nightfall Blue paint option, while a new Storm Blue scheme is available for the standard Sante Fe.

Inside, there’s a redesigned centre stack, a matte-finished woodgrain interior, a five-inch colour LCD display audio system and a rearview camera for all variants. The standard Santa Fe model comes with the next-gen Hyundai Blue Link, while powered, height-adjustable passenger seat and a USB outlet can be had for the third row.

The Santa Fe Limited variant gets cupholders in the second row, while the Santa Fe three-row model gets a leather interior. A seven-inch touchscreen display with Android Auto is available as an option for both the Santa Fe three-row model and Santa Fe Sport.

Other optional items include an eight-inch touchscreen navigation system with Android Auto and a 12-speaker Infinity premium audio system with QuantumLogic Surround and Clari-Fi music restoration technology. A panoramic sunroof and power hands-free smart lift gate with auto open can also be had.

A new Drive Mode selection with sport, eco and normal settings is standard on all Santa Fe variants as well. All Santa Fe models also feature an electric power steering system with a 32-bit microprocessor to give better steering feel. The steering system has driver-selectable steering modes based on the new Drive Mode selection.

2017 Santa Fe

Safety-wise, autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection comes as stock, alongside stability management with ESC and traction control and seven airbags. Optional driver assistance tech includes a multi-view camera system, smart cruise control with stop/start function, lane departure warning, electronic parking brake system with auto-hold and dynamic bending lights with high beam assist.

Engine-wise, power options include a 185 hp 2.4 litre four-cylinder direct injection engine, a 240 hp turbocharged 2.0 litre four-cylinder mill for the smaller Santa Fe Sport, while the three-row Santa Fe gets a 290 hp 3.3 litre Lambda II V6 mill. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard for all models, which can be opted for in either front- or all-wheel drive configurations.

GALLERY: US-market 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

GALLERY: US-market 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport