Hyundai’s new generation of models of Santa Fe made a big step forward in design. The transformation is performed so that the rounded surface for sharp edges, and the proportion of restructured.
While retaining similar dimensions as the previous model, the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe is beautiful and a lower silhouette. In this way car now looks more dynamic, more elegant and less bulky than a mid-size SUV.
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.0 CRDi engine has a displacement of 1995 cc; engine power is 110 kW
For vehicles from Korea often criticize the way he designed the interior of the car, then the choice of materials, colors and backlighting dashboards and other details that are not always to the taste of the customer.
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe features
For the new generation Hyundai Santa Fe can be found in any one major complaint in this regard. As for the materials, they are quite satisfactory quality. There are plenty of soft plastic and leather on the dashboard and door panels, and leather seats are very pleasant to the touch.
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.0 CRDi 4×4 a factory Declared (open road / combined / city) 4,9 / 6,1 / 8,1 l/100 km.
The entire front console is designed so that the view of passengers to the central focus of which is a multimedia system and air conditioning controls.
Controls are easily accessible and large enough buttons and logically arranged. Their schedule quickly acclimated and soon only need to glance at the center console to find the switch that you need.
Dimensions (length / width / height) of this vehicle are 4690/1880/1680 mm (1690 with roof rack). Wheelbase: 2700 mm
Style, with many amenities, including the switches on the steering wheel for the functions that you frequently use while driving.
In addition to the commands of multimedia devices, there are buttons to connect to the mobile phone, controls and cruise travel computer, and features Flex Steer system to select one of three modes of steering sensitivity while driving.
Ergonomically sculpted center console with pillars are bent inwards to provide more room for the driver and front passenger knee is one of the best solutions for this class of vehicle
In general, you can select NORMAL steering wheel adjustment and it will be just as satisfying to drive in town and on the open road. COMFORT mode is recommended in city driving, where it often takes a sudden swerve. SPORT mode is best used on the highway at high speeds, because of its sensitivity control smallest.
Style package can blame too small touch screen of only 4.3 inches. Perhaps in another, smaller car model so tiny screen fit quite well, but in a car the size of the Hyundai Santa Fe he was just too small.
Of course, Hyundai offered as an option and larger 7-inch touch screen with navigation devices, improved audio system and some other perks such as voice commands, but only from Premium package.
On the other hand, to praise the efforts of designers to make the position of the driver almost perfect in relation to the position commands.
When you take the associated position in the seat and place your right hand on the multi-function central armrest under which there is a large tray on two levels, the shifts will be an adequate minimum hand movements.
The transmission is very precise, so that the speed of light changing. That’s helpful and soft, soft clutch.
Santa Fe is fitted as standard and assistance when starting uphill
Multiple methods of setting the driver’s seat and steering wheel guarantee you that you will take the ideal driving position. Santa Fe despite its size, has very good maneuverability even in cramped urban space.
Image from the rear-view camera that is activated when you enter into reverse gear position.
Thanks to the elevated seating position, visibility in front of city driving is excellent, while when moving in reverse or park you have to rely on the rear camera, which for those who are not accustomed to using it requires a period of adaptation.
Trunk: 585/1680 L; Rear seats can be moved back and forth
Although this type of vehicle is also called urban SUV, the benefits of the Hyundai Santa Fe coming to the fore most extra-urban driving.
Car like it was made for the highway. Strong enough and fast, stable in mild curves of the highway, even at higher speeds, safe braking. The cabin is well insulated, and the trunk of 585 l more than enough for longer trips, the average family.
Large hexagonal grille has a clear and chrome accented edges, and the effect of power is further enhanced horizontal grid division.
Because of the high distances from the earth, and the great wheel, you will not have a problem if you start to ride over rough terrain, off the beaten track and asphalt.
Last part in the design and slightly less elegant, but not enough to disturb the harmony of the whole stylish vehicles.
Looking at the data on the curb weight, which is available for the 2.0 CRDi 4×4 ranges between 1,768 and 1,929 kg, you could conclude that its engine of 150 HP may not be able to meet the demands of driving.
But the Santa Fe delivers enough power to accelerate vigorously whenever it is needed. Engine does not delay relative to the moment you press the gas pedal.
Santa Fe during driving in the city spent nearly 9 liters of diesel. On the highway at the maximum permitted speed of about 8.5, and the open road about 6 liters per 100 km.
If you want to get closer to factory data on consumption (8.1 liter in the city and 4.9 liters on the open road), for further fuel savings you’ll still be a little “skin” your foot off the throttle.
Also, it no longer recognizes and recommendations for efficient driving advisor or indicator on the Trip Computer screen that shows you the optimal moment for gear changes.
The headlights and LED daytime running lights complement the dynamic character of the front of the car.
The Hyundai says the new Santa Fe sold with a guarantee of 5 years during which customers are available twenty-four hour roadside assistance, 7 days a week, and are provided free of charge and periodic check-ups.