- Revised exterior for 2017
- Standard 290-hp, 3.3-liter V-6 engine
- Newly available automatic emergency braking
The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe is a fullsize SUV that seats up to 7 passengers across three rows. It competes with the Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot, and Ford Explorer.
Four trims are available: the SE, Limited, SE Ultimate, and Limited Ultimate.
The Santa Fe has been given a mid-cycle exterior revision, which includes a new headlight design, a metallic rear diffuser, and vertical vents at the front and rear fascia. The door handles, front grille, and passenger windows adorn chrome trims, which give it a more premium look. Standard features include LED daytime running lamps, a dual-pipe exhaust system, and power/heated side mirrors. Available features include HID headlights, front LED fog lights, power side mirrors with turn signal indicators, a trailer hitch receiver, a panoramic moonroof, a power liftgate, and a hands-free liftgate.
Under the hood, the Santa Fe is powered by a standard 290-hp, 3.3-liter V-6 engine mated to a 6-speed sport automatic transmission and front- or all-wheel drive. Fuel efficiency for the SE and Limited trims is an EPA-estimated 18/25 mpg city/highway (18/24 mpg with AWD). For the SE Ultimate and Limited Ultimate trims, the rating slightly decreases to 17/23 mpg (17/22 mpg with AWD).
Inside, the Santa Fe has stain-resistant cloth seating with a 40/20/40 split-folding second-row bench seat and a 50/50 split-folding third-row. Captain’s chairs are optional replacements for improved second-row comfort. Maximum cargo capacity is 71.5 cubic feet. The center stack features a standard audio system that includes a 7-inch touchscreen, CD/MP3 playback, Android Auto compatibility, and a USB port. It can be upgraded and outfitted with an 8-inch touchscreen, an integrated navigation system, and an Infinity premium audio system. Standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, rear HVAC, and remote keyless entry. Available Hyundai Blue Link connected services include emergency assistance, and remote access and designation search via smartphone. Leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, and an automatic dimming rearview mirror are available as well.
The Santa Fe gain a newly available forward collision warning system with automatic braking. Other available features include adaptive cruise control, a multi-view camera system, a blind spot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic alert, and lane departure warning. Standard safety features include a backup camera and a tire pressure monitoring system.