Hyundai Santa Fe has always been that affordable SUV that looks good, drives well and doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg. The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe will get a minor facelift in the form of an improved range of engines, the addition of a new model in the range and also better materials in the interior and a more mature look.
Just like with the previous model, the 2016 car will be available in two different versions. The first is the short wheelbase model that only has room for five people. This model comes with most of the commodities you would want and it will be more than enough for most drivers but in case that you need extra space than you should take a look at other option. The other model is the long wheel base one that features room for seven people with enough luggage space as well as more powerful engines.
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe
Speaking of engine, the short wheelbase model is available with a standard 2.4 liter inline 4 that is quite gutsy but doesn’t really deliver when you need it. This one can provide up to around 190 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. The better choice for the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe should be the 2 liter turbocharged one that can provide up to around 265 horsepower and as much as 270 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to clever engineering, it is able to return almost the same MPG as the less powerful model.
Changes For 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe
The long wheelbase model on the other hand only has one engine available and that is the 3.3 liter GDi V6. This naturally aspirated unit can give you around 290 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. It is suitable for such a large car because it offers good acceleration and towing capability. The engine is mated to a 6 speed automatic that sends its power to all wheels via a four wheel drive system. Neither of these two versions is not a champ in the handling segment but still these will offer really great features.
Hyundai Santa Fe Back
Exterior wise, the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe will resemble the 2015 model a lot. There will be few minor changes especially to the headlights, the tail lights and the front grille in order to give it its own character. The car will also feature a wider range of wheels in order to give the customers the chance of personalizing their own car. With decent ride height and large wheels it will certainly attract more buyers to brand and even those customers that need elegant and refined vehicle will be interested in this one.
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Interior
On the interior both models will feature as standard a great audio system, climate control, cloth seats and rear view camera. Options for 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe will include satellite navigation, panoramic sunroof, push-button starter, keyless start, heated steering wheel, triple zone climate control for the long wheelbase model and also rear electric seats that can be reclined. Short wheelbase version brings 40:20:40 back seat so you can configure your cargo space the way you need.
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Release Date
The official launch for the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe is set to be at the end of next year while the market availability around the start of 2016. Price for the short wheelbase model is going to start at around $30,000 while the long wheelbase version that brings better materials, more space and slightly more equipment inside will set you back around $40,000.