The Hyundai Santa Fe is among the best crossovers in the market today. A new model of the Santa Fe is in the offing and according to our credible sources, the new car will feature minor improvements form the current model. The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe will be offered in SE, Limited, Santa Fe Sport and the Sport 2.0T trim levels.
Hyundai Santa Fe 2106 Exterior
The front fascia of the new 2016 Hudai Santa Fe will be fitted with a bigger redesigned grille. In order to hook upthe vehiche with a more aggressive and meaner look, the Korean automaker has increased the sloppiness of the hood. The front bumper has also been redesigned and it now features more bulges. The car also gets a new rear bumper and edgy rear lights. The vehicle will also have new projection headlights, new front fog lights, twin exhaust, heated exterior mirrors, a new roof rail and a rear spoiler with HSML.
Hyundai’s new 2016 Santa Fe covered a large part of the SUV market, 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport has 5 seats, is 184.6 inches long with a wheelbase of 106.3 inches and has a tank system of 17.4 gal. It comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels with P235 / 65R17 tires, while the 2.0T version has 18-inch alloy wheels with 235 / 60R18 tires or optional 19-inch alloy wheels with P235 / 55R19 tires for an extra charge.
The basic model is 193.1 inches long, with a wheelbase of 110.2 inches, fuel tank capacity of 18.8 gal. and towing capacity of 5,000 lbs. In SE trim 18-inch alloy wheels are standard, while at LIMITED trim standard 19-inch alloy wheels.
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Interior
Entering the interior of the new 2016 Santa Fe you will be welcomed by a pleasant cabin. The car will be offered in two interior sizes one with a capacity for 5 passengers and the other for seven passengers to model with 5 seats added “Sport” next to the name.
The seats will be covered with Calfskin leather as well as the entryway boards and the steering wheel, while the seat armrests will be covered with cowhide leather .The interior will feature modern tools such as 8-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity, Wi-Fi and an excellent audio system. The model will also include heated seats, panoramic sunroof and a push-button start. Rumor has it that the manufacture is planning to include a rear-seat DVD entertainment system for the 3-row Santa Fe.
Engine, Specs and Performance
According to rumors, the Hyundai Santa Fe wont feature any drivetrain changes form the current model. Under its hood you will find a 3.3 L direct-injected V6 wich will produce 290 hosrepower and 252 lb-ft of torque. This engine will be paired with a six-speed automatic transmission system with SHIFTRONIC. This engine will feature on in the seven seater Grand Santa Fe.
The Santa Fe will also feature a 2.0 L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine which will deliver 265 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque and will be in the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0 T. As well, there will be another engine i.e. a 2.4 L 4-cylinder GDI engine that will generate 190 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. All units will be mated with a 6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC and Active ECO System and will have a fuel economy of 23 mpg combined, 20 mpg city and 27 mpg highway. All vehicles will be offered in standard front-wheel drive mode and All Wheel Drive.
There is also rumor that we might see that the 3-row Santa Fe might feature a new turbodiesel 2.4 L inline 4-cylinder engine with a better output and improved fuel economy.
Price and release date
The base trim 2016 Santa Fe Sport cost $24,950 MSRP and go up to $31,250 MSRP for Sport 2.0T, Base price of 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe with SE trim level is $ 30.400 MSRP ,while the Limited trim level price starts from $ 34.500.