Hyundai Rolls Out Facelifted 2017 Santa Fe

At the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, Hyundai took the wraps of the redesigned 2017 Santa Fe. 

The crossover has a new look up front thanks to a new brushed-appearance grille, LED daytime running lights, new headlights and taillights, dual exhausts and new rocker panel trim.

2016 Chicago Auto Show Coverage

A new set of safety systems has been added such as adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection and adaptive lights with high-beam assist.

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The powertrain lineup doesn’t change for the Santa Fe Sport, offering a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 185 horsepower and a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 240 hp. The larger three-row Santa Fe also contiues to use the 3.3-liter V6 with 290 hp. What has changed for all of these engines is the addition of a drive mode selector which allows you to choose from sport, eco or normal drive modes.

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Hyundai managed to boost fuel economy for 2017 with the Santa Fe Sport, which now gets 24 mpg combined with the 2.4-liter engine and front-wheel drive. Across all models, the 2017 Santa Fe is 1 mpg more efficient in both city and highway driving.

The list of standard features offered with the Santa Fe is still long and includes a rearview camera, automatic on/off headlights, remote keyless entry with alarm, body-color heated exterior power mirrors with driver’s blind spot mirror, LED headlight accents, daytime running lights, steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise control and Bluetooth hands-free smartphone system.

Of course, Hyundai’s next-generation BlueLink infotaiment system is offered in both Santa Fe models.

Pricing for the 2017 Santa Fe Sport starts at $25,350 for a base Sport 2.4-liter model, while the top-trim 2.0T Ultimate costs $38,250. The seven-seat Santa Fe starts at $30,800 and tops out at $41,150.

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