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 |  Jan 27 2014, 12:32 PM

3-Rows and Lots of MPGs



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In the market for a three-row SUV but want to know what will get you the best fuel economy? AutoGuide has compiled the top 10 most fuel-efficient three-row SUVs available today based on their combined MPG rating.

 |  Jan 24 2014, 12:01 PM

Ask AutoGuide Main ArtWhether you want a big one a small one a squat one or a tall one, automakers can provide just about any kind of crossover vehicle you desire. These days there’s really something for every person, purse and purpose.

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 |  Oct 06 2013, 10:05 AM

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Hyundai will be expanding its Zombie Survival Machine family of vehicles when it debuts the Santa Fe variant at the upcoming New York Comic-Con on October 10.

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 |  Sep 17 2013, 4:48 PM

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The 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport will be priced from $25,605 including an $855 destination fee the Korean automaker has announced.

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 |  Aug 02 2013, 2:32 PM

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Hyundai marked the sale of its millionth Santa Fe crossover yesterday.

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 |  Jul 16 2013, 4:45 PM

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Hyundai Motor America is mulling over the addition of a new small crossover to its model lineup, according to CEO John Krafcik.

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 |  Mar 12 2013, 2:31 PM

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Hyundai may be looking to take on the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, with its own gasoline-electric version of the Santa Fe.

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 |  Feb 20 2013, 1:33 PM

Third-Row Legroom


Welcome back to the all-you-can-eat Top-10 buffet! You know you want more, and AutoGuide’s happy to serve up another heaping helping of facts, neatly garnished with a sprig of fun. Grab a plate, load it up and tuck in to another generous portion of automotive infotainment.

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 |  Feb 14 2013, 9:29 AM

The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport has been awarded the 2013 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the year award. 

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 |  Jan 31 2013, 9:27 AM

Having already revealed a pair of Super Bowl commercials, Hyundai will make it a threesome by adding a third, starring its new, seven-passenger Santa Fe.

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 |  Jan 30 2013, 12:38 PM

Kia released a teaser today of the Cross GT concept bound for next week’s 2013 Chicago Auto Show. 

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 |  Jan 08 2013, 8:31 AM

With the V8 engine is losing its foothold, it seems like the V6 engine may suffer the same fate.

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 |  Dec 27 2012, 1:43 PM

10. 2013 Ford Escape Review


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As 2012 comes to an end, AutoGuide has decided to take a look back at the most watched videos from our collection.

SEE ALSO: 2013 Ford Escape Review – Video

Kicking off the top 10 list is the 2013 Ford Escape video review, where Editor-in-Chief Colum Wood puts the new crossover to the test, admiring its sleek new looks and its handling.

 |  Nov 28 2012, 3:07 PM

Hyundai killed off the Vera Cruz in favor of the new Santa Fe, which comes in two different forms, either the Santa Fe Sport with seating for five, or the larger wheelbase Santa Fe that can take seven passengers and was just unveiled at the 2012 LA Auto Show.

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 |  Oct 25 2012, 6:54 PM

Hosting its annual week-long Test Fest, the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada has announced its picks for Car of the Year in 11 categories with the Cadillac ATS and Ford Focus ST, among others, taking awards.

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 |  Oct 12 2012, 6:01 PM

A single vehicle incident report has spurred NHTSA to open an investigation looking into steering loss in 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe vehicles. 

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 |  Oct 03 2012, 11:33 AM

Four new 2013 models just joined the IIHS’ Top Safety Pick list: the Dodge Dart, Hyundai Santa Fe, Lexus ES and the Subaru XV Crosstrek.

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 |  Aug 07 2012, 8:01 AM

Earlier this year at the New York International Auto Show, Hyundai unveiled its 2013 Santa Fe crossover that seats seven while getting respectable fuel figures.

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 |  Jul 30 2012, 10:02 AM

Hyundai has announced a recall for Sante Fe models built between 2007-2009, and Sonata’s built between 2012-2013, citing airbag issues in both vehicles.

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 |  Jun 12 2012, 4:45 PM

From in-car technology to turbocharging, there is perhaps no other trend that’s fundamentally changing new cars more than the move to dramatically reduce the weight of modern vehicles.

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 |  Apr 05 2012, 10:45 AM

The new 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe debuted to the public at the 2012 New York Auto Show, and it has been confirmed by Hyundai CEO John Krafcik that it will replace the Hyundai Veracruz. 

The Sante Fe has grown in 2013, and now offers seven passenger seating, rendering the Veracruz as a model without a market. The Veracruz name plate never caught on in the US like Santa Fe did, so Hyundai will offer the new Santa Fe with either five or seven seats, to make it a versatile vehicle which can be marketed under the same name.

“It’s hard to establish a new brand name,” Krafcik said. “It can take $50 to $100 million dollars. Santa Fe is a golden nameplate for us, it’s a great product, and now it will be much more efficient in my marketing spend.”

Also helping to oust the Veracruz is the simple fact that it is old looking, where as the new Santa Fe has inherited Hyundai’s new fluid design language which has been successful on the Elantra and and Sonata.

[Source: Autoblog]

 |  Mar 20 2012, 9:01 PM

Images of the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe leaked today, giving us an idea of what features to expect in the upcoming model.

While there have already been teaser images spread across the internet, the brochure pictures show LED head and tail lights and indicate that the new model will have lane departure warning, parking assist, knee airbags and BlueLink.

[Source: The Korean Car Blog]

 |  Mar 11 2012, 7:49 AM

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Hyundai plans on unveiling the 2013 Santa Fe at the upcoming New York International Auto Show, but the Korean automaker decided to give us all a sneak peek through its Twitter account.

Two renderings of the 2013 Santa Fe crossover have been provided, giving us a better picture of what the next-generation CUV will look like in combination to the photos leaked earlier this year.

According to the Korean automaker, the new Santa Fe sports a new styling language “Storm Edge”, stating that it’s a natural evolution from its successful “Fluidic Sculpture” that has been seen on Hyundais the last few years.

By the looks of these photos, it appears that the Santa Fe will continue to be a two-row crossover – the optional third row was tossed out in the 2009 model year – and will continue to compete with the likes of the Nissan Murano and Toyota Venza.

Look for more on the 2013 Santa Fe with AutoGuide’s New York Auto Show coverage starting April 4th.

GALLERY: 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

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 |  Feb 13 2012, 9:01 PM

Hyundai North America CEO John Krafcik reaffirmed, in an interview with Fox News, that the Korean automaker doesn’t intend to join the truck market but will look instead into the six and seven passenger crossover segment.

With vehicles in over a dozen automotive segments, Hyundai is seeing success in both the pre- and post-family stages, but is struggling in the family life stage, where their Veracruz sits. In 2009, the Entourage minivan was discontinued which left the Santa Fe as their only three-row vehicle. In 2011, the Veracruz sold a disappointing 9,146 units which utterly fails to compete with the 130,235 Kia Sorentos sold last year, it’s obvious that Hyundai has their work cut out for them in that particular market.

“We’re not a big truck player. I like to say brands define themselves as much by what they choose not to do as what they chose to do. We could be a truck player if we wanted to, we choose to focus on more fuel efficient segments of the market,” Krafcik said.

So it appears that Hyundai will probably be working more on crossovers and possibly SUVs but for now, we won’t see trucks bearing their badge anytime soon.

[Source: Fox News]