Five-Point Inspection: 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe

Santa Fe vs. Winter

The Hyundai Santa Fe mid-size crossover is a well put together package.

So much so that last year it won our three-row CUV/SUV shootout for its blend of practicality, ease of use and value packaged features. And, like virtually every crossover on the market, the Santa Fe is available with all-wheel drive, which is an important option for those who live in snowy, messy regions.

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But not all all-wheel drive systems are equal. Some excel in slippery conditions while others don’t offer much of a traction advantage. The best way to discover how well and an all-wheel drive system works is to test it in real world conditions. So I strapped myself in behind the wheel of a 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe and headed out in a blizzard to see just how well this big Hyundai handles slippery situations.