What’s new in the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe?
At first glance, you won’t notice any dramatic differences between the 2016 and 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some changes worthy of your attention.
While the exterior changes aren’t glaring, Hyundai did make a few tweaks to the body of its popular crossover. In fact, the entire front and rear fascias have been altered, in addition to new styling for the headlights, foglights, and taillights. On the exterior, body changes are complemented by new wheel designs. Overall, the Santa Fe is the same sleek crossover you’ve come to love with a few modern touches, but there are more than just exterior changes to take note of.
Like the exterior, there are also minor changes to the powertrain offerings. The three engine options remain the same, with a four-cylinder, turbocharged four-cylinder, and V6 available, but the 2017 model features a new Drive Mode selection feature so you can choose between Sport, Eco, and Normal drive modes. With those selections, the vehicle will automatically make changes to your ride to provide a sportier or more eco-friendly drive, depending on the mode you select.
The most significant new features to the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe come in the technology it offers. Most notably, the crossover now features Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, as well as the latest generation of Hyundai Blue Link. In terms of driver awareness features, the 2017 model adds Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warnings, and Smart Cruise Control.
Overall, the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe brings a little more to the table than its predecessor, which was already excellent. See it side by side with last year’s model near Denver, CO at Schomp Hyundai and decide which model is right for you.