Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai Santa Fe (Korean: 현대 싼타페) is a mid-size crossover SUV based on the platform of the Hyundai Sonata. It takes its name from the city of Santa Fe, New Mexico, was introduced 2001 model years as Hyundai's first SUV, which was released at the same time as the Ford Escape / Mazda Tribute and Pontiac Aztek. Santa Fe was a milestone in the company's restructuring program in late 1990 because, despite the criticism of journalists not to dim the display, an SUV was a hit with American buyers. SUV was so popular that sometimes the Hyundai has struggled to meet demand. Santa Fe quickly became Hyundai best-seller and has contributed to the success of Hyundai in the United States. Since 2007, mid-size crossover SUV Santa Fe hits the Tucson compact SUV and the luxury Veracruz crossover SUV (which preceded the Terracan).

Second Gen Hyundai Santa Fe was awarded 2008 Consumer Reports (first choice) and was among the 10 cars in 2008 found the magazine in question. magazine's annual ratings, based on road tests and predicted safety and reliability are considered highly influential among consumers. Gen 2 Hyundai Santa Fe head (dear at least 20 vehicles for 2009) list by According to research, Santa Fe, the cheapest car to insure. Low prices tend to reflect the safety of the vehicle.

2001 The first year of production, the Santa Fe was equipped with two engines and transmission combinations. In North America, even if the fuel is underpowered 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine was standard, and could be mated to a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic. 2656 cc (2.656 L; 162.1 cu in) Delta V6 offered more power than the four cylinders, but was only available in automatic mode. Front-wheel drive was standard (and traction control optional V6), and 4WD was optional. 2.0 L common-rail turbo diesel (CRTD) offered outside the United States. Australian Santa Fes went on sale in November 2000, only one drivetrain choice - combined with a 2.7L four high-speed semi-automatic V6. 4WD was normal.A less expensive 2.4-liter four-cylinder series ended several months later in 2001 but was only available with a manual transmission. With corresponding launched the Ford Escape and Mazda Tribute, it was also the first compact SUV based on the car with a V6 engine.

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