Hyundai has introduced the three-row, six/seven-passenger version of the Santa Fe in Los Angeles this week.
Joining the already available two-row, five-seat Santa Fe Sport, the bigger variant has a 110.2 inches wheelbase (3.9 inches longer than Sport). It provides a 146.6 cu. ft. passenger volume and has a 160 cu. ft. total interior volume. The car is 193.1 inches long (up by 8.5 inches), 0.2 inches wider (74.2 inches) and 0.4 inches taller (66.5 inches).
Under the hood it gets a V6 3.3-liter GDI engine which makes it the "only midsize CUV with a standard direct injection V6 engine". This power unit is connected to a 6-speed auto and is rated at 290 hp (216 kW) at 6,400 rpm with a peak torque of 252 lb-ft (341 Nm) at 5,200 rpm.
The FWD version weighs 3,946 lbs (1,790 kg), while the AWD models tip the scales at 4,098 lbs (1,859 kg), making it 320 lbs (145 kg) lighter than the outgoing Veracruz. It has a towing capacity of up to 5,000 lbs (2,268 kg) and benefits from an Active ECO system that improves fuel economy by 5-7 percent.
The three-row variant provides an additional 1.9 inches of second-row legroom and comes as standard with rear passenger HVAC controls and vents. It has a 50:50 split folding third-row bench seat with 31.5 inches of legroom.
Additional details can be found in the press release below.