In Frankfurt last year we saw the refreshed 2016 Santa Fe for the European market and nearly half a year later Hyundai is ready to introduce the 2017 model year for the US. It brings a fresh new design for the front end, dominated by an even more pronounced radiator grille, surrounded by sweptback projector headlights. The reshaped front bumper has integrated new Tucson-inspired LED daytime running lights, while the model also gains 17-, 18-, and 19-inch wheels with new designs.
The cabin benefits from standard five-inch color LCD display (seven-inch touchscreen display on the seven-seat Santa Fe), additional cup holders, latest generation infotainment system, and an array of assistance and safety features such as Smart Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, and adaptive lights with High Beam Assist. The rearview camera is now also part of the standard equipment.
While the US engine lineup remains unchanged, Hyundai is introducing the Drive Mode selection with Sport, Eco, and Normal settings. As before, the Santa Fe will be offered with a 2.4-liter engine (185 horsepower), a 2.0 turbo (245 hp), and a 3.3-liter V6 (290 hp), available only for the seven-seat model.
The automaker says the 2017 Santa Fe is arriving at dealers now with prices starting at $25,320.