All-new 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe arrives in two flavors
Hyundai is one of the most progressive automakers in the world and they proved it by introducing not one, but two all-new 2013 Santa Fe’s. The South Korean automaker is launching the 2013 Santa Fe in a five-passenger model, similar to the previous generation version, and a longer wheelbase seven-passenger, three row model. The newly designed Santa Fe is lighter and offers the highest highway fuel-economy of any SUV equipped with an automatic.
The all-new third-generation Santa Fe has been completely redesigned and weighs in 266 pounds lighter than last years model. The Hyundai announcement says the company accomplished this by using a high application of high tensile steel at a ratio of 37.7 percent versus 7.8 percent for the outgoing model.
Three new engines will be offered
The 2013 Santa Fe lineup will feature three engine choices. The Santa Fe Sport will have two powerplant choices. A 2.4-liter Gas Direct Injection engine that produces 190 horsepower and 181 lb. ft. of torque. The highly efficient engine will get an EPA estimated highway fuel economy rating of 33 mpg with the front-drive and automatic gearbox. Hyundai can boast the highest highway fuel-economy of any SUV equipped with an automatic.