2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Wins Best in Class Mid-Size SUV Award
The New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA) recently awarded the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe as being the best in its winter vehicle testing. Hyundai seemed to be quite proud of the achievement, although I have no idea who these people are or even what other vehicles, it compared the Santa Fe to, as it was not listed on NEMPA’s website.
Regardless, I am thoroughly impressed that the Santa Fe won in winter event as I’m sure this organization probably had a Toyota Rav4 to compare with. The new Rav4 is very off-road centric; however, I never once doubted the abilities of Hyundai’s HTRAC system as I previously had a 2018 Genesis G80 HTRAC AWD car, which also performed beautifully in the snow.
I did review the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited with the FWD and turbo four-cylinder engine. It truly is a brilliant car that is incredibly comfortable and quiet, perfect attributes for everyday driving. I’m also proud to see Hyundai incorporate some off-road capability in the Santa Fe as it now becomes a complete daily driver package at a phenomenal price.
The other practical aspects of the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe that make it such an excellent car on a day to day basis is the sheer space offered in the Santa Fe. The new Santa Fe easily has more room than its competitors both in the second row as well as the rear trunk. The Limited trim I tested came with pretty much every option you could think of or want to make the Santa Fe a luxurious experience.
As I stated in my video review, the only thing I didn’t like about driving the Santa Fe was the way it would peel out on me from an aggressive street start. I’m sure the AWD HTRAC models would fix that due to the extra grip or get the standard non-turbo engine, and that way, you don’t have as much power going to the front wheels. You also save on the price of the car when you choose the conventional motor.
The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe is a car I recommend to people, families, etc. often due to its capabilities, refinement, space, and price. It’s great to see other journalist publications praising and appreciating the Santa Fe since it is such a well-rounded mid-size SUV.
Kevin Meyn is an automotive journalist for Torque News concentrating on Hyundai content. Kevin is the founder of Exhaust Sports Auto Youtube channel, where he does professional car reviews on new and used vehicles. Through the use of various resources and extended Automotive expertise, Kevin documents the latest in automotive news revolving around Hyundai. Kevin graduated from NC State University studying Supply Chain Management but has had a passion for cars since he was a child. Follow Kevin on Twitter and Instagram @exhaustsports.