Hyundai has unveiled the production version of the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe, which has room for up to seven passengers.
Hyundai has unveiled the production version of the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe, which has room for up to seven passengers. For the 2013 model year, Hyundai is offering two versions of the Santa Fe, the shorter Santa Fe Sport and the longer Santa Fe. The Santa Fe looks pretty close to the shorter Santa Fe Sport, which went on sale in August, but as you move past the A pillar there are distinct differences.
Compared to the Santa Fe Sport, the Santa Fe is nine inches longer, with about 4 inches of length added between the wheels. That extra length gives the Santa Fe room for a third row of seating. Buyers can choose between captain chairs or a a full bench for the second row, which means that the Santa Fe is available with either room for six or seven passengers.
Under the hood, the Santa Fe is only powered by a 3.3L V6 with 290 horsepower and a six-speed automatic. It can tow up to 5,000 pounds and is available with either front or all-wheel-drive.
The 2013 Santa Fe will arrive early next year.