Hyundai seems to have made a jump as the company has released their models in the 2017 line-up ahead of most automakers. Among the line-up is the new 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe XL Limited.
The Santa Fe models have been the same in terms of design since the 2014 model, and this 2017 variant is no exception, but it sports a few changes here and there as well. The changes are mostly concerned with the exterior body of this vehicle, and its interior cabin makes room for subtle upgrades.
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe XL Limited – External Body Parts and Inner Cosmetic Changes
Interior cabin gets most interesting when it comes to SUVs. Likewise, this new 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe XL Limited has an updated interior cabin to bring out the prominence of a new year model.
Designed to accommodate 6 to 7 people, this cabin is highly comfortable. This cabin opens up extra space for the passengers to make the best out of luxury. The second row features ample leg space and head room. Although its third row doesn’t meet these spacing dimensions, it’s not horrendous too.
What’s interesting is that the 3rd-row seat feature sunglasses and cup holders and the AC seem to be evenly distributed. Moving towards the cockpit, the centre console has been redesigned as the touchscreen infotainment display has been upgraded to 8 inches. The presence of premium feel has been complemented by the use of leather in upholstery and faux wood touches.
This new 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe XL Limited has been given a slight facial modification. This is characterised by the grille which seems to holds a slightly different shape. Unlike the previous model, this 2017 Santa Fe XL Limited has got a new set of headlights that sports a robust shape. Its front bumper has also met slight modifications in design which adds up a sporty feel.
Moving on, plastic claddings at the edges have been retained, a new design has been laid out on the wheels. Its rear fascia has also been refreshed as the taillights sport a new concept. All in all, these updates seem to match up with its new 2017 mark.
Powertrain of 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe XL Limited
Under the hood of this new 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe XL Limited package is a 3.3-liter V6 gasoline engine with GDI (gasoline direct injection). Also, this engine produces 290 hp at 6400 RPM and 252 lb-ft of torque at 5200 RPM. This output is standard in all trims. This engine has been mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
There are options for both front wheel drive and all-wheel drive configuration. Three driving modes have been presented which are Normal, Sport and Eco to match different driving styles.
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe XL Limited – Competitors, Price and Release Date
In conclusion, the Honda Pilot, Kia Sorento, GMC Acadia, Nissan Pathfinder and Toyota Highlander are its main rivals. The price of this model starts from $31,099 and reaches up to $44,399. Finally, this Hyundai Santa Fe XL Limited 2017 is already available in dealerships.