- Hyundai Santa Fe review in Nigeria
The seven-seater SUV Hyundai is very proud of is the Hyundai Santa Fe. Featuring premium quality equipment levels it used to lack in early models, today's Santa Fe is highly stylish and practical at the same time. This model does not have the cheap plastics the previous model's cabin was equipped with. Perhaps the only minus in the interior is the abundance of buttons on the dashboard. Both the cabin and boot (585 liters) space are ample, which is another advantage Santa Fe can boast of.
Purchasing a Hyundai Santa Fe you get a four-cylinder 2.2-liter CRDi turbodiesel engine that makes 194 horsepower and 322 lb-ft of torque. This engine is a strong one and stays silent even on the motorway. The gearbox choice is left to a customer's decision - either six-speed manual or six-speed automatic. If you opt for the manual version, you'll be able to make the most out of the fuel. Besides, it is quite easy and light in usage.
Tested in 2012, Hyundai Santa Fe demonstrated a high level of safety. The safety features include stability control, seven airbags, ABS brakes. Possibly the only omission, in this case, is the lack of automatic emergency braking.
The price for a Hyundai Santa Fe model depends on the trim level you choose and the extra highlights you may order for it. If the price is a priority for you, it is better to stop of the Santa Fe Style trim. For a more premium feel, opt for the Santa Fe Premium. The range is topped by the Santa Fe Premium SE with a glass roof and an electrically adjusting driver seat.