2016 Hyundai Santa Fe changes, redesign, specs

Hyundai Santa Fe has always been a good looking and affordable midsize SUV. The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe will get a mid-cycle facelift. It will get improved engine lineup, also a new model will be added in the range, it will have better materials in the interior, and a more mature look. Like with the previous model, the new Hyundai Santa Fe 2016 will be offered in 2 different versions: the short wheelbase model that will only have room for 5 people and come with most of the features that an average driver would want, except extra space, and the long wheel base model that features room for seven people with much more luggage space and more powerful engines.

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe release date, changes, review, specs

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe changes

As far as the exterior of the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe goes, it will look a lot like the 2015 model. A few minor changes will be done, especially on the front and back lights, and the front grille, so that the car will get its own character. The new Hyundai midsize SUV will also feature a wider lineup of wheels, with a purpose of giving the customers the possibility of personalizing the vehicle in the way they want to. With admirable ride height and big wheels, the new Hyundai Santa Fe 2016 will certainly attract more people that need an elegant and refined SUV.

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe release date, changes, review, specs

When talking about the interior, we must mention that both models will have as a standard features: climate control, an excellent audio system, cloth seats and a rear view camera. Optional features for the new Hyundai Santa Fe 2016 will include: panoramic sunroof, keyless start, push-button starter, heated steering wheel, satellite navigation, triple zone climate control, and rear electric seats that can be reclined will also be offered for the long wheelbase model.

Hyundai Santa Fe 2016 release date, changes, review, specs

Hyundai Santa Fe 2016 specs

The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe with short wheelbase will be available with a standard 2.4-liter inline 4 engine, capable of delivering 190 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. The optional engine will be the 2.0-liter turbocharged, that can pump out 265 horses and 270 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, the long wheelbase model will only come with one engine offered, the 3.3-liter GDi V6 capable of producing 290 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. This engine is quite a good match for such a large car because it offers excellent acceleration and towing capability. The engines will be paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission that sends the power from the engine to all wheels trough a 4WD system.

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe release date, changes, review, specs

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe price and release date

The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe price tag for the short wheelbase model is going to start from $30,000 while the long wheelbase model will start from $40,000. Those prices should be in range of other midsize SUV vehicles on market: Nissan Pathfinder and Honda Pilot. The new Hyundai Santa Fe 2016 should be available on the market at the start of 2016.

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