It looks stunning in your driveway. It’s just more comfortable taking you to your next adventure. And doing so in the most resourceful way, as the Santa Fe delivers the perfect balance of horsepower and fuel efficiency, plus towing capability.
The 3.3L V6 engine provides potent response. It creates an effortless flow of power, torque and surprising fuel efficiency using advancements that include Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT) and Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI).
The Santa Fe’s sophisticated V6 engine generates 290 hp and 252 lb.-ft. of torque—that’s more standard V6 horsepower than both the Toyota Highlander and the Honda Pilot.* The standard trailer-prep package, with flush-mounted, tow-hitch design and 5,000 lbs. of towing capacity, puts all of that power to good use.
*Claim based on comparison of specifications on manufacturer websites. 5,000 lbs. towing capacity with trailer brakes. 2,000 lbs. towing capacity without.
Drivers enjoy a greater sense of control and satisfaction courtesy of Hyundai’s innovative, Driver Selectable Steering Mode (DSSM). Select one of its three operating modes—Comfort, Normal and a retuned and enhanced Sport mode—and adapt the Santa Fe’s steering characteristics to a range of driving preferences.
Every Santa Fe engine is mated to Hyundai's 6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®. Plus all models have the Active ECO System. With the push of a button, it improves the performance of the transmission to help you get more miles out of every gallon of gas.
Extensive computer modeling and powertrain performance mapping were used to modify engine and transmission control, giving you improved real-world fuel economy—up to 7% based on internal tests. The result, Santa Fe delivers an EPA-estimated 25 MPG Highway.*
*2016 Santa Fe SE/Limited FWD: 18 City/25 Hwy. EPA estimates. For comparison only. Your actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle’s condition.
The available Active Cornering Control AWD gives drivers improved traction and greater cornering capability in turns by transferring engine torque to the rear wheels and applying braking force to the inside rear wheel. The result is improved cornering performance and all-weather capability.