2017 Hyundai Santa Fe XL Limited Review, Price

The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe XL Limited is a mid-sized SUV that is easy to drive and has good power. The new model has been redesigned to give plenty of standard features for the money. It is equipped with easy to use technology interface .Compared with the outgoing model; there are a few upgrades to the exterior and interior. It competes well with Nissan Pathfinder, Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, Ford Explorer, KIA Sorento and GMC Acadia.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe XL Limited - front

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe XL Limited – Exterior Body Changes and Interior Cabin Design

Hyundai has done a slight facial modification. First, the SUV comes with standard 19-inch alloy wheels and the new sight of automatic headlights which gives it a robust shape. In addition, it has adaptive xenon headlights and LED fog lights. The bumper has been given a sporty feel and the outside mirrors come with built-in signals.


The interior of the SUV been upgraded compared to the previous model. First, the 2017 model has three rows of seats and can accommodate 6 to 7 passengers. The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe XL Limited has heated and ventilated second-row seats, and front passenger seats. The cabin has been designed to offer more comfort to the driver and the passengers. In fact, the second row can slide on the front side giving more head room and leg space.

When the second row and third-row seats are folded, 80 cubic feet of space is created. Alternatively, when only the third seat is folded, 41 cubic feet of space is created. Further, it comes with hands-free power rear lift gate. The car comes with extra comfort. In addition, the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe XL Limited has a 360-degree multi-view camera system, a panoramic sunroof and keyless entry and ignition.

Driver assistance features include; rear parking sensors, rear cross-traffic alerts, blind-spot warning, automatic emergency braking, frontal collision mitigation system, heated steering wheel, a navigation system,auto-dimming rearview mirror, lane departure warning, steering wheel mounted controls and auto-dimming rear view mirror. Compared to the previous model, the car has an upgraded 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. In addition, the 2017 Santa Fe XL Limited comes with an audio surround system where the third-row has a USB outlet.The interior has faux wood touches which give the car a premium feel.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe XL Limited - interior

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe XL Limited – Engine and Performance

The Hyundai Santa Fe XL Limited 2017 is powered by a 3.3-liter V6 gasoline engine that works together with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The engine produces 290 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque. There is a choice of all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive. The SUV has three driving modes; normal, Eco and sport to match your favourite driving style. The fuel economy is 18 mpg in the city, 25mpg on the highway and combined 21 mpg for the front-wheel-drive. For the all- wheel drive it has a fuel economy of 18 mpg in the city, 24mpg on the highway and a combined 20mpg. The V6 engine gives good acceleration. It takes 7.7 seconds to move from 0-60 kmph.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe XL Limited - side

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe XL Limited – Price and Release Date

In conclusion, the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe XL Limited is already in the dealerships. Finally, the retail price for the front-wheel drive is $39,400 and the all-wheel drive costs $41,150.

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