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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

At a Glance

Pricing $28,350 - $37,750
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 3.3l V6
Transmissions A6
Fuel Economy 18 (city), 24-25 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 53

Overview Information

Hyundai replaced its long-running Santa Fe SUV model with two new models for the 2013 model year. The "Santa Fe Sport" matches the proportions of the outgoing model and offers two rows of seating for five passengers. The longer wheelbase model "Santa Fe" adds about four inches of wheelbase and 8.5 inches of overall length to accommodate three rows of seating for up to seven passengers. With three rows of seats the Santa Fe is larger than the Kia Sorento and roughly the same size as the Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot. The Santa Fe has more legroom than these models sacrificing a little bit of cargo volume. The standard 3.3l V6 engine has more power than these models but also has a higher fuel economy rating of 19/26 for the front-wheel-drive model. The Santa Fe is offered in two trim levels: GLS and Limited. The Limited model includes all features as standard equipment but only seats six replacing the second row bench seat with two captain's chairs.

What Changed:

Hyundai replaced its long-running Santa Fe SUV model with two new models for the 2013 model year. The "Santa Fe Sport" matches the proportions of the outgoing model and offers two rows of seating for five passengers. The longer wheelbase model "Santa Fe" adds about four inches of wheelbase and 8.5 inches of overall length to accommodate three rows of seating for up to seven passengers. The longer wheelbase Santa Fe includes a 3.3l V6 engine as its only available powertrain. Two trim levels are offered: GLS and Limited.

Official Word:

Designed to delight shoppers and defy convention, two all-new 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe models make their world debut today at the 2012 New York International Auto Show. The third-generation Santa Fe crossover family introduces the two-row, five-passenger Santa Fe Sport and the long wheelbase (LWB) three-row, seven-passenger model called Santa Fe. The all-new Santa Fe family showcases the brand's cutting-edge capabilities through "Fluidic Sculpture" design, impressive fuel economy and a host of features to delight drivers...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Santa Fe GLS 3.3l V6 (290-bhp) A6 FWD 18/25/21 53 $28,350
Santa Fe GLS 3.3l V6 (290-bhp) A6 AWD 18/24/21 51 $30,100
Santa Fe GLS Leather & Premium 3.3l V6 (290-bhp) A6 FWD 18/25/21 53 $33,400
Santa Fe GLS Leather & Premium 3.3l V6 (290-bhp) A6 AWD 18/24/21 51 $35,150
Santa Fe Limited 3.3l V6 (290-bhp) A6 FWD 18/25/21 53 $33,100
Santa Fe Limited 3.3l V6 (290-bhp) A6 AWD 18/24/21 53 $34,850
Santa Fe Limited Technology 3.3l V6 (290-bhp) A6 FWD 18/25/21 53 $36,000
Santa Fe Limited Technology 3.3l V6 (290-bhp) A6 AWD 18/24/21 53 $37,750