Feature: The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe XL

myautonews_pic_003307466For years, the Santa Fe model range has proven that Hyundai won’t be beat when it comes to all-around value in a family-ready crossover. Delivering the features, safety, pricing and flexibility demanded by today’s active families, thousands of Canadians have discovered that the Hyundai Santa Fe is one of the market’s best values.

With a starting MSRP of $31,099 and room for seven, the Santa Fe XL offers a true three-row crossover, utilizing a unique and exclusive platform that’s stretched in length, and was designed from square-one to offer three seating rows. Unlike numerous competitors who added a cramped, difficult-to-access rear seat as an afterthought, the Santa Fe XL puts the emphasis on comfortable three-row seating, maximum cargo space, and minimal compromise.

And, whether you need full seven-passenger seating, or extra-roomy six-passenger seating, the Santa Fe XL has you covered. The second-row seating implements can be specified as a three-person bench seat, or a pair of luxurious captain’s chairs. It’s all up to you. In fact, the Hyundai Santa Fe XL’s 4,148 litres of passenger volume leaves competitors like the Toyota Highlander, the Dodge Durango and the Mazda CX-9 trailing behind – a difference you and your passengers will notice on every drive.

Drivers will also notice the Santa Fe XL’s high-output engine on every drive. Utilizing the latest in high-efficiency engine technology, the Santa Fe XL’s standard 3.3-litre V6 engine is not only smaller and lighter than most competitors who use a 3.5- or even a 3.7-litre engine, it’s also more powerful. With 290 horsepower on tap, Hyundai engineers have created a compact and power-dense engine with strong performance and a suite of fuel-saving technology, which ensures more driving on every tank.

A full list of handy standard features rounds out the package, with Bluetooth, a special Yes Essentials stain-protection treatment, satellite radio and a six-speaker audio system included on all models. Hyundai also backs the Santa Fe XL with a 100,000 kilometre warranty, and five years of unlimited-distance roadside assistance.

SantaFe_intA suite of premium features can also be specified through one of the Santa Fe XL’s numerous trim grades, including a household power outlet, premium audio system, navigation, auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated front and rear seats and steering wheel, and Hyundai’s innovative Smart Power Liftgate. By simply standing stationary behind the vehicle for a moment, with the key fob on your person, the tailgate opens automatically — no need to touch a button or kick beneath the rear bumper. Luxurious saddle-leather seats can also be specified, and the Santa Fe XL is available in an array of high-value Adventure Edition models this year, as well.

For any adventure, drivers and their families are covered for maximum confidence. In addition to a full network of hazard-detection and advanced safety systems, an intelligent, on-demand AWD system with LOCK mode is available for maximum traction at all times, backed by both Hillstart Assist Control and Downhill Brake Assist, which help drivers stay in maximum control, even in challenging situations.

After all, with the Hyundai Santa Fe XL, it’s all about confidence. To see why so many owners are enjoying the confidence of the market’s best deal on a 7-passenger crossover, visit with us today for a test drive.