2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.4 I4 FWD 6AT

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Quick Look

The 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe delivers a roomy cabin, plenty of neat features and a solid 3.3-litre V6 powertrain. The engine is not the most powerful offering around, producing only 290 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque, but it’s solid. It’s also worth noting that the Santa Fe is not the biggest crossover on the market, so those who need it to fit in more than seven passengers should probably look elsewhere.




Full Review

The 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe is manages to be two different vehicles at the same time: the regular and the Sport. The latter is a compact five-seat crossover, while the former is a larger seven-seater that’s here to replace the poor-performing Veracruz. So, if you are looking for a roomy cabin, then this should be your Santa Fe of choice. It’s not the biggest or most powerful crossover on the market, but for the MSRP of just above $30,000 it should do just fine.

Outside, the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe looks like an extended version of the Santa Fe Sport, but without the athletic-looking rear-side-window kick-up. The new Santa Fe manages to look both contemporary and handsome, wisely avoiding the swooping lines that you would find in Hyundai’s passenger cars. There are plenty of nice, little details too. For instance, even the base GLS model has body-coloured outside mirrors and bumpers. Add to that integrated fog lights, roof rails and 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and you get the upscale Limited trim. That said, the GLS isn’t faring much worse, getting a set of decent 18-inch aluminum alloys.

Inside, the 2015 Santa Fe offers quite a bit of space, which is surprising when you compare to the much smaller Sport model. The driver a panoramic front view, which is always welcome – though the rearward view is less wide, sadly. That said, you will never have to rely purely on your mirrors. The base model gets stain-resistant cloth fabric that feels nice to the touch. You will also find neat audio and climate-control knobs along with glove-friendly buttons. Generally speaking, all the materials are superb, even the rubber that lines the inside of the door pulls. In terms of space, the first two rows can comfortably fit four adults – two in each – but the third row is only good for kids. That said, the cargo area in the Santa Fe is a little too small when compared to the competition, being able to contain only 13.5 cubic feet of stuff behind the third row – but you can expand that to 40 cubic feet by folding those seats.

Under the hood, the new Hyundai Santa Fe has only one engine of choice – a 3.3-litre V6 that can crank out 290 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque. There aren’t many transmission choices either; as in you only get one – a six-speed automatic. It does, however, provide good throttle response and easy shifts. Front-wheel drive is standard, but you can opt for all-wheel drive, if you wish. But no matter which configuration you go for, you will able to tow up to 5,000 pounds, which is plenty.

Overall, the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe is an excellent vehicle choice if you are a looking for a decently-sized crossover. It has enough seats for four adults along with solid towing capabilities. It’s not the most powerful vehicle of its kind, but it’s definitely worth the price.

2015 Hyundai Santa Fe
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Rating: 8 / 10



Trim / StyleMSRPEst. Monthly PaymentAverage PriceInvoice Price
Sport 2.4 I4 FWD 6AT$26,899 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
Sport Premium 2.4 I4 FWD 6AT$28,799 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
Sport Premium 2.4 I4 AWD 6AT$30,799 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
Sport Premium 2.0T AWD 6AT$32,999 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
Sport Luxury 2.4 I4 AWD 6AT$34,999 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
Sport SE 2.0T AWD 6AT$36,249 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
Sport Limited w/Saddle Ltr 2.0T AWD 6AT$39,649 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
Sport Limited 2.0T AWD 6AT$39,649 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price

Latest Incentives

February 03, 2015 thru March 02, 2015
Cash
Trim / StyleMSRPCash Incentive before taxCash Incentive after tax
Sport 2.4 I4 FWD 6AT$26,899$3,832$0
Sport Premium 2.4 I4 FWD 6AT$28,799$2,000$0
Sport Premium 2.4 I4 AWD 6AT$30,799$2,000$0
Sport Premium 2.0T AWD 6AT$32,999$2,000$0
Sport Luxury 2.4 I4 AWD 6AT$34,999$2,000$0
Sport SE 2.0T AWD 6AT$36,249$2,000$0
Sport Limited w/Saddle Ltr 2.0T AWD 6AT$39,649$2,000$0
Sport Limited 2.0T AWD 6AT$39,649$2,000$0
Finance
Trim / StyleRebate before taxRebate after tax24364860728496
Sport 2.4 I4 FWD 6AT$1,000$00.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.99%1.99%2.59%
Sport Premium 2.4 I4 FWD 6AT$500$00.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.99%1.99%2.59%
Sport Premium 2.4 I4 AWD 6AT$500$00.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.99%1.99%2.59%
Sport Premium 2.0T AWD 6AT$500$00.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.99%1.99%2.59%
Sport Luxury 2.4 I4 AWD 6AT$500$00.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.99%1.99%2.59%
Sport SE 2.0T AWD 6AT$500$00.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.99%1.99%2.59%
Sport Limited w/Saddle Ltr 2.0T AWD 6AT$500$00.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.99%1.99%2.59%
Sport Limited 2.0T AWD 6AT$500$00.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.99%1.99%2.59%
Lease
Trim / StyleRebate before taxRebate after tax24364860728496
Sport 2.4 I4 FWD 6AT$2,500$0N/A5.59%5.59%5.59%N/AN/AN/A
Sport Premium 2.4 I4 FWD 6AT$2,000$0N/A5.59%5.59%5.59%N/AN/AN/A
Sport Premium 2.4 I4 AWD 6AT$2,000$0N/A5.59%5.59%5.59%N/AN/AN/A
Sport Premium 2.0T AWD 6AT$2,000$0N/A5.59%5.59%5.59%N/AN/AN/A
Sport Luxury 2.4 I4 AWD 6AT$2,000$0N/A5.59%5.59%5.59%N/AN/AN/A
Sport SE 2.0T AWD 6AT$2,000$0N/A5.59%5.59%5.59%N/AN/AN/A
Sport Limited w/Saddle Ltr 2.0T AWD 6AT$2,000$0N/A5.59%5.59%5.59%N/AN/AN/A
Sport Limited 2.0T AWD 6AT$2,000$0N/A5.59%5.59%5.59%N/AN/AN/A

General Specs

Engine 2.4000 L
Horsepower @RPM190
Fuel TypeUnleaded
Body typeSUV
Number of Doors5
Passenger5
Drive TrainFront Wheel Drive
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Power and Performance:

Hyundai makes it simple to shop for a 2015 Santa Fe by offering only one engine and one transmission. In front-drive form, the SUV's 290-horsepower 3.3-liter V6 is very well matched to the 6-speed automatic transmission, with good throttle response, smooth pickup and clean, easy shifts. The AWD Santa Fe, though, could do with some more low-end grunt to get it moving. All that said, Hyundai's 2015 Santa Fe is comfortable towing up to 5,000 pounds of trailer, boat or anything else you'd like to haul.

Originally appeared on Kelley Blue Book.

Interiors and Special Features:

There's plenty of room in the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe, and the driver's front view is panoramic (the rearward view is less broad, but you're never reduced to driving purely with the mirrors). The base model's stain-resistant cloth fabric feels good, plus the audio and climate-control knobs and buttons are glove-friendly big. All materials are impressive right down to the rubber that lines the inside of the door pulls. The first two rows are completely livable for adults, while the third row is a decent kid's row. The Santa Fe does give up some cargo area compared to the competition, however.

Originally appeared on Kelley Blue Book.

Safety features:

The 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe models score well for safety.

All models have the usual standard front, side, and curtain airbags, as well as a driver knee airbag, for a total of seven. Hill-start and downhill assist also are standard, along with anti-lock brakes, stability and traction control.

Blind-spot monitors and parking sensors were newly available for the 2014 model year, and blind-spot monitors became standard for 2015.

The long-wheelbase Santa Fe hasn't yet been crash-tested by either the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). But the shorter-wheelbase Santa Fe Sport earns top 'good' scores in all categories of IIHS testing it has been put through.

Read more on The Car Connection.


Audio

Audio system with AM/FM radio, satellite radio, CD player (reads MP3 format) and colour screen
Audio Connectivity: includes input AUX jack front and USB
6 speakers
Diversity antenna
Remote audio controls: steering wheel mounted

Body Exterior

Roof spoiler
Chrome/bright trim around side windows
Underbody protection for engine

Brakes

ABS
Electronic brake distribution
Brake assist system
4 disc brakes (2 ventilated)
Hill holder

Bumpers

Painted front and rear bumpers

Cargo area

Load restraint: hooks

Charges

Charges: Air Conditioning Tax $ 100.00
Delivery/freight charge: $ 1,795.00

Convenience

Cargo area light
Remote control trunk/hatch release
Front ashtray
Bluetooth ; includes phone connection and includes music streaming
Cigar lighter in front seats
4 passenger assist handles
Cruise control
Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror
Front reading lights
Voice activating system; includes phone
1 12V in cargo area, front and rear

Dimensions

Internal dimensions: front headroom (mm): 1,006, rear headroom (mm): 992, front hip room (mm): 1,439, rear hip room (mm): 1,406, front leg room (mm): 1,120, rear leg room (mm): 1,000, front shoulder room (mm): 1,508 and rear shoulder room (mm): 1,480
External dimensions: overall length (mm): 4,690, overall width (mm): 1,880, overall height (mm): 1,690, ground clearance (mm): 185, wheelbase (mm): 2,700, front track (mm): 1,633, rear track (mm): 1,644 and curb to curb turning circle (mm): 10,900
Cargo capacity(in litres): rear seat down: 2,025 and all seats in place: 1,003

Doors

Rear door: lifting gate
Doors: driver, rear driver, passenger and rear passenger : front hinged
Chrome exterior door handles

Engine

Emissions data: CO2: 4,766 kg/yr
Emissions data: CO2: 4,973 kg/yr
Engine: 2.4L Theta II in-line four-cylinder DOHC with VVT

Engine Performance

Fuel consumption(L/100km) : city= 11.7 ; highway= 8.7 ; combined= 10.4 ;
Power: 190 hp @ 6,300 rpm; 181 ft lb of torque @ 4,250 rpm

Fuel

Fuel tank: 66 litre capacity
Fuel: unleaded ( 87 octane)
Fuel system: gasoline direct injection

Instrumentation

Tachometer
Trip computer: includes avg speed, avg fuel econ, current fuel econ and fuel range
Main dashboard display
External temperature
Service interval indicator

Interior Trim

Luxury trim: alloy look on shifter, alloy look on center floor console, alloy look on doors, alloy look on dashboard and none
Carpet floor mats
Floor covering: carpet in passenger compartment, carpet in load area and none

Lights

Headlights: halogen with projector beam lens
LED day time running lights
Daytime running lights
Front fog lights

Locks

Immobilizer
Anti-theft protection
Remote keyless power locks ; automatic locking

Paint

Mica paint

Roof

Roof rails black

Safety

Intelligent driver and passenger front airbag
2 active height adjustable head restraints for front seats, 3 height adjustable head restraints for rear seats
Front to rear curtain airbags
LATCH
Driver knee airbags
Rear seat belts for driver, rear seat belts for passenger, 3-point rear seat belts for center
Crash test results IIHS, G, Good, Good and Good, crash test results NHTSA, 5, 4, 5.00 and 5
Height adjustable front seat belts with pre-tensioners for driver and passenger
Front side airbags

Seats

Seat upholstery: cloth
Front driver seat : heated, bucket with 1 power adjustment ; details: manual height and power lumbar, front passenger seat : heated, bucket
Seating: 5 passengers
Rear seats: 40/20/40 40/20/40 with seating for three ; details: manual recline
Front seat center armrest
Rear seat center armrest

Service

Main service variable distance/period
Intermediate service 6,000, variable distance/period and 3,728

Steering

Multi-function steering wheel ; includes height adjustment and telescopic adjustment
Vehicle speed proportional power steering type

Storage

Cupholders in front row and rear seats
Storage box trunk and fixed
Full floor console with covered storage, partial overhead console

Suspension

Independent front strut suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs, independent rear multi-link suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs

Transmission

Front-wheel drive with descent control
3.648:1 axle ratio
Transmission: SHIFTRONIC 6-speed automatic w/manual mode ; incl. shifter on floor
Electronic traction control (via ABS & engine management)
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) stability control
Roll stability control

Ventilation

Ventilation system with cabin filter
Air conditioning

Version

Data completeness
Version information 15 Sep 2014
5-door SUV
Trim level:
Powertrain type : combustion
Date introduced:

Visibility

Rear view mirror
Driver and passenger fixed 3rd row windows
Tinted glass
Rear side windows: wind-up on driver side and passenger side
Privacy glass on rear and rear side
Driver and passenger door mirror: heated, body colour, power adjustable
Rear window with defroster and intermittent wiper
Zone tinted windshield
Windshield wipers with variable intermittent wipe
Front power windows with 1 express, rear power windows

Warranty

Paint warranty: 36 months/ 60,000 km
Warranty whole vehicle - Total: 60 months/ 100,000 km
Roadside assistance warranty: 36 months/ Unlimited km
Anti-corrosion warranty: 60 months/ Unlimited km
Warranty powertrain - Total: 60 months/ 100,000 km

Weights

Weights: gross vehicle weight (kg): 2,200, published curb weight (kg): 1,569, gross trailer weight braked (kg): 907, gross trailer weight unbraked (kg): 750, payload allowance (kg): 631, Manufacturer’s own, 2,200 and 907

Wheels

Spare wheel: spacesaver with steel rim
Front and rear alloy wheels: 17"x 7.0"
Front and rear all-season tires 235/65/T includes: low rolling resistance