2017 Hyundai Santa Fe – Charlotte, NC
When looking for a 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe in Charlotte, NC it’s important to look for a dealership that has been around for a while. A dealership like Keffer Hyundai, which has been in the area for over 40 years, and has excellence rooted in a tradition of consistently providing customers with great cars. After all, a car like the new Santa Fe needs a dealership that can truly promote the stellar aspects of this vehicle. Aspects such as the bold redesign, and features that put it at the head of its class — like its smooth and powerful performance, smart technology, class-exclusive safety, and generous interior space. The 2017 Santa Fe has everything that a buyer could want out of a mid-size SUV, and then some.
New Design Upgrades Make for a Bold Exterior
The primary reason for the new look is because of an updated Fluidic Sculpture design. This new sculpture gives the Santa Fe its powerful and sleek look, while also providing the perfect basis for an aerodynamic design. The updated Fluidic Sculpture is most noticeable on the rear-end of the Santa Fe, where the new fascia and tail lights have been slimmed down to match the sleek redesign. The rear-end also has a new exhaust design, where the exhaust tips are just barely exposed. This rounds off the sleek design, and further adds to its powerful and sporty look.
Updating the Fluidic Design and exterior features goes beyond giving this SUV a good look; it also has a practical purpose. With the new design the Santa Fe is far more aerodynamic than its predecessor, and the aerodynamics lie at the core of this vehicle’s distinctive style. The improved aerodynamics help reduce wind drag, which greatly contributes to the Santa Fe’s competitive fuel economy.
Features that Put it at the Head of its Class
This great redesign is only one of the major reasons the 2017 Santa Fe is sitting at the head of its class, and there are a few more features worth mentioning.
Smooth and Spirited V6 Performance
This car only comes with one powertrain option and that’s okay. The 3.3-liter V6 engine paired to a six-speed automatic transmission runs smooth as silk, and is the perfect blend of both power and efficiency. This powertrain gives the Santa Fe an effortless flow when it comes to shifting and delivering power to the wheels, and is a refined and fresh outlook on how a mid-size SUV should perform.
Only having one powertrain option allowed Hyundai to focus their energy into making a single great engine, and they were successful. The 3.3-liter V6 is able to put out 290 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque, which is more standard V6 horsepower than some of the more popular vehicles in this class, such as the Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot. Dual continuously variable valve timing and gasoline direct injection ensure that the engine gets the gas immediately when it needs it, and none of it’s going to waste.
This, combined with the SHIFTRONIC technology in the six-sped automatic with an overdrive lock-up torque converter, gives the Santa Fe a surprising amount of fuel economy for an SUV with a V6 in it. The Santa Fe is able to get up to 18 mpg city, 25 mpg highway, and 21 mpg combined. Effectively making it one of the most powerful and fuel-conscious vehicles in its class.
A Generous Amount of Interior Room
The fuel economy is even more impressive when considering it’s a mid-size SUV that has enough space on the inside for seven passengers with plenty of cargo room, as well. The total interior volume of the Santa Fe is 160.1 cubic feet, which is a noticeable difference compared to some of the competition. Even sitting in a Dodge Durango or Toyota Highlander with 151.1 cubic feet and 154.2 cubic feet (respectively) would seem cramped. This total interior space breaks down to 146.6 cubic feet of passenger volume, and 13.5 cubic feet of cargo space with all the seats up. But with the rear, middle, and passenger seat folded down, that cargo space jumps up to a whopping 80.0 cubic feet.
Class-Exclusive Safety and Security
The Santa Fe is sporting some of the latest advancements in safety and security, with features that are class-exclusive. The most impressive of these features — which isn’t available on the majority of vehicles, not just this particular class — is the available Dynamic Bending Light. In the Santa Fe, the lighting system works in unison with the vehicle’s steering system. When the steering wheel is turned, the headlights match it and shift in the same direction. So even when driving around a sharp corner, there is always a full field of view ahead of the car when it’s dark.
Another innovative feature is the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe’s optional electronic parking brake. Gone are the days of stepping on a pedal spaced awkwardly away from the driver. With this car, all that needs to be done is pull a switch located on the center console near the shifter. When the switch is pulled, it sets the parking brake. Then as soon as the gas pedal is stepped-on, it disengages it automatically.
hose are only a couple of the innovative safety technologies on the Santa Fe, and there are many more. Alongside these, it still has airbags, electronic stability control, automatic emergency braking and most of the other typical safety features found on 2016 models. Plus, it has some of the state-of-the-art ones, such as lane departure warning/lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, and a multi-view camera system with a 360-degree view.
The outside wasn’t the only part of the Santa Fe that got upgraded, and this vehicle now has the option of two different touch-screens: the standard and all-new seven-inch color LCD touchscreen, and eight-inch touch-screen navigation system. Both systems allow control of media files, phones, and USB-based devices, but the eight-inch screen can do so much more. Apart from the average device control and media options available on most vehicles, this system can also offer voice-recognition navigation, SiriusXM Travel Link for traffic and weather, and more.
Working in unison with these touch-screens, the enhanced Blue Link Telematics System is available on almost all Santa Fe trims. This is an innovative piece of technology that makes smartphone integration with the operation of the infotainment system even more immersive. With this on board, an array of functions on the Santa Fe can be controlled via smartphone, web, or directly inside the cabin. Some of these functions include Remote Start, Destination Search, and emergency calls at the push of a button.
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Keffer Hyundai: Excellence Rooted in Tradition
A vehicle as prestigious and advanced as the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe needs a dealership with similar qualities — Keffer Hyundai is that dealership. Unlike the Santa Fe however, Keffer Hyundai has been around for over forty years. So while the Santa Fe’s success comes from new and fresh features, Keffer Hyundai’s excellence comes from being rooted in tradition. For generations, Keffer has helped thousands of buyers find high-quality, reliable, and stylish vehicles, which is why we’re so crazy about the Santa Fe – it encompasses everything that we’ve helped consumers find time and time again.
But, providing stellar cars at low prices is only a fraction of Keffer Hyundai’s ambition. Here, our main goal is to treat customers with respect and develop professional, yet friendly relationships. We understand that buying a vehicle is a big deal, and it’s important to know that the dealership is there to help and provide honest and knowledgeable advice. So here we are.