Hyundai is keeping it simple: the larger of the two Hyundai 2013 Santa Fe models is refereed to as the 6/7 passenger model or the LWB (long wheel base). That may seem like the larger 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe is simply longer, but that would be wrong. The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe 6/7 passenger model has a 290-hp 3.3-liter direct injection DOHC 24-valve V6 engine – standard.
The regular 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe has a 190 horsepower, 2.4-liter, four cylinder engine as a base power-plant with a potent 264 hp, turbocharged four-cylinder engine as an option. All of the power-plants are connected to a six-speed automatic transmission.
A longer wheelbase (about four-inches) with a longer body (by about nine-inches) makes the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe LWB’s interior larger. Interior room expands 38.6 cubic feet to a total of 146.6 and cargo area expansion by 16.7 cu-ft for a maximum of 160 cu-ft of cargo space. All of those numbers are highly competitive with vehicles like the Mazda CX-9 and GMC Acadia.
Hyundai has added many options and standard features to the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe including:
- In-house six-speed automatic transmission
- 12-speaker Infinity Logic 7® surround sound audio system (550-watts)
- Hyundai’s first application of Active Cornering Control AWD for outstanding CUV driving dynamics
- Segment first Driver Selectable Steering Mode (DSSM)
- Seven standard airbags – includes driver’s knee airbag
- Panoramic sunroof
- Heated steering wheel
- Heated rear seats and manual rear side window sunshades
- Power driver seat with four-way lumbar control and front passenger seats
- Sliding and reclining second row seating with 40:20:40 folding seat back
- Standard Blue Link – safety, service and infotainment telematics system
- 4.3-inch touchscreen audio display with rearview camera
- Third generation navigation and audio multimedia systems with an available eight-inch touchscreen display
- 12-speaker Infinity Logic 7® surround sound audio system (550-watts)” – – Hyundai Media
We reviewed the regular Hyundai Santa Fe on and off road which you can see (here).
Check out this video, supplied by Hyundai, that shows the 2013 Hyundai Sana Fe in motion.
Looks good – no?