2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Review and Prices
About 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe
The release of the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe offers promising stuffs ahead for the lineup as it heads onto the market in late 2010. But how well will it fair from the previous releases or with its competitors in the market? Make sure to read further below to find out complete details.
The exterior features of the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe will come with a few tweaks as part of Hyundai’s efforts to compete with the Sonata and Tucson models. Some of the most notable changes to this new model are the revised bumper fascia and the new grille. However, some of the feature exterior features from the 2010 model will be carried over to this new one, including the scratch-resistant bumper coating and the 17-inch alloy wheels. When you examine the inside of this vehicle, the same thing can also be said as with the interiors. There are not major changes and standard features like illuminated cupholders, large radio display, USB port and Bluetooth connectivity will still be available. The same goes with the safety features of this vehicle, which will include front and side airbags, ABS braking, Electronic Brake-Force Distribution, Brake Assist, among others.
In terms of performance, this is where the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe will truly be put to the test. The Hyundai powerplant has invested millions of dollars to develop this new model and they are hoping all of that won’t go into waste. The base engine will now be the 2.4-liter four cylinder engine that will replace the current 2.7-liter V6 engine. This one will deliver up to 175 horsepower and 321 lb-ft torque to improve the acceleration performance of this new vehicle model. According to data released by the manufacturer, the acceleration rate for this vehicle is estimated to go from zero to 60 mph within approximately 8.2 seconds, which is a significant improvement from its predecessor, thanks to the engine changes.
The main reason behind the improved acceleration capacity on the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe is the responsiveness of the engine; hence, it will easily propel the vehicle into a standing start. The high performance torque also further contributes to the excellent speed acceleration capacity for this vehicle. In terms of fuel economy, the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe does not disappoint either as it is said to deliver better mileage, although the manufacturer has yet to release the mpg rating on this model.
Pro’s of 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe
*More powerful engine;
*Boost in acceleration capacity;
*Overall better performance;
*Wide array of safety and infotainment features.
Con’s of 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe
*Handling could be a bit harsher than most would desire.
The 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe is expected to offer competitive pricing within its class. Although the manufacturer has yet to release exact pricing information for each model within the range, you can expect to pay no less than $22,000 for the base model.
The Bottom Line
The 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe is still far from perfect. However, all of the cost and effort invested by the company to develop this new model is surely worth it and is evident with the drastic improvement available here to make it a completely worthy purchase.