2016 Hyundai Santa Fe

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe will come with some minor changes. The production of this mid-size crossover originally started back in 2000, and up until now it changed three generations. Last one, third started back in 2013, and South Korean producer prepared mid-cycle refreshment for the 2016 model year. Changes will not be massive but will be noticeable, mainly related to exterior and interior of the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe.

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Front

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe changes

Exterior changes are more or less typical for this type of refreshment. Mid-cycle facelifts usually bring same changes, and Hyundai is no exception. Front bumpers, lighting system and grill are the main target for these revisions. Hyundai’s 2016 Santa Fe test mule was spotted on the streets, so we had a chance to look at some changes that will be presented latter on. Front grill is slightly reshaped, but it is not substantially changed. Headlights and taillights feature also some styling refreshment in their shape and technology. Bumpers are also slightly remodeled, but due to heavy camouflage it is ungrateful to speak about any details.

Inside, new Hyundai Santa Fe, will have upgraded materials, and some additional features, but there will not be any massive design changes. Already luxurious, Hyundai really had very little to change when it comes to Santa Fe interior.

Trims remain the same, so 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe still comes available in GLS and Limited versions. Changes will be the same for both versions of Santa Fe with five- and seven-seat.

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Rear

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe engines and mpg

Under the hood of the latest, 2016 Santa Fe things are unchanged. Base and only engine available is a 3.3-liter V6 capable to produce 290 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm and 252 lb-ft of torque @ 5,200 rpm. Standard and only transmission is 6-speed automatic. Both front- and all-wheel drive is available.

2016 Santa Fe fuel economy is rated at 18 mpg – City, 21 mpg – Combined and 25 mpg – Highway with front-wheel drive, and 18 mpg – City, 20 mpg – Combined, 24 mpg – Highway with all-wheel drive.

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Side

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe competition

Although Hyundai Santa Fe offers only one engine, it is capable to deliver more than power than its closest competitors, such as Nissan Pathfinder, Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander.

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe price and release

Starting price will stay the same, with possibility for a small, non-essential increase. Its price will range between $30,000 (base price for GLS) and $34,000 (base for Limited). Release is expected during the summer next year, and Hyundai still keeps things secret, whether new Santa Fe will carry 2015 or 2016MY badge on.

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