The famous crossover receives some big novelties for this year and its long wheelbase version 2017 Hyundai Grand Santa Fe also receives them. The famous crossover is present for more than 16 years. Original model came in 2000, while the current version is in the third generation. The third-generation model came in 2012. With all those significant changes, it quickly became one of the key competitors on the market. However, the company decided to expand its offer, so there is also a long-wheelbase version in the offer. This model features three rows of seats and it is available in many markets around the world. After four years of production, the company decided to introduce some fresh things. So, this mid-cycle update brings various novelties, especially in terms of exterior look. Besides new styling, there are also new things inside, in terms of standard features. Engine lineup remains the same.
2017 Hyundai Grand Santa Fe changes
The 2017 Hyundai Grand Santa Fe comes with several nice changes for this year. The company did a mid-cycle refresh, which includes various modifications. Most of them are visual. When it comes to base design characteristics, things remained the same. Popular crossover continues to ride on the same architecture and features pretty much same shape. Compared to the 5-seat model, it features a longer wheelbase, which provides more space inside. So, three rows of seats are standard. As we already mentioned, there are some visual updates for the 2017 Grand Santa Fe. The new model now completely follows the latest design language of the brand. It comes with completely new headlights and a modified grille. There are also new details on the rear end of the car. When it comes to the interior design, we didn’t see some bigger changes in design, but there is a full load of features.
2017 Hyundai Grand Santa Fe interior features
Although we didn’t see some in terms of design inside the crossover, 2017 Hyundai Grand Santa Fe will have plenty to offer. There are total three trim levels in the offer. The base SE model comes with standard features like dual-zone climate control, 7-inch touchscreen, 6-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, smartphone integration and many others. A mid-range SE Ultimate adds several nice standard features. For example, there is leather upholstery, a panorama sunroof, heated seats, 3rd-row USB outlets, leather-wrapped steering wheel, larger 8-inch touchscreen etc. Finally, there is a Limited Ultimate trim, which offers a second-row captain’s chairs and seating capacity for six passengers. The 2017 Hyundai Grand Santa Fe also comes with a whole bunch of standard and optional features. There is also an advanced system like smart cruise control, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, lane change assist etc.
2017 Hyundai Grand Santa Fe engines
When it comes to the powertrain, 2017 Hyundai Grand Santa Fe comes with three engines in the offer. Depending on the market, there are two V6 gasoline units or one diesel engine. There is a familiar 3.3-liter gasoline V6 engine, which comes in two output configuration, depending on the market. There is a version with 270 that is available internationally, while a more powerful version with 286 horsepower is available in North America. Besides this proven unit, there is also a 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel engine, which is available in markets like Europe etc. This unit is good for about 190 horses but has significantly better fuel economy. In North America, this model comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission. In other parts of the world, there is also a 6-speed manual gearbox in the offer.
2017 Hyundai Grand Santa Fe price and competition
When it comes to the price, things remained pretty much the same. The base SE model goes around 30.000 dollars, while the top Limited Ultimate goes around 39.500 dollars. Competition in this segment is pretty tough. There are models like Honda Pilot, VW Atlas, Mazda CX-9, Chevrolet Traverse, Toyota Highlander etc.