Sante Fe

by automatically counter-steering if the vehicle pulls to one side. It reacts the same way during sudden lane changes or when cornering.”

As a standard feature, the Santa Fe has four-wheel disc brakes providing an anti-lock braking system. A brake assist provides full stopping power when a panic stop is detected. An Electronic Brake-force Distribution will automaticaly adjust the braking force to the front and rear axles in response to vehicle load conditions.

While we are in the driver’s seat it should be of interest to note that the Santa Fe has three driver selectable power steering modes—comfort, normal and sport settings. Choices can be made via a button mounted on the steering wheel.

Another nice thing is a seat fabric treatment which is standard that provides stain-resistant, anti-odor and anti-static qualities.

Americans like to carry lots of stuff and using their vehicles to do that is not uncommon. That means having sufficient storage space. Besides having plenty of flexible cargo space, there is additional storage space beneath the floor, which allows owners to stow valuable gear out of sight.

The 2013 Santa Fe is a four-door, five-passenger sport utility, available in four trims ranging from the Sport 2.4 FWD to the Sport 2.0T AWD. In the near future a seven-seat arrangement will be offered.

Buyers have a trim choice of the Sport 2.4 liter Front-Wheel-Drive (FWD) with 22/33 mpg; the Sport 2.4

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liter All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) with 21/28 mpg; the Sport 2.OT liter FWD wtih 21/31 mpg and the Sport 2.0T liter AWD with 20/27 mpg. These miles per hour are Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mileage estimates, so it is important to realize that actual mileage may vary.

The 190-horsepower direct injection 2.4 liter four cylinder trim is highly efficient, possessing the highest highway fuel economy (33 mpg) among its competitors. There is also available the 2.0T liter turbocharged four cylinder engine that bears 264 horsepower with an acceptable 31 mpg highway rating.

A six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims.

In typical Hyundai fashion, features abound. Beyond the long list of standard equipment, options include an eight-inch touchscreen navigation system with enhanced voice recognition, a heated steering wheel, panoramic sunroof, automatic dual-zone climate control, a rearview camera, and even heated rear seats.

The Santa Fe offers a variety of audio systems. The standard system is the AM/FM Sirius XM®/CD/MP3 system, but others are available.

Hyundai offers one of the strongest warranties in the car market industry. The first five years the vehicle is eligible for roadside assistance.


or give Stahnke a call at Van Horn Hyundai, (920)-457-3608. Check out the 2013 Santa Fe Sport and do a test drive.