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Hyundai Santa Fe Takes Center Stage

Santa Fe is the latest face of Hyundai in the competitive automotive industry. This developed after the Hyundai Santa Fe together with the Elantra SE joined the lists of Consumer Reports on the listing of the years ‘Best’. The Hyundai Santa Fe for 2008 is actually a redesigned version of the old Hyundai Santa Fe that was first issued in 2001. This was actually redesigned in 2007 and the move to redesign this vehicle proved to be a good move. What the Santa Fe offers is a quite and a roomy interior, excellent paint and finish, optional third seat to name just a few. Based on Consumer Reports test, the Hyundai Santa bested Honda Pilot in its category.

The Santa Fe is available in three trims- the GLS, the SE and the Limited.

The Santa Fe GLS features a 2.7L DOHC V6 engine with dual exhaust outlets and a 5 speed transmission and also available in 4-speed automatic transmission with Shiftronic. Also included in the GLS trim are the Electronic Stability Control or the ESC, the Anti-Lock Braking System and the Traction Control System. Sixteen inches alloy wheels are provided and there is  a tire pressure monitoring system or the TPMS.

The Santa Fe SE trim features a 3.3L DOHC V6 engine and a 5-speed automatic transmission with Shiftronic. Eighteen inches alloy wheels are provided and the trim is provided with an auto-dimming inside mirror that is integrated digital compass. Other features include the fog lights, leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, automatic on/off headlights, steering wheel mounted audio controls, Trip computer, chrome grille surround and the windshield wiper de-icer. The SE series also features the ESC, ABS and the TCS.

The Limited Edition on the other hand features leather seating surfaces and heated front seats. The power seats have lumbar support and there is an automatic temperature control with outside temperature display. A complete listing of the features of the Limited Edition:

  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Heated front seats
  • Power driver seat with power lumbar support
  • Automatic tempertaure control with outside temperature display
  • Homelink Integrated transceiver
  • Chrome accent grille and exterior door/tailgate handles
  • Deluxe metal accent door scuff
  • Rear spoiler
  • Power tilt-and-slide sunroof
  • Infinity Logic 7 CD changer audio system with 10 speakers and 605 watt amp

The complete listing of the features of the GLS, the SE and the Limited can be viewed on the site and the standard features are listed as well.

All in all it can be expected that the Hyundai Santa Fe has that rugged capability and at the same time extending that much-desired style and comfort. This what makes the Santa Fe a mile ahead of its competitors in its segment. And Consumer Reports validated the claim of Hyundai by placing this Hyundai vehicle on its respected list for 2008. Also joining the Hyundai Santa Fe on the list is the Hyundai Elantra SE. The feat that was achieved by these two Hyundai models helped propel Hyundai vehicles as one of the most admired in the sector when it comes to vehicle reliability and dependability.



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