2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Release Date, Specs and Info

Despite the new Hyundai Santa Fe lacking the same attention as some other three-row crossover SUVs, it still manages to come with a unique sense of style and comfort. Its affordable price tag might also be the reason it’ll emerge a favorite in its segment. Expect its release date during the middle of this year.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe front view, alloy wheels, grille

Some of the defining attributes of the new 2017 Santa Fe include an easy-to-use technology interface, a generous list of standard features, an agile V6 engine, a classy cabin, and a lengthy warranty.

The new vehicle is almost an obvious choice for people shopping for a three-row crossover. Though it might lack a name recognition, the new Santa Fe may tip your decision in its favor through various features and technologies it comes with.

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Once you get inside the vehicle, there are lots of things to covet on. First is the cabin space, the vehicle offers more interior space than any other seven-passenger crossover in its segment. The first two rows offer an excellent space for both leg-and headroom. As for the third row, you might find it necessary to keep the young adults there as the space isn’t that favorable for adults which is almost the case for every large crossover irrespective of the nameplate.

That aside, the cabin of the 2017 Santa Fe offers an appealing ambience, simple control layout, and lots of convenience features for your money. You’ll find the touchscreen interface easy-to-use even if you are still in that generation that finds apps a bewilderment.

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Another interesting thing about the vehicle is the standard V6 powerplant. This serene, potent V6 engine provides a laudable acceleration to 60 mph while still keeping those EPA fuel economy ratings on check. However, you might find its rivals offer more power and specs, refinement, and more composure than the Santa Fe.

Before making up your mind, you’ll probably want to explore what the segment offers. Some of the crossovers that will undoubtedly give the Santa Fe a run for its money include the 2017 Toyota Highlander, 2017 Honda Pilot, 2017 Chevy Traverse, 2017 Kia Sorento, and 2017 Ford Flex.

Available Trims – Hyundai Santa Fe

The new 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe will be offered in either six of seven passenger configurations. Both will come in two trims: SE and Limited. The smaller 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and Hybrid are reviewed separately.

Exterior Sport Changes & Interior Sport Review – 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

The redesigned SE comes standard with air-conditioning, foglights, 18” alloy wheels, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, roof rails, cruise control, a 50/50-split flat-folding third row seat, full power accessories, a rear spoiler, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, an eight-way power driver seat, Hyundai’s Blue Link telematics system, a 4.3” touchscreen display, satellite radio, a six-speaker sound system, a rearview camera, a 40/20/40-split sliding and reclining seats, windshield wiper de-icer, a CD player, iPod/USB integration, HD radio, and third-row air vents.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe interior,leatherseats, gear shift knob

The Premium package available as an option tacks in a leather upholstery, manual rear window shades, a four-way power front passenger seat, leather upholstery, a blind-spot monitoring, 19” wheels, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an upgraded gauge cluster, a power liftgate, keyless entry and ignition, automatic climate control (dual-zone), rear-cross traffic alert, and a four-way power front passenger seat.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe dashboard,lcd screen, steering wheel

The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited comes standard with all the contents of the Premium package plus second-row captain’s chairs instead of the second-row bench seat.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe side view, exterior, alloy wheels

The optional Ultimate package comes standard with driver memory settings a 115-V household style power outlet, a panoramic sunroof, heated second-row seats, a navigation system, a heated steering wheel, rear parking sensors, an 8” touchscreen interface, and driver memory settings. This package also nets in a 12-speaker Infiniti sound system, xenon headlights, and a 10-speaker for the SE model, and LED taillights for the Limited models.

Engine Specs – 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

A 3.3L V6 engine rated at 252 pounds of torque and 290 horsepower comes beneath the hood of the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe. The power is transmitted to either the front wheels of the four wheels via the six-speed automatic transmission system.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe engine

The EPA fuel economy ratings for the engine are 18/25/21 mpg in the city/highway/combined for the front wheel drive, and 18/24/20 mpg for the 4 four wheel drive. When fully equipped, its maximum towing capacity stands at 5,000 pounds.

Sport Price & Sport Release Date – 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

Upon its release, the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV will probably cost you an MSRP starting from $30,400. As for the release date, expect the vehicle during the second half of 2016.

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2017 Hyundai Equus Release Date, Review and Info

For consumers who want to break the bank on a full size luxury sedan purchase, the new and redesigned 2017 Hyundai Equus is definitely the perfect choice for them. The vehicle offers the following highlights: an extremely quiet and refined cabin; comfortable seats that offer appealing legroom; a generous list of standard features; expansive rear legroom; a slew of safety features.

For 2017, buyers should look forward to a hands-free trunk and mild exterior and interior tweaks.

2017 Hyundai Equus front angle, grille and headlights

Otherwise, the new Equus returns unchanged. Some of us can remember the surprise that came when Hyundai announced that it could it bring the model to the U.S and many people wondered whether a sedan that has long been associated with SUVs and economical sedans could build a vehicle fit enough to rival the German behemoths like BMW 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

When it did finally come, the Equus proved its worth through offering of an exceptional feature content, a remarkable indulgent, quiet, comfortable, and an affordable price. And five years down the line, the story is still the same.

2017 Hyundai Equus exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

Soft-touch plastics, wood trim, and a creamy leather, and others have enabled the Equus make a footprint on the market dominated by well-known and respected brands.

Additionally, it comes with a feature galore ranging from a navigation system, power rear shade, ventilated front seats to a whopping 17-speaker Lexicon sound system. Other nice features include the rear seat entertainment feature, 360-suround view camera, and several optional packages.

In overall, the Equus seems to have hit the right notes. However, the vehicle unfortunately comes with some lackluster features including a lack of additional engine choices and an all-wheel-drive, a disappointing stopping distance, and a lack of a sophisticated suspension tuning.

2017 Hyundai Equus rear view, taillights and tailpipe

That said, it is only natural that you sample other alternatives that the segment offers. Some of them include the 2017 Kia K900, 2017 Cadillac XTS, and the 2017 Lexus LS.

Available Trims – Hyundai Equus

For 2017, the fresh 2017 Hyundai Equus is available in only two well-equipped trims: base Signature, and the top-of-the-line Ultimate trims.

Interior Concept & Exterior Rendering – 2017 Hyundai Equus

The Signature model long list of features includes LED foglights, automatic wipers, an adjustable air suspension, 19” wheels, front and rear parking sensors, a sunroof, keyless entry and ignition, a windshield wiper de-icer, adaptive bi-xenon headlights, an adjustable air suspension, rear parking sensors, and auto-diming rearview camera.

2017 Hyundai Equus gear shift knob and steering wheel

Interior wise, the Signature trim gets you a 10-way passenger adjustability, a leather upholstery, a power rear sunshade, heated and power-reclining rear seats, auto-dimming rearview camera, driver memory settings, extended leather interior trim, separate rear seat controls, automatic climate control (tri-zone), and a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel.

2017 Hyundai Equus interior, lcd screens and leather seats

Electronic features include Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a blind-spot monitoring system, a lane departure warning system, a 9.2” central display, a 17-speaker Lexicon audio system, Hyundai’s Link telematics system, rear cross traffic alert, a blind-spot monitoring system, and an auxiliary audio input.

2017 Hyundai Equus steering wheel, gear shift knob and dashboard

Opting for the top-rated Ultimate trim gets you a 360-surround view camera, a full LCD instrument panel, a rear seat power lumbar adjustment, a hands-free power trunk lid, rear vanity mirrors, rear seat head-restraint adjustment, and a steering wheel-mounted controller.

Engine Specs – 2017 Hyundai Equus Review

Under the hood of the two trims: Signature and Ultimate, come equipped with a 5.0L V8 engine rated at 429 hp and 376 pounds of torque. A rear wheel drive is the default drive system, as the eight-speed automatic transmission system.

During our own test drive, the redesigned 2017 Hyundai Equus sauntered to 60 mph from standstill in just 5.6 seconds.

According to Hyundai, the Equus returns fuel economy ratings of 15/23/18 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2017 Hyundai Equus engine V8

Safety wise, some of the standard items include rear parking sensors, antilock disc brakes, a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, remote vehicle access, geo-fencing, stolen vehicle recovery, rear-cross traffic alert, lane-departure warning system, and a blind-spot monitor.

Price & 2017 Hyundai Equus Release Date

For those planning to buy the new 2017 Hyundai Equus, you should expect to be set by an around $61,500. As for the release date, expect the vehicle to go for sale during the second half of 2016.

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2017 Hyundai Tucson Release Date and Info

With a peppy and fuel-efficient turbocharged engine, hush ride, adult-friendly backseat, heat-turning exterior style, and advanced safety features galore. The new 2017 Hyundai Tucson will certainly be a favorite in the compact crossover segment. Its date of release should be expected in March 2017, according to various online sources.

2017 Hyundai Tucson front view, blue color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

The Tucson’s redesign is evolutionary as opposed to a revolutionary one as it comes riding on a new platform known as “Fluidic Sculpture 2.0” design language. Don’t bowl over with excitement just yet, the new underpinning is just an outgrowth of the previous one and nothing much has changed inside.

2017 Hyundai Tucson side view, exterior, silver color, alloy wheels

Although the new 2017 Tucson comes with subtle changes riding on the new platform, it will feature a fuel-sipping engine, cutting-edge technology, and spacious interior. Interior wise, adults will find the backseat very convenient as it provides enough leg-and headroom unlike the previous model’s cramped backseat. The cargo volume has also improved.

2017 Hyundai Tucson rear view, taillights, alloy wheels, red color

New features that will be available for the Tucson include frontal collision intervention system, an upgraded 8-inch display, lane-departure warning system, LED headlights, and blind-spot monitoring. Lest you conclude the new Tucson is faultless, there are a few areas which we think should have been addressed better – the SE comes with a lackluster engine, middling interior materials quality, and most upscale features are either offered on the Limited trim or are offered for an extra.

2017 Hyundai Tucson front view, auto show, exterior, headlights and grille

If you can’t live with that there is a plethora of alternatives to choose from. They include Hyundai’s own 2017 Santa Fe, 2017 Toyota RAV4, 2017 Mazda CX-3, 2017 Ford Escape, 2017 Honda CR-V, and the 2017 Honda HR-V. The 2017 Hyundai Tucson is, nonetheless, a compelling crossover that’s more revolutionary than you might think.

Trims Available – Hyundai Tucson

Four trims are available for the 2017 Hyundai Tucson: SE, Eco, Sport, and the Limited trim.

Interior Colors & Exterior Review – 2017 Hyundai Tucson

The base SE trim offers stain-resistant cloth upholstery, LED headlight accents, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a 5-inch touchscreen interface, air-conditioning, heated mirrors, a six-speaker premium sound system, a height-adjustable driver seat, privacy glass, an auxiliary audio jack, a USB port, a rearview camera, a 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, a rear spoiler, a trip computer, heated mirrors, and full power accessories.

2017 Hyundai Tucson steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard, gear shift knob

The Eco trim further adds an eight-way power driver seat, LED daytime running lights, roof rails, foglights, and a 1.6L turbocharged engine.

Upgrading to the Sport trim gets you a slew of safety features, a hands-free power liftgate, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless ignition and entry, and 19-inch wheels.

2017 Hyundai Tucson interior, front and rear leather seats

At the pinnacle of the trim ladder is the Limited trim which throws in rear air vents, Hyundai’s Blue Link telematics, an eight-speaker audio system, a navigation system, an eight-inch touchscreen display, leather upholstery, upgraded interior trim, additional soft-touch surfaces, automatic climate control (dual-zone), an auto-dimming rearview mirrors, upgraded interior trim, and a slew of safety features.

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Some of the features available for the top-rated trim can also be equipped on the lower trims such as adaptive xenon headlights, lane-departure warning system, automatic braking, forward collision warning, heated rear seats, rear parking sensors, a color trip computer, an upgraded gauge cluster, and a panoramic sunroof/moonroof.

2017 Hyundai Tucson Engine Specs

Beneath the hood of the SE trim is a four-cylinder 2.0L engine rated at 164 hp and 151 lbs. ft. of torque. The power is then forwarded to either the standard front wheel drive of the optional all-wheel drive via the engine-mated six-speed automatic transmission system.

According to EPA statistics, the all-wheel drive model should be able to return 26/21/23 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 31/23/26 mpg with the front-wheel drive system.

2017 Hyundai Tucson engine

Generating 175 horsepower and 195 lbs. ft. of torque is a four-cylinder turbocharged 1.6L engine that comes under the hood of the Eco, Sport, and Limited trims. Transmitting the power to either the FWD or the optional AWD here is the seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission system.

With the front-wheel drive, EPA estimates for the 1.6L stand at 33/26/29 mpg, and 31/25/27 mpg with the all-wheel drive.

2017 Hyundai Tucson Price & Release Date

March 2017 is the expected release date of the new 2017 Hyundai Tucson at least according to online sources. Planning to buy the 2017 Tucson? Well, the asking price will start at $22,700.  Check back for important details about its towing capacity and 0-60 mph acceleration, as they were unavailable at the time of this writing.

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