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.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe side view,white color

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.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe front view, headlights

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 Santa Fe rear angle, tailpipe and taillights

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe trunk

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 Equus interior, back seats

2017 Hyundai Equus interior, lcd screens and back seats

2017 Hyundai Azera Release Date, Review, News

The new 2017 Hyundai Azera tags along a comfortable ride, feature rich interior, serene ride at top speeds, and a conservative design.

Some of the defining attributes for the Azera include a smooth ride, a long warranty coverage, spacious and quiet cabin, a large trunk and a feature galore. Its release date should be expected during the 2nd Q of 2016.

2017 Hyundai Azera exterior, alloy wheels and headlights

Install for you for the 2017 Azera model is a stop-start technology, adaptive cruise control, an automatic vehicle hold function, an electronic parking brake, and mild exterior tweaks.
Not long ago, buying a large sedan felt like purchasing a rental car.

Finally, that is now in the past, thanks to intricately designed and well-appointed vehicles like the new 2017 Hyundai Azera. The vehicle comes with a substantial improvement in many areas including a refreshing style and a sense of appeal, lots of practicality, and lots of functionality.

2017 Hyundai Azera side angle, black color

Sharp creases and lines define the exterior design while the cabin offers a lot of features and technologies that make it an appealing, functional car. Nothing was left to chance when the Azera was designed, and the rental fleet-ish mentality about the new Azera from Hyundai is no more.

Buyers who opt for the base model will also be surprised by the stuff they find there, including a slew of safety features and technologies like rear cross traffic alert and blind-spot warning system. Taking things to a whole new level is the top-rated Azera Limited trim that tacks in adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning system, and frontal collision warning.

2017 Hyundai Azera front view, grille and headlights

Additionally, every Azera comes standard with upscale features like Pandora, Siri Eyes Free, and a navigation system. Moving on, under the hood, buyers should expect a base 3.3L V6 engine that makes moving the large Azera gutsy and confident on the highway.

Some users may find the six-speed automatic transmission a little bit unresponsive but it moves the sedan with effortless smoothness. There is a nice balance between control and comfort, while a cavernous trunk and a rear-and front passenger room means you have enjoyable and comfortable long trips.

2017 Hyundai Azera rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

It is imperative to note that the redesigned 2017 Hyundai Azera competes in its own world, and the competition available is nothing formidable. Some of the rivals include the 2017 Chrysler 300, 2017 Buick LaCrosse, and the 2017 Kia Cadenza.

Available Trims – Hyundai Azera

2017 Hyundai Azera exterior, alloy wheels

The five-passenger full-size 2017 Hyundai Azera sedan is available in two trims: base and the top-of-the-line Limited trims. The 2017 Hyundai Azera Hybrid is reviewed separately.

Exterior Pictures & Interior Brochure – 2017 Hyundai Azera

2017 Hyundai Azera interior, leather seats and gear shift knob

Standard equipment to expect from the base model include automatic climate control (dual-zone), keyless entry and ignition, automatic headlights, 18” alloy wheels, leather upholstery, foglights, 12-way power driver seat, an 8-way power front passenger seat, seat bottom extension, power lumbar adjustment, driver memory settings, blind-spot monitoring, a power adjustable telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a 60/40-split folding capability, a chilled glovebox, ventilated and heated front seats, and heated rear seats. Electronic features include integrated smartphone app, an 8” touchscreen interface, auxiliary audio inputs, a rearview camera, HD and satellite radio, Hyundai’s Blue Link emergency communications, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a 14-speaker sound system, and a rearview camera.

2017 Hyundai Azera front angle, headlights and grille

The top-of-the-line 2017 Hyundai Azera comes equipped with xenon headlights, automatic hold function, LED foglights, 19” alloy wheels, ambient interior lighting, manual side-window sunshades, a panoramic sunroof, an electronic parking brake, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam control, stop-start stability, rear parking sensors, forward collision warning systems, and lane-departure warning system.

2017 Hyundai Azera interior, steering wheel and leather seats

Engine Specs – 2017 Hyundai Azera

A 3.3L V6 engine rated at 293 hp and 255 pounds of torque comes under the hood of the new 2017 Hyundai Azera. A six-speed auto transmission system is the default system, as is the front-wheel drive.

During Edmunds 2017 Hyundai Azera test drive, the Azera was able to sprint from 0-60 mph in just 6.8 seconds.

2017 Hyundai Azera engine

According to Hyundai, the EPA fuel economy ratings for the base model stand at 20/29/23 mpg in the city/highway/combined. On the other hand, the base Azera returns 19/28/22 mpg.

Release Date & 2017 Hyundai Azera Price

Expect the new 2017 Hyundai Azera to go for sale for an MSRP starting from $34,100. As for the release date, expect the vehicle in dealerships during the 2nd Q of 2016.

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2013 Hyundai Azera Reviews, Prices and Specifications in UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt
2013 Hyundai Azera Reviews, Prices and Specifications in UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt

2017 Hyundai Azera trunk

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