2012 Hyundai Santa Fe  -  $24,050


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $24,050
Base Invoice: $23,153
Destination Charge: $825
Options: $0
Trim: FWD 4dr I4 GLS
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 23 | City: 20 | Hwy: 28
Body Style: FWD 4dr I4 GLS
Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission w/OD
Engine: 2.4L DOHC 16-valve MPI CVVT I4 engine

Pros

Strong yet economical engines; responsive 6-speed automatic; long list of standard features; comfortable interior; just-right size for most families


Model News

After getting a mid-cycle refresh for 2010 highlighted by all-new more powerful and more fuel-efficient engines, the Hyundai Santa Fe carries over to 2012 with only a few minor changes to the features list. The grille has been redesigned slightly, and Venetian Red and Cabo Bronze join the list of available colors. In addition, the GLS models have been fitted with low rolling resistance tires and a leather shift knob is now standard across the line.


Model Highlights

The 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe comes in value-priced GLS, sportier SE, or luxurious Limited trims. GLS models come with a 175-horsepower, 2.4L 4-cylinder engine and SE models step up to a 276-hp, 3.5L V6; Limited models can be had with either engine.

Both the engines offered on the Santa Fe are new designs that put out more power while returning better fuel efficiency than the engines they replaced last year. Both engines feature continuously variable valve timing and a variable intake system. The so-called Theta II 4-cylinder makes 175 hp and gives the Santa Fe respectable acceleration, while it returns an EPA-rated 20 mpg city, 28 highway. The V6 is nearly as fuel-efficient, at 20 mpg city and 26 mpg highway with front-wheel drive, while making 276 horsepower; it gives the Santa Fe a different character, with strong performance either front a standing start, when passing, or with a heavy load. In either case, an in-dash ECO light helps with fuel-efficient driving.

A responsive 6-speed automatic transmission is offered with either engine; all V6s get that automatic while a 6-speed manual gearbox comes standard with the 4-cylinder. An electronically controlled all-wheel drive system helps put the power to the pavement. The system normally sends torque toward the wheels with the best traction but can be locked with a switch to a 50/50 split for some conditions like snow or mud.

The 2012 Santa Fe has a stiff body structure, matched with a carlike suspension layout, with MacPherson struts in front and a multi-link rear setup with stabilizer bars front and rear, to provide crisp handling and a firm but composed ride.

The Santa Fe has a comfortable interior good for four adults on a long trip--or five in a pinch--and there are plenty of cubbies and cupholders, as well as recently upgraded materials and trims. As with most vehicles of this type, the back seats can be folded forward to expand cargo space.

GLS models certainly don't feel stripped-down-- they include keyless entry, air conditioning, roof-rack rails, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, iPod and USB inputs and a 120-watt, 6-speaker sound system with XM satellite radio capability. Bluetooth hands-free calling connectivity is also included on all models. The Santa FE SE includes 18-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, fog lamps, leather-and-cloth upholstery, roof cross rails and body-color mirrors. The top Limited model gets leather seats, heated front seats, a dual-zone climate control system and a HomeLink garage-door opener. A navigation system with XM NavTraffic live traffic updates is available on the Limited. Included on the Limited, but optional on other models is a new Infinity 650-watt Logic 7 Surround Sound system with ten speakers and a subwoofer. V6 models also include a 115-volt AC outlet, and trailer-tow package on V6 models allows a capability of 3,500 pounds.

The Santa Fe also includes, in all models, a very strong set of safety features, including standard side air-curtain bags and side airbags, plus front-seat active head restraints, electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes with brake assist.


Value Writeup

The 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe boasts strong, refined and economical powertrains and a quiet, composed ride, making it an ideal choice as a primary vehicle for families. The Santa Fe can be quite luxuriously equipped, with items like heated leather seats, navigation and premium audio all offered in the Limited, while base GLS models are still well-equipped yet very affordable. Fuel economy is another reason to consider the Santa Fe, even when equipped with the V6.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 MPG

Cruising Range - City
360.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
20 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
23 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
504.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.4L/144

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
169 @ 3750

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.64

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110

Total Cooling System Capacity
9.1 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
108.3 ft³

Front Head Room
40.2 in

Front Leg Room
42.6 in

Front Shoulder Room
59.5 in

Front Hip Room
55.8 in

Second Head Room
39.6 in

Second Leg Room
36.8 in

Second Shoulder Room
58.6 in

Second Hip Room
55.0 in

Wheelbase
106.3 in

Length, Overall
184.1 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
74.4 in

Height, Overall
67.9 in

Track Width, Front
63.6 in

Track Width, Rear
63.8 in

Min Ground Clearance
8.1 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
78.2 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
34.2 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3725 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.87 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.63 in

Front Tire Size
P235/65R17

Rear Tire Size
P235/65R17

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.02

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.4 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.81 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.89 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.0 gal

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Basic Years
5

Basic Miles/km
60,000

Drivetrain Years
10

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
7

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
17.4%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Not Applicable

2.4L DOHC 16-valve MPI CVVT I4 engine

6-speed automatic transmission w/OD -inc: SHIFTRONIC

Front wheel drive

110-amp alternator

Independent McPherson strut front suspension

Independent multi-link rear suspension

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Front/rear disc brakes

17" alloy wheels

P235/65R17 LRR tires

Compact spare tire

Roof rack side rails

Body-color front bumper w/dark gray lower inserts

Body-color grille w/chrome surround

Center high mount stop lamp

Black manual folding pwr heated mirrors w/timer

Solar glass front windows

Rear privacy glass

2-speed variable intermittent front windshield wipers

Intermittent rear windshield wiper

Body-color door handles

AM/FM/XM audio system w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (6) speakers, aux/USB/iPod jacks, 3-month XM subscription

Bluetooth hands-free phone system

Roof mounted micro antenna

Front bucket seats -inc: driver manual lumbar, active head restraints, seat-back pockets

2nd row 60/40 split bench seat -inc: (3) height adjustable head restraints

Cloth seating surfaces

Tilt/telescopic steering wheel -inc: audio & cruise controls

Woodgrain trim

Instrumentation -inc: speedometer, tachometer, coolant temperature, fuel level, odometer, trip odometer, clock

Warning lights -inc: oil pressure, door ajar, airbag, seatbelt, low fuel, trunk lid open, brake, check engine, ABS, TPMS

Trip computer

Pwr windows w/driver auto-up/down

Pwr door & tailgate locks

Remote keyless entry system w/alarm

Cruise control

Remote fuel/hood release

Illuminated glove compartment w/lock

Air conditioning w/cabin air filter

Rear seat heat ducts

Rear window defroster w/timer

Dual front sunvisors -inc: illuminated vanity mirrors, visor extension

(3) aux pwr outlets

Overhead console w/sunglass holder

(3) assist handles

Door pockets w/bottle holders

Front map lights

(2) rear coat hangers

Under cargo floor storage

Jack/tool storage bin

4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) -inc: electronic brake force distribution (EBD), brake assist

Electronic stability control (ESC) w/traction control system (TCS)

Downhill brake control

Transmission shift interlock

Driver & front passenger advanced airbags w/occupant classification system

Front side-impact airbags

Front/rear side curtain airbags w/rollover sensors

Lower anchors & upper tether anchors (LATCH)

Tire pressure monitoring system

 
STANDARD EQUIPMENT PKG 1
$0

 
TWILIGHT BLACK
$0

 
MOONSTONE SILVER
$0

 
SIERRA RED
$0

 
BLACK FOREST GREEN
$0

 
PACIFIC BLUE PEARL
$0

 
MINERAL GRAY
$0

 
CABO BRONZE
$0

 
FROST WHITE PEARL
$0

 
GLACIER WHITE
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
GRAY, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BEIGE, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
FROST WHITE PEARL
$200

 
GLACIER WHITE
$200

 
FIRST AID KIT
$25

 
IPOD CABLE
$35

 
CARGO NET
$50

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$50

 
MUD GUARDS
$100

 
CARGO TRAY
$115

 
CARPETED FLOOR MATS
$125

 
ROOF RACK CROSS RAILS
$195

 
AUTO-DIMMING MIRROR W/HOMELINK & COMPASS
$250

 
REMOTE ENGINE START
$350


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