With a price range from $ 21,845 to $ 30,845, Hyundai Santa Fe was introduced for the first time in 2001. The first model had lumpy styling, heavy engines that’s why competitors like Ford Escape, Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 were more appreciated.
Six years later a new Santa Fe was launched by Hyundai manufacturer. This time the transformation was stunning. The large SUV offers fresh looks, a cool interior, excellent build quality and two powerful engines with a modern transmission.
The first major freshening of the Santa Fe was launched in 2010 when the vehicle received a new 2.4-liter inline-four and a better fuel economy. The interior, exterior, and wheels also were refreshed.
For the 2011 model only minor changes took place. Last year’s new engines, the 2.4-liter four and 3.5-liter six, return. Also carrying over are the new wheels, front fascia, and new interior. The only changes: the GLS Premium Package is no longer available and several color options have been updated.
The Santa Fe is a modern-looking, attractive crossover that received a minor refresh last year, with new wheels, grille, front bumper and taillights. New shades of silver, white, red, gray, and brown are new for 2011.
Last year’s Santa Fe upgrades carry over: a touch-screen navigation system with rear-view camera and XM Traffic are available, leather and cloth seats have been refined, Bluetooth and steering wheel audio controls are standard on all three models.