What Makes the Hyundai Santa Fe So Versatile

The Hyundai Santa Fe is a full-size SUV that’s ready to do it all. Whether you’re towing a trailer for work, taking a child to college or going on vacation with the family, the Santa Fe has plenty of power and room to meet your needs. Here’s a look at some of the features that make this SUV so versatile.




An Engine and Chassis Capable of Towing


The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe is capably equipped with a V6 D-CVVT engine that delivers 290 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque. It’s not the engine alone that makes the Santa Fe so capable, though.


Unlike many crossovers, the Santa Fe isn’t built on a car chassis. Instead, it’s constructed on a true SUV/truck chassis that’s one solid piece. This may not seem exciting, but it’s the chassis that lets drivers take full advantage of the engine’s power -- and tow 5,000 pounds.


While there may be other crossovers and SUVs with similar engine stats, many of the models available don’t have the towing capacity of the Santa Fe.


All-Wheel Drive is Available


All-wheel drive doesn’t come standard on the Hyundai Santa Fe, but it’s available for drivers who want the added traction. All three trims of the Santa Fe can be equipped with AWD.


All-wheel drive doesn't come standard because not all drivers need it. If you’re pulling boats up slippery ramps, going off-road or driving on Chicago’s wintery streets, however, four-wheel traction has obvious benefits.


Three-Row Room for Everyone and Everything


As Hyundai’s only three-row SUV, the Santa Fe is the largest vehicle Hyundai makes. Its three rows of seating provide space for up to seven people, and there’s plenty of cargo room. With all seats up and taken, the cargo space is 13.5 cubic feet. The third-row seat can be taken down to get 40.9 cubic feet, and taking down all back seats provides 80.0 cubic feet of space.


The different configurations create multiple ways that the Santa Fe can be used. Put all the seats up, and take the family on vacation or basketball team out for ice cream. Put the rear seats down, and you’ll have space for a couch or building supplies. Leave just the second row up, and use the seats and cargo room however you need to.


(When not quite as much seating is needed, the second-row bench seat is replaced with captain’s chairs on the Limited Ultimate trim.)


Tech Features for Drivers and Passengers


Inside, the cabin of the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe is filled with standard and available technology. Multiple Blue Link services come complimentary for three years with any new Santa Fe, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are included on all trims. An available Infinity premium audio system is available, as is a third-row USB connection and cargo-area 115-volt power outlet.


In addition to these, the Santa Fe can also be equipped with:

  • an 8-inch touchscreen navigation system
  • heated front seats, second-row seats and steering wheel
  • a suite of driver-assist features

The available driver-assist features include smart cruise control, rear cross-traffic alert, blind spot detection, a multi-view camera system and more.


See the Hyundai Santa Fe


To see how the Hyundai Santa Fe would fit into your life, make the short drive from Des Plaines, Berwyn or Cicero to McGrath City Hyundai at 6750 W. Grand Ave., Chicago. As the Chicago area’s premier Hyundai dealer, McGrath City Hyundai has a number of new 2018 Hyundai Santa Fes and previous years’ Santa Fes in stock. Come test drive them, and you’ll see how much this SUV can do.

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