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2017 Hyundai Santa Fe XL

Trim: Luxury
by Bakerman on 06-14-2020
Bang For Your Buck
Best in it's class for reliability, safety, power to weight ratio and feature content. Hyundai is in the top 3 of JD Power's Initial Quality study. The XL has the 290 HP 3.3L V6 engine with 252 ft-lbs of torque making it quick off the line. Quicker than the Palisade. 5000 lb towing capacity. Great handling and the solid 6 speed tranny is tried and true compared to Toyota's new but problematic 8 speed. Door handles do seem a bit cheap. Shifting P,R,N,D could be smoother. Fuel econ not that great. Hyundai's Shiftronic in Sport Mode is a real game changer for me. I have the AWD Luxury trim level which is more than enough to meet my driving needs. Best features: 1. Hands free power tailgate without all the foot waving. 2. Up-to-date tech (Android Auto and Apple CarPlay) and large touch screen display. 3. Built in sun screens on the second row windows. 4. Large open pano roof. 5. Cold 3rd row AC. 6. Pull levers to fold down 2nd row seats. 7. Cool exterior design. 8. Keyless entry/comfort access with push button start. 9. Large storage bin under the cargo area floor. I keep an air pump, blanket, windshield sun reflector, my set of owner's manuals and more. 10.My wife's favourite is the ceiling mounted sunglasses compartment. 11. More interior volume than the Highlander, Durango and CX-9. 12. Loads of leg room and wide footwells. The Santa Fe XL is a no-nonsense vehicle which offer best value for your money and it's fun to drive.
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