Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4 GDI Review
For the faithful

Story and Photos by Alvan Sio
21 Oct 2015
 

Introduction

I recently claimed that a big 4x4 is a bit useless when I reviewed the BMW X5. Happily however, I got my hands on the latest Hyundai Santa Fe and was rather excited to see if I might have spoken too soon.

Having always been a sedan/ coupe kind of guy, I never really saw the appeal of a big SUV especially since the handling inevitably suffers. Sure, you get loads of space and the awesome road presence that makes the car feel every bit worth the well-over-hundred-grand bomb you just loaded yourself with, but I tend to find myself in doubt about the heft of the thing.

In short, having driven two large SUVs back to back, I won’t say that I’m a convert; rather I’ve decided that size, can really matter in quite a big way.


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Engine

Engine Capacity 2359cc
Engine Type Inline 4
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Bore x Stroke (88 x 97)mm
Power 192bhp @ 6300rpm
Torque 242Nm @ 4250rpm
Power to Weight 111.8 bhp per ton

Performance

Acceleration 10.8s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 190 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 8.9 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 6 -speed Auto
Drive Type F4
Steering Hydraulic

Measurements

Body Type SUV
Dimension
(L x W x H)
(4690 x 1880 x 1680) mm
Wheelbase 2700 mm
Kerb Weight 1718 kg
Boot Capacity 1680 L
Fuel Tank Capacity 64 L

Brakes

Brakes (Front) Ventilated Discs
Brakes (Rear) Discs