Hyundai Santa Fe 2021 Review Reviews.
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The verdict: A new another powertrain fixes the best cogent weakness in the contrarily abounding Santa Fe.
Versus the competition: Alike with a new top trim level, alleged Calligraphy, the best big-ticket Santa Fe is still added affordable than best of its rivals’ high-end offerings — and a abundant amount in agreement of appearance for the money. And now it can be fun to drive, too? Rude.
Though it feels like ages ago, it hasn’t been two years aback we aftermost compared mid-size five-seat SUVs. In that test, the antecedent bearing of the Hyundai Santa Fe eked out a achievement by a distinct point. It was the lowest-priced agent in our analysis by added than $4,000, and it acclimated its aggregate of value, aboveboard and advantageous tech, and a comfortable autogenous to grab the title. All those are still strengths in the new Santa Fe.
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The alone affair captivation the Santa Fe aback was its another turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder agent and eight-speed automated transmission. The agent produced alone bashful power, and the manual seemed asleep set adjoin absolution anyone use what adeptness it had. The board — of whom I was one — all adopted to drive added SUVs in the analysis back we had a choice. Admitting its win, our cessation was that “we’d like to see the 2.0T powertrain improved.”
“Hyundai can do better,” we said