Hyundai is a South Korean multinational automotive giant headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. The brand’s product portfolio is extensive and diverse, with each segment of the automotive industry getting a taste of the automaker’s exquisite technological achievement. The brand owns 33.8% of the shares in the famous Kia Corporation. It is also the full owner of its luxury car subsidiary Genesis Motor and the electric vehicle sub-brand Ioniq.
Hyundai’s contributions to the competitive SUV segment include the Palisade, Tucson, and even the Veracruz. Still, the latest version of the Santa Fe SUV has caused quite a stir in the industry. Competition for this segment is fierce, but the ultra-safe Santa Fe 2022 appears to be taking the crown as the ultimate family-friendly SUV for the masses. In fact, Hyundais 2022 Santa Fe was recently awarded the highest safety rating, TSP +, by the IIHS, also known as the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Santa Fe has been around since 2000. The SUV has matured significantly in the overall package. The 2022 version of this popular SUV offers the highest level of safety and ease of use. The SUV is pretty beautiful both inside and out and could be the best choice in its segment.
The stylish exterior of the Santa Fe
The Sante Fe has seen various facelifts over its lifecycle, but the latest iteration of this family-friendly SUV impresses the most. The chic exterior sports a redesigned front grille that blends in perfectly with the updated, stylish headlight setup, and the unique T-shaped daytime running lights combined with the lavish use of chrome over the updated front bumper just accentuates the overall beautiful front end of this SUV.
The rear of the SUV also hosts subtle updates that together make a significant contribution to the overall design of this machine. Updated styling elements include a center light bar that runs across the tailgate and connects the taillights and an updated curved rear bumper. The attractive taillights now have an updated housing unit, and the completely new wheels also do their part to further emphasize the imposing presence of the stylish SUV.
The feature-rich interior of the Santa Fe
The interior of Santa Fe is a perfect blend of quality and functionality. The cabin now has a 12.3-inch touchscreen system and an updated center console that is pleasant to look at, and the inclusion of buttons for gear selection only adds to the premium in-cabin experience. The interior layout is driver-oriented, and the spaciousness of the cabin promotes a family-friendly environment.
The build quality around the interior of this SUV is exquisite, with the use of durable, high quality materials and metal trim and bezels that blend into a premium interior setup. The comfortable seat configuration in conjunction with user-friendly functions such as heated front and rear seats, two-zone automatic air conditioning and even wireless charging make the driving experience in this SUV almost flawless.
In addition, the basic variants of this SUV receive an 8-inch infotainment screen in conjunction with a 4.3-inch digital instrument with functions such as Apple Carplay and Android Auto, Bluetooth audio streaming and even an HD radio as standard, which means the Santa Fe is impressive value for the masses.
The 2022 Santa Fe powertrain variant
The variety of engine options for the Santa Fe includes both a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid system. The Santa Fe’s hybrid power grinder has a 1.6-liter, 4-cylinder, turbocharged engine. With the help of a 12.4 kWh battery pack, the combined output of the hybrid Santa Fe is an impressive 260 hp with a purely electric range of 50 km.
The stock power grinder on the Santa Fe is a 2.5-liter in-line four-cylinder that produces a respectable 191 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque, and can get the Santa Fe up to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds to a top speed of 127 mph. The performance is by no means exciting, but it manages to do the job rather dignified.
The need for extra momentum is also continued with the provision of a more powerful 2.5 liter turbo engine that develops 281 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque for 6 seconds, up to a top speed of 130 mph.
The grunt of these two motorcycles is managed by an 8-speed gearbox, with front-wheel drive being standard and all-wheel drive being offered as an option. The performance of the Santa Fe is appropriate and its outstanding driving characteristics in connection with its almost perfect noise insulation help to underline its family-friendly character once again.
An unmatched level of security and top rating
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Santa Fe’s calling card is its first-class level of security. This factor is essential for a family-friendly SUV, and the Santa Fe is in a league of its own in that regard. With the 2021 iteration of the Santa Fe receiving the prestigious “TOP SAFETY PICK +” award from the IIHS, the 2022 version of the Santa Fe appears to be the ultimate family-oriented SUV in its segment.
The SUV also has a combination of features that create confidence. Features such as collision warning and automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go technology and even lane departure warning with lane departure warning make the Santa Fe one of the safest offers in its segment.
With prices for the 2022 iteration of the Santa Fe starting at $ 28,385. This SUV seems to be the ultimate value for money in its segment. The Santa Fe impresses with its outstanding workmanship, good driving dynamics and, of course, unsurpassed safety, which make it a worthy competitor in the family-oriented SUV segment.
The 2022 iteration of the Hyundai Santa Fe ticks all the right boxes. Its stylish exterior design, the exquisite workmanship of the interior, the extensive list of functions and the highest level of security underline its family-friendly personality and make it one of the most intelligent acquisitions in the segment. The SUV manages to do justice to suitability for everyday use with a stylish personality, and its high-quality, yet user-friendly interior layout only accentuates the experience in the cabin for its occupants. With various drive options on offer, this SUV seems to be conquering the crown of the “ultimate” all-rounder in its segment.
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