2013 Hyundai Santa Fe
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe. Click image to enlarge
Preview: 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe
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Markham, Ontario – Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. has announced that the all-new 5-passenger 2013 Santa Fe will carry the same starting price as its predecessor when it arrives in dealerships next month. Priced from $26,499, the 2013 Santa Fe will initially be launched in 5-passenger format propelled by a pair of powerful but efficient Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) four-cylinder engines. All 5-passenger Santa Fe models will be designated “Sport” to differentiate them from a long-wheelbase 7-passenger model powered by a 3.3-litre GDI V6 engine which will follow in early 2013.

The 5-passenger 2013 Santa Fe Sport features three trim levels for each of the two available engines. Propelled by a 2.4-litre GDI four-cylinder engine producing 190 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque, the Santa Fe Sport 2.4 comes equipped with a wide range of standard features including a six-speed automatic transmission, 17-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, air conditioning, Bluetooth, Hyundai’s Driver Selectable Steering Mode (DSSM) system, seven airbags, and factory-installed trailer pre-wiring, to name just a few. For $28,299, buyers can select the 2.4 Premium model to add a 12-way power driver’s seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob, heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, rear door blinds, rear park assist sensors, and more. An advanced active All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system with Active Cornering Control (ACC) can be selected as a $2,000 option. The $33,899 2.4 Luxury model includes standard AWD and adds features such as leather seating, power passenger seat, panoramic sunroof, rear-view camera, HID headlights, and sliding second row seats.

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe. Click image to enlarge

The 2013 Santa Fe Sport is also available with a powerful 2.0-litre turbocharged GDI engine producing 264 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. Starting at $30,499, the 2.0T Premium model includes all equipment from the 2.4 Premium and adds proximity keyless entry with push-button ignition, a transmission cooler, and a supervision gauge cluster with high-resolution TFT LCD display. Advanced active AWD with ACC is available as a $2,000 option. The $35,299 2.0T SE model comes standard with AWD  and adds features including 19-inch alloy wheels, leather seating, panoramic sunroof, Infinity premium audio system, and rear-view camera, among others. For $38,499, the range-topping 2.0T Limited incorporates an 8-inch touch-screen navigation system, HID headlights, ventilated front seats, a power-adjustable passenger seat, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror with HomeLink, and more.

Highlights For 2013 Santa Fe Sport

Bold new “Fluidic Sculpture” styling

All four-cylinder engine lineup for the 5-passenger Santa Fe Sport

Theta II 2.4-litre Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engine:

  • 190 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque
  • 9.5 L/100 km City, 6.0 L/100 km Highway (FWD)
  • 15 more horsepower and 12 lb-ft more torque, 12% better fuel economy than outgoing 2.4-litre engine

High-output Theta II 2.0-litre turbocharged GDI engine:

  • 264 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque
  • 9.8 L/100 km City, 6.4 L/100 km Highway (FWD)
  • Increase of 21 lb-ft of torque, fuel economy improved by 8% as compared to previous 3.5-litre V6 engine

In-house 6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® manual mode

Driver Selectable Steering Mode (DSSM) system

Advanced All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system with Active Cornering Control (ACC)

Full range of sophisticated safety equipment:

  • Seven airbags including driver’s knee airbag
  • VSM, ESC, TCS, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist
  • Downhill Brake Control (DBC) and Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)

Sliding second row seating with 40:20:40 folding seat back

Heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats

Panoramic sunroof

Rear-view camera with rear park assist sensors

Third-generation navigation and audio multimedia systems with available eight-inch touchscreen display

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Price list
Trim Trans. Price
2.4 FWD 6AT $26,499
2.4 Premium FWD 6AT $28,299
2.4 Premium  AWD 6AT $30,299
2.4 Luxury AWD 6AT $33,899
2.0T Premium FWD 6AT $30,499
2.0T Premium AWD 6AT $32,499
2.0T SE AWD 6AT $35,299
2.0T Limited AWD 6AT $38,499


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