LOS ANGELES, California – The production version of the new three-row, six/seven-passenger Santa Fe XL made its world debut today at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, joining the 215 millimetre shorter two-row, five-passenger Santa Fe which has been on sale since August. The all-new Santa Fe XL features a high-output Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) V6 engine and a host of features providing exceptional functionality, versatility, and comfort. Pricing will be announced closer to the vehicle’s on-sale date in early 2013.

▪ Bold “Fluidic Sculpture” styling
▪ Lambda II 3.3-litre GDI V6 engine
– 290 horsepower, 252 lb-ft of torque
– 2,268 kg (5,000 lb) maximum towing capacity
– The only mid-size CUV with standard Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)
▪ 6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® manual mode
▪ 215 mm longer than the 5-passenger Santa Fe
▪ Driver Selectable Steering Mode (DSSM) system
▪ Advanced All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system with Active Cornering Control (ACC)
▪ Seven airbags including driver’s knee airbag
▪ Long list of available premium features
– Heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats, ventilated front seats
– Power-adjustable front seats with Integrated Memory System (IMS)
– Panoramic sunroof
– Power liftgate
▪ Seven-passenger seating with 40:20:40 split-folding, sliding, and reclining second-row bench seat or six-passenger seating with second row captain’s chairs
▪ 50:50 flat folding third row seats
▪ 145 kg lighter than the outgoing Veracruz, 108 kg lighter than the all-new Nissan Pathfinder

Hyundai designers crafted the two-row Santa Fe and three-row Santa Fe XL together, with the signature differentiating element being the side window shape. The larger Santa Fe XL features a shape that highlights the increased passenger and cargo room behind the third-row seat. Santa Fe XL also features its own bodyside character lines from the B-pillar back, a unique grille design, new alloy wheels, dual chrome asymmetrical exhaust outlets integrated into the rear bumper, and a flush-mounted tow hitch design.


Santa Fe XL


V6 engine 3.3L GDI 3.5L MPI 3.5L MPI 3.5L MPI
Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 6,400 270 @ 6,200 260 @ 6,400 250 @ 5,700
Torque @ RPM (lb-ft) 252 @ 5,200 248 @ 4,700 240 @ 4,400 253 @ 4,800
Specific output (Horsepower per litre) 87.9 77.1 74.3 71.4
Base curb weight (kg) 1,790 1,895 1,898 1,956
Power-to-weight ratio (kg/horsepower) 6.17 7.02 7.30 7.82
Towing capacity (kg) 2,268 2,268 2,268 1,590

All Santa Fe models come equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® manual mode that can adapt quickly to deliver smooth shifts and fuel efficient operation throughout the rev range. An automatic transmission warmer is included to keep the transmission fluid at optimal temperature, improving real-world fuel economy. Additionally, all models feature an ActiveECO system that modifies engine and transmission control to smooth out throttle response and increase real-world fuel economy by five to seven percent.

The Santa Fe XL rides on a 2,800 millimetre wheelbase, 100 millimetres longer than that of the five-passenger Santa Fe. Other key dimensional differences are found throughout.

2013 Santa Fe (5-passenger)
2013 Santa Fe XL
Wheelbase (mm) 2,700 2,800
Overall length (mm) 4,690 4,905
Overall width – without mirrors (mm) 1,880 1,885
Overall height – including roof rails (mm) 1,680 1,700
Passenger volume 3,058 4,151
Total interior volume 4,058 4,531


Source: Hyundai

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