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    Thread: Hyundai prices 2013 Santa Fe Sport from $24,450

    1. Senior Member Mazda 3s's Avatar
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      08-06-2012 08:03 PM #1






      Hyundai has released pricing information for its new five-passenger 2013 Santa Fe Sport, and those the least-expensive way to get your hands on one will cost you $24,450 – but don't forget to add in $825 for destination to any Santa Fe model. For those keeping track, the 2012 Santa Fe starts at $23,225.

      Opting for all-wheel drive will bring the sticker to $26,200 if you're willing to stick with the base 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine offering 190 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. Check the box for the 2.0-liter turbo mill and you'll be met with a $27,700 sticker with front-wheel drive or $29,450 with AWD.

      Want to pimp your ride with a leather interior with power seats (heated in the front and rear), rear-view camera, navigation screen with eight-inch screen and a panoramic sunroof? Be prepared to add $6,600 to the price of whichever model you've got your heart set on. That means a fully loaded Santa Fe with the turbocharged engine and all-wheel drive will go for over $36,000.

      We're still waiting for pricing details on the seven-passenger version of the Santa Fe, but we assume it will run a bit higher than this five-passenger Sport model.
      http://www.autoblog.com/2012/08/06/h...t-from-24-450/




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      08-06-2012 08:11 PM #2
      No V6 in the "Sport" model. Why?
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    3. 08-06-2012 08:11 PM #3
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      08-06-2012 08:20 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by VarianceVQ View Post
      No V6 in the "Sport" model. Why?
      Because it has the same turbo four as the Sonata developing over 260hp. The LWB Santa Fe gets a DI 3.3 V6 I think.
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      08-06-2012 08:36 PM #5
      Ford's got a problem on their hands as far as the next Edge goes, they'll likely not be able to match the style/features for the price of the SF. Another serious player in Hyundai/Kia's "upscale for the price" product line, I'm sure these things will be all over the roads.
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      08-06-2012 08:40 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post
      Because it has the same turbo four as the Sonata developing over 260hp. The LWB Santa Fe gets a DI 3.3 V6 I think.
      Yes, and the V6 has 290hp. The "Sport" would be sportier with that.
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      08-06-2012 08:46 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by VarianceVQ View Post
      Yes, and the V6 has 290hp. The "Sport" would be sportier with that.
      Don't you know, Turbo means SPORT!!!!!!1111ONEONE

      That being said, I think the Sport is supposed to be pretty light for its class, so the turbo should do just fine and return decent fuel economy.
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      08-06-2012 09:03 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by VarianceVQ View Post
      No V6 in the "Sport" model. Why?
      Quote Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post
      Because it has the same turbo four as the Sonata developing over 260hp. The LWB Santa Fe gets a DI 3.3 V6 I think.
      Quote Originally Posted by VarianceVQ View Post
      Yes, and the V6 has 290hp. The "Sport" would be sportier with that.
      This isn't the first time "Sport" has meant "smaller version." See Outback Sport, Outlander Sport, Montero Sport.

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      08-06-2012 10:11 PM #9
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      08-06-2012 10:43 PM #12
      I think this is the least ugly hyundai design so far, but still looks a little overdone/overstyled

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      That D-pillar looks ridiculously stupid. What's wrong with having side windows in the cargo area?

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      08-07-2012 01:08 AM #15
      Good grief. My dad's 2007 with AWD and V6 was just over $20,000 if I remember right. Gas mileage and interior are complete ass, so hopefully those factors improved for the fewer pistons and advanced price.

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      08-07-2012 01:43 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Oliver@triplezoom View Post
      That D-pillar looks ridiculously stupid. What's wrong with having side windows in the cargo area?
      Because cargo needs to see out the window? It may hinder blind spot visibility but styling sells. To me, this beats the Veloster and Sonata and joins the Accent in styling success.
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    17. 08-07-2012 03:28 AM #17
      I must be in the minority, because this is by FAR my least favorite of the new Hyundais.

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      08-07-2012 07:03 AM #18
      hmmm. I like it and I will be in the market for a larger car or SUV in the next year to year and a half but I like it loaded up which puts it around 36,000+.....for that money there are some great used cars as well....lots of great choices in cars these days, fun time to be shopping we will definatley check this out.

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      08-07-2012 08:32 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Oliver@triplezoom View Post
      That D-pillar looks ridiculously stupid. What's wrong with having side windows in the cargo area?
      Windows? What windows?

      Stupid trends.
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      08-07-2012 09:09 AM #20
      At first glance I was like "Wow Hyundai is getting ballsy with their pricing." But when compared to the other few true midsized 5-seater CUVs - Murano and Edge - it's priced competitive. Well below them even. Exterior looks great although derivative. Interior is a meh though.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post
      That being said, I think the Sport is supposed to be pretty light for its class, so the turbo should do just fine and return decent fuel economy.
      The base Santa Fe weighs in at 3,459 lbs. Fully loaded with AWD and the dual-panel moonroof, Hyundai quotes a weight of 3,739 lbs for the turbo. By comparison, the lightest Ford Edge tips the scales at 3,998 lbs, and goes to almost 4,500 lbs with the 3.7-L V6 and the moonroof. The Toyota Venza has a tighter range, going from 3,760 on the low end to 4,045 lbs for a V6 AWD with moonrof.

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      08-07-2012 10:01 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by GTRaavv View Post
      At first glance I was like "Wow Hyundai is getting ballsy with their pricing." But when compared to the other few true midsized 5-seater CUVs - Murano and Edge - it's priced competitive. Well below them even. Exterior looks great although derivative. Interior is a meh though.
      It's also logical for the Santa Fe to move upmarket. The first Santa Fe was Hyundai's only crossover but now they've got the Tucson to serve the lower end of the market so there's no point in pricing them too closely.

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      The center stack reminds me of this:


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      08-07-2012 10:43 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by feels_road View Post
      Windows? What windows?

      Stupid trends.
      No doubt. Wonder how far they can take it. Most people have enough issues lane changing as is

    26. 08-07-2012 10:44 AM #26
      Looks great, but I'm sure glad we bought our 2010 Santa Fe before they shifted up market. We paid $21k out the door. I was chased away from a few 2013 turbo models while touring the Georgia Kia plant the other week. It looks great, but Hyundai decided it was time to up the price to match the new toys. Don't blame them. And the turbo 4 should be perfectly fine for moving it around. We have the 4-cylinder and it moves just fine. So far 31k miles with zero problems (as it should be with a new car).

    27. 08-07-2012 11:27 AM #27
      1. Take the windows (and visibility) away
      2. Up-sell you to a model with parking assist cameras
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      4. Profit

      I'd pick that over a Murano or the overweight Edge. Have they priced the bigger one yet?

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      08-07-2012 03:02 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by bmann View Post
      Because cargo needs to see out the window?

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    29. 08-07-2012 07:26 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by VarianceVQ View Post
      No V6 in the "Sport" model. Why?
      B/c even w/ the "Sport" moniker, the SF Sport is not a sporty CUV like the FX or X3 (or even the Sportage SX) and instead, is a "soccer-mom-mobile."

      The T4 is plenty of power for transporting the kids to school, practice, making grocery runs, etc.


      Quote Originally Posted by Oliver@triplezoom View Post
      That D-pillar looks ridiculously stupid. What's wrong with having side windows in the cargo area?
      B/c otherwise it would get mistaken for a lifted wagon and we can't have that as we Americans are allergic to wagons.


      Quote Originally Posted by Swallow Doretti View Post
      The center stack reminds me of this:

      Ha, ha.

      That's what I've been saying.

      The only parts I have an issue w/ design-wise are the grill treatment and the center stack.

      Overall, this is definitely the best effort of Hyundai's "fluidic sculpture" design language and based on what looks to be the a pretty nice interior, the SF is the only Hyundai model in the current lineup that I would pick in comparison to their respective segments (that is if I were in the market for a mainstream family CUV).

      Here's what What Car? has to say about a Euro-spec SF in an early review w/ a diesel powertrain.

      What’s the 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe like to drive?

      The engine feels strong, as long as you keep the revs above 1500rpm, but it does transmit a bit of vibration through the pedals, and the standard manual gearbox is notchy. The optional auto is far more likeable, as long as you can live with its higher running costs.

      UK-bound Santa Fe models will get a stiffer suspension set-up than the one on European cars, which seems like an odd decision given that our roads are generally worse.

      Hopefully, Hyundai isn’t planning to change things too dramatically; we tried four-wheel-drive cars with the European set-up, and this strikes a good balance.

      The ride is on the acceptable side of firm at all speeds. It remains impressively settled over patched-up surfaces, too, and body roll is pretty well controlled in bends.

      Grip and traction are also good, despite the fact all the power goes to the front wheels until they start to slip.

      Instead it’s the steering that lets the side down, because it’s inconsistently weighted, although you can at least make it effortlessly light for parking at the touch of a button.

      What’s the 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe like inside?

      Perceived quality has traditionally been a Hyundai weakness, but the new Santa Fe features smart cabin plastics and slick switchgear.

      True, the heavily styled dashboard can look a little confusing at first glance, but most of the controls are clearly labelled, and simple enough to use/
      http://www.whatcar.com/car-news/2012...-review/263465


      Not surprisingly, the new SF has the overboosted Hyundai steering (which is how soccer-moms like it anyways), but that seems to be the only real complaint.

      Think the new SF is a better vehicle within its segment than the Sonata, Elantra and Accent were when they launched and will really make some noise in the mid-to-full size CUV segments.
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