Screen shot 2016-02-11 at 12.46.29 PM
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

2016 Chicago Auto ShowHyundai revealed freshened versions of its two midsize SUVs today at the Chicago Auto Show. Due to go on sale shortly as early 2017 models, the 7-passenger Santa Fe and shorter 5-passenger Santa Fe Sport boast updated styling along with added infotainment, convenience, and safety features.

Outside, a freshened front fascia hosts a brushed-appearance grille and revised headlights, with LED running and fog lights being newly available. In back, revisions include restyled taillights and exhaust outlets along with a new bumper. In between is new rocker-panel trim incorporating silver accents.

New features abound. Now standard on the 3-row Santa Fe and optional on the 2-row Sport is a 7-inch touchscreen with Android Auto. An 8-inch screen is featured with the available navigation system. Other newly available features include power height adjustment for the driver seat and matte-finish wood interior trim.

Test Drive: 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Ultimate

Screen shot 2016-02-11 at 12.52.06 PM
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

On the high-tech side, you can now get a multi-view camera, adaptive cruise control with start/stop function, lane-departure warning, forward collision alert and mitigation with pedestrian detection, and dynamic headlights with automatic high beams. A new Infinity audio system is offered that features QuantumLogic surround sound and Clari-Fi music restoration capability. Also available is a hands-free power liftgate that opens automatically when the driver stands nearby with the key in their pocket or purse. Hyundai’s next-generation Blue Link system that’s standard on the Santa Fe and optional on the Santa Fe Sport brings numerous new capabilities, including remote start with climate control, remote door lock/unlock, and Blue Link Guidance, which includes Destination Search powered by Google.

CG Says:

Santa Fe was already a darned good vehicle — as evidenced by it being a Consumer Guide® Best Buy in the Midsize SUV class — but these updates make it even better. And the best news is, you don’t have to wait long to buy it.

More Chicago Auto Show Coverage

Share this: