Since its redesign at Hyundai’s Southern California design studio in 2007, the 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe has been gaining steam in the compact sport utility segment. GLS trims receive a 2.7-liter 185 hp V-6 with standard 5-speed manual or optional 4-speed automatic. SE and Limited get a 3.3-liter 242 hp V-6 and 5-speed shiftronic automatic borrowed from the Sonata. All Santa Fe’s have standard electronic stability control, side curtain airbags, and can be had in front or all-wheel, drive while still maintaining respectable 17/24 mpg city/hwy. An excellent 10 year, 100,000 powertrain warranty with many safety and comfort features make the Santa Fe a strong competitor to Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V.