The 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe is a four-door five-passenger crossover with a 4-cylinder 2.4-liter engine. Available with FWD and a 6-speed manual as standard or you can opt to select AWD and a 6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC as an option. The EPA-estimate is listed at 19 city/26 highway for the FWD manual, 20 city/28 highway for the FWD automatic and 21/27 for the AWD automatic. A great warranty and a long list of standard features help round out the Santa Fe's appearance.Read more Read less
The Santa Fe gets a pretty thorough refresh for 2010, with two new engines replacing the 6-cylinders of recent years. The 2.4-liter 4-cylinder is available for the very fuel-conscious, and a new 3.5-liter 6-cylinder offers decent fuel economy with more power for things like towing. An "eco indicator" light on models with an automatic transmission helps drivers get the best mileage from either engine. The exterior got a big upgrade, with new bumpers and body moldings, fog lights and a new grille. Inside, the optional third-row seat has been removed from the equipment list, but Bluetooth and steering-wheel mounted controls are now standard across all trim levels.
New fuel-efficient engines for 2010; available all-wheel drive; excellent standard safety equipment
The smallest SUV in Hyundai's lineup is still plenty roomy for five passengers, and with the V6 engine, it can tow up to 3500 pounds. The two new engines were designed to improve fuel economy over the last generation of engines, even though the new 6-cylinder delivers more power. The Santa Fe also comes with a best-in-the-business 10 year/100,000-mile warranty and a five-star front crash rating from the NHTSA.
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