The 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe is a mid-size crossover SUV with seating for five. Under the hood drivers will find a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 175 hp and 169 lb-ft of torque. For increased performance Hyundai offers an optional 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 276 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are paired to the same 6-speed automatic transmission. Drivetrain options consist of standard FWD and optional AWD. Fuel mileage falls within an EPA estimated range of 20 mpg city to 28 mpg highway, depending on engine and drivetrain selection. Features include heated power side mirrors, power tilt-and-slide sunroof, LED brake lights, automatic climate control, leather interior, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, 10-speaker sound system, touchscreen navigation system, and heated front seats. Safety is comprised of electronic stability control, traction control, anti-lock braking, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist, downhill brake control, dual front airbags, side-impact airbags, side-curtain airbags, and tire pressure monitoring. The Santa Fe is backed by a 5-year/60,000-mile warranty.

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After getting a mid-cycle refresh for 2010 highlighted by all-new more powerful and more fuel-efficient engines, the Hyundai Santa Fe carries over to 2012 with only a few minor changes to the features list. The grille has been redesigned slightly, and Venetian Red and Cabo Bronze join the list of available colors. In addition, the GLS models have been fitted with low rolling resistance tires and a leather shift knob is now standard across the line.

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Strong yet economical engines; responsive 6-speed automatic; long list of standard features; comfortable interior; just-right size for most families

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The 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe boasts strong, refined and economical powertrains and a quiet, composed ride, making it an ideal choice as a primary vehicle for families. The Santa Fe can be quite luxuriously equipped, with items like heated leather seats, navigation and premium audio all offered in the Limited, while base GLS models are still well-equipped yet very affordable. Fuel economy is another reason to consider the Santa Fe, even when equipped with the V6.


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