The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe is offered in either short-wheelbase Sport (five-passenger) or long-wheelbase Santa Fe (six- or seven-passenger) layouts; and the longer Santa Fe models get a little more equipment.
All Santa Fe Sport crossovers will include a good selection of standard features, including power windows, locks, and mirrors; air conditioning; cruise control; tilt/telescoping steering; steering-wheel audio and phone controls; and 17-inch wheels. The standard audio system is an AM/FM/CD player with satellite radio, USB and auxiliary ports, Bluetooth and audio streaming, and six speakers.
Hyundai expects most versions will come with an option package that bundles automatic headlights, a power driver seat, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and and shift knob, and fog lights.
Santa Fe Sports with the turbo four-cylinder include all these features, and add 19-inch wheels and a trailer-towing prep kit.
Standard equipment is plentiful on the three-row Santa Fe, even if you get the base GLS. Remote keyless entry is standard, as are rear-seat heat and A/C vents, Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming, steering-wheel audio controls, and the Blue Link telematics system. which offers remote start via its mobile app. GLS AWD models add a windshield wiper de-icer, as well as an Active Cornering Control feature.
Separately, for $950, there's a Popular Equipment Package on the GLS that adds fog lamps, roof rails, heated mirrors, a power driver seat, and heated front seats, among other things, while a Leather and Navigation package brings those things plus heated second-row seats, side-mirror turn signals, a heated steering wheel, power passenger seat, rearview camera system, dual-zone climate control, touch-screen navigation, and Dimension premium audio. No entertainment system is being offered--Hyundai thinks the days of seat-embedded screens are over.
Santa Fe Limited models go to a six-passenger layout with leather upholstery and heated second-row seats, a power front passenger seat, dual-zone climate control, an electroluminescent gauge cluster, a power liftgate, proximity key, push button start, a 115-volt AC power outlet, and 19-inch alloys, among other features.
On either model, a pair of option packages keep the ordering process simple. A leather/premium package adds a power front passenger seat; proximity-based keyless entry and pushbutton start; a slide-and-recline second-row seat with heating; a rearview camera with a 4.3-inch screen; and HD Radio. A technology package brings a panoramic sunroof with a sliding fabric sunshade, a navigation system, a heated steering wheel, and sunshades for the rear passenger windows. There's a slight difference in audio systems on this latter set of features: base crossovers get an in-house Dimension audio system with 10 speakers, while turbos roll with a powerful 550-watt, 12-speaker Infinity system with surround sound (it's optional on three-row Santa Fe, too).
The navigation system is updated with improved displays, including speed-limit signs, and voice recognition, and SD card slot for better updating. Pairing a phone to Bluetooth is easier, with pop-up commands, too.
Prices range from $25,295 for a base Sport to $38,595 for a long-wheelbase Santa Fe Limited with all-wheel drive and the Technology package.