Last post on Dec 05, 2013 at 1:14 PM
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Hyundai Santa Fe, Future Vehicle, SUV
#15 of 128 Re: 2013 Sport [s618]
Aug 22, 2012 (9:46 am)
sounds like us. My wife wants an RDX bad, but I held her off waiting until we could drive the Santa Fe. We had a chance to see it a couple of months back (we know a guy in Hyundai corporate, and he had a pre production model to sample).
we have not had a chance yet to go drive one. My wife wants to try out both engines back to back, just to see if the Turbo is really necessary.
#16 of 128 Re: 2013 Sport [stickguy]
Aug 23, 2012 (6:51 pm)
The engine was very peppy , I asked about if the turbo would require 91 gas and he stated it would get better mileage but they were not perfectly versed in the car yet . I know the Rdx recommends it
I am torn I really thnk they will put incentives on this car . I really wish it had the power lift gate . There is a spot on the key fob but it wasn't active .
The sunroof is really nice ! Will keep you posted .thanks
#17 of 128 Re: 2013 Sport [s618]
Aug 23, 2012 (6:57 pm)
My wife and I are planning to head down to the local dealer Saturday morning. Hopefully they have both models available to drive.
#18 of 128 Autoweek First Drive
Aug 27, 2012 (1:06 pm)
Here's Autoweek's take on the 2013 SF Sport...
#19 of 128 Re: Autoweek First Drive [tenpin288]
Aug 27, 2012 (1:36 pm)
seems like they enjoyed it.
My wife and I took a short test drive Saturday (a FWD turbo) and hope to go back to try out an QWD base this week. We liked it. Comfortable, drove nice. But, it was a fairly short, around the block type drive, so we did not get a chance to explore highway manners or really push it.
Aug 28, 2012 (6:56 pm)
took a 2.4 AWD out tonight. Did my best to accelerate hard where I could. Seemed to have plenty of pull, and got up to 50 quick. Engine was smooth. Really did not notice any difference in around town use vs. the turbo, though obvious flat out it is faster.
my wife seemed pretty happy with it, and seemed fine with the 2.4 engine. Cheaper to buy, better MPG, probably less risk down the road without a turbo. I also like that it has 17" instead of 19" wheels.
so, at least 1 decision down. I think she was good with just going with the FWD too (cheaper, better MPG, etc.), since we have always been fine with a FWD minivan, and have no real need to add AWD now.
we also saw the Marlin blue (though it was dark, and hard to see, wife liked it since it was a dark blue). Need to go back in the daylight.
so, that leaves deciding on roof/navi or not.
oh, and whether to get a santa fe or an RDX!
Aug 30, 2012 (10:46 am)
Did anyone notice that on the 4cy w/o the turbo you get those wheels that look like they need to be washed because of break dust? I'm not sure why the designers did this unless it is to steer sales to the higher loaded models. The Cabo Bronze color is great and the Mineral Gray. No doubt, it's going to be a game changer.
#22 of 128 Re: 13 SF [mike159]
Aug 30, 2012 (12:22 pm)
I like the platinum wheels. Look nice with the colors you mentioned (which are 2 of the ones that we were deciding between, the other being blue).
I like the mineral the best.
#23 of 128 Re: 13 SF [stickguy]
Aug 30, 2012 (1:54 pm)
It's funny about the colors because they are very similar to what's on the BMW's and Mercedes, so good for us that we get premium colors. I'd drive the Canyon Copper, but it would because it was a heck of a deal.