2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

GLS FWD 4-Dr Sport Utility V6

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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

Overview

Hyundai’s most popular crossover has gone through some major changes for 2013. The biggest difference is that there are now two Santa Fes: one that seats five passengers (called the Santa Fe Sport) and one that holds seven people (simply the Santa Fe). It would have seemingly made more sense to call the long-wheelbase version the Veracruz, since that’s the three-row crossover that the bigger, new Santa Fe replaces, but apparently, “Veracruz” didn’t resonate well enough to earn its way onto a redesigned model. Anyway, the new vehicles are larger but lighter than the outgoing models, which means more space and better fuel mileage. That’s hard to criticize. The three-row Santa Fe is the same as the Sport from the B-pillars forward—with the exception of the grille—but it has a 294-hp, 3.3-liter V-6 to help move its 300 to 400 pounds of extra weight. The Sport offers a 2.4-liter four-cylinder and a 2.0-liter turbo four. The long-wheelbase model goes on sale in January. So far, we’ve driven only an all-wheel-drive turbocharged Sport, and although it’s not particularly sporty, the torque-vectoring rear differential and the turbo engine helped it handle mountain roads with no embarrassments whatsoever. New owners won’t be embarrassed to show off their Santa Fes, but they might have a hard time explaining the name.

New For 2013

Everything. The old Santa Fe and the Veracruz have been replaced by two all-new Santa Fe models, one in the same five-passenger layout as the old Santa Fe and the other a long-wheelbase, three-row version that supplants the Veracruz.

Safety

Front and front side air bags; side curtain air bags with rollover sensors; a driver’s knee air bag; ABS; traction and stability control; electronic brake-force distribution; hill-start assist; downhill brake control; and tire-pressure monitors are standard on all models.

You'll like:

  • Five, six, or seven passengers
  • In-line four, turbo four, or V-6
  • Front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive

You won't like:

  • One name for two distinct models
  • 4WD mileage a lot lower on the highway

Key Competitors For The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

  • Chevrolet Equinox
  • Ford Edge
  • Ford Explorer
  • Toyota Highlander
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Certified Pre-Owned 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Pricing

Certified Pre Owned Price
$25,175

Used 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Values / Pricing

Suggested Retail Price
$28,350

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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
3.3L V6Engine
Fuel economy City:
18 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
25 MPG
Horsepower:
290 hp @ 6400rpm
Torque:
252 ft lb of torque @ 5200rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
60,000 miles / 60 months
Powertrain
100,000 miles / 120 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 84 months
Roadside
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT
Summary
Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2013 front wheel drive Santa Fe Sport vehicles manufactured July 13, 2012, through March 12, 2013; and equipped with 2.4 liter engines. Due to a manufacturing issue, the right front axle shaft may fracture.
Consequences
A fractured front axle may result in a loss of power to the wheels. Additionally, if the vehicle is parked without the parking brake applied, it may roll away. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front axle shaft assembly, free of charge. The recall began on September 19, 2013. Owners may contact Hyundai Custom Care Center at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's recall number is 112.
Potential Units Affected
20,300
Notes
Hyundai Motor Company


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

Depreciation
32.7%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$12,576
32.7%
Insurance
$6,585
17.1%
Fuel Cost
$12,059
31.4%
Financing
$2,919
7.6%
Maintenance
$3,012
7.8%
Repair Costs
$885
2.3%
State Fees
$414
1.1%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $38,450 What's This?
Value Rating: Poor