2014 Hyundai Santa Fe: A Lot Of SUV For The Money [First Impression]

2014 Hyundai Santa Fe

The 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe LTD AWD is a mid-sized SUV that offers seating for up to seven people and a ridiculous number of features for $41,920 making it quite a steal.

It’s an attractive SUV at first glance with clean lines, nothing too brash or stand-out, but good-looking just the same. What will surprise you is the number of features you’ll find once you’re behind the wheel. There’s the usual suite of safety equipment like airbags but there is also vehicle stability management with traction control, ABS with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist, downhill brake control and hillstart assist, and a blind spot detection system.

The comfort and convenience features are a list a mile long and include things like front fog lights, chrome-tipped dual exhaust, heated exterior mirrors as well as heated power front seats, 2nd row captain’s chairs with a 50/50 split third row, dual-zone automatic climate control and rear-seat heating and AC vents. You’ll also get leather seats and a power liftgate. This is all before you add any packages, and once you do add on the Limited Technology Package ($4,850) it brings it to a whole new level.

This adds on 19″ alloy wheels, HID Xenon headlights, LED taillights, an absolutely enormous panoramic sunroof, rear parking assist, heated steering wheel and rear seats, a larger 8″ touchscreen and ventilated front seats. That last one becomes as important in the summer months as heated seats in the winter and since summer is here, they’re a nice feature.

That’s an impressive list, and it’s not everything. The 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe LTD AWD simply has a ridiculous number of features for the price. It’s also got a 3.3L V6 with 290 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque so it is a well-powered SUV. You might be able to get a mid-sized SUV for less, but you’ll be hard pressed to find one this well-equipped for the price.

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Nicole Wakelin fell in love with cars as a teenager when she got to go for a ride in a Ferrari. It was red and it was fast and that was all that mattered. Game over. She considers things a bit more carefully now, but still has a weakness for fast, beautiful cars. Nicole also writes for NerdApproved and GeekMom.