Santa Fe Features
Look closer at the Santa Fe and you’ll see that sleek design elements are effortlessly integrated into the exterior. In fact the Santa Fe has evolved to become a sophisticated and contemporary family wagon, equally at home cruising on the highway, towing the boat or climbing up mountain roads.
The Santa Fe's sleek exterior is the perfect combination of sophisticated styling with brilliantly practical features, from its breathtaking Panoramic Sunroof (Limited model only) to clever Auto Folding Outside Mirrors (Elite and Limited models only).
In addition to front fog lights, the Santa Fe has LED Daytime Running Lights, both for added safety and eye-catching design. The Santa Fe Limited also features High Intensity Discharge Xenon headlights which project a significantly brighter and longer beam without causing glare for oncoming drivers.
The Santa Fe’s perfectly crafted exterior is made even more elegant by the bright chrome of the hexagonal grille, the dual exhaust pipes and door handles (Elite & Limited models only). Finishing can be functional too, with stylish door trims which stretch around to the underbody, so dirt stays outside rather than finding its way within.
With the proximity key in your pocket, the Santa Fe recognises you and comes to life with automatic mirrors that fold down and a special lighting system that helps guide your way. With the touch of a door handle, the Santa Fe unlocks itself without you needing to press the key (Elite & Limited models only). And Privacy Glass with Rear Window Shades provides even more passenger comfort (Limited model only). This is just some of the smart thinking you’ll find packed into the Santa Fe.
SANTA FE EXTERIOR COLOURS
Second row seats offer the flexibility and convenience of sliding, reclining and one-touch folding from the rear. You can also configure in numerous ways the 40:20:40 split folding second row seats so you can adapt the seating layout for carrying passengers and long gear like skis and snowboards.
PUSH BUTTON START
The Santa Fe also features a push button start, so you can start the engine without turning a key in the usual manner (Elite & Limited models only).
ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE FRONT SEATS
Talk about finesse. The luxury leather** interior on Elite & Limited models includes electrically adjustable seats: 12-way on the driver seat, and 4-way on the front passenger seat. The driver seat on all models also features electrically adjustable lumbar support.
The Santa Fe’s multi-functional steering wheel puts everything you need at your fingertips. Manage your music and listen to your favourite songs without taking your hands off the wheel. There’s also steering wheel mounted controls for answering and ending Bluetooth phone calls and controls for the cruise control. It’s all right there at your fingertips.
Impressed yet? We’re just warming up. The Santa Fe seats feature 3-stage front seat warmers and 2-stage second row seat warmers so you can stay cosy inside, whatever the weather outside (Elite & Limited models only).
INTEGRATED MEMORY SEATING (IMS)
Ideal if you have multiple drivers. Save two different driver seating positions and switch between them with the touch of a button (Elite & Limited models only).
Talk about finesse. The Santa Fe features luxurious leather* seats, door trim, centre console, steering wheel and gearshift trim (Elite & Limited models only).
**Finishes specified as leather contain a combination of genuine leather, polyurethane leather (leather substitute) and man-made materials.
DUAL ZONE CLIMATE CONTROL AIR-CONDITIONING
Dual zone climate control air-conditioning has a built in pollen filter for cleaner air, and also works a chilly bin in the front passenger centre console (Elite & Limited models only).
SMART CRUISE CONTROL (SCC)
Cruise control means you can relax whilst maintaining a constant speed, ideal for open road driving. Again, this feature is controlled from your steering wheel. The Smart Cruise Control System on Limited models adjusts the vehicles speed to maintain a safe distance from vehicles ahead.
Three intelligent drive modes - Normal, Sport and Eco - can change the amount of engine power, steering assistance and transmission shifting pattern depending on what you select. Choose Normal mode, which optimises torque flow to achieve maximum traction, regardless of the road condition. If you go for Sport mode, the Santa Fe will give you a more responsive drive.
BLUETOOTH HANDSFREE PHONE SYSTEM AND MUSIC STREAMING
The Bluetooth handsfree on the Santa Fe is something special. The system downloads your contacts from your smartphone so you can identify incoming callers without touching your phone. It also mutes the stereo when a call comes in and enables you to stream music directly from your phone or media device over the Bluetooth connection – now that’s useful.
Coolly lit, the illuminated supervision cluster gives you excellent visibility and easy to read information at night, reducing fatigue on your eyes (Elite & Limited models only).
Pump up the volume. Standard on Elite & Limited models equipped with satellite navigation the system features 8 speakers including a subwoofer and an external amplifier, so you and your family can have a high quality surround sound audio experience wherever you sit in the Santa Fe.
Apple CarPlay™or Android Auto™
Apple CarPlay™or Android Auto™ allows you to safely operate your compatible phone via the central 7-inch touchscreen. This means you can safely stay connected, and continue to enjoy many of the great features on your phone, including getting directions, making calls, sending or receiving texts, and listening to music, podcasts or audiobooks (Apple CarPlay™or Android Auto™ not available on models with Satellite Navigation. Please check with your local dealer for phone compatibility)
2.2 LITRE R-SERIES DIESEL ENGINE
The ever-popular 2.2 litre R-series diesel engine delivers 147kW of power, and a whopping 440Nm of torque.
2.4 LITRE GDI ENGINE
The 2.4 litre GDi engine delivers 138kW of power, and 241Nm of torque.
3.3 V6 PETROL ENGINE
Finally, there’s the 3.3 V6 petrol engine, which delivers a massive 199kW of power, and 318Nm of torque.
ADVANCED TRACTION CORNERING CONTROL (ATCC)
This system in All Wheel Drive models helps improve vehicle stability by reducing over and understeer in adverse driving conditions to provide you with optimal traction while cornering.
ADVANCED 6-SPEED TRANSMISSION
The Santa Fe’s 6-speed automatic transmission with sequential sport shift allows you to enjoy manual style gear shifting without a clutch. Having a sixth gear means closer spacing between gear ratios for better performance and fuel economy.
ELECTRONIC TORQUE-ON-DEMAND AWD SYSTEM
Available across the diesel and 2.4 petrol range, this clever system ensures that the Santa Fe stays in 2WD mode for maximum fuel economy. When it needs to, the system will switch to AWD mode, sending torque to the rear wheels. You can also engage permanent AWD on the go if required. Told you it was clever.
Sporty handling is provided by independent MacPherson strut front suspension and independent multilink rear suspension. Add to this front and rear hydraulic double acting shock absorbers and anti-roll stabiliser bars, and you’ve got a vehicle you’ll enjoy putting through its paces on New Zealand’s diverse terrains.
AUTONOMOUS EMERGENCY BRAKING (AEB)
You can never be sure what other drivers might do on the road, so the Santa Fe's Automatic Emergency Braking system activates the brakes if it detects sudden braking by another vehicle (Limited models only).
CHILD SEAT ANCHOR POINTS
The Santa Fe is designed to keep Kiwi families as safe as possible, with tether child seat anchor points in the second row and ISOFIX child seat anchor points on second row outside seats.
VEHICLE STABILITY MANAGEMENT (VSM) WITH ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
Designed to help on wet and slippery roads, Vehicle Stability Management works with Electronic Stability Control to give the Santa Fe more stability, so you can drive with added confidence on tricky surfaces.
For added peace of mind on all models, a reversing camera shows a colour image of what’s behind you.
BLIND SPOT DETECTION
Sometimes, when you look into your rearview and side mirrors you can miss other vehicles in your blind spots. Thanks to Blind Spot Detection technology, these areas are consistently monitored, so when another vehicle is present, you are warned in two ways; a warning symbol illuminates in the side mirrors, and there’s an audible alert if the indicator is used and another vehicle is in your blind spot (Limited models only).
LANE CHANGE ASSIST (LCA) AND LANE DEPARTURE WARNING SYSTEM (LDWS)
Changing lanes is an important maneuver, so when you use the Santa Fe’s indicators, Lane Change Assist gives a visual and audible alert if a vehicle is approaching quickly from behind. The steering wheel also vibrates to warn you of the potential hazard (Limited models only). If the Santa Fe drifts outside the lane without signalling, Lane Departure Warning system will alert the driver with a warning sound. (Elite & Limited models only)
SMART PARK ASSIST SYSTEM (SPAS)
The Santa Fe thinks of everything. To help with parking in tight spots, four ultrasonic sensors at the front and rear of the Santa Fe are automatically activated when you select reverse, giving an audible warning if and where objects are detected (Limited only). This system can also assist the driver to parallel and reverse park the vehicle by taking control of the steering while the driver manages the brake and accelerator.
SEVEN SRS AIRBAGS
The Santa Fe also incorporates high levels of passenger safety with seven airbags: two advanced front airbags, two seat-mounted side-impact airbags and two side-curtain roof-mounted airbags that stretch all the way to the third row of seating. A driver knee airbag protects the knees of the driver in the event of a frontal impact and rollover sensors also feature that deploy side airbags in the event of a rollover.