2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

2022 Hyundai Santa Fe

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe gains an XRT trim with blacked-out touches. A few years back, Hyundai trailed its competitors in rolling out crossover models. But within a few years, it filled out its product line and updated its ongoing utility vehicle models, including the midsize, two-row Santa Fe. Now … Read more

Hyundai Goes Electric With the Santa Fe Hybrid

Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid

  Electrification has come to the Hyundai Santa Fe line and that is a first for this midsize, five-passenger crossover sport utility vehicle. For 2021, the Santa Fe gains a conventional hybrid, followed by a plug-in hybrid for 2022. Together, the hybrids give customers much more to consider when comparing … Read more

The Last Hurrah: Hyundai Santa Fe XL

Hyundai no longer trails the competition in all things crossovers. Just a few years ago, the Korean automaker offered the compact Tucson along with two-and three-row versions of its midsize Santa Fe. This year, the automaker will double its SUV offerings when the large Palisade crossover joins the product line. … Read more

Generation Four: 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai’s midsize SUV is all-new for 2019. The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is all-new and now represents a two-row midsize crossover utility vehicle with room for five. Whatever happened to the three-row version? It is still around, but Hyundai renamed it the Santa Fe XL for 2019. Hyundai Utility Vehicle … Read more

The Chevy Blazer is Back, But in Name Only?

2019 Chevrolet Blazer

When you think of the Chevy Blazer name, an image of a burly full-size SUV may come to mind. That representation would be correct, especially if you had in mind the first model sporting the Blazer inscription. Indeed, when the Chevrolet K5 Blazer rolled out in 1969, it immediately made … Read more

Crossing Over With the
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

Revised Feb. 10, 2018, to reflect latest safety rating. Hyundai’s largest SUV in Ultimate form. Hyundai is just a few months away from welcoming a fourth SUV to its product line, the subcompact Kona. And it can’t come soon enough. Indeed, with sales of its compact Tucson up 26.8 percent … Read more

Road Test: 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

Among midsize SUVs, the Hyundai Santa Fe stands tall. No, it doesn’t sit higher than the competition, rather it possesses certain attributes its competitors don’t offer, namely superior bumper-to-bumper and powertrain warranties. In a crowded field, offering 5-year, 60,000-mile standard and 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranties might be considered the tiebreaker … Read more

Thin SUV Line is Hurting Hyundai

Hyundai’s weakest link is its line of utility vehicles. As other manufacturers have the right product in place, Hyundai finds itself scrambling to compete. A Genesis-based SUV may be in the works, but it may not be the right product or the right time. Hyundai’s smallest SUV is its compact … Read more

Where Was My Car Manufactured?

From time to time I am asked about the manufacturing status of a particular make/model. No, not whether the vehicle is still being made rather where it is being assembled. Some people make a big stink about where a car is built, then quickly realize that a model from a … Read more