posted 6 years ago

Hyundai Santa Fe 4WD 2.2 CRDi Premium

Hyundai Santa Fe Handling, Engine, & Running Costs

A Hyundai Santa Fe 4WD 2.2 CRDi Premium has found a home with Liverpool/England footballer – and Hyundai Brand Ambassador – Daniel Sturridge. The sportsman is therefore free to benefit from its rock-solid handling, comfortable ride, nicely weighted steering, and smooth six-speed automatic transmission that make cruising to football matches pleasurable. This four-wheel-drive cruiser is also capable off-road thanks to its hill-decent control function that prevents it running away on steep slopes. That, of course, would be more irritating than an unjustified penalty. The Santa Fe 4WD 2.2 CRDi also has a differential lock that ensures each wheel receives twenty-five percent of the engine's power. And there is plenty of that. This diesel lifestyle statement – which has muscular and modern styling – therefore produces 194bhp and 322lb ft of torque that propels it to 62mph in 10.1 seconds. This is perfectly reasonable for the class. It also averages 41.5mpg, returns 51.4mpg on the extra-urban cycle, and manages 31.7mpg in town. Carbon emissions are therefore 178g/km which equates to road tax band I. As such, the first year tax disc costs £335 but this figure falls to £220 for year two onwards (at current rates). Running costs – although far from low – are therefore sensible considering that the Hyundai Santa Fe 4WD 2.2 CRDi is a large, powerful, four-wheel-drive, workhorse.

Hyundai Santa Fe 4WD 2.2 CRDi Premium Specification

The Hyundai Santa Fe 4WD 2.2 CRDi Premium is a high-spec model so it is better equipped than a footballer's penthouse. Standard features therefore include: heated leather seats, dual-zone climate control, parking sensors, reversing camera, and touch-screen sat-nav that helps find football stadiums. The Santa Fe also has an electronic stability program that makes cornering safer and contributed to its maximum five-star Euro NCAP safety rating. This workhorse is practical too. As such the five-seater version feels extremely spacious and its cargo capacity is 585-litres. This rises to 1,680-litres when the rear seats are folded flat which is comparable to a large family estate such as the Hyundai i40 Tourer. The seven seater version, in contrast, has a slightly smaller boot but there is still plenty of room for football kits, boots, and the vast piles of money sportsman earn. Plus, like every Hyundai it is backed by a five year warranty. Prices start at £31,175 for a five seater and £32,375 for a seven. No wonder Mr Sturridge looks happy.