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.