...although the 6-speed manual is a better choice here than the optional automatic, which has a noted reluctance to downshift. Regardless, the 2.4 manages a 19 mpg city/26 highway rating with the manual and will go as high as 20/28 with FWD and the automatic transmission. Further confounding its “base” label, the GLS comes standard with features like heated power mirrors, 17-inch alloy rims, cruise control, air conditioning, Bluetooth, privacy glass, USB, iPod interface, satellite radio and a tilt and telescoping steering wheel. Moving up to the SE trim gets you 18-inch alloys, a power...
...Interior features include: Standard rear privacy glass Optional dual-zone climate control Optional navigation system Under the Hood Mechanical features include: Standard 175-horsepower four-cylinder engine Optional 276-hp V-6 Standard six-speed manual transmission Optional six-speed automatic transmission All-wheel drive available with automatic transmission Safety The Santa Fe's airbag complement includes the required frontal and side-impact airbags for the front seats, as well as curtain airbags that cover the side windows along the front and rear seats. Standard safety features include:...
...brake assist, traction and stability control, front side airbags and side curtain airbags. A rearview camera is optional. In Edmunds brake testing, a Santa Fe Limited came to a stop from 60 mph in 126 feet -- a perfectly average distance. The Santa Fe has not been rated using the government's new, more strenuous 2011 crash testing procedures. Its 2010 ratings (which aren't comparable to 2011 tests) were a perfect five stars in all frontal and side crash categories. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Santa Fe its highest rating of "Good" in the frontal-offset and side crash...
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