2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Ultimate Car Review

There are a daunting number of choices when it comes to family haulers. Freshened for 2017, the Hyundai Santa Fe makes a good argument for consideration if you need three rows and decent value.Tom Voelk reviews the Santa Fe Limited Ultimate model.

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25 thoughts on “2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Ultimate Car Review

  1. Very nice review. I test drove a 2017 Santa Fe Limited Ultimate today. It was an impressive vehicle all around. I have recently tested and/or sat in many cars, including the Kia Sorento, all of the mini-vans, the Durango, Grand Cherokee, Subaru Outback (I bought a 2016 3.6r for my wife), the Forester, Volvo XC90, Audi Q7, Rav4, Highlander, Tucson, Mazda CX5, CX9 and others. The especially nice thing about the Santa Fe Limited Ultimate is the captain's chairs in the second row. Those are very comfortable, and I haven't found any vehicle that is smaller than the Santa Fe with the second row captain's chairs. My kids love them, and I have found that when my kids aren't happy in the car… neither am I. I liked several of the mini-vans, especially the new Chrysler Pacifica, but the second row seats in the Santa Fe are more comfortable. The Santa Fe also has awd, which you can only get in the Toyota Sienna (mini-van wise) and I just didn't care too much for that vehicle. It didn't drive as nice as the Santa Fe, and quite frankly I think I am sold on the Santa Fe's ventilated seats… something else the Sienna doesn't have.

    So… the Hyundai Santa Fe kinda fills a niche that I don't see in any of the other vehicles right now. It is sort of a mini-minivan, which drives nicer than a minivan, is absolutely loaded with options, has a great second row via comfortable captain's chairs, AWD, and imo looks better than most of the other vehicles in its class. I don't work for Hyundai, I just was very impressed with this vehicle =D

  2. I really enjoy your reviews and zany humour…it brings a chuckle to my day and I get to learn interesting stuff about cars…what could be better?

  3. Hello

    Kindly clean the sensor of your camera. The dust spots are annoying and cheapen the whole video.

    Thanks for the short review.

  4. 3:05 that interfase looks slow as hell. Why wont car manufacturers investing in better processors/optimization? As seen in the EP9 presentation cars are going to a more personalized way just like cell phones have come through the years, and I still find the tech found in some cars heavily lacking. They will be obsolete as soon as a good car manufacturer takes the lead in this regard and that could be tomorrow for all we know.

  5. Hmm, the design may be funky but ive had enough with korean cars. They will cause you misery when all the components start breaking down. Its not cheap to fix either since many of the spare parts come directly from korea. Thanks for the review though!

  6. 22 mpg highway? The newest rx350 (yes, the awd version) gets 26. You can do bettet Hyundai.

  7. I have a 2 year old Ultimate and overall I am satisfied with it although I don't think I will buy one again. Considering I spent as much money as possible on this car, I was not happy that I couldn't get Napa leather or the exit mode with the powered steering wheel like in my Azera Limited. I am also not happy that Hyundai isn't going to upgrade my entertainment system to add Apple CarPlay either. The other thing is the ride is kind of hard, don't know if that is the tires or the suspension, but they need to work on that. Storage is awesome, especially the center console and I use the rear climate controls a lot. Put the tonneau cover on the back and turn the AC on when it is hot and you can put food or groceries back there if you have a long drive home from out of town. If you kept a dog back there also you could keep them cool with it also. The power plug I have in mine is useful although I plugged a floor vacuum in one time and it tripped the breaker immediately. I towed a fully loaded U-Haul trailer halfway across the country last year with it no problem. The side blinds aren't powered like on my S-Class but I consider them a necessity and I love the reclining rear seats also. Another thing it has which is overlooked a lot these days is a proper cover for the panoramic sunroof that blocks all light and heat, not one of those garbage thin covers you see on some cars that are basically like muslin. Gas mileage is surprisingly good, I get 28-30 mpg on the highway.

  8. Ahahaha, I was WONDERING where all of that toilet paper went. I figured you had a mountain of it at home and at the office but that works too, lol.

  9. My favorite reviews! Keep the good job! This kind of channel makes worth the money spent to learn english here, in Brazil.

  10. I really enjoy your reviews.
    Hyundai has really stepped up their game.

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