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Hyundai Santa Fe GLS (2014)

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Hyundai Santa Fe GLS (2014) review: 32 facts and highlights

Hyundai Santa Fe GLS (2014)
Hyundai Santa Fe GLS (2014)
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Why is Hyundai Santa Fe GLS (2014) better than the average?

  • Height
    1.7mvs1.73m
  • more airbags
    7vs6.74
  • greater cargo volume (seats down)
    2265lvs2033.43l
  • Width
    1.89mvs1.93m
  • smaller turn radius
    11.2mvs11.68m
  • longer drivetrain warranty (years)
    10yrsvs5.5yrs
  • more horsepower
    290hpvs251.71hp
  • larger engine size
    3.3lvs3.19l

Top specs, facts and figures

General info

1. smaller turn radius

11.2m

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.

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9.8m

2. longer drivetrain warranty (years)

10yrs

The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft etc. This is usually longer than the basic warranty. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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10yrs

3.Has front-wheel drive
Hyundai Santa Fe GLS (2014)

Front-wheel drive is the most common type of drivetrain and offers several advantages. It is cheaper to manufacture (reducing the cost of the vehicle) and also lighter which helps improve fuel economy. Due to having the weight of the engine over the drive wheels it also benefits from increased traction.

4.Has fully independent suspension
Hyundai Santa Fe GLS (2014)

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

5. longer basic warranty (years)

5yrs

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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5yrs

6.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Hyundai Santa Fe GLS (2014)

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

Dimensions

1.height

1.7m

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917mm

2. greater cargo volume (seats down)

2265l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things. With some vehicles you can put the rear seats down in order to gain more space for cargo.

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3429l

3.width

1.89m

Best

Suzuki Jimny (2014)

1.6m

4. longer wheelbase

2.8m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

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Chevrolet Suburban LT AWD (2015)

3.3m

5. greater cargo volume

382l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

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2313.5l

6. more headroom (front)

1.01m

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.

Best

GMC Yukon SLE (2015)

1.09m

Engine

1. larger fuel tank

71l

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.

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Chevrolet Suburban LT AWD (2015)

117l

2. better fuel economy (city)

15.7l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

Best

Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 Active (2014)

3l/100 km

3. higher maximum torque

342Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

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850Nm

4. more horsepower

290hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.

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1050hp

5. better fuel economy (combined)

13.5l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

Best

Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 Active (2014)

3.3l/100 km

6. better fuel economy (highway)

11.3l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

Best

Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 Active (2014)

3.4l/100 km

Features

1. more airbags

7

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six as some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.

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14

2.Has a rear-view camera
Hyundai Santa Fe GLS (2014)

A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.

3.Has Bluetooth
Hyundai Santa Fe GLS (2014)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

4.USB ports

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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GMC Yukon SLE (2015)

5

5.Has ISOFIX/LATCH
Hyundai Santa Fe GLS (2014)

ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.

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