Hyundai’s Santa Fe since its genesis in 2000 has rocked the American nation, and today it is reckoned amongst the most favored American SUVs. Sale of one million Sante Fe in a little over a decade and sales growth rate exceeding 40 percent all through June, 2013 is a testament of this claim.
Hyundai introduced a new trend in the US market by delivering quality vehicles at reasonable prices and that became the reason behind Santa Fe’s huge following, a spacious and comfy SUV with all the features at a price that can’t be challenged by any other vehicle in its league. Santa Fe also happens to be Hyundai’s first SUV and introducing it in the market that has been well covered by names like Toyota RAV4 and Honda CRV was nothing less of a gamble.
However, the risk was worth it and today the effort has started to pay dividends as it is the best crossover in the industry. This car appeals the small crossover class, and whole new range of buyers stepped up to get their hands on this beauty.
Today, the Santa Fe is in its third generation, and the latest from the line are: a long wheelbase three-row, six/seven passenger Santa Fe and the two-row, five-passenger Santa Fe Sport; they both have become an instant sensation.
Santa Fe is the only Korean brand that received top rating in the 2001 Vehicle Satisfaction Index from Auto Pacific, and is also believed to be the “Best 3-Row Midsize SUV” and “2013 Best Car for the Money.”