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What it is
That smaller motor is standard fare on the base model, the Santa Fe GLS. Also featured are a five-speed manual transmission, stability control, four-wheel antilock disc brakes, 16-inch alloy wheels, heated power mirrors, power door locks and windows, and a roof rack. Safety equipment includes front-side and side-curtain airbags for both rows (seven-passenger seating is reserved for higher trims), air conditioning, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, and a tire pressure monitoring system. A power sunroof and a four-speed automatic transmission are among the available options.
One step up the ladder is the 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE, which swaps in a 3.3-liter V6 mated to a five-speed automatic transmission, 18-inch alloys, a power driver’s seat, and steering wheel-mounted audio controls. Upgraded sound and video systems are optional, as is a 50/50 split-folding third row seat and an automatic load-leveling suspension.
Poised at the top of the 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe lineup is the Limited model, made worthy of its position thanks to standard heated leather seats, a dual-zone climate control system, and a fully carpeted cargo area. The Limited also features unique chrome trim on the grille and door handles, as well as a color-keyed rear spoiler. Options for the Limited mirror those of the Santa Fe SE.
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Engine Horsepower (estimated): 180 hp; 230 hp
Engine Torque (estimated): 180 lb.-ft.; 220 lb.-ft.
Transmission: Standard five-speed manual or optional four-speed automatic (GLS); five-speed automatic (SE, Limited)
Length: 184.1 inches
Width: 74.4 inches
Wheelbase: 106.3 inches
Height: 67.9 inches
Legroom (first/second/third rows): 42.6/36.8/32.2 inches
Headroom (first/second/third rows): 40.2/39.6/34.8 inches
Max. Seating Capacity: 5 (GLS); 7 (SE, Limited)
Max. Cargo Volume: Behind front row 79.4 cubic ft.; Behind second row 34.2 cubic ft.
Photos courtesy of Hyundai