“Give the people what they want."
That’s the rallying cry for any product planner, and it’s certainly true for automakers as they decide what types of vehicles to focus on and sell. Hyundai is clearly paying attention to the people, because it seems more and more buyers are looking to put a mid-size crossover into their driveways and garages.
We’ve already sampled the redesigned Santa Fe Sport, but some families need a bit more seating space. Enter the long-wheelbase 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe, which promises to fulfill the needs of many homes thanks to three rows of seating, a plethora of standard and optional extra goodies, and a V6 engine that blends power and efficiency.
That’s the very quick bullet-point overview, but there’s a bit more going on and it’s time to dive in. We ventured down to San Diego, California to put the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe through its paces, and come up with a verdict of our own. We’re not going to boil this one down to a handful of bullet points.