Hyundai Santa Fe 2017
Carsguide Contributor Dan Pugh had this to say at the time: This no-nonsense SUV was adept at handling birthday duties in true family-hauler fashion. Helped in no short measure by the addition of the powerful and fuel-efficient V6 engine, which made light work of everything we threw at it.You can read the full review here.
This is what Dan Pugh liked most about this particular version of the Hyundai Santa Fe: Smooth and powerful V6, Hard-wearing cabin, Easy to manoeuvre
The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe carries a braked towing capacity of up to 2500 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
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Hyundai Santa Fe 2017 Towing capacity
The Hyundai Santa Fe’s towing capacity ranges from 2000kg to 2500kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.
|Hyundai Santa Fe Model||Body Type||Specs||Braked Capacity|
|Active (4X4)||SUV||2.4L,ULP,6 SP MAN||2500kg|
|30 Special Edition||SUV||3.3L,ULP,6 SP AUTO||2000kg|
|Active X||SUV||3.3L,ULP,6 SP AUTO||2000kg|
|Active (4X4)||SUV||2.4L,ULP,6 SP AUTO||2000kg|
Hyundai Santa Fe 2017 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Hyundai Santa Fe 2017 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Problems with 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe diesel transmission
The diesel is rated to tow up to 2.5-tonne so it should handle your camper with ease. There are a few reports of transmission/transfer case failures, as your mechanic has told you, but it’s not widespread, and with a warranty that lasts for five years with unlimited kilometres you should be well covered if something does go wrong.
What car is big enough to sleep in the back of?
It's hard to give you a definite recommendation, as most cargo measurements are in litres rather than floor length, but I reckon most mid-size wagons and large SUVs would do the job for you.
Most of these have a flat boot floor with the seats folded, and likely have ample body length for sleeping.
Don't be afraid to try them out for size at the dealers either. You'd certainly test out a mattress before buying right?!
Can I upgrade my Santa Fe tech?
Seems it will be possible. We put your question to Hyundai and were told "a hardware upgrade is in the works and should be available in the next month or so".
Best family SUV that can tow?
All of the vehicles are worthy choices, but you need to be careful about the towing ratings of them. The Kia Sorento, which would be my choice, is rated at 2000kg, which is right on your towing requirement. Others, such as the 2WD Everest, are rated to tow much more. Others, like the Mitsubishi Pajero and Toyota Prado, are full-on 4WDs, and would seem beyond your needs.