Hyundai seems to have made a jump as the company has released
their models in the 2017 line-up ahead of most automakers.
Among the line-up is the new 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe XL Limited.
The Santa Fe models have been the same in terms of design since
the 2014 model, and this 2017 variant is no exception, but it
sports a few changes here and there as well. The changes are
mostly concerned with the exterior body of this vehicle, and
its interior cabin makes room for subtle upgrades.
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe XL Limited – External Body Parts and
Inner Cosmetic Changes
Interior cabin gets most interesting when it comes to SUVs.
Likewise, this new 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe XL Limited has an
updated interior cabin to bring out the prominence of a new
Designed to accommodate 6 to 7 people, this cabin is highly
comfortable. This cabin opens up extra space for the passengers
to make the best out of luxury. The second row features ample
leg space and head room. Although its third row doesn’t meet
these spacing dimensions, it’s not horrendous too.
What’s interesting is that the 3rd-row seat feature
sunglasses and cup holders and the AC seem to be evenly
distributed. Moving towards the cockpit, the centre console has
been redesigned as the touchscreen infotainment display has
been upgraded to 8 inches. The presence of premium feel has
been complemented by the use of leather in upholstery and faux
This new 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe XL Limited has been given a
slight facial modification. This is characterised by the grille
which seems to holds a slightly different shape. Unlike the
previous model, this 2017 Santa Fe XL Limited has got a new set
of headlights that sports a robust shape. Its front bumper has
also met slight modifications in design which adds up a sporty
Moving on, plastic claddings at the edges have been retained, a
new design has been laid out on the wheels. Its rear fascia has
also been refreshed as the taillights sport a new concept. All
in all, these updates seem to match up with its new 2017 mark.
Powertrain of 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe XL Limited
Under the hood of this new 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe XL Limited
package is a 3.3-liter V6 gasoline engine with GDI (gasoline
direct injection). Also, this engine produces 290 hp at 6400
RPM and 252 lb-ft of torque at 5200 RPM. This output is
standard in all trims. This engine has been mated to a 6-speed
There are options for both front wheel drive and all-wheel
drive configuration. Three driving modes have been presented
which are Normal, Sport and Eco to match different driving
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe XL Limited – Competitors, Price
and Release Date
In conclusion, the Honda Pilot, Kia Sorento, GMC Acadia, Nissan
Pathfinder and Toyota Highlander are its main rivals. The price
of this model starts from $31,099 and reaches up to $44,399.
Finally, this Hyundai Santa Fe XL Limited 2017 is already
available in dealerships.