2013 Hyundai Santa Fe priced from $24,450

Article by Christian A., on August 8, 2012

Hyundai said that the 2013 Santa Fe Sport short-wheelbase model has a price tag of $25,275 (including destination charges). At the New York auto show last April, Hyundai introduced the all-new Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport. Hyundai’s new crossover is priced $1725 higher than the 2012 Santa Fe. The new model has the following standard equipment: Bluetooth, keyless entry, LED running lights, a rear spoiler, and Hyundai’s BlueLink infotainment system.

It is available with two engine options. The base engine -- a 2.4-liter I-4 – has an output of 190 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. The second option is a 2.0-liter turbo-four that can deliver 264 hp and 269 lb-ft. This variant has a starting price of $28,525 (including destination charges). The two engines are partnered to a six-speed automatic transmission. For just $1750 more, you can get all-wheel drive. The 2013 Santa Fe Sport has a base price of slightly more than $25,000, undercutting several rivals.

It is $2845 cheaper than the Jeep Grand Cherokee and is priced by up to $5510 lower than the Nissan Murano. A 2013 Santa Fe Sport 2.0T that’s fully loaded is available for only $35,625 including destination.

Buyers who choose the 2.4-liter could select from three option packages aside from the standard Santa Fe. For $950, your vehicle can be equipped with the Popular Equipment Package, which features fog lights, auto headlights, heated mirrors, a windshield wiper de-icer for front-wheel drive cars (which is standard on all-wheel drive models), a power driver seat, heated front seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.

The Leather and Premium Equipment Package, with a price tag of $2950, has all the Popular’s goodies plus mirror-mounted turn-signal indicators; proximity key with push button start; leather; a power passenger seat; heated, sliding, and reclining second row seats; dual-zone automatic climate control; a 4.3-inch touchscreen radio display with backup camera; and auto-dimming rearview mirror.

The Technology Package for the 2013 Santa Fe Sport 2.4-liter costs $2700. It requires the first two packages mentioned. It gets a navigation system with 8-inch touchscreen, Dimension premium audio system, panoramic moonroof, heated steering wheel, and rear side window shades.

When opting for an upgraded Santa Fe Sport 2.0T, there are fewer choices to be made since the turbo offers as standard the 2.4′s Popular Equipment Package, together with chrome exhaust tips, 19-inch alloy wheels, and a proximity key with push button start. In addition, consumers can spend $2450 for the Leather and Premium Equipment Package and/or $2900 for the Technology Package.

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