Now in its third generation, the Hyundai Santa Fe is a spacious and upmarket family SUV. It sits just above the slightly smaller and more compact Tucson in Hyundai’s range. Marrying SUV style and ride height with saloon-like luxury and all the ability of a rugged, dedicated 4×4, the Santa Fe also gets a practical advantage in the form of a seven-seater option. Facing off against premium rivals from the likes of BMW, Volkswagen and Land Rover, how does the Hyundai fare? Let’s take a look…
FUEL ECONOMY (CTY/HWY): 18/25 mpg TYPE: SUV TRANSMISSION: 6-speed Shiftable Automatic BASIC WARRANTY: 5 Yr./ 60000 Mi. BLUETOOTH: Yes HEATED SEATS: Yes ENGINE TYPE: Gas TOTAL SEATING: 7 CYLINDERS: V6 DRIVE TRAIN: Front Wheel Drive CONSUMER RATING: 5-Stars NAVIGATION: No
Let’s talk shocks and struts. Shock absorbers last a long time and wear out pretty slowly, so I guess you could say they’re easy to take for granted. But your shocks and struts do a very important job, so you need to pay attention to them. They keep your tires on the road, and your tires are what connect your vehicle to the road and allow you to safely handle your car through turns, over bumps and even stop efficiently. So what happens when your shocks or struts are worn?
A part of car ownership involves vehicle maintenance and the occasional shopping trip to replace obsolete auto parts. Whether the parts aim to maintain the function of the vehicle, or you’re looking to improve the appearances of your vehicle, shopping will present a whole new challenge if you can’t determine the difference between OEM and Aftermarket Parts.