Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Named One of Ward’s 10 Best Interiors

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The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe named one of the top ten interiors.

WardsAuto has named the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport as one of the 10 Best Interiors. 

The Santa Fe Sport was redesigned in 2013, and one of the major upgrades to this model came on the inside. The new Santa Fe sport features a flowing, interior look that become the model for the ever-popular Hyundai product. The available leather seats are some of the most comfortable seats you’ll find. The burnt orange  interior seats, seen in our first test drive, were gorgeous.

“The latest version of the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is the essence of a midsize family CUV: well-crafted, tastefully appointed and affordable, despite a decidedly upscale look and feel,” said Tom Murphy, executive editor, WardsAuto. “Hyundai is consistently delivering excellent interiors that reinforce the brand’s ‘Fluidic Sculpture’ design language.”


Comfort is also a careful consideration. Wards  Editors climb in and out of back seats and third rows in larger CUVs and SUVs to check overall comfort levels, headroom and legroom. Even the taller consumers are telling us that they don’t have trouble fitting in the Hyundai Santa Fe. Our test driver is over 6 feet tall with long legs, and he comments that he was comfortable in the Sport.

Interior features are also considered in Ward’s 10 Bets Interiors. Features like Bluetooth, and heated leather seats helped contribute to the top 10. Also standard on all Santa Fe models with cloth seating is a YES Essentials® seat fabric treatment that provides soil-resistant, anti-odor and anti-static properties for added longevity and livability. Special care and attention went into other interior details, such as an optional panoramic sunroof, which allows more natural light into the cabin, and premium window switch trim. Available on 2.4-liter models and standard on Turbo models is a push-button starter with proximity key and an electrochromatic gauge cluster color LCD screen. A heated steering wheel and sliding second row seats are optional first-class touches on Santa Fe Sport.

“The instrument panel is defined by its sculptural center vents from which the flowing form develops,” said Christopher Zarlenga, design manager of Santa Fe’s interior. “Color is also an important differentiator for the interior, emphasizing the wing shape outward from the center stack through the doors.”

A Hyundai Santa Fe Sport comes in up to four exterior colors.

WardsAuto editors have been studying the vehicles since February, selecting the 10 winners from a field of 46 vehicles with new or significantly refreshed interiors.

The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport has been named an IIHS Top Safety Pick.

U.S. News and World Reports Named the Hyundai Santa Fe the Best Car for the Money.

The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is here at the Waikem Auto Family toady. To see the interior for yourself, contact us today for your test drive.

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