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Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
Segment: Medium SUV

Hyundai introduced the second generation of the Santa Fe in 2005 in South Korea and, two years later, on foreign markets but by 2009, it had to update the SUV to comply with the Euro 5 emission standards.

The Korean carmaker had a tough time when it tried to enter the SUV segment. While the first Santa Fe generation was characterized mostly by being dull, the second generation grabbed more attention to it. There was a new design language and, also, the price was lower than many of its competitors.

Along with the facelift, the carmaker changed the front fascia and added sharper-looking headlights and a new bumper. A wider A-shaped lower grille flanked by foglights increased the overall aggressive look. Meanwhile, a thicker chromed slat adorned the upper side of the main grille, mounted between the headlights. But Hyundai didn't want to promote a rugged, off-road look. It aimed mostly at those looking for a family vehicle but were not satisfied with regular station wagons.

Inside, the 2009 Santa Fe featured new materials and an improved design. Yet, the seating position remained high and offered a safe sensation for the driver and other occupants. Thanks to that, there was plenty of room for five adult passengers. Even the center tunnel needed for the transmission was low enough and didn't represent an issue for the rear occupants.

Under the hood, the main powerplant for Europe was a 2.2-liter turbodiesel with Diesel Particulate Filter (Euro 5), while other countries had to rely on the 2.7-liter V6 gasoline unit.

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HYUNDAI Santa Fe 2009 - 2012
  2 gasoline engines
  • 2.7L V6 4MT AWD (189 HP)
  • 2.7L V6 5MT (189 HP)
  4 diesel engines
  • 2.2L CRDi 5AT (150 HP)
  • 2.2L CRDi 5AT AWD (150 HP)
  • 2.2L CRDi 5MT (150 HP)
  • 2.2L CRDi 5MT AWD (150 HP)
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HYUNDAI Santa Fe Brochure

HYUNDAI Santa Fe 2.7L V6 4MT AWD (189 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.7L V6 4MT AWD (189 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
2656 cm3
Power
139 KW @ 6000 RPM
189 HP @ 6000 RPM
186 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
183 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
248 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
19.8 gallons (75.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
111 mph (179 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
11.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/65R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
184.1 in (4676 mm)
Width
74.4 in (1890 mm)
Height
67.9 in (1725 mm)
Front/rear Track
63.6/63.8 in (1,615/1,621 mm)
Wheelbase
106.3 in (2700 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.1 in (206 mm)
Cargo Volume
18.6 cuFT (527 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.37
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3869 lbs (1755 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5126 lbs (2325 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
16.3 mpg US (14.4 L/100Km)
Highway
28 mpg US (8.4 L/100Km)
Combined
22.2 mpg US (10.6 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
252 g/km

HYUNDAI Santa Fe 2.7L V6 5MT (189 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.7L V6 5MT (189 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
2656 cm3
Power
139 KW @ 6000 RPM
189 HP @ 6000 RPM
186 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
183 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
248 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
19.8 gallons (75.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
118 mph (190 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/65R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
184.1 in (4676 mm)
Width
74.4 in (1890 mm)
Height
67.9 in (1725 mm)
Front/rear Track
63.6/63.8 in (1,615/1,621 mm)
Wheelbase
106.3 in (2700 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.1 in (206 mm)
Cargo Volume
18.6 cuFT (527 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.37
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3627 lbs (1645 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4938 lbs (2240 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
17 mpg US (13.8 L/100Km)
Highway
29.4 mpg US (8 L/100Km)
Combined
23.3 mpg US (10.1 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
241 g/km

HYUNDAI Santa Fe 2.2L CRDi 5AT (150 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.2L CRDi 5AT (150 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2188 cm3
Power
110 KW @ 4000 RPM
150 HP @ 4000 RPM
148 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque
247 lb-ft @ 1800 RPM
335 Nm @ 1800 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
19.8 gallons (75.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
111 mph (179 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
12.4 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/65R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
184.1 in (4676 mm)
Width
74.4 in (1890 mm)
Height
67.9 in (1725 mm)
Front/rear Track
63.6/63.8 in (1,615/1,621 mm)
Wheelbase
106.3 in (2700 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.1 in (206 mm)
Cargo Volume
18.6 cuFT (527 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.37
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3854 lbs (1748 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5556 lbs (2520 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
21.8 mpg US (10.8 L/100Km)
Highway
37.3 mpg US (6.3 L/100Km)
Combined
29.8 mpg US (7.9 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
210 g/km

HYUNDAI Santa Fe 2.2L CRDi 5AT AWD (150 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.2L CRDi 5AT AWD (150 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2188 cm3
Power
110 KW @ 4000 RPM
150 HP @ 4000 RPM
148 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque
247 lb-ft @ 1800 RPM
335 Nm @ 1800 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
19.8 gallons (75.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
111 mph (179 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
12.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/65R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
184.1 in (4676 mm)
Width
74.4 in (1890 mm)
Height
67.9 in (1725 mm)
Front/rear Track
63.6/63.8 in (1,615/1,621 mm)
Wheelbase
106.3 in (2700 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.1 in (206 mm)
Cargo Volume
18.6 cuFT (527 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.37
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4030 lbs (1828 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5688 lbs (2580 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
21.4 mpg US (11 L/100Km)
Highway
36.8 mpg US (6.4 L/100Km)
Combined
29 mpg US (8.1 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
214 g/km

HYUNDAI Santa Fe 2.2L CRDi 5MT (150 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.2L CRDi 5MT (150 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2188 cm3
Power
110 KW @ 4000 RPM
150 HP @ 4000 RPM
148 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque
247 lb-ft @ 1800 RPM
335 Nm @ 1800 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
19.8 gallons (75.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
112 mph (180 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
11.3 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/65R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
184.1 in (4676 mm)
Width
74.4 in (1890 mm)
Height
67.9 in (1725 mm)
Front/rear Track
63.6/63.8 in (1,615/1,621 mm)
Wheelbase
106.3 in (2700 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.1 in (206 mm)
Cargo Volume
18.6 cuFT (527 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.37
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3788 lbs (1718 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5556 lbs (2520 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
24.8 mpg US (9.5 L/100Km)
Highway
39.9 mpg US (5.9 L/100Km)
Combined
33.1 mpg US (7.1 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
187 g/km

HYUNDAI Santa Fe 2.2L CRDi 5MT AWD (150 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.2L CRDi 5MT AWD (150 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2188 cm3
Power
110 KW @ 4000 RPM
150 HP @ 4000 RPM
148 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque
247 lb-ft @ 1800 RPM
335 Nm @ 1800 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
19.8 gallons (75.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
111 mph (179 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
11.6 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/65R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
184.1 in (4676 mm)
Width
74.4 in (1890 mm)
Height
67.9 in (1725 mm)
Front/rear Track
63.6/63.8 in (1,615/1,621 mm)
Wheelbase
106.3 in (2700 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.1 in (206 mm)
Cargo Volume
18.6 cuFT (527 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.37
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3964 lbs (1798 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5556 lbs (2520 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
24.5 mpg US (9.6 L/100Km)
Highway
39.2 mpg US (6 L/100Km)
Combined
32.2 mpg US (7.3 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
193 g/km
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