The fuel door on your Hyundai vehicle is designed to lock to help keep the gas tank secure. The 2018 Hyundai Accent, Elantra, Elantra GT, Ioniq, Kona, Santa Fe, Santa Fe Sport, Sonata and Tucson all offer a locking fuel door. If you are looking to learn how to unlock the fuel door on a Hyundai, take a look at this instructional video. Read the rest of this entry »
Will the 2019 Hyundai Veloster offer a manual transmission?
The Hyundai Veloster has become know for delivering fun driving performance in a compact and efficient package. Driving traditionalists will want to know if the 2018 Hyundai Veloster will offer a manual transmission. Read the rest of this entry »
How to use wireless charging in a Hyundai
Everyone hates having a phone battery that is running low. In order to help drivers and passengers keep their devices charged, Hyundai offers wireless charging on many of their new car and crossover models. Taking advantage of wireless charging is easy. Follow these steps to learn how to use wireless charging in a Hyundai. Read the rest of this entry »
Does the 2018 Hyundai Kona offer forward collision warning?
Safety and driver assistance features are an important factor for many car shoppers. The newest addition to the Hyundai lineup offers multiple safety and driver assistance features. Forward collision warning is one of the most-desired driver assistance features. Does the 2018 Hyundai Kona offer forward collision warning? Read the rest of this entry »
Mother’s Day 2018 Brunch Specials near Kelowna BC
Mother’s Day is almost here. The holiday would not be complete without a great meal. There are many excellent restaurants in and near Kelowna where you can take mom out for an excellent brunch. Check out one of these Mother’s Day 2018 brunch specials near Kelowna BC. Read the rest of this entry »
How to connect to a smartphone to a Hyundai
Staying connected while on the roads is important for drivers and passengers. The ability to simply pair your phone with your car’s infotainment system makes accessing apps easier and safer. Hyundai models offer device connectivity via two of the most-popular connectivity systems: Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. If you are interested in learning how to connect a smartphone to a Hyundai, take a look at the videos below for detailed instructions. Read the rest of this entry »
The latest version of the Hyundai Tucson will offer multiple updates and revisions over previous models. The 2019 Hyundai Tucson updates and new features will make this the most advanced version of the crossover yet. Read the rest of this entry »
Each year, new vehicles debut with a great deal of fanfare and new changes. The latest version of the Hyundai Santa Fe has just made its debut at the New York International Auto Show. The newest version of the crossover will offer multiple updates. This includes updates to the list of 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe safety and driver assistance features. Read the rest of this entry »
For the 2017 pre-season, the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe squares off against the 2016 Honda CR-V. These are two of the most recognized competitors in the crossover SUV bracket, and critics are debating which will come out on top.
If you’re thinking about buying a new SUV for your family, then this post is for you. Both the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Honda CR-V have a lot to offer, and we at Kelowna Hyundai would like to help you make an educated decision. Let’s compare the two, shall we?
In Each Corner…
The 2017 Santa Fe has just been totally redesigned. You’ll find generous headroom and legroom, as well as a pleasant ambience thanks to rich cabin materials and intuitive user controls. Its standard V6 engine is powerful, but surprisingly quiet, making it ideal for city life throughout Kelowna and beyond.
The 2016 Honda CR-V has received a new trim level and a few upgrades for the new year. It has superior headroom and legroom in the third row, but less cargo capacity than the Santa Fe. The CR-V has a more modest engine, but that doesn’t make it a slouch. Let’s talk more about the powertrains…
Powering the Honda CR-V is a 2.4-litre four cylinder engine producing 185 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. This is similar to what you’d find in midsize sedans. All-wheel drive (AWD) is available with the CR-V, which is a great option for owners to like to drive beyond city limits and explore the beautiful British Columbia. You can expect 29 mpg combined fuel economy with front-wheel drive and 27 with all-wheel, which is above average for a crossover SUV, making the CR-V great for city driving.
Powering the Santa Fe is a 3.3-L V6 pushing out 290 hp and 252 lb.-ft. of torque, giving you more power along with the choice of AWD. The Santa Fe tows much more than the CR-V could, and you’ll be towing 5,000 pounds without breaking a sweat. The Santa Fe accelerates much quicker too. You’ll still be getting strong, crossover-class-standard fuel economy at 21 mpg combined with the FWD models and 20 mpg combined with AWD. And it’s an especially quiet ride, despite the big engine!
The factors here depend on what you see yourself doing in your new SUV–driving within the city, or driving in the city and off-road, as well as towing for, say, a road trip.
The 2017 Santa Fe is brand new to the market, so it hasn’t received safety ratings yet from the IIHS, but we expect it to receive top ratings just as the 2016 Honda CR-V has. SUVs are amongst the safest vehicles on the road, so you can expect the highest standards here from both Honda and Hyundai.
You’ll appreciate having the most advanced safety features available, including autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, rear parking assistance, seven standard airbags, a lane-departure warning system, electronic brake-force distribution, hill-start assist, and downhill brake control–all of these are either standard or optional with the Santa Fe, and you can expect comparable features with the CR-V.
The CR-V has a very practical cabin, and rear passengers can enjoy an abundance of space along with the option to recline. The materials are sup-par, though–hard plastics surround you from all angles. And the user interface just isn’t that user-friendly compared to other models in the crossover class. You’ll get a lot of cargo space, though, at 37.2 cubic feet and a maximum of 70.9 cubic feet with the rear seating folded down.
The upscale interior of the Santa Fe stands out from other brands in its class. Higher-quality materials adorn the cabin, and the user controls are quite intuitive. You and your family will enjoy the spaciousness in the first two rows, and the third is perfect for the kids. You’ll also enjoy a wide range of recline angles, and your pet will enjoy more space in the cargo area too. You enjoy 41 feet of cargo space, but with the second row seating folded down, that doubles to 80 feet. Check it out for yourself during a test drive–feel free to bring the family and your pet!
So what’s the verdict? That’s up to you to decide. You’ll be getting much more power out of a 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe, so if you’re thinking about off-road adventures and doing some towing, then it’s the best option for you. The 2016 Honda CR-V struggles in these areas and sometimes even in the city because it sacrifices power for fuel efficiency. It’s a solid option, though, if your priority is fuel economy.
The Santa Fe and CR-V are two of the safest vehicles on the road, and we look forward to the IIHS confirming this officially. As for design, the CR-V has a great look to it, but so does the Santa Fe, and it offers a more upscale interior design and more cargo space.
Regardless of what you’re thinking, we encourage you to come on over to Kelowna Hyundai and take the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe for a test drive!
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Spring in full swing – the sun is out, birds are chirping and your vehicle may be in need of maintenance. April is National Car Care Month, and Kelowna Hyundai would like to remind you to give your car some extra attention.
Neglected vehicle care almost always means much higher costs down the line in the form of more extensive repairs or lost resale value. These results show that the majority of vehicle owners could save money by being proactive in the maintenance of their second largest investment.
To make sure you keep your vehicle running at peak performance for the summer driving season, make sure to check the following:
Fluids – including engine oil, power steering, brake, transmission, windshield washer solvent, and antifreeze/coolant levels.
Tires – if you haven’t already swapped your winter tires for summer tires, now is the time. In addition confirm your tire pressure and tread are satisfactory. Uneven wear indicates your need a wheel alignment.
Wipers and Lighting – with spring showers it is important to make sure your wiper blades are not worn. In addition your exterior and interior lights are working properly.
Air Conditioning and Ventilating System –with air conditioning season being right around the corner, you want to make sure your heating and cooling performance is checked to guarantee interior comfort.
Tune Up – everyone needs help every now and then, schedule a tune up to help the engine deliver the best fuel economy and overall better performance.
Brakes & Battery – make sure to have your battery and brakes checked during every oil change. Make sure your battery connection is clean, tight and corrosion-free, and your brake linings, rotors and drums are in top shape.
If you need assistance with this checklist, schedule an appointment today with Kelowna Hyundai’s certified Technicians by emailing email@example.com or calling 250-491-9467.