Thanks for coming back! Hi there, I am Nick Shell, the daddy blogger of Parents.com’s The Dadabase, but on the side, I review cars.
This week’s featured vehicle is the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe LTD FWD, which my wife said might possibly be her favorite car I have reviewed so far. She really like how the seats had heaters and “coolers” built in to them.
As for my 3 and a half year-old son, these were his words during our first drive in it:
“Daddy, this car: awesome. This car is awesome!”
He particularly loved the panoramic sunroof. Basically, the entire ceiling is glass, and the front half of it opens up.
At one point, he explained, “Daddy, the sun is getting in my eye- and it’s getting in my chip’s eye too.”
But it sure was cool to have that feature as we took our mini-road trip a couple of hours away to my hometown in Fort Payne, AL for Memorial Day Weekend.
One feature that I particularly found helpful was how I was able to see in real time, how many miles per gallon I was using. During my road trip, which was mainly Interstate, I averaged right over 25 miles per gallon, which is exactly what the “window sticker” said it gets.
I would have never given the Hyundai brand a second thought had I not reviewed two of them now, but I am officially impressed by Hyundai. They actually make really nice and impressive cars!
And that’s not even mentioning their amazing warranties…
Well, don’t just take my word for it- check out these stats and pictures and form an opinion for yourself.
As for my family, I can honestly say we truly loved driving the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe.
5 year/60,000 mile New Vehicle Warranty
10 year/100,000 mile Powertrain Warranty
7 year/Unlimited mile and Perforation Warranty
5 year/Unlimited mile Roadside Assistance
Advanced Safety Technology:
Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) with Traction Control
ABS with Electronic Brake Force Distribution & Brake Assist
Blind Spot Detection System
3.3 L Gasoline Direct Injection V6 Engine
290 Horsepower @ 6,400 RPM
21 MPG average: 18 city/25 highway
Annual fuel cost: $2,500
Catch me again next week when I review the 2014 Toyota Prius!