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Hyundai Santa Fe Active X provides ‘competitive edge’ to range

The Hyundai Santa Fe Active X brings back the smooth power delivery of Hyundai’s Lamabda-II V6 engine and adds some good gear.

THE HYUNDAI SANTA Fe range has grown with the addition of the new front-wheel drive Active X model, priced between the current all-wheel drive Active manual ($39,350 +ORCs) and automatic  ($41,850 +ORCs) models.

Priced from $40,990 (+ORCs), the Active X sees the return of Hyundai’s 3.3-litre V6 petrol ‘Lambada-II’ engine which produces 199kW at 6400rpm and 318Nm at 5300rpm and is mated to a conventional six-speed automatic transmission.

Positioned as an affordable premium model, the front-wheel Active X comes with a host of extras over the Active grade.

“New Santa Fe Series II Active X packages V6 power and smoothness with a host of desirable features at a surprisingly affordable price,” says Scott Grant, Hyundai Australia COO.

“For buyers who don’t need all-wheel-drive, Active X is a capable and exceptionally well-equipped Hyundai large SUV for under $41,000. And that’s big news in one of Australia’s most popular market segments.”

Standard features on the Active X include 19-inch alloy wheels, rain-sensing wipers, leather seats and trim, heated front seats, dual zone climate control, and a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity.

On the road, the Active X claims the highest fuel economy in the Santa Fe range at 10.5L/100km (combined cycle). However the automatic V6 equipped Active X provides a braked towing capacity of 2000kg which sits under only the Santa Fe diesel manual’s capacity of 2500kg.

Priced from $40,990 (+ORCs) the Hyundai Santa Fe Active X comes with Hyundai iCare, which includes lifetime service plan, 5 years/unlimited kilometres warranty, 12 months roadside assist, complimentary 1500km service and more.

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6 years ago

We bought a santa fe 2017 fwd about 6 weeks ago and love it. The 3.3 v6 engine is really smooth and have enough torque when needed even with 5 adults in it.

We use 11.5l/100km for adelaide city driving and 9.8l/100km on the freeway.

The 3rd row is really just for children.

It comes with a lot of safety tech from the highlander and we got a very good deal at 39100 dollars drive away with carpets and window tinting.

The diesel fuel consumption is better, but was around 4000 dollars more to buy . As we don’t tow anything and do not need awd, even with the higher fuel use it will take over 5 years to recover the extra money for the diesel varient.

The hyundai dealership treated us well , a complement to them.

Alex Rae

Alex Rae