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Hyundai Santa Fe Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2012)

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2012 Hyundai Santa Fe Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 4dr SUV
Wheelbase 106.3 in
Length 184.1 in
Width 74.4 in
Height 67.9 in
Curb Weight 3725 lb.
Fuel Capacity 18.0 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 40.2 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 59.5 in
Hip Room, Row 1 55.8 in
Legroom, Row 1 42.6 in
Headroom, Row 2 39.6 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 58.6 in
Hip Room, Row 2 55.0 in
Legroom, Row 2 36.8 in
Total Legroom 79.4 in (over 2 rows)
Cargo Volume, Minimum 34.2 ft3
Cargo Volume, Maximum 78.2 ft3

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TrueDelta Reviews the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe

2012 Hyundai Santa Fe Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearComment
2013 Nothing impressed me more about the new Santa Fe than the amount of combined legroom. With a length of 193 inches (2.5 more than the Veracruz), the new crossover is four inches shorter than a Nissan Pathfinder and over seven inches shorter than a GMC Acadia, yet you'll find more legroom in its second and third rows. On top of this, unlike in the Nissan and GMC (but like in the Veracruz, this hasn't changed) the second-row seat is comfortably high off the floor. Alas, all is not good in this area--check out the cons below--so I haven't rated it against the Pathfinder. see full Hyundai Santa Fe review
2012 Hyundai Santa Fe Seat Room and Comfort: Cons
YearComment
As noted among the pros, you'll find abundant legroom in the Santa Fe. But shoulder room is a different story. The new Santa Fe's 74.2-inch width exceeds that of the typical compact crossover or midsize sedan, but is narrower than that of the Highlander, Veracruz, Pathfinder, Pilot, and Acadia by 1.0, 2.4, 3.0, 4.3, and 4.7 inches, respectively. For anyone seeking to sit three across in the second row (or who simply prefers the spacious ambiance of a wide vehicle in any row), the Santa Fe's consequently narrower interior could be the #1 downside of sharing as much as possible with the new two-row Santa Fe Sport. Then again, maximum shoulder room for three passengers is only an issue with the Santa Fe GLS. As mentioned in the preceding section, the Santa Fe Limited has standard captains chairs, and so can only seat six. Anyone seeking a full zoot crossover with seating for more people will have to shop elsewhere. see full Hyundai Santa Fe review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe

2012 Hyundai Santa Fe Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV turbocharged 194hp 2.2L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual AWD
Seats are comfortable for my wife and myself, with more than adequate room, 3 people fit easily in the back. They have good foot room too. see full Hyundai Santa Fe review
2012 Hyundai Santa Fe Seat Room and Comfort: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Short seats, not very supportive at the sides. Strangely lumpy backrest. see full Hyundai Santa Fe review
 

2012 Hyundai Santa Fe 4-door SUV Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim GLS SE Limited
Standard Engine 2.4L I4
DOHC-4v
175 hp@6000
169 lb-ft@3750
3.5L V6
DOHC-4v
276 hp@6300
248 lb-ft@5000
2.4L I4
DOHC-4v
175 hp@6000
169 lb-ft@3750
Optional Engine(s) 3.5L V6
DOHC-4v
276 hp@6300
248 lb-ft@5000
  3.5L V6
DOHC-4v
276 hp@6300
248 lb-ft@5000
Standard Transmission6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic
Standard DrivetrainFWDFWDFWD
Optional Drivetrain(s)AWDAWDAWD
Standard Tires235/65R17 tires235/60R18 tires235/60R18 tires

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Powertrain of the 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe

2012 Hyundai Santa Fe Powertrain: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.3L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Having owned an 09' Sonata Limited 3.3L V6 and seeing that the Santa Fe had the same engine (except this engine has GDI {Gas Direct Injection} instead of just fuel injection), I was a little concerned about whether it was going to have a good power to weight ratio. Now I'm not sure how much my Sonata weighed, but obviously the Santa Fe is a larger vehicle than the Sonata. Well, when I first punched this thing getting on the freeway with myself and my passenger/partner-for-the-day Eileen, I was shocked at how smooth and powerful it was. The other difference between the Santa Fe and the Sonata; the Sonata had a 5-speed automatic transmission, whereas the Santa Fe has a 6-speed automatic transmission. see full Hyundai Santa Fe review
2011 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Excellent acceleration, 0-100kmh in under 7.5 seconds. Good sounding engine. see full Hyundai Santa Fe review
 

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2012 Hyundai Santa Fe MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
4dr SUV GLS 23,225 22,328 825
4dr SUV SE 26,225 24,915 825
4dr SUV Limited 27,275 25,630 825

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