Hyundai unveils 2017 Santa Fe, Santa Fe Sport in Chicago

The Santa Fe models are arriving in dealerships now starting from about $25,300.

Michael Wayland
The Detroit News
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

Chicago — Hyundai Motor Co. on Thursday unveiled its 2017 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport at the Chicago Auto Show with tweaked exteriors and additional infotainment and safety technologies for the U.S. market.

Both front- and  all-wheel drive models of the midsize sport utility vehicles now come standard with a drive mode selection system that allows owners to choose from sport, eco and normal driving modes.

The Santa Fe models are arriving in dealerships now starting from about $25,300 for the front-wheel-drive Santa Fe Sport to more than $41,000 for the top-tier Santa Fe Limited all-wheel-drive.

The Sport version is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder direct-injected engine with 185 horsepower, or the more powerful turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 240 horsepower. The 2017 Santa Fe (three-row) is powered by the 3.3-liter Lambda II V6 engine, with 290 horsepower. The engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

Active safety features, larger touchscreens and other technologies, including the company’s next-generation Hyundai Blue Link infotainment system, are offered. The vehicles also are compatible with Android Auto.

The 2017 Santa Fe will be built at the company’s Montgomery, Alabama, manufacturing facility, alongside the Sonata and Elantra sedan models.

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