2012 Santa Fe
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2012MY Santa Fe delivers style, safety and versatility in its last model year before the all-new replacement


• 2012 Santa Fe features a standard 6-speed Automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®
   — Manual transmission has been dropped on GLS for 2012
• A new grille to enhance its already rugged good looks
• Enhanced front headlight detail changes from amber color to clear
• Standard Downhill Brake Control has been added
• A new stylish gearshift knob on SE and Limited
• Low Rolling Resistance tires are Standard on 17" wheels
• Rear badging - Hyundai badge deleted and Santa Fe badge moved to driver side
• Two new exterior color changes - Cabo Bronze and Frost White Pearl


 • Standard side rails, available cross bars
 • Fog lights (SE and Limited)
 • Bodycolor mirrors (SE & Limited)
 • 18" alloy wheels (SE & Limited)
 • 17" alloy wheels—not shown (GLS)

 • Spiral shaft micro antennae
 • Bodycolor door handles (GLS & SE)
 • Chrome insert door handles (Limited)

 • Rear winndow windshield wiper
 • No visible exhaust outlets
 • Bodycolor tailgate handle (GLS & SE)
 • Tailgate handle w/chrome insert
 • Bodycolor rear spoiler with LED Center
   High Mount Stop Light (Standard on SE
   & Limited)
 • "Hyundai" badge on the liftgate's driver
    side has been deleted
   — The Santa Fe" badge has been moved
       to the liftgate's driver side, where the
       "Hyundai" badge used to be (MY11
       shown in image)


2012 Santa Fe: Refined Interior

 • Dual automatic climate control system
 • Woodgrain interior accents
 • Two-tone gray and beige color scheme (cocoa black is monotone)

Available navigation system is full featured with rear view camera
and XM NavTraffic.

Autonet Navigation 2012MY Santa Fe
Screen Resolution 800 x 480
Disc drive CD
Disk access Exposed
Amp and speaker set SE - Autonet
Limited - Infinity
Integrated XM® receiver Standard
Aux jack compatibility iPod®/Hi-Speed USB/3.5mm plug
Bluetooth® Standard
XM® NavTraffic compatibility Yes
Rear view camera Standard

Santa Fe's passenger volume exceeds RAV4, Equinox and CX-7

Efficient packaging has maximized passenger volume

Santa Fe
Toyota RAV4 Ford


Passenger volume
cu. ft., 5 passenger models
108.4 106.4 101.7

Santa Fe features an efficient 4-cylinder and a powerful yet efficient V6.

   Theta (2.4L) and Lambda (3.5L) engine families
   • Aluminum block and head
   • DOHC valve
   • Multi-point fuel injection
   • Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT)
   • ULEV Emission classifications
   2.4L Theta II 4-cylinder Engine
   • Performance plus fuel economy
      — 175 HP and 169 lb.-ft. torque
      — EPA 20 city / 28 highway FWD
   3.5L Lambda II V6 Engine
   • More power yet improved fuel economy
     — 276 HP and 248 lb.-ft. torque
     — EPA 20 city/26 highway FWD and AWD
     — Maintenance-free steel timing chain


Hyundai's industry-leading safety technology roll-out continues

• Santa Fe earned NHTSA's 5-star frontal and
  side crash test ratings the last year it was
• It has been awarded the Insurance Institute
   for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick award
   for 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011.
   — Of its primary and secondary
       competitors, no other competitor can
       make the same claim
• All Santa Fe's are equipped with six
  standard airbags:
   — 2 advanced front airbags
   — 2 front seat-mounted side-impact airbags
   — 2 roof-mounted side curtain airbags with
       rollover sensors for outboard passengers
      •  Rollover sensors keep the airbags inflated for a longer period of time when rollover
          is detected.
• According to the IIHS, the combination of side and curtain airbags, which help protect the
   head and body during side impacts, can reduce fatalities by 52% for SUV drivers.
• Downhill Brake Control added for 2012MY

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Product Overview

Santa Fe offers an unprecedented combination of safety, efficient power, versatility, style and quality

Advanced standard safety technologies

•  Six standard airbags including side curtain airbags with rollover sensors
•  Standard Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Traction Control System (TCS)
•  Standard Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist and Electronic Brake-force
    Distribution (EBD)
•  Standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
•  Standard active front head restraints
•  Earned "Top Safety Pick" from IIHS 1n 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011

Powerful, and technologically advanced powertrains
•  2.4L 4-cylinder engine offers performance and fuel economy
•  3.5L V6 engine offers outstanding power and good fuel economy
•  Standard 6-speed automatic transmissions (2.4L manual transmission dropped)
•  Available Borg-Warner Electronic All Wheel Drive

Versatile features inside and out
•  Standard Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, iPod®/USB/auxiliary jacks, steering wheel
   audio controls, roof rack side rails and trip computer
•  Available Autonet navigation system offering XM® NavTraffic real-time traffic information and
   a rearview camera, Infinity® Logic 7® surround sound audio
•  SE has sporty leather bolster/cloth inserts seats

A striking design, with handsome lines creating an athletic style all its own

Quality, backed by America's Best Warranty

Who's Buying Santa Fe

•  The Santa Fe buyer profile is more likely to be married with one child in the household.
•  Santa Fe competes with compact and midsize unibody crossovers. It appeals to Toyota RAV4,
   Highlander, Honda CR-V & Pilot shoppers. Santa Fe is the happy medium: not too small
   and not too large.
•  A smooth, car-like ride is a key decision criteria for the Santa Fe buyer profile.
•  Santa Fe is versatile and comes with front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive models.

Why They Buy

•  Distinctive Styling - stands out in a "me-too" segment
•  Roomy Interior - outstanding passenger roominess and cargo space in a smart, functional
•  Muscular Performance – Standard V6 power and full-time AWD; smooth ride and
   responsive handling make the Santa Fe fun to drive
•  Smart Choice - a long list of comfort, convenience and safety features, combined with the
   security of America's Best Warranty, make it an unmistakable value

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