The electric power steering system in the 2015 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport now uses a 32-bit microprocessor that delivers a refined steering feel. The revised steering system retains Hyundai’s Driver Selectable Steering Mode, which features a retuned “Sport” setting that takes advantage of the updated microprocessor and offers firmer steering. Front wheel bushings have also been retuned for 2015, which also enhances steering feel.
Already known for delivering world-class ride and handling, suspension enhancements for the 2015 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport increase wheel bearing stiffness and lower control arm bushing stiffness, which increases the overall lateral stiffness of the front suspension. Revised rear suspension geometry and bushings increase lateral stiffness.
New standard features for the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport include:
- daytime running lights
- a driver’s blind spot mirror
- an auto up/down front passenger power window
- Sparkling Silver and Platinum Graphite paint colors
- innovative new power Hands-Free Smart Liftgate with Auto Open
The system makes it easy for the driver to keep both feet on the ground, simply waiting for the liftgate to open after standing within a few feet of the rear bumper with the key fob in a purse or pocket. This is also the first time Santa Fe Sport can be equipped with a power liftgate. Santa Fe Sport also receives a two-tone grille for 2015 that emphasizes its sportier personality.
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