Big Side Mirrors Provide an Expansive View - 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Long-Term Road Test
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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Long-Term Road Test

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe: Big Side Mirrors Provide an Expansive View

September 10, 2013

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

One of the design aspects I like about our 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe is the large size of the side mirrors. (Yeah, I know, insert your "bigger is better" joke here.) It seems like many automakers go with smaller mirrors these days (whether for wind resistance or styling). But the Santa Fe's are larger than the norm, and that in turn gives you a wider and more detailed view of what's behind you.

These mirrors are perhaps worthwhile for another reason, as well: Hyundai doesn't offer the Santa Fe with a blind-spot monitoring system. Now, in general, I believe that properly positioning the mirrors (on just about any car) eliminates the need for such a system. But given that many other large three-row crossovers offer blind-spot monitoring, the Santa Fe's big mirrors are certainly worthwhile.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 6,085 miles


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