Hauls 6.5-Foot Mirror - 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Long-Term Road Test
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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Long-Term Road Test

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe: Hauls 6.5-Foot Mirror

September 23, 2013

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

Recently, I bought a new mirror for the new old house I'm renovating. The mirror is not very wide (just under 31 inches), but it's quite long (just over 77 inches), so it would have been too long to fit in something like our Chevy Silverado. Good thing I had our long-term 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe and its 80-cubic-foot cargo capacity at my disposal.

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

I figured the mirror would fit easily with the Santa Fe's second- and third-row seats folded down. This was true, but with a caveat. One of the front seats had to come pretty far forward on its track to accommodate the mirror's length (and still close the liftgate securely), and since I was driving, this duty fell to my spouse in the front passenger seat. Once the mirror was loaded, we reclined the seat to improve his comfort, but his knees were still pretty close to the glovebox.

It was a bearable situation for our 20-mile trip, though. And realistically, a typical Santa Fe owner would only be hauling long items of furniture on an occasional basis. Overall, the Hyundai's utility in this situation was commendable, and it's easy to see why crossover SUVs are so well liked, whether you're using them to haul kids or not.

Erin Riches, Deputy Editor @ 6,822 miles


Comments

  • quadricycle quadricycle Posts:

    That IS a long mirror. Question, did the added weight make the rear end sag?? Sorry, I couldn't resist that cheap shot. Anyway, it looks like you guys are getting busy with the new house, exciting huh?!

  • noburgers noburgers Posts:

    at 31" wide, would it not fit at an angle and you could avoided moving the seat? Hard to tell with all those blankets and other stuff

  • noburgers noburgers Posts:

    moving sucks

  • fordson1 fordson1 Posts:

    Gotta love minivans - 31X77 is no problem...hell, 48X96 is no problem. And you don't have to push the driver up against the steering wheel in order to make it happen.

  • hybris hybris Posts:

    Just goes to show you guys that should have gotten the 8 ft bed on the Silverado. I agree with noburgers is there not a away to tilt this thing on its side and take up less room that way.

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