2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited AWD: The Test-Gear Test
July 24, 2013
See that photo? That's one of our more pathetic Edmunds packing jobs, the test gear just thrown randomly into our latest long-termer, the new three-row 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited AWD.
Chief Road Test Editor, Chris Walton, who isn't the least bit neurotic about test-gear loading, would've had a fit if he'd seen the haphazard mess before I pressed the power hatch button.
But Engineering Editor Jay Kavanagh had said to me, as we were sweltering after a day of testing in the Fontana heat, "Hey Monty, how about we just throw this crap in here any which way?"
You see, when you've got an SUV with as much cargo room behind the second row of seats as the Santa Fe, you don't have to be particular about making things overly neat. It's all going to fit no matter how you stack it.
In summation, this new 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe is huge.
Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 1,553 miles