2013 Hyundai Santa Fe: Selected for Oregon Road Trip
August 7, 2013
It's time for my family to head north to Oregon to see my folks. A few of our long-term cars were in the running, but in the end out new 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe won out.
For one, the third row is nice for going into town (25 miles each way) for dinner. The six of us can ride in the same car.
And it's got tons of cargo storage for our luggage. We could probably make do with the Passat's decent-sized trunk, but it would be tight.
Also, there are dirt fire roads near my dad's place, and sometimes we'll cruise around in the backcountry. The extra approach angle of an SUV, even if it is a crossover, could come in handy. We probably won't get into places where we'll need the all-wheel-drive system, but you never know.
Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing @ 2,523 miles