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2009 Hyundai Santa Fe Trims

GLS

Avg. Price: $13,586

As the entry-level Santa Fe trim, the GLS comes equipped with a base engine, base transmission, and limited number of standard features for 2009. A 2.7-liter, double-overhead-cam V6 engine, producing 185 hp and 183 lb-ft of torque, powers the GLS. The V6 links to a five-speed manual transmission or an optional four-speed automatic transmission with Shiftronic, which includes tap-up/tap-down manual shifting. Fuel economy checks in at 17/24 city/highway mpg with the manual transmission and 18/24 with the automatic transmission. Standard performance-related features include traction control, electronic stability control, antilock brakes, and power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering. The GLS rides on 16-inch tires with five-spoke alloy wheels.

Standard interior features include deluxe cloth seats, keyless entry, cruise control, air conditioning, and a six-speaker AM/FM audio system with XM satellite radio, a CD player, and an MP3 input jack. Outside, the '09 Hyundai GLS includes such standard features as power exterior mirrors, roof rack side rails, and dual exhaust outlets. In addition, the GLS comes equipped with a full range of airbags, including dual advanced front airbags, front seat-mounted side-impact airbags, and roof-mounted side curtain airbags.

GLS AWD

Avg. Price: $14,281

The 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS AWD provides optimal traction and stability on all types of roads and in all types of driving conditions, thanks to its Borg Warner all-wheel-drive system. Power comes in the form of a 2.7-liter, double-overhead-cam V6 engine, which produces 185 hp and 183 lb-ft of torque. The V6 connects to a five-speed manual transmission or an available four-speed automatic transmission with Shiftronic, which enables drivers to shift manually. The GLS AWD posts fuel economy numbers of 17/23 city/highway mpg with either the manual or automatic transmission. The GLS AWD also comes equipped with such standard features as antilock brakes, electronic stability control, traction control, and power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering, and cruises on 16-inch alloy wheels.

Inside, the '09 Santa Fe GLS AWD comes with a limited range of standard features, including air conditioning, deluxe cloth seats, keyless entry, cruise control, and a six-speaker AM/FM audio system with XM satellite radio, a CD player, and an MP3 input jack. Rear privacy glass and a tilt/telescopic steering wheel also come standard. Exterior features include power sideview mirrors, roof rack side rails, and dual exhaust outlets. Standard safety equipment includes dual advanced front airbags, as well as front seat-mounted side-impact and roof-mounted side curtain airbags.

Limited

Avg. Price: $16,192

As the top-of-the-line Santa Fe trim, the Hyundai Santa Fe Limited comes well-equipped for 2009. Standard features included only on the Limited trim include leather seats, heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver's seat with power lumbar support, automatic climate control with an outside temperature display, and a power tilt-and-slide sunroof. In addition, the Limited trim comes equipped with a 10-speaker, 605-watt Infinity Logic 7 audio system with a CD changer. Outside, the Limited trim has unique chrome accents on the grille and a rear spoiler. Other standard features for the Limited include a keyless entry system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, an auto-dimming inside mirror, and a trip computer, as well as foglights, roof rack side rails, and 18-inch wheels.

A 242-hp, 3.3-liter V6 engine, which produces 226 lb-ft of torque, drives the Santa Fe Limited. The V6 links to a five-speed automatic transmission with a Shiftronic gate, which enables drivers to shift manually by tapping up or down on the gear shift knob. Other performance-related features include antilock brakes, traction control, and electronic stability control, while standard safety features include front seat-mounted side-impact and roof-mounted side curtain airbags.

Limited AWD

Avg. Price: $17,362

Sporting a Borg Warner all-wheel-drive system as well as a long list of standard features, the 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited AWD holds the honor as the best-equipped Santa Fe trim for 2009. Its interior comes well-outfitted with such features as leather seats, heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver's seat with lumbar support, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, automatic climate control, and a power tilt-and-slide sunroof. Other standard interior features include a keyless entry system, an auto-dimming interior mirror with an integrated digital compass, a trip computer, and a 10-speaker, 605-watt Infinity Logic 7 audio system with a CD changer. Safety features include front seat-mounted side-impact and roof-mounted side curtain airbags.

Exterior features include a rear spoiler, foglights, roof rack side rails, and dual exhaust pipes. For power, the Santa Fe Limited AWD comes equipped with a 3.3-liter, double-overhead-cam V6 engine, which produces 242-hp and 226 lb-ft of torque. The V6 links to a five-speed automatic transmission with Shiftronic, which gives drivers the option of shifting manually by tapping up or down on the gear shift knob. Other performance-related features include antilock brakes, traction control, and electronic stability control.

SE

Avg. Price: $15,375

The mid-level Santa Fe SE trim delivers more horsepower and torque than the entry-level GLS trim, thanks to its 3.3-liter, double-overhead-cam V6 engine, which generates 242 hp (an increase of 57 hp over the GLS's V6) and 226 lb-ft of torque (an increase of 43 lb-ft). In addition, the Santa Fe SE comes standard with a five-speed automatic transmission, which is unavailable on the GLS trim. The SE's automatic transmission features a Shiftronic gate, which enables drivers to manually shift gears by tapping up or down on the gear shift knob.

Interior features available on the SE but not the GLS include a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, a trip computer, and an auto-dimming inside mirror with an integrated digital compass, while additional exterior features include foglights, a chrome grille surround, and a windshield-wiper deicer. In addition, the SE rides on 18-inch wheels, as opposed to the GLS's 16-inch wheels. Other standard features for the SE include air conditioning, keyless entry, cruise control, and a six-speaker AM/FM audio system with XM radio, a CD player, and an MP3 input jack, as well as power exterior mirrors and roof rack side rails. Safety features include front seat-mounted side-impact and roof-mounted side curtain airbags. Antilock brakes, traction control, and electronic stability control also come standard.

SE AWD

Avg. Price: $16,407

The 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe SE AWD comes equipped with a 242-hp, 3.3-liter V6 engine, which produces 226 lb-ft of torque and links to a five-speed automatic transmission with the automaker's manual-shift Shiftronic feature. In addition, the SE AWD comes standard with a Borg Warner all-wheel-drive system, which provides optimal traction and stability in all types of driving conditions. Electronic stability control, traction control, antilock brakes, and power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering also come standard.

Inside, the Santa Fe SE AWD includes such features as a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, air conditioning, cloth seats, a trip computer, and an auto-dimming mirror with an integrated compass, as well as a keyless entry system and a six-speaker AM/FM audio system with XM radio, a CD player, and an MP3 input jack. Safety features include front seat-mounted side-impact and roof-mounted side curtain airbags. Outside, the SE AWD comes equipped with foglights, heated exterior mirrors, roof rack side rails, a chrome grille surround, and dual exhaust pipes. The SE AWD rides on 18-inch wheels and includes antilock brakes, traction control, and electronic stability control.