Each year, WardsAuto and its panel of judges choose the best all-new or significantly improved interiors in notable vehicle brands from a field of 32 models.
The Wards 10 Best Interiors Award not only recognizes these interiors based on how they look but the uniqueness they possess in terms of style and design. Judges evaluate vehicles based on aesthetics, comfort, fit-and-finish, material quality, and ergonomics, with no price cap for award nominees.
Hyundai is pleased that the Santa Fe has been chosen as one of the recipients of this year’s award, embodying the high level of quality that earns such an honour. And, when you look at the features of the Hyundai Santa Fe interior, you can see why it’s been rewarded.
The Hyundai Santa Fe Interior Mixes Value with Great Design
The Hyundai Santa Fe prides itself on comfort, utility, and lots of reliable, state-of-the-art safety technology to buffer your driving experience at every turn.
The Hyundai Santa Fe took Wards’ 10 UX honours last fall and has followed up with the best interiors award thanks to high-quality materials, attention to detail, and outstanding value.
The Hyundai Santa Fe interior features a textured blend of grey and ivory threads, and the audio system speaker grilles are patterned to add character to typically bland door panels. The Santa Fe contains two-tone mauve/brown panels, which are accented by metallic trim to make the door as aesthetically pleasing as possible.
Once you enter the Santa Fe, you’ll notice that it has a standout steering wheel, with its controls framed in satin metallic trim. Plus, you’ll see that the Hyundai Santa Fe interior has high-quality matte wood finishes, contrast stitching on the seats, as well as brushed aluminum sill plates. These Hyundai Santa Fe interior features give this SUV a bold yet sleek look.
In-Vehicle Controls Are Set Up Ideally for the Driver
The Wards 10 Best Interiors Award judging panel also gave the Hyundai Santa Fe interior high marks for the ergonomics of its controls. The interior layout gushes with a strong UX design, with every control easy to spot and adjust.
The volume and climate-control knobs inside the Hyundai Santa Fe are big and easy to move around, with large buttons slightly angled to the driver. Furthermore, all displays are catered to the driver and arranged according to cognitive workload. Information that the driver needs throughout his or her trip is placed in front, at eye level, in the HUD and central instrument cluster.
Other less important infotainment functions are in the centre slack at eye level. Everything in the vehicle that you need to access is right there, meaning you don’t have to take your eyes off the road to work the buttons. And you’ll notice a colour head-up display projected on the windshield.
These are attractive features for any car owner. You can spend more time focusing on the road while being able to control the systems at a moment’s notice.
The Santa Fe Also Capitalizes on Space
The Hyundai Santa Fe is one of the most spacious models from Hyundai that you will find.
For one, there is ample legroom in each row, meaning passengers in the back seat won’t feel cramped when riding with you. Second-row seats also fold up in a 60/40 split and can slide forward to make more room for cargo. The cargo hold has in-floor storage to keep any unneeded items stowed away and secure. There are buttons on the right side of the cargo hold, which can release second-row seats for folding down.
For optimal comfort as the driver, your seat moves eight ways electronically, including adjustments for custom lumbar support.
The Hyundai Santa Fe can seat five or six people in one trip, with 0.4 cubic metres of storage behind the third-row seat, expanding to 2.3 cubic metres with the rear rows folded. In all, the Hyundai Santa Fe is a mid-sized crossover that allows you to travel in comfort and style, and it carries a good haul as well.
These standout qualities of the Hyundai Santa Fe have earned widespread recognition, but they’re also what make it such a great car for young drivers, families, and older adults looking for a spacious, stylish, and stable ride. Visit Woodstock Hyundai and get your hands on a Santa Fe today!