My Week with the Santa Fe #HyundaiDrive2013

I love to drive new vehicles. There is something about the feel of a new set of wheels! Even if they aren’t my own, I still love trying out new features, the new car smell (even if it isn’t great for me) and the general feel of the road in a new vehicle.

I was very excited to be approached by Hyundai Canada a few weeks ago. They asked me test out the 2013 Santa Fe for a week and I jumped on the opportunity pretty quick, I’m sure they could feel my excitement through the computer screen!

Hyundai Santa Fe

We had the Santa Fe over the long weekend and I was loving it so much that when we arrived back home from visiting one side of our family, I promptly packed the car back up to take the kids up to the cottage for an over night visit! I felt like a crazy Mom, but at the same time, I knew they would love the visit, as would I, AND I would love the drive! Despite a few sibling fights in the back seat, the drive was so much fun! The kids loved listening to music through my iPhone (yes, I could integrate my phone into the audio system in the vehicle) and watching the sky through the beautiful panoramic sun roof!

Hyundai Santa Fe

You know what Moms really love? A vehicle that thinks about storage! At least, this Mom certainly does.

Hyundai Santa Fe

Even the front seats had nice sized storage pockets for the kids to put their things on our trips away…

Hyundai Santa Fe

And when I packed it up…twice, it fit all of my luggage which was nice as in some vehicles, it is a struggle. This Mom likes to pack for many contingencies when we go away!

Hyundai Santa Fe
Hyundai Santa Fe

I couldn’t write this post without sharing the little video I took of us driving down the cottage road! We were all SO excited!


There is so much to say about this vehicle, I will save the rest for another post…..

And here it is: 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Insides


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10 Responses to My Week with the Santa Fe #HyundaiDrive2013

  1. I’m super impressed with the storage in the back, looks like you fit a lot in. Our family of 5 needs a lot of space for traveling!

  2. It’s always fun to test out a new vehicle. Looks nice and roomy – perfect for families!
    Patricia Zyska-Pickett
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  3. Shari G says:

    WOW I love all the storage!! Very nice!! I have a friend who has a Sante Fe and loves it!

  4. Love all the storage space!

  5. Aeryn Lynne says:

    My biggest concerns always come down to storage, and OMG check out your packing skills, lol! Every time I start loading a trunk, it never fails to look like I’ve just dumped things in, in like 10 secs flat. 😉

    That Santa Fe looks awesome! Can almost smell the new car smell from here, lol.

  6. Sydney Bows says:

    There is a lot of storage! We have a small family though, so we don’t need much 🙂

  7. I must say that is one gorgeous vehicle. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  8. We have a new Santa Fe and LOVE everything about it. We also have black leather and I wouldn’t change it for the world. Yep it shows the dirt but it cleans up like a dream.

  9. That seems to be a good amount of storage! I have black leather in my car and it actually isn’t that bad as it does clean really well.

  10. Victoria S says:

    Great review! I love the pictures. For me, although dirt shows up on leather, I prefer leather to cloth, as it is easier to clean.

    Victoria Ess

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