If your a very skinny person then maybe, idano, it is very very peppy and has great passing power but that does seems awful fast. My wife kinda did a drag race against her step mom's 2012 kia sorento V6 and barely won.
The 2.0T moved the Sport to 60 mph in 9.1 seconds. While that's only two-tenths faster than the far less powerful 2.4-liter, most of the increase in speed can be attributed to the near 260-pound weight penalty the AWD turbo carries. The turbo Sport completed the quarter mile in 16.8 seconds at 82.7 mph and stopped from 60 mph in 122 feet.I have been wondering about this measurement because it varies wildly. In Motor Trend's test, 2.0t took 9.1 seconds.
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport First Test - Motor Trend
+1!!! Would love to see more comparisons based on these speed ranges.To be honest, in day to day driving 0-60 times are pretty much meaningless to me. I like to see the times in the 35-65 mph, 45-75 and even 45-80 mph ranges. If I am merging onto an Interstate those are the speeds that give me a better idea how the vehicle is going to perform in my day to day life.
Almost +1. Sometimes the urge to crush the gas pedal takes over my better judgement.I don't do any 0-60 runs in my life any more.
I personally think that Hyundai made a huge error here. First of all the 2.0T is not achieving the fuel economy that the 3.5 v6 was getting and in my opinion the 2.4 is underpowered and really noisey. Test drove one of these and when I hit the pedal it sounded like and old John Deere pulling a plow through the field. Even with the cruise control on when we hit a slight grade that caused the cruise control to kick in the power the noise in the cabin was brutal. I knew this would be the case as soon as the salesman started the 2.4 it sounded rough just idling.Turbos used to be fitted ONLY on performance cars but, like it or or not, manufacturers are downsizing with better fuel consumption as the objective and many are opting for smaller capacity engines with turbos.
The 2.0T falls into this camp - it replaces the V6 on the previous CM Santa Fe - it's not a performance SUV, that would be BMW M-series or supercharged Range Rover
I agree and if I could turn the clock back I'd be a LWB buyer because of the reasons you cite. Pre market release the 2.0T SFS looked very impressive from a number of considerations but then the "onion" began to unpeel and original EPA fuel numbers were revised downward and when performance tests came in from well known car reviewers the results were term "disappointing" and generally fell above 9 secs.I personally think that Hyundai made a huge error here.
The new LWB with the V6 is in some cases getting equal to or better than the 2.0T? Go figure!
I realize that the fuel economy is a top priority here but that could have been achieved with a little tweaking of the V6. Oh well what do I know however it is me that is spending the money and the final choices are always mine.B)