The words "fully redesigned" constantly get tossed around all willy-nilly, to the point where they've lost the intended snap reaction. Though, when used to describe the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe, it comes up as an understatement. Hyundai replaced its long-running Santa Fe SUV model with two new models for the 2013 model year. The Santa Fe Sport, which still offers two rows of seating for five passengers like its predecessor, and the longer wheelbase (LWB) model. The LWB version adds about four inches of wheelbase and 8.5 inches of overall length to accommodate three rows of seating for up to seven passengers. Both models feature Hyundai's "fluidic sculpture" design, which presents a rounder, gentler profile than the slab-sided cut from the past.
K&N Replacement Air Filter for Hyundai Santa Fe
The Santa Fe Sport comes with two engine choices, the base model gets Hyundai's 190 horsepower, 2.4-liter direct-injection four-cylinder, and a 264 horsepower, 2.0-liter turbo four is offered as an option. Both engines are paired with six-speed automatic transmissions, and both are expected to generate improved highway mpg numbers. The LWB Santa Fe is the only midsize CUV (crossover utility vehicle) with a standard direct injection V6 engine. The 3.3-liter GDI V6 engine delivers a hefty 290 horsepower.
Top View of the 33-2493 Air Filter
Now, by simply upgrading the existing air filter with a K&N 33-2493 washable and reusable air filter, you will experience perceptible performance gains from all three engines. Engineered to fit directly into the existing air box, this high performance air filter is designed to increase horsepower and torque, while providing excellent filtration and engine protection.
Depending on your driving conditions, servicing intervals can run up to 50,000 miles before cleaning is necessary. Servicing the 33-2493 washable and reusable air filter is as effortless as following the instructions in a K&N Recharger Kit (part no. 99-5050). With K&N's celebrated Million Mile Limited Warranty, this will be the last air filter you'll ever purchase for your 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe.
The K&N Performance Air Filter 33-2493 fits the following:
2013 HYUNDAI SANTA FE 3.3L V6
2013 HYUNDAI SANTA FE 2.4L L4
2013 HYUNDAI SANTA FE 2.0L L4
For all K&N Hyundai Santa Fe air filters visit the Air Filters for Hyundai Santa Fe page on KNFilters.com.
Related News Stories: Hyundai Santa Fe, Sonata & Kia Sorento Models Have Simple Performance Option. Hyundai Santa Fe and Tucson Gain Excellent Filtration with K&N Lifetime Air Filter