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Does the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Have All-Wheel Drive?

There’s nothing more essential to a capable SUV than all-wheel drive. The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe has HTRAC™ All-Wheel Drive available on every trim level so that anyone can get maximum traction no matter which trim level or engine option they choose. Living in an area where snow and ice are common means the demand for traction is higher, so be sure to find a Santa Fe with HTRAC™ All-Wheel Drive. Read more of this entry to learn more about HTRAC™ All-Wheel Drive, how it works, and how to get it. 


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How Does HTRAC™ All-Wheel Drive Work? 

Normal all-wheel drive does little more than send mechanical energy to each wheel so that they all spin. Front-wheel and rear-wheel drive systems send mechanical energy to either the front or rear wheels and the opposite set of wheels rolls along with the other two. Obviously, it’s better to have each of your four wheels driving so that your car keeps moving, in case one, two, or three wheels lose traction.  

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HTRAC™ All-Wheel Drive does more than a regular all-wheel drive system by giving drivers the ability to choose how traction is distributed. The HTRAC™ Intelligent Drive Modes change the transmission mapping, throttle responsiveness, stability control settings, and power distribution to accommodate certain situations. The three modes are called “Comfort,” “Smart,” and “Sport.” As you might guess, the Comfort mode smooths out the ride for maximum stability. The Smart mode conserves fuel and turns the car into a front-wheel drive vehicle for efficiency until power is needed elsewhere. The Sport mode sends more power to the back wheels to improve agility.  


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How Do I Find a 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe with HTRAC™ All-Wheel Drive? 

At Leduc Hyundai in Leduc, Alberta, you would have a harder time finding a Hyundai Santa Fe without HTRAC™ All-Wheel Drive than finding one with it. At the time of this writing, every 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe model for sale includes HTRAC™ All-Wheel Drive so local drivers can be prepared for hazardous weather and stack the deck in their favor when traction becomes hard to find.