No idea. However I know the Ford Ranger which also has 4 cylinder turbo does benefit from higher octane. The Maverick too recommends 93 octane. How the SC manages on lower octane was actually a bit shocking to me. Normally high compression or boosted engines tend to ping on low octane fuel.thanks OP, do you know if the engine responds to higher octane fuel and adjust to have more power or 87 or 93 makes no difference?
The performance estimates sound awesome, always figured this would be a quick vehicle and that is where it will really outshine the Maverick.The Santa Fe AWD Turbo is basically the same weight and is the same powertrain, so driving one now will tell you what the performance will be:
All is not peaches though, as they continue...
A test drive will sort out whether the DCT is ready for prime time. I don't expect super smooth off the line engagement but will happily trade that for crisp, fast shifts once moving. The manual specifically mentions that the DCT is "more direct" feeling. In addition the manual mentions the lack of refinement during break-in (first 1,000 miles) so maybe find a Santa Fe DCT owner that has some miles and find out if it got better with time.
Like many things this is likely down to the personal opinion of the reviewer and their expectations. If you are used to a traditional slush box then I bet a DCT like feels rough, but if you used to a manual then I bet its perfectly fine. Once again gotta test drive it. My biggest worry would be slow speed maneuvers with my boat trailer, if its jerky under those conditions that would become super annoying as I often need to be very percise at boat ramps and backing into my garage.
Its becoming more common these days - for example Corvette and Porsche both have partnered with Mobil. Its really just a marketing type partnership. The factory gets a discount on the oil if they recommend that brand. The Santa Fe manual only mentions 0W-20 with the same engine, so the 0W-30 might be new for the SC to handle towing duty.I looked everywhere and can't seem to find 0W-30 Quaker State Full Synthetic Oil. Interesting Hyundai even have oil brand suggestions, most car manufacturer just specify weight