Lambda II 3.5-liter V6 engine, Santa Fe

The Lambda II 3.5-liter V6 engine pumps out 276 horsepower and 248 lb.-ft. of torque. This refined powerplant features aluminum construction, dual overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder. To maximize the power spread, the engine utilizes CVVT on intake and exhaust camshafts and a three-step VIS that helps cylinders breathe efficiently at low and high RPM. The better breathing results in outstanding off-the-line acceleration and passing performance, and remarkable fuel efficiency. Mileage figures (estimated) for V6-powered Santa Fes are 20 mpg city/26 mpg highway/23 combined (FWD/AT), which bests the Ford Edge, Chevrolet Equinox and Toyota RAV4 V6 models.

Engine

Fuel Economy (mpg)

City

Highway

Combined

Lambda II 3.5L V6

(FWD/AT)

20 (est.)

 

26 (est.)

 

 

23 (est.)