Hyundai Santa Fe
I've finally had chance to test the Santa Fe's load carrying ability for large, awkward items - well, more than I do every day with camera kit.
The package in question was a very long box filled with a flat-pack swinging garden seat. My concern at the size of the item was quelled immediately - the box fitted lengthways with room to spare, and without the need to slide the front passenger seat forwards.
The seat bases and backrests all fold down to almost flat at the pull of a lever in the boot, and there's no need to remove any headrests, thanks to the ample middle row legroom.
You can easily see the rear pillar blind spot above that I mentioned in last week’s update, and this angle also shows how much the waistline rises to the rear of the car.
In any case, the Santa Fe performed faultlessly as a load-lugger, which is more than can be said about my flat-pack furniture building skills.
By Will Williams
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