Hyundai Santa Fe 1.6 TGDi Hybrid Ultimate 5dr Auto Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

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RRP £45,760What Car? Target Price£44,090
Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors

There’s loads to like about the Hyundai Santa Fe, including its huge boot, seven-seat practicality and impressive roster of standard equipment. The regular hybrid will make more sense to most buyers, but the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) is a no-brainer if you're a company car driver. Either way, stick with Premium trim rather than Ultimate.

Even the most ardent hedonist might feel over-pampered by the Santa Fe in range-topping Ultimate form – it comes with such niceties as ventilated front seats and a panoramic roof. However, it is rather pricey. We'd stick with Premium trim.

The 'self-charging' hybrid (HEV) is nippy enough with 0-60mph taking 8.4sec in our tests. True, there's a slight delay between you pressing the accelerator pedal and the car surging forwards, but it isn't pronounced enough to really annoy.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats7
0-62 MPH8.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Electric Hybrid
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

42.2

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

571

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

152

g/km