Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi Premium 5dr 4WD Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £39,460What Car? Target Price£37,024
Review

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.

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We reckon mid-level Premium trim makes the most sense, adding heated seats (front and back), a heated steering wheel and leather seats on top of everything you get with SE trim.

The only engine is a 197bhp 2.2-litre diesel that pulls well from low revs, no matter whether you opt for a manual or an automatic gearbox. Outright performance is on a par with the Peugeot 5008 2.0 HDi 180, although that car does have a quicker-responding automatic gearbox; the Santa Fe’s tends to dither a bit when you ask for a burst of acceleration.


Key information

Doors5
Seats7
0-62 MPH9.5 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

41.5

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

547

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

179

g/km

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