The Santa Fe has a proper large SUV seating position, which means you get a commanding view of your surroundings. Forward visibility is brilliant, thanks to a large windscreen and thin pillars, while the side view from the front seats is equally impressive.
The windows in the middle row are just as large as those up front, so visibility is equally good and there’s no chance of your passengers feeling claustrophobic.
Things aren’t nearly as good in the rearmost seats in seven-seat versions, due to the small windows and the steeply rising windowline.
This also limits your over-the-shoulder view from the driver’s seat, although the large rear window ensures a decent view straight backwards.
Rear parking sensors are standard across the range, while a reversing camera is fitted from Premium trim upwards. Range-topping Premium SE models also get front parking sensors.