Hyundai Santa Fe review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Introduction

Hyundai Santa Fe front right tracking
  • Hyundai Santa Fe front right tracking
  • Hyundai Santa Fe rear cornering
  • Hyundai Santa Fe interior dashboard
  • Hyundai Santa Fe interior back seats
  • Hyundai Santa Fe interior infotainment
  • Hyundai Santa Fe right tracking
  • Hyundai Santa Fe rear right tracking
  • Hyundai Santa Fe front tracking
  • Hyundai Santa Fe right tracking
  • Hyundai Santa Fe rear left static
  • Hyundai Santa Fe headlight detail
  • Hyundai Santa Fe grille detail
  • Hyundai Santa Fe interior front seats
  • Hyundai Santa Fe interior steering wheel
  • Hyundai Santa Fe interior detail
  • Hyundai Santa Fe interior detail
  • Hyundai Santa Fe boot open
  • Hyundai Santa Fe front right tracking
  • Hyundai Santa Fe rear cornering
  • Hyundai Santa Fe interior dashboard
  • Hyundai Santa Fe interior back seats
  • Hyundai Santa Fe interior infotainment
  • Hyundai Santa Fe right tracking
  • Hyundai Santa Fe rear right tracking
  • Hyundai Santa Fe front tracking
  • Hyundai Santa Fe right tracking
  • Hyundai Santa Fe rear left static
  • Hyundai Santa Fe headlight detail
  • Hyundai Santa Fe grille detail
  • Hyundai Santa Fe interior front seats
  • Hyundai Santa Fe interior steering wheel
  • Hyundai Santa Fe interior detail
  • Hyundai Santa Fe interior detail
  • Hyundai Santa Fe boot open
What Car?’s Santa Fe deals
New car deals
Save up to £2,246
Target Price from £40,886
Save up to £2,246
or from £523pm
Swipe to see used and leasing deals
Nearly new deals
From £39,275
Leasing deals
From £448pm

Introduction

What Car? says...

The Hyundai Santa Fe is aimed at those families who've grown out of five seats and need to fit a couple more people in the boot – or anyone who regularly lugs around lots of clobber.

Indeed, the Santa Fe is one of your best options if it's maximum space you're looking for and you need a seven-seater.

So, how does the Hyundai Santa Fe square up against those cars, and other large SUVs that might have caught your eye? We’ll tell you all you need to know over the next few pages of this review, including what it's like to drive, how comfortable the interior is and whether or not it makes financial sense.

When you know which model of car you want to buy, we could save you thousands on the brochure price if you search for discounts on our free What Car? New Car Deals pages. They have some great new SUV deals.

FAQs

  • Yes, all versions have seven seats, even the plug-in hybrid (PHEV), with its large battery.

  • It should be: Hyundai came an impressive joint fifth place out of 32 car makers in the 2022 What Car? Reliability Survey. The Santa Fe comes with a competitive five-year/unlimited mileage warranty too.

  • The Santa Fe is available either as a ‘self-charging’ hybrid (HEV) or a plug-in hybrid (PHEV). The PHEV version can officially do up to 36 miles of electric driving between charges and makes perfect sense for company car drivers.

  • It depends upon which engine you choose, but the diesel's 2500kg towing capacity matches that of the Kia Sorento while the hybrid (HEV) manages 1650kg, and the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) 1350kg.

  • Yes. It's 4785mm long, while the Hyundai Tucson measures 4500mm.

At a glance
New car deals
Save up to £2,246
Target Price from £40,886
Save up to £2,246
or from £523pm
Swipe to see used and leasing deals
Nearly new deals
From £39,275
Leasing deals
From £448pm
RRP price range £42,445 - £50,910
Number of trims (see all)2
Number of engines (see all)3
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)hybrid, diesel
MPG range across all versions 173.7 - 44.1
Available doors options 5
Warranty 5 years / No mileage cap
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £1,046 / £3,488
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £2,093 / £6,975
Available colours