Welcome, everyone, to the modern day people carrier. Large SUVs may have their roots in off-roading but, these days, have become the default choice for any family that needs to ferry around more than five people.
And, if it’s maximum space you’re after, the Hyundai Santa Fe is one of your best options. This seven-seat SUV isn’t that much smaller than the BMW X5, yet costs as little as half as much to buy – even if it still isn’t exactly a bargain. It also has some clever practicality tricks up its sleeve to make life family life that little bit easier.
Key rivals include the slightly smaller Land Rover Discovery Sport and Peugeot 5008, but you might also consider the more leftfield and cheaper Ssangyong Rexton. How does the Santa Fe square up against those contemporaries? Read on over the next few pages and we’ll tell you all you need to know, including what Hyundai’s biggest SUV is like to drive, how practical it is and how much it will cost you to buy and own.