Hyundai Santa Fe review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Introduction

Hyundai Santa Fe 2022
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  • Hyundai Santa Fe 2022 rear cornering
  • Hyundai Santa Fe 2022 interior dashboard
  • Hyundai Santa Fe 2022 interior rear seats
  • Hyundai Santa Fe 2022 interior infotainment
  • Hyundai Santa Fe 2022 right tracking
  • Hyundai Santa Fe 2022 rear right tracking
  • Hyundai Santa Fe 2022 right tracking
  • Hyundai Santa Fe 2022 interior front seats
  • Hyundai Santa Fe 2022 interior rear seats
  • Hyundai Santa Fe 2022 interior steering wheel
  • Hyundai Santa Fe 2022 interior detail
  • Hyundai Santa Fe 2022 boot open
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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. It's not much smaller than an Audi Q7 yet costs a lot less to buy, and has some clever practicality tricks up its sleeve to make family life that little bit easier.

FAQs

  • The Santa Fe is too new to have featured in the 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey, but Hyundai came an impressive joint third (with Suzuki) out of 30 car makers listed, behind only Lexus and Dacia. The Santa Fe is sold with a competitive five-year/unlimited mileage warranty. Read more here

  • The Santa Fe is not available as an electric car but you can get 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. If you want a fully electric Hyundai, have a look at the Kona Electric, the Ioniq or the Ioniq 5. Read more here

  • We think the best Santa Fe engine is the 1.6 TGDi Hybrid. It delivers enough performance to keep up with motorway and A-road traffic comfortably, but is also very efficient. Our preferred trim level is Premium, which includes adaptive cruise control, heated leather seats, keyless entry and more. Read more here

  • A Santa Fe in Ultimate trim is more expensive than an entry-level Premium one. Premium (our favourite) has lots of kit, with nice-to-have luxuries such as adaptive cruise control, heated leather seats, keyless entry and more. Ultimate adds more equipment, including ventilated seats and a panoramic sunroof, but we think it’s too pricey to recommend. Read more here

  • The Santa Fe scored five out of five stars when it was tested by safety experts Euro NCAP, although if you’re looking to draw comparisons with rival cars, it’s important to note that the organisation has since toughened up its assessment criteria. The model comes with automatic emergency braking (AEB) and lane-keeping assistance as standard. Read more here

  • When the third row of seats is folded down, the Santa Fe has 625 litres of boot space, which is enough to fit in 10 carry-on suitcases. If you drop the middle seats too, you get a usefully flat and square van-like load bay with 1625 litres. Read more here

At a glance
New car deals
Save up to £2,086
Target Price from £40,024
Save up to £2,086
or from £502pm
Swipe to see used and leasing deals
Leasing deals
From £449pm
RRP price range £41,445 - £49,910
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) £1,024 / £3,414
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £2,049 / £6,827
Available colours