Hyundai Santa Fe review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

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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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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

The Hyundai Santa Fe is no longer a budget large SUV. This latest model is actually more expensive than a Peugeot 5008, although it's still priced well below premium-badged seven-seaters, such as the Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90.

If you're planning to sign up to a PCP finance agreement, the Santa Fe will cost you far less per month than a Toyota Highlander, but you might find that the Land Rover Discovery Sport is a slightly cheaper option because of its slower predicted depreciation

There’s reason to be optimistic, then – and even if something does go wrong with your Santa Fe, Hyundai provides a generous five-year warranty (with no mileage cap) as standard.

Safety and security

The Santa Fe was awarded five stars out of five for safety by Euro NCAP. It’s hard to draw comparisons with the closely related Sorento, though, because the Santa Fe was tested under an older, less stringent regime.

All versions come with automatic emergency braking (AEB) that can recognise cyclists, pedestrians and other vehicles and lane-keeping assistance. Ultimate trim adds rear cross-traffic alert and a blind-spot view camera.

Overview

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.

  • Seven seats fit for adults
  • Loads of standard kit
  • Long warranty
  • So-so performance
  • Some wind noise
  • Ultimate trim is pricey
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