In this section:
- Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
- Equipment, options and extras
- 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 seven-seat SUV. This latest model is actually more expensive than the Peugeot 5008, although it's still priced well below premium-badged alternatives, such as the Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90. It's also cheaper than the Kia Sorento, which is only available in everything-but-the-kitchen-sink Edition trim.
If you're planning to sign up to a PCP finance agreement, the Santa Fe will cost you far less per month than the Toyota Highlander, but you might find that the Land Rover Discovery Sport is a slightly cheaper option because of its slower predicted depreciation.
The latest Santa Fe was too new to appear in our 2022 What Car? Reliability Survey, but Hyundai finished an impressive joint fifth (out of 32 brands) in the overall manufacturer league table. That's above Ford, Honda, Peugeot and Toyota.
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.