The interior layout, fit and finish
Driving position and dashboard
You’re not likely to have many issues getting comfortable behind the wheel of the Hyundai Santa Fe, thanks to plenty of steering wheel and seat adjustment. All versions come with adjustable lumbar support, and the driver's seat is fully electric, with a memory function if you go for Ultimate trim.
As standard, information is fed to the driver through a 4.2in TFT screen and a couple of analogue dials, but that’s upgraded to a 12.3in fully digital display when you go for the diesel, or for the top tier Ultimate trim. Going for Ultimate also gets you a head-up display that projects key information clearly on to the windscreen.
All models come with powerful LED headlights to help you see where you're going at night.
Sat nav and infotainment
All versions of the Santa Fe have a big 10.3in touchscreen, a punchy Krell sound system, wireless phone-charging and Apple Carplay/Android Auto smartphone mirroring (so you can use selected phone apps through the screen). Pretty much every gadget you could want, in other words.
The fact that the screen is mounted high up on the dashboard means you don’t need to divert your eyes far from the road to see it. You’ll also find the operating system user-friendly – it's far more intuitive than the ones in the Peugeot 5008 and Toyota Highlander.