Another common reason for choosing a large SUV is the amount of boot space they offer. The Santa Fe’s boot is an impressive 585 litres for five-seat models and 516 litres in the seven-seater with the two rearmost seats folded down. That’s more space than a Land Rover Discovery Sport or Volvo XC60 can offer. With all seven seats in place, there’s enough room for a couple of small suitcases or a few weekend bags.
The boot is a relatively practical space, too. The floor is flush with the boot opening, so you don’t have to lift heavy items over an annoying lip. The boot opening is nice and wide, too, so bulky or awkward items such as pushchairs or bikes go in with ease.
The only real downside is the Santa Fe’s wheelarches, which protrude slightly into the back of the boot.