Used Hyundai Santa Fe 4x4 2001 - 2006 review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Our recommendations

Hyundai Santa Fe 4x4 (01 - 06)
  • Hyundai Santa Fe 4x4 (01 - 06)
  • Hyundai Santa Fe 4x4 (01 - 06)

Our recommendations

Which used Hyundai Santa Fe 4x4 should I buy?

The 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol model is the cheapest of the line-up, but it lacks the easy low-down pull of the others and is too noisy when it's worked hard - as it often has to be. We'd pay the extra for either the 2.7 V6 petrol or 2.0-litre turbodiesel.

The V6 has a strong 170bhp and makes a satisfying growl as the revs rise, but that is nicely subdued once you're at a steady motorway cruise. However, its 25mpg makes it suitable for low-mileage drivers only.