Used Hyundai Santa Fe 4x4 2006 - 2012 review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Our recommendations

Hyundai Santa Fe 4x4 (06 - 12)
  • Hyundai Santa Fe 4x4 (06 - 12)
  • Hyundai Santa Fe 4x4 (06 - 12)

Our recommendations

Which used Hyundai Santa Fe 4x4 should I buy?

A 186bhp 2.7 V6 petrol model and a 148bhp 2.2 CRTD diesel were available from launch, but despite its power advantage, the petrol model isn't much faster. The diesel unit has plenty of grunt, giving the car decent acceleration. So, with its impressive performance and noticeably better fuel economy, the diesel is the one to buy.

The entry-level GSI model is well equipped, with 17-inch alloys, air-con and electric windows all round. It also comes with six airbags (eight in the seven-seater), but doesn't have electronic stability control fitted. It's worth looking for the CDX model, because it comes with climate and cruise controls, a leather interior and upgraded alloys.