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Used test: Hyundai Santa Fe vs Peugeot 5008: costs

Buy either of these seven-seat SUVs at two years old and you could save more than £10,000. Time to see which deserves your money...

Hyundai Santa Fe

Buying and owning

Costs, equipment, reliability, safety and security

New, the Hyundai Santa Fe was the most expensive by around £5500, but there’s only £1600 between our two used machines. That’s a saving of £15,000 on the price of a new Santa Fe, and around £10,000 on a new 5008. 

As far as running costs go, the Santa Fe will cost you more to fuel (its official consumption is 44.8mpg against the 5008’s much healthier 58.9mpg) and slightly more to insure, but the Peugeot 5008 will cost roughly £100 more to service. Be warned that a supplementary luxury car tax (currently £325 per year) applies to our used Santa Fe, because it cost over £40,000 new. After year six, this reverts to the usual road tax fee (currently £150 per year).

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In our most recent reliability survey the previous-generation Santa Fe (no data was available for this current model) finished in 19th place in the large SUV class. There was insufficient data for the 5008, too. Hyundai as a brand finished in 6th place, while Peugeot ended up in 25th place out of 31 manufacturers. 

Both cars are handsomely equipped in top-spec trim. In fact, even the most ardent hedonist might feel overly pampered by the Santa Fe in range-topping Premium SE form. You get such fripperies as a heated steering wheel and heated rear seats, along with ventilated front seats. Mind you, the Peugeot 5008 is hardly austere, with leather seats (heated in the front), adaptive cruise control and LED headlights fitted as standard.

Both cars come with blind-spot monitoring and automatic emergency braking, and lane-departure warning. The Hyundai Santa Fe also has a rear cross-traffic alert, to warn you of approaching hazards when you’re reversing out on to a road.

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