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Hyundai Santa Fe

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Pros and cons

  • Exceptional safety systems
  • All-wheel drive
  • Spacious cabin
  • Low-mounted headlights can be easily obscured by dirt or snow
  • Base engine lacks power
  • Base model interiors made with lower quality materials
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags7

Specifications

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats6 - 7
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption11.5 - 14.1 L/100km
  • Highway consumption7.7 - 10.8 L/100km
  • Width1885 mm
  • Length4905 mm
  • Trunk space382 - 383 L
  • Cargo space2265 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This version of the Hyundai Santa Fe 2013 - present is available in 9 trims:

Basic trim features and specs

Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Basic trim:
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Standard roof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Long wheel base
Available with the Basic trim:
  • Front-wheel drive
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the Basic trim:
  • CD player
  • MP3-CD player
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers

Essential trim features and specs

Available with the Essential trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Essential trim:
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Standard roof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Long wheel base
Available with the Essential trim:
  • Front-wheel drive
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the Essential trim:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers

Luxury Adventure Edition trim features and specs

Available with the Luxury Adventure Edition trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Luxury Adventure Edition trim:
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Long wheel base
Available with the Luxury Adventure Edition trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the Luxury Adventure Edition trim:
  • CD player
  • Digital radio
  • Electric tailgate
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers

Premium trim features and specs

Available with the Premium trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Premium trim:
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Standard roof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Long wheel base
Available with the Premium trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the Premium trim:
  • CD player
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Electric tailgate
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers

Preferred trim features and specs

Available with the Preferred trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Preferred trim:
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Standard roof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Long wheel base
Available with the Preferred trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the Preferred trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Electric tailgate
  • Keyless entry
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers

Limited Adventure Edition trim features and specs

Available with the Limited Adventure Edition trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Ventilated front seats
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Limited Adventure Edition trim:
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Sunroof
  • Xenon headlights
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Long wheel base
Available with the Limited Adventure Edition trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the Limited Adventure Edition trim:
  • CD player
  • Digital radio
  • Electric tailgate
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers

Luxury trim features and specs

Available with the Luxury trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Luxury trim:
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Long wheel base
Available with the Luxury trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking (optional)
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the Luxury trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay (optional)
  • CD player (optional)
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Electric tailgate
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers

Limited trim features and specs

Available with the Limited trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Ventilated front seats (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Limited trim:
  • Bi-Xenon headlights (optional)
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof
  • Xenon headlights (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Long wheel base
Available with the Limited trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the Limited trim:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay (optional)
  • CD player
  • Digital radio
  • Electric tailgate
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers

Ultimate trim features and specs

Available with the Ultimate trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Ventilated front seats
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Ultimate trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • High-beam assist
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Long wheel base
Available with the Ultimate trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Emergency call system
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the Ultimate trim:
  • 360 degree camera (optional)
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay (optional)
  • CD player (optional)
  • Digital radio
  • Electric tailgate
  • Front sensors
  • Front view camera
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Navigation system
  • Side sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers

Overview

Learn about the Hyundai Santa Fe

Summary

The Hyundai Santa Fe is a family-first vehicle. This mid-sized SUV is more compact and economical than conventional SUVs and features a spacious interior that can seat up to seven people. Hyundai has packed the Santa Fe with top-of-the-line safety features to protect you on the road. Its crash mitigation technology uses sensors to detect and warn you of hazards, and autonomous emergency braking will stop the vehicle if it senses an accident is imminent. Some find the engine lacks a little punch, but the Santa Fe offers superior road handling with its optional all-wheel drive.

Safety

The Santa Fe utilizes Hyundai SmartSense technology, and this includes safety features like adaptive cruise control and external cameras to help with manoeuvring those tight spots. These give added peace of mind on the road and come standard in newer models from 2018. 

Other safety features you can expect are:

  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert with Brake Assist (RCTA), which monitors behind you for approaching vehicles as you reverse
  • Six standard airbags
  • High-strength steel exterior for maximum shock absorption in a collision 

Older models from 2010 are still well-equipped with safety features, such as  

  • Electronic stability control and antilock disc brakes to keep the car steady on turns and avoid skidding
  • Active front head restraints for extra protection during collisions
  • Side-impact airbags in the front seats
  • A rollover-sensing side curtain airbag, which activates if an accident causes the car to roll over

Interior

With three rows of seating, the interior has enough space for the whole family. The Santa Fe also has climate control and electric windows, which are handy for keeping everybody cool. Some drivers note that the base model interiors have been made from lower grade fabrics—however, the Santa Fe Luxury model comes with a black or grey leather interior. 

Technology

One of the standout tech features of the newer Santa Fes from 2017 is a touchscreen display in the centre stack. This is where you can view external cameras and access Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There are also two USB sockets in the back that should keep the passengers happy, as well as space-saving features like an electric parking brake. Some people find that the low-mounted headlights are prone to building up a coat of dirt (or snow), but that's nothing that a trip to the car wash won't solve.

Older models from 2008 come with full power accessories and a CD/MP3 player, with optional six-CD changer and dual-zone automatic climate control on select trims.

Space

The Santa Fe has generous cabin space, with enough room to seat seven people. There is plenty of leg and headroom, even in the back row, and over 600 L of trunk space. Access to the third row is hassle-free thanks to one-touch technology. At the press of a button second-row seats unlatch and spring forward electronically. You'll also find plenty of cubbies and pockets for the usual family car bric-a-brac.

Comfort

Part of the Santa Fe’s appeal is the space it offers drivers and passengers alike. Newer models, such as the 2015, have rear multi-link suspension which makes the ride smoother and is more compact, leaving more space for rear passengers. Some might feel the squeeze in the second row if the back seats are pushed forward—worth keeping in mind for long journeys. 

Frequently asked questions

Hyundai Sante Fes are made in South Korea but named after the city in New Mexico. The first iteration was introduced in 2000.

Depending on the model the Santa Fe can have two, four or all-wheel drive, as well as a diesel engine.

Yes. There are two bucket seats in the front, a middle bench that fits three and seating for two in the final row. There is space for up to seven people.

Two car seats can fit comfortably in the second row, with forward-facing car or booster seats in the third row.

The Santa Fe can tow a maximum of 2500 kg (just above 5,000 lbs). You can attach a camper or trailer by a rear hitch.