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Hyundai Santa Fe

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Pros and cons of the Hyundai Santa Fe

  • 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 ratings of the Hyundai Santa Fe

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags7

Specifications of the Hyundai Santa Fe

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption10.8 - 12.3 L/100km
  • Highway consumption8 - 9.8 L/100km
  • Width1890 mm
  • Length4770 mm
  • Trunk space1016 - 1017 L
  • Cargo space2019 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Hyundai Santa Fe

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 2019 - present is available in 7 trims:

Essential 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
  • Heated steering wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
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
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • HDMI port for rear passengers
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Essential trim:
2.4 L - Gas - 185 hp
City consumption:10.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:746 km

Essential Safety Package 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
  • Heated steering wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Essential Safety Package trim:
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • High-beam assist
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the Essential Safety Package trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Fatigue warning system
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Lane departure warning
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the Essential Safety Package trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • HDMI port for rear passengers
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Essential Safety Package trim:
2.4 L - Gas - 185 hp
City consumption:10.8 - 11.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:8 - 8.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:699 - 746 km

Preferred trim features and specs

Available with the Preferred trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
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
  • Heated steering wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Preferred trim:
  • Four-wheel drive
  • High-beam assist
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the Preferred trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Emergency call system
  • Fatigue warning system
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the Preferred trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Digital radio
  • Keyless entry
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • HDMI port for rear passengers
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
2 engines are available with the Preferred trim:
2 L - Gas - 235 hp
City consumption:12.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:637 km
2.4 L - Gas - 185 hp
City consumption:11.2 - 11.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.7 - 8.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:699 - 707 km

Preferred w/Pano Roof trim features and specs

Available with the Preferred w/Pano Roof trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
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
  • Heated steering wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Preferred w/Pano Roof trim:
  • Four-wheel drive
  • High-beam assist
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the Preferred w/Pano Roof trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Emergency call system
  • Fatigue warning system
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the Preferred w/Pano Roof trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Digital radio
  • Keyless entry
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • HDMI port for rear passengers
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Preferred w/Pano Roof trim:
2 L - Gas - 235 hp
City consumption:12.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:637 km

Preferred Sun & Leather Package trim features and specs

Available with the Preferred Sun & Leather Package trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
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
  • Heated steering wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Preferred Sun & Leather Package trim:
  • Four-wheel drive
  • High-beam assist
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the Preferred Sun & Leather Package trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Emergency call system
  • Fatigue warning system
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the Preferred Sun & Leather Package trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Digital radio
  • Keyless entry
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • HDMI port for rear passengers
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
2 engines are available with the Preferred Sun & Leather Package trim:
2 L - Gas - 235 hp
City consumption:12 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.2 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:663 km
2.4 L - Gas - 185 hp
City consumption:11.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:699 km

Luxury trim features and specs

Available with the Luxury trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Heated rear seats
  • 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
  • Heated steering wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Luxury trim:
  • Four-wheel drive
  • High-beam assist
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the Luxury trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Emergency call system
  • Fatigue warning system
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the Luxury trim:
  • 360 degree camera
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Digital radio
  • Electric tailgate
  • Front sensors
  • Front view camera
  • Keyless entry
  • Side sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • HDMI port for rear passengers
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Luxury trim:
2 L - Gas - 235 hp
City consumption:12 - 12.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.2 - 9.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:637 - 663 km

Ultimate trim features and specs

Available with the Ultimate trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Heated rear seats
  • 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
  • Heated steering wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Ultimate trim:
  • Four-wheel drive
  • High-beam assist
  • LED headlights
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the Ultimate trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Emergency call system
  • Fatigue warning system
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Rain sensor
  • Tire pressure indicator (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the Ultimate trim:
  • 360 degree camera
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Digital radio
  • Electric tailgate
  • Front sensors
  • Front view camera
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system
  • Side sensors
  • Wireless charging pad/mat
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • HDMI port for rear passengers
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Ultimate trim:
2 L - Gas - 235 hp
City consumption:12 - 12.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.2 - 9.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:637 - 663 km

Overview of the Hyundai Santa Fe

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 about the Hyundai Santa Fe

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.