Hyundai Santa Fe

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Capitalising on the growing appetite for 4x4 vehicles, the Hyundai Santa Fe was the Korean firm’s first attempt in Europe to push the brand more upmarket and away from the cheaper models the brand had been associated with.

  • Hyundai Santa Fe (12-18)
  • Hyundai Santa Fe (06-12)
  • Hyundai Santa Fe (01-05)

Capitalising on the growing appetite for 4x4 vehicles, the Hyundai Santa Fe was the Korean firm’s first attempt in Europe to push the brand more upmarket and away from the cheaper models the brand had been associated with.

The first of the three generations appeared in 2001, but the subsequent two iterations have grown substantially, allowing them to offer up to seven seats. Some markets also feature a longer wheelbase version of the seven-seater known as the Grand Santa Fe but Hyundai has no plans to bring this to the UK.

Today’s Hyundai Santa Fe shares much of its underpinnings and mechanical components with the Kia Sorento, and while the price has climbed considerably, it’s still a value-driven alternative to cars such as the Land Rover Discovery Sport,Toyota Land Cruiser and Volvo XC90.

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Most Popular New and Used Model Reviews

Hyundai Santa Fe SUV 2018 on

4.1 out of 5
Hyundai Santa Fe SUV 2018 on

New price range:
£33,425 - £43,295

Used price range:
£26,104 - £36,300

Hyundai Santa Fe Estate 2001 - 2005

3.5 out of 5
Hyundai Santa Fe Estate 2001 - 2005

New price range:
£15,830 - £19,030

Used price range:
£298 - £2,112

Well equipped, easy to drive.
Thirsty petrol engines, odd styling, poor gearchange.

Hyundai Santa Fe Estate 2006 - 2012

4 out of 5
Hyundai Santa Fe Estate 2006 - 2012

New price range:
£20,800 - £29,100

Used price range:
£1,815 - £10,604

Attractive styling, great diesel engine, available with seven seats, generous equipment levels, five year warranty
Weak V6 auto combination, vague steering, some body roll in bends

Hyundai Santa Fe Competitors

Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento

Ford Edge

Ford Edge

Mitsubishi Outlander

Mitsubishi Outlander