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Hyundai Santa Fe

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Summary


The Hyundai Santa Fe is a large seven-seat SUV that sits above the Tucson and Kona in the Hyundai family. The current model is the fourth generation, and was launched at the 2018 Geneva motor show before going on sale in the UK later in the year.

The Santa Fe is currently only sold in the UK with a diesel engine, although petrol alternatives are available in other markets.

The Hyundai Santa Fe has received generally good reviews from the UK motoring media, and its overall Expert Rating of 65% (as of August 2021) is competitive in the large SUV sector. It has received particular praise for its generous level of standard equipment and large boot, while it has been criticised for being more expensive than expected.

Key specifications


Body style: Large SUV/crossover
Engines: diesel, hybrid, plug-in hybrid
Price: From £40,250 on-road

Launched: Summer 2018
Last updated: –
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

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Auto Trader

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Autocar

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Car

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Carbuyer

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Carwow

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Company Car Today

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Honest John

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Parkers

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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Which?

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Safety rating


Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: December 2018

94%

ADULT OCCUPANT

88%

CHILD OCCUPANT

67%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

76%

SAFETY ASSIST

Eco rating


No eco rating

The Hyundai Santa Fe has not been lab tested by Green NCAP. This is a new initiative, launched in 2018 as a sister organisation to Euro NCAP. As yet, very few new cars have been tested for environmental impact by Green NCAP, and inevitably the testing programme was halted in early 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Hyundai Santa Fe has received

2019

  • Parkers Awards – Best seven-seater

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