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Hyundai Santa Fe
Hyundai Santa Fe 2017 4-door SUV Trim Shown: 2017 SE 4-door SUV AWD Automatic

The freshened 2017 Santa Fe is available with advanced safety features such as a multiview camera, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and lane-departure warning. This is still a roomy and comfortable three-row SUV built for family duty. Its 3.3-liter V6 is mated to a smooth, responsive six-speed automatic, a combination that attained 20 mpg overall in our tests. Handling is sound and utterly secure. Another plus is the settled, compliant ride that blunts pavement imperfections and lets the SUV sail smoothly on the highway. The well-finished cabin brings a lot of features for the money. Access to the cramped third row is somewhat difficult. Hyundai's updated Blue Link system features remote starting via mobile phones.

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2013 Redesign Year
Hyundai Santa Fe 2016 Trim Shown: 2016 Limited

A major redesign took place in 2013, resulting in the emergence of two versions of the Hyundai crossover SUV. The smaller Santa Fe Sport is a two-row model, while the standard Santa Fe offers three rows of seats. Though handling is sound in both versions, calling them sporty is a bit of a stretch. On the other hand, ride quality is comfortable and settled. The well-finished and roomy cabin offers many standard features, although a rearview camera is optional. The full-size Santa Fe also comes in for criticism regarding its tiny and difficult to access third-row seat. Blind spot monitoring was added as an option for 2014 models.

Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2016 N/A N/A
2015 $21,525 - $30,825 $18,650 - $27,675
2014 $20,400 - $27,125 $17,550 - $24,075
2013 $18,850 - $24,700 $15,975 - $21,650
2007 Redesign Year
Hyundai Santa Fe 2012 Trim Shown: 2012 Others

With this version of the Hyundai SUV, the interior is now spacious enough to accommodate a third-row seat (although it's a bit cramped and difficult to access). Still, this development, along with excellent fit and finish, makes for a more refined and versatile package. For its class, the Santa Fe also has responsive handling, which is delivered along with a firm but comfortable ride. A 2010 redesign freshened things up a bit, but didn't really push the envelope. While this iteration of the Santa Fe remains quite well rounded and competent, we wouldn't call it a world-beater.

Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2012 $11,875 - $16,050 $9,250 - $13,175
2011 $9,850 - $13,700 $7,275 - $10,900
2010 $8,850 - $12,775 $6,280 - $9,980
2009 $7,675 - $11,175 $5,150 - $8,450
2008 $6,750 - $9,700 $4,270 - $7,020
2007 $6,000 - $8,450 $3,540 - $5,840
2001 Redesign Year
Hyundai Santa Fe 2006 Trim Shown: 2006 Sport Utility

The redesigned 2007 Santa Fe was a big improvement over the original, and included standard ESC. It had a standard 2.7-liter V6 and a new 242-hp 3.3-liter V6. Well-equipped and pleasant, the car-based SUV rides comfortably and quietly. It also offers its occupants the benefits of a refined powertrain and a nicely finished cabin. However, while handling is secure, the Santa Fe is not particularly agile. The Santa Fe's size further hampers its performance. The SUV's weight inhibits acceleration and taxes fuel economy. Further, its size leads you to believe the interior is more spacious than it actually is. Finally, a tip-up in government rollover tests gives us pause when it comes to considering this version of the Santa Fe.

Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2006 $4,075 - $7,125 $1,790 - $4,590
2005 $3,200 - $6,075 $1,065 - $3,565
2004 $2,950 - $5,225 $860 - $2,760
2003 $2,950 - $4,975 $850 - $2,525
2002 $2,725 - $4,150 $675 - $1,830
2001 N/A N/A