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Hyundai Santa Fe

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Hyundai Santa Fe 2019 4-door SUV
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  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe replaces the five-passenger Santa Fe Sport, while the current three-row, long-wheelbase Santa Fe continues as the Santa Fe XL. The same four-cylinder engine choices carry over from the Santa Fe Sport, although an eight-speed transmission replaces the current six-speed. A diesel engine will also be available--Hyundai's first in the U.S.--and diesel-powered vehicles will also offer a small third-row seat. A new technology alerts drivers to child or pet left in the backseat, and prevents doors from opening in the path of an oncoming bicycle, motorcycle, or car. Standard advanced safety features include lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic warning with automatic emergency braking, and forward-collision avoidance with pedestrian detection.
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The 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 engine is mated to a smooth, responsive six-speed automatic transmission, a combination that attained 20 mpg overall in our tests. Handling is sound and 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 2017
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
2017 N/A N/A
2016 $19,400 - $29,100 $16,575 - $26,100
2015 $17,850 - $25,050 $15,075 - $22,125
2014 $17,025 - $21,775 $14,175 - $18,825
2013 $14,050 - $18,325 $11,250 - $15,375
2007 Redesign Year
Hyundai Santa Fe 2012
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 $9,600 - $12,525 $6,940 - $9,715
2011 $8,125 - $10,875 $5,520 - $8,120
2010 $7,300 - $9,850 $4,695 - $7,095
2009 $6,100 - $8,800 $3,540 - $6,090
2008 $5,600 - $8,075 $3,035 - $5,385
2007 $5,125 - $7,050 $2,585 - $4,385
2001 Redesign Year
Hyundai Santa Fe 2006
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 $3,475 - $5,500 $1,185 - $2,935
2005 $2,975 - $4,950 $765 - $2,390
2004 $2,775 - $4,550 $605 - $2,035
2003 $2,750 - $4,475 $565 - $1,950
2002 $2,725 - $3,900 $675 - $1,630
2001 N/A N/A