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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 six-speed. The uplevel engine is a a 235-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. 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 $19,075 - $27,450 $16,250 - $24,500
2015 $18,800 - $25,050 $15,925 - $22,050
2014 $16,950 - $20,675 $14,025 - $17,700
2013 $13,850 - $17,175 $10,970 - $14,170
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 $9,275 - $11,950 $6,670 - $9,245
2011 $8,125 - $10,625 $5,490 - $7,840
2010 $7,300 - $9,450 $4,660 - $6,685
2009 $6,300 - $8,500 $3,685 - $5,785
2008 $5,650 - $7,550 $3,085 - $4,885
2007 $5,125 - $6,675 $2,585 - $4,035
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 $3,650 - $5,175 $1,335 - $2,635
2005 $3,150 - $4,975 $915 - $2,415
2004 $2,900 - $4,400 $700 - $1,910
2003 $2,750 - $4,475 $565 - $1,950
2002 $2,725 - $3,900 $675 - $1,630
2001 N/A N/A