The seven-passenger version of this iteration of the Hyundai Santa Fe is one of the most pleasant and well-rounded three-row SUVs on the market. It's functional, stylish and undemanding. Spacious and accommodating, the Santa Fe has a limo-like rear seat and generous cargo area, yet it doesn't feel too bulky to drive or park. The comfortable ride and quiet interior make it a welcome family road trip companion.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"This car is my wife's "work horse" and she is extremely satisfied with its driving capability."

WILLIAM M., NH (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Handles well, very good turning radius. Plenty of pep for merging on expressway or passing. Very pleased with mileage. Get up to 29 MPG on highway and 22 around town. This is with V6."

Anonymous, SC (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Not smooth consistent acceleration"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Surprisingly good handling with the stock tires. Acceleration is good but can be a bit "step like" as the RPMs climb"

JAMES P., WY (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Bad - Rattle behind the driver's seat that they can't locate or fix"

DON Z., CA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Lots of road noise in the Santa Fe"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"good value for the money"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"confusing climate controls"

BARTON H., NC (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"The GLS (base model). Has very comfortable seats with height and electric lumbar adjustments. Ride quality remains good and road noise is low."

JAMES P., WY (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"I feel that I was overcharged for the lease. I was told by the salesman that there was not a prepay amount, but was then charged $1500. In addition, though the car was new, it was last year's model, but I paid like it was a new model and upscale SUV. Happy with the car, not with the dealership."

CAROL S., FL (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"We bought the 2013 Santa Fe as a used vehicle, for a little under $20,000. Considering the features that were included, we feel that it was excellent value for our money. My wife is the primary driver, and she loves the vehicle. Her only complaint so far is a blind spot created by the driver's side door mounted rear view mirror that can be a problem when making a left turn into a street that is below the level of the one she is travelling on."

ROY H., WV (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"With rebates and discounts vehicle was cheap for all the extras (3500 off)Colour led display rear heat season s and rear window shades built in. Tinted rear windows were includes"

Anonymous, BC (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"I like to overall look"

DON Z., CA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Styling like most SUV's, ride is a bit firm but not noisy. Interior comfy, third row seats not bad. Voice control sucks, mileage decent, V-6 motor responsive and accelerates well. Second Hyundai, they are good cars!"

GARY R., OK (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"It is a sleek looking vehicle. I get compliments all the time."

BOB W., TN (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"mileage,easy to drive, comfortable, good breaks and steering."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Excel ant car for price, should swap my clk mercedies for one today."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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