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

"rear suspension is too soft. ie. bottoms out on speed bumbs even at very slow speeds."

SYLVIA F., AB (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Great drive. Smooth with amazing gas mileage. Compares equally with my previous Toyota Highlander."

Anonymous, MI (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"The car has adequate power (could use a little more). The ride is quite bouncy on certain surfaces or better suspension. Overall handling is better than expected for a vehicle its size."

BRIAN B., WV (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Electronics --door locks, seat belt connections, width"

Anonymous, VT (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"very good acceleration and great handling"

J D., WI (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"We travel by car to visit our country and never lack for acceleration on X ways or hills."

CISSY H., OH (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"The acceleration is surprisingly good and responsive. It handles very well for an SUV. It handles much better than or previous SUV, a 2004 Lexus GX."

BRIAN O., NM (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Extremely responsive. Four drivewheel adjustments to fit a driver's preferences."

GUILLERMO M., PR (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"The steering is very responsive for a 5600 lb vehicle. The ride is comfortable, quiet, and poised (again, for a 5600 lb vehicle. We live in an area that gets a lot of snowfall, and the all-wheel drive is appreciated. It is faultless when coupled with Blizzack winter tires."

JAMES B., PA (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"accelerates well. Horn sounds WHIMPY, font on dashboard for radio, phone too small"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Have towed a 4200 Lb. trailer 27,000 KM with no problems."

DOUGLAS D., BC (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"The acceleration sucks!!!!!"

Anthony S., NY (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Average acceleration"

Anonymous, NC (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Handles great"

J D., WI (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"It is a very nice, comfortable vehicle to drive with good power and handling."

Russel R., ON (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"This car is extremely reliable, drives consistently well and has enough power for any situation I have encountered."

Susan C., TN (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Great acceleration and handling. Ride is a little stiff on large bumps. Overall very pleased with driving dynamics."

Brian O., NM (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Handles well on highway and in town. Bumps are a bit rough"

John G., NJ (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Handling is smooth and responsive. Acceleration isexcellent especially when I need to get out of a touchy situation fast."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"both are good."

Larry S., SC (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Drivability, really enjoy driving this vehicle, also the electron- ics are great too. For example the drivers seat controls make it easy to enter and exit easily to enter and exit and remain back until a re-entry is made."

L H., ON (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"plenty of passing power handles well with all-wheel drive"

Robert A., AZ (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"The V-6 engine is powerful & smooth."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Rear suspension coils are under-sized for the vehicle. As a result, it rolls in turns and bottoms out on speed bumps, etc."

Anonymous, VA (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"It accelerates fine and handles well on street, but is slightly wide when parking in parking lots. Have to park very carefully centered in order to avoid being trapped out of my car if next spot gets a person who parked too close."

Margery R., WA (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Generally good acceleration and breaking however the transmission can be very slow to downshift and has trouble finding the correct gear after a sudden change in the accelerator pedal. It’s much worse when the Econ mode is engaged with downshifts so slow it can be dangerous."

Trevor A., MN (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Great acceleration for such a spacious crossover/suv."

Anonymous, OH (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Handles well for its size and style. Thanks all wheel drive is seamless and vehicle handles well in snow and other inclement weather."

Anonymous, NE (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"The acceleration and handling for this car is amazing--it is so smooth and fast."

Anonymous, MN (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Very bumpy ride especially for back seat passengers"

KENNETH M., CT (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"It has 20" low profile tires which make it a rougher ride than necessary. Should have smaller wheels with higher profile tires."

MARILYN S., AZ (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Bucket seats are hard cushion and fitted so tight as to cause discomfort to my hips on long rides. I put a loose cushion on seat bottom to sit on. The springs & shocks are not flexible, and make for a bumpy (truck like) ride. I replaced the Kumho tires with Michelin tires to help with the ride... still not desirable. Road noise is louder than expected."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Lumbar support"

ELI K., CA (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"we have home in Tucson and drive our SUV across country every year and last year drove Tucson to Washington DC to tour a little more of our USA. Must say, we are as happy now as we were when we bought this car for comfort ride and minimal noise"

CISSY H., OH (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Road noise and rough ride on California roads."

DENNIS B., CA (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"seats are very comfortable for long drives, all controls are easy, intuitive to use"

CURTIS R., GA (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Seat heaters and coolers are great. The 3rd row seat is uncomfortable."

MIKE B., MN (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"The heated/cooled seats are very comfortable and the ride is excellent. Overall road noise is very good."

MELVIN L., AB (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Love the heated seats. Road noise is much higher than expected. Love the dual climate control."

LAWRENCE L., ID (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Passenger front seat does not move up or down"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Road noise"

PETER U., MA (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Comfortable seats, smooth quiet ride, easy logical controls."

Anonymous, MT (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"The seats are not very comfortable for longer trips, leg room is cramped and very little room to move around in driver's seat."

ROB H., IN (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Front passenger seat is too low and lacks up-down control; also there is inadequate lumbar support. Cannot use cushion on seat because it interferes with capacitive passenger sensor."

T H., CA (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"The front seat isn't as comfortable as my Sonata Hybrid."

JEFF M., FL (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Seats are very comfortable and car drives smoothly."

Anthony S., NY (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"good riding car"

Anonymous, SC (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Very comoftable and easy to adjust seats--like the heated seat. Car is a little bit noisy"

Rita V., WA (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"The seats and ride are very comfortable on rough roads and the lumbar support and heat are very soothing to my ruptured lumbar disc pain. Also back discs in neck and smooth ride (longer wheel-base) is very helpful."

Margery R., WA (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Lot of road noise.Springs are weak on ride."

Larry S., SC (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"The car is really comfortable and dependable"

Bill L., VA (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Very comfortable seats,interior is quiet and well laid out. My first Hyundai and I am pleased with the fit and finish as well."

Anonymous, NE (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Bad- ventilation system gets stuck in one vent position (feet and defrost at the same time) and we have to remove the cabin filter in order to gain the ability to switch it to its other positions, like vents for the face."

Anonymous, OH (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Great ride and handling"

Anonymous, IN (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"High road noise, and rough ride (California roads)."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"I love the seat heater and cooler. The seats are also adjustable to fit me."

Suellyn M., TX (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Rides rough with lots of weight ie: 5-6 passengers."

Matt P., BC (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Is ok, does not make my thighs feel comfortable. Feel like I'm falling off the edge of my seat regardless of the seat position."

Eric G., ON (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Large interior with comfortable leather seating. I especially love the panoramic moonroof."

Susan C., TN (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"seat comfort is why I bought the Santa Fe"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"smooth, silent ride"

Robert A., AZ (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Comfortable"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"I love our SUV! I just think it's a little more noisy than other cars"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"seats are very comfortable on long drives, The ride is very nice. Road noise is quiet with the windows and roof closed"

Russel R., ON (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"Good value"

ELI K., CA (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"The amenities provided for the price paid made this a very good buy. I chose to pay for the car over a 5-year span because I could put my other money to better use."

Anonymous, BC (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"at the time I purchased this car it was reasonable in price as compared to others with same needs satisfied"

ALLEN P., NY (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Quality"

CHARLES B., NC (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"very good value for the dollar. lots of included features that are extra price on other makes. It is a 6 seat SUV with front seats heated and ventilated. We will never buy another car without ventilated seats. the blind spot warning system is wonderful. great sound system."

LARRY B., VA (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Warranty , quality"

DENNIS S., GA (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Only Dealer that was willing to seriously negotiate on cost of vehicle"

RITA V., WA (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Safe"

Anonymous, NC (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"I did extensive research for an SUV with sufficient cargo space for my needs. This particular model has a high level of features, an excellent warranty and was priced very competitively for the trim level."

Anonymous, NE (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"One of the best values in a SUV out there. Better, in my opinion, than even a lot of the luxury SUV's. Good handling, styling, comfort, and spacious."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Superior reliability. Have only had to take it in to be repaired once & this was a minor problem."

Marion D., TX (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Good value, lots of interior room"

W L P., AK (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Excellent SUV, super nice for the price. 95% satisfied with the purchase."

Jeff M., FL (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Love the ride and control the All Wheel drives affords me. Heated steering wheel and fast response from the climate control system a real plus. Camera and vehicle warning systems give me a secure feeling"

Alan R., DE (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"It was a great lease rate, then we bought it at the end of the lease."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"It’s been a very good car Have serviced the vehicle when needed and have not Experienced anything wrong would recommend this vehicle"

Anonymous, AL (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Dealership was willing to deal, threw in some free items. Much better value than the Toyota Highlander we were looking at"

Rita V., WA (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Fully loaded price much cheaper than any other brand. Quality is grewatso far."

John D., NJ (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Great features for an affordable price"

Anonymous, WI (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"A mechanical marvel"

PETER U., MA (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"interior, dash and outside all great for us"

ALLEN P., NY (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"The wheel covers are UGLY!"

HELEN S., NY (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Looks great. 19 inch wheels"

Anonymous, MI (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Styling is simple, yet elegant. Very comfortable inside, contrary to derogatory remarks about its third-row seat."

GUILLERMO M., PR (2014 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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