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

"It has pep and drives smooth both on the highway and regular roads."

Anonymous, IL (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"The 6 speed automatic transmission is amazing. If the car is not loaded or pulling a 3,200# it seems to know when to shift and holds it there and even retards downhill. Going to make brakes last longer. V6 engine has as much power as GM 5.7 engines."

ROBERT B., OR (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Acceleration is excellent. Suspension is a bit soft in my opinion. Lots of bounce in the shocks /springs (more than I would like)."

GARY L., AB (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Smooth handling car."

Anonymous, OH (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Great to drive. Excellent visibility. Love the adjustable steering."

GEORGE P., CA (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"I love the way it drives quickly and quietly."

Anonymous, CO (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"have a 3.6 l engine. Acceleration from stop could be more responsive"

Anonymous, MI (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"I am happy with the turbo charged engine. It makes good power and gives decent mileage Handling is very good for the size of the car"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"too hair-trigger on gas for first two gears. need less hair-trigger for take off from stop. gear selector hard to reach R (reverse) from Park. Always goes into N from Park when trying to use R. need to make it smoother to select R from Park. steering wheel design does not provide comfort for hand placements, especially on lower half of steering wheel."

Anonymous, MD (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Aside the airbag problems this car has been a reliable car to drive. It accelerates, drives, brakes and, in all respects appears to be a reliable car. It was bought after a positive experience of having rented a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe and driving in 2013 from Texas to California."

Anonymous, TX (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"This car is very nice to drive. It accelerates briskly, and rides smoothly and quietly. The handling is sure. Braking is even. The car feels solid when driving."

Lance C., DE (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Suspension is too tight; it transmits a good shock when a bump is hit."

David W., TX (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"I am pleased with both items mentioned."

Anonymous, ON (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"For an SUV, it accelerates easily and handles smoothly."

Barbara D., IL (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"The acceleration is very responsive for freeway entrances and passing. The Hyundai has a very small turning radius, feels comfortable on long trips, and is easy to maneuver in tight spaces such as parking garages."

Dare F., CA (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Smooth, quiet ride with good acceleration."

Richard Z., IN (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"The car has tremendous acceleration and handles better with a shorter turning radius than most other mid size SUV's."

Don D., FL (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"It has the right amount of power and excellent handling qualities to deal with the California traffic we encounter."

George P., CA (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Acceleration is a bit sluggish. Otherwise love the vehicle, good technology and no mechanical issues"

Jay S., FL (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"My only disappointment with this vehicle is the acceleration. It is poor from a stop, although it is decent when driving at highway speeds. It often is momentarily unresponsive after coming to a stop at an interstate off-ramp."

Jason S., MI (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Still excellent acceleration. Handling has worsened considerably. Lots more "bounce" to the ride than originally. Steering has also become more "vague" and looser feeling."

Gary L., AB (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Very enjoyable vehicle to drive"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"With a 6-cylinder, it has more than enough power. The transmission shifting is smooth and effortless."

Anonymous, NV (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"..handles great, quiet, comfortable"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Better acceleration their her 99 Lexus RX300."

Jeffrey P., OH (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"It is a great car for the money. I wish they would put out a premium version that was quieter, had a little better seats and had the ride of a "luxury vehicle". I wish Lexus had its cabin space and backseat "reclineabilty" and Hyundai had the Lexus luxury"

PATRICK K., FL (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"A lot of car seats are heated, but this is the first car I've owned with air conditioned seats. Living in the southwest where summers are very hot, the A/C seats make driving much more enjoyable"

GARY J., OK (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Incredibly comfortable seating with a very responsive heating, cooling feature. Drives like an upscale sedan rather than a 7 seat SUV. Great use of space with ample cargo area. The panorama sun roof is amazing with easy push button control."

BARBARA R., NC (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"The seats have cool flow which is great in Florida but are not as comfortable as chevy Tahoe"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Heated and cooled seats, heated steering wheel, quiet compared to previous Honda Pilot"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"SANTA FE IS PLEASURE TO DRIVE COMFORTABLE AND TECHNICAL OPTIONS I.E. BLIND SPOT BACK UP BONUS"

Anonymous, NC (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"the passenger seat was uncomfortable and very low, we had to get extra padding put in it dealer did help"

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"The auto is extremely comfortable, no road noise, easy to use all the added features. A pleasure to drive. Long drives are easy and fun in this vehicle."

Anonymous, AB (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Suspension is too hard and seats do not adjust well to my back"

Anonymous, NM (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Very smooth ride. Seats very comfortable."

Anonymous, OH (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"The front seats and middle seats are very comfortable and easy to adjust for different riders. The back seat is cramped and really only comfortable for children up to about 10 years old."

DARE F., CA (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Best we've ever had.it holds it's value as not very many Santa Fe Limited Ultimates were made"

Bill T., NY (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"I am short (5' 0") while my husband is tall (6' 0") yet we can both adjust seats so we have maximum view of the road. We have taken several long road trips of over 500 miles because we have enjoyed the overall driving experience so much."

Dare F., CA (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Front passenger seat is too low. not height adjustable."

David W., AL (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"power driver's seat very comfortable on long trips. back seat is very roomy. too much road noise"

Robert B., OR (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"3rd row seat is undersized - not comfortable"

Charles D., ON (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"More noisy than expected"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"I am 6' 5" and I fit very well into the Santa Fe."

George P., CA (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Went to Florida. I was able to drive longer in comfort than my last vehicle so I was pleased with the seats"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Outstanding I'm 70, 6'2", 205 lbs Can drive non-stop 3 or 4 hours easily without discomfort Have made 700 mile trip to FL with only 2 stops"

Anonymous, KY (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Seats are not as firm as originally, definitely less support. Wind noise also has increased"

Gary L., AB (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"The ride of this vehicle is very nice, very quiet. My wife is the primary driver and loves to drive the vehicle. In the "Ultimate" package that ours has, there are heated and cooled leather seats. I do find the driver's seat becomes uncomfortable for my size frame (6'2" 270) on long drives. My wife however has no issues with the comfort."

Michael M., GA (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"I saw this model vehicle at the Philadelphia Auto Show and I compared it to many others of the same type. As I am 6’5‿ tall with bad knees, getting in and out of the vehicle was of great importance. I did not want to be hindered by the steering wheel, small doors, or a low seat. I also wanted a 7 passenger vehicle for when my daughters and their children visit, as well as for hauling bulky or awkward items. This fits the bill nicely. The ride is quiet and comfortable, the driving position is high and the electronic seating is infinitely adjustable. The second row of seats (captain’s chairs) are also spacious and comfortable. Both second and third row seating fold up and down easily. The ride is well controlled and smooth, even on rough surfaces. The vehicle feels solid. The interior is nicely laid out and doesn’t feel like it’s been skimped on."

Lance C., DE (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"A little noisy"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Roomy and I am big man. It is surprisingly large for its size and I am able to get into a comfortable driving position I am 6'00" and 325lbs."

Berthold P., CA (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Very quiet ride and most comfortable vehicle I have ever owned."

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"My wife is very satisfied with the interior comfort and appointments."

Jeffrey P., OH (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"Received much more for the money I spent. Hyundai adds lots of extras which other manufacturers charge extra for."

GARY L., AB (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Best SUV with 3 seats! Very comfortable drive, captain's chairs in the back seat are comfortable, when the 3rd seat is down, can fit 3 more people. The price for the car was perfect!"

Anonymous, IL (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"For the options, the comfort of the ride, and overall nice car. Would go buy the same car, or another Hyundai today! Very pleased."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Very good value and one of the main reasons I purchased a Hyundai for the first time. Overall the Santa Fe Ltd exceeded my expectations"

PAUL E., BC (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"We purchased the base model and it had most options that were important to us. Hyundai offered some great incentives and we purchased this car for 19% below list price. We got a great large SUV for $26,700."

ROBERT B., OR (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"I shopped comparable v hockey's, went to auto show to avaluate each. Santa Fe was best value"

Anonymous, WI (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Excellent"

ARTHUR M., MD (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"This car came equipped (Standard) with all the features that I paid extra for on my Toyota including XM radio"

Charles N., TN (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Value is good, at 5’ 6‿. I cannot see past my right side rear view mirror. Has nearly caused 2 wrecks trying to turn left onto busy streets. Terribly scary for me!"

Martha T., OK (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Great car with nice features."

Richard Z., IN (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"A comfortable 7 passenger SUV that has great styling, great MPG with fantastic acceleration."

Don D., FL (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"I think that many of the extras that I paid extra for on the Jag came standard on the Santa Fe"

Anonymous, NC (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"...better value than Highlander"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"basic model has all I required in a new car at the time. saved a lot over other suvs"

Robert B., OR (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Very good value"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Extremely good value"

Bill T., NY (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"When purchasing, we used Consumer Reports ratings and have been so happy with this purchase!"

Barbara D., IL (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Over 50k miles with one repair issue."

Anonymous, CO (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Better equipped then some luxury version in the same class. All the electronic bells and whistles one could ask for in a 2015."

Berthold P., CA (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Great car for the $$"

Anonymous, MA (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"With the Limited model and Ultimate Package, the cost was lower but features equal or better than other similar SUVs. I have had NO repairs or recalls in 40k miles. Rock solid."

Anonymous, CO (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"The interior finishes scratch and mark-up too easily. I wish more attention had been given to them in the design."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"I get many compliments on the looks of my vehicle, especially the side view. The back of the car could be a little more stylish, but the overall look is great"

GARY J., OK (2015 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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