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)


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)


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)


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)


ARTHUR M., MD (2015 Hyundai Santa Fe)


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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