The seven-passenger version of the Santa Fe is one of the most pleasant and well-rounded three-row SUVs on the market. It's functional, stylish, and easy to live with. 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

"Acceleration takes of like a rocket, makes passing on short distances quick. I drive with the ECO on all the time."

Anonymous, AR (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Jerky shifting at low speeds. Downshift point hard to find and requires too much accelerator pedal pressure. Car often downshifts to far lower gear than I want. In order to work around this, I usually drive in sports mode which engages next lower gear more readily rather than downshifting too far. ."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"I cant believe the turning radius! Of course, any vehicle beats my '70 VW bug, but I think this has a shorter t.r. than any small Honda or other car that I've owned! And it certainly accelerates faster than any 6 or 8 cyl. car that I've owned---I've never owned a "fast" car but this is a large, heavy vehicle and has lots of pep when I need it!"

PAUL S., CA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"I wish I could adjust the seat lower and that it was a little less deep, from front to back. I am short and the seat presses against my leg and is not quite as adjustable as I need."

Anonymous, AK (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe)


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

What Owners Say

"Features, electronics, rear window blinds - all at a price $15,000 to $20,000 less than comparable models of Lexus and Acura MDX"

STANLEY N., FL (2017 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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