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 is great with a smooth transmission. Limited body lean."

Roberto V., FL (2018 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"All around excellent performer with plenty of power, performance and comfort."

Anonymous, NV (2018 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Quick & Quiet"

Bruce S., MT (2018 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Good acceleration , very responsive steering"

Steven G., CA (2018 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Accelerates when you want it to, lots of power for passing on the highway. I use the 'manual' shifting and gear 5 is the best for acceleration. Handling is best when not using ECO mode."

Mary D., QC (2018 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"This car drives very well, steering is responsive, acceleration is great, and the safety features really add a high level of comfort for me."

Jim P., GA (2018 Hyundai Santa Fe)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say


Anonymous, OH (2018 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Front seats are too narrow, high sides dig into my thighs making long drive tortures."

Anonymous, ON (2018 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"The seats are comfortable, good range of adjustments. 2nd & 3rd rows fold flat and also provide decent leg room. The ride tends to be smooth and suspension & handling is not too stiff nor too soft. The noise is slightly louder than my other vehicle which is 9 yrs old"

Anonymous, AB (2018 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Cabin Noise level at highway speed is louder than what I’d expect."

Dean S., CA (2018 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"very quiet, wonderful adjustable seats . Love the heated and cooled seats"

Steven G., CA (2018 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Smooth ride, quiet, no engine noise when accelerating"

Bruce S., MT (2018 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Wish there was more comfortable seat cushion !"

Ww C., FL (2018 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Seats are great and ride is excellent."

Jim P., GA (2018 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"The seats are the most comfortable of all of our 4 vehicles.There is no outside noise and the ride is very smooth with very little movement or noise when going over road seams of bumps."

G S., SC (2018 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"The seat belt receiver on the front passenger is two inches too short. When the seat is raised all the way up vertically it is extremely difficult to fasten the seat belt. I had the dealer look at it and they had no fix. They checked with Hyundai engineering and they were not aware and had no fix. Not sure what to do from here."

Michael W., FL (2018 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Seats are very comfortable, quiet ride."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Hyundai Santa Fe)


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

What Owners Say

"It is an excellent vehicle. Outstanding ride and noise level. Enough cargo area for my needs. Plenty of power."

Roberto V., FL (2018 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Fantastic. I wish I had purchased the top of the line model."

Mary D., QC (2018 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"I'm very happy with the value of the full size 2018 model. The vehicle is full of features and we got a great year end discount. Good room for a mid-size suv."

Bernard S., KY (2018 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Excellent value for dollar."

Dean S., CA (2018 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Saved about 6000 dollars off of incentives when we bought it."

Marty M., IL (2018 Hyundai Santa Fe)

"Can’t beat 10yr/100,000 mile warranty. This vehicle is also superior to competitors offered at much higher prices. We know, we have rented several of the latest competitive models and they do not measure up to the Santa Fe."

Robert W., WA (2018 Hyundai Santa Fe)


Anonymous, OH (2018 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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