2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Buyer's Guide

By KBB.com Editors on August 25, 2016 9:03 AM

Santa Fe Lineup Offers Value and Versatility

The Santa Fe, the only 3-row member of Hyundai's SUV lineup, comes equipped with family-friendly features at a relatively affordable price, all in a good-looking vehicle. It comes well equipped through the trim levels, along with a battery of options and feature packages designed to lure consumers with a "have it your way" approach. The Hyundai Santa Fe has a comfortable interior, good mpg figures, a great warranty and is easy to drive. A 2017 refresh adds updated styling, new tech and convenience items in the cabin, and new safety features.

Driving the Santa Fe

In our review of the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe, we noted: "While Mazda’s CX-9 may have set a new standard for 7-passenger SUV handling, the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV isn’t far from this benchmark. The Santa Fe offers more horsepower than the Mazda and features Drive Mode Select, a 3-position setting that permits the driver to change steering feel and transmission shift points ranging from Economy to Comfort to Sport mode."

Build and Price

The Santa Fe starts under $32,000 and tops out at about $45,000. Build and price your own 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe to unlock this week's Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.

Santa Fe Sport

If a 2-row SUV is what you're looking for, but you want the good looks and value that the Santa Fe offers, check out the Santa Fe Sport. Like its 3-row big brother, the Santa Fe Sport offers a lot of features for a decent price, wrapped in attractive sheet metal. The Santa Fe Sport falls in size between the Tucson and the Santa Fe, and offers a fun drive and more space than a typical compact SUV.

Midsize SUV Comparison

This is not an easy segment to compete in, with such popular mainstays as the Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot, but the Santa Fe holds its own. We took five notable midsize SUVs on a 350-mile journey to Big Bear and back to discover the strengths and weaknesses of each.

Owners' Opinions

KBB.com reader sactowntruth, who has put over 17,000 miles on a Santa Fe, offered this review: "I like the turning radius, the gas mileage, the third row seat is of course just for young children, I would not try to force mom back there. The 5000 pound towing capacity is a big plus too. The ride is comfortable. My only complaint is even the lower trim model these days should have some audio outlets in the back. So far, not a thing has broken." Read more Santa Fe consumer reviews.

Santa Fe Substitutes

The Santa Fe is an appealing choice, but there are a dozen SUVs in its segment. Check out KBB's Midsize SUV Buyer's Guide to see which midsize sport/utility is right for you.
 


 

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