Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai Santa Fe

About Hyundai Santa Fe

There are many feelings owners associate with the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV, but buyer’s remorse is not one of them. A freshened exterior and more standard features make Hyundai’s 2017 Santa Fe even more appealing this year, helping it keep pace with newer competitors like the Honda Pilot, Nissan Pathfinder and Mazda CX-9. Offering up one of the most powerful V6 engines in its class along with ample interior room and a comfortable 3rd-row seat, the Santa Fe should appeal to those needing room, although the GMC Acadia still offers vastly more cargo space behind its 3rd-row seat. Add in a 5,000-pound tow rating and Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, and the Santa Fe begins to look like the deal of the decade.

LATEST MODEL
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe
What's new for 2017?
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

For 2017, Hyundai’s Santa Fe 7-passenger SUV receives updated exterior and interior styling. New standard features include a 7-inch touch screen with Android Auto, rearview camera and Driver Select Mode. New options include a Multi-View Camera, Dynamic Bending Headlights with auto high-beam assist, Smart Cruise Control and Automatic Emergency Braking.

  • Expert Rating: 8.2
  • Consumers Rating: 9.5
  • MPG 18|25
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe
What's new for 2016?
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe

There are a few minor changes to the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe 7-passanger crossover SUV. The GLS trim is renamed SE and the saddle interior option has been dropped. Hyundai’s Smart Liftgate with auto open is made standard on Limited and optional on the SE.

2015 Hyundai Santa Fe
What's new for 2015?
2015 Hyundai Santa Fe

For 2015, Hyundai’s Santa Fe crossover SUV receives an upgrade to its driver-selectable power-steering unit, along with revised front bushings. New standard features include daytime running lights and a driver’s-side blind-spot side mirror. A new Hands-Free Smart Liftgate with Auto Open is optional.

2014 Hyundai Santa Fe
What's new for 2014?
2014 Hyundai Santa Fe

The Hyundai Santa Fe for 2014 now offers Blind Spot Detection on all trims, while the Technology package adds rear parking assist. Other new options include HID headlights and LED taillights.

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe
What's new for 2013?
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

The Hyundai Santa Fe is all-new for 2013.

2012 Hyundai Santa Fe
What's new for 2012?
2012 Hyundai Santa Fe

For 2012, the Santa Fe receives only minor changes. These include a new grille, some new color choices and the addition of Downhill Brake Control (DBC) on all models.

2011 Hyundai Santa Fe
What's new for 2011?
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe

For 2011 there are few changes to the popular and well-equipped Santa Fe. Solar glass is standard and a 605-watt Infinity Logic 7 Surround Sound AM/FM/CD-changer/MP3 audio system with 10 speakers (including subwoofer) and external amplifier is standard on the Limited trim level. There are also five new colors.

2010 Hyundai Santa Fe
What's new for 2010?
2010 Hyundai Santa Fe

For 2010, the Santa Fe sees a number of changes. In addition to added in-cabin amenities and some exterior styling tweaks, the car also gets new powertrains - a four-cylinder and a more powerful V6, both of which are paired with six-speed transmissions and offer better fuel economy than their predecessors.

2009 Hyundai Santa Fe
What's new for 2009?
2009 Hyundai Santa Fe

For 2009, all Santa Fe trims receive improved audio systems with USB/iPod inputs, while the SE Touring adds a power driver's seat and Homelink.

2008 Hyundai Santa Fe
What's new for 2008?
2008 Hyundai Santa Fe

The Limited trim receives a standard 605-watt Infinity Logic 7 Surround Sound audio system and a power tilt-and-slide sunroof. A new LG navigation unit is optional.

2007 Hyundai Santa Fe
What's new for 2007?
2007 Hyundai Santa Fe

For 2007 the mid-size Santa Fe SUV adds an optional third-row seat. Gone is the swooshy design of the previous Santa Fe, replaced with a cleaner more masculine appearance. Hyundai also adds Electronic Stability Control and six airbags to the list of standard equipment.

Consumer Reviews

First time Hyundai Owner

By on Friday, January 13, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 3,200

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Value for the money."

Cons: "Some interior material seems sub-par."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Having mostly GM products my entire life (45 years old), I must admit, I was a little skeptical about buying a Hyundai. After about 3 months of ownership, I couldn't be more pleased! A TON of features that rival and Cadillac, Mercedes or Lincoln out there for MUCH less!! My wife and I were originally going to lease another Acadia when we stopped by the Hyundai dealership on a whim. SO glad we did!"

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Nice Upgrade from my 2009 Santa Fe

By on Saturday, January 14, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 16,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Roomier interior, second row captains chairs, real-time NAV, upgraded safety features like blind-spot warning and 360 camera. My only complaint (vs. the 2009) is less driver visibility. My 2009 went 94,000 miles before its first minor problem, if this 2017 does as well, I'll be very happy."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

GREAT VALUE FOR THE MONEY

By on Monday, August 1, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 17,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Well-appointed with comfort and safety features"

Cons: "Lack of front seat A/C in GLS package"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought this car to replace a 1998 Ford Explorer XLT. I wanted a smooth, quiet ride and got it. This Hyundai, even the GLS package, has all sorts of comfort and safety features found in much higher priced vehicles. It rides as comfortably and as quietly as my neighbors Mercedes SUV at half the price."

17 people out of 19 found this review helpful

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