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Hyundai Santa Fe SUV (18 on) - rated 4.2 out of 5

At a glance

Read the latest Hyundai Santa Fe review
Lease from new From £376 per month
Used price £1,450 - £39,999
Fuel economy 24 - 47 mpg
Road tax cost £145 - £555
Insurance group 18 - 40

Capitalising on the growing appetite for 4x4 vehicles, the Hyundai Santa Fe was the Korean firm’s first attempt in Europe to push the brand more upmarket and away from the cheaper models the brand had been associated with.

The first of the three generations appeared in 2001, but the subsequent two iterations have grown substantially, allowing them to offer up to seven seats. Some markets also feature a longer wheelbase version of the seven-seater known as the Grand Santa Fe but Hyundai has no plans to bring this to the UK.

Today’s Hyundai Santa Fe shares much of its underpinnings and mechanical components with the Kia Sorento, and while the price has climbed considerably, it’s still a value-driven alternative to cars such as the Land Rover Discovery Sport,Toyota Land Cruiser and Volvo XC90.