This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Hyundai Santa Fe (12-18) review.

3.5 out of 5 3.5
Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
Hyundai Santa Fe (01-05) - rated 3.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £15,830 - £19,030
Used price £365 - £1,930
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £315 - £340
Insurance group 21 - 25 How much is it to insure?


Well equipped, easy to drive.


Thirsty petrol engines, odd styling, poor gearchange.

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If you really need to go off-road then you'l probably be better off with Hyundai's Terracan as the Santa Fe is not designed to deal with serious mud. Its 4x4 system is permanent and doesn't offer high and low ratios or diff locks. However, it will cope with the odd point-to-point car park and you don't have to pay for, or carry, hardware you're never going to use.

You get plenty of car for your money, but don't expect a sharp drive. A good family activity workhorse.

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