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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Hyundai Santa Fe (12-18) review.

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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PROS

Well equipped, easy to drive.

CONS

Thirsty petrol engines, odd styling, poor gearchange.

At a glance

New price £15,995 - £19,195
Used price £270 - £1,535
Fuel economy 24 - 39 mpg
Road tax cost £300 - £325
Insurance group 21 - 25 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Well equipped, easy to drive.

CONS

Thirsty petrol engines, odd styling, poor gearchange.

Hyundai Santa Fe rivals

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.

Hyundai Santa Fe rivals