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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 24 - 39 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

Fairly cheap to buy and insure and the diesel’s fuel costs aren’t bad either. But expect poor residuals when you sell it on.

Santa Fe is quite a polluting model. With an average of 236 g/km CO2 across the line-up, its emissions are a little high for a large 4×4. However, it’s worth noting that the line up has a high number of diesel models, bringing the average down and giving buyers more choices of low-emission versions. Diesels typically produce less CO2 than petrol engines with similar power outputs.

The range is not very frugal, averaging 30 mpg.

Doesn’t feel well put together from the inside, but it’s mechanically durable and also benefits from Hyundai’s five-year all-encompassing warranty so stop worrying.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £330 - £360
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Insurance group 21 - 25
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