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4 out of 5 4.0
Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
Hyundai Santa Fe (06-12) - rated 4 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £20,800 - £29,100
Used price £1,145 - £7,200
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
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Road tax cost £290 - £615
Insurance group 25 - 30 How much is it to insure?


Attractive styling, great diesel engine, available with seven seats, generous equipment levels, five year warranty


Weak V6 auto combination, vague steering, some body roll in bends

Hyundai Santa Fe rivals

Written by David Ross on

The Santa Fe is one of the best cars in the Hyundai line-up and a great 4×4. It has a versatile seven-seat option, a good quality interior, comfortable ride and a cracking diesel engine. It stacks up well alongside the competition too and there are few cars that can match it on space, equipment and value for money. Alternatives like the Toyota RAV4 and, Honda CR-V are smaller (and not available with seven seats), while similar sized models like the Volkswagen Touareg are far more expensive.

Some of the interior plastics could be better and it can feel a little soft in corners, but as family transport goes, it makes plenty of sense. It was significantly revised in late 2009 with a more powerful yet economical engine, an upgraded cabin and exterior styling tweaks. However, it remains as good value as ever.

Hyundai Santa Fe rivals