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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The Santa Fe was awarded four stars for adult protection in Euro NCAP crash tests along with three stars for child protection. However it was given zero for pedestrian protection and Hyundai was criticised by the safety organisation for not doing more to protect pedestrians. Six airbags are standard across the range while CDX models (and all revised models from late 2009) come with an electronic stability programme as standard.

There are also fixings for child seats fitted and seven seat models come with self-levelling rear suspension.

This a key strength and with a cavernous standard boot space of 969 litres - that's huge compared to most family cars and even more than a Range Rover - the Santa Fe is ideal for active families. Even if you opt for the seven seat version, the clever fold flat system means that with the extra seats folded down, boot space is just as generous. The second row almost folds flat with a slick action where the seat cushions move forward and down automatically.

Access to the rearmost seats isn't that straightforward, as you can only get in from the passenger side, but this isn't a major problem.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Hyundai Santa Fe (06-12).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav

CDX equipment

CDX standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
CDX optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers

CDX+ equipment

CDX+ standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
CDX+ optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers

GSI equipment

GSI standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Roof rails
GSI optional equipment
  • Heated mirrors

Limited equipment

Limited standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
Limited optional equipment
  • Air conditioning

Premium equipment

Premium standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
Premium optional equipment
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Sat Nav

Style equipment

Style standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
Style optional equipment
None available