3.5 out of 5 3.5
Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
Hyundai Santa Fe (12-18) - rated 3.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £25,820 - £39,445
Used price £6,760 - £23,620
Used monthly cost From £169 per month
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £150 - £265
Insurance group 18 - 31 How much is it to insure?

PROS

  • Plenty of space
  • Five-year warranty
  • Strong diesel engine

CONS

  • Lots of body roll in corners
  • Only one engine

Hyundai Santa Fe rivals

BMW
X3
4 out of 5 4.0
Honda
CR-V
3.5 out of 5 3.5

Written by Gareth Evans on

The previous-generation Hyundai Santa Fe, although practical and solid, was not exactly exciting. This new incarnation of the well-respected and popular 4x4 is arguably more striking and now ready to take on rivals in the looks, as well as the value-for-money, stakes.

Read our full review of the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

The Korean manufacturer is anxious to point out the freshened-up styling, saying the inspiration has come from shapes created during the formation of a storm. Of course, this rings the ‘pretentious, moi?’ alarm bells but it’s fair to say that the Santa Fe is easier on the eye this time around. It aims to take on the likes of the Nissan X-Trail, a robust and capable 4x4 with excellent build quality and a functional interior.

One engine, two gearboxes

There’s just one engine for the Santa Fe: a 2.2-litre turbocharged diesel unit making 195bhp and 421Nm of torque. It’s coupled to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic gearbox. The six-speed auto is worth a look: it weighs 12kg less than the previous version and that has helped improved fuel economy by up to 12%. The manual gearbox is the one to choose if you enjoy driving, though. It’s a robust-feeling and versatile gearbox which really highlights the strengths of the smooth diesel engine.

Hyundai Santa Fe rivals

BMW
X3
4 out of 5 4.0
Honda
CR-V
3.5 out of 5 3.5