Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

There’s a huge amount of Hyundai Santa Fe safety equipment. The Active Hood System (AHS), which reduces the impact applied to a pedestrian during a collision, and a Trailer Stability Assist system appear for the first time on a Hyundai. There are also Santa Fe debuts for stability management, brake assist, emergency stop signal and driver’s knee airbag. It also comes with ABS, a hill descent system, hill start assist and seven airbags. Euro NCAP experts have awarded the Santa Fe five stars for crash safety, including an impressive 96 per cent score for adult occupant protection.

It was rated as the safest ‘Large Off-Road 4x4’ of 2012 by Euro NCAP with its scores across all test categories rated as best in class.

The Hyundai Santa Fe practicality question is an interesting one. You can order either five or seven-seat versions of the car. On the latter cars the seats fold flat in a 60/40 configuration for a load area of 534 litres. The second row of seats folds in a 40/20/40 configuration using one-touch controls, and when flat the load area increases to 1,615 litres.

The rear seats aren’t actually as tight to slot into as other cars like this, because the middle row slides forwards allowing adjustable legroom if required.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Hyundai Santa Fe (12-18).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • 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
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav

Endurance Edition equipment

Endurance Edition standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
Endurance Edition optional equipment
  • CD
  • Cruise control

Premium equipment

Premium standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
Premium optional equipment
  • CD

Premium SE equipment

Premium SE standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
Premium SE optional equipment
  • CD

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Heated seats
SE optional equipment
None available

Style equipment

Style standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
Style optional equipment
None available

Wiggins Edition equipment

Wiggins Edition standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
Wiggins Edition optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Hyundai Santa Fe (12-18) was tested by Euro NCAP in 2012 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2012
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 96%
Child Occupant: 89%
Vulnerable Road Users: 71%
Safety Assist: 86%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.