Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Improved practicality

Although the previous model was roomy, front and second-row legroom has been increased by 38mm and 45mm respectively and there's a 37mm deeper boot which has increased bootspace to 534 litres. Folding the second row of seats down flat using the one-touch controls, the boot capacity increases to 1,615 litres.

All Santa Fe models are available in either all-wheel-drive or front-wheel-drive configuration and standard equipment includes seven airbags, a safety, service and infotainment telematics system, hillstart assist and Downhill Brake Control to maximise control on steep hills. Although it’ll spend most of its life on the roads, the Santa Fe can cut it off road too. It is good for towing too, as some models have a braked towing weight of up to 2,500kg.

This new model promises much, then. To find out if it can cut the mustard on the road, read on for our comprehensive Hyundai Santa Fe review.