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2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: August 10, 2020
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Hyundai Motor is ready to take the wraps off the new 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe with a range of upgrades and an expected Hybrid and PHEV powertrain. Both these powertrains assure to be adequately powerful yet extremely fuel-efficient, while also emitting lesser pollutants. This fourth generation Santa Fe offers improved performance, better fuel efficiency, and enhanced safety on board. The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe features two different powertrain and drivetrain options, the basic one is a 2.4-liter inline-four engine that makes 185 hp and 178 lb.-ft. torque. The powerful one is a 2.0-0liter turbo-4 which makes more power than the basic engine that produces 235 hp and 260 lb.-ft. Torque. The Hyundai Santa Fe starts from $26,125 for the base SE trim and goes to $39,425 for the top spec Limited 2.0 with AWD. 

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Pros

Long list of standard features

High-quality interiors

Warranty coverage is exceptional

Available Hybrid variants

Cons

Base 2.4-liter engine's below par.

Wide roof pillars impedes rear visibility

NVH inside the cabin could be made better

What's New?

The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe is expected to arrive with Hybrid or PHEV powertrains along with minor revisions in the exterior and interior

The Hyundai Santa Fe will continue to be part of the fourth generation introduced in 2019


2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Latest Update

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Ratings

8.5

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2021 Hyundai Santa Fe SE

SE

power
185 hp
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$26,125 - $27,825


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SE 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 8A) Starting at $26,125 MSRP (22/25/29) 185 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2.4 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5
SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 8A) Starting at $27,825 MSRP (22/25/29) 185 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2.4 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5
SE w/SULEV 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 8AM) Starting at $26,125 MSRP (22/25/29) 185 hp, 2.4 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
8-Speed automated manual front wheel drive 5

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe SEL

SEL

power
235 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$27,875 - $36,425


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SEL 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 8A) Starting at $27,875 MSRP (22/25/29) 185 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2.4 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5
SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 8A) Starting at $29,575 MSRP (22/25/29) 185 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2.4 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5
SEL 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $34,725 MSRP (22/25/29) 235 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5
SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $36,425 MSRP (22/25/29) 235 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5
SEL w/SULEV 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 8AM) Starting at $27,875 MSRP (22/25/29) 185 hp, 2.4 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
8-Speed automated manual front wheel drive 5

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited

Limited

power
235 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$35,875 - $39,425


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Limited 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 8A) Starting at $35,875 MSRP (22/25/29) 185 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2.4 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5
Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 8A) Starting at $37,575 MSRP (22/25/29) 185 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2.4 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5
Limited 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $37,725 MSRP (22/25/29) 235 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5
Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $39,425 MSRP (22/25/29) 235 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5
Limited w/SULEV 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 8AM) Starting at $35,875 MSRP (22/25/29) 185 hp, 2.4 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
8-Speed automated manual front wheel drive 5

Expert Review

8.5

Overall Rating


The new Hyundai Santa Fe’s exterior design is highlighted by a wide grille with an accentuated 3D pattern of the mesh and T-shaped LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) which also reveal the turn signal as dual function. With all these updates, the Hyundai Santa Fe goes up against the Honda CR-V, Jeep Compass and the Toyota RAV4. Are the updates enough for it to stand up in an ever populated market? Let’s find out.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Features

The Hyundai Santa Fe consists of five trim options: SE, SEL, SEL 2.0, Limited, and limited 2.0. The Santa Fe equips all trims except the Limited 2.0 with the 2.4-liter inline-four engine with the latest tech and safety features. 

The prices for the Santa Fe start at $26,125 for the base SE trim and end at $37,875 for the top-of-the-line Limited 2.0 trim with a more powerful engine with 8-speed automatic transmission. All of the available trims can be had in both AWD and FWD variants as well.

Trim

SE

SEL

SEL 2.0

Limited

Limited 2.0

MSRP (FWD)

$26,125

$27.875

$34,875

$35,875

$37,875

MSRP (AWD

$27600

$36,425

$36200

$37350

$39425

Key Features

Noise-reducing windshield

Adds/Upgrades to SE

Adds/Upgrades to SEL

Adds/Upgrades to SEL 2.0

Adds/Upgrades to Limited

 

Stain-resistant cloth upholstery

Leather upholstery

8-inch touchscreen

Ventilated front seats

Android Auto/Apple CarPlay

 

Reclining rear seats

Cross-traffic warning

Blind view monitor

Heated rear seats

Panoramic sunroof

 

Apple CarPlay

Blind-spot monitoring

Dual-zone climate control

Heated steering wheel

6-passenger seating w/second-row Captain chairs

 

Android Auto

Heated front seats

18-inch wheels

8-inch touchscreen

Chrome tipped dual-exhaust

 

Automatic emergency braking

Power-adjustable driver's seat

Adaptive cruise control

Blind View Monitor

Automatic high beams

The SE trim is the least expensive as it is the basic model that comes with plenty of standard features such as noise-reducing windshield, reclining rear seats, and automatic emergency braking. 

The SEL trim is offered at a price range of $27875, with added features like cross-traffic warning, blind-spot monitoring, heated front seats, and power-adjustable driver’s seat. 

The SEL 2.0 trim is offered at a price range of $34875, with features like 18-inch wheels, dual-zone climate control, and adaptive cruise control. Apart from which there is the optional 235 hp 2.0L engine for the customers to choose.

The Limited trim is offered at a price range of $35,875, and it gets features like ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, and an 8-inch touchscreen.

The Limited 2.0 is offered at $37875, it also adds a bit more luxury to the Santa Fe with Android Auto and AppleCarplay, panoramic sunroof, chrome-tipped dual exhaust, and automatic high beams. In addition to this the 235 hp turbocharged engine is available for the customers to option. 

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV Front View
2021 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV Front View
2021 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV Rear View
2021 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV Rear View

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Maintenance, Reliability and Warranty

The Korean based midsize SUV Santa Fe is best known to be feature-rich with sturdy material quality and comfort. Hyundai hasn't officially released any pricing for the 2021 Santa Fe. In terms of reliability, as per the J.D. Power report, the third generation Santa Fe scores a great quality and reliability rating of 85 out of 100. The Santa Fe is reliable, easy to maintain, and has a ton of standard driver-assistance aids.

Category

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Total

Tax Credit

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

Insurance

$778

$805

$833

$863

$893

$4,172

Maintenance

$285

$455

$309

$1,401

$1,556

$4,006

Repairs

$0

$0

$0

$0

$524

$524

Taxes & Fees

$1,593

$111

$111

$111

$111

$2,037

Financing

$1,459

$1,173

$868

$543

$197

$4,240

Depreciation

$4,573

$1,924

$1,820

$2,134

$2,022

$12,473

Fuel

$1,849

$1,905

$1,962

$2,021

$2,081

$9,818

The real cost of ownership

$10,537

$6,373

$5,903

$7,073

$7,384

$37,270

In terms of ownership cost, on average, the Santa Fe costs around $37,270 over a period of 5 years. Considering it is a fairly mainstream SUV, the near $38K in ownership costs can be justified since the Santa Fe is a trust-worthy family SUV. 

The Santa Fe is voted to be top safety pick by the IIHS and scored a five-star rating from NHTSA. In addition to this, the Santa Fe has won a lot of safety awards which shows the reliability and build quality for this midsize SUV. 

Warranty

Hyundai being the trusted partner in the automotive market has no match with its rivals in terms of the warranty, by offering the best warranty period and roadside assistance packages. 

The Korean carmaker offers a 24-hour emergency road service available in the United States valid during the first 5-years with no mileage and the Limited Warranty on offer is best in its segment. The company also offers complimentary maintenance covers of 3 year/36,000 miles. 

Criteria 

Period

Limited Warranty

5 years/ 60,000 Miles

Powertrain Warranty

10 years/ 100,000 Miles

24-hour Roadside Assistance

5Years with no mileage limits

Compared to its rivals the Santa Fe is the only car that offers a basic limited warranty of 5 years, a Powertrain warranty of 10years/100,00miles, and 24-hour roadside assistance of 5years with no mileage limits. The basic warranty covers the defects in materials and in the manufacturing of the vehicle. The warranty coverage for the car includes covering faults, new parts, and the workmanship on repairs too. 

Miles Per Dollar

The Hyundai Santa Fe will have a MPD (miles per dollar) ratio of 3.47. This means the Santa Fe runs for 3.47 miles for every dollar you spend on it. This ratio is achieved by factoring all the running costs including taxes and insurance to the average distance covered in a year which comes to around $4,320 and 15,000 miles respectively. 

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Buying Advice

The base SEL variant is very worthy and comes with plenty of features which makes it a complete package amongst all the trims. The SEL trim will be available in standard 2.4L inline 4-cylinder engine with 8 automatic transmissions. Additionally, the Santa Fe will offer a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.5-inch infotainment system display. But our bet is to option the SEL with the 2.0-liter unit. 

Is buying a used Hyundai Santa Fe a good idea?

Overall, the Santa Fe carries a resale score of 82 out of 100 in J.D. Power report and throughout the year, it is a pretty good mid-size SUV that’s been the top of the line in its segment in terms of quality and reliability. 

So the Santa Fe should be a great used SUV. 2015, 2016, and 2017 model years are currently the best year for the used car value. On average, You need to pay only 53% of the original cost with 75% of the car’s fitness remaining for a 2017 Santa Fe. It’ll be a worthy used car.

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Engine and Performance

The Hyundai Santa Fe offers hybrid and plug-in hybrid version, the hybrid version comes with a 1.6-liter, turbocharged, inline-4 petrol engine, which is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and a 44 kW electric motor. The latter derives its power from a 1.49 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The combined power output from the electric hybrid powertrain is 228 hp and 350 lb-ft. 

On the other hand, the plug-in hybrid will feature a more powerful Li-ion battery and electric motor than the hybrid version – 13.8 kWh and 67 kW, respectively for the battery and the motor. The engine is the same 1.6-liter turbo-petrol unit paired to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The combined output is higher, at 265 hp, although the torque output remains constant at 350 lb-ft.

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV Engine

For the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe, there will be two gasoline options to choose from in the engine department, the first one is a 2.4-liter inline-four engine that makes 185 hp and 178 lb.-ft. torque. Whereas the second one is a 2.0-0liter turbo-4 which makes more power and produces 235 hp and 260 lb.-ft.of torque.

Models

Hyundai Santa Fe

Honda CR-V

Jeep Compass 

Toyota RAV4 

MSRP

$26,000 est.

$25,050

$26,100

$25,950

Engine

2.4L NA inline four-cylinder

1.5L turbocharged inline four-cylinder

1.3L turbocharged inline four-cylinder

2.5L NA inline four-cylinder

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

4WD

FWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

CVT

9-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

8-speed shiftable automatic

Power

185 hp @ 6000 rpm

190 hp @ 5600 rpm

150 hp @ 6,400 rpm

203 hp @ 6600 rpm

Torque

178 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm

179 lb-ft @ 3,900 rpm

200 lb-ft @ 3,900 rpm

184 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm

Amongst the competitors, the Toyota RAV-4 is the real king in this segment being one of the cheapest cars that offer a more powerful engine with an 8-speed shiftable automatic in this segment whereas CR-V is the closest competitor against Toyota RAV.

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Acceleration And Braking Performance 

The crossover is supported with a powerful engine and as per the reports, the acceleration remains the same to the previously launched models. The Santa Fe offers the same old 2.4L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4 engine procuring power of 185hp and a toque out of 235hp. 

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV Accelerate 0-60 MPH in 8.9 Sec

The Santa Fe comes paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission system with an option of AWD. On the other hand, in terms of acceleration, the Santa Fe accelerates from 0-60 MPH in 8.9 seconds while taking 130 feet to complete an emergency stop from 60 MPH. We’ll have to wait to check both the Hybrid and PHEV versions once they hit the market.

Models

Hyundai Santa Fe

Honda CR-V

Jeep Compass 

Toyota RAV4 

0-60 (seconds)

8.9 

9.3 

9.1

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

16.7

16

17

16.6

Top Speed (mph)

127

127

130

130 

60-0 (ft.)

130

128

140

131 ft

The Hyundai Santa Fe midsize SUV accelerates 0-60 MPH in just 8.9 seconds which is the best in the lot compared to its rivals. Jeep compass is the closest competitor in terms of acceleration and tops the list in the quarter-mile timings. 

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Fuel Economy

The Hyundai Santa Fe carries a four-cylinder engine under the hood and offers up to 24MPG in the city, 29MPG on the Highway, and in total it offers 28MPG(combined), with an optimised 8-speed automatic transmission. However, the EPA is yet to test the Hybrid and PHEV variants, therefore we’ll have to wait.

The Santa Fe has the largest fuel capacity of 18.8 gallons in its segment which can easily cover a range of 526 miles on a full tank. The Santa Fe trims with all-wheel drive are less efficient than their front-drive counterparts.

Models

Hyundai Santa Fe

Honda CR-V

Jeep Compass 

Toyota RAV4 

MPG (City)

24

27

23

26

MPG (Highway)

29

33

29

35

MPG (Combined)

28

30

26

30

Tank Tank Capacity (Gallons)

18.8

14.0

13.5

14.5

Range in miles (City/Highway/Combined; Miles)

414/545/413

392/476/406

311/400/351

377/508/406

Between Honda CR-V and Toyota Rav 4, both deliver 30MPG of fuel efficiency which is the maximum amongst the rivals although Hyundai Santa Fe carries the largest fuel capacity and delivers a decent amount of MPG. 

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Interior

The Hyundai Santa Fe offers splendid interiors with spacious cabin space and the best leather upholstery. The seats are very comfortable and give a luxurious feel, the dashboard is redesigned and gets a 10.25-inch touchscreen. 

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV Cockpit Area

The Santa Fe for the first time is launched with a terrain mode selector through a control knob which is placed in the center control. The rear seats of the car do not go through many changes over its previous models and provide the same comfort.

Models

Hyundai Santa Fe

Honda CR-V

Jeep Compass 

Toyota RAV4 

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom) (in)

41.2/59.1/44.1

40.1/57.9/41.3

39.2/56.7/41.8

39.5/57.8/41.0

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom) (in)

39.2/58.3/40.9

39.2/55.6/40.4

38.5/55.1/38.3

39.5/56.4/37.8

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

35.9

39.2

27.2

37.6

The interiors are covered with soft-touch material and to give a relaxed feeling to the passengers, the overall interiors of the car give an appealing look with well-ventilated seats. The cabin space has improved as well, especially in terms of legroom in the second- and third-row seats. Compared to its competitors, Honda CR-V has the most spacious trunk capacity of 39.2 cubic feet in the SUV segment with a decent amount of legroom in the front and rear rows. 

How’s the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe infotainment system?

The crossover comes with the latest infotainment system which makes the journey much more entertaining. The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe features 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment set up on the base model. While the higher, more expensive trim gets 10.3-inch screens and the controls are easy to use with features like preloaded maps, satellite-based voice-guided navigation, rear camera display, and complete connectivity features. 

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV Infotainment System

The Santa Fe is compatible with both Apple Car Play and Android Auto, we also get a wireless charging option and 12-speaker audio system. The car offers the best technologies which make the journey more enjoyable. 

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2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Exterior

The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe gives a stylish look and undergoes changes and gets new features and designing. The car gets a geometrical grille accented in chrome. The SUV also has a unique LED daytime running light which is placed below the bonnet lip.

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV 3 Quarter View

The headlamps are designed and placed in such a way of creating a ‘T’ effect. 

Models

Hyundai Santa Fe

Honda CR-V

Jeep Compass 

Toyota RAV4 

Curb Weight (lbs)

3591

3455

3633

3370

Length (inches)

187.8

180.6

173.14

180.9

Width (inches)

74.4

73.0

73.8

73.0

Height (inches)

66.1

66.5

64.8

67.0

Ground Clearance (inches)

7.3

8.2

8.5

8.4

Wheelbase (inches)

108.9

104.7

103.8

105.9

The taillights undergo a few changes which give an enhanced look to the car. The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe also has a chrome window beltline, roof ridges, roof rails finished in satinised silver, a shark-fin antenna, a bar-style reflector on the rear bumper, silver skid plate and tailgate integrated spoiler.

In this segment, the Santa Fe is the longest and the widest SUV amongst its rivals whereas Jeep compass needs to up its game in this segment to give competition.

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2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Safety

The Santa Fe is one of the safest cars since its past launches and keeps safety as a priority, the Hyundai Santa Fe received a 5 stars rating from NHTSA and also was named a top safety pick by IIHS. In terms of safety features, the Santa Fe offers Emergency Braking system, Blind-Spot monitoring, Safe Exit Assist, Lane Keep Assist, and Cross-Traffic Collision-Prevention Assist. You also get a Terrain Mode selector with the following modes- Sand, Snow, Mud, Eco, Sport, and Comfort.

Some of the standout safety features include the following: 

  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA)
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
  • Parking Distance Warning – Reverse
  • Rear Occupant Alert (ROA)
  • Ultrasonic Rear Occupant Alert (Ultrasonic ROA)

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Competition

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe vs Jeep Compass

The Santa Fe offers the best technology, safety features, and power than the Jeep compass. The price range of the Santa Fe is less and has a more powerful engine with 8-speed automatic transmission. 

In addition to it, Santa Fe has more rear-seat room and cargo space whereas Jeep provides 1.3L turbocharged inline- 4 that produces 150 hp which is less in this segment and it is $100 expensive than the Santa Fe base price. As an overall SUV, the Santa Fe satisfies more than the Jeep compass.

2021 Jeep Compass SUV

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe vs Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V gives a tough competition to Santa Fe as it is less expensive and has a more powerful engine with a better fuel efficiency of 30MPG (combined), whereas Santa Fe lacks in that segment. Although CR-V has the maximum amount of cargo space which makes it a better option than the Santa Fe. 

2021 Honda CR-V

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Final Verdict

The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe is a dream car, with classy looks. The midsize SUV offers extreme comfort and enough cabin space, enhancing the interiors of the car and also giving an astonishing exterior. Hyundai has always maintained its reputation and offers plenty of safety features in this SUV. 

We cannot wait for the luxurious and comfortable Santa Fe to hit the markets around fall of this year. Furthermore since prices are still an estimate, we’ll have to wait for Hyundai USA to reveal them, post which order books would be open. Watch this space.

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2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Overall Reviews


SB

Scoot Baty

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

Limited 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

10

User Overall Rating

Posted On: August 10, 2020

Hyundai Santafe 2020 with a lot of new features

Pros - Fuel Saving Feature pulls great City MPG, Rear passenger alert , Nice interiors

Cons - Hesitates when accelerated from a stop,

Overall Review

10 /10 Overall Rating

Ideal for those family trips and day to day runs. Loaded with safety features, our Santafe offers a safe ride whenever asked. 2020 Santafe is our third Hyundai straight and my experience says smooth driving experience with good handling comes standard with Hyundai cars. Hyundai's fuel saving feature turns off the engine at red lights but it needs a bit improvement. Although it increases the MPG considerably but comes with that annoying pause when trying to move after complete stop.

9/10
Features
10/10
Interior
10/10
Design
10/10
Safety
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Deal Value
10/10
Dealer Review

VD

Vincent S. Dunbar

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

Limited 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 8A)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: August 10, 2020

Comfortable, feature-loaded, but low on power

Pros - Memory seats, volume and radio tuning knob, heads up display

Cons - Low on power, towing capacity

Overall Review

8 /10 Overall Rating

Drivetrain is lacking in Santa Fe. The engine on paper has adequate power and torque but in reality, it lacks power. It struggles to accelerate, the transmission is hesitant, and towing is out of the question. It seems this perfect SUV but trust me it is not.

8/10
Features
9/10
Interior
9/10
Design
9/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
4/10
Dealer Review

RJ

Robert R. Jay

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

5

User Overall Rating

Posted On: August 10, 2020

Our new Hyundai Santa FE has everything in it

Pros - Cosy Seats, Best in class Sunroof, Heads up display feature

Cons - Road Noise, Standing LCD display

Overall Review

5 /10 Overall Rating

Our new Hyundai Santa Fe has impressed all of us. It has 3 personalities depending upon the drive mode we select. I usually choose smart mode which helps us to attain good MPG with the help of auto off feature. The sports mode gives a red ambience to the instrument cluster giving a sporty vibe. A little delay in the throttle response but feels completely worth when Turbo kicks in. Hyundai although were not able to seal the interiors for quiter ride experience I should add.

9/10
Features
10/10
Interior
10/10
Design
10/10
Safety
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Deal Value
10/10
Dealer Review

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Top User Reviews

10

User Overall Rating

Hyundai Santafe 2020 with a lot of new features

Ideal for those family trips and day to day runs. Loaded with safety features, our Santafe offers a safe ride whenever asked. 2020 Santafe is our third Hyundai straight and my experience says smooth driving experience with good handling comes standard with Hyundai cars. Hyundai's fuel saving feature turns off the engine at red lights but it needs a bit improvement. Although it increases the MPG co...

by Scoot Baty

8

User Overall Rating

Comfortable, feature-loaded, but low on power

Drivetrain is lacking in Santa Fe. The engine on paper has adequate power and torque but in reality, it lacks power. It struggles to accelerate, the transmission is hesitant, and towing is out of the question. It seems this perfect SUV but trust me it is not.

by Vincent S. Dunbar

5

User Overall Rating

Our new Hyundai Santa FE has everything in it

Our new Hyundai Santa Fe has impressed all of us. It has 3 personalities depending upon the drive mode we select. I usually choose smart mode which helps us to attain good MPG with the help of auto off feature. The sports mode gives a red ambience to the instrument cluster giving a sporty vibe. A little delay in the throttle response but feels completely worth when Turbo kicks in. Hyundai although...

by Robert R. Jay

10

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Amazing!

This is my first Hyundai and it exceeded my expectations. The gas mileage is great. Sometimes I get better mileage than advertised. The power is sufficient and you need more power anyways as it is designed for a family. The ride is comfortable. There is nothing to complain about.

by Austin G. Long

8

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SantaFe a good SUV spoiled by HYUNDAI

Well initially it felt good but now the 2.4L engine has started either behaving or feeling like one. With a power of 185 horses in SUV, it never keeps up with other SUV's. Even with its Turbo engine sibling, which only has 2.0L under the hood. All this comes up with a mileage somewhat same as Turbo trims. I don't understand why Hyundai has provided a larger engine which can't even generate more po...

by Jose M. Correia

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