2016 Hyundai Santa Fe

Pros: Option of 5-passenger or 7-passenger versions; peppy acceleration in Sport 2.0T models; comfortable, practical interior; standard hill-descent control

Cons: Cramped 3rd-row seat; many desirable options are available only in pricey packages; pricing is steep on Sport models

CG Says: The Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport are mostly unchanged for 2016. One minor revision is changing the name of the base Santa Fe Sport from GLS to SE. The Hyundai Santa Fe was redesigned for 2013, and in the process gained two versions: the 2-row, 5-passenger, 4-cylinder-powered Santa Fe Sport and the 3-row, 7-passenger, V6 Santa Fe. Good power from both the 4-cylinder and V6 engines; agreeable ride quality; and a comfortable, practical interior are some of the highlights of the Santa Fe family. We also like how refined these crossovers feel and how quiet they are on the road. However, pricing is a bit on the steep side–at least for the Sport–particularly when you add costly option packages. Still, if you’re looking at crossovers or SUVs, be sure to drive the Santa Fe that best approximates your passenger-hauling needs.

The Facts
Class Midsize SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5 or 7
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Hyundai
Nation of Manufacture USA, South Korea
Base Prices Sport 2.4: $24,950
AWD Sport 2.4: $26,700
Sport 2.0T: $31,250
AWD Sport 2.0T: $33,000
SE: $30,400
AWD SE: $32,150
Limited: $34,500
AWD Limited: $36,250

Base Engine
2.4-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
190
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19-21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25-27

Optional Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
264
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
18-20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24-28

Optional Engine
3.3-liter V6
Horsepower
290
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
18
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24-25

2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport