2017 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 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport have restyled front and rear fascias. New safety features include a surround-view camera, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection. Also new are Ultimate models that add surround-view camera, panoramic sunroof, navigation system, and 19-inch alloy wheels. 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: $25,350
AWD Sport 2.4: $27,100
Sport 2.0T: $31,700
AWD Sport 2.0T: $33,450
Sport 2.0T Ultimate: $36,500
AWD Sport 2.0T Ultimate: $38,250
SE: $30,800
AWD SE: $32,550
SE Ultimate: $38700
AWD Se Ultimate: $40,450
Limited: $34,950
AWD Limited: $36,700
Limited Ultimate: $39,400
AWD Limited Ultimate: $41,150

Base Engine
2.4-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
190
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20-21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26-27

Optional Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
264
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19-20
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)
17-18
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
22-25