Hyundai Santa Fe Guide
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OverviewHyundai Santa Fe
Ideally, a three-row crossover SUV should serve every member of the family well. The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe largely succeeds. It offers an appealing mix of features for an affordable price and is comfortable and easy to drive. Though it's a little thirsty, the Santa Fe's standard V6 supplies enough passing power. Higher trim levels provide lots of interior amenities, such as keyless ignition and entry, heated front and second-row seats, rear window sunshades and a six-passenger configuration with second-row captain's chairs. Discover the ins and outs on used Hyundai Santa Fes, available now in Carvana's inventory.
Upscale Interior DesignClimb inside the Hyundai Santa Fe, and it becomes apparent rather quickly that this vehicle offers everything a family could need from a crossover. The Santa Fe's cabin area has a comfortable look and feel thanks to its upscale design and usage of high-quality interior materials.
Easy-To-Use TechnologyHighlighted by an intuitive touchscreen interface, the Santa Fe earns high marks for its infotainment offerings. Even for the not-so-tech savvy crowd, the available eight-inch touchscreen makes it very easy to navigate menus and functions.
Strong V6 EngineOne of the Santa Fe's strongest qualities is its robust V6 engine which comes standard. In particular, this powertrain offers above-average acceleration and towing capacity for just about anyone that is looking for an easy-to-drive and well-rounded crossover. In Edmunds performance testing, the Santa Fe accelerated from 0 to 60 mph in 7.7 seconds.
Cargo CapacityStacked against its competitors, the Hyundai Santa Fe offers only decent storage space for vehicles in its segment. Behind the second row of seats, the Santa Fe can hold up to 41 cubic feet of cargo. With the second row folded down, that number increases to 80 cubic feet. Add in the optional third row, however, and the available cargo shrinks to 13.5 cubic feet -- large enough for three bags of gold clubs. Similar vehicles such as the Honda Pilot or Chevrolet Traverse offer more room behind third row seating.
Driver Safety AidsThough the Santa Fe earns high marks for safety across the board, it does lack in a couple notable areas. In particular, electronic safety aids such as a lane departure warning system and a frontal collision mitigation system are missing from this vehicle.
SuspensionAdmittedly, the ride quality on Hyundai Santa Fe can be a little bit of a mixed bag. Previous versions of this make and model have performed well traveling over smooth road surfaces, however when loaded with people and gear, the Santa Fe has had a tendency to be less composed. Hyundai says they have addressed the Santa Fe's suspension issues, but this may be up to the driver to determine for themselves.
Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews
4.8 OUT OF 5 (132 Reviews)