Introducing the Hyundai Santa Fe
Families looking for a large SUV that's loaded with technology and has plenty of of space inside will love the Hyundai Santa Fe.
Seven seats come as standard across the range, which makes the Santa Fe a versatile passport to endless family adventures. As you'd expect from a large family car, Hyundai have loaded this SUV with plenty of safety features, giving you total peace of mind.
It doesn't stop there mind you, because the diesel engine has been engineered to save money at the pumps, while offering superb traction thanks to its clever four-wheel drive system.
Is the Hyundai Santa Fe the perfect family transport? Keep on reading and decide for yourself.
Design and Practicality
A sharp new design puts this latest generation SUV at the top of the style charts. Up front, the Santa Fe makes use of ultra-sleek LED headlights, along with a prominent grille design. This flows along the muscular body towards the rear of the car via a character line, which leads to the sharp LED combination lights.
The Hyundai Santa Fe comes loaded with exterior enhancements too, such as 18-inch alloy wheels, body styling accents and roof rails.
Acres of space can be found inside across all seven seats, meaning tall passengers will never be wanting for more room. The boot offers a 547-litre capacity, which extends to 1,652 litres with the rear seats folded flat. More than enough room for pushchairs, the weekly shop, and family holidays, too.
Technology and Safety
This generation of Santa Fe is the most refined and comfortable SUV Hyundai have ever made, featuring a blend of high-quality materials complemented by convenient, state-of-the-art technology, which makes driving a pleasurable experience.
As standard, a 7-inch colour touchscreen is utilised and integrates both Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. You also get a rear parking camera, which is projected onto the multimedia system for safer and easier parking. Go for the mid-range 'Premium' model (and above) and you get a crystal-clear KRELL audio unit, which is essential if you love music.
Safety feature highlights:
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert with Brake Assist
- Blind Spot Detection System
- Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go
- Autonomous Emergency Braking
- Lane Keeping Assist System
Economy and Performance
Available with 198 bhp, the Santa Fe's engine comes sporting improved efficiency and lower emissions. The 2.2-litre CRDi unit can be selected with either a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic gearbox (model dependent).
On 4WD Santa Fe models, the HTRAC™ system helps to deliver enhanced control and superior handling by adjusting the distribution of torque, which improves traction when tackling a variety of road conditions.
The Santa Fe also features a useful Drive mode select function, that allows the driver to select a driving mode to reflect their mood. Comfort provides the most relaxing drive; Eco ensures improved fuel efficiency; Sport offers a more dynamic drive, and Smart adjusts the settings depending on your current driving style.
Santa Fe Models
All standard features plus:
- 8" Touchscreen Satellite Navigation including Traffic Messaging Channel, MapCare and LIVE Services
- 18" Alloy Wheels
- Blind Spot Detection System (Manual and Automatic) with Brake Assist (Automatic only)
- Exterior Door Handles - Chrome Effect
- Front Seats – Electric Adjustments
- Headlights – LED
- Heated Front and Rear (Outer) Seats
- Heated Steering Wheel
- KRELL Premium Audio – 10 Speaker System including External Amplifier and Subwoofer
- Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)
- Rear Occupancy Alert
- Seat Trim – Leather (Seat Facings only)
- Smart Electric Tailgate - Hand's Free Opening Function
- Smart Key – Keyless Entry with Engine Start/Stop Button
All standard features plus:
- 19" Alloy Wheels
- Cornering Lights – Dynamic Bending Headlight
- Driver’s Seat – Memory Function
- Front Seats – Ventilated
- Head-up Display (HUD)
- Parking System – Surround View Monitor
- Sunroof – Panoramic Glass Electric Tilt and Slide
Test Drive the Hyundai Santa Fe
Hyundai have prioritised all the right things during the creation of the Santa Fe. It's a large SUV that's incredibly spacious and practical, yet comes with plenty of technology and safety features to make every journey a comfortable one. And finally, it's pleasingly efficient and won't cost an arm and a leg to run; what more could you need?
If you want to see for yourself where how impressive the Santa Fe really is, then we recommend contacting your nearest Evans Halshaw Hyundai retailer to book a test drive.