Introducing the Hyundai Santa Fe
Families looking for a large SUV that's loaded with technology and has plenty 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, 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 vehicle? Keep on reading and decide for yourself.
Design and Practicality
A sharp design puts this 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
Refined and comfortable the Santa Fe is smart SUV 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
Engines and Performance
Available with 197bhp, the Santa Fe's engine comes sporting improved efficiency and lower emissions. The 2.2-litre CRDi diesel 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.
If you're looking for an even more economic SUV option, the new Santa Fe Hybrid and new Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid are available; featuring updated technology and safety features as well as a whole new design.
Santa Fe Models
- 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)
- Chrome effect exterior door handles
- Electric adjustment front seats
- LED headlights
- 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
Key features in addition to Premium:
- 19" alloy wheels
- Dynamic bending cornering headlights
- Memory function driver’s seat
- Ventilated front seats
- Head-up Display (HUD)
- Parking system – surround view monitor
- Panoramic glass electric tilt and slide sunroof
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.
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 how impressive the Santa Fe really is, then we recommend contacting your nearest Evans Halshaw Hyundai retailer to book a test drive.