HYUNDAI SANTA FE

Hyundai Santa Fe

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How much does the Hyundai Santa Fe cost to run?

The 2.2L diesel is the most economical Hyundai Santa Fe to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2L diesel costs £200.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band G.

It does just under 48 MPG on average, which means it will cost £13.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

This is at the other end of the spectrum compared to the best in class Jaguar F Pace 2.0L diesel which achieves almost 58 MPG.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 18, which is the lowest insurance group in this class bar none.

Engine options

model2.2L diesel
mpg38.2 - 47.9
emissions150 - 197
tax£160.00 - £300.00
insuranceGroup 18 - 40

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Hyundai Santa Fe: How big is the boot?

The Hyundai Santa Fe has an above average boot space (654 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and 4 large bags. Alternatively you could load up with 5 large bags or 5 cabin bags instead.

Worth knowing, the Land Rover Discovery SUV is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 6 large bags with its 889 litres.

Is the Hyundai Santa Fe easy to park?

While not the absolute narrowest car (that is the Mitsubishi Shogun), this is in the top third for ease of parking in car parks. Given a typical supermarket space, it will fill just over three quarters of the space.

If you park on the street regularly, this is one of the cars to shortlist. At 4704m long it gives you reasonable 96mm space to move the car in and out of the bay.

Which Hyundai Santa Fe has the best performance?

The fastest Hyundai Santa Fe from 0-60, is the 2.2L diesel (if you’re a petrol head, it has 440 lbs/ft torque and 200 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 9 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Land Rover Discovery 3.0L diesel, which will beat your Hyundai Santa Fe to 60 by 0.2 seconds. That doesn’t sound much, but in 0-60 terms it’s actually a big gap.

Engine options

model2.2L diesel
zeroTo629 - 10.2
torque422 - 440
bhp194 - 200

What size caravan or trailer, can the Hyundai Santa Fe tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2L diesel which has 440 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 2500kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.