If getting the most for your money matters, the Santa Fe might be the SUV for you. The Santa Fe is right at home running the kids to soccer practice (made easier with the new optional third-row seat), hauling groceries from the super market or heading to the mountains for the weekend. Combining attributes like a higher seating position, roomy interior, rugged good looks, a long list of standard equipment, and a reasonable price, the Hyundai Santa Fe provides good value in the mid-size SUV category.
Third-Row Seating The optional back seats in the Santa Fe boost the passenger count to seven and are usable, not just a token add on. Children sitting in the third row will be comfortable and the occasional adult should have enough room to ride without complaint.
New Styling The styling of the previous Santa Fe seemed a bit dated for some tastes. The new model looks classier with smoother accent lines and less body cladding, resulting in a simpler more mainstream appearance. It’s a sleek, handsome package with a confident stance.
The SE model has a 3.3 liter enginge and a five-speed automatic transmission.