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7/10
Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Hyundai Santa Fe

£31,990£39,040
7/10
Overall verdict
Vastly improved third-generation model – and the old one was good...
 

For: 

Big move upmarket without hurting value too much, strong drivetrain, plenty of equipment, better economy

Against: 

Not as cheap as it was, which may surprise some

Overview

What is it?

The Hyundai Santa Fe was the car that helped the brand break through in the UK. Before Santa Fe, it was known for offering cheap econoboxes. By launching the eye-catching, chunky-look SUV, the brand immediately gave itself credibility. Two generations on, it’s continued to sell in big numbers and has watched over a range of cars that’s been transformed.

Now it’s the Santa Fe’s turn for revitalisation. This third generation does all the practical, horsebox-towing stuff that the old one did. Only now, it has also moved upmarket and become much more civilised and sophisticated. Just look at it: any remaining excuses needn’t be made any longer.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
2.2 CRDi Blue Drive Premium 5dr [5 Seats]
9.0s 159g/km 47.1 200 £31,990
The cheapest
2.2 CRDi Blue Drive Premium 5dr [5 Seats]
9.0s 159g/km 47.1 200 £31,990
The greenest
2.2 CRDi Blue Drive Premium 5dr [5 Seats]
9.0s 159g/km 47.1 200 £31,990
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