At the very top of Hyundai’s model family is the superb Santa Fe, a luxury SUV that outperforms many of its higher-priced rivals. Sophisticated design, flexible space and strong performance are defining features of this model, which is evidently built to last. A five-year unlimited mileage warranty plus five years of roadside cover tells you all you need to know about the car’s quality, and also adds welcome value to your purchase.
Like its smaller ix35 sibling, the Santa Fe patrols the streets with a confident posture. It sits high above the road on standard 18-inch alloy wheels which, like the skid plates and protective mouldings, are robust features included for when you venture off-road. When you’re back on the road, the chrome grille, halogen headlamps and LED daytime running lights help to attract the admiring attention of other road users.
Elegance is also a feature of the cabin, as delivered by durable cloth upholstery, chrome trim and a leather steering wheel. You can opt for a five or seven-seat cabin to suit your requirements, the latter arrangement’s third row folding to create a spacious boot. Grab handles, deep door bins, cup holders and a cooling glove compartment all combine to make the Santa Fe’s cockpit highly functional too.
As is typical of a range-topping model, the Santa Fe arrives with plenty more on-board kit. The five-seat model includes SE and Premium trim grades which boast Bluetooth® with voice recognition, rear parking sensors, USB and AUX connections and steering wheel infotainment controls as standard. SE, Premium and Premium SE are your options with the seven-seater, and they add a premium sound system, rear-view parking camera and touchscreen satellite navigation.
Under the bonnet is a muscular 2.2-litre CRDi diesel engine which sends 194bhp to all four wheels. You can link it up with manual or automatic transmission to match your driving style, and expect to hit 60mph from standing in under ten seconds in the manual. At the same time the unit returns a satisfying 46.3mpg while emitting from 159g/km of CO2.
Typically impressive safety credentials complete the appeal of the Santa Fe, which doesn’t simply place you in a strong shell, but also actively works to prevent accidents. There are front, side, curtain and knee airbags throughout to complement ISOFIX child seat anchor points and an Emergency Stop Signal. Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) subtly adjust performance to keep you in control, while Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) keep the SUV poised when braking.
For quality with value the Santa Fe has few rivals, and you can discover this for yourself with a test drive from Eden Hyundai. Enquire with our dealership team directly to book your slot in the driver’s seat.