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Hyundai Santa Fe

The Hyundai Santa Fe is the brand's large SUV, with a focus on affordability compared to more premium rivals.

First revealed in 2000, the Hyundai Santa Fe is now in its fourth generation, having been facelifted in 2020 after two years on sale.

The Hyundai Santa Fe range starts with pricing from just under $44,000 for the base Santa Fe Active with a petrol V6, though each specification is offered with a slightly more expensive turbo diesel four-cylinder engine.

The range is topped by the Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander at over $61,000, equipped with the turbo diesel engine as well as features like a leather interior, a heated steering wheel, and more conveniences.

The large SUV category is home to the likes of the Toyota Kluger, so the Hyundai Santa Fe has strong opposition in terms of Australian brand knowledge, but provides opposition to the Mazda CX-9 and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport in terms of sales.

Can a Hyundai Santa Fe tow a caravan?

The Santa Fe can tow up to 2000kg braked and has a 100kg tow ball weight.

Is a Hyundai Santa Fe bigger than a Toyota RAV4?

Yes, a Hyundai Santa Fe is bigger than a Toyota RAV4 though the dimensions don't show too much of a difference. A Hyundai Santa Fe is 1.7m tall, 4.77m long, and 1.89m wide. The Toyota RAV4 is 1.69m tall, 4.62m long, and 1.86m wide. The Santa Fe also features third-row seating, where the RAV4 does not.

Does the Hyundai Santa Fe have a CVT?

The Hyundai Santa Fe features an 8-speed automatic, which is a traditional torque converter rather than a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

What size tyres go on a Hyundai Santa Fe?

This depends on the variant, for example, a base model active wears 17-inch wheels as standard and has 235/65 R17 sized tyres. A top-spec Highlander has bigger 19-inch wheels and 235/55 R19 tyres. If you're replacing your own Hyundai Santa Fe's tyres, you can check the sizing on the tyre wall.

Hyundai Santa Fe (8)
  • (base)
    SUV
    Price:$44,700
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Petrol
    Transmission:8 SP Automatic
    Engine:3.5L, 6cyl Petrol
    Seats:7
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:10.5 L / 100 km
  • (base)
    SUV
    Price:$48,200
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Diesel
    Transmission:8 SP Automatic
    Engine:2.2L, 4cyl Diesel Turbocharged
    Seats:7
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:6.1 L / 100 km
  • Active
    SUV
    Price:$48,300
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Petrol
    Transmission:8 SP Automatic
    Engine:3.5L, 6cyl Petrol
    Seats:7
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:10.5 L / 100 km
  • Active
    SUV
    Price:$51,800
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Diesel
    Transmission:8 SP Automatic
    Engine:2.2L, 4cyl Diesel Turbocharged
    Seats:7
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:6.1 L / 100 km
  • Elite
    SUV
    Price:$54,300
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Petrol
    Transmission:8 SP Automatic
    Engine:3.5L, 6cyl Petrol
    Seats:7
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:10.5 L / 100 km
  • Elite
    SUV
    Price:$57,800
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Diesel
    Transmission:8 SP Automatic
    Engine:2.2L, 4cyl Diesel Turbocharged
    Seats:7
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:6.1 L / 100 km
  • Highlander
    SUV
    Price:$61,700
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Petrol
    Transmission:8 SP Automatic
    Engine:3.5L, 6cyl Petrol
    Seats:7
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:10.5 L / 100 km
  • Highlander
    SUV
    Price:$65,200
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Diesel
    Transmission:8 SP Automatic
    Engine:2.2L, 4cyl Diesel Turbocharged
    Seats:7
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:6.1 L / 100 km