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2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

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$15,798 - $25,995
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2020 SE 2.4 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $26,275
2020 SE 2.4 w/SULEV 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $26,275
2020 SE 2.4 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $27,975
2020 SEL 2.4 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $28,025
2020 SEL 2.4 w/SULEV 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $28,025
2020 SEL 2.4 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $29,725
2020 SEL 2.0T 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $34,875
2020 Limited 2.4 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $36,025
2020 Limited 2.4 w/SULEV 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $36,025
2020 SEL 2.0T 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $36,575
2020 Limited 2.4 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $37,725
2020 Limited 2.0T 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $37,875
2020 Limited 2.0T 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $39,575
Expert Rating
3.5 (Good)

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: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Overview

The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe gains new safety features and revised trim levels aimed at delivering more content for the money. The compact crossover line was totally redesigned last year.

All Santa Fe models now come with a rear occupant alert system, designed to prevent leaving children or pets in the car. The line-topping Limited receives a blind-view monitoring system that displays the blind-spots on the instrument cluster when turn signals are activated. As part of equipment repackaging, the Ultimate trim has been dropped.

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Choosing Your Hyundai Santa Fe

The Hyundai Santa Fe covers substantial market territory with its five trims levels: SE, SEL, SEL 2.0T, Limited, and Limited 2.0T. Pricing starts at $26,995 including destination for the SE and goes to $38,595 for the Limited 2.0T.

Engine Choices

The Santa Fe's base 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is typical for this class – strong enough, but not exciting. Snappy performance can be had with the available turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, which powers the SEL 2.0T and Limited 2.0T trims.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (Combined)
2.4L 4-Cylinder185 hp178 lb-ft25 mpg
2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder235 hp260 lb-ft23 mpg

All-wheel drive is available on all trims for $1,700, while all models use an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

Despite its compact footprint, the Santa Fe offers ample room for five passengers. Head room is especially generous at 41.2 inches in front and 39.2 inches in back. There's 35.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat and 71.3 cubic feet with it folded. Both figures are solidly above average for this class.

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Safety Features

Every Hyundai Santa Fe comes nicely equipped with lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, rear occupant alert, automatic high beams, and a driver alertness monitor.

The SEL and above carry blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and safe exist assist, which alerts passengers to approaching vehicles when exiting. SEL 2.0T trims and higher get rear parking sensors, while the Limited adds a surround-view camera system and the new blind-view monitor.

The Santa Fe is an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus and has a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA.

Connectivity

The Santa Fe features a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and two front and two rear USB ports. Starting at the SEL trim level, the Santa Fe gets wireless device charging and a 12-speaker Infinity sound system. Limited models add an 8-inch touchscreen, navigation, and a head-up display.

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SE - From $26,995

The Santa Fe SE comes with all the basics, including Bluetooth, automatic headlights, rear privacy glass, and 17-inch alloy wheels. The driver seat gets power lumbar adjustments, which is a nice standard touch. There are no factory options for the SE (besides AWD), so buyers with a taste for something more will have to advance to at least the next trim level.

SEL - From $28,745

The SEL adds a handful of features: a 7-inch driver information display, an eight-way power driver seat, heated front seats, proximity key entry, push button start, heated side mirrors, fog lights, and Hyundai's Blue Link connected services.

The $2,250 Convenience Package furnishes a bundle of useful upgrades, including rear parking sensors, roof rails, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, wireless charging, a hands-free power liftgate, and more.

With those features in place, buyers can top off their SEL with the $2,750 Premium Package, which adds leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, an eight-way power passenger seat, and full LED lighting.

SEL 2.0T - From $35,595

The SEL 2.0T gets the more powerful turbocharged engine, along with mandatory 19-inch wheels. The features from the Convenience and Premium Packages are now standard, which accounts for the substantial jump in price.

Limited - From $36,745

The Limited reverts to the standard engine, but retains all of the other goodies. In addition to the aforementioned safety and connectivity features, it also includes ventilated front seats with driver memory, four-way lumbar support for the driver's seat, and heated rear seats. The Limited also wears dark chrome exterior trim and premium door sill plates.

Limited 2.0T - From $38,595

The Limited 2.0T combines all available comfort and convenience features with the turbocharged engine. All-wheel drive drive remains optional, but everything else comes standard.

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CarsDirect Tip

The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe delivers a lot of equipment for the price at each trim level, so they're pretty equal in terms of value. For buyers interested in luxury, we recommend skipping the SEL's option packages and advancing straight to the Limited instead.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Smooth ride
  • Strong value
Cons
  • Middling fuel economy
  • Clunky transmission
  • Low-end interior on lower models
Expert Rating
3.5 (Good)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Feature-packed low-end trims. The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe continues Hyundai’s trend of offering vehicles that represent excellent value. Even the base SE trim comes well equipped for its starting price. Moving up to higher trims brings near-luxury features and materials.

The SE trim starts at $26,995 including destination, which undercuts a lot of the competition. Despite the low starting price, the SE comes with automatic headlights, a 7-inch display, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, remote keyless entry, 17-inch wheels, as well as a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel. You also get Hyundai’s five-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, which is above average for the segment.

Hyundai has reworked the Santa Fe lineup to where the Limited 2.0T trim is now the range-topping model. That trim comes with heated and ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, an 8-inch touchscreen, heated exterior mirrors, a panoramic sunroof, wireless charging, and a 12-speaker audio system. These are features that were once only found on luxury vehicles.

Excellent safety scores. Hyundai has changed the Santa Fe’s list of standard safety features for the 2020 model year. It added some while removing others. The changes may seem confusing, but it still comes with a good amount of equipment.

Standard safety features include adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane keeping assist, and driver drowsiness monitoring. A lengthy list of available safety features are offered, which include Safe Exit Assist that monitors oncoming traffic behind the vehicle to ensure passengers can exit safety.

The IIHS named the Santa Fe a Top Safety Pick Plus, while the NHTSA gave the vehicle a five-star overall safety rating.


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Spacious seating for up to five. With last year’s redesign and Hyundai deciding to spin the seven-passenger variant into its own lineup, the five-passenger Santa Fe has grown to be more accommodating.

The larger size means that passengers are treated to more interior space. In the back, rear passengers have over 40 inches of rear legroom, which is great for the segment.

The Santa Fe also has a good amount of cargo space for a two-row crossover. Behind the rear seats, there are 35.9 cubic feet. In total, it can hold up to 71.3 cubic feet of cargo space.

Average performance. Performance isn't one of Santa Fe’s strong suits. The base 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 185 horsepower is below average for the segment and struggles to impress. While it can get the crossover down the road, it doesn’t do its job well.

Instead, the available 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that’s rated at 235 hp is a much better option. While it’s still down on power compared to the competition, it brings some much-needed pep. It also doesn’t feel as underpowered in daily use as the base engine.

Final thoughts. For consumers looking for a midsize, five-passenger crossover, the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe does a lot right. It's packed with standard features, has excellent crash test scores, a large cabin, and a decent amount of cargo space. It's also backed by one of the longest bumper-to-bumper warranties on the market.

The only area where the Santa Fe falls behind the competition is when it comes to performance. The base engine is especially underpowered compared to other options. While we like the Santa Fe's styling, it won't appeal to everyone.

The Honda Passport is a more rugged (at least rugged-looking) option than the Santa Fe. It comes with a 280-hp V6 and more comfortable seats. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a more performance-oriented vehicle that can be had with 707 hp. Beyond the engine, the Grand Cherokee is better at off-roading and feels more luxurious at higher trim levels.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.4L I-4 / 185 HP / 178 ft.lbs.
Transmission
8-spd SHIFTRONIC w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
22 / 29 / 25 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.4L I-4 / 185 HP / 178 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
22 / 29 / 25 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
18.8 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$72
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
71.3 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
111 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
187.8 "
Exterior Width
74.4 "
Exterior Height
66.1 "
Front Headroom
41.2 "
Rear Headroom
39.2 "
Front Legroom
44.1 "
Rear Legroom
40.9 "
Front Shoulder Room
59.1 "
Rear Shoulder Room
58.3 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,591 Lbs.
Wheel Base
109 "
Turning Radius
18.7 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
17.0 " Silver Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote, Convex Spotter Driver
Bumpers
Body-colored With Metal-look Insert
Grille Moldings
Chrome
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Yes Essentials Premium Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan / Clock
Speakers
6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver
Tinted Windows
Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
2
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Forward Collision-avoidance Assist (fca) Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keep Assist (lka) Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Driver Attention Warning (daw) Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
High Beam Assist Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Major Components Months
120 Months / 100,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
84 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
12 Months / Unlimited Miles

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