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How Many Miles Will a Hyundai Santa Fe Last?

There’s a lot to like about the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe. It’s attractive, spacious, and boasts some impressive fuel economy ratings. Consider that it comes stocked with driver-assist features, and this year’s model is practically irresistible. But as irresistible as it may be, you might be asking yourself, how many miles will a Hyundai Santa Fe actually last? Let’s find out.  

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe parked next to a curb
2021 Hyundai Santa Fe | Hyundai

How reliable is the Hyundai Santa Fe?

Before we talk about how many miles a Hyundai Santa Fe will last, let’s talk reliability. Because, if it’s a reliable SUV that you’re after, the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe makes for a decent pick among its segment. According to Consumer Reports, this year’s model earned itself a four out of five predicted reliability rating. Unfortunately, that doesn’t tell the whole story.

While the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe was able to secure an above-average reliability rating, Consumer Reports gave the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe a three out of five reliability rating, which falls into that average category. Fortunately, Consumer Reports did give the 2019 model a five out of five reliability rating.

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The most common Hyundai Santa Fe problems

Here’s the thing, as reliable as the Hyundai Santa Fe may be, it does have its problems to contend with. In fact, according to Consumer Reports, recent model years have faced issues with the SUV’s suspension. Other problems have included issues with the Hyundai Santa Fe’s power equipment.

Fortunately, Repair Pal reports that Santa Fe owners bring their SUV to a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.2 times per year. Compare that to an average of 0.4 times for midsize SUVs and 0.4 times for all vehicle models, and that’s not all that bad. Further, according to Repair Pal, the probability of a repair being a major issue is only 10%, compared to an average of 13% for midsize SUVs and 12% for all models.

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How many miles will a Hyundai Santa Fe last?

Now, let’s talk about how many miles a Hyundai Santa Fe will last. Fortunately, you can count on the Hyundai Santa Fe to last a reasonably long time. In fact, if you check out Autotrader listings for Hyundai Santa Fe models for sale, there are several models with upwards of 200,000-miles on the odometer. One Hyundai Santa Fe model, in particular, was even able to surpass 300,000-miles, which is quite the feat.

But, here’s the thing, not every Hyundai Santa Fe will surpass that 200,000-mile mark. While Car and Driver reports that the average vehicle is expected to last for 200,000-miles or more, reaching that milestone will take some work. Meaning, if you want your Hyundai Santa Fe to last for 200,000-miles or more, you’re going to have to keep up with its maintenance needs. 

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Is this long-lasting Hyundai the right fit for you?

We said it before, and we’ll say it again, there’s a lot to like about the Hyundai Santa Fe. But to find out whether or not this year’s new model is the right fit for you? We recommend taking it out for a test drive.