The Hyundai Santa Fe is making waves as one of the best compact SUV options you can buy. Families are loving it as a daily driver that gets their kids from point A to B safely. Check out how it blows the competition away to see if the Santa Fe is the right choice for your family.
Is The Hyundai Santa Fe The Best Family SUV?
Just like the Hyundai Santa Fe is compact, it’s price is small too. You can get your family started in a brand new 2020 Santa Fe for only $26k.
This price makes the Hyundai Santa Fe on par with its competitors such as the RAV4, which starts around $25k and the Honda CR-V, which also starts around $25k.
However, the Santa Fe doesn’t have an impressive fuel economy. It only gets an average of up to 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
The Honda CR-V gets up to 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. The RAV4 has a better fuel economy as well and gets up to 26 mpg on the highway and 35 mpg in the city.
Hyundai Santa Fe Performance
The Hyundai Santa Fe has two engine options. The base model has a standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that pumps out 235 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.
The 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine produces 185 horsepower, so it’s an easy decision to go with the turbocharged option.
This amount of power allows the Hyundai Santa Fe to tow up to 5,000 lb, making it more capable than competitors. The RAV 4 can only tow up to 3,500 lb, and the Honda CR-V can only tow up to 1,500 lb.
We expected the Hyundai Santa Fe to have a better pick up, but unfortunately, it’s a bit slow. It takes the Santa Fe 8.8 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph.
The Honda CV-R can hit 60 mph in 8 seconds while the RAV 4 reaches 60 mph in only 7.7 seconds.
Also, the Hyundai Santa Fe is available in all-wheel drive, making it more capable for family adventures. AWD helps this vehicle safely traverse through snow and other slippery conditions.
Hyundai Santa Fe Features
The Hyundai Santa Fe has plenty of room for you and your family. Behind the rear seat, you can access up to 35.9 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk.
Also, there is a total of 71.9 cubic feet of cargo space to take advantage of. This is more space than the RAV4 has to offer, but slightly less than the Honda CR-V.
The Hyundai Santa Fe is equipped for functionality and convenience. The infotainment center is equipped with navigation, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to keep you connected.
The seats have a 40/60 split and can be folded down with the simple push of a button. Plus, the power liftgate makes unloading and loading this SUV extremely easy.
Best of all, the Hyundai Santa Fe is a 2020 IIHS top safety pick with advanced features such as distracted driver warnings, high beam assistance, forward collision prevention, and more.
The Hyundai Santa Fe is safe, smart, comfortable, robust, and reliable. It was just awarded the best two-row SUV for its price, making it one excellent choice for your family.