Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner. The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe has earned the title of the best midsize SUV of 2020. Check out how the Santa Fe picked up another award based on a variety of research and reviews from actual drivers.
The Hyundai Santa Fe Is The Most Reliable SUV
The U.S. News has ranked the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe as the best midsize SUV based on thirty different elements and sources to earn a score of 8.2 out of 10. They also ranked the Hyundai Santa Fe as the best two-row SUV for the money and the best two-row SUV for families.
Actual drivers judged the Hyundai Santa Fe on J.D. Power and gave it an 82/100 in reliability for being great to drive, having a substantial resale value, and for having excellent quality. Let’s dig a little deeper to see why the Hyundai Santa Fe is so awesome.
What’s Great About The Hyundai Santa Fe?
The Hyundai Santa Fe base model starts around $25k, making it a price-friendly option for families. The Toyota RAV4 starts around $25k while the Honda Passport starts around $25k. Also, the Hyundai Santa Fe is pretty good on gas. It gets up to 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.
There are two engine options with the Hyundai Santa Fe. The base option is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that provides 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. You can also upgrade to the 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine that offers 235 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.
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The Hyundai Santa Fe can tow up to 5,000 lb, so you can take your boat to the lake. Also, it can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph, making it pretty sporty. It is available in all-wheel-drive, allowing it to handle snow and other challenges.
People praise the Hyundai Santa Fe for having a smooth and quiet ride. This is thanks to its unibody frame that enhances handling. Also, the MacPherson strut suspension in the front and a multi-link suspension in the rear provide comfort. The Santa Fe also has a gas-filled dampener and shock absorber.
Hyundai Santa Fe Features
The Hyundai Santa Fe offers more than enough cargo space. Access up to 35.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat and 71.3 cubic feet of cargo. This paired with large seats that offer lumbar support and recline.
There is a 7” infotainment center in the Santa Fe that can connect to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There are also plenty of USB ports in the front and rear for charging everyone’s favorite devices.
But along with being the SUV with the lowest cost to own over five years from Kelly Blue Book, the Hyundai Santa Fe is incredibly safe. You can use Hyundai’s complementary care service for factory service maintenance and repairs for up to three years or the first 36k miles.
Safety features for the Hyundai Santa Fe include safe exit assist, pedestrian detection, driver attention warning, ultrasonic rear occupant alert, and more. Other vehicles are behind the times compared to the Hyundai Santa Fe’s advanced safety features.