Striking styling inside and out; capacious interior; excellent value; strong V6 power
Occasionally rough ride; modest cargo capacity for a 3-row crossover; Limited only seats six
All 2014 Santa Fe models can be equipped with a blind spot warning system, and the Technology package gets a few new features, including ventilated front memory seats, rear parking sensors and -- for the Limited only -- xenon headlights and LED taillights.
The top-shelf, 6-passenger Limited model is a compelling mix of luxury and value. But if you think you need a seventh seat sometimes, a well-optioned GLS makes for a fine substitute. Find a Hyundai Santa Fe for sale
The 3-row Santa Fe is offered in two trim levels: GLS or Limited.
The GLS ($30,675) starts with 7-passenger seating (including a sliding and reclining second-row bench seat), 18-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, a leather-wrapped tilt-telescopic steering wheel, a 12-way power driver seat, heated front seats, a rearview camera, Hyundai's Blue Link telematics and a 6-speaker audio system with a 4.3-in touchscreen and USB/Bluetooth connectivity.
The Limited ($34,575) features 6-passenger seating (including second-row captain's chairs), keyless entry with push-button ignition, a power lift gate, a blind spot warning system, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 4-way power passenger seat, leather upholstery, rear window sunshades and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink.
Exclusively available on the Limited are an Infinity surround-sound audio system with 12 speakers and 550 watts of output, while the base GLS can be outfitted with a 10-speaker Dimension audio system. Also, the GLS can optionally be equipped with many of the Limited's standard features. Other notable options, depending on trim and grouped into packages, include xenon headlights, LED taillights, a panoramic sunroof, a navigation system with an 8-in touchscreen, ventilated front seats and heated second-row seats.
In terms of cargo space, the 3-row Santa Fe provides a minimal 13.4 cu ft behind the third row, expanding to 41 cu ft with the third row folded and 80 cu ft with both rear rows folded. That's a handy amount, to be sure, but some rivals (the Mazda CX-9, for example) offer much more.
A properly equipped Santa Fe can tow a healthy 5,000 pounds.
|Basic||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||10 Years/100,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||7 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
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