2010 Hyundai Santa Fe

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25 reviews
Available Price Range $7,326-$15,398 Trims7 Combined MPG 22-24 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe

Our Take

The Santa Fe is a midsize crossover SUV that competes with models like the Nissan Murano. Though it still compares on many levels to the Toyota Highlander, for 2010 the Santa Fe no longer offers a ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • No more third-row seat
  • Manual with front-drive only

Notable Features

  • New grille, bumpers, fog lights
  • New engines
  • New transmissions
  • Seven-seat version discontinued
  • USB stereo input standard
  • Bluetooth standard


Our Expert Reviews

Sometimes a car is a complete surprise to me. Until I got the 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe to review, I'd never been in a Hyundai before. Sure, I'd seen them on the road and thought the new ones looked pretty cool, but that's all I had going into this. After test-driving the Santa Fe for a week, I was pretty surprised by what Hyundai can pull off for less than $30K. The Santa Fe is a co... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.4 out of 5

Based on 25 reviews

Pleasantly Surprised

by Miami Photog from Miami, FL on December 2, 2010

We got this vehicle as a rental for a trip out to rural New Mexico last week. I'm a die-hard Honda fan and was a little apprehensive about driving a Hyundai for 10 days. This car was really a joy to d... Read Full Review

7 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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