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  • (4.6) 67 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $6,971–$14,923
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 22-24
  • Engine: 175-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe

Our Take on the Latest Model 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • USB stereo input standard
  • Bluetooth standard
  • Minor content upgrades

2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

Vehicle Overview

The Santa Fe is a midsize crossover SUV that competes with models like the Nissan Murano and the Toyota Highlander. For 2011, the Santa Fe receives modest content upgrades.

The Santa Fe comes in GLS, SE and Limited trims.

New For 2011

There are no significant changes.


Roof rails are standard, but the crossbars come standard on the higher trim levels. The Santa Fe got a new grille, and bumpers, fog lights and bodyside moldings when Hyundai refreshed the car last year. For 2011, the only major changes to the exterior are five new exterior colors.

Exterior features include:

  • Standard 17-inch wheels
  • Optional 18-inch wheels
  • Optional body-colored rear spoiler
  • Optional chrome-accented door handles


All Santa Fe models have an iPod/USB input and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel. Cloth interior is standard, and leather is optional.

Interior features include:

  • Standard rear privacy glass
  • Optional dual-zone climate control
  • Optional navigation system

Under the Hood

Mechanical features include:

  • Standard 175-horsepower four-cylinder engine
  • Optional 276-hp V-6
  • Standard six-speed manual transmission
  • Optional six-speed automatic transmission
  • All-wheel drive available with automatic transmission


The Santa Fe's airbag complement includes the required frontal and side-impact airbags for the front seats, as well as curtain airbags that cover the side windows along the front and rear seats.

Standard safety features include:

  • Standard electronic stability system with traction control
  • Standard active head restraints for the front seats


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 67 reviews

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Great family car

by marty from on December 10, 2017

I think this best car we'ved owned Except for the radio / navigational screen On cold days the screen goes blank at first a few mins now upto 20 mins before it comes on this not exceptable for a 7 y... Read Full Review

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9 Trims Available

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2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Hyundai Santa Fe GLS

Head Restraints and Seats
Moderate overlap front
Roof Strength

IIHS Ratings

Based on Hyundai Santa Fe GLS

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
Overall Rear
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry

Moderate overlap front

Left Leg/Foot
Overall Front
Right Leg/Foot
Structure/safety cage


Roof Strength


Driver Head Protection
Driver Head and Neck
Driver Pelvis/Leg
Driver Torso
Overall Side
Rear Passenger Head Protection
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
Rear Passenger Torso
Structure/safety cage
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.


There are currently 4 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

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

Save on maintenance costs and do your own repairs.

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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