• (4.7) 92 reviews
  • MSRP: $11,668$21,956
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 20-24
  • Engine: 290-hp, 3.3-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5-7
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

Our Take on the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

Our Take

Hyundai redesigned the Santa Fe for 2013, splitting its SUV into two variants with separate sizes and styling: the two-row, four-cylinder Santa Fe Sport and the three-row, V-6 Santa Fe.(Skip to details on the Santa Fe Sport)Boasting available all-wheel drive with a torque vectoring system to enh... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Lacks blind spot monitors
  • No power-seat memory function

Notable Features

  • Seven-seat Santa Fe replaces Veracruz
  • Five-seater renamed Santa Fe Sport
  • FWD or AWD
  • Four-cylinder or V-6 engine
  • Six-speed automatic

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

It's quite rare that a car fills the stringent requirements of each of my daily roles, but with just a couple of oversights, the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited comes close to being a perfect fit. For 2013, the Santa Fe is actually two vehicles: the Santa Fe Sport — which is a redesign of the five-seat Santa Fe that helped propel Hyundai's rise in the U.S. — and a larger, th... Read full review for the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

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Consumer Reviews

4.7

Average based on 92 reviews

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2013 Santa Fe Sport 2.0 Turbo

by New Owner from Tennessee on August 27, 2012

I bought this car one week ago. The dealer couldn't tell me too much about it as they had only gotten two in the previous day. Needless to say, I walked off the lot with it. I had previously driven a ... Read Full Review

8 Trim Levels Available

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Safety

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Hyundai Santa Fe GLS

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Hyundai Santa Fe GLS

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
G
Overall Rear
G
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Other

Roof Strength
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G
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.

Recalls

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

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

60mo/60,000mi

Powertrain

120mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/unlimited

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

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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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