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2014 Hyundai Santa Fe

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

193.1” x 66.5”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Stylish, upscale interior
  • Turbo four-cylinder performance
  • Available panoramic moonroof
  • Low noise levels

The bad:

  • Steering feel
  • Third-row comfort (Santa Fe)
  • Over-shoulder visibility (Santa Fe Sport)

2 trims

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Our 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • Two-row Santa Fe Sport, three-row Santa Fe
  • Four-cylinder (Santa Fe Sport) or V-6 (Santa Fe)
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • New available blind spot warning system
  • New available ventilated front seats

2014 Hyundai Santa Fe review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe?

The 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe is an SUV with seating for seven. It is available in two trim levels: GLS and Limited. It competes against models like the Chevrolet Traverse and Toyota Highlander, as well as five-seat models like the Nissan Murano and Ford Edge. A shorter, five-seat version of the Santa Fe, called the Santa Fe Sport, is covered separately on

What's New on the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe?

New features now available on the Santa Fe include rear parking sensors, a blind spot warning system and ventilated front seats. Additional new options are LED taillights and xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights.

How Does the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Compare With Other SUVs?

Although the fully loaded Limited trim comes in at around $40,000, the Santa Fe shines in terms of features, quality and warranty when compared with similarly equipped competitors.

What Features in the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Are Most Important?

Under the hood, the 2014 Santa Fe has a 3.3-liter V-6 engine generating 290 horsepower. It is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Santa Fe comes with front-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is also available.

Significant standard features include 18-inch alloy wheels, foglights, LED accent lights, heated side mirrors, a rear spoiler, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and the Blue Link communication system. Available options are a panoramic moonroof, power liftgate, leather seats, push-button start and a navigation system.

The list of standard safety features consists of seven airbags, an electronic stability control system, a backup camera and antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist. Available safety features include rear parking sensors and a blind spot warning system.

Should I Buy the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe?

Although the third row may be a bit cramped, the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe has an upscale style and delivers impressive performance, making it a contender in its class.'s Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews. In line with's long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don't accept gifts or free trips from automakers. The Editorial department is independent of's advertising, sales and sponsored content departments.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior 4.4
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value 4.2
  • Exterior 4.4
  • Reliability 4.3
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Most recent consumer reviews


Do not buy - money pit!

Where to begin? In 2019 I bought a 2014 Santa Fe XL with 58k miles. One year later I had to buy an ac compressor ($1400). Okay, it happens. One year after that the sway bar went bad and other ($1000). 2 months ago the transmission coupler went bad, ($1200). Now, the dreaded engine oil burn. No warning lights, nothing. Engine began clicking/knocking. Took it to mechanic immediately. “You’re out of oil and the engine is trashed. Estimate is $16k for a used engine.” What?! Apparently this is a known issue with Hyundai. So bad in fact there is a class-action lawsuit. The vehicle? Ended up at auction taking a huge loss. Don’t walk away from this vehicle…RUN!


The best car ever

I bought my 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.0T in November of 2017. This is the best car I have ever owned. I live in snowy New England and with studded snows this car will go anywhere. It has plenty of room to fit my family and all the baby gear I need to haul around. It currently has 95,000 miles and the only thing I have replace besides general maintenance is the rear oxygen sensor. The only complaints I have are the paint is chipping on the hood and roof, and backup camera doesn't work after replacing it twice. Otherwise this vehicle has been worth every penny. The gas mileage is good for an SUV and the cabin is very comfortable. I plan to keep this car for as long as I can because I'm not sure any other vehicle will compare. I previously had a 2008 Jeep Compass that was the worst. When I need another vehicle I will be looking for another Santa Fe.


Beware of the issues with AC

I have had 4 Santa Fe (2 were Limited) and all 4 have had AC issues and have cost a lot to correct the problem. Also the ABS sensors are not reliable on the 2 Limited. I am not happy with these issues and will think hard beforenI but another one!

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Hyundai
New car program benefits
60 months/60,000 miles
84 months/unlimited distance
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 80,000 miles; less than 7 years old (currently MY18- MY24)
Basic warranty terms
Remainder of the 5-Year/60,000-Mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty. From original in-service date and zero (0) miles.
10-Yr/100K-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. From original in-service date and zero (0) miles.
Dealer certification required
173-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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