2014 Hyundai Santa Fe

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Key Specs

of the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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)

Notable Features of the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe

  • 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 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

Hyundai redesigned the Santa Fe last year, splitting the crossover into two variants of separate sizes: the two-row four-cylinder Santa Fe Sport and the three-row V-6 Santa Fe. Front-wheel drive is standard with all-wheel drive available. Competitors include the Ford Edge, Nissan Murano, Chevrolet Traverse and Toyota Highlander. 

(Skip to details on the: Santa Fe Sport)

New for 2014
New available features include a blind spot warning system, rear parking sensors, ventilated front seats and a memory feature. Xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights and LED taillights are also available.

Exterior Highlights

  • 18-inch alloy wheels; 19-inch wheels available
  • LED accent lighting
  • Fog lights
  • Projector-beam headlights; xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights available
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Rear spoiler
  • Roof rails; crossmembers available
  • Available panoramic moonroof
  • Available LED taillights
  • Available power liftgate

Interior Highlights

  • Seats seven in three rows; six-person seating available
  • Cloth upholstery; leather available
  • Heated front seats; ventilated front seats and heated second-row seats available
  • Power driver's seat with power-adjustable lumbar support; power front passenger seat available
  • 40/20/40-split folding second row; second-row captain's chairs available
  • 50/50-split folding third row
  • Air conditioning; available dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio, cruise control and Bluetooth buttons; heated stee...
Vehicle Overview

Hyundai redesigned the Santa Fe last year, splitting the crossover into two variants of separate sizes: the two-row four-cylinder Santa Fe Sport and the three-row V-6 Santa Fe. Front-wheel drive is standard with all-wheel drive available. Competitors include the Ford Edge, Nissan Murano, Chevrolet Traverse and Toyota Highlander. 

(Skip to details on the: Santa Fe Sport)

New for 2014
New available features include a blind spot warning system, rear parking sensors, ventilated front seats and a memory feature. Xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights and LED taillights are also available.

Exterior Highlights

  • 18-inch alloy wheels; 19-inch wheels available
  • LED accent lighting
  • Fog lights
  • Projector-beam headlights; xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights available
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Rear spoiler
  • Roof rails; crossmembers available
  • Available panoramic moonroof
  • Available LED taillights
  • Available power liftgate

Interior Highlights

  • Seats seven in three rows; six-person seating available
  • Cloth upholstery; leather available
  • Heated front seats; ventilated front seats and heated second-row seats available
  • Power driver's seat with power-adjustable lumbar support; power front passenger seat available
  • 40/20/40-split folding second row; second-row captain's chairs available
  • 50/50-split folding third row
  • Air conditioning; available dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio, cruise control and Bluetooth buttons; heated steering wheel available
  • CD stereo with 4.3-inch screen, MP3 jack and iPod connectivity
  • Blue Link communication system
  • Available push-button start
  • Available 115-volt household power outlet
  • Available navigation system with 8-inch touch-screen
  • Available Dimension or Infinity premium stereo

Under the Hood

  • 290-horsepower, 3.3-liter V-6 engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift mode
  • Front-wheel drive; all-wheel drive available
  • Active Eco mode designed to smooth throttle response for better gas mileage
  • Driver-selectable steering assist
  • 5,000-pound towing capacity

Safety Features

  • Seven standard airbags
  • Electronic stability system with traction control
  • Antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist
  • Backup camera
  • Available rear parking sensors
  • Available blind spot warning system

Santa Fe Sport
The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport has two rows of seats and room for five people. It's shorter than the three-row Santa Fe and comes with a choice of four-cylinder engines. Like the bigger Santa Fe, it's available with front- or all-wheel drive.

  • Base 190-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Available 264-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Shares Santa Fe styling cues and many of its features

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.4)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Superb used car (2014, bought in '18)

by Brownie from Niantic, Connecticut on July 20, 2018

We test drove similar 2014s with similar miles: Subaru was noisier & small rear view camera)); Toyota; Honda; Fords (tech much less up to date). So: better/large camera screen, blind spot warning in ... Read full review

(5.0)

Great Value

by Bskates from Santa Rosa Beach on May 9, 2018

I have a 2010 Santa Fe and loved it but I wanted the third row option for when we have kids and have to travel. The third row is pretty spacious (for a folding third row) and the front and middle row ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe currently has 3 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

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

Moderate overlap front

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

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Santa Fe received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*

Third-row access

N/A

Infant seat

A

Booster

(second row)

B

Booster

(third row)

N/A

Latch or Latch system

A

Forward-facing convertible

(third row)

N/A

Forward-facing convertible

(second row)

A

Rear-facing convertible

A
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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