2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

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$26,275

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2020 Hyundai Santa Fe
2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Turbo engine's smoothness, mid-range power
  • Ride comfort
  • Visibility
  • Roomy backseat
  • Overall value

The bad:

  • Handling on twisty roads
  • Numb steering feel
  • Modest passing power
  • Transmission unwilling to kick down to low enough gear
  • Sport mode makes gas pedal touchy
  • Accelerator lag (turbo engine)

5 trims

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Notable features

  • New blind spot camera system available
  • Five-seat mid-size SUV
  • Choice of four-cylinder engines, including a turbo
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard
  • Automatic emergency braking standard

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe?

Redesigned last year, the Hyundai Santa Fe is a five-seat mid-size SUV that competes with the Honda Passport, Nissan Murano and Ford Edge. A 185-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is standard, and a 235-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder is available. Both engines work with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and front- and all-wheel-drive models are offered. 

What’s New on the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe?

A rear occupant alert system is standard, and the top-of-the-line Limited trim level gets a blind spot camera system. 

What Features in the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Are Most Important?

Standard convenience features include automatic headlights, a 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, Bluetooth streaming audio and adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability. Standard active safety features include forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist and a driver-drowsiness monitor. Options include rain-sensing windshield wipers, a hands-free liftgate, leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats, ventilated front seats, an Infinity premium stereo, a 360-degree camera system, a head-up display and wireless device charging. 

Should I Buy the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe?

The Santa Fe is a comfortable, spacious mid-size SUV that delivers a lot of value for the money. There are some drivetrain concerns, such as gas pedal lag with the turbo engine and a transmission that can be unwilling to kick down to a low enough gear, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Santa Fe from winning a comparison test of six mid-size SUVs — albeit by the slimmest of margins.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

The Best All-Around SUV I have owned

Fabulous vehicle. Classy, elegant and quick. Great technology and amazing safety features. A quiet comfy ride, but still SPORTY. Moreover, I had the good fortune in dealing with Chet Nichols at Hyundai of Palatine. Hands-down the best auto salesman: Friendly, patient, informative, funny and honest. He is a Rock Star, too.

5.0

This was a BIG upgrade

I love my new Santa Fe. I have the 2020 Santa Fe SE and it’s huge but so easy to drive. I love the lane assist and emergency braking. The smart cruise control is amazing as well because it keeps you a desired length away from the car in front of you. The safety features top the charts for me! And the storage is amazing. The back has tons of little cubbies and the there’s storage under the back seat. I love everything about it. My only complaint is that mine doesn’t have Sirius XM and you have to plug your phone in for Apple Car Play. I do wish that was wireless but that’s a first world problem. There’s charging ports in the back so your back passengers can charge their devices and not hog the plugs up front. It’s very roomy and comfortable. I just love it!

4.9

Good buy

Very quiet on the highway. A lot of great safety features. Decent fuel economy. Really nice interior. Absorbs bumps with ease. Really like the adaptive cruise control.

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