2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

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2020 Hyundai Santa Fe
2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

Key specs

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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


A new convert

I have always owned (and still do) Hondas and Subarus. When I looked at purchasing a midsized crossover, I tried both the Subaru Ascent and Honda CRV. both were just okay. When I hesitantly tried the Hyundai Santa Fe I was impressed beyond belief. I rolled the dice on Hyundai and have been so pleased with this vehicle.


Had to buy this vehicle

A lot more car than competitive cars. The styling and interior are better than luxury brands. My SEL with premium and convenience packages is MUCH more impressive than the luxury brands. The warranty is the best available in the industry.


Love the Santa Fe

We needed a new car to travel in as our old one was beating me to death on the road. The Santa Fe has every bell and whistle that I need and some I didn't know I needed but love. My only complaint is it only has 2 cup holders in the front. I know, first world problem. I never could have a car with a sun roof as the head room was too low for my husband but I finally got my sun roof with this one!!!!

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New car program benefits
60 months/60,000 miles
84 months/unlimited distance
120 months/100,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/unlimited distance

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