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Hyundai Santa Fe Australia

Hyundai's Santa Fe medium SUV debuted in 2000, and it's moved on a lot in the past two decades.

Now into its third generation, which launched in 2012, the Santa Fe serves as Hyundai's flagship SUV model. It's also the Korean carmaker's only seven seat SUV. Debuting with an engine line-up comprised of four-cylinder petrol and diesel units, Hyundai has recently added a V6 to the stable, prices range from $43,000 for the Santa Fe ACTIVE (AWD) to $61,345 for the Santa Fe HIGHLANDER CRDi BURG (AWD). The all-new 3.3-litre V6, which made its local debut in the Santa Fe ‘30' limited edition, makes 199kW and 318Nm, and is mated to a traditional six-speed automatic.

Hyundai Santa Fe Towing Capacity

The Hyundai Santa Fe has maximum towing capacity of 2000kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2020 SUV 2000kg 2000kg
2019 SUV 2000kg 2000kg
2018 SUV 2000kg 2000kg
2017 SUV 2000kg 2500kg
2016 SUV 2000kg 2500kg
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Hyundai Santa Fe Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Hyundai Santa Fe here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • What SUV should I buy?

    The answer all depends on what you call off-road driving, Javed. The Ford Everest, being based on the Ranger, is a very competent off-roader. In fact, it’ll handle anything most owners would ever throw at it, while the Endura is more of a replacement for the Ford Territory. Meaning it has abilities better matched to a trip to the snow, not a true log-jumping, river-fording off-road journey.

    The Sante Fe is more of the same (as the Endura) that is; a car that can cope with gravel roads and slippery surfaces, but not the rough and tumble of the Aussie bush. So it really comes down to how far off road you need to go. And if the answer is a long way, even if it’s just occasionally, then the Everest is your best choice.

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  • Hyundai Santa Fe 2019: Should I buy the diesel version?

    You can work this out mathematically if bald numbers don’t scare you. The petrol four-cylinder Santa Fe is $3000 cheaper than the diesel. In all-wheel-drive form, the diesel has an official combined fuel consumption figure of 7.5 litres per 100km, while the petrol scores 9.3 litres. That means, that for every 100km travelled (based on those official test figures, remember) the petrol will use 1.8 litres more fuel. Based on $1.50 per litre, that means the petrol will cost about $2.70 more to run for every 100km, and that means you’d need to cover roughly 111,000km before you broke even on the extra purchase-price of the diesel. Even then, it’s not that simple as the diesel might be more expensive to service and maintain. Either way, though, petrol starts to look good.

    That said, you sound like you’re in the perfect situation to make the most of a diesel engine. Yes, the turbo-diesel will tow a small caravan better than the four-cylinder petrol Santa Fe and, provided you do at least some country driving every month or so, you shouldn’t need to worry about the diesel particulate filter filling up or failing. Country driving will also stretch the diesel’s fuel consumption advantage further.
    My advice? Drive both and make a decision based on the smoothness of the petrol or the relaxed flexibility and towing smarts of the diesel.

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  • Hyundai Santa Fe 2009: Timing belt replacement

    The petrol V6 has a timing belt and should be changed every 90,000 km. The diesel has a chain that doesn’t require replacement.

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  • What SUV should I buy?

    There are many SUVs that would fit within your budget. I would suggest you try a Toyota Kluger, Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento, Isuzu MU-X, Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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Hyundai Santa Fe Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Hyundai Santa Fe varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $43,000 and going to $61,345 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2020 SUV 2.4L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $43,000 $61,345
2019 SUV 2.2L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $35,990 $66,672
2018 SUV 2.2L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $27,489 $62,990
2017 SUV 2.4L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $21,950 $51,370
2016 SUV 2.4L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $19,888 $46,420
See All Hyundai Santa Fe Pricing and Specs

Hyundai Santa Fe Colours

  • Magnetic Force
  • White Cream
  • Stormy Sea
  • Typhoon Silver
  • Rain Forest
  • Earthly Bronze
  • Phantom Black
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Hyundai Santa Fe Interior

Hyundai’s Santa Fe is fitted with an 8.0-inch multimedia touchscreen with features such as DAB+ digital radio, wireless smartphone charger, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, at least in top-spec Highlander trim. Remote smartphone-based control is also available, allowing you to lock/unlock the car, start/stop the engine and adjust the climate controls. With seats for seven people, the Santa Fe sports generous interior volume and ample storage space, as these images show. The centre console bin is also cooled, while all doors boast cupholders. Leather trim across the seats and dashboard can be had on higher grades.

Hyundai Santa Fe Dimensions

The dimensions of the Hyundai Santa Fe SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2020 SUV 1680x1890x4770 mm 185 mm
2019 SUV 1680x1890x4770 mm 185 mm
2018 SUV 1580x1880x4690 mm 185 mm
2017 SUV 1580x1880x4690 mm 185 mm
2016 SUV 1580x1880x4690 mm 185 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Hyundai Santa Fe Dimensions

Hyundai Santa Fe Fuel Consumption

The Hyundai Santa Fe is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel and ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 7.5L/100km for SUV /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2020 SUV 7.5L/100km 2.2L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 9.3L/100km 2.4L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 7.5L/100km 2.2L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 10.6L/100km 3.5L ULP 8 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 7.8L/100km 2.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 10.5L/100km 3.3L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2017 SUV 6.6L/100km 2.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2017 SUV 9.4L/100km 2.4L ULP 6 SP MAN
2016 SUV 6.6L/100km 2.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2016 SUV 9.4L/100km 2.4L ULP 6 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Hyundai Santa Fe Pricing and Specs for 2020

Hyundai Santa Fe Wheel Size

The Hyundai Santa Fe has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 235x65 R17 1 for SUV in 2020 with a wheel size that spans from 17x7 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2020 SUV 235x65 R17 1 17x7 inches 235x65 R17 1 17x7 inches
2019 SUV 235x65 R17 1 17x7 inches 235x65 R17 1 17x7 inches
2018 SUV 235x55 R19 19x7.5 inches 235x55 R19 19x7.5 inches
2017 SUV 235x65 R17 17x7 inches 235x65 R17 17x7 inches
2016 SUV 235x65 R17 17x7 inches 235x65 R17 17x7 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Hyundai Santa Fe Wheel Sizes