Hyundai Santa Fe 2021
Carsguide Contributing journalist Peter Anderson had this to say at the time: The new Santa Fe feels like a massive change from the car it replaces, and it was only three years old. With a thorough overhaul I didn't even know it needed, it remains a leading proposition in its class and acts as a fine response to its Kia sibling as well as staying well ahead of the ageing, old school, Kluger.You can read the full review here.
This is what Peter Anderson liked most about this particular version of the Hyundai Santa Fe: Great new interior, Loaded with tech, Great to drive
The Hyundai Santa Fe SUV competes with similar models like the Toyota RAV4, Kia Sorento and Mazda CX-9 in the Under $50k category category.
The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe carries a braked towing capacity of up to 2500 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
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Hyundai Santa Fe 2021 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Hyundai Santa Fe here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Which used seven-seater should I buy for 15-20k?
Either the Santa Fe or its close cousin, the Kia Sorento are good choices for a seven-seat SUV. In fact, they’ve risen to the top of the heap when it comes to a seven-seater within your budget. Both offered petrol engines, but in this type of vehicle, the turbo-diesels probably did a better job.
Unfortunately, the top end of your budget rules out all but the tattiest current-shape Kias and Hyundais. If you can stretch to maybe $3000 or $4000 more, you’ll get into good-condition examples of the current version of either and, thanks to the great factory warranties offered by the South Korean brands, you might even find one with some factory cover left to run.
If $20,000 is your absolute limit, that’s not the end of the world, as it will still get you into a very useable vehicle with lots of life left in it. Make sure you check the service record and only buy a car with a documented history of preventative maintenance.Show more
Should I buy a Kia Sorento 2013 to 2017 or Hyundai Santa Fe 2013 to 2017
Hi Nor, the Kia Sorento is generally reliable and robust, with only a few electrical problems being the main issues, but most should have been sorted out by now. As the Sorento is closely related to the Hyundai Santa Fe, the same would apply to that SUV too.
The 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine you mention was only available in the UM model from 2009 to 2011. After that a 3.5-litre V6 took over. Both engines are known to be robust and dependable. We'd go for the V6 because it does not have to work as hard as the 2.4L hauling such a big and heavy vehicle around. Note, though, that the V6 is thirsty.
The diesel is the best choice out of all of the engines available, as it is strong and hard-wearing as well as much more economical.
In our opinion, the Sorento is a better buy than the Santa Fe, since it has more glass area and so is easier to see out of. The interior is pleasant, comfortable and easy to use. And, from the XM model launched in 2015, it is a nicer and quieter car to drive.
Finally, the Kia has offered a seven-year warranty as opposed to the Hyundai's five-year warranty since October 1, 2014, meaning it is possible to buy an older Sorento and still be covered by the factory warranty.Show more
Should I buy a Kia Sorento 2020?
The Sorento seems like a pretty good choice. But don’t forget its cousin, the Hyundai Santa Fe which is also a great vehicle. On balance, though, the Kia seems a little better value and has a superior warranty. In fact, the Kia factory warranty of seven years/unlimited kilometres is an industry leader and makes for great long-term peace of mind.
If you’re happy with the way the Kia drives and works for your family, then there’s no reason not to make that your first choice.Show more
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.Show more
Hyundai Santa Fe 2021 Price and Specs
|Hyundai Santa Fe Model||Body Type||Specs||Price|
|Active Crdi (awd)||SUV||2.2L Diesel 8 SP AUTO||$47,020|
|Active MPI (2WD)||SUV||3.5L ULP 8 SP AUTO||$43,990|
|Active X Crdi (awd)||SUV||2.2L Diesel 8 SP AUTO||$50,050|
|Active X MPI (2WD)||SUV||3.5L ULP 8 SP AUTO||$47,020|