2014 Hyundai Santa Fe

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2014 Hyundai Santa Fe

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HID headlights, LED taillights, and a ventilated driver's seat are added to the Technology package for the Limited trim level. Blind-spot monitoring is now part of the Premium package.

Vehicle Summary

The 2014 Santa Fe is Hyundai's best vehicle. Hyundai is a company that makes great strides with its new vehicles, and the Santa Fe is the newest model in Hyundai's lineup. The Santa Fe used to be a crappy crossover with optional, cramped third-row seats, and now it's a well-developed family crossover that effectively replaces the old Veracruz in Hyundai's lineup. In an eight-car comparison we conducted in spring 2013, the Hyundai came out on top, beating the Chevrolet Traverse, Dodge Durango, Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, Mazda CX-9, Nissan Pathfinder, and Toyota Highlander. Those are big names, and the Hyundai Sante Fe bested them all. It's stylish, it's spacious, and it's affordable. The Santa Fe we used for the eight-car comparison was completely loaded but still the cheapest car of the bunch. The Hyundai Santa Fe is the new benchmark for family crossovers.


The Santa Fe nameplate is currently being used by two of Hyundai's vehicles: the five-passenger Santa Fe Sport and the six- or seven-passenger Santa Fe. The larger, more accommodating Santa Fe is 8.5 inches longer than the Santa Fe Sport, but that extra cabin space really comes from an extension in the car's wheelbase, which is almost four inches longer than the Sport's. Whereas the Santa Fe Sport has 108 cubic feet of passenger volume, the Santa Fe has 146.6 cubic feet. There's plenty of space for people to get comfortable in all three rows, although, as always, the third row is most comfortable for the smallest passengers.

The Santa Fe is a crossover that's been designed with road-tripping families in mind. It can tow up to 5000 pounds. The second-row seats slide and recline, and the third-row seats fold flat. The Santa Fe is available in two trims -- GLS and Limited -- and we suggest that you opt for the top-tier crossover. That gets you some cool standard features, such as a power liftgate, keyless entry and ignition, heated first- and second-row seats, and a rearview camera. Only the Limited trim can be optioned with a panoramic sunroof, which is part of a $2900 technology package. It's the greatest panoramic sunroof we've seen aside from that of the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque. What might put you off about the Limited, though, is the fact that it can seat only six. If you really want that extra seat in the second row, you'll have to get the GLS model.

Either way, you'll be driving one of the best family crossovers on the market.

You'll like:

  • Bargain price
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Six- or seven-passenger seating

You won't like:

  • One available engine
  • Rough suspension
  • No rear-seat entertainment option

Key Competitors

  • Chevrolet Traverse
  • Ford Explorer
  • Mazda CX-9
  • Nissan Pathfinder
2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Front
At first glance, it seemed like Hyundai/Kia had almost everything going for it: Attractive, affordable new models packed with features, rapid expansion in developing markets, and a still-generous warranty. Despite these public successes, the company still has some significant labor cost and productivity issues its dealing with at home, according to Reuters.

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2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Specifications

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3.3L V6Engine
Fuel economy City:
18 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
25 MPG
290 hp @ 6400rpm
252 ft lb of torque @ 5200rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
60,000 miles / 60 months
100,000 miles / 120 months
Unlimited miles / 84 months
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Recall Date
Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2014 Santa Fe vehicles manufactured November 5, 2013, through November 15, 2013, and equipped with P235/65R17 103T Continental Crosscontact LX tires. The tires may have a damaged sidewall.
The damaged sidewall may result in a separation between the belt edges which could cause tread detachment or rapid air loss, increasing the risk of a crash.
Hyundai notified dealers to suspend sales of affected Santa Fe Sport vehicles equipped with the P235/65R17 103T tires, and replace them with alternative tires. All affected vehicles were remedied prior to retail sale. Owners may contact Hyundai Customer Care Center at 1-800-633-5151.
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