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The second generation Santa Fe builds on the strengths of the first. It's a strong competitor to cars like the Honda CR-V and actually not far off the higher end SUVs like the Lexus RX and BMW X3. An excellent effort.
Although the handling can be a little wooly and the interior a little plasticky the Santa Fe has very few faults. It's very practical, very commodious and the third row of seats is well planned. School run Nirvana.
You have no choice but the excellent 2.2 diesel unit. It's a great motor - powerful and smooth with good economy. Go manual - the auto is ok but it limits economy and the manual box is so good.
As is often the case with Hyundai there is a bewildering range of trim options. Go for CDX - it has all the toys you could ever need.
Pay £15,500 for a 3 year old Hyundai Santa Fe with a manual box in CDX trim. This car should have around 45,000 miles on the clock.
These cars hold their value well. Mainly because the tick so many boxes - they are pretty scarce and residuals are good. Buy nearly new and then sell whenever.
Used Car Expert recommends that you try to buy after a big drop in depreciation and before the next one, so with the current Hyundai Santa Fe you would aim to buy a 3 year old and sell it before it is 4 years old.
Diesel Hyundai Santa Fe cars lose most over the first year (from new to 1 year old), so that is the best ‘nearly new’ buy in terms of car for money.
Petrol Hyundai Santa Fe cars lose least between years 1 and 3, so this is the best buy if you want to keep the car for a while.
Petrol Hyundai Santa Fe cars lose least between years 2 and 4, so that is the best buy on older cars.
For advice on what to pay, see below and for more detailed depreciation and mileage & spec adjusted prices & graphs visit our price guide.