Hyundai Santa Fe: Plenty of space with up to seven seats
That’s how it rolls SUV also left quite calm over rougher road patches. The assistance systems include a parking assistant that santa maneuvered into tight parking spaces by remote control, a blind spot warning system with a camera display in the instrument cluster (the speedometer or tachometer then make room for a moment) and all sorts of other things. The two-tone interior also looks good, with the white leather also quickly causing worry lines on the forehead – when the first dirty spots appear clearly visible on the light-colored surface.
Two hybrids, one diesel – pure petrol engines have had their day
Practical: the infotainment function “rear talk” plays the voices from the front row through loudspeakers at the rear, thus ensuring better understanding. Too much of a good thing: the warning tones. It beeps and tinkles constantly. If the lane warning device loses the lines only briefly, a “bing” sounds. Here, and with the overzealous seat belt warning, should be readjusted. Especially because Hyundai otherwise seems to be trying to ensure relaxation. This also includes selectable natural sounds such as “Warm fireplace” or “The sound of the sea”.
New 2.2 liter diesel with 202 hp
In the case of a full hybrid, both engines skilfully work together
The interaction of the combustion engine and the electric drive in the full hybrid is harmonious. While its reduced performance is hardly significant in everyday use, both engines work skillfully together here and don’t get in each other’s way. The control electronics of the plug-in, on the other hand, sometimes seem a bit more hectic when they have to harmonize the power flows.
The different models in comparison
Power KW/HP at 1/min
Torque Nm at 1/min
Standard consumption (WLTP)
Exhaust gas CO2 emissions standard
Volume AdBlue tank
4-cylinder, turbo diesel/2151 cm3
8-speed dual clutch automatic
181 g/km • Euro 6d ISC FCM
Lowest purchase price paired with the beefiest acceleration and the highest top speed – good arguments for the diesel. In addition, there is a dual-clutch automatic that scores with fast shift changes. Tensile load up to 2.5 tons. Longer service intervals: every two years or 30,000 km.
4-cylinder, turbo petrol engine/1598 cm3 + E-Mot
6-speed automatic converter
172 g/km • Euro 6d-ISC-FCM
Full hybrid without a plug, 230 hp system performance. Works with a six-speed automatic, which, due to the concept, switches a little slower. Both engines play together smoothly. The maintenance intervals are shorter for both hybrids, annually or every 15,000 kilometers. All-wheel drive is only available from Trend. Towing capacity: up to 1650 kilos.
4-cylinder, turbo petrol engine/1598 cm3 + E-Mot.
6-speed automatic converter
1.6 l Super/100 km + 18.1 kWh electricity
36.9 g/km • Euro 6d ISC FCM
Plug-in hybrid, the electric motor is more powerful than in the full hybrid, here it delivers 91 hp instead of 60 hp. The interaction also works well – but sometimes the electronics take a little longer to decide which of the two motors should now deliver power. Purely electric WLTP range: 58 kilometers. Tensile load: up to 1350 kilograms.
The HTRAC all-wheel drive system is a clutch that, when closed, can send up to 50 percent of the power to the rear axle. Three “Terrain” and three “Drive” modes can be selected via the driving mode switch, which also influence the power distribution. In Eco mode, the drive no longer transfers power to the rear in order to save fuel.
Four Lines Plus packages
Of the Signature (12,550 euros) offers not only the parking assistant (optional for Prime) but also Chichi, including, for example, the aforementioned nappa leather. The plug-ins have a special position because they already offer more in the lower two lines ex works, for example the navigation system – a look at the table on page 59 makes this clear. But the Prime equipment makes sense here too, because this line with 6550 euros costs a correspondingly lower surcharge.