2014 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 

  • $30k
  • 3.3L V6
  • 18 city 25 hwy
The sharp edges and tight creases wrap around it in interesting new ways, and Hyundai's hexagonal grille gets its best treatment thus far here, bracketed by headlamps and foglamps.
by The Car Connection (May, 2014)
There's no choice with the Santa Fe, but its V-6 is fairly muscular-strong enough to pull 5000 pounds behind it without add-ons.
by The Car Connection (May, 2014)

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Hyundai Santa Fe

Annual Cost The yearly cost to drive 15,000 miles, including fuel and car payments.

Santa Fe GLS
CX-5 Sport

Annual Fuel Cost The cost of fuel to drive 15,000 miles each year.

Santa Fe GLS
CX-5 Sport
CX-9 Sport

Reviews Word on the street for the Hyundai Santa Fe

Braking is smooth, with an acceptably linear feel through the entire braking cycle, and there is little to no tilt or roll in the corners.

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Both vehicles are connected with a six-speed automatic with a manual-shift mode available off the console-mounted lever.
by The Car Connection (May, 2014)
All three engines feature direct-injection technology and six-speed automatic transmissions for better fuel economy and more power.
by The Car Connection (May, 2014)
The two-row Santa Fe Sport is offered with both a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine producing 190 horsepower, and a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder producing 264 horsepower.
by The Car Connection (May, 2014)


All Santa Fe Sport crossovers will include a good selection of standard features, including power windows, locks, and mirrors; air conditioning; cruise control; tilt/telescoping steering; steering-wheel audio and phone controls; and 17-inch wheels.
by The Car Connection (May, 2014)
Ground clearance is down to 7.3 inches, and the light-duty traction system (on principle, like the one in the Mercedes M-Class) is more an all-weather friend than a trail-blazer.
by The Car Connection (May, 2014)
The side sills stand out in relief up and over the rear wheel wells, and the rear door handles sit well back of the rear wheel opening in a way Mazda's now-defunct CX-7 would be proud of.
by The Car Connection (May, 2014)


With direct injection and a hookup with Hyundai's in-house six-speed automatic, the base Sport earns the best fuel economy ratings of the lineup, up to 33 miles per gallon on the EPA's highway cycle.
by The Car Connection (May, 2014)
On the technology front, Bluetooth is standard across the lineup.
by The Car Connection (May, 2014)
The Santa Fe duo also gets standard Hyundai's BlueLink telematics system.
by The Car Connection (May, 2014)


Hyundai's found out how two-tone interior treatments can wake up a cabin, and the Santa Fe and Sport offer some earthy colors and trims that link them a little more directly to the crossover world than any of their lines or surfaces.
by The Car Connection (May, 2014)
Opt for the Leather Package and you'll get all of that, plus side-mirror turn signals, heated second-row seating, power passenger's seat, heated steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, touch-screen navigation, a reverse camera, and premium audio.
by The Car Connection (May, 2014)
The larger Santa Fe has excellent interior space, but the Sport's no slouch with its sliding second-row seat.
by The Car Connection (May, 2014)


The Santa Fe Limited I drove came with a standard proximity key with push-button start, a power liftgate, a backup camera and power-adjustable driver and passenger seats.
by cars.com (Oct, 2013)
A cargo cover is also included, standard.
by The Car Connection (May, 2014)
The Limited version I drove had standard heated seats for the driver and passenger as well as in the second row.
by cars.com (Oct, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Hyundai
Model year 2014
City range 338 miles
Highway range 470 miles
MSRP $30k
Annual cost $8,623

engine & drivetrain

Engine size 3.3L
Air compressor None
Fuel Gas
Cylinders V6
Paddle shifters N/A
Gearing type Traditional
Transmission 6-speed Automatic 2WD

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheel width 235 mm
Front wheel diameter 18 inch
Front wheel aspect ratio 60

safety features

Active head restraints No
Antilock brakes N/A
Child door locks Standard
Electronic stability control N/A
Traction control N/A
Rear camera N/A
Rear sensor N/A
Park assist system N/A
Communication system None

physical dimensions

Front track width 64.1 in
Height 66.5 in
Ground clearance 7.3 in
Length 193.1 in
Wheelbase 110.2 in
Curb weight 3,933 lb
Has a rear spoiler No
Seats 7 seats
Front seat room 56 ft³
Rear seat room 55 ft³


Stops the engine instead of idling No
Disables engine cylinders under low loads No

Manufacturing Emissions

CO2 per car made 0.56 metric ton
Energy per car made 2,073 kWh/vehicle

power & handling

Max HP 290 HP @ 6,400 RPM
Power-to-weight ratio 13.56 lb/hp
Curb-to-curb turning radius 36.9 feet

stereo & entertainment

AM/FM radio N/A
CD player N/A
CD changer N/A
Satellite radio N/A
Entertainment system N/A


Cruise control N/A
Front A/C N/A
Front passenger A/C N/A
Keyless entry N/A
Keyless ignition N/A
Sun roof N/A
Navigation system N/A
Roof rails N/A
Power locks Standard
Power mirrors N/A
Power outlets N/A
Power steering N/A
Power windows N/A
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