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Hyundai Santa Fe review - MPG, CO2 and Running Costs

Economy and emissions are par for the course, but some rivals are cheaper to run

The Hyundai Santa Fe’s single 2.2-litre diesel engine is a good performer but has a lot of weight to move around and that impacts economy. Fuel economy is quoted under the latest, more accurate WLTP regulations, as 40.4mpg and 39.8mpg for the four-wheel drive Premium models, with respective manual and auto gearboxes.

The top-spec Premium SE is the least economical, thanks to the addition of the largest available 19-inch wheels, at 38.7mpg for the four-wheel drive auto. 

The Premium SE auto model with four-wheel drive produces 164g/km, but all versions fall within the 151-170g/km range for first-year road tax for RDE2-compliant diesels, meaning a charge of £515 that’ll be rolled into the on-the-road price. After this, you’ll pay £140 per year, plus a £310 surcharge if your chosen model costs over £40,000 including options. 

The Santa Fe’s start-stop system is only standard on Premium models and above.

Insurance groups

Insurance costs could be slightly higher than those of the Santa Fe’s closest rivals; Premium models sit in groups 39/40 and Premium SE models in group 40. By contrast, the Skoda Kodiaq starts in insurance group 12 and climbs to around group 24 for the most expensive, non-vRS versions.

Depreciation 

Depreciation has the potential to be a bit of a sticking point for those choosing the Santa Fe over its rivals, especially in the case of the most expensive models. After 36 months of ownership, a top-spec four-wheel-drive Premium SE model with an automatic ‘box is predicted to lose just over 46% of its value when it comes to trade-in time – that’s the equivalent of just over £20,000. 

However, it’s worth noting that top-spec Kodiaq models are only predicted to hang on to around 45-48% of their list price after the same period. Values for the Peugeot 5008 sit at around 41-46%

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