The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe is easy to overlook among the sea of mid-size crossovers, but it’s actually a very practical and largely satisfying choice. This Hyundai SUV provides a spacious and well-equipped interior along with plenty of room to store luggage.
The Santa Fe isn’t the quickest but it’s quiet while cruising and more engaging to drive than several alternatives. It also boasts excellent safety ratings and one of the best powertrain. While the 2020 Santa Fe flies under the radar compared with flashier rivals, its positive attributes greatly outnumber the negative ones.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
Hyundai interiors are better known for their solid build quality and worthwhile features rather than edgy designs and upscale materials. Still, the Santa Fe has an attractive cabin that offers a variety of contemporary options that include a digital gauge cluster, head-up display, heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, and more. Its most impressive attribute is generous passenger space in both rows that are a boon on long road trips. The Santa Fe also has ample cargo space behind the back seat where we stuffed 15 carry-on bags and an additional 18 with the rear seat folded flat.
When it comes to driving dynamics, the Santa Fe delivers what you expect from a modern crossover SUV. That is to say: no drama. While driving enthusiasts won’t find much inspiration here, daily drivers will be quite happy with the connected ride quality, expertly managed body motions, tight turning radius, responsive brakes, and well-weighted steering. You can even toss it around a little without concern. The Santa Fe isn’t necessarily a fun vehicle to drive, but nothing about its dynamic tuning makes it unpleasant to drive, either.