2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Long-Term Road Test

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe: Making the Most of the Cargo Space

November 27, 2013

2014 Hyundai Santa Fe

Not too long ago I noted that our 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe may be a sizable crossover, but with the third-row seats up it doesn't leave much space for cargo.

I found out just how much recently when it came time to haul four passengers and their related suitcases for an out-of-town trip. With only four aboard I had the leeway to fold one of the third-row seats. That opened up a good chunk of space for some of the bulkier items. After that I was able to squeeze in three carry-on size suitcases in various states of fullness, although one sat on top which partially obstructed the rearward view.

So we had a total of five people and their luggage in a relatively comfortable layout. It helped that the third-row occupant was only 13, as most adults would have been a bit claustrophobic. Not bad, but I would think twice before going for the captain chairs in the second row that come on the Limited model.

Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 10,788 miles

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe in VA is:

$129 per month*
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