2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Long-Term Road Test

Hyundai Santa Fe: Seats Six

July 26, 2013

 Hyundai Santa Fe

Our long-term 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe has captain's chairs for its second row. So, despite being a large SUV/crossover thingy, it only seats six instead of seven.

If you are going out somewhere with five adults, someone gets relegated to the third row, which Phil Reed already reviewed here.

Captain's chairs in the second row are rather nice when you only have two back-seat passengers. Each rider gets his own personal space. But in a vehicle of this size, is it practical?

What would you rather have? Second row captain's chairs that seat two or a second-row bench that can hold three across and consequently a total of seven passengers.

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

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

$115 per month*
* Explanation