2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2007 Hyundai Santa Fe - Road Test Specs

2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV

(3.3L V6 5-speed Automatic)


Model year2007
ModelSanta Fe
StyleLimited 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
Base MSRP$26,595
As-tested MSRP$26,780


Drive typefront-wheel drive
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3342cc (204 cu-in)
Valvetrainsingle overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)10.4
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)242 @ 6000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)226 @ 4500
Transmission type5-speed Automatic


Suspension, frontIndependent, MacPherson Struts, Coil Springs, and Stabilizer Bar
Suspension, rearIndependent, Multi-Link, Coil Springs, and Stabilizer Bar
Steering typespeed-proportional power steering
Tire brandBridgestone
Tire modelDueller H/T
Tire typeall season
Tire size, frontP235/60R18 102H M+S
Tire size, rearP235/60R18 102H M+S
Wheel materialalloy
Brakes, frontfront ventilated disc - rear disc
Brakes, reardisc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)5.6
0-60 mph (sec.)8.7
0-75 mph (sec.)13.4
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.5 @ 85.0
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)33
60-0 mph (ft.)142
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)61.3
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.75
Sound level @ idle (dB)42.0
@ Full throttle (dB)63.0
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)70.7

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsESP off allows a whisp of tirespin and more spin is more better for this test. Auto upshifts occur at 6000 rpm even in manual mode. Then why have a manual mode? Under full acceleration, there's some tugging at the steering wheel, but not enough to be considered objectionable torque steer.
Braking ratingAverage
Braking commentsThe brake pedal is on the soft side of firm, but doesn't kick back under full ABS. The soft-ish suspension allows some initial forward pitch, but the Santa Fe's repeated stops remain clustered around the 140-foot range.
Handling ratingGood
Handling commentsWithout a hidden, second level of ESC, "off" really is "off" in this case. As a result, it's easy to detect the limit of the tires' grip as they begin to howl around the skid pad. Balance is remarkably good. In the slalom, the Santa Fe carries its weight very well. It feels heavy (and it is), but the suspension and steering are well sorted and manage the Santa Fe's mass. Again, ESC off allows us to probe the limit of the chassis and tires.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)85
Wind (mph, direction)0

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)19 City 24 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)19.2
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)19.8

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,846 (4019 as tested)
Length (in.)184.1
Width (in.)74.4
Height (in.)67.9
Wheelbase (in.)106.3
Track, front (in.)62.0
Track, rear (in.)62.4
Turning circle (ft.)39.7
Legroom, front (in.)42.6
Legroom, rear (in.)36.8
Headroom, front (in.)40.2
Headroom, rear (in.)39.6
Shoulder room, front (in.)58.5
Shoulder room, rear (in.)56.1
Seating capacity7
Cargo volume (cu-ft)34.2
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)78.2


Bumper-to-bumper5 years / 60,000 miles
Powertrain10 years / 100,000 miles
Corrosion7 years / Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance5 years / Unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot Available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front, rear and third row
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementselectronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionNot Available
Tire-pressure monitoring systemtire pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot Available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Tested

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