2010 Hyundai Santa Fe SE AWD Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2010 Hyundai Santa Fe - Road Test Specs

2010 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV

(3.5L V6 6-speed Automatic)


Model year2010
ModelSanta Fe
StyleSE 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
Base MSRP$26,790
Options on test vehicleCarpeted Floor Mats ($125)
As-tested MSRP$26,915


Drive typeFront-wheel Drive
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,470cc (212cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Redline (rpm)5,600
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)276 @ 6,300
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)248 @ 5,000
Fuel typeRegular unleaded
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I=4.651; II=2.831; III=1.842; IV=1.386; V=1.000; VI=0.772; R=3.393; Final=3.195


Suspension, frontMacPherson struts, twin-tube dampers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearMultilink, stabilizer bar
Steering typeRack-and-pinion power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)15.2
Tire brandKumho
Tire modelSolus KL21
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Tire size, frontP235/60R18
Tire size, rearP235/60R18
Wheel size18-by-7 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontVentilated steel discs with single-piston fixed calipers
Brakes, rearSolid steel discs with single-piston fixed calipers

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)3.1
0-45 mph (sec.)5.1
0-60 mph (sec.)7.6
0-75 mph (sec.)10.9
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.6 @ 91.1
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)7.2
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)32
60-0 mph (ft.)126
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)62.6
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.74
Sound level @ idle (dB)44.6
@ Full throttle (dB)76.5
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)67.8

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsElectronic stability control will not allow wheelspin -- even when switched off. Good power, however. Best run in "D."
Braking ratingAverage
Braking commentsJumpy pedal response is deceptive. Not as effective as it initially seems.
Handling ratingGood
Handling commentsSkid pad: Reasonably receptive to throttle inputs during steady-state cornering with stability control off. Can be "driven," which is nice.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)60.9
Relative humidity (%)71.3
Wind (mph, direction)3.06 tail/crosswind

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)20 city/26 highway/23 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)19.5
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)18.0

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,902
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3814
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)59.3/40.7
Length (in.)184.1
Width (in.)74.4
Height (in.)67.9
Wheelbase (in.)106.3
Track, front (in.)63.6
Track, rear (in.)63.8
Turning circle (ft.)35.4
Legroom, front (in.)42.6
Legroom, rear (in.)36.8
Headroom, front (in.)40.2
Headroom, rear (in.)39.6
Shoulder room, front (in.)59.5
Shoulder room, rear (in.)58.6
Seating capacity5
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


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsDual front
Head airbagsFront and rear
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlTraction control
Stability controlStability control
Rollover protectionSide curtain airbag, rollover sensor
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
NHTSA crash test, driver5 stars
NHTSA crash test, passenger5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistance4 stars
IIHS offsetNot tested

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