2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

MSRP range: $26,275 - $39,575
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2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

  • Abundant standard features for the money
  • High-quality interior materials
  • Generous warranty coverage
  • Several standard and optional active safety features
  • Base 2.4-liter engine's power and mpg are subpar
  • Upgraded 2.0-liter isn't as quick as comparable rivals
  • View out of the rear side is blocked by wide roof pillars
  • Sharp bumps can transmit harshness and road noise into the cabin
  • Enhanced blind-spot safety tech now standard on Limited trim
  • Minor revisions to feature availability
  • Ultimate top trim is gone
  • Part of the fourth Hyundai Santa Fe generation introduced for 2019

Fresh from a redesign of last year's model, the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe carries into the new model year with no significant changes. But that's just fine with us. This latest-generation Santa Fe has an improved cabin look and feel. And, as is Hyundai's custom, it comes loaded with standard features, many of which come at an extra cost on its competitors.

On the downside, the quiet and roomy cabin falls a little short in overall cargo capacity. We're also unmoved by the Santa Fe's base engine. It'll do the job around town and has enough passing power for the freeway. But when you need to summon all of the Santa Fe's reserves, you have to be assertive and lay on the pedal. There is an optional, more powerful turbo engine, but that requires jumping a few trim levels — and several thousand dollars — to get it.

But overall, the Santa Fe does an excellent job at balancing the priorities of most compact SUVs. The interior is roomy, the ride is comfortable, and there's enough technology for everyone to stay connected. If you need something larger, consider a three-row SUV such as the Hyundai Palisade or the related Kia Telluride. But if you're looking for good value among two-row SUVs, you'll want the Santa Fe on your short list. Notably, the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe is a featured vehicle in our Cheapest New Cars article.

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The Hyundai Santa Fe walks the line between the small and midsize SUV classes in almost every respect. You get almost-midsize space and features for the price of a small SUV. It's an appealing SUV, and its warranty can't be beat. A better powertrain selection and a reconfigured driver's seat would do wonders here.
Despite its turbocharged engine, our Santa Fe Limited test vehicle was only a bit quicker than a previous Santa Fe we tested with the base engine. The turbo engine isn't responsive at low rpm, and you have to wait a bit before the turbo kicks in and provides extra thrust. In our testing it went from 0 to 60 mph in 8.1 seconds, which is slower than most of its direct rivals with upgraded engines. The transmission is quick to upshift as well, which means it can be in too high a gear if you want an immediate burst of speed.

Other aspects of the Santa Fe's driving experience are similarly underwhelming. The brake pedal is good for smooth stops around town, but the Santa Fe's emergency stopping distances were longer than average in our testing. Handling capability is fine, but the steering doesn't give you much feel for the road or an idea of where the wheels are pointed.
The Santa Fe is a fairly comfortable SUV overall, but a few missteps keep it from being the cushiest in the segment. Ride quality is firmer than you might expect, though we think most drivers would prefer it to an overly floaty ride. Interior noise is generally muted, though tire noise is particularly noticeable on grainy or coarse road surfaces. You'll hear the turbocharged engine at low speeds, but it fades into the background at about 35 mph or so.

The seats are a high point thanks to their comfortable padding and multitude of adjustments. The dual-zone climate control system is easy to use and features vents for rear passengers. The system's auto mode can occasionally be stingy with the air flow. We like that you can get ventilated front seats, which are a rarity at this price point.
The Santa Fe's cabin is logically laid out, with all major controls within easy reach of the driver. Operation is not overreliant on the touchscreen, and the cabin is all the better for it. The interior is also quite roomy, even when comparing the Santa Fe to larger midsize SUVs. But headroom is not expansive, so taller occupants might feel a little uncomfortable sitting upright.

Sitting in the driver's seat is generally unpleasant. The seat is mounted too high, while the steering wheel is too low. It makes it tricky to get in and out — requiring carefully navigating around the steering column — and creates a compromised seating position. On the plus side, the low dashboard allows for an unobstructed forward view. The rear view is obstructed by wide rear roof pillars.
The touchscreen infotainment system is easy to read and use. Key functions are readily accessible on the main page, and icons are sized well and spaced to avoid a cluttered look. Physical buttons surround the touchscreen, making it simple to access oft-used functions such as track skipping or navigation.

Device integration is one of the Santa Fe's strong points. Our Limited tester had four USB ports spread throughout the cabin, plus a wireless charging pad and a 115-volt outlet. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone projection is also standard.

Voice commands work with radio, phone and navigation, and they respond well to natural speech. As for driver aids, adaptive cruise is excellent in stop-and-go traffic, and the sensitivity of features such as lane departure and blind-spot warning is customizable.
At 35.9 cubic feet, the Santa Fe's cargo space is average for the class. But the sliding and reclining second-row seat improves flexibility for accommodating passengers and cargo.

Interior storage isn't exactly generous, but the center console is spacious enough for personal items. The door pockets can accommodate a water bottle, and a shelf on the passenger side dash can hold large phones. The Santa Fe makes it easy to fit child safety seats in any of the three rear seat positions thanks to clearly marked upper and lower car-seat anchor points.
We tested the Santa Fe with the turbocharged four-cylinder and front-wheel drive. The EPA estimates it gets 23 mpg combined (20 city/27 highway). Other midsize SUVs have similar estimates, but the Santa Fe does better than rivals powered by V6s. Based on our testing, we expect that you'll easily be able to match these numbers in real-world driving.
Even though it slots between the small and midsize SUV segments in terms of size, the Santa Fe hews to the former when it comes to price. That means you get a bigger car for the money — and the features you'd expect from a more expensive vehicle. Though the cabin looks a little plain, there's not much hard plastic, and panel creaks and rattles were nonexistent.

Hyundai (along with its corporate cousin, Kia) continues to offer the best warranty in the business. Bumper-to-bumper coverage is good for five years/60,000 miles, while the powertrain is covered for 10 years/100,000 miles. Hyundai also provides roadside assistance for five years/unlimited miles and covers scheduled maintenance for three years/36,000 miles.
Even though the turbocharged four-cylinder exhibits some surge-y power delivery, it's vastly preferred to the weak standard engine. No matter which powertrain you get, the Santa Fe offers a comfortable ride and decent handling. Not bad, but the Santa Fe isn't a crossover you'd yearn to drive.

In the era of style-first crossovers such as the Blazer or even quietly handsome Passport, the Santa Fe's design comes off as a bit bland. Its biggest strengths lie in its competitive pricing, robust features list and "tweener size.

Which Santa Fe does Edmunds recommend?

We'd recommend most shoppers consider the SEL trim. The SEL keeps the price of entry reasonable, yet it still offers surprising comfort and convenience features such as heated seats, upgraded touchscreen display, and driver aids (blind-spot monitoring, safe exit assist). Compared to the next-level-up Limited trim, the SEL isn't missing much. That said, you can add two robust option packages to the SEL if so inclined.

Hyundai Santa Fe models

The 2020 Santa Fe is a five-passenger crossover available in three trim levels: SE, SEL and Limited. The SE comes loaded with features ranging from essential to useful, including stain-resistant cloth upholstery, a noise-reducing windshield, reclining rear seats, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, and driver aids such as automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and automatic high beams.

The SEL adds more driver safety aids with blind-spot and rear cross-traffic warning and Safe Exit Assist (which prevents rear doors from opening into oncoming traffic). It also brings creature comforts such as push-button start, leather upholstery, heated front seats and side mirrors, a power-adjustable driver's seat, and Hyundai's Blue Link connectivity system.

The SEL also opens access to the Convenience and Premium packages, which offer features such as a panoramic sunroof, roof rails, a hands-free liftgate, and an upgraded sound system.

Moving up to the Limited puts all of the SE and SEL features, including options, on the table and adds ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, an upgraded 8-inch touchscreen display (with navigation), and an innovative Blind View Monitor that displays a real-time camera image of blind spots on both sides of the car.

All trims come standard with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine (185 horsepower, 178 lb-ft of torque), while the Limited is available with an optional turbocharged 2.0-liter engine (235 hp, 260 lb-ft). This engine is also optional for the SEL trim when equipped with both the Convenience and Premium packages. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard across the board, and any model can be ordered with front- or all-wheel drive.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe.

5 star reviews: 80%
4 star reviews: 11%
3 star reviews: 3%
2 star reviews: 1%
1 star reviews: 5%
Average user rating: 4.6 stars based on 80 total reviews

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5 out of 5 stars, Great Vehicle at a Great Price
Josh,
SEL 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 8A)

I love this vehicle. I think the Edmunds review and some other review pages have short changed this model. First off the performance. I test drove the 2.0T and the 2.4L in FWD and AWD options. The 2.0T is going to give you a little more zip and an AWD as expected going to give you a tighter feel on the road. It really just boils down to driver preference and if you want to pay for it. My wife and I went with the SEL 2.4L FWD with the convenience and premium package upgrades. Where we live AWD isn’t really necessary and we don’t haul anything. We also have a baby on the way so a sporty fast accelerating SUV wasn’t what we were looking for. The mpg has also performed better than what the manufacturer has stated. In the city have been averaging probably 24-27mpg and straight highway 30-33. I think the 2.4L engine is a little noisier, but still extremely quiet when driving. In regards to some of the complaints about accelerating we haven’t really had that issue. I’m a fuel save kind of driver so I’m not gunning it off the line. In the few times I’ve needed to get up to speed quicker there hasn’t been any issue. I’m not sure if all trim levels have it, but ours has the auto engine shut off when it comes to a stop (fuel saving feature). If this isn’t something you’re used to then it can be an adjustment period getting acclimated to it. It will feel like a delay if you’re quick on accelerating from a stop because the engine needs to reengage itself. I have this feature on a company car for a Ford Escape and the Santa Fe works remarkably better. This feature can be turned off if you’re not a fan. The best way to do it is let your foot off the brake, let the engine engage, roll, and then accelerate it really isn’t that big of an issue, and again you can turn it off if you choose. The safety features also a huge plus, adaptive cruise, collision warning, lane assist, blind spot monitoring, etc. The SEL and higher trims come with Bluelink complimentary for 3 years, basically Hyundai’s version of OnStar. Allows us to remote start with temperature control, check vehicle diagnostics, geolocate, security features should vehicle ever get stolen, and more. Has worked extremely well, wife loves the remote start. The interior is top notch. I read another site review that was dogging on the interior and I’m not sure what vehicle they got into. With the upgraded packages ours has the leather interior with the espresso/gray style and it looks sharp. I like the interior to be somewhat unique so the espresso/gray was perfect. The only interior I wasn’t crazy about was the all black, looked kind of basic, but the other standard cloth options looked really nice, just enough contrast and design to make it stand out. The upgraded packages do help give it a little more of a wow factor, premium sound system, led lights, leather, upgraded dash features, moonroof, and so on. If the packages are in your price point I’d highly recommend them. It also has a smart lift gate feature that you don’t realize how handy it is until you come out of the store full of bags in both hands. If the vehicle is locked and you have the key fob on you, all you have to do is stand behind the gate for 3 seconds and it will automatically open. No dancing your foot under the bumper to try and open, just stand there. The storage is adequate, it has compartments under the flooring in the trunk area, and the rear seats fold down. The warranty is outstanding as well, maybe best in the industry. For the price point and what you get with this vehicle it’s a really hard vehicle to pass up. When beginning the car search my wife was not a fan of Hyundai and didn’t even want to entertain test driving it, but given the manufacturer specials, the warranty, and the price talked to her into trying it. She did a complete 180 after the test drive and loved it. With all the features of the Santa Fe and the price compared to other midsize SUV models everything else we were looking at didn’t stand a chance. We bought the vehicle so obviously a little biased, but it has been a pleasure to drive. We have a family member who has a high end Mercedes SUV also considered a midsize and I honestly would take the Santa Fe, better designed interior, more room, user friendly controls, better driving angles, much better price. I would highly recommend this vehicle, or if you’re not sure at least test drive it like we did and go from there.

5 out of 5 stars, This car walks and talks!
Suzanne,
Limited 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 8A)

The Santa Fe Limited has more features than any car for the price and higher. You put on the blinker and you get a picture view of what is beside you. My back seat used to be full of jackets and shoes. The Limited has storage under the back area. Everything fits! The tailgate opens, no trying to balance on one foot - just stand there for 4 seconds. Seeing your speed/speed signs/navigation in your front view is marvelous. After a while, you don't notice it unless you want to. Set it to green, it is easier to see. The seat is so comfortable and now I don't have to yell at my daughters not to adjust the seat when they drive. The sun roof is to die for. I drove a convertible for 12 years - why? Oh, and these new cars that turn the engine off at every light, stupid! There is a button to disengage it!! Also, you can have the car where it adjusts to how you drive! And, when you shut the ignition off, the seat pulls back to give those of us with short legs and have to seat close to the steering wheel extra room to get out w/o banging our knees. I call it the "gentlemen's seat." You have to buy the Limited or higher to get all these features and a lot more, but it is so worth it.

5 out of 5 stars, Pleasant surprise
DDDESQ,
Limited 2.0T 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

I had never considered a Santa Fe. Once I drove it, I was very pleasantly surprised at what a great vehicle it is. I cross shopped it with the 2020 Ford Edge and 2020 Ford Escape. Was planning on buying a Ford based on great past experience with Ford products (Escape, Edge and Expedition). For me, the Santa Fe Limited was the best fit. Incredible features for about $10,000 less than a comparable Edge Titanium and similar pricing with the Escape Titanium, both with similar equipment. Fantastic value, drives great, and is sized just right for me, larger than Escape, smaller than Edge. I love it. Interior: At 6’4” tall, I appreciate the room in the Santa Fe. The power driver’s seat cushion extension is a great feature. The feature set in the Santa Fe was larger than the Ford’s, with the exception of the auto park feature that Ford has and the Santa Fe does not. Was not a deal killer. The other features and additional room in the Santa Fe were more important. My wife’s Escape has the auto park feature and she never uses it. If you can’t parallel park, maybe you should not be driving! Exterior: I really like the look of the Santa Fe. The Edge looks great too, but from behind the wheel it seems as broad as a barn. The Escape seemed a tad too small, and the 2020 Escape looks more like a wagon than a crossover. The Santa Fe styling just stands out. The exterior camera system is a really helpful feature. The blind spot cameras are far more useful than I thought they would be. The surround view display is very helpful in the parking garage I use daily. For me, the look of a car seals the deal. If you don’t like what you see walking towards or away from your car, it just isn’t the right car for you. Drive: The Santa Fe drives smaller than the Edge and larger than the Escape. Honestly, the Escape with the 2.0 is quicker, but also requires premium fuel for maximum performance, just like the 2.0 in the Edge. The 2.0 in the Santa Fe runs great on regular gas. The price difference of about 40 cents a gallon really adds up over the life of the car. I keep cars a long time. My daily driver before the Santa Fe was a 1997 Chrysler Town & Country with 210,000 miles on it. Still ran well, but was time to retire it. The Santa Fe is quiet, refined, handles and rides well. Intangibles: The Hyundai warranty is far better than Ford, and it has the highest possible safety ratings from multiple organizations. JD Power quality awards too. It is very well thought out, ergonomically friendly, and very easy to use. As I mentioned in the beginning, I was not expecting to be as impressed with the Santa Fe. I’m still a satisfied Ford customer, but the Santa Fe just seems like a better car for my needs. Will be anxious to see how it does over time and if it lives up to its universal acclaim and awards. So far, I’m very happy. 6 Month Update After 6 months and over 11,000 miles my opinion of the Santa Fe remains the same. Still very happy with the car in all respects. In town the Transmission shift patterns are such that the power delivery is not as smooth as my wife’s Escape, but it is not a problem. Just annoying every once in a while. Still averaging almost 30 MPG so very happy with that. I have learned how to adjust the driver aids such as not having the lane keep assist intervene as aggressively as in the beginning when the solid line on the side of the road veers away at the entrance to a right turn lane. I continue to be very happy that I purchased the Santa Fe. One Year Update-Still Very Satisfied Over a year has passed since I purchased my Santa Fe. 21,000 miles on the odometer. Am still very happy with the purchase. Everything I liked about it when new I continue to like. If there is a negative, it is that the windshield seems very easy to get very small stone chips in it. These are the ones that are too small to repair but are visible in the sunlight, etc. I have read about the 2021 model changes and seen pictures of the new model. I don’t care for the front end styling and prefer my center console design to the 2021 version. I do like the more powerful turbo engine and the new top end model with its extra features. However, I am still very pleased with what I have and will continue to enjoy it. Have had zero service issues other than routine maintenance every 5,000 miles. Still very satisfied.

4 out of 5 stars, Very good SUV
Alex Lukash,
Limited 2.0T 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

Overall, a very good SUV. The 4 cylinder turbo is a lot noisier than the V6 in my Kia Sorento, but it’s performance is ok. The main reason for buying this vehicle has been called a “gimmick”. It is NOT! Having no vision in one eye, the blind spot camera along with the heads up display have made driving extremely safe again. Eventually, I can see all vehicles having this marvelous safety technology.

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Features & Specs

SEL 4dr SUV features & specs
SEL 4dr SUV
2.4L 4cyl 8A
MSRP$28,025
MPG 22 city / 29 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower185 hp @ 6000 rpm
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SEL 4dr SUV AWD features & specs
SEL 4dr SUV AWD
2.4L 4cyl 8A
MSRP$29,725
MPG 21 city / 27 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower185 hp @ 6000 rpm
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SE 4dr SUV features & specs
SE 4dr SUV
2.4L 4cyl 8A
MSRP$26,275
MPG 22 city / 29 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower185 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Limited 2.0T 4dr SUV AWD features & specs
Limited 2.0T 4dr SUV AWD
2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A
MSRP$39,575
MPG 20 city / 26 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower235 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Santa Fe safety features:

Forward Collision Avoidance
Alerts the driver about an imminent collision and can automatically apply the brakes if necessary.
Safe Exit Assist
Temporarily prevents you from opening your door if sensors detect a car approaching from the rear.
Surround View Monitor
Shows a top-down view of your SUV when you park, making it easier to avoid curbs and line up in the parking space.

NHTSA Overall Rating 5 out of 5 stars

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
Overall4 / 5
Driver4 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Side Barrier RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front Seat5 / 5
Back Seat5 / 5
RolloverRating
Rollover4 / 5
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of Rollover15.5%

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact Test
Good
Roof Strength Test
Good
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
Good
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test
Good

Hyundai Santa Fe vs. the competition

Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V is the benchmark for the compact-crossover segment. It's comfortable, fuel-efficient, spacious, and affordable. Up against the Honda, the Santa Fe has its work cut out for it. The Santa Fe is larger on the inside than before, which helps, but its base engine and transmission aren't particularly efficient, which doesn't. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Honda CR-V.

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Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Mazda CX-5

The Hyundai Santa Fe and the Mazda CX-5 have similar appeal. They both boast attractive interior materials, abundant available safety features and reasonable pricing. The Santa Fe is a bit more spacious on the inside, but the CX-5 will likely be the better option for buyers who want a connected, sporty driving experience. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Mazda CX-5.

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Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Nissan Rogue

While the Nissan Rogue isn't our favorite crossover, it does deserve a lot of praise. It's priced well, has lots of interior space, and is very comfortable on the highway. Basically, it's very well-rounded. The Santa Fe, thanks to its recent redesign, is a pretty comprehensive package, too. Both are viable vehicles for your family vacation.

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FAQ

Is the Hyundai Santa Fe a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 Santa Fe both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.8 out of 10. You probably care about Hyundai Santa Fe fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Santa Fe gets an EPA-estimated 22 mpg to 25 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Santa Fe has 35.9 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Hyundai Santa Fe. Learn more

What's new in the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe:

  • Enhanced blind-spot safety tech now standard on Limited trim
  • Minor revisions to feature availability
  • Ultimate top trim is gone
  • Part of the fourth Hyundai Santa Fe generation introduced for 2019
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Is the Hyundai Santa Fe reliable?

To determine whether the Hyundai Santa Fe is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Santa Fe. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Santa Fe's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2020 Santa Fe and gave it a 7.8 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 Santa Fe is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe?

The least-expensive 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe is the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $26,275.

Other versions include:

  • SEL 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 8A) which starts at $28,025
  • SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 8A) which starts at $29,725
  • SE 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 8A) which starts at $26,275
  • Limited 2.0T 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $39,575
  • Limited 2.0T 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $37,875
  • Limited 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 8A) which starts at $36,025
  • SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 8A) which starts at $27,975
  • Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 8A) which starts at $37,725
  • SEL 2.0T 4dr SUV AWD w/Convenience and Premium Packages (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $36,575
  • SEL 2.0T 4dr SUV w/Convenience and Premium Packages (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $34,875
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What are the different models of Hyundai Santa Fe?

If you're interested in the Hyundai Santa Fe, the next question is, which Santa Fe model is right for you? Santa Fe variants include SEL 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 8A), SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 8A), SE 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 8A), and Limited 2.0T 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A). For a full list of Santa Fe models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Overview

The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe is offered in the following submodels: Santa Fe SUV. Available styles include SEL 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 8A), SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 8A), SE 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 8A), Limited 2.0T 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), Limited 2.0T 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), Limited 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 8A), SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 8A), Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 8A), SEL 2.0T 4dr SUV AWD w/Convenience and Premium Packages (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), and SEL 2.0T 4dr SUV w/Convenience and Premium Packages (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A).

What do people think of the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2020 Santa Fe 4.6 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2020 Santa Fe.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 Santa Fe featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe?

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 2.0T 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 2.0T 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $40,750. The average price paid for a new 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 2.0T 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $3,701 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,701 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $37,049.

The average savings for the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 2.0T 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is 9.1% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 40 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 2.0T 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 8A)

The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $38,900. The average price paid for a new 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 8A) is trending $3,606 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,606 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $35,295.

The average savings for the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 8A) is 9.3% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 31 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 8A)

The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $31,085. The average price paid for a new 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 8A) is trending $3,234 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,234 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $27,851.

The average savings for the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 8A) is 10.4% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 21 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe SEL 2.0T 4dr SUV AWD w/Convenience and Premium Packages (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe SEL 2.0T 4dr SUV AWD w/Convenience and Premium Packages (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $38,225. The average price paid for a new 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe SEL 2.0T 4dr SUV AWD w/Convenience and Premium Packages (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $3,315 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,315 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $34,910.

The average savings for the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe SEL 2.0T 4dr SUV AWD w/Convenience and Premium Packages (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is 8.7% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 19 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe SEL 2.0T 4dr SUV AWD w/Convenience and Premium Packages (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 2.0T 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 2.0T 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $39,285. The average price paid for a new 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 2.0T 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $3,575 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,575 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $35,710.

The average savings for the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 2.0T 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is 9.1% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 18 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 2.0T 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 8A)

The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $28,065. The average price paid for a new 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 8A) is trending $2,410 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,410 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $25,655.

The average savings for the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 8A) is 8.6% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 12 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 8A)

The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $37,255. The average price paid for a new 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 8A) is trending $3,307 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,307 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $33,948.

The average savings for the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 8A) is 8.9% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 10 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe SEL 2.0T 4dr SUV w/Convenience and Premium Packages (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe SEL 2.0T 4dr SUV w/Convenience and Premium Packages (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $36,535. The average price paid for a new 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe SEL 2.0T 4dr SUV w/Convenience and Premium Packages (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $3,353 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,353 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $33,182.

The average savings for the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe SEL 2.0T 4dr SUV w/Convenience and Premium Packages (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is 9.2% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 5 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe SEL 2.0T 4dr SUV w/Convenience and Premium Packages (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 8A)

The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $29,390. The average price paid for a new 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 8A) is trending $4,686 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,686 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $24,705.

The average savings for the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 8A) is 15.9% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 3 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

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