2024 Hyundai Santa Fe Early Review | Consumer Reports

2024 Hyundai Santa Fe Early Review | Consumer Reports 1

The fifth-generation of the Hyundai Santa Fe gets a complete overhaul, the bold new design gives this midsized SUV a more modern, upscale appearance. The 2024 Santa Fe looks more muscular, flaunts a striking interior, and the third-row seat is now standard along with two turbocharged four-cylinder engines, one of which is also a hybrid.

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22 Comments on "2024 Hyundai Santa Fe Early Review | Consumer Reports"

  1. It’s now the Korean Ford Flex 😂

    • I was going to say the same thing . . . as a compliment! We have a Ford Flex and have loved it. Of course, Ford let that model wither on the vine. I am guess the Santa Fe will be very practical. Isn’t Jennifer Stockburger a big Flex booster? I am curious what she will think.

    • @middler5212 | March 18, 2024 at 2:33 PM |

      Jennifer will be so happy! 😁

  2. Looks ugly

  3. @lutomson3496 | March 18, 2024 at 12:10 PM |

    wonder how this engine will last…their history is not good

  4. Why didn’t they just use a conventional automatic? Who wants a dual-clutch trans in an SUV?

    • A dual clutch trans does have some advantages; it has faster, crisper shifts, better performance and facilitates better fuel economy than a torque converter trans with the same number of gears, all else being equal.

    • @gianfrancoa | March 18, 2024 at 2:20 PM |

      Because you are going to race on this SUV!!@@mark8684

  5. @crashtestdummyrc5284 | March 18, 2024 at 12:18 PM |

    So for all other manufactures, a different shifting mechanism is a gripe but for the big H, it’s okay and you’ll get use to it?

  6. @tomjanowski8584 | March 18, 2024 at 12:44 PM |

    This is an awesome design.

  7. My first car was a 2004 Santa Fe, it was a mid sized suv and it was perfectly sized. This thing is huuuuuge. Who wants to even drive this limo??

  8. Hyundai have executed a brilliant design resulting in a very practical SUV. They did NOT follow the typical American design rule of “ form over function”. For example, the column mounted shift lever and lack of climate controls and air ducts in the center floor console results in an enormous amount of storage space! The air vents for the second row passengers are located in the B-pillars. In addition to the traditional glove box, they have included a storage shelf and another hidden storage space in the passenger side IP.

    I only wish they would have made the 3rd row seat an option since I have no use for it.

    Hoping CR tests the hybrid model since I believe that will be the one to get!

  9. @myopinion4136 | March 18, 2024 at 1:23 PM |

    IMO, book of matches with 4 tires with H on it

  10. Actual buyers aren’t deterred, really don’t care about vanity/ aesthetics past initial impressions as long as it delivers in features and smarts on the INSIDE.
    I circled away from the Genesis gv60 many, many times gravitating to the gv70 and gv80 before deciding the gv60 INTERIORS were far superior for me.

  11. Problem is, HMG is not equipping the car trims with appropriate INTERIOR features recently . – XRT trim should have come included with the 360 SURROUND CAMERA. – Calligraphy trim appears to have omitted the right front passenger seat controls facing the driver / center console – this is standard in every other region. C’mon Hyundai 😡

  12. @kippaseo8027 | March 18, 2024 at 1:53 PM |

    No mention of the Hyundai’s previous previous generation happened to a Horrible reliability record? Ask any mechanic and they will tell you that these engines are so poorly made that they tend to internally grenade at around 70K. Buy the Highlander and you we’ll see it on the road for the next 20 years at least but if you buy a 2024 Santa Fe I guarantee you it will be sitting at a bite here pay here lot in 3.

  13. @jraheemjefcoat429 | March 18, 2024 at 1:55 PM |

    A Defender and G-Wagon had a baby and made it a cyberpunk futuristic boxy SUV.. I actually like it! I appreciate a bold and unusual approach in Hyundai’s design language. It’s a freaking riot, and im all here for it! They prove that mainstream cars don’t have to be bland and boring. Reliability is a hit or miss. I currently own a Hyundai now that has been very reliable to me. 7 years strong and still under warranty. Overall, I think the new Santa Fe will attract new bred of buyers for the brand.

  14. @reeeddd590 | March 18, 2024 at 2:04 PM |

    I get it but we chose to get a 23′ Calligraphy because we liked the more modern / German-Japanese styling better.That was just our preference. New one is still a good vehicle though..but the 3rd row doesn’t make much sense given the palisade or just get a minivan. Plus adds weight and a bit less fuel economy than respective 23′ models.

  15. Love the new design. The white reminds me of the storm trooper look in Star Wars.

  16. @cgatito3528 | March 18, 2024 at 2:36 PM |

    Turbo + DCT. Probably not a vehicle to keep long term.

  17. DCT I’m out.😢

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