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Fuel type Diesel
Engine size 2199
Engine size 2.2
Engine size 2.20
Hyundai is increasingly offering some very high quality cars and one of them was this third generation Santa Fe large SUV model, launched in 2012. Crisply styled, well equipped and powered by a punchy 197PS 2.2-litre diesel engine, it offered a choice between five or seven seats and two or four-wheel drive. It was an SUV for people who probably never thought they'd drive an SUV. A Hyundai for those who probably never thought they'd drive a Hyundai. In short, a car that promises to surprise you.
The Hyundai Santa Fe improved and improved fast in MK3 guise. Its predecessor was a really solid vehicle that now looks a great used buy, but this one stepped it up more convincingly than many thought possible. It looks classy, it's really well built, it rides and handles exactly as it should and it's cleverly thought through inside. As a result, it's almost impossible to dislike, even if SUVs really aren't your thing. Come to think of it, this Korean contender is probably a very good choice for a used buyer who's never even really considered an SUV before. It's not showy or offensive, instead marrying all the best bits of models of this kind, namely their space, versatility and ease of ownership, with the refreshing lack of drama of a normal big family car. And it is big, a size up from the five seat-only Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4-class mid-sized soft roaders that'll probably cost you much the same sort of money.
Cars like those might be better to drive of course. And there are a few similarly targeted Far Eastern rivals that are a little cheaper to buy. Some Santa Fe buyers may also look for more of a choice when it comes to engines, though the options of front or 4WD, five or seven seats and manual or automatic transmissions should see most customer preferences covered off. Ultimately though, this car's quite good enough to justify its market positioning. Which means that if you've got a family, have room in your life for just a single car and need one that'll discreetly go the distance without a hiccup, then it's well worth trying one of these. Do that and who knows. You might once again start to believe in Santa.
Borrowing £7,500 on a Hire Purchase agreement over 48 months, a representative APR of 18.5% and a deposit of £0.00,
the amount repayable would be £216.89 a month, with a total cost of credit of £2,910.72 and a total amount
payable of £10,410.72.
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