At the end of 2009, Hyundai simplified and updated the Santa Fe range.

You can now have just one engine, a 194hp 2.2-litre diesel, with a choice of manual or auto gearboxes. And it comes in either five- or seven-seat configurations, and either well-specified Style or very well-specified Premium. The revised 2.2 engine is also 26% more powerful and is cleaner and more efficient, with a CO2 figure of less than 200g/km in the auto coupled to a 38.2mpg official fuel figure.

The exterior styling has been given a light modernising makeover with a sleeker front end and new rear bumper, while inside, the wood dash effect has been replaced with a more modern, carbon-fibre look trim. The third row of seats are as simple to fold as ever. However, possibly the most useful change is a lowering of pricing, which coupled to the lower emissions means the Santa Fe is more attractive to fleet customers.

Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi
194hp Premium 5dr Auto
P11D price £25,225
Model price range £21,620x-£25,225
Fuel consumption 38.2mpg
CO2 (tax) 197g/km (31%)
BIK 20/40% per month £130/£260
Service interval 20,000mls
Insurance group 30
Warranty 5yrs/unltd mls
Boot space (min/max) 200*/2247 litres
Engine size/power 2199cc/194PS
Top speed/0-62mph 118mph/10.2secs
On sale January 2010
Score 7/10
Verdict Low-cost, high-comfort,
seven-seat 4×4
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