2016 Hyundai Santa Fe

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe 4-door SUV
2015 Hyundai Santa Fe shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Not available

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2013-16 models

Tested vehicle: 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 4-door 4wd

The Hyundai Santa Fe was redesigned for the 2013 model year. There are now two distinct Santa Fe models, a 2-row Sport and a somewhat longer and heavier 3-row Santa Fe. Ratings apply to both 2-row and 3-row models.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Restraints and dummy kinematics
The dummy’s head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off the left side as the steering column moved 13 cm to the right, leaving the head vulnerable to contact with forward structure. The side curtain airbag deployed and has sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag also deployed.

Action shot taken during the small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was not maintained well.

During the crash, the dummy's head and torso barely contacted the airbag before sliding off to the left as the steering column moved to the right.

Door hinge pillar and instrument panel intrusion was extensive and contributed to a significant risk of injury to the left lower leg.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2013-16 models

Tested vehicle: 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 4-door 4wd

The Hyundai Santa Fe was redesigned for the 2013 model year. There are now two distinct Santa Fe models, a 2-row Sport and a somewhat longer and heavier 3-row Santa Fe. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Hyundai as part of frontal crash test verification. Ratings apply to both 2-row and 3-row models.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Side

Rating applies to 2013-18 models

Tested vehicle: 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 4-door 2wd with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Hyundai Santa Fe was redesigned for the 2013 model year. There were now two distinct Santa Fe models, a 2-row Sport and a somewhat longer and heavier 3-row Santa Fe. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Hyundai as part of side crash test verification. (Note that the vehicle tested was a 2-wheel-drive Sport model, but extra weight was added to the vehicle to increase its curb weight to that of a comparable 4-wheel drive model.) Ratings apply to both 2-row and 3-row models through the 2018 model year.

Beginning with the 2019 model year, the 3-row Santa Fe was renamed the Santa Fe XL, and the 2-row Santa Fe Sport was redesigned and renamed the Santa Fe. The 2019 Santa Fe XL therefore shares the ratings on this page, but the redesigned 2019 Santa Fe is rated separately.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2013-18 models

Tested vehicle: 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 4-door 4wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,877 lbs
Peak force 16,982 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.38

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2013-18 models

Seat type: Power leather seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2015-16 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim GLS (3-row)
Seat type cloth

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

1 2 3 6 4
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors

How child seat anchors are evaluated