Hyundai Santa Fe 0-60 times

Out of all performance specs, nothing but Hyundai Santa Fe 0-60 times can better speak about the vehicle's temper. While horsepower and torque blow smoke in the eyes, Santa Fe zero to sixty specs and average time to run a quarter mile are pretty straightforward metrics allowing to compare against its competitors.

Very often there is no chance of doing Santa Fe 0-to-60 test personally and making conclusions from the experience of the other drivers is the last thing you want.

Conducting a trustworthy test drive requires following a strict methodology that is intended to eliminate the inconsistent circumstances like weather, tires, surface, engine temperature. It is always better to leave it for professionals.


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The cold air part is also important in making more power. Cold air is denser and contains more oxygen molecules than warm air does. So if you can get cooler air into your Hyundai Santa Fe engine, your car will be able to mix more fuel with that air, making more power. Combine that with the more air through the larger and less restrictive filter and intake tube and you can see up to a 15-20 horsepower increase. K&N has even reported an estimated increase of 56.96 horsepower out of the 57-2571 intake for 2007-2009 Shelby GT500!


2020 Hyundai Santa Fe 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
SE 2.4 4dr Front-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 3591 Weight, 22 City / 29 Hwy mpg
8.9 sec, 16.7 @ 0
SE 2.4 4dr All-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 3735 Weight, 21 City / 27 Hwy mpg
8.9 sec, 16.7 @ 0
SE 2.4 w/SULEV 4dr Front-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 3591 Weight, 22 City / 29 Hwy mpg
8.9 sec, 16.7 @ 0
SEL 2.4 w/SULEV 4dr Front-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 3591 Weight, 22 City / 29 Hwy mpg
8.9 sec, 16.7 @ 0
SEL 2.4 4dr Front-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 3591 Weight, 22 City / 29 Hwy mpg
8.9 sec, 16.7 @ 0
SEL 2.4 4dr All-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 3735 Weight, 21 City / 27 Hwy mpg
8.9 sec, 16.7 @ 0
SEL 2.0T 4dr Front-wheel Drive
235 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 3591 Weight, 20 City / 27 Hwy mpg
8.9 sec, 16.7 @ 0
SEL 2.0T 4dr All-wheel Drive
235 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 3735 Weight, 20 City / 26 Hwy mpg
8.9 sec, 16.7 @ 0
Limited 2.4 w/SULEV 4dr Front-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 3803 Weight, 22 City / 29 Hwy mpg
8.9 sec, 16.7 @ 0
Limited 2.4 4dr Front-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 3803 Weight, 22 City / 29 Hwy mpg
8.9 sec, 16.7 @ 0
Limited 2.4 4dr All-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 3946 Weight, 21 City / 27 Hwy mpg
8.9 sec, 16.7 @ 0
Limited 2.0T 4dr Front-wheel Drive
235 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 3942 Weight, 20 City / 27 Hwy mpg
8.9 sec, 16.7 @ 0
Limited 2.0T 4dr All-wheel Drive
235 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 4085 Weight, 20 City / 26 Hwy mpg
8.9 sec, 16.7 @ 0

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
SE 2.4 4dr Front-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 3591 Weight, 22 City / 29 Hwy mpg
8.4 sec, 16.5 @ 0
SE 2.4 4dr All-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 3735 Weight, 21 City / 27 Hwy mpg
8.4 sec, 16.5 @ 0
SEL 2.4 4dr Front-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 3591 Weight, 22 City / 29 Hwy mpg
8.4 sec, 16.5 @ 0
SEL 2.4 4dr All-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 3735 Weight, 21 City / 27 Hwy mpg
8.4 sec, 16.5 @ 0
SEL Plus 2.4 4dr Front-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 3920 Weight, 22 City / 29 Hwy mpg
8.4 sec, 16.5 @ 0
SEL Plus 2.4 4dr All-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 4063 Weight, 21 City / 27 Hwy mpg
8.4 sec, 16.5 @ 0
Limited 2.4 4dr Front-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 3920 Weight, 22 City / 29 Hwy mpg
8.4 sec, 16.5 @ 0
Limited 2.4 4dr All-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 4063 Weight, 21 City / 27 Hwy mpg
8.4 sec, 16.5 @ 0
Limited 2.0T 4dr Front-wheel Drive
235 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 4228 Weight, 20 City / 25 Hwy mpg
8.4 sec, 16.5 @ 0
Limited 2.0T 4dr All-wheel Drive
235 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 4063 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
8.4 sec, 16.5 @ 0
Ultimate 2.4 4dr Front-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 4228 Weight, 22 City / 29 Hwy mpg
8.4 sec, 16.5 @ 0
Ultimate 2.4 4dr All-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 4372 Weight, 21 City / 27 Hwy mpg
8.4 sec, 16.5 @ 0
Ultimate 2.0T 4dr Front-wheel Drive
235 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 4228 Weight, 20 City / 25 Hwy mpg
8.4 sec, 16.5 @ 0
Ultimate 2.0T 4dr All-wheel Drive
235 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 4372 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
8.4 sec, 16.5 @ 0

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 7.8 sec
Zero to 100 mph 21.3 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph 8.3 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph 3.7 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph 5.2 sec
Standing ¼-mile 16.0 sec @ 88 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph 180 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad 0.83 g
Source: С&D

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
SE 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4178 Weight, 18 City / 24 Hwy mpg
7.1 sec, 15.8 @ 91
SE Ultimate 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4198 Weight, 17 City / 22 Hwy mpg
7.1 sec, 15.8 @ 91
Limited Ultimate 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4169 Weight, 17 City / 22 Hwy mpg
7.1 sec, 15.8 @ 91
SE 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4026 Weight, 18 City / 25 Hwy mpg
7.5 sec, 15.9 @ 89
SE Ultimate 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4045 Weight, 17 City / 23 Hwy mpg
7.5 sec, 15.9 @ 89
Limited Ultimate 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4017 Weight, 17 City / 23 Hwy mpg
7.5 sec, 15.9 @ 89

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 7.3 sec
Zero to 100 mph 20.3 sec
Zero to 130 mph 35.7 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph 8.0 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph 3.9 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph 5.2 sec
Standing ¼-mile 15.8 sec @ 90 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph 178 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad 0.78 g
Source: С&D

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
SE 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4178 Weight, 18 City / 24 Hwy mpg
7.1 sec, 15.8 @ 91
Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4149 Weight, 18 City / 24 Hwy mpg
7.1 sec, 15.8 @ 91
SE Ultimate 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4198 Weight, 17 City / 24 Hwy mpg
7.1 sec, 15.8 @ 91
Limited Ultimate 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4169 Weight, 17 City / 24 Hwy mpg
7.1 sec, 15.8 @ 91
SE 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4026 Weight, 18 City / 25 Hwy mpg
7.5 sec, 15.9 @ 89
Limited 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3997 Weight, 18 City / 25 Hwy mpg
7.5 sec, 15.9 @ 89
SE Ultimate 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4045 Weight, 17 City / 23 Hwy mpg
7.5 sec, 15.9 @ 89
Limited Ultimate 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4017 Weight, 17 City / 23 Hwy mpg
7.5 sec, 15.9 @ 89

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 7.3 sec
Zero to 100 mph 20.3 sec
Zero to 130 mph 35.7 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph 8.0 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph 3.9 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph 5.2 sec
Standing ¼-mile 15.8 sec @ 90 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph 178 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad 0.78 g
Source: С&D

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
SE 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4085 Weight
7.1 sec, 15.8 @ 90
Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4057 Weight
7.1 sec, 15.8 @ 90
SE 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3933 Weight
7.5 sec, 15.9 @ 89
Limited 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3904 Weight
7.5 sec, 15.9 @ 89


Hyundai Santa Fe 0-60 mph acceleration across years

Year of a Model0-60 times1/4 mile times
2020

8.9 sec

16.7 @ 0 mph
2019

8.4 sec

16.5 @ 0 mph
2018

7.1 - 7.5 sec

15.8 @ 91 - 15.9 @ 89 mph
2017

7.1 - 7.5 sec

15.8 @ 91 - 15.9 @ 89 mph
2016

7.1 - 7.5 sec

15.8 @ 90 - 15.9 @ 89 mph
2015

7.1 - 7.4 sec

15.8 @ 91 - 16 @ 89 mph
2014

7.1 - 7.4 sec

15.8 @ 90 - 15.9 @ 89 mph
2013

6.1 - 8.4 sec

14.7 @ 93 - 16.3 @ 82 mph
2012

6.1 - 9.7 sec

14.9 @ 91 - 17.5 @ 77 mph
2011

6.1 - 10 sec

14.9 @ 92 - 17.6 @ 77 mph
2010

6.1 - 10.2 sec

14.9 @ 92 - 17.8 @ 77 mph
2009

7.3 - 9.2 sec

15.4 @ 87 - 16.9 @ 79 mph
2008

7.3 - 9.4 sec

15.4 @ 87 - 17 @ 79 mph
2007

7.3 - 9.4 sec

15.4 @ 87 - 17 @ 79 mph
2006

8 - 9.8 sec

16.1 @ 83 - 17.3 @ 79 mph
2005

8 - 10.1 sec

16.1 @ 83 - 17.5 @ 78 mph
2004

8 - 11.3 sec

16.1 @ 83 - 18.1 @ 76 mph
2003

8 - 10.6 sec

16.1 @ 83 - 17.7 @ 78 mph
2002

8.3 - 9.6 sec

16.8 @ 0 - 17.9 @ 0 mph
2001

8.4 - 9.7 sec

16.9 @ 0 - 18.1 @ 0 mph

This family-oriented SUV has all it takes to serve as a vehicle for urban streets, vacation and a bit of adventure. By no means perfect, as nothing under the Sun is, the Hyundai Santa Fe serves functionality, practicality and even some superficial appeal that adds up to a generally positive experience.

By a price significantly lower than top-tier SUVs, you get the advantages of a big car with enough power to tow, drive off-road – to some degree – and carry up to seven people and 625 liters of boot space. Perhaps one significant disadvantage of the Hyundai Santa Fe for the American market is that not all specs are available. There is a petrol version that is not currently being sold in our country, as well as a lower-spec, 2.0-litre diesel. The best model we can find is the 3.3-liter V-6 that puts out 290hp and comes with a six-speed automatic that behaves smoothly at all speeds, which is much appreciated, especially compared with other similar SUVs with less tamed clutches.

The Santa Fe’s 0-60 acceleration time is 7.6 seconds and it covers a quarter mile in 16.5 seconds, reaching the mark at 85.1 mph. You can opt for an 8-speed automatic as well as four-wheel drive. The driving experience is functional; not outstanding, but entirely serviceable. The car isn’t very noisy, neither for the engine nor for the wind – even if this SUV offers a wide front, it is still aerodynamic enough, and the power of the engine makes up for it. From the outside, you can already see that the inside is roomy and comfy. There is enough space between the rows and on top of your head to fit six to seven people, and you can also rearrange the distance between the second and third row to help passengers sit down more comfortably. The dashboard proudly features an infotainment touchscreen up to 8” – you choose on the selected trim – and controls are symmetrical and well balanced to the eye.

Most models come with Blue Link, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and you can opt for the 12-speaker stereo sound system and the hands-free liftgate. Hyundai Santa Fe was made for family rides, and you can tell by any angle. It is big enough, strong enough and resistant enough, and provides all basic functionalities a family SUV asks for as well as a couple bonuses that are very easy to enjoy. With a serviceable engine and a remarkable automatic gearbox, you get an excellent driving experience without much charm or magic but all the practical aspects covered for your family trips.



Hyundai Santa Fe specs