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Hyundai Santa Fe Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Hyundai Santa Fe's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

Hyundai Santa Fe Gas Mileage (MPG):

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Hyundai Santa Fe Gas Mileage

Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr SUV turbocharged 194hp 2.2L I4 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 0 0 15 85 37 28.6
  flat light light 0 0 15 85 37 27.5
  hills light none 0 0 15 85 37 28.3
  flat light none 0 0 15 85 37 28.8
  hills light none 0 0 15 85 37 24.6
2012 4dr SUV turbocharged 194hp 2.2L I4 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 0 15 85 37 27.6  
  Averages flat light none 0 0 15 85 37 27.6
With the turbocharged 194hp 2.2L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe fuel economy has been averaging 27.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Hyundai Santa Fes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 37 miles per hour (about 85 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (15 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med none 0 15 0 85 75 22.3
2012 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med none 0 15 0 85 75 22.3  
  Averages hills med none 0 15 0 85 75 22.3
With the 276-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe has been averaging 22.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Hyundai Santa Fes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 85 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (15 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
mtns med none 0 0 0 100 74 22.1
  mtns med none 0 0 0 100 74 23.6
  flat light none 1 14 20 65 74 24.8
  hills light none 1 14 20 65 74 24.4
  mtns v.lt none 0 0 0 100 74 22.6
2012 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light none 0 6 8 86 74 23.5  
  Averages hills light none 0 6 8 86 74 23.5
With the 175-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe gas mileage has been averaging 23.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Hyundai Santa Fes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (about 86 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (8 percent), in the city (6 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 10 20 30 40 74 16.8
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 21.0
2011 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 5 10 40 45 70 18.9  
  Averages flat med light 5 10 40 45 70 18.9
With the 276-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe fuel economy has been averaging 18.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Hyundai Santa Fes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (40 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 0 5 95 65 28.9
  flat light none 0 100 0 0 N/A 22.0
  flat light none 0 100 0 0 N/A 13.1
2010 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 67 2 32 65 21.3  
  Averages flat light none 0 67 2 32 65 21.3
With the 276-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe has been averaging 21.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Hyundai Santa Fes in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 67 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (32 percent), in the suburbs (2 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 0 0 100 68 23.0
  flat v.lt light 1 10 9 80 62 24.8
  hills light none 25 25 25 25 60 23.0
  hills med light 0 11 42 47 62 14.7
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 68 22.0
2010 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 5 9 15 70 64 21.5  
  Averages flat light none 5 9 15 70 64 21.5
With the 276-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe gas mileage has been averaging 21.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Hyundai Santa Fes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (15 percent), in the city (9 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat v.lt none 10 25 40 25 62 22.4
  flat light none 2 12 2 84 62 23.5
  flat v.lt none 10 25 50 15 62 22.6
2010 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat v.lt none 7 21 31 41 62 22.8  
  Averages flat v.lt none 7 21 31 41 62 22.8
With the 175-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe fuel economy has been averaging 22.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Hyundai Santa Fes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 41 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (31 percent), in the city (21 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr SUV 242-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 10 90 0 0 N/A 13.5
  flat light hvy 0 65 0 35 65 17.7
  flat med none 0 50 50 0 N/A 14.0
  flat med hvy 1 3 0 97 60 21.9
  flat light none 0 10 10 80 68 15.1
2009 4dr SUV 242-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 2 44 12 42 64 16.4  
  Averages flat med light 2 44 12 42 64 16.4
With the 276-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe has been averaging 16.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Hyundai Santa Fes in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 44 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (42 percent), in the suburbs (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr SUV 242-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light hvy 0 80 0 20 74 18.6
  hills med light 0 0 0 100 74 21.3
  mtns med hvy 0 0 0 100 74 21.1
  mtns med light 0 0 0 100 74 20.3
  flat light none 0 20 80 0 N/A 16.5
2009 4dr SUV 242-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 0 20 16 64 74 19.6  
  Averages hills med light 0 20 16 64 74 19.6
With the 276-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe gas mileage has been averaging 19.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Hyundai Santa Fes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (about 64 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in the suburbs (16 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
mtns light light 40 40 5 15 70 19.4
2009 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
mtns light light 40 40 5 15 70 19.4  
  Averages mtns light light 40 40 5 15 70 19.4
With the 185-horsepower 2.7L V6 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe fuel economy has been averaging 19.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Hyundai Santa Fes in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (40 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (15 percent), and in the suburbs (5 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe in this analysis was driven on mountainous terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr SUV turbocharged 148hp 2.2L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 0 50 10 40 62 23.8
  flat light none 10 5 0 85 62 28.3
  flat light hvy 0 15 0 85 62 28.3
  flat light light 0 5 0 95 62 32.2
  flat med light 5 5 0 90 62 28.7
2008 4dr SUV turbocharged 148hp 2.2L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 3 16 2 79 62 28.3  
  Averages flat light light 3 16 2 79 62 28.3
With the turbocharged 194hp 2.2L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe has been averaging 28.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Hyundai Santa Fes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 79 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (16 percent), in heavy traffic (3 percent), and in the suburbs (2 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr SUV 242-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 10 10 80 65 25.8
  flat med hvy 30 20 40 10 70 20.6
  flat med none 10 0 10 80 70 22.0
  flat v.lt none 0 10 40 50 65 26.2
  flat med hvy 10 40 40 10 65 22.3
2008 4dr SUV 242-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 16 28 46 67 23.4  
  Averages flat light light 10 16 28 46 67 23.4
With the 276-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe gas mileage has been averaging 23.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Hyundai Santa Fes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 46 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (28 percent), in the city (16 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr SUV 242-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 0 50 10 40 68 23.5
  flat light none 50 0 50 0 N/A 18.5
  flat med none 0 0 90 10 75 18.0
  flat light none 10 0 30 60 60 22.2
  flat med hvy 3 1 3 93 50 16.0
2008 4dr SUV 242-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 13 10 37 41 63 19.6  
  Averages flat light light 13 10 37 41 63 19.6
With the 276-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe fuel economy has been averaging 19.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Hyundai Santa Fes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 41 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (37 percent), in heavy traffic (13 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 0 15 85 60 21.1
  flat v.lt light 0 0 47 53 60 24.0
2008 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 0 0 31 69 60 22.6  
  Averages flat light light 0 0 31 69 60 22.6
With the 185-horsepower 2.7L V6 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe has been averaging 22.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Hyundai Santa Fes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 69 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (31 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 5 5 5 85 70 24.5
  flat med light 11 22 22 44 65 21.0
  flat light hvy 10 10 40 40 70 18.0
  flat light light 0 10 70 20 65 19.7
  flat med hvy 10 10 30 50 70 21.1
2008 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 7 11 33 48 68 20.9  
  Averages flat light hvy 7 11 33 48 68 20.9
With the 175-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe gas mileage has been averaging 20.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Hyundai Santa Fes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (33 percent), in the city (11 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr SUV 242-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 10 10 80 68 22.8
  flat light hvy 0 10 10 80 68 22.2
  flat light hvy 0 10 10 80 68 23.3
  flat light hvy 0 10 10 80 68 22.8
  flat light none 20 0 67 13 60 19.5
2007 4dr SUV 242-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 4 8 21 67 66 22.1  
  Averages flat light hvy 4 8 21 67 66 22.1
With the 276-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe fuel economy has been averaging 22.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Hyundai Santa Fes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 67 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (21 percent), in the city (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr SUV 242-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat v.lt none 10 30 60 0 N/A 12.6
  flat v.lt light 10 15 75 0 N/A 19.4
  flat v.lt none 0 0 40 60 60 19.2
  flat med hvy 5 0 5 90 65 25.9
  flat v.lt none 0 0 40 60 60 19.3
2007 4dr SUV 242-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat v.lt none 5 9 44 42 62 19.3  
  Averages flat v.lt none 5 9 44 42 62 19.3
With the 276-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe has been averaging 19.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Hyundai Santa Fes in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 44 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (42 percent), in the city (9 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light hvy 10 40 0 50 62 19.1
  hills med hvy 10 30 20 40 70 24.0
  flat med hvy 10 40 0 50 62 20.1
  flat med hvy 10 10 0 80 62 21.8
  flat light hvy 10 10 0 80 62 21.2
2007 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 10 26 4 60 64 21.2  
  Averages flat med hvy 10 26 4 60 64 21.2
With the 185-horsepower 2.7L V6 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe gas mileage has been averaging 21.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Hyundai Santa Fes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (26 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the suburbs (4 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 10 5 35 50 60 22.5
  flat light light 5 10 25 60 60 22.0
  flat light hvy 7 1 33 60 65 20.5
  flat light light 5 10 25 60 60 24.0
  hills light none 5 90 0 5 62 13.8
2007 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 6 23 24 47 61 20.6  
  Averages flat light light 6 23 24 47 61 20.6
With the 175-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe fuel economy has been averaging 20.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Hyundai Santa Fes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 61 miles per hour (about 47 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (24 percent), in the city (23 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr SUV turbocharged 148hp 2.2L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light hvy 40 20 20 20 37 27.1
  flat v.lt light 40 20 20 20 37 23.9
  flat v.lt light 40 20 20 20 37 21.2
2006 4dr SUV turbocharged 148hp 2.2L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat v.lt light 40 20 20 20 37 24.1  
  Averages flat v.lt light 40 20 20 20 37 24.1
With the turbocharged 194hp 2.2L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe has been averaging 24.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Hyundai Santa Fes in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 37 miles per hour (20 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr SUV turbocharged 148hp 2.2L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 5 5 88 2 37 29.1
2006 4dr SUV turbocharged 148hp 2.2L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 5 5 88 2 37 29.1  
  Averages flat light none 5 5 88 2 37 29.1
With the turbocharged 148hp 2.2L I4 Diesel engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe gas mileage has been averaging 29.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Hyundai Santa Fes in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 88 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (5 percent), in the city (5 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 37 miles per hour (2 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 40 50 5 5 70 14.5
  flat light none 30 40 20 10 65 16.6
  flat light none 10 10 5 75 70 23.5
2006 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 27 33 10 30 68 18.2  
  Averages flat light none 27 33 10 30 68 18.2
With the 276-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe fuel economy has been averaging 18.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Hyundai Santa Fes in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 33 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (30 percent), in heavy traffic (27 percent), and in the suburbs (10 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 5 25 50 20 70 23.3
2006 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 5 25 50 20 70 23.3  
  Averages flat light light 5 25 50 20 70 23.3
With the 175-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe has been averaging 23.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Hyundai Santa Fes in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 0 50 50 60 17.0
2005 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 0 50 50 60 17.0  
  Averages flat light light 0 0 50 50 60 17.0
With the 276-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe gas mileage has been averaging 17.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Hyundai Santa Fes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (50 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 0 0 5 95 75 19.0
  flat med hvy 0 0 5 95 80 20.2
  flat light none 0 85 15 0 N/A 15.4
  flat light none 0 0 75 25 65 15.2
  flat light light 5 10 75 10 65 17.3
2005 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 1 19 35 45 71 17.4  
  Averages flat light light 1 19 35 45 71 17.4
With the 276-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe fuel economy has been averaging 17.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Hyundai Santa Fes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (35 percent), in the city (19 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat lead hvy 0 0 0 100 62 18.1
  flat v.lt light 50 20 20 10 62 21.2
  flat v.lt hvy 0 0 0 100 62 23.5
  mtns med none 0 0 20 80 60 21.1
  flat v.lt none 40 10 20 30 56 17.7
2005 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 18 6 12 64 60 20.3  
  Averages flat light light 18 6 12 64 60 20.3
With the 185-horsepower 2.7L V6 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe has been averaging 20.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Hyundai Santa Fes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 64 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (18 percent), in the suburbs (12 percent), and in the city (6 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 67 20 5 8 60 20.2
2005 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 67 20 5 8 60 20.2  
  Averages flat light light 67 20 5 8 60 20.2
With the 175-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe gas mileage has been averaging 20.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Hyundai Santa Fes in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 67 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (8 percent), and in the suburbs (5 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 20 60 0 20 70 18.0
2004 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 20 60 0 20 70 18.0  
  Averages flat light hvy 20 60 0 20 70 18.0
With the 276-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe fuel economy has been averaging 18.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Hyundai Santa Fes in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (20 percent), in heavy traffic (20 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 22 25 25 29 75 18.6
  flat light none 19 24 27 30 60 20.4
2004 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 21 25 26 30 68 19.5  
  Averages flat med light 21 25 26 30 68 19.5
With the 276-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe has been averaging 19.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Hyundai Santa Fes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 30 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (26 percent), in the city (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (21 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 40 30 20 60 22.0
2004 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 40 30 20 60 22.0  
  Averages flat light light 10 40 30 20 60 22.0
With the 175-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe gas mileage has been averaging 22.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Hyundai Santa Fes in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 10 10 40 40 70 13.6
  flat light none 10 10 30 50 65 20.0
2003 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 10 10 35 45 68 16.8  
  Averages flat light none 10 10 35 45 68 16.8
With the 276-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe fuel economy has been averaging 16.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Hyundai Santa Fes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (35 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 0 90 0 10 70 20.0
2003 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 0 90 0 10 70 20.0  
  Averages flat light light 0 90 0 10 70 20.0
With the 185-horsepower 2.7L V6 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe has been averaging 20.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Hyundai Santa Fes in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (10 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 15 45 25 15 65 18.7
  mtns light none 0 0 35 65 65 22.9
2003 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light none 8 23 30 40 65 20.8  
  Averages hills light none 8 23 30 40 65 20.8
With the 175-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe gas mileage has been averaging 20.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Hyundai Santa Fes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (23 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 0 80 0 20 80 18.2
  flat med none 2 5 10 83 68 21.4
2002 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 1 43 5 52 74 19.8  
  Averages flat med light 1 43 5 52 74 19.8
With the 185-horsepower 2.7L V6 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe fuel economy has been averaging 19.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Hyundai Santa Fes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (43 percent), in the suburbs (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 5 10 75 65 20.7
  flat med hvy 25 10 30 35 70 23.3
  flat med hvy 18 0 55 27 60 19.0
2002 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 18 5 32 46 65 21.0  
  Averages flat med hvy 18 5 32 46 65 21.0
With the 175-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe has been averaging 21.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Hyundai Santa Fes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 46 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (32 percent), in heavy traffic (18 percent), and in the city (5 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.

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