2010 Hyundai Santa Fe  RealSafeCars73Safety Rating

#32 of 2010 SUVs

#73 of all 2010 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe
The Santa Fe, a mainstay of Hyundai's lineup since 2001, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2018. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. Hyundai offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe is below average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe has a score of 73, implying a 0.051% chance of driver death (4.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0506% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.7805%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0506% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.7805% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe is 6% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe is 21% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8464Nissan RogueMitsubishi OutlanderMazda TributeMercury MarinerChevrolet EquinoxSubaru ForesterHonda CR-VSubaru OutbackMazda CX-7Hyundai Santa FeGMC TerrainToyota RAV4Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 84. The 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe is safer than the 2010 Nissan Rogue, the 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander, the 2010 Mazda Tribute, the 2010 Mercury Mariner, and the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox and less safe than the 2010 Subaru Outback and the 2010 Honda CR-V. It is about as safe as the 2010 Toyota RAV4 and the 2010 GMC Terrain.

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