2015 Hyundai Santa Fe  RealSafeCars66Safety Rating

#56 of 2015 SUVs

#144 of all 2015 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe
The Santa Fe, part of Hyundai's lineup since 2001, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the Santa Fe packs some oomph. The Santa Fe has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2018. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Hyundai offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe is somewhat unsafe 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 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe has a score of 66, implying a 0.06% chance of driver death (5.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0599% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.8418%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0599% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.8418% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe is 25% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe is 43% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9958Hyundai Santa FeNissan MuranoBuick LaCrosseKia SorentoNissan PathfinderFord FlexJeep Grand CherokeeVolvo XC60Toyota HighlanderHonda PilotToyota VenzaToyota 4RunnerComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 58 to 99. The 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe is less safe than the 2015 Nissan Murano, the 2015 Buick LaCrosse, the 2015 Kia Sorento, the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder, the 2015 Ford Flex, the 2015 Toyota 4Runner, the 2015 Toyota Venza, the 2015 Honda Pilot, the 2015 Toyota Highlander, the 2015 Volvo XC60, and the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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