2016 Hyundai Santa Fe  RealSafeCars66Safety Rating

#55 of 2016 SUVs

#145 of all 2016 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. The Hyundai Santa Fe has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. The Santa Fe has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2018. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). Hyundai offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2016 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 2016 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 2016 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 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe is 25% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe is 43% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9958Hyundai Santa FeHyundai AzeraNissan MuranoBuick LaCrosseINFINITI QX50Toyota 4RunnerJeep Grand CherokeeDodge DurangoHonda PilotToyota HighlanderKia SorentoKia SedonaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 58 to 99. The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe is less safe than the 2016 Hyundai Azera, the 2016 Nissan Murano, the 2016 Buick LaCrosse, the 2016 INFINITI QX50, the 2016 Toyota 4Runner, the 2016 Kia Sedona, the 2016 Kia Sorento, the 2016 Toyota Highlander, the 2016 Honda Pilot, the 2016 Dodge Durango, and the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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