2018 Hyundai Santa Fe  RealSafeCars77Safety Rating

#39 of 2018 SUVs

#83 of all 2018 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. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Hyundai offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe is 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 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe has a score of 77, implying a 0.046% chance of driver death (4.1% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.04%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.5%.

We estimate that the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0461% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.2667%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0461% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.2667% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe is 4% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe is 10% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9670Nissan MuranoHyundai Santa FeFord FlexToyota 4RunnerFord ExplorerJeep Grand CherokeeToyota HighlanderHonda PilotVolkswagen AtlasGMC AcadiaKia SorentoKia SedonaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 70 to 96. The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe is less safe than the 2018 Toyota 4Runner, the 2018 Ford Explorer, the 2018 Kia Sedona, the 2018 Kia Sorento, the 2018 GMC Acadia, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, the 2018 Honda Pilot, the 2018 Toyota Highlander, and the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It is about as safe as the 2018 Ford Flex.

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