4. 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe
The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe is available in either a two- or three-row seating configuration. Both the Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Sport feature spicy engine options and intuitive dashboard controls. The Sport comes equipped with a standard four-cylinder engine. Reviewers of this midsize SUV report that the engine appears to have sufficient power, although the optional turbocharged four-cylinder is more responsive. The three-row model has a standard V6 engine with strong and dependable acceleration. All models of the 2016 Santa Fe come with a six-speed automatic transmission.
The base Sport model has an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 20/27 mpg city/highway, a low figure for the class. The three-row model gets 18/25 mpg, which is a typical mileage for a vehicle of this size. The ride of the Sport is generally uneventful, although the three-row model can be a little bumpy to passengers in the back seats. Although critics have commented on the lack of responsive steering, they praise the smooth braking action and the composed handling of this SUV.