If you can't beat them, join them? Better yet, embrace it and try your best to make the best affordable SUV. With a growing list of car and truck offerings in 2018 and 2019 choosing the right one becomes more difficult. Mazda, Honda, Chevy, Ford, and your Grandma are engaged in a fight for customer's income. Now it's time to find out if the new Hyundai is worth your money.

Outro Music: Alan Fowler Music

Index:
00:00 - 00:46 Intro
00:46 - 4:30 Interior Pros
4:30 - 6:26 Interior Cons
6:26 - 7:50 Interior Tech
7:50 - 8:36 Interior Comfort
8:36 - 9:30 Cargo
9:30 - 13:50 Driving Impressions
13:50 Final Thoughts

Comments

    • Fermin Romero III
      Fermin Romero III

      My RAV lease is up in February. If I switch my wife over to this, we'll have a Genesis, Santa Fe, and Elantra in the driveway thanks to your channel. 👍

      The check is in the mail. Thanks for all that you put into these. Happy New Year.

      about 4 months ago
    • Darren Prest
      Darren Prest In reply to Fermin Romero III

      +godfatherNYC Gross

      about 22 days ago
    • Thomas Lage
      Thomas Lage In reply to Fermin Romero III

      ​+godfatherNYC, just a sarcastic remark, so please don't get offended. But how can a unit of distance become a superlative?

      about 26 days ago
    • Hairy Names
      Hairy Names In reply to Fermin Romero III

      +Jaanfo most people are concerned about image and status.

      about 1 month ago
    • eosster 1
      eosster 1 In reply to Fermin Romero III

      randomrazr Yes, the rides was very smooth. Cabin noise was very low and bump handling was very nice. Steering wheel felt much better in sport mode! Overall Hyundai did great job! They just have more stuff for the money!

      about 2 months ago
    • randomrazr
      randomrazr In reply to Fermin Romero III

      +eosster 1 rav 4 , looks, but u found santfe rides better? like softer and quiter?

      about 2 months ago
    • Sergio Cadavid
      Sergio Cadavid

      I respectfully disagree with the infotainment system

      about 3 days ago
    • Bextar636
      Bextar636

      I own the 2.4 SEL model and luv it, X-Lent for every day driving. Don't need or want all the X-tras. $26k cash buys an outstanding SUV …….test drive one to see for yourself.

      about 5 days ago
    • raysup
      raysup

      That intro music is a lot more amazing than it should be for a Hyundai.

      about 7 days ago
    • Francisco Matos
      Francisco Matos

      That center screen looks cheap.

      about 7 days ago
    • Senthil S
      Senthil S

      Please review Kia sportage and how it compares to this

      about 27 days ago
    • Edu Villacis
      Edu Villacis

      Did they use the “Etch Sketch” design as infotainment screen..? 👀

      about 1 month ago
    • Griff
      Griff

      I have a feeling they did the large screen bezels on purpose, all of their newest cars have larger screens. Maybe they knew they were going to add it to this vehicle in the next model year but didn't have the hardware yet, and made the bezel larger so it wouldn't have to be redesigned when they added those larger screens. Just speculation at this point.

      about 1 month ago
    • Ronnie King
      Ronnie King

      Bought the 2.4 Ultimate about two months ago and absolutely love it. I actually look forward to driving it. Drives smooth, quiet and comfortable. It's not a speed demon but has plenty of power for me. Lots of room and nice features. Great sound system. So far averaging 26 MPG combined in LA Traffic so not too bad. Purchased after lots of research including viewing this and other video reviews. Couldn't be happier so far!

      about 1 month ago
    • Kuldip Singh
      Kuldip Singh

      Infotainment system so cheap looking, it ruins the whole quality feel of the car.

      about 1 month ago
    • Mega tron
      Mega tron

      Toyota and Honda better step up their game. They can't rely on their "reliability" for good sales anymore. Good job Hyndai and Kia. They basically brought some soul and character to vehicles of this segment, and their quality is much better.

      about 1 month ago
    • BlueTaurianBull
      BlueTaurianBull

      omplaint I MADE??? WHO THE FUCK ARE YOU TO Hyundai??? just another automobile journalist... 1 among millions...

      about 1 month ago
    • savagegeese
      savagegeese In reply to BlueTaurianBull

      Believe it or not product planners listen to owners and journalists for making changes to products. In fact I was in a closed group 4 years ago Hyundai had for just for this reason. Over 40% of the changes we recommended made it to production during refresh and I have all the documents to prove it. So fuck off long story short.

      about 1 month ago
    • Freddie Slaughter
      Freddie Slaughter

      I like a V6 in a SUV

      about 1 month ago
    • Adam Hinckley
      Adam Hinckley

      5:00 I didn't take you for a Billie Ellish man.

      about 1 month ago
    • Erik Hertzer
      Erik Hertzer

      I believe the German engineers/ stylist’s hired from BMW and Audi are responsible for Hyundai/Kia’s quality and style revolution in recent years, from what I read...

      about 1 month ago
    • CryptoSkillz
      CryptoSkillz

      Headlights are Soo ugly

      about 1 month ago
    • Jake Stoler
      Jake Stoler

      Thus or a crv?

      about 1 month ago
    • Bextar636
      Bextar636 In reply to Jake Stoler

      This !!

      about 5 days ago
    • m-a guertin
      m-a guertin

      Does Anyone knows what camera he use? Btw, new sub here :)

      about 1 month ago
    • motorstock10
      motorstock10

      Totally agree. I bought the 2.0T ultimate also in Canada, and honestly, there are only some cons, but when I remember how much I'm paying per month if I compare with competitors or even with premium brands with similar toys but without premium badge, I think Hyundai did their homework, putting the things at the right price. 2 years back, I would not even give a chance to drive or buy a Hyundai.

      I did lot of reseach prior to put the signature down last August, and based on the information given by Savage Geese I took the decision, even prior August 2018 and have any review available for NA. I trusted Australian reviews on this vehicle, where this puppy was available before than Canada.

      Things to complain, or actually to improve for Hyundai?, The engine is a little thirsty, but at least they are not lying about the km in per liter. (My old beloved 2015 GTI said 40km to the end of the tank, and 5 km after it was stating 20km were remaining). On the other hand, change of oil every 6000 km while in my old VW I had only to come to the dealer every 15K or 16K. I don't know why Hyundai doesn't use synthetic oils on their engines. At the end we are paying for them
      ? I prefer just one visit in a year than 2 or more in the same period of time

      Things more related to usability
      :


      The same sensor is used to lock or open the doors, so you are not totally sure if you car is open or closed when you're leaving. Additionally, I need to let all the passengers doors to be closed prior to be able to have the vehicle locked, which is annoying, because you need to come back always to the door after helping others to get out, to be able to lock the car.


      The automatic trunk opening thing opens the door after four seconds. It happens to me this puppy sleeps in a normal garage and every time i go around the car, even for other reason different than to start the car, I need to do it in a period of time shorter than 4 seconds otherwise trunk door will open and hit the garage door or myself, so I always need to let the car unlocked overnight to avoid anyone with keys in the pocket going around the vehicle to prevent such unintentional trunk opening. The 4 seconds should always start to count when you stand right in front of your trunk but not from the rear sides near the wheels


      The GPS is totally usefulness to find any chain of grocery and stores here in Quebec. All the available in the GPS seem to be US related
      .


      Where is my 120 power outlet I do see in the ultimate in Australia, Russia and US? Sometimes, for work I need to connect my laptop, and I was hoping to find it similar to other latitudes

      Even all these cons I have found, probably I'm so picky, I love several features like the HID and the Active LKA, Front and Rear lights. I find this to be a really good vehicle. I'm glad i did and bought this Santa fe last year this car, being the first unit sold at the dealer, and it seems based on this entry, i'm glad it seems i did a good choice.

      about 1 month ago
    • motorstock10
      motorstock10 In reply to motorstock10

      And they put aluminum but not fake metal in the dashboard

      about 1 month ago
    • LGwasherFan
      LGwasherFan

      16:39 *cough cough* Honda Passport *cough cough*

      about 2 months ago
    • LGwasherFan
      LGwasherFan

      You and Alex on Autos probably have the best dead-pan humor in the automotive journalist industry.

      about 2 months ago
    • MrMartena56
      MrMartena56

      This dude should have 1 million+ subs, his car reviews are by far and away, the best on Youtube. He needs to be doing reviews every single week.

      about 2 months ago
    • Liam Gray
      Liam Gray

      Thanks for putting out the highest quality review videos on Youtube. You actually understand pacing, editing, and scripting. Your average Demuro or Hoovie video could be cut down to 2-3 minutes and be fine. You actually know how to fill out a 15-20 minute show without a lot of useless yammering. Great stuff.

      about 2 months ago
    • Prakasit Srichoom
      Prakasit Srichoom

      Santa Fee :)

      about 2 months ago
    • philglassfan
      philglassfan

      Does this catch on fire like other Hyundai's and Kia's? LMAO

      about 2 months ago
    • Chris Guzman
      Chris Guzman

      I've driven one and I'm incredibly impressed by this vehicle.

      about 2 months ago
    • Mexifinn
      Mexifinn

      So, I wasn't going to watch this until we got one as a rental. It was a 2.4 FWD model - pretty base I'm guessing. Was a pretty nice ride and we did a 6 hour drive in it. Nobody complained, but I didn't have a chance to test the sound system since our kid made us listen to Harry Potter audiobooks for the whole drive.... but I digress. I was pleasantly surprised. Got about 27MPG over the whole drive.

      about 2 months ago
    • Mexifinn
      Mexifinn

      8:33 - demo fail. I love it!

      about 2 months ago
    • Orlino Jr. Llauderes
      Orlino Jr. Llauderes

      The plastic back of the front seats

      about 2 months ago
    • Seán O'Nilbud
      Seán O'Nilbud

      Are their pipes straight?

      about 2 months ago