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Used 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe for Sale

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About the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe

Vehicle Summary

When you need a ride that goes from city streets to backroads, the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe is a midsize crossover SUV that answers the call for singles, couples and families. Available in a range of sizes from the five-seat sport to six or seven seats in the higher trim levels, its adaptability makes it easy to use in a wide range of circumstances, whether you're heading for a weekend of camping or a jaunt across town.

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Q: What fuel economy does the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe get?

A: Though some midsize crossover SUVs have poor fuel efficiency, the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe has fuel efficiencies ranging from average to good for its class. Available in several different configurations, the Santa Fe has a range of fuel efficiencies depending on how it's equipped, from the 2.0L inline-four front-wheel drive version's EPA estimate of 19 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 25 mpg combined to the Ultimate trim all-wheel drive with the 3.3L V6 engine with an EPA estimate of 17 mpg city, 22 mpg highway and 21 mpg combined.1

Q: How many people can the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe seat?

A: The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe has a range of options for seating, from the five-passenger Sport trim to the seven-passenger SE. The Sport trim removes the available third-row, while the SE and SE Ultimate adds a two-passenger third-row 50/50 split flat fold seat and the Limited trim changes out the bench seat in the second row for a pair of captain's chairs, losing one passenger seat in the process.

Q: How much can the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe haul?

A: When properly equipped, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe can tow up to 5,000 pounds, with the exception of the Sport trim, which can tow up to 3,500 pounds.2 If you prefer to get around without a trailer, the Santa Fe Sport has 35.4 cubic feet behind the second seat and 71.5 cubic feet of cargo space, while the other trims feature 13.5 cubic feet behind the third seat, 40.9 cubic feet behind the second seat with the rear seat folded flat and 80 cubic feet of cargo space when the second- and third-row seats are folded flat.

Q: How is the Sport trim different than the other 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe trims?

A: The Sport trim is unique in the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe, in that it has a shorter wheelbase at 106.3 inches versus 110.2 inches for the other trims, and a choice of a 2.0L inline-four twin-scroll turbo engine generating 265 hp or 2.4L inline-four engine capable of generating 190 hp to improve fuel economy over the other trims' V6 engines. The Sport is also a little over eight inches shorter compared to the other Santa Fe trims. 

Q: What are some popular features in the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe?

A: For its model year, the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe has a lot of technology and thoughtful features that make it a popular ride. When Hyundai's available Blue Link® is active, you have available remote start, a car-finder feature and can set limitation alerts on your vehicles.3, 4 Driver-selectable steering allows you to select comfort, normal or sport settings to match your driving style. The hands-free smart liftgate simply requires you to stand near the rear of the vehicle, with the ability to stop it at a range of specific heights.

1Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See

2Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.

3Activation with subscription required.

4Remote start functionality may require the purchase of a subscription plan and/or a compatible device like a smart phone. See the owner’s manual or manufacturer website for more information.

Generation Overview

The redesigned Hyundai Santa Fe was revealed in the 2013 model year at the 2012 New York International Auto Show. The midsize crossover was released with two different wheelbase lengths, with the longer wheelbase having a unique grille design and dual exhaust. With standard front-wheel drive and available all-wheel drive as well as a range of inline-four and V6 engine options, the model's new generation was offered in the shorter Sport wheelbase with a choice of two different engines while the longer wheelbase was initially offered with two different trims.

Reviews for 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe

Overall Rating

3.8 out of 5 (6 reviews)

Love my car!

I'm loving the 3rd row seating, the cockpit is much more comfortable than my 2019. I was hit by a drunk driver and my 2019 Santa Fe was totaled. I knew I wanted another one. Seen it online,reserved it and loved it.


  • Value: Style, comfort.

- Patty Hanson, 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe

Carmax purchase, was leased.

Seats 5, fold down row for dog and cargo. ROOMY. Ignition is slow to start, but solid when starts.


  • Interior Space: Roomy
  • Cargo Space: Seats 2, with folded dow seats.
  • Value: No GPS keeps cost down.


  • Seat Comfort: Doesn't raise or lower, no seat heater

- Ian Watson, 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe

4 Stars!

Hyundai has many safety options that makes it a attractive auto to purchase.


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- Nathan Dickson, 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe

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