There's no doubting that the third-generation Hyundai Santa Fe looks and feels much higher quality than its predecessor. More stylish outside with a much-improved interior, the jump in quality comes with a price increase to match, unfortunately – a hike that impacts on Hyundai's reputation for value for money more than any car it's released before. It only comes with a 2.2-litre CRDi diesel engine, with all but the base model coming with four-wheel-drive as standard. You can choose between manual or automatic gearboxes across the whole range. You can also get the Santa Fe with seven seats, which would be a greater selling point if the extra row of seats weren’t so difficult to access or felt quite so claustrophobic thanks to the tiny back windows. As for that price hike, the Santa Fe now sits in the same bracket as the Honda CR-V and Land Rover Freelander 2, which pushes the large SUV increasingly upmarket. However, you do get Hyundai's excellent five-year warranty, as well as good handling, generous dimensions and a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating, too.