2001 Hyundai Santa Fe Road Test
This year's most improved player award has to go to Hyundai. The superb new Elantra is one of the most impressive in its hotly contested class, as is the best luxury value XG 300. While all expected Hyundai to add an SUV to its expanding model line-up, I didn't expect anything like the Santa Fe. Fortunately I was pleasantly surprised. It's big. Inside and out, the new Santa Fe dwarfs other 'cute-utes', comparing closer to midsize SUVs such as Toyota's new Highlander. A whopping 2860-liters of passenger space, incorporating ample leg and headroom, allow five adults to travel in comfort.