The Santa Fe is Hyundai’s new flagship seven-seat SUV. Bigger than the old car, it has a roomy, practical interior. Towing-friendly features such as self-levelling suspension and Trailer Stability Assist are standard.

There’s just one engine, a development of the 2.2-litre diesel that powered the old model. It has 197bhp and 325lb ft of torque, so it should have enough poke to handle any sensibly matched caravan. Buyers can choose two- or four-wheel drive, and manual or automatic. We tested the 4×4 automatic in high-spec Premium SE trim. 

So what are we looking for? The Santa Fe is now pricier, vying with upmarket rivals. Will its spacious cabin, driver aids and towing ability justify its premium price tag?