2004 HYUNDAI SANTA FE

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218,125 Miles
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Vehicle Details

Mileage: 218125
Body Style: Sport Utility
Trim Level: 2WD 3.5L
Doors: Four Door
Transmission: 5 Speed Shiftable Automatic
Engine Type: 6 Cylinder
Drive Train: FWD
Fuel: GAS
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC

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Addys Harbor Dodge means business! SUV buying made easy! This fantastic-looking 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe is the rare family vehicle you have been searching for. Affordable does not have to mean bare bones. It has just about every option you could desire. J.D. Power and Associates gave the 2004 Santa Fe 4.5 out of 5 Power Circles for Overall Initial Quality. CERTAIN VEHICLES MAY HAVE OPEN VEHICLES HAVE OPEN SAFETY RECALLS .CHECK SAFECAR.GOV.


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Great experience!

5
Jamesh1 on 11/27/2016

Customer Service: 5.0 Quality Of Work: 5.0 Friendliness: 5.0 Pricing: 5.0 Overall Experience: 5.0

Great experience Ron Jim and Laura were very professional! Go to Addys if want professional people who want to help you! Best dealership i have ever been to hands down

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.6
  Based on 437 reviews

Still strong

4
Jay on 04/12/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 2 Value Rating: 2

I cannot really give a long term review as I have had the same 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe since new and I only have 77 thousand miles on it. I live on Oahu so travel is short no matter where you go. I commute 16 miles a day and have every day since I owned it. I did replace the power steering pump that seems to be a Hyundai problem that is fairly common, serpentine belt which is just good maintenance and proper oil and fluid changes to transmission, power steering and brakes and cooling. The cabin has one flaw, the plastic dash and various parts chirp from bad fits and lack of insulation. Always has been that way. Other than that, I keep it covered both at home in a car port and in an underground garage and always have, perhaps that is why I have no paint issues at all. I hand wash it and always have since Oahu has no public spray wash booths, this seems to have given the paint a long lease on life. The only real issue is that it is realiable enough to get bored with it after so many years.

160,000 miles and going strong

5
A. Non on 11/25/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

This is the first car I have owned since brand new that has even come close to having over 150,000 miles on it and still runs. To date, other than preventative maintenance and normal wear and tear, I've had the following problems: At 40k miles, a torn CV joint boot (warranty repair); At 60k miles the timing belt required replacement per scheduled maintenance ($600 @ dealership, including water pump and belt tensioner as precautionary replacements); At 130k miles replaced the timing belt, water pump and tensioner again a little late to schedule ($300 by family mechanic); At 152,000 miles the switch for the cruise control broke ($30 / 15 minute repair by myself); At 155,000 miles the alternator war replaced (2 hours, $275 parts/labor at a local shop). When you think about it, the alternator was really wear and tear as they do not last forever. And that's it. 160k miles and about $300 worth of repairs, $30 if you exclude the alternator. I maintain it religiously and take care of little things before they become big things. We've gotten our money's worth from this vehicle and then some. We don't off-road it or mistreat it, but it is not pampered by any means.

LOVE GROWN COLD

2
Linda L. Evans on 07/28/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 2

Oh the tears I have shed. I have owned two of these vehicles. One was 3.4 v6 and the one I have now is 2.7 v6. I truly loved this car enough to purchase my second one. I didn't drive my first one but for 30,000 miles. It had 67,000 miles on it when I traded it in. I have been very happy with the vehicle and would have purchased a third one had I not lost my career employment. I drove over 1,000 miles per week so went through 100,000 mile warranty in two years or so. It has been a mechanically sound vehicle until the latter years. I have experienced power steering going out, while driving in the rain, and no one can find why it does that. Now I can't use the hand operated door open and lock because it triggers something to do with the parking lights or signal lights not sure which, coming on and won't go off. I can hear a ticking sound like the signal lights. When this happens and I do not realize it the car is dead the next morning and I have to jump it. Plus the automatic lock feature is not a good idea. The seats are not that good. They were hard when I bought the car new and they are hard now 11 years later. Now the paint is peeling off on the hood and the clear coat is coming off in other places causing the paint to peel. On the hood the paint was peeled by a hard rain, not hail, but rain. It peeled on the hood on each side and in the same place on each side. Strange to say the least. The clear coat had not come off on the hood but paint still peeled. I have persuaded a few friends to purchase this car because of its performance which I can say is the best on the highway. But now that they have seen how my paint has done they are reconsidering. This was to be my last car because now I am old and unemployed and can't purchase another car. I was so proud of the one I have now because I took care of it. It still looked in appearance nice enough, but now is an atrocity from the paint peeling. I could cry a lot over this. Now the vehicle I once loved has turned cold like the car. T

2004 hyundai Sante Fe paint problems

4.4
lorie920 on 09/14/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought it new in 2004. It has plenty of room for passengers and plenty of cargo room. The car has great power on take off. The biggest issue I have is they use bad paint. These hyundai's are peeling and fading. This in itself is why I won't buy the new 2013 Hyundai Sante Fe.

Nine years and 150,000 miles later.....

3
cshaw22 on 09/04/2013

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I bought my Santa Fe new in 2004. After 150,000 miles, it has spent more time broken than any car I have ever owned. Since new we have replaced the crank sensor 6 times, the throw-out bearing grenaded taking the clutch with it, the radiator disintegrated, the cat converter burned out, the power steering pump shaft broke, etc,etc. The tranny has been solid as many times I was able to restart by downshifting and popping the clutch which made the tranny scream but got me to the house. I bought an extended warranty which paid for itself many times over. It rides and drives great but breaks down too often. No longer my daily driver, but still my beater as it hauls a lot of stuff, when it runs.

Reliable, trouble free so far!

4.9
madmaxooohhh on 02/04/2013

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just turned 95,000 miles on my 2004 Santa Fe. No problems so far except normal maintenance: windshield wiper blades every 2 years, tires every 4 years-usually worn out by then, change oil every 6 months or 6-7000 miles for conventional or 7-10000 miles on synthetic. I changed the transmission oil twice (drain and fill) at 40k miles, and again at 80k miles). Oh, I changed both front bulbs after one of the bulbs burned out at around 70k miles. Replaced front and rear brakes and rotors at 85k miles. I will do the timing belt sometime soon. No problems! Best car I have owned so far.

What A Lemon!!!!!! I will never own another Hyundai

1.3
kylemack on 11/07/2012

Performance: 1 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

I have had 3 transmissions replaced, timing belt, power window motors replaces... and not to mention all the cheap little plastic parts braking and cheap chrome pealing off. Not only does this tin can want to make me never own another hyundia agian but makes me want to just ride a bike. OH And The Side airbag went off while i was driving down the road, no accident or anything. I called hyundai and they said it would all be out of my pocket to fix and that I should call my insurance and insurance said they cant do anything about it because there was no accident. Hyundai support was a bunch of run arounds and not helpful at all. I will never buy another Hyundai. What a money pit!

I miss my santa fe

4.4
johnpa2006 on 08/10/2012

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Built solid, I loved my Santa Fe. engine purred like a kitten from mile zero all the way up to 142000 miles when I traded it in. Bought in 2004, traded in 2008 I still regret trading it in to this day. So many practical use reasons to own a Santa Fe.

Love the car - but now it's a beater...

3.9
leftoverchef on 07/25/2012

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Well, I've had the car since brand new and have loved it. I haven't been too punctual with the routine maintenance (oil changes, etc.) and the car still has performed well (until recently, but more on that later). I made it to 100k miles on the original clutch - which is a record for me. I didn't even replace the timing belt until 110k miles! The only problem I really have had with it has been a faulty clutch pedal sensor when we bought it - and a crank-shaft position sensor that died just before i replaced the timing belt. That said - recently the Catalytic converter broke and the Exhaust manifold cracked - a $2600 repair - but my son will pay that to buy it from me instead!

Chirp has always served me well!

4.4
catt33 on 07/15/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Yes, I named my Santa Fe "Chirp". It has been a great vehicle. I bought it used in 06 and until this year, only needed routine maintenance (Crank Shaft Sensor went out in March). I just rolled over to 90,000 miles last week and I am looking forward to many more miles with Chirp!

Sensor Issues

4.3
incubritt2010 on 06/27/2011

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

I got my Santa Fe with 68,000, and after 4 other lemons before that, I figured this car would be my knight in shining armor. So, naturally, the transmission went out 6 months after I bought it. Now a year and half later, it just wouldn't start one day. Long story short, I've now replaced the Mass Airflow Sensor, the Coolant Temperature Sensor, and low and behold, this morning I went to start it and its running crappy still and trying to die on me, obviously not trustworthy. The mechanics are stumped, and so am I. If this happens to you, the code reads, "Fuel temp sensor", get ready for a domino effect of electrical problems that mechanics won't be able to pinpoint.

Best car I've ever had

4.8
Bruce on 08/18/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My six year old Santa Fe has 150,000 miles on it and it still has the original BF Goodrich tires on it, original front brakes. I replaced the rear pads and rotors in March 2010. I have always used synthetic oil and have had no problems with the engine at all. Average 22 MPG. I have had two problems. I have replaced the headlight and fog light bulbs four or five times, and the car has developed a short in the electronic odometer. Otherwise, I have had no problems with this car and have spent next to nothing on it.

Dead car in middle of freeway

2.1
woman on 06/18/2010

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

A few days ago my car lost all power while driving on the freeway at night. The car has been acting up now for about 5 months, maybe more. while driving, sometimes, with my foot on the accelerator the car looses all RPM then after about three seconds it comes back to normal. It happens all over, on the freeway to neighborhoods at 10 miles an hour. But A few days ago at night the car did its no RPM thing then died. all lights turned on. And now, two mechanics shops cannot tell what is wrong with it. (one had a reading about transmission) but then the transmission place can't get the same reading.

Best Car ever owned

5
Westpalmer on 06/02/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

When I mentioned Hyundai to some guys I get the rolling eyes and the standard remarks, cheap, non performing, low ratings etc. I bought my Santa Fe new after much fighting with my hubby who wanted me to buy anything but that. Well, my car has a 155,000 miles and other than regular oil changes and scheduled maintenance (which I performed faithfully at the dealership), the only out of warranty repair I had was a new battery at 101,000 miles and a broken power steering container at 107,000 miles. It's a perfect vehicle for busy families. It's comfortable in the front and back and the back holds plenty of luggage and supplies. The money I saved was used on vacations with my family!

A Great Vehicle

4.5
HyScott on 03/27/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I do owe this car a hand. It has been a really great economical and reliable car. We have always had either European luxury cars or GM SUVs so this car had a lot against it to impress me. This was my first car and definitely not my last Hyundai. They handle VERY well and are extremely easy to drive and operate. The interior is bland but has some accents that set it above GM and Toyota. All of the V6 Santas have leather wrapped steering wheels and gear selectors, many other marks don’t. The sound system is surprisingly good and will blow away any base system on other marks. The manual mode on the transmission is GREAT, and I love how they went the extra mile on it.

My Santa Fe

4.6
Liz on 03/17/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my Santa Fe for (4) years and overall it has been a good experience. The vehicle has been reliable with no major maintenance work required. It is fun to drive and just as stylish as some of the more expensive SUV's on the road. My ownership experience was always very good when I dealt with Arnold Hyundai never had a problem. I went to Suburban Hyundai in Troy, MI after Arnold Hyundai moved far from my home. I do not like that dealership, so back to Arnold (Victory) Hyundai I go!

6 Year report

4.6
Kadaro on 01/11/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love the car @ 125K miles. only history to report is Velocity sensor gear failed, P/S pump and lines fail/rust prematurely. Almost impossible to replace P/S pump yourself. Must use hyundai oil filter or you will have engine knock after sitting overnight. Window antenna is garbage on 2004, improved at 2005.

2004 Hyundai sante fe

4.8
guccigirl on 01/06/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Everyones reviews about new cars, guess what, mine has 165 thou miles, never had a problem! LOVE LOVE LOVE MY HYUNDAI! Fabulous stereo! Only complaints, wish it had better gas mileage, have to change transmission fluid every 30 thou miles. I really love this car. will drive it to death, it also really holds its value!

My Hyundai Nightmare

2
Ed K on 10/28/2009

Performance: 1 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I've owned 2 Santa Fe's (2001 & 2004). Both had engine failures and had to have their small blocks replaced at around 60,000 miles. Both failed on the freeway. Both had all their regularly scheduled maintenance performed by the book. These 2 freeway failures placed me in very serious safety conditions. The 2004 failed at night in the middle of the Arizona Desert- I was driving at 70 mph when the engine lost power & made a terrible noise. I end up getting towed over 150 miles to Hyundai Dealer. Small block failed (60,068 miles – 68 miles past the warranty). Hyundai initially refused to pay for the repair; but, after a tremendous amount of effort on my part; they finally cover 30%

2004 Base Santa Fe

4.6
SanDiegoRN on 08/25/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought the base, manual, without a lot of bells and whistles because I wanted a manual, not an automatic. My gas mileage is probably better because of this varying from 24-28 mpg depending on how much city driving I do. On trips hwy mileage can even approach 30 mpg. I had a problem with the check engine light for the first couple of years d/t accelerator sensor position problems, but o/w very reliable. Just had to have the crankshaft sensor (and accelerator sensor) replaced as it caused the vehicle to quit completely, but overall I am very, very happy with it. Scratches do tend to occur in parking lots. Very comfortable and I want to keep this till it stops running completely.

Disappointed

2.4
Disappointed on 05/23/2009

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I have had this car for 18 months, having bought it used with 20,500 miles on it.It now has 49,000 miles and I just picked it up from the dealership from having the transmission replaced. The check engine light, is always on, and it didn't fail me today, 8 miles from the dealership (where they also fixed a vacuum problem to correct the CEL), it was on again. I had high hopes for this car, but after being in the dealership at least 8 times in 18 months (CEL and tranny issues), I no longer have any hopes for it. Although I love the style and size, it gets fairly decent gas mileage and it rides nice, those things just do not make up for the mechanical problems and being w/o my car.

Tried and true friend!

4.4
Lisa on 05/18/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned my car four years, 25,000 miles. It has always been reliable, never one problem. I was in an accident two years ago and had the front-end rebuilt. I anticipated problems, and still nothing! I traded cars for a day recently, and I really missed my sweet little Santa Fe! I do mostly city driving, but did take a road trip (10 hours each way) to the desert. She was a stellar off-road performer.

2004 Hyundai Santa Fe

4.4
ANDREW on 11/04/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife and I love this vehicle. Great value for the money. We got it new from factory only 6 miles on it. Great for traveling and long trips. We have auto transmission, as well as the space is great especially for a man who is bigger like me. It has some pep for a 4 cyl and gas mi is about what I'd expect. It even comes with a 1st aid kit and full size spare is great. I get regular oil changes and have not had one major issue except for the common ones.. Tires, brakes etc. Would not trade my vehicle in for anything. Got extended warranty (value?) for 7/100.

Lived to tell about it!!!

5
Jana on 10/09/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Recently my daughter and I were in an accident with my 2004 Santa Fe which I was the driver my daughter the passenger. 3 vehicles were involved all of which were totaled off. The driver of the vehicle which hit us lost control and landed on my Santa Fe and rolled off, literally tearing open the drivers side and pushing us into another vehicle which stopped us from rolling into traffic.The accident reconstruction police team visited us at the hospital at which time they told us that had we been in any other vehicle the chances of the accident being fatal would have been much higher as the Santa Fe is designed to crumble around us in an accident and has the best accident ratings.Thank you Hyundai!

Problems with Blower Control Knob

3.3
Chris K on 09/26/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

I actually like my 2004 Santa Fe which I purchased new back in May of 2004. I have a problem that I cannot resolve. Each year I have a problem with my blower control knob. The blower starts to run only on one level and eventually stops altogether. It has cost me several hundred dollars each time I have had this fixed only to be back in the same situation the next year. Right now I have been only able to use my heat or A/C on high because it won't work on any other level. Thanks, TOO HOT OR TOO COLD

i love my sante fe

5
pboggs on 05/04/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am very pleased with every aspect of my santa fe, it is comfortable, and i feel safe while driving it. It handles wonderful on mountain roads, snow conditions and wet roads. It may only be 2wd but the design and ground clearance have made it the perfect crossover. Fuel economy well 270 miles on 1/4 tank of gas, need i say more? It is perfect for the wife if she wants to keep her tall husband in his own truck.

Second Hyundai

4.8
Honestman on 04/18/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had a 2000 sonata it was great but this Santa Fe has been perfect from the day we bought it. Love this truck.

Impressive Hyundai

4.1
rondo on 04/13/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

It made sense to buy a Santa Fe. Gas mileage was ok, there were alot of options for a low price and warranty was better then most other similar vehicles. The 3.5 engine is zippy and has alot of passing and towing power. Smooth ride and great acceleration. The full time AWD is great but I've noticed the traction control operates roughly during acceleration from stop on a slippery road. I really like the seats and the driving position, which makes a 5+ hour drive more tolerable. After 75000 miles, the car hasn't had any problems and still drives like new.

Love my Santa Fe

4.9
dombrolo on 03/01/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought this SUV after our Aztec & S10 got flooded in Hurricane Wilma. We had to find something quickly and the supply down here in the Keys was very limited as all the dealers lost all their stock also. About a week and half after the hurricane, I was driving past Niles in my rented car and saw this Santa Fe on their lot. It had been shipped in from a sister dealer in Tallahassee. I always had wanted a Santa Fe, I love that is wasn't boxy like most SUVs, and it was exactly the color that I had wanted. We test drove it that evening and were able to keep it overnight. We bought it the next morning and have never had any regrets. I get about 22-23 mpg which is great for SUVs. I love it!

04 Santa Fe review

4.8
Cyril on 12/02/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The most practical vehicle I ever owned. The first vehicle I had that didn't burn any oil. The 3.5L engine performance is great. Rides like a luxury car. Problems so far have been minor. Has lots of neat storage compartments. A nerds dream.

A Great Car

5
Jeff Martinez on 11/11/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This has been an awesome vehicle. Very Dependable. Very trip friendly!

Hyundai doesn't mean crappy anymore....

4.9
Brian Bolan on 11/02/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Took a gamble, and bought the Sante Fe, after doing alot of research. I was leery knowing Hyundai's past. I was surprised at the level of quality and care in making the product. Granted, the leather seats are... well, cheap looking/feeling. I've enjoyed a trouble free 120K in daily driving since my purchase in 2005. Can't say one bad thing about it; including my mileage, which has ranged from 21 - 24MPGs. Tooling aroud town, it is considerably less, but still for a SUV, not bad at all. HIGHLY Recommend!

Hyundai in the Family

4.9
Adam on 09/07/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I totaled my moms 2001 Santa Fe, but it did so well in the crash that she bought a 2004 with all the bells and whistles. I bought a 2004 Tiburon GT which I now regret since the insurance is so high on that car, not to mention already had a speeding ticket! I am looking into buying a new Santa Fe since I need the room inside and would like to have a vehicle that I can put a hitch on to haul trailers around when I get some toys.

Loved my Santa Fe

4.6
nitlion on 09/02/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

From the time of purchase, until I traded my Santa Fe in on a new vehicle, I loved this car. Car was great, dealer wasn't.

My Santa Fe

4.8
Connie on 02/20/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I absolutely adore this vehicle. I have had many vehicles over the years and this one is by far the best. My only complaint is the gas mileage. Other than that - it is fantastic!!

Great buy!

5
Great SUV on 12/28/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This was a great buy! My wife & I love it. Great around town. Plenty of room but not too big. Great on 5500 mile trip. Mileage was great. Averaged 29MPG which included mountain ranges in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. Very dependable so far.

who would have thought???

4.9
Paul on 11/14/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am an avid car enthusiat who has subscriptions to all the major mags. I do a lot of homework before purchasing a vechile. My wife and I needed to downsize from our Durango so I started looking at the usual suspects (Escape, Liberty,etc). I came across the Sante Fe by mistake. I took all 3 for test drives and the Sante Fe just blew them away! I couldn't belive this was the same Hyundai that was the joke of the auto industry 10 yrs ago. You simply can't beat the value they offer. I have the 3.5L motor and it's awesome. I also have a modified Ford Lightning and an 05 Stang GT so I know about performace. It may not be the best looking SUV on the road, but it can't be beat for the money.

very nice suv

4.9
greg hill on 10/26/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

no problems at all so far!

Balancing

4.6
EDWARD on 09/24/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My car drifts to the right when I let go the steering wheel

Solid & Reliable

5
Greg on 09/21/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Pricing and warranty blew away everything in it's class. I was impressed by the low cost 10year/100,000 mile optional warranty I purchased because it was proof that Hyundai was standing behind their product. I've never seen this degree of confidence by any other manufacturer. This vehicle is NOT a "toy mini SUV"; it's built very solid, has excellent handling, and still runs as good as it did when I drove it off the lot. After almost 3 years and 40K miles I've had zero problems. I rarely take it offroad, but when I do it has excellent clearance and suspension that handle anything you will find on a gravel road. Speed bumps ? Hah! This thing mows 'em down like they weren't even there.

Well Built Vehicle

4.8
Sunnil on 09/13/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Needed to upgrade to a larger vehcile for a growing family and with the help of all of the reviews on this site I found the Santa Fe the most functional of all the compact-midsize people movers out there. This suv maneuvers very well, stands tall enough to see over the traffic without having bad blind spots. Easy to park, entry/exit is good and love the cargo space for all of the required baby gear my wife and I need to haul around. I bought this vechile pre-owned, and with the gas prices falling, we're getting about 20.5mpg in mix driving, I definitly recommend this Hyundai to any small family looking for a good price on a suv with sound quality, safety and long list of std features.

Love my Santa Fe

4.8
cherylhillw on 08/22/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Santa Fe. I have a bad back so I traded in my Tiburon for the Santa Fe and what a joy. All the horse power needed when needed. Awsome gas milage around town and on trips to Maine on highway. The back seat fits two good sized adults comfortably, with lots of leg room . I am 5'8" tall and have no problem ridingf in the back seat and it is really comfortable. The only negative is my fiance` is 6'3" and he has a bit of trouble with head room that is the only problem we have had . In my eyes this is a best buy all the way can't go wrong!!!

Drive to believe! 04 Santa Fe is great!

4.8
Vanessa G. - KY on 07/21/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned may cars including BMW, Audi, Land Rover and more. The '04 Santa Fe has exceeded my expectations with quality and comfort. It's reliable and eye catching. I get lots of compliments from people who think my car is brand new. No mechanical, exterior or interior problems. Gas mileage isn't great, but most SUV's aren't. Get the larger 3.5L engine for the the best experience.

Excellent Little SUV

5
smilinshy12 on 06/30/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

With two little children, I needed a midsized suv that made me and my children feel safe. This is a cute, heavy duty truck that drives like a car. The interior is great and I don't take a beating at the pump!!

Fun to Drive

4.9
Ann Webb on 05/19/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my SUV to own and I have been really pleased. This is my second Hyundai thought. I had a 2001 Sonata and traded it for the Santa Fe. Its fun to drive and handles well.

HYUNDAI A WINNER

5
Kerry on 04/10/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love this SUV! I have been extremely happy with the vehicle. I have been a loyal Toyota owner until the Santa Fe. I hope to get many years out of this vehicle. I have had to evacuate LA. 2 times in this SUV and am glad I had the room both inside and with available roof racks. Would definitely recommend the factory installed tow hitch..could have used it. Would drive this SUV anywhere.

Excellent SUV

4.9
scott on 02/27/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned three Santa Fe's... 01, 03, and 04. This is by far the best and most fun to drive. I just passed 31k miles and have had zero problems.

My Santa Fe

4.5
Monica K. on 02/05/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is one of the most reliable vehicles I have owned. I was in a horrible crash (T-bonedI was doing 40 she was 20, I did not flip), and the other vehicle was totaled (front end torn off) my Santa Fe looked remarkable. A blown tire, dented (inside) door, and the axle. Other then that, I have replaced a few fuses. That's it. I love driving it. Quick pick up, handles great around sharp corners, looks sharp on the outside, inside features easy to reach, comfortability OK.

Everyone needs a Hyundai

4.6
Kendra on 01/25/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I am a college student and my Hyundai is good on fuel and the price is not so bad. I can have a comfortable and nice SUV and still have a little money left for tuition.

Very Happy

5
paulakeeling on 01/12/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I will buy with hyundai again. I have been very happy with my purchase.

I Would Buy It Again!

4.9
Davina Rasa on 01/03/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I am so happy with my Artic Blue 2004 Santa Fe. In my opinion the Artic Blue is the sharpest color but for some reason Hyundai has chosen not to use this color in 2005 & 2006. I have had a 100k Powertrain warranty on my car and it kicked in when I experienced two very minor problems (got the wipers blades replaced free of charge and once when the engine light came on). Great Car

I would definitely buy a third hyundai

5
John M Burke on 12/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Now that I have owned & driven this vehicle for almost 2 full years and put over 40,000 miles on it. This santa fe lx has been one of the most enjoyable and trouble free cars I have ever owned. The fuel mileage has gotten better the more I use it and drive it at reasonable speeds.

i love this suv

4
Lori on 12/18/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

its the best looking suv to me out there. i wish it was just a little more quiet when driving, but for the whole package for the price, i cant ask for anything else except for long reliability, which i hope and prays keep up for as long as i have this suv. but i love it all around, especially looks and price.

My First SUV

4.6
jonabgood on 10/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This was my first SUV, my prior veh was much smaller. This is easy to get in and out of, great for grocery shopping and hauling kids around. The seats could be a little more comfortable for long trips. Overall, I stay local with the car and absolutely love it!

Aas good as Japanese cars

4.8
gerry Wolter on 10/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Been driving excellent Japanese cars for 30 years. My SantaFe is as good as any I've ever had. Tows my 3000 lbs boat better than Toyata or Isuzu. Great features & no problems at 20K miles. Very solid vehicle and fun to drive. Would like to have a real manual shift, but beats a straight automatic. I have front wheel drive so I get about 23 MPG with the 3.5 liter with loads of power. Love it...

wonderful except gasoline mileage

4.8
s12 on 07/04/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

great vehicle - 2nd Hyundai we have bought. wonderful dealership experiences with service.

Bang for the Buck

4.3
Fe Fan on 06/16/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought this vehicle as a demo unit (it had about 2800 miles on it). 10,000 miles later and several trips and we've found it to be a very useful car that has a different look and some impressive features for the price. The gas mileage seems a little on the poor side (it gets worse mileage than my 94 GMC Jimmy which has a bigger engine) but the overall ride is satisfactory. The AWD is impressive and although I wouldn't take our Santa Fe for any serious off-roading, I would trust it to handle most mud and gravel driving without serious problems. Parking in the city with this car will take some getting used to as it doesn't turn sharply...which we've found to be the only major handicap.

Better than a Jeep

5
Barrie Hobbs on 05/18/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had 4 Jeep Grand Cherokkes in 5 years and finally woke up to how much money I was wasting my last Jeep an 04 Grand Cherokee Overland lost 50% in 1 year thats more than the Santa Fe cost, mine is a 2.7V^ is great to drive has lots of space and is great fun, the build quality is better than Jeeps and the cabin is better finished the only down side is the radio and lack of power folding mirrors

Love my Sante Fe

5
JEAN on 05/15/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We looked at many vehicle comparisons in searching out the perfect one for us. Much exhausting research to be confident in our decision. After looking at dealerships, searching on line, and auto shows,we feel we absolutly choose the best of the rest in our Sante Fe. It is the best value for what you get in it. After driving cars all our lives, we wondered how we would like driving a SUV. Suffice to say, we will only buy SUVs in the furure. Our Sante Fe is truly fun to drive, and has great looks and features for the price.

My first Hyundai

4.9
Tim from Cleveland on 04/24/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I never thought I would own a Hyundai until I test drove a Santa Fe. My wife and I drove the Mercury Mariner, Ford Escape, and checked out the Chevrolet Equinox. By the time we priced the Mariner and Escape with the equipment on my Santa Fe, they became too pricey.

2004 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

4.9
DG on 04/23/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very well built. Good performance from 2.7 litre V6 engine.

I love my sante fe!

4.4
M. Allen on 04/03/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I tried the Tucson and the Sante Fe, and although they are very simular, I prefer the Sante Fe. It rides better than the Tucson and has more room. I just love my Sante Fe and I love driving it. I recommend it to anyone considering getting one.

Impressive......So Far

4.6
JChatt on 03/31/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

3.5 V8 5 speed Shiftronic. Had the SF two months now, put 4K on it. Fuel Economy not the best, with a lot of freeway only 18mpg. Went to dealer for oil change, and warranty work, Rt/Ctr air vent not working, and a piece fell off the turn signal. Also had the TSB done to stop the lurch when taking off. It seems to have worked, much smoother acceleration. So far... dealer okay. After the TSB, fuel economy did improve to almost 20 mpg.Hopefully that will continue up. Dealer said it would take the computer about 7000 miles to adjust to how we drive. Was the first new vehicle we could afford in over 15 years. Excellent value, if the reliability is as good as they say it is. Time will tell......

Well done!

4.4
TheEngineer on 03/17/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My review is based on my past experience with cars. I currently drive a Lexus LX470, Accord, Lexus LS, and a Audi 90 Q (the audi I actually gave up a long time ago and it sits in my garage). As for qulaity, from the short time I had it is SUPERB ! I thought only the Japanese could deliver this level of quality. My first Korean import and I am happy though I do worry about the significant portion from Canada (bad experiences in the past with Canadian parts). The fit and finish is right up there with the rest of my cars. I would not mind paying for extra safety features such as side impact air bags and a safety cage. A XM radio with USB MP3 feature would be great. Less Curves.

Love my Santa Fe!

4.9
virginia on 02/17/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Had looked at Santa Fes earlier last year, then decided to hold onto my 01 Grand Caravan with 60k on it. Until, that is, I was told the "weird noise and odd ride" suddenly meant I needed a new front end suspension/ball joints...this by my very reliable and highly rated mechanic/garage..the Chrysler dealership hemmed and hawed and told me it couldn't be so. Found out the next week that there was a MAJOR recall on Chrysler Durangos etc for same! Adios Chrysler forever. I had stopped MANY Santa Fe owners in parking lots and asked their opinions....they all said they loved their vehicles. One woman said her husband liked it so much he bought his own!

What a deal- Great car at a great price!

4.9
Lilli on 02/01/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I started out wanting to buy a Toyota Highlander. Did a LOT of research & everything that came standard on my Hyundai Santa Fe were upgrades on the Highlander and would have cost me $5000 more. I am extremely satisfied with my Santa Fe & highly recommend it to anyone looking for this type of SUV. Even my car snob brother-in-law who works for Honda USA is impressed with the style and quality of the Santa Fe. It's very affordable, drives great and looks great. I get 18 mpg in town, wish that was more but not too bad. Buy one, you won't regret it.

just put in gas and go.

4.9
Bob on 01/13/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am 6 ft. tall and have lots of room to be comfortable. Works fine but have not had it long. Moved jack handle off jack and not a rattle or squeak since. If it stays this way can't ask for any better. One very small crab....mileage indicator hard to read in daytime.

Sante Fe Irritation

3.9
wilfer on 01/13/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

We are not getting near the gas mileage as listed by the manufacturer and find this very disappointing. We are irritated enough about it that we have discussed trading it in to get another (more expensive) vehicle of the same size which gets better mileage. Although I really do not like the exterior design we were pleased with the overall performance, interior looks, and handling. It has lots of pep.

Extremely exciting

5
EValverde on 01/06/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

In the 4 months since I bought it with 59 miles I've logged almost 12,000 miles. Easy to manuever. Great braking response on wet weather conditions.

Solid Vehicle for the Price

4.6
gunlockjs on 01/06/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This Sante Fe is well equipped for the price and a good bargain. With the 3.5 V6, it has adequate power for hills and interstate driving. I test drove the smaller engines and recommend the 3.5 V6. The initial check of gas mileage was 21mpg @ 75mph on interstate driving. We bought the Sante Fe for my wife to drive to work in northern Minnesota and it works well in bad weather, handling 6 inches of fresh snow with no trouble.

Hyundai still surprises me

4.6
snowman_201 on 01/03/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned 2 Hyundai's so far. I keep waiting for something bad to happen to them like everyone wants. All I know is this, I buy them because of their ausume warranties and never have to take them in... It's crazy, I've owned Lincolns, Cadillacs, even a 328 BMW. The only vechicle that can compare to the quality of my Hyundai are my Toyotas. Reliability the same, great, but Toyota quality still tops the list with Lexus. But, my Tundra 4 door 4x4 cost almost twice what my wife's Santa Fe cost.... You do the math.....

Great Car

5
Baer on 01/02/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great Car! I don't usually like SUV's I'm more of a car person but I took this Santa Fe out for a test drive and it was great!! Very smooth. I have a family of 5, 3 boys (13,12,8) and they all fit no problem. Overall great car. Go with the heated seats their the best!

Santa Fe more than Okay

4.9
KC on 12/31/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent value for the money. Fun to drive, has excellent "eye appeal" and a fantastic warranty. The LX package with the 3.5L is worth the extra money.

faulty engine

2.8
faulty one on 12/29/2004

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

I like the car and it is good for road trips. lots of room and standard features. That's a plus. I had the engine replaced at 13,000 miles and thats after not doing anything about it because the dealer kept telling me there was nothing wrong, but the car was shaking a lot. Now I have 22,000 miles and its doing the same thing.

My Favorite Car of All Times

4.8
CarolinaGirlOBX2 on 12/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had a choice, lots of them...and still to this minute a year and a half later am the greatest fan and driving advertisment of this wonderful black Santa Fe.

BUY IT NOW!

4.5
Radio Diva on 12/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I have had my new Santa Fe for about a month now. I had driven one several years back, I bought it for the warrenty and gas mileage. I had a Tahoe and that didn't cut it. I LOVE IT! Its fun, zippy, and you can't beat heated seats and a sunroof, 10 year 100K bumper to bumper all for $22K !!! I have had no problems.

I'll trade for a good used car

1.9
JL Williams on 12/24/2004

Performance: 1 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

Well, it's almost an ok car, but... I heavily researched the car before even going to look at one. On paper it looked great. I bought it in late October, 2004. EPA mpg ratings are 17-20 mpg city driving and that is what it has gotten: anywhere between 20 and 16.6 mpg from one tank-up to the next - that's 15-20% difference between tanks. Literally, I have gone from 20 to 16.6 - 17 mpg in one tank full - twice. Despite being an SUV, half the drivers in my family cannot drive it. One family member is very overweight and, tho she fits in a Toyota Camry just fine, the Hyundai seat will not go back far enough, nor will the steering wheel adjust enough th

Great SUV

4.9
Bill C. on 12/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very satisfied with the Santa Fe. I was sold when I test drove it. Our 1st Suv and no complaints so far.

After a year....a good choice

4.6
Luisito on 12/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After a year, my Santa Fe has been extremely reliable. The power from the 3.5 is adequate if not outstanding. The engine is "silky-smooth" and not noisy. I like the interior design as it is very ergonometric and almost everything is accessible.The brakes and stopping distance are very good for this type of SUV. The A/C design is perfect for me and my family, as the vents are out of your face and we truly like that.

Love my 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe

4.9
Lincoln, Nebraska on 12/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

For the money, the Santa Fe had the best combination of features, comfort, quality interior materials, and performance of any smaller SUV we test drove. I have had my Santa Fe for about 9 months and have driven it about 12,000 miles so far. It is a joy to drive, hauls children and their gear as well as groceries admirably. The only problem I have had was a large radiator leak at about 5,000 miles and the Hyundai dealership corrected the problem without hassle. The EPA ratings are very accurate, about 17 in the city and 22- 23 on the highway. Bottom line, I am very happy with my Hyundai.

Santa Fe

5
TIKTAK on 12/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We love this car. We have 2 kids, and we've already driven up to Pennsylvania & Canada!! The space is amazing.

No surprise - Korean vehicle done well!!

4.6
hockeysignor on 12/16/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Now has over 5K miles. Still very tight (no squeaks/rattles). Still, very impressed with the build quality. I took a leap of faith and, so far, it has worn well. It drives/rides very smooth (especially w/passengers and at highway speeds). It has a full-size feel (more like a car than a truck, which makes sense since it's based on the car platform - Sonata). Getting around 20 mpg w/3.5L engine (75% highway). One thing I have noticed, the climate control compressor is always engaged (unless you completely shut off the whole system). This is why mileage is not better. Maybe would add another 15% mpg (might be significant for some). All in all, if resale holds (which it has, so far), a very good value.

1st SUV I've Purchased

4.9
Gino on 12/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just purchased a GLS FW 3.5 Santa Fe. I love it so far. The ride is smooth, just like a car. Goes up hills without a problem. Haven't had a chance to drive it in bad weather yet. Edmunds.com was great for me. I was really able to do a lot of homework before purchasing the vehicle. Everyone who has seen it likes it. My cousins took a ride in it and they want to purchase one. My only regret is I don't know if I should have gone with the 2.7 with AWD versus the power of the 3.5 engine and FW drive. I couldn't afford both. However this one does have ABS brakes and traction control. You can't beat the warranty. Winter will be the test. Go Hyundai!

Best SUV on road

5
Mary of St. Louis on 12/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Can't be beat, best vehicle on road

Marion Miller

4.8
K.Miller on 12/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a handy little car to run errands, yet big enough to handle 5 people. Easy to park. Has a snappy engine for quick take off.

The Hyundai Santa Fe 2004

4.8
Joe Bertino on 12/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent! Rides like a car (on the Sonata body). Love the color choices, great pick up. Gas mileage is 19-21 (highway and city combined). Sun roof is good (makes a bit of noise completely open, leave about 1 inch of it showing). Moon roof great. Sound system excellent. Overall, I love this SUV (I have owned Explorers and cherokees, this is the most comfortable).

Happily Surprised

4.5
Mountain Family on 11/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We traded in a fully loaded 5.9ltr Dodge Durango for the Sante Fe because of the rising fuel costs. We own an Elantra and are very happy so far with Hyundai products. We were very happy with our decision, though I miss the manliness of the Durango. I don't miss driving the Durango to the gas station every other day. My wife and I were surprised at how well the Sante Fe handles in the snow. It is, dare I say, the best handling 4x4 I have ever owned, and I have owned everthing from jeeps to trucks. Our model has traction control as an option, and my only major complaint is that it is no fun to drive in the snow because it just goes and goes. It is not squirrely to drive like my jeep was.

Great value

4.9
vermont on 11/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I compared Pathfinder, 4-Runner and BMW X3 and this car had, on balance, more features for far less expense. The warranty is also better than each of the others. It is incredibly well- constructed, quiet and with plenty of power (especially with the combo transmission). Visibility is great. My wife loves it.

Like this vehicle!

4.6
The Rev on 11/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I previously have leased Nissan Maxima's and have been very happy with these cars. Living in Minnesota, this time I decided that I'd like to try an all-wheel drive vehicle. Although I have only had the Santa Fe a short time I can see that I am going to enjoy driving this vehicle. So far I can find nothing major to criticize.

Love my Hyundai

5
Smurr007 on 11/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent car for traveling and around the city. Great for carrying a good amount of college supplies. Love it

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5
fancy pantseys on 11/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

it is a cool sporty car that any body ages 16-50 can drive

I love my Sante Fe

5
judi on 11/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We purchased our Sante Fe to tow behind our new motorhome, and needed a vehicle that would accomodate our 3 puppies as well. WE LOVE IT! It has met all of our expectations and was a GREAT BUY!

The Best Car/experience

4.9
Sue in A.J. AZ on 11/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love this SUV!!! Apache Junction, AZ Hyundai is the BEST! Marshall made the buying experience the BEST!! I smile every time I get in this car. The service has been excellent at the dealership. The car is comfortable and very responsive on the road. I do very much freeway driving and I feel safe in my Santa Fe. I would have sworn I would never own a SUV until I drove the Santa Fe. It drives and feels like a luxury car.

Very happy with our Santa Fe

4.9
Opie_2k on 11/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife and I purchased this vehicle as a hauler for our new baby and cross country trips. We bought it in Fall 03 and have not been disappointed at all. Since it is her car I make up errands just to drive it. The handling is fantastic, the options are generous, the safety is great, and the warranty makes us feel comfortable with the future. We have the 2WD version of the 2.7L V6 and it performs admirably in the snow and the rain. The "manu-matic" feature on the transmission is really great for low grearing through snow or steep grades. We also opted for the 6- disc player which rocks. On our long haul trips (8hrs+) I've found the seats to be very comfortable and the driving enjoyable.

Good but could be better

4.4
rland on 11/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Santa Fe sold me as soon as I drove it on the test drive. For the most part, I like it, although the cloth seats can become uncomfortable on long trips. Also a bit of an aggravating buzzing noise coming from somewhere around the drivers door. Some hesistation after putting it in park or neutral then putting it back into gear. I am disappointed in the gas milage. No where near what I was expecting. But other than that, it is a great vehicle.

great car

5
florida driver on 11/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

the v-6 has lots of get up and go. i drive a lot and love the vehicle. do not like the a/c unit or the windshield wipers. the wipers don't work fast enough in florida downpours but with rainx it is fine. a/c is designed so does not blow in the face and personally i prefer it to be in the face.

Happy owner

4.6
Lori & Mike W. on 11/08/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a very fun SUV...it is small enough to fit in parking spots in the city yet roomy enough ot fit a lot of camping stuff for the weekend away. I am pleased with it.

My Review

5
bwiytch1 on 11/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I Love my truck, it handles great, gets excellent highway mileage. can't wait to test it in the snow!

I love my santa fe

4.5
ellie on 11/04/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My husband and I went looking and test drove a few and with his severe back injuries could not find one that was comfortable for him, until he sat in the Santa Fe, he said this is the one. This is my first suv and I am loving it, roomy and fairly economical. We love it and I like it better than driving his 30+ thousand trans sport van.

Fantastic Vehicle

4.9
ScottW1212 on 11/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We looked at just about all similar SUV's to the Santa Fe and came to the conclusion that for the money and features the Hyundai was by far the best. The 2.7 V6 engine is more than ample for our driving habits. The interior is very comfortable. The only issue I can find is the desire to have a few more inches of leg room in the back. The ride is great, especially in the rain. The MONSOON stereo is fantastic. Road noise is no better or worse than other similar sized SUV's. Gas mileage could be better but with a fulltime AWD V6 it is probably where it should be. The interior is classic and clean with everything at an easy reach.

New owner

5
Nadine59 on 11/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have always drove a larger american model of 4wd suvs. I fell in love with the Santa Fe and felt real comfortable in buying the Santa Fe as my husband and I spoke to strangers that owned the Santa Fe and have found that no one had anything bad to say about the vehicle. We were sold!

Hyundai Sante Fe Review

4.8
bhafen1 on 10/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We love our Sante Fe. Lot's of rooom. We got the LX -- it feels like a luxury vehicle with the leather and heated seats. We can get a LOT of stuff and people in our suv. We've taken it on several road trips and camping trips.

The Hyundai Santa Fe thinks it's a Lexus

4.8
Helicopper on 10/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We've traditionally owned Toyota's (10) and loved them, but a test drive in the Santa Fe sold us. We're so impressed with the quality of the construction, fit and finish of the vehicle. We love the 'bank vault door' feel when closing a door, the well-thought-out design of the dash and other controls that puts everything within easy reach, the quality materials used for the interior and exterior, the great sound of the Monsoon in-dash CD changer and speakers, the well-placed and spacious storage areas, the beautifully done leather seating, the smooth yet powerful engine and transmission and the secure, quiet ride and precise handling. Even love the cute first aid kit! I could go on forever.

New owner

4.8
PMK on 10/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

So far so good. I have not owned my vehicle for that long, but there are alot of little added features that are really cool. For example, the way the cargo area is designed with compartments to store tools. The SUV has a very solid feel. When I picked up the SantaFe and brought it home I noticed the map light was out and it had a slight paint chip near the door. I reported it to the service dept., and brought the vehicle back the following week. The service center and my salesman were unbelievably accommodating, which was a very refreshing and unique experience.

Hyundai Santa Fe

5
marsha bell on 10/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Santa Fe rides very comfortably. When the seats are down it can hold a surprising amount of items.

Great vehicle

5
Janet Kresge on 10/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

First SUV and love it. Two babies to haul around and still lots of room left over. Affordable and gas mileage is great. My parent have owned Grand Marquis for the past 20 years, loved this car so much that they now own one and love it as much as I do.

I Love my santa fe!!!!!!!

4.9
hairbysue on 10/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The exterior shape of the car is great with all the cuves.

Cheap to own, fun to ride.

4.9
wateryear on 10/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

There is not much difference between model year 05 and 04, but you can get an 04 now with 3.5k below MSRP. Considering the features and build quality, it is a deal you can't miss.

$anta Fe Value

4.4
CA 93901 on 10/21/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought this SUV intending to use it for my work vehicle. My wife has taken it away from me because it rides and drives so well with lots of creature comforts. For less than $20K after rebate, - we got lots of nice standard features, moonroof, 6/CD. trailer hitch, etc. So far, the vehicle has done great - almost 6K miles. Too bad Hyundai is not building a pick-up truck based on this model. The service/maintenance requirements are pretty reasonable - I took the car in early for the first service - the $125 dealership price was steep but the list of what was done was pretty comprehensive.

Personal Crash Test

4.9
lionstate on 10/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We actually bought two Santa Fe's in two months. Shortly after we purchased the first one, we were rear ended and driven into a rock wall. The car was totaled, but my wife and 6 year old daughter escaped without a single injury. The ABS brakes worked well and so did the air bags. The frame of the car maintained its form and the damage was primarily external. So we bought a new one, everything was the same except the first one was the 4 cylinder and this time I purchased the 6 cylinder. The power is much better and I'm glad I went for the upgrade.

Bev's Sante Fe

4.8
wearp on 10/18/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It's easy to drive with little care. I especially like the feature where you can phone when there's a problem; however, I used it falsely when getting a warning light only because I didn't twist the gas cap three times. It's very sturdy, easy to handle and very comfortable on long distance trips.

owner

4.8
rsteinkamp on 10/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I like this truck because it is a good size for getting around town, but i am still able to haul a large load or a bunch of friends

Transmission Design Error

2.9
TraniLeak on 10/15/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

When my husband decided to purchase this vehicle I was a little scepticle. We have had nothing but transmission leaking from this new car. As soon as I saw it I took it to the dealer and they stated there was no leak. So the very next day, the leak appeared and it got worse and worse. So now we are back at the dealership for the third time. I found out from reliable sources that there is a design flaw but I know no one is going to fess up to a flaw. I am very disappointed. Signed, Still Leaking with pictures and all.

My Santa Fe

4.9
polly A. on 10/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car came delivered in perfect condition and we have found no defects. It is a pleasure to drive. We bought on the results of the J.D. Powers quality review and we are not disappointed.

I love my Santa Fe

5
longing4nc on 10/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had seen the Santa Fe and was very impressed with the body style and the over all appeareance of the vehicle. I test drove several other vehicles before coming to hyundai. Once I took a test drive I was sold. This vehicle handles very well on the road especially on long trips. It is roomy and very comfortable. I find that I don't get as tired driving with the Santa fe as I did with my old vehicle. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone that is looking for a great vehicle.

Good choice

5
cshaw on 10/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After months of exhaustive car research, we chose the Santa Fe. It has the safety features I want and the warranty can't be beat. The engine has plenty of torque and is quite peppy with the manual transmission. We got a great price and they knocked $500 off the price of the extended warranty. Ride is pretty smooth. Cabin is well laid out.

SANTA FE

4.8
MR JOHN on 10/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Had my santa fe 3 months.I have the 4 wheel drive 3.5L.Has good power and pick up. Great S.U.V for the money. I would say test drive this baby before u buy any S.U.V. Have had no problems thus far.900 miles and counting.

Excellent Car

5
Todd Conrad on 10/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best car we have ever owned. Lots of room in back trunk area. Roomy in front, for leg room, and the back passenger area.

Hyundai Santa Fe

4.9
L. Cerow on 10/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love it. I wish it had a compass, and better lighting in parts of the dash and door locks. Also, I am tall, but not that tall (5'9") and I could use a bit more head room and knee room. (My knees hit the steering column.) But, I got a great car for the money. Love the color and the looks. Great in snow. Handles well. More roomy inside than the other mid-size SUV's I looked at, and for less money. Love the leather seats and seat warmers.

Worst Vehicle I've ever had!

2.5
Samsara on 10/09/2004

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

The moment I drove this vehicle off the lot, I've been having problems. Molding on the hood is coming off again; no pickup whatsoever; braking is poor; gray panel across bottom of vehicle chips very easily; back door of vehicle is way tooooo heavy. Previously had a Honda CRV -- the best! Mileage is terrible. Not sure what good I can find. Every week, if it's not one thing, its another.

That's a good, reliable car

4.8
TaSchul4 on 10/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

"the best, most reliable automobile that I have ever owned."

drcar

4.4
ftspec on 10/08/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

have had this vehicle for over a year. great car. does what i want it to do and more. excellent buy

"I THINK THIS IS NOT A HYUNDAI !"

4.9
CARL KIM on 10/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

ACTUALLY, I WAS LOOKING FOR BMW X3 AND AFTER I TEST DROVE X3 2.5. I REALIZED THAT IT IS NICE CAR BUT, IT'S TOO EXPENSIVE TO PAY ALMOST $40,000 FOR MINI SUV AND BMW USE CHEAP MATERIAL AND NOT MUCH STANDARD OPTION COMPARE TO ITS HIGH PRICE. ONE DAY WHEN I WAS DRIVE IN GARDEN GROVE AREA. I SAW HYUNDAI DEALER AND I GOT CURIOUS ABOUT HYUNDAI. SO, I WALKED IN HYUNDAI AND ASK DEALER "I WANT TO TEST DRIVE SANTA FE 3.5." AFTER I DROVE SANTA FE I WAS TOTALLY SHOCKED. ITS MID RANGE ACCELERATION IS EVEN BETTER THAN MY FRIEND'S BMW X5 3.0. SO, I FELT LIKE I DRIVE CHEAP PORSCHE CAYENE. SO, I PURCHASED CAR AFTER I FINISHED TEST DRIVE. EVEN, I CAN AFFORD BMW X3

Im crazy about my Santa Fe

4.9
Doll Fairchild on 10/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my second Santa fe. Its easy to park anywhere. Its got great pick- up,and handleing too. Not to mention its so cute!! The collision safty equiptment is incredible. It saved my life in a accident I had in my92 Santa Fe. The car was totaled,but Im still here to brag about it.What a blessing I was driving my Santa Fe That day. It is worth everycent

first SUV

5
heybro on 10/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent first time SUV. I had been following the ads for sometime and I did compare, as the ads suggest, the RAV4 and other vehicles.... I knew what I didn't want and then I test drove the Santa FE and knew that is was right....

Nice car, poor tranny

4.5
MarcBaltimore on 10/02/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this vehicle because I needed versatility on the cheap. It has delivered. The fit and finish is excellent. Interior space is great. I'm a wood worker and it has hauled plywood and long boards well. I only have 4000 miles on it so reliability is still to be determined. My only complaint is the automatic transmission. It is slow, stupid and easily confused. If you put the pedal down hard, it has horrible lag and then when the foot comes up the engine/tranny are still confused. Wish this was better.

great bargain

4.8
bill14sun on 09/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I drive a lot for business and this car makes it so much more fun ten any car I've owned.

Great SUV

5
GregNYR on 09/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchased this vehicle several months ago. Very happy. Ride is smooth and comfortable. Good on gas. AWD great in wet conditions. Plently of room inside. All in all, a great SUV for the money. Reliability a question, but you cant beat the warranty.

Owner with great satisfaction

4.6
rehargy on 09/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

A great vehicle to drive, comfortable seating both front and rear seats.Good handling and reliability to the nth degree.Great visibility in side mirrors and rear view mirror.

Great Vehicle, Great Price

4.4
jimindenver on 09/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I wanted a small-to-mid size SUV at a reasonable price. The Hyundai Santa Fe was perfect. Very comfortable ride. Nice standard features. Lots of power. Enough clearance for the kind of four-wheelin' we do...more than enough to get to the trailhead. My only complaint--poor gas mileage.

Driving Fun

5
WindSock on 09/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased a GLS FWD 2.7L on 9/13/04 and have nothing but praise for the vehicle's looks, ride, interior and exterior finish, and quality. All interior controls (bottons,knobs, and switches) are within easy reach, oversized, and positioned so after a short period of time you don't have to take your eyes off the road to adjust the A/C, radio, outside mirrors, etc. The driver's seat position and ample glass area make the view of the road fantastic. After just the first fill- up, it's getting 22MPG. Most of the mileage, about 95%, was city driving. I can't wait to see what it gets after the engine is broken in.

I Love My Sante Fe!!!!!

4.6
ldysantefe on 09/18/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I use this vehicle for work and it has to go everyday. It has been a real fun vehicle to drive. The reconfiguring of the cargo space is ample for carrying lots of cargo. I haul 250 Sunday newapapers easily. Steering is a little squirrely, my daughter says. It just responds to the slightest of turns.

Hyundai SUV worthwhile

4.9
zion on 09/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this SUV not knowing what to expect. It handles excellently, makes me feel safe in all types of weather and driving conditons, and is very comfortable for myself and passengers. This SUV seems to be very well built and though I have had it only a little over a year, I am very glad I purchased it, and if it continues to hold up the way it has, I am sure to trade it in for another one when the time comes, though taht will probably not be for a long while. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a nice sized SUV that does not make you feel like you are driving a tank.

I Love This S.U.V.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4.9
Tim & Debbie on 09/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This suv is unbelievable! The moment you sit in it you become part of the truck! Was an avid Jeep fan untill I drove this!

3.5 GLS Santa Fe 2004

4.5
Ken Bider on 09/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had nothing for the dealer to repair. I'm seriously handicaped and I selected the particular car to address my needs - good choice. The initial throttle response is a little touchy. Exellent initial quality. I can't speak to down-the-road quality since I've only had the car about a month.

Santa Fe

4.5
undecydedd on 09/16/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My husband was broadsided by another SUV that weighed 2000 lbs more than our Santa Fe, that was traveling at about 50 mph. The Santa Fe flipped from the impact, spun 180 degrees and landed on it's wheels. My husband walked away from this accident. He had nothing broken, literally not even a scratch. The only injury was the soreness from the airbags and the force of the impact. I would recommend the Santa Fe to anyone based on the fact that my husband is still here with me. I appreciate the fact that Hyundai includes standard side air bags in their vehicles. The quality of the Santa Fe saved a life.

best vehicle i ever bought

4.9
DANIEL JACKSON on 09/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

THIS HAS GOT TO BE THE BEST VEHICLE I HAVE EVER BOUGHT. THE V6 ENGINE HAS GREAT POWER AND RUNS VERY QUIET. IT IS ALSO A COMFORTABLE RIDE NOT ONLY IN TRAFFIC BUT ON ROAD TRIPS. FUEL ECONOMY IS NOT THE BEST. I GIVE THIS VEHICLE A VERY HIGH RATING OVERALL.

Best of it's kind

4.8
ipngirl on 09/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Just been into an accident and was protected by cars strong structure. Will buy it again.

Santa Fe

4.1
lewie on 09/13/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

the only complaint I have is that I made a mistake and bought a 4 cylinder which isn't strong enough when the air conditioner is running.

I love my Santa Fe!

4.9
Catherine14 on 09/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle rides like a car. I have a 6 cylinder GLS model. Since I have needed to take two long distance trips, I have had the opportunity to experience a smooth ride at 45 miles an hour, and at interstate speeds as well. This car rides as smoothly at 45 as it does at 70.

Love it!!!

5
Jules2853 on 09/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My Santa Fe just had it's first birthday and is still going strong! I love how it looks and how it drives. This vehicle can sure hug the road and handles really well. Plenty of room for the grandchildren and everything else, for that matter. A quiet comfortable ride.

100000 +

4.9
nazu on 09/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Being a single female that travels for a living I bought my sanya fa in 2001, it has proven to be the most dependable vechicle I've ever owned.I now have 109999 miles on it with only routine maintance. very user friendly and comfortable.looking forward to the next 100000.

Great SUV

4.6
Bjp2004 on 09/06/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great Car, Great Size!!

fun little car

5
carofin on 09/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Santa Fe. Just the right size, sassy and efficient, she (doesnt she look like a she?) has been reliable, affordable and just down right fun.

excellent vehicle

4.5
S Pasquale on 09/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I owned a 2002 Santa Fe and then traded up to a 2004. I absolutely love it. It's great on gas and I love the design, not boxy like the other SUV's

2003 Sante Fe

4.9
Ginny on 09/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned this vehicle for about 18 months. I am very pleased as is my family.

Nice Vehicle

4.9
Ernest Winterkorn on 09/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the first foreign auto I have ever owned. I found it be very satisfactory in every respect. It performs in every way that the manufacture says it will. I'm also very happy with the way it looks and handles.

Excellent vehicle

4.9
Max Robinett on 09/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Zero problems. One recall for a label and one for something simple on the brakes

great for the money

5
artier on 09/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

drove to mississippi 2 times without a single problem, good handling and gas milage was great, even with towing a boat the v-6 did the job and then some, I test drove a 4 banger and this I felt was almost dangerous as it was underpowered greatly, buy atleast the v- 6 and you will have no problem.

LOVE EVERYTHING BUT GAS MILEAGE

4.3
MAX RODDEY on 09/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

MY SECOND HYUNDAI FIRST AN ELANTRA..THIS SANTA FE IS A GREAT RIDING CAR..WISH I HAD BETTER GAS MILEAGE..GOT TO GET USED TO 4 CYL ON SUCH A LARGE LOAD THOUGH..FINE ONCE YOU GET UP TO FREEWAY SPEED..BUT DANGEROUS ON ACCESS UNLESS YOU REALLY FLOOR IT..BUT ALL IN ALL i LIKE IT A LOT..

I LOVE THIS VEHICLE!!!

4.9
reno142 on 08/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the best vehicle I have owned and I am on my fourth new car. It is the most comfortable ride I have had. There is no substitute for the price. The Personel at the dealership was SUPERB!! they have treated me like I bought a BMW or Mercedes.

Fast little Rocket!

4.6
andychesney on 08/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Searched for a spunky little suv that gets exceptional gas milage. The 3.5 liter is the best choice of engine though you lose your gas milage of the smaller 6 or the 4 but definatly worth it back in power! Very nice design both interior and exterior. I would recommend the tan interior as it breaks up the colors and looks great!

April 2002

4.8
kremer on 08/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my Santa Fe in April 2002 In my 30 plus years of purchasing of a new automobiles, this is the best one.

Surprise, surprise, surprise - Korea!!!

4.4
hockeysignor on 08/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Had it for about 3 weeks. Runs nice, has very good power and looks decent. Mileage has been avg. (21mpg overall, w/about 70% highway). Trade off in mileage for power. Actually has slightly better mileage #'s than the 2.7L. This is my 1st Korean auto and I'm impressed, so far. Let's see how it wears, down the road. Like the fact that I still do not have any rattles/squeeks, like most US/Japan made vehicles I have owned. Time will tell.

Great

4.9
Hunnday on 08/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this SUV

Happy customer

4.9
James E Gibbs on 08/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It has every thing that I want in a SUV. I had a 2002 with a 2.7L engine and traded it for this 2004, 3.5L SUV Hyundai Santa Fe. This is a well built vehicle that will last a long time for me. It has a very good ride and smooth handling, and a good amount of power, and I approve of this make for anyone. The Buchanan Jenkins Hyundai in Bradenton is one of the better dealerships that I have dealt with.

Love this SUV

4.8
Hickman on 08/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love This car. Can't wait to drive it. It is the most confortable vehicle I have ever owned. The gas prices being what they are its costing more than I want for a week. I love the amount of room it has. I neede to carried something large and the ease of putting the back seat down was so easy.

great vehicle

5
LeRoy on 08/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this vehicle. Everybody that drives my vehicle also loves it. I don't know why people who test this vehicle think it is underpowered. I have have brothers who have driven it and also feel it has plenty of power, unless you are pulling a large trvl trlr and then you should get a larger vehicle. Gas mileage on a trip is about 25/26 and all around about 19/20. I have 3 customer's who have purchased the vehilce after driving mine.

Incredible reliable vehicle

4.9
scotie on 08/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought a gls v6 in summer of 2001, so far no problems at all with vehicle. It drives like a champ. Had a couple of minor censor recalls but thats all. Now have 41,000 miles on vehicle. Drives great in snow & very comfortable drive. We have two kids & strollers and everything fits well. Highly recommended

Execellent SUV to drive and ride in

5
John M Burke on 08/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

As this is the first SUV that I have owned it is a very comfortable and pleasurable vehicle to drive.I purchased this vehicle on 03/16/04 and went thru 2or3 snow storms with it and the awd and traction control worked perfectly.I now have over 10,000 miles on the Santa Fe with no complaints.Back to the dealer for one minor recall and oil changes every 3,000 miles. This is the second Hyundai I own.

Love my Santa Fe

4.6
knduck on 08/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I had so many problems with my last car that having a santa fe is great!!! I have never had a problem or had to bring it in the shop (except for oil changes). I treat a car pretty rough, so I appreciate the fact that my Santa Fe is right there with me!

nice

4.9
yup on 08/16/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i love it

MY SUV

4.9
MORRISON on 08/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I SUGGEST THIS SUV TO EVERYONE FOR PRICE STYLE, WARRENTY, FEATURES, ETC. I WOULD AT LEAST CHECK IT OUT

Awesome Buy

5
Bermboy247 on 08/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great car for the money. Good gass mileage, rides smooth, fun to drive, and a good warranty(10 years/100,000 miles)

Awesome

5
Mike Conroy on 08/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It's the best.

Hyundai Santa Fe is #1

5
CSJKGC on 08/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I find the handling is the ultimate best. I really enjoy the ease in shifting gears, especially the responsiveness of the clutch. The design line of the body demonstrates thought in its development. I would have never believed so much vehicle could be had for the price. It is worth much more than its cost.

kittyfancy51@aol.com

3.9
sylvia gerardo on 08/08/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

very nice to drive. small easy to park. attractive, spacy, nice interior, good lighting. the best part is the warranty. especially free oil changes for life which is great to have the dealer per- form services and also keep me informed of future service schedules.

Love the exterior, inside so-so

4.5
Knowidentity on 08/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I Love the exterior design, gas mileage,and overall performance BUT, the front seats are too small and uncomfortable. It is great to drive locally but, unfortunately, uncomfortable for longer trips.

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed !!

5
Steve From Maine on 08/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We test-drove the Ford Escape, Jeep Liberty, and Hyundai Santa Fe. We purchased the FRONT wheel drive Santa Fe, specifically to tow behind our motorhome, because we found out that you can't tow the 4-wheel drive Santa Fe unless all 4 wheels are off the ground (since it is actually an ALL- wheel-drive vehicle). What can I say about this great vehicle! Very well built, excellent exterior styling, user-friendly interior with comfortable seats, great rear seat legroom, ample storage space, smooth quiet ride, glides over the bad roads in Maine like they were newly paved, awesome Monsoon stereo system, excellent climate control, and of course the 10 yr/100,

Excellent SUV

5
David Byerly on 08/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Santa Fe is well worth the money. We have had it over a year and it is the best vehicle I have ever owned!! Hyundai really have their act together!!

BEST EVER

4.9
SARA on 08/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

IVE OWNED 10 CARS IN MY 10 YRS OF DRIVEING.... NEVER HAVE I ENJOYED A CAR SO MUCH.... SO MUCH SO WE GOT A SECOND ONE.

good car

4.9
stampbear on 08/07/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This has been a great car looks like a lexus, drives like a lexus, but doesn't have the price of the lexux

YAY

5
MeInGA on 08/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

GREAT CAR! BUY ONE OR TWO FOR THE PRICE!!!

My review

4.6
coldnose on 07/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A very nice car that is very comfortable to ride in for long distances. Does great in snow and rain and has good traction on ice.

Great car for the money

4.9
rma on 07/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My husband and I fell in love with this car and also added crome rims to it. We like that it has enough leg room and is comfortable. The cargo area is spacious for a small SUV. We have had numerous Suburbans and Tahoes and now it was time for something smaller. The warranty was a big plus also. Only thing that I wish they had were power seats.

Very Pleased

4.6
Joel & Jodie on 07/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We have had the SUV for six months now and are very pleased. For the money (and warranty) the features and amenities are a great value. We did have one recall to re-program the ABS system but that took about twenty minutes at the dealer. It is smooth, quiet, and has more power than I expected. There are a few features I would like to see them included in the future but only because I have gotten used to them im my other vehicles. I got the extended ten year 100,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty. I don't normally do that but being my first experience with Hyundai I wanted the peace of mind. The warranty price is more than covered by the rebate.

Price and reliablity

4.5
Bill127 on 07/26/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We were looking for a small SUV. We looked at the Ford Escape and found that 36 months for a warranty couldn't compete with the Santa Fe. We got a 6 cylinder instead of a 4 cylinder for less money.

2004 FWD GLS 3.5L

4.8
SantaFe on 07/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great midsize SUV.It is solid and drives like a car.I would recommend this to anyone.The 3.5 FWD engine is highly recommended,smooth and powerful.

Good Family SUV

4.4
SilverGold on 07/26/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Affordable, reliable, gets around great in the snow. Good buy.

Best That Out There

5
KIDKID on 07/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is by far the best SUV out there for the price you pay. All the extras that you love, with out those you don't need makes it a really great buy.

Great Choice

5
acart on 07/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After driving a minivan for 12 years, this car is a treat! Bought it in Jan. and I have driven it in all kinds of weather and on every type of road from highway to dirt/gravel and still have nothing negative to report. Very good traction on icy/snow. If all goes well, I'll be sending my son off to college in this car in a couple of years and feel that he will have a safe ride.

Very excited !!

4.6
JoanneF on 07/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Just got my Santa Fe 2 weeks ago, and I love it! I traded a 2001 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD. (Wasn't happy with odd noises the dealer could never duplicate,and wisps of smoke coming from steering column). Love the way this feels,tight and sporty.Love the way it looks.So far gas mileage is better than my 2.4 l 6 cyl Ford.Really excited about my purchase.Love the warranty (hope I don't need it!)Dealer was great,& w/ Edmunds research I feel I got a great deal.

Top Quality

5
Hyundai Boy on 07/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my 2003 for over 1 year. It is performing above expectations. Wonderful to drive, good milage for an SUV (19.5) in mixed driving. 3 more of my friends have bought them. Engineer is outstanding, features usually limited to higher priced system. Look under the hood of a BMW! AWD system is excellent in Snow/Wet. BF GoodRich tires are high performers. I highly recommend this product and please note, Hyundai ranks with Honda in overall problems per 100 vehicles. 2nd only to Toyota. Imagine that!!!

Red Hot Santa Fe

5
linlouro on 07/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I looked at a lot of suv's and read lots of consumer reports before I bought my Santa Fe. I am completly happy with my suv. The interior has plenty of room, the seating is very comfortable, great visibility, it handles great, a lot of vehicle for the money.

What a dream car for the price

4.8
brookelynn on 07/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car I find the ride to be smooth, even on long trips! I also feel Hyundai has taken the time to place all creature comforts perfectly in any drivers reach and fit any drivers wallet. I never imagined myself at 25 driving a brand new suv. Even in the 2.7 size engine I feel the power of this beast but also feel I am in complete control. My Santa Fe feels like safe and sturdy luxury all around me, unlike when I am in my other halfs toyota rav 4 (I feel like I'm in a can of pepsi!) The amount of room is amazing for cargo and people. Only my other half is quite tall he needs a bit more room.

A pleasant change

4.9
Normster on 07/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is a workhorse! We bought it and immediately drove 5000 miles. No problems, good mileage and great performance. After a a year of research and looking at other cars, I kept coming back to think about the Santa Fe, and I'm glad I did. Now if I can keep my college age son out of the car I would be completely happy!

MUCH better than my Saturn SC1

4.8
Moperock on 07/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have wanted a Santa Fe for the last 5 years and was finally able to afford one. The exterior styling has European grace and sleekness, and the cost is more than reasonable. The ride and steering are excellent, and I will be able to fit my toddler niece and nephew triplets all in the back seat in their car seats, and have room up front for an adult!

Brodnax review

4.8
bill brodnax on 07/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Traveled to SC. The trip was unexpectedly smooth and high speeds were unnoticeable. Gas milage was great.

Great suv for the money

4.9
kriglv on 07/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I will match this car with any other in its class on all factors: ride, paint, interior feel, quality, handling, reliability, looks, etc. I find it a great car considering the price I paid (very inexpensive) considering all the xtras and the 5 year warrenty.I figure if Hyundai will stand behind its product for 5 years bumber to bumper where not many if any other auto manufacturers will; they must be doing something right.....

Great SUV

4.6
Camwo on 07/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought the Santa Fe and the next day drove from Utah to Florida totally loaded and it did great. I kept it under 60 mph and varied the speed during the first 500 hundred miles but got some of the best mpg. I did have one problem in Florida with the engine light. The dealer down there thought it was because the gas cap wasn't tightened at least three clicks and it took the mechanics to reset the light to get it turned off. Then light has not come on again since then. Really a fun car to drive.

Good one

4
Roch Menard on 07/15/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

So far so good

I like my Santa Fe!!!

5
Clee Dillard on 07/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had researched and compared several SUVs and found out that for the money I was getting more SUV. I had owned a Sonata several years ago and was quite satisfied. I drove both the 4 cylinder AND the 6 cylinder and found no difference in the pick up. IT'S A GREAT SUV. The 4 cylinder I choose has a jerking motion when ideling for a while....is this normal. I HAVE noticed that more people are going to the compact SUVs now due to size AND gas milage. I made a GREAT choice. Thanks...Clee

I Love my Santa Fe!!

4.9
MDB on 07/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This IS a great vehicle for those looking for good performance and reliability in an SUV type vehicle. The exterior design is not squared off and "boxy" looking like many other SUVs, something that appeals to me. The price makes this an affordable vehicle for those who want a solid SUV at a great price.I looked at other models for months before choosing the Santa Fe. The few times it has needed service the localHyundai dealer has been great, even when the item is under warranty they have not tried to wiggle out of it like so many dealers do. I lfeel like I got a $30K SUV for under $20K after all my comparison shopping. I love my SantaFe

LOVE MY CAR!!!!!

5
yipee on 07/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is such a sweetie and very female friendly. It handles smoothly and is so much fun to drive!!!I recommend this car to anyone looking for a small suv. You get a great car for a great price!!

Sadly Disapointed

3
jlb on 07/10/2004

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I've had my Sante Fe since April 2002. So far it's been back at Fairfax Hyundai for the following 3 times for transmission problems. I would be on the highway and the damn thing would stop accelerating. The air conditioning keeps going out. It's been in the shop 3 times for that and it's doing it again. Now my speedometer as stopped working and no mileage accumulates. I had it in 2 times for the vibrations underneath the drivers seat. Also, when I bought Hyundai advertised a certain size engine only to find out that a class action law suit was filed because the size engine was advertised incorrectly.

sport utility

4.6
riddell on 07/10/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought the 4 cylinder, it's sometimes slow on pick-up. Other then that, I love it!

Great car great buy

4.3
deverell17 on 07/08/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had no problems at all with this vehicle - it has a stylish exterior design and a very smooth ride. It's fun to drive and there is room for that perfect 4 person family with plenty of room for cargo too. The side airbags and high safety rating are reasurring.

NEEDS MOORE ROOM

3.9
TREM71 on 07/04/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

needs moore room in side and they all should come with the same features the lx has

Transmission Problems

3
mmh3 on 07/03/2004

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

We purchased our 2004 SF 3.5L GLS 4wd in April,2004 in Nevada from Planet Hyundai. With 1200 miles on it, we had to have the transmission replaced. Stevens Creek Auto Imports (An authorized dealer in San Jose, Ca.) had our vehicle for testing and seal replacement prior to putting in the new transmission. There is now a difference in the way the car drives. It used to have a big surge upon the initial acceleration (like a burst of power), but no longer. The freeway acceleration seems to have also diminished. The verdict is still out on the vehicle because we just got it back from the dealership.

Probably the BEST SUV out there

4.9
GLENNMARIVIC on 07/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Price, features, warranty, style, comfort, what more could you ask for? The Santa Fe has got to be one of the top SUV's out there in it's price range and way above it's price range. Our local Hyundai dealer (O'Brian)has been awesome. We are happy Hyundai owners.

Santa Fe

4.9
shelleyshimes on 06/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is our first brand new SUV and we love it. It is everything I want in a vehicle. The safety rating is a plus. It's warranty is a plus. We have installed a DVD player in it for our children and they love it. My 2 year old calls it mommy's Santa Fe. It is very comfortable to drive. I love the roomy trunk and the space it has.

Worth the Money

4.8
villrep on 06/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my 4 cylinder, front wheel drive, standard Santa Fe for 1 year and driven 25k miles already. I like the roominess, the ease of driving, the comfort of the seats, driver visibility, the fuel efficiency compared to other SUVs and even passenger cars (my old vw golf got 33, while this gets 27 on the highway...a reasonable variation)Yes, I even like the 'break the mold' exterior design. I disagree that it rolls in turns. I find it turns very competently and without much tilt. My only dislike is the weak engine power/acceleration. Of course, it's because it is only a 4 cylinder lugging that body around, but I still wish it would have more oomph.

Awsome

5
mmmm124568 on 06/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My Hubby got me a Santa Fe as a surprise for my 30th b-day, and what a surprise it was, I've never had so much fun driving a car, and this is the first SUV I have ever had. WOWzers, getting our 5 year old son in and out is a breeze and with tons of room in the back for groceries makes shoppin easier too.

Great Car!!!

4.9
CAjessy on 06/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Ive had my Santa Fe for about a year now and Ive never been happier! I do a lot of traveling for my job and needed a reliable car that would withstand the 162 RT drive I do on a regular basis. Gas mileage is excellent for an SUV and so far I have not had any problems except for the cd changer.

Santa Fe

5
timmyg on 06/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a consumer friendly SUV, and takes the highway well. Has a lot of safety features for the family. The only thing I would like to see on it, would be automatic door lock when in gear. I forget to use auto lock sometimes. Otherwise it is a great SUV!

2001 and 2004 Owners

5
starref on 06/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my second SantaFe. I thought the first one was great. (Passed it on to my college daughter and she loved it too.) Yhey have tweaked just enough things to make the 2004 noticeably better. Power steering is smoother than our 2001, heating/air conditioning system seems more efficient and easier to operate, stereo is improved. We were glad we had upgraded from the 4 cylinder to the 6 when we went through Colorado last week! Fuel economy is still a pleasant surprise for an SUV, maybe not record breaking but not budget breaking either!

2004 Santa Fe

4.8
tarie1028 on 06/27/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very roomy. Comfortable. Family Friendly. Great gas mileage. Insurance is very reasonable on this car.

comfort and accelleration

4.3
4lifR8R on 06/26/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I was very impressed by this vehicle for the short time I was able to drive it. The comfort and space is awesome. At first glance it looks tiny but it is only an illusion. The space and comfort rival those german high dollar vehicles and the performance is just as awesome. The accelleration is the best of all. I zipped around the Los Angeles area as if I were in an indy car. Hats off to Hyundai.

Santa Fe

4
Robert Satler on 06/26/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Very good value, solid chassis.

The best SUV for the price

4.9
mfgilm on 06/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my second SUV, and my first Hyundai. My first was a Chevy Blazer and I hated it from the beginning. Now, I'm totally pleased with my new Santa Fe. It has all the features I ever wanted in a car, and they come standard!!!. It's smooth to drive, feels like a car instead of a truck, and responds quickly every time you push on the gas. The interior has been built with quality materials not found in more expensive cars, especially Chevy's. This is the best SUV you can find for the price.

performs well in snow

4.6
chad50 on 06/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

this vehicle has really earned my respect since i've owned my santa fe,i've not had one problem with it.at first i was kind of skepticle has to if i made the right discision to purchase a hyundai due to hyundai's past history of reliability,but i must say i'm very much impressed. not only do i know i made the write discision,i'm glad i did as well.

my review

4.6
millermd on 06/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Driver sea should be electric adjustable and be able to move back more than it can

Eat Your Heart Out Ford Explorers

5
Gary Erskine on 06/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this vehicle for the quality, price, the warranty, and the reputation the company has. I have never been disappointed in any of its features. I had a Ford Exploder before this with the 4.0 SOHC and the Santa Fe will not only run away from it but get gobs better gas mileage while doing it. It handles like a dream in mountain curves and straight aways never wandering or feeling like you were out of control. The Ford product did not give you this same sense of security. I have done nothing but drive the vehicle and have not had ONE single incident where I had to take it to the garage for any repairs. Would buy another in a heartbeat.

Great Car!

4.9
appst89 on 06/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought mine in August 2001. I now have almost 58,000 miles on it and still have the original tires. I will be replacing them soon, but should easily get 62,000 miles out of them. I drive over 100 miles per day for my commute and average about 24 mpg. I have had absolutely no problems from this vehicle. It has never been in the shop except for routine maintenance. My wife will be buying a car this fall and I doubt we look any further than the Hyundai dealership for her next vehicle.

PLEASED

4.8
BEJAAY on 06/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

had car about two months. Ride is excellent. Very quiet and comfortable. BSJ

Awesome!

4.8
Chaz589458 on 06/18/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best small SUV on the market currently

Great SUV

4.9
sholeseng on 06/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have had for almost a month. Excellent power and fun to drive. Love the artic blue color. Seems very well built.

happiness

4.9
burnsie on 06/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Sante Fe. I have had only one minor problem with the air conditioning system with a switch that occasionally turns off the fan, but the dealership replaced the switch and the car is great. I love it. It is dependable, fun to drive and looks good. I think it is a good value for the price.

LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!!

5
jparkhurst71 on 06/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I know that Hyundai has been carrying a stigma of a "Cheap Ride" for some time now. However, they maybe more competitive in the price range but lead the pack in qaulity, performance, style availabilty of options as standard equipment and nothing beats the warranty.

Driving is BELIEVING!

4.6
Priscilla C. on 06/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Nice SUV for the price. Paid below invoice and ours includes running board and moonroof too. It's solid and the quality is exceptional. As good as the Honda and Toyota products. Smooth driving quality! Almost as smooth as a Lexus RX, NO kidding! For under $20K and you're thinking of a Honda CRV, Toyota RAV 4 or Highlander. Take a look at the Sante Fe...driving is believing!

sweet buy!

4.3
numusic on 06/13/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

u know, i gotta tell ya... i have owned a mercedes c320, a bmw 328ci, a mercedes ml320 and a vw beetle in the past 6 years- this is one of the strongest, most comfortable, most care free car, i love it. i had BOTH of my mercedes in the shop CONSANTLY! i had so many issues with the c320 i ended up getting rid of it 6 months old! i havent owned this suv long but i have to tell u there is not ONE thing i can gripe about, never been to the shop, always purrs like a cat-

mine

4.6
joepants on 06/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

driver seat is small.

Santa Fe Is Great

4.9
beardr2 on 06/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

An unbelivable value. Shockingly good quality and very attractive and comfortable to boot

car

3.6
baroha on 06/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 5

The car is great

great vehicle for the money

5
sdgfnic on 06/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

for the money the sante fe is the best suv ive driven. smooth drive not like a truck and many convenient features both inside and outside. my wife is driving this and wouldnt drive my blazer because it was big and drove like a truck

Service concern

4
CandieUPS on 06/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I have had to sevice the check engine light 8 times in less than a year..Since there is an excellent warranty for Hyundais, I have no expense but my time and effort without my vehicle during these service times is almost not worth having the Santa Fe. I bought my Santa Ff for $22,000 at 459 $ payments

sound build suv

5
Frank Zielinski on 06/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Second we owned could have a better tires on it-they were out pretty fast. Otherwise suv is a good buy. STILL HAS THE SAME PROBLEM 2002 DID-HESitates on take off everonce in awhile.

Review of 2004 Sante Fe

4.9
Billye on 06/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent comfort for an SUV, good on mileage, roomier than other SUVs of comparable price.

very happy with the santa fe

5
MillyC on 06/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fun to drive and very nice looking and is very good with the fuel used. Has lots of room in it.

Love my Santa Fe

4.9
Spike_NY on 06/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I'd driven the 2002 & found it very lacking in the get up & go dept and that was in comparison to a `95 Mitsubishi Expo (4 cyl.) w/ close to 100,000 mi. that regularly left the 2002 Santa Fe in the dust! I still love my Expo, the gas pedal's responsiveness, the roominess, car like drive, a ton of standard features for the price, etc., but those are the exact reasons I'm in love with my new Santa Fe LX as well. It doesn't look exactly like every other SUV out there, which seems fitting being it out classes most of them anyway (IMHO). For the look, room, ride, price & quality of even the most standard features on the LX, it can't be beat.

Our tow vehicle

4.6
barbnjack on 06/08/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great tow, comfortable and fun to drive and comfortable ride too. hoped for better gas mileage.

My Santa Fe

4.6
bob b on 06/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Just got back from a 3500 mile trip with my Santa Fe and it ran flawlessly, I averaged 25-28MPG.

Nice Ride

3.9
SWMan on 06/05/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Good value. Smooth ride and much quieter than our Ford Windstar. One problem with putting it in park (started rolling a couple of times). Hyundai rep told me that they can be difficult to put in park.

santa fe

4
fnamvd on 06/05/2004

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

local to mid range driving distances, to 4 cly is fine...for more pep get the 6cly.

Great Car for a Great Price!

5
friend7200 on 06/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is a wonderful vehicle for a decent price. I recently purchased a 4 cylinder, front wheel drive base model with the utility package included. I love the car, it looks great, runs great, and is pretty good on gas. The safety ratings for this car are out the roof. This car was recommended by consumer reports for safety and value.

Great Vehicle, So far...

4.3
jblewis on 06/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchased a 2004, 3.5, GLS AWD Santa Fe about a week ago. I'm sure we made the right choice. We looked at Ford Escape, Honda CRV, Tribute and RAV 4. None rode as comfortably. Very smooth handling. Feels solid, too. A few minor quibbles about the interior--the armrest is too low, the windshield's angle picks up some weird glare in certain sunlight conditions and the cup holders could be better placed. Of course if you've looked at the Santa Fe you know that gas mileage is terrible. But we liked the ride so much that we simply pledged to walk a little more and drive a little less to conserve some fuel.

My dream car

4.6
dwhatever on 06/02/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I researched and research and test drove and test drove and finally settled on the Santa Fe. Boy am I happy. Her name is Carmen and she runs just like a dream. I am looking forward to many happy years driving her.

I love it!!!!!

5
Ides on 05/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After many hours of searching for the replacement for our 98 Windstar mini- van. We decided that the best option was a smaller sized SUV. We have 2 children but no longer needed the room for car seats/strollers/etc... The Santa Fe was the perfect fit. I drive over 80 miles a day during the week...and probably another 80 combined on Sat & Sun...so I need something reliable and comfortable to drive. I'm thrilled with my choice!!

mine

4.8
Mike Flynn on 05/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

No problems, had owned Hyundai xg350 and this is good car

POOR PERFORMER

1.3
Myhyundai on 05/28/2004

Performance: 1 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

The vehicle did not meet my expectations and had many expensive, time consuming mechanical difficulties.

longshot buyer

4.8
longstrk9 on 05/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i took a longshot on this purchase, ive only had it a week not much to complain or compliment on at the this time. i own a 2002 trailblazer for 2 years and thats what i traded in for the santa fe. now being that i just left a 300 hp suv its hard to critized a smaller suv at this time but i am amazed that gas milelage only differs about 2 to 3 miles the santa should give more gas milage. so far so good first 400 miles hope the next 400 is something to brag on. (hello shreveport la.) LOL

Shopped for 1.5 years

5
Joe Sadlier on 05/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I got th FW drive and the 3.5 Liter engine. I discovered that the FW drive can tow more weight than the 4WD. I don't plan to go off the road anyway and if the snow gets to deep I'll wait till it melts. You cant beet the warantee. 10yrs OR 100,000 miles power traine.

I love my Sante Fe

4.8
phylvanem on 05/25/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the first new car that I have ever bought that hasn't had to be taken back to the dealer to fix incidentals. Nothing has ever been wrong, or unfinished. I am from Detroit, so this is my first foreign car.

unbelievable car and value

5
dustin walters on 05/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

my hyundai santa fe has impressed me so much that i now own two hyundai's. more options for less money. since i have purchased my car, j.d powers and assoc. has done nothing but rave about the entire product line that hyundai makes. that really makes me feel good about the cars that i own.

Pathbreaking SUV from Hyundai Santa Fe

4.8
Sambasivan S. on 05/24/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great ride. Superb Interior features. Great Exterior Styling. Roomy Interior. Overall Value for Money.

May be a repeat buyer

4.5
Artifax on 05/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

My 2001-5 speed Santa Fe sticker price was the same as some other used vehicles I looked at. Styling is sharp, interior space is best in catagory, performance and handeling are good for a small SUV

My Second Santa Fe

4.6
SteveSt on 05/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my second Santa Fe. Originally owned the 2002 fwd LX but wanted the bigger engine and 4wd. Also got the sunroof, woodgrain interior and running boards. This car has been great. It offers a compiant ride, good handling and many safety features including side air bags. No wonder Hyundai is tied with Honda for Initial Quality. Buy it...you won't regret it!

Hyundai = Fun day

4.9
Stacy Romele on 05/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best Vehicle I Have Ever Owned

4.6
dunnroven on 05/15/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love it! It handles like an expensive European sedan, but is "off road" tough. Quite a buy for the money.

My 2004 Hyundai

4.6
Cindae on 05/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my 2004 Santa Fe for 5 1/2 months now. My prior vehicle was totalled in an accident and I had not planned to have to purchase a vehicle any time soon; however, I have no regrets over purchasing my Santa Fe! My biggest compliment is how well is does on gas mileage. It also drives very smoothly--more like a car! I never worry about getting somewhere safely I have also aken it down South, and it handled just fine on the road.

Not happy

3.9
Someone123 on 05/13/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

I have had a very bad experience. I have owned my vehicle for not even 2 months and it has been in the shop twice. I've had parts go bad already and warning lights have come on. Personally, I will not buy a this make and model again.

Sante Fe

5
Sharon46 on 05/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I owned a 2001 Santa Fe and I made the mistake of trading it in. It was awesome in the snow and it had power. The ride was smooth and it was a reliable SUV. I recently bought a 2004 Santa Fe and am so glad that I was able too. I'll never trade this in unless it is for another Santa Fe

SMOOTH AND COMFORTABLE

4.9
rxgen on 05/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

TO DATE, THE SANTA FE EXPERIENCE HAS SURPASSED EXPECTATIONS. AS A PREVIOUS OWNER OF OTHER SUV'S, THE SANTA FE PERFORMANCE EXCEEDS THE OTHERS. A SMOOTH AND QUIET RIDE FOR SURE! NOT TO MENTION, A TROUBLE FREE VEHICLE SINCE TAKING IT OUT OF THE DEALERS LOT!

always on the road

4.9
happyhyundai on 05/08/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

bought in march now have 2000 miles and have enjoyed every mile and look forward to the next 100,000 not in the market to buy but what a great deal and warranty couldn't pass up next time will buy a 6 cyl. the 4 is slow to get up but once it does it goes. would recomend to anyone looking for the suv look but the ride and price of a luxury car.

Hyundai in Florida

4.1
memullady on 05/08/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Although I have only owned this vehicle a few months, I am very satisfied so far. At this point my only complaint has been some hesitation and jerkiness when accelerating from a rolling start or sometimes from a standing start. This may have something to do with the electronic accelerator linkage. Mind you, I have not reported this to the dealer at this time, as the vehicle is hardly broken in and the vehicle is primarily driven in town. The vehicle is comfortable for me even though I am a large person at over 6 ft tall. I am still waiting for some gas milage improvement.

Sunroof caution

4
AZ on 05/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

We were not informed that consumers lose about 2 inches of headroom with the factory installed sunroof. It is also leaks when we go through touchless car washes. It has been replaced and still leaks. The Hyundai regional rep. told us that all sunroofs leak.

i love my santa fe

4.3
ken wagner on 05/06/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I LOVE MY SANTA FE,IT VERY ECONOMICAL AND IT'S FUN TO DRIVE!

HYUNDAI DOESN'T CARE!!!!!!

2
MISTY FITZGERALD on 05/05/2004

Performance: 1 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

WARNING!!!! DO NOT, I REPEAT DO NOT BUY A SANTA FE. I HAVE A 2001 SANTA FE THAT IS NOW GOING IN FOR SERVICE FOR A FOURTH TIME IN 10 WEEKS AND LESS THAN 5000 MILES.

Great Alternative

4.9
sacbec on 05/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my new Santa Fe. This 4 cylinder has better pick up than my 6 cylinder Explorer. I also like being able to switch to switch to a stick shift when I need to.

great SUV I believe to out there f

4.6
tomkat on 05/04/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just bought and driven over 2000 miles on it since then. only bad thing is the tires are out of balance and need to be balnced and checked by the dealer before given to customer. Also the 2.7 is a good engine but lacks power in the mountains. I would recommend the 3.5ltrGreat buying service no i got to have this one saleman and great service. I would definately recommend to anyone

I Love It!

4.9
Derekwc on 05/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I finally bought my dream car. It has body design like No other SUV on the market - not boxy not square but sleek and bubbly. It is a fun light midsize suv for anyone. Hyundai has become my hero as far as make is concern; this is the second Hyundai I have purchased and am even more pleased with this than the first. Well build, Excellently priced, fun, stylish, and everyone asks me how a guy like me can afford such a nice car. I named him Deshawn.

Poor gas Mileage

3.3
Olivarr on 05/02/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Car does not perform as expected.

buying a hyundai

5
ricky28 on 05/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

its a great car highly recommend hyundai santa fe

I love the Santa FE!

4.9
Santa FE on 05/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have loved my Santa FE. It is a great car. It is stylish, economical, and has been a great investment. I would recommend it to anybody.

Santa Fe Is a Great Buy

4.8
Mxms344 on 04/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Santa Fe excells in every category except for one in my opinion. The fuel economy is not what I was expectiong from a 4 cycl. engine and a 5-speed manual transmission. But that being said the comfort of the ride and the spacious interior matched with the affordability and reliability greatly over shadow the fuel economy.

Santa fe

2.8
Jumping bean on 04/25/2004

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

My santa fe has major transmission problems! I have already had the transmission replaced and will probably have to have it done again. Whenever it shifts, it bucks and isn't happy. When going from reverse to drive it has a very lengthy delay. My vehicle also makes a thump noise in the rear when backing up sound like a brake letting loose. While I like the look of the vehicle, I am not happy. The factory as well as the dealer says this if normal, I say this is crap.

Wow. . . .

4.9
Carrz on 04/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just brought the Santa Fe this month and I can't stop driving it. Its a great suv and im happy I made it my 1st car!

I love my car

5
Kendall kape on 04/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It's the best car ever, fun, safe and easy to control.

Love It !!!!!!!!!!!!

5
Marsbar on 04/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great new car experience. Would recommend this car to any women or first time younger buyers for the reliability and economy of it.

Bought it knowing the possible problems

4.8
suekar on 04/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I almost immediately experienced the"bump" when after driving a short distance I came to a stop. It seems to have been fixed with a computer replacement however I have just recently, after 5000 miles, had a scarey bump when going about 50 on highway. My passengers all felt it. That was two weeks ago and have not felt it since. That's the extent of the problems and I knew about the transmission unevenness from extensive board reading. So, I'm very pleased. It's great for the mountain and city driving I do -- now wishing for a hybrid that gets 40 mpg.

Santa Fe GLS - A Winner

5
Ray Lipton on 04/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is one of the most comfortable vehicles I have owned. For the money paid, it has more extras and refinements than any of the other makes of SUVs on the market. When factoring in the 5 year mfgers. bumper-to-bumper warranty, this, in my opinion is one of the "best buys" on the market today. Most importantly, my wife, who previously never drove an SUV, loves it.

Pleasing

4.5
Pimpsterrific on 04/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

The Sante Fe drives just like a car. I can manuever it like I did with my previous compact car. I was surprised at the fact that i didn't have to "adjust" to driving a larger vehicle.

Has anyone gone in snad? Help!

4.3
karenh on 04/20/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Overall, I think my new car is great. I have 2500 miles and all is well. been through a few snowstorms and the car handled great. One problem: One reason that I purchased a 4wd vehicle was because I live on Cape Cod, MA in the summer. The dealership told me that I should have no trouble going on Cape beaches with the 4wd system. I took it out today and I did not feel comfortable at all. I felt that I was going to get stuck the entire time. I didn't get stuck, however, is this how 4wd is supposed to feel? The engine also smellled funny when I got back on hard pavement, like it had been working too hard.

Hyundai santa fe

4.8
Santa fe driver on 04/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Santa fe for v6 and size of SUV has great response timing and pickup. Very reliable on open road and quick response to in city driving. Fun to drive and reliable. on top of all that, affordable!

FIRST SUV

4.5
METFAN on 04/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

THIS IS OUR FIRST SUV I LIKE BEING UP HI AND LOVE THE FEATURES OF AN SUV I HAVE OWNED 3 HYUNDAI ALREADY BECAUSE THE WARRANTY IS GREAT SO FAR THE CAR RIDES VERY GOOD

my hyundai

4.6
meljamiefreckles on 04/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this is a great car/suv, very fun to drive, easy to manuver into tight parking spots. Before this I had a dodge ram which I loved, but trying to park it in todays parking spots was horrible!! The santa fe works well with my sirius satellite radio plug and play, the sound is good, there is plenty of room for a plus size person in the driver's seat as well as in the rear seats. Seat belts have plenty room, cargo space is good as well. There is NO TOP HEAVINESS some might experience with other taller SUV's. Very stable vehicle, an excellent car to drive!!

Best SUV in its Class

5
Elaine_G on 04/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had to purchase a new car in a hurry, and test drove every SUV in the under 25,000 price range. I drove most at least twice. The Sante Fe is Roomier on the inside, has more options that are considered standard features, is more comfortable than all of the other brands. I have been driving this car since July, and it is the most fun car to drive that I have ever owned or ridden in.

GREAT LITTLE AUTO

4.8
JERRY PACIELLO on 04/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

GREAT VIEW OF THE ROAD FROM DRIVERS SIDE .EASY TO HANDLE BOUGHT IN FLORID DROVE BACK TO NEW YORK THE NEXT WEEK.MOSTCOMFORTABLE TRIP I HAD IN YEARS POWER OF ENGINE WAS A BIG TREAT JUST FELL IN LOVE WITH IT

Good little SUV

4.6
Paulie Peace on 04/11/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The car rides smooth and handles well--this being the first "non-car" I've ever driven. No problem getting into and out of the Santa Fe and the seats are comfortable for all who ride in it. Plus I like that it has more of a car look to it-rounded ends and sides instead of the very sqare and straight"SUV/Jeep-y look" that most others seem to have. Good buy for the money--why spend more if you really don't have to? And a grea

Best Mid Size SUV!!

4.9
olebrumm on 04/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This SUV is a great size (not too big, not too small), drives superbly, and you get soooo much value for the money. Sound system is great, seats are comfortable, lots of room in back seat and cargo area.

Great Vehicle by Ron

4.9
Ron Snyder on 04/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After looking at competing vehicles, I decided on the Santa Fe based on its standard features, price and warranty.

AWESOME VEHICLE

4.9
dms3569 on 04/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

PURCHASING THIS VEHICLE HAS BEEN THE BEST DECISION I HAVE MADE. I HAVE HAD MY SANTA FE FOR ONE YEAR AND LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT. IT IS A VERY SOLID, WELL-BUILT CAR WITH A SMOOTH RIDE, AND IS COMFORTABLE FOR LONG TRIPS.

Robin's Review

4.9
HealthLoveFaith on 04/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought the suv in Jan-04 and we love it!! It is not a tank but it is not a little bug either. For my husband who is 6'4 and my son who is to follow, it has enough room for the whole family. It handles very well.

Best suv on the market

4.9
sly-fox53 on 03/31/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We looked at almost all suv's out there and the Santa Fe was by far the best buy and ride of them all. Best warranty on the market and the lowest price by far. We liked the vehicle so much and the warranty that we bought a Hyundai Elantra GT also. same thing best of everything.

The best of everything!

5
Faith_911_leonard on 03/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my dream vehicle. It's the best of everything, first rate quality. I would recommend this to everyone!

review

4.9
alias2002 on 03/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Aside from the front windshield fogging up every time it rains, I've had no complaints about this vehicle.

Excellent all around vehicle.

4.8
lsnider on 03/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great looking Suv. Along with the warranty and dependability we feel confident that we would by another in years to come. It's fun to drive, and the 6 cyl. engine has all the power you'd need. We're so glad we chose the Santa Fe. Our son recently bought a Tiburon GT, leather, 6 speed and he is having a blast with it. Once in a while my husband and I steal it for a drive. Sincerly, Linda Snider,Melbourne Florida.

Love my Santa Fe

5
champsmom on 03/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It is a brand new experience for my family. The ride is comfy like a car, yet you are elevated like a truck. It is classy without being snobby. You can see out of all windows. Ther is mucho leg-room, which is important for my husband.

True Fun!

5
Mench on 03/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

There is nothing we could complain about. The quality is superb, it rides very well, and it's a head-turner, wherever we drive that beautiful creation!

WOW, WHAT A GREAT VEHICLE!

4.6
BILLY JONES on 03/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I'VE ONLY HAD THE VEHICLE FOR TWO MONTHS BUT SO FAR I'M VERY PLEASED WITH MY SANTAFE

Excellent Car

4.9
thomix on 03/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have got a car with almost luxury equipment for a reasonable price. Very attractive body, good quality on all details.

problems

3.3
rockyfour on 03/17/2004

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

i bought the suv in nov and when i bought it the rear winshield wouldnt stop working it was moving but wiper was off, ive been to the dealer numerous times but they cant fix it, so now i bought a 27,000 vehical,that i cant even use a winshield wiper, and to top it off both of the front winshield wipers and broke , the passenger side when it was snowing and the driver side when it was raining. (not fun driving home in the rian with no winshield wipers)

Love my Santy

5
SilverSanta on 03/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love my new Santy!!!

Good Ride

4.8
PPeterson on 03/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The Hyndai Santa Fe is fun to drive. The standard shift, however, has one get a little too friendly with the passenger. The vehicle has good looks, a comfortable ride, and easy conversion to put back seats down. After driving a standard shift Camry for 19 years, the gas milage seems higher than I am used to. I still enjoy the Santa Fe and have found it useful and affordable.

Great vehicle for the price

4.6
Mikeraxom on 03/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car, good milage for a SUV. Fun to drive. Graet front, rear and side vision. We picked the Santa Fe after test driving the Kia and found the Kia to ride rough and have a cheap interior.

hyundai santa fe vs toyota rav4

4.8
plb on 03/16/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

santa fe as an automatic seems to have more power than manual rav4 2.4 engine. there certainly seems to be more interior room in the santa fe than the rav4, both front and back seats, according to my 5'7" daughter whom has sat in both front/back seats during trips. i loved my rav4, but have found that i have a new favorite. just bought this santa fe 2/2/04---we'll see

I love it

4.9
lucki on 03/10/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best buy for the money

New purchase, upset

4.4
vilamed on 03/09/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Sluggish movement with V4 model

My GLS

4.9
SoulShker on 03/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I got the GLS 2.7 with the moonroof and the ski rack. I love it. It's so much fun to drive. The stock stereo rocks and it gets so much better gas miliage than my truck. I am very pleased with my purchase. I'd recomment it to anyone that wants a stylish SUV that is fun to drive under $25k.

great car for price

5
advent on 03/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

drives well/handles great in bad & good weather Bob Bell & Hyundai wrote & emailed asking how I liked it& if they could anything I've been driving seen I was 16 and I'm a sr. now I've always been a Ford man/this car has changed my thinking God Bless Jerry

great car

4.6
derf1776 on 03/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This car rides great and has good power with the 3.5L. The stereo is great for a stock system. The only drawback that bothers me is the time/date clock where there should be a digital compass. I may have one installed myself. Other than that the best SUV you can get for the money.

Best Keep Secert

4.6
Timberwolf on 03/03/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best SUV you can get for the money. I'm an ex Honda owner and believe me, the Koreans have caught the Japanese.

An eye catcher with so so pick up

4.8
Qball479 on 03/01/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A fun car to own and drive. Suffers from a slight lack of decent accelaration power. Holds a ton, and will tow even more.

Awesome fun!

4.9
Judith C on 02/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

What a fun car! I needed something bigger than my Accord to haul bricks, potting soil and stuff for my townehouse. Being a single (older) female, I liked the enclosed SUV (as opposed to an open bed truck) to keep my haul locked up and enclosed. Safety is big with me. Also sitting up high, the visibility on the road is much better. Seems like everyone in California has an SUV or truck. The Santa Fe is so much fun to drive. And it's comfortable and easy to handle and park. My 82-year-old mother and I just went to Arizona for a trip and got caught in a snowstorm in the mountains. No problem. We just zipped down the road w

Excellent Buy For The Money

4.9
Mindinversion on 02/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I *love* this vehicle! 3.5L engine is an absolute BEAST on the road, and I haven't had a single REAL problem with the car yet. Everything is modular inside, easy to work on and easy to find. I love the styling as well, though some seem to think it's "too aggressive". Then they go back to driving their Neons and Cavaliers. Well worth EVERY PENNY *AS LONG AS YOU PLAN TO DRIVE IT FOREVER* (Resale value doesn't hold as well on these)

great car

4.9
shash41 on 02/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my suv it is nice looking and runs like a charm

So far so good!!

3.9
John Wolfe on 02/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

My lovely wife and I have just recently invested in a 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV. It's been almost a month now, and I haven't heard a peep from her regarding our current conveyance issues. While considering what I've endurred in the last year and a half; what with her constantly wearing her elbow out on my ribs and also putting unnecessary mileage upon my backside via her sneaker; I MUST SAY THAT... I AM PLEASED. Thanks for providing me an opportunity to vent my appreciation!! John Wolfe Orlando, Florida

Love mine!

5
mommy2zoe on 02/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is an afforadble car that is so worth the money! It's roomy and comfortable and fun to drive!

Outstanding

5
netsurfer3015 on 02/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The truck is outstanding

AN AWESOME VEHICLE

4.8
LORIS on 02/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I LOVE THIS SUV, I HAD DREAMED OF OWNING ONE BUT COULD NEVER AFFORD IT. NOW I HAVE ONE I COULD AFFORD AND LOVE TO DRIVE. IT'S FUN AND HANDLES VERY WELL. I WOULDN'T TRADE IT IN FOR ANY OTHER SUV ON THE MARKET, AND I'M NOT KIDDING!

It's the SUV to buy !

5
Debbie from Georgia on 02/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have really enjoyed my Santa Fe in the month I've owned it. It has a wonderful smooth ride. My other vehicle you got jousled when you went over rough roads or bumps this is exceptonally smooth. It came with alot more standard equipment for the price and the warranty is great too!

Love It!

5
shan7797 on 02/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This SUV is the best deal on the market today. It is great to drive and has a ton of power. The interior is very comfortable and the in dash 6- cd changer rocks! I can't say enough good things about this vehicle. I am a very happy customer.

I love him...

4.8
forgottenchild on 02/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I think the Santa Fe handles very well, rides smoother than any other SUV I est drove, and offered a lot more at a better price with an unbeatable warranty!

awesome

5
liznkew on 02/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

firm, tight, lotsa stuff at no extra cost, comfortable and plows thru this miserable winter with ease.....wish it came with a power seat but hey cant have everything at this low cost

Great SUV

5
RW Willis on 02/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a GREAT SUV with lots of room and a unbeatable warranty. I had a air conditiong compressor that failed two days after I received the vechile, but this was immediately corrected by the dealer.

We Love our Sante Fe

4.8
sabbybg on 02/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my wifes vehicle and her 3rd Hyundai. She reports that this is the best vehicle,meaning safety and fun to drive, than any other we have had. I am so impressed with the Sante Fe, that I will no longer buy my Sable LS and want a Sante Fe as well.And I have never liked SUV's. I have always been a sedan guy.Imagine my surprise.This is a great vehicle and you cannot beat the warranty.As a loyal customer, my wife was actually able to get a 100,000 mile bumper to bumper coverage. Talk about Driving without worries.

Worth The Money

4.9
ardiemuse on 02/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A fine vehicle to date. All the amenenities at an affordable price. Fit and finish very good. I live in northern NY and the Santa Fe has served me very well in this last rough winter. The AWD feature is sure footed for safe, comportable and reliable transportation. The 3.7 V6 is powerful and very quick when passing another vehicle. I would buy another in a heartbeat but I would buy it somewhere other than a Fucillo dealership. The reasons for that decision would be material for a book.

Love my Santa Fe

5
Pharmdoc77 on 02/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was looking for a sporty SUV that is reliable and efficient. I got it with the Hyundai Santa Fe. No need for 4WD as I purchased the 4 cylinder model with front wheel drive. This baby plowed through 12 inches of unpaved snow without a buckle with no problem. On dry roads, this automobile gives a smooth and solid ride and takes the bumps effortlessly. The interior is stylish and well thought out. The 4 cylinder engine gives plenty of pep. I couldn't be happier with my purchase.

Hyundai Santa Fe

5
LoriW on 02/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After years of driving a Ford F350 crew cab,we bought the Santa Fe based on overall price,package and fuel effeciency. I was totally amazed at the mileage. Hiway trip, it got almost 33mpg. I just grin every time I pass by the gas station that I used to visit twice a week. Very accomodating interior and I can take my two great danes along as well as the heeler. Lots of head room for those of us who are tall, I was surprised by the amount of room in the back seat for my bud who stands 6ft 4in.Even he was surprised. Highly recommended for a pleasant surprise.

Realistic & previous Hyundai Owner

4.5
Feegs on 02/18/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Great Value!!! Smooth Ride!!! Limited space for Big Driver & Passenger in front due to center console which constains leg room toward console. That's the only beef, otherwise, a fantastic, fun ride with the best warranty in the market! I'm over 300 lbs and I love it!

fun

4.5
adriana on 02/18/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I like it, think is a lot for that money

Good little twruck

4.9
gooberjam on 02/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I like this suv more than any I have owned. It has features I liked at a reasonable price.

2004 Santa Fe

4.5
Tomasi on 02/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Drives well, has sufficient power for moderate hills (2.7 ltr). OK fuel economy (23.5 mpg at 75 mph on 8 hr trip), but expected somewhat better. Plently of cargo space for two, but would be pressed for bagage space for 2 adults and 2 kids. Excellent front windshield view. Seams to be well built and solid.

Nice Car

3.6
Deedeepgh on 02/17/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Nice car with excellent value for the dollar. It is plenty powerful with the big 6 cylinder and has loads of thoughtful touchs to the interior.

santa fe

5
csd44 on 02/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great Car, Fun to drive, the best value on the market, look at the warrenty, you be a fool now to have this warrenty on any car you buy.

santa fe 2004

4.9
airblast on 02/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

its great ,and excellent

Hyundai Santa Fe AWD 3.5L

4.8
hbtx2 on 02/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The car is a great value for the money. It comes with every possible bell and whistle for about $22,900. I now have about 13000 miles on the vehicle. When delivered, the car had a transmission leak. The entire transmission had to be replaced. It was replaced with little or no resistance from the dealer or the manufacturer. There have been no other problems with the SUV which is very enjoyable toown

Great Santa Fe

4.9
band man on 02/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Santa Fe Lx. It has so many extras. I have leather interior with seat heaters, a great sound system, and it runs great on the highway. You have to watch the speed or you will catch yourself going too fast.

Lots of Trouble

2.6
Cloudy625 on 02/15/2004

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

I have had nothing but trouble with my Santa Fe. Since the day I bought this vehicle, it has been in the shop approx. 15 times. It's constantly a sensor, other problems. It has even slung a rod already and had to have the engine replaced. This is not an exaggeration. ANd the dealership that I have to deal with on service is just terrible. They hate me and I hate them. lol

This is a great SUV

5
mwagner2004 on 02/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I think that this is one of the best hyundais that i have ever bought. I have owned more than just a few and this one seems to be the best due to the fact that it has all wheel drive and it has plenty of room and is very versatile!

BEST CAR I HAVE OWNED

4.9
ROBERT MAIDA on 02/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

FUN TO DRIVE, DEPENDABLE, COMFORTABLE,NIMBALE, ALL AROUND GREAT CAR!!!

Santa Fe vs. Escape

4.8
Bridge on 02/14/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife and I spent three weeks doing our homework on small SUV'S. Our criteria were mpg, monthly payments, and quality. We had a great deal for the Escape, but eventually decided on purchasing the Santa Fe due to a much classier/comfortable interior and a greater list of overall standard options. Seating in the Hyundai was much more comfortable and plush. In the end, we have a much higher quality vehicle with a stronger warranty. Hyundai apparently is following Honda's initial footsteps by increasing quality or losing the American market. Five years ago, I would not have even considered a Hyundai.

Excellent Vehicle

5
Jeni16139 on 02/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My Santa Fe is the best vehicle i have ever owned. It is comfortable, easy to drive. Has lots of room and the children i have had in my car like the comfortable seats, as do I. I have a ruptured disc on my tailbone. in this vehicle i am so comfortable. I am excited each time I get in it because I know I Will enjoy the ride. I am so pleased with my Santa Fe I have been recommending it to everyone searching for a new vehicle. I have never done that at all.

2004

4.8
asco on 02/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

excellent suv. the best in its catergory.

Can't Believe It

2
DC Lee on 02/08/2004

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

After 8000 miles car broke down in bad weather. Roadside service very good for tow. After 2 trips to dealer and 11 days I finally got the car back. Needed a new engine module. Am fearful of breakdown now. Also had to have cloth seat rep[lace as it tore at the seems. Also do not like breaking feel. Wish i had bought ABS. This car will not get old with me

First Foreign Car

4.9
Hannah on 02/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love the Santa Fe. It is very roomy in the back seat

The Best SUV EVER!

4.9
MissGimpie on 02/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Santa Fe! My parents have one, and when I was looking for a new car, I thought nothing else besides buying my very own one. GO BUY ONE!

Sorta Beware

4
Kingtriton on 02/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

This vehicle is great, except that it burns oil. Hy. Corp said that it is normal to burn 1 QT / 1000 miles. Don't buy into this. It took 2 months to finally get the Corporation to fix it. Now the dealership is tearing down the engine to find out the problem. Other than the burning of oil, I have enjoyed this vehicle, especially in the snow, where it plowed through 1 1/2' of snow.

Love this SUV

4.8
MarcW on 02/04/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've only had this vehicle a month but the smooth ride and comfortable seating is great. I've had it in the snow and it holds the road very nicely with the 4WD. The only thing I don't like is that the lock/unlock buttons and the cruise on the steering wheel are not lit when the lights are on. You can't see them in the dark and this in my eyes is a safety hazard if you have to look for them. Other then that I have to say This vehicle is great to own...

Read this Before Buying!

5
HyundaiisBest on 02/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned this car for over a month now. I have had Zero problems with this vehicle and am getting 4 miles more a gallon than the sticker said. My family loves it. I can keep up with freway traffic and tow my waverunner with ease. I had a great experience at the dealership, paid under invoice and feel great about my investment. I would stongly recomend this suv.

GREAT SUV

5
daX on 01/31/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

FEEL COMFORTABLE-SAFE-AT AFFORDABLE PRICE. PLEANTY OF FEATURES AND STORAGE. ENGINE IS NOT A MONSTRER-BUT GETS JOB DONE AND HAVE NOT FELT SLUGGISH--ALWAYS PERFORMS.

Value

5
Jab0931 on 01/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best Bang for the buck out there. More fun to drive than the Acura at half the cost. The Honda Pilot is a pig on the city streets. Buy the car, not the hype of the name people!

Fun AND Reliable!

4.8
Katster on 01/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It's an attractive car that's fun to drive. I love the larger engine, it moves on these Atlanta highways with no trouble. It looks much more expensive that it is and comes with a lot of standard features on the LX edition. The 6 CD Monsoon system rocks! Side airbags and the warrenty sold me, and I've had GREAT service from my dealership, they've been so friendly. I recommend the air deflector for those of you with sun roofs, it keeps the wind from creating that buffeting feeling on your ears when the top is open. I look forward to driving it, my Artic Blue "Belle" (we name our cars, what can I say).

Great suv at a great price

4.3
donna on 01/29/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Let your misguided friends spend twice as much on an overpriced, unreliable domestic SUV. THIS SUV is for the smart consumer who wants a great car, style and a superior warrenty at a great price!

I Love My Santa Fe

5
Islandgrl84 on 01/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I use to have a 2000 Mustang convertible and after having my Santa Fe for almost, oh my god I love it so much. Being only 19 thats really hard to do for a sports car to lose to an SUV, but man I love the fact of going off road a little and I still can open my moon roof for the great sun.There isn't much more that I can say but everyone should have one. They get great gas mileage.

fun to drive and a great value

4.8
Drymanowski on 01/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I actually own a 2002 Santa Fe. It's one of the best cars I've ever owned. I live lived in upstate ny all my life. We had a horrible winter last year. Snow falls up to 24" 2 weeks in a row. Never once spun the tires. The car perfomred perfectly and I didn't even have to use the AWD. Impressed by that and its overall reliability. Great ride and economical for a SUV. I would not hesitate in buying another.

the greatest suv on earth!

5
gary casper on 01/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Santa'fe is an all around great suv. It's perfect in all conditions; whether on snow, mud, rain, or sand it has never let me down. The inside is full of confort and space. The outside has a bold and husky look. It's a very sturdy ride but, not so rugged that you're bouncing all over the road. And that's good because, most of my driving is done on the highway. My last comment is on it's gas mileage. Mine gets 23 mpg. on average so, i can't see why someone would buy one of those other suv's that get only 12 to 18 mpg. It's a great buy! Try one out for yourself and you will not regret it.

Hundai

4.6
karin gwin on 01/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought it for my daughter, I was looking for quality, price, safety and maintance, warrenty. Thought that I found it with this car.

Exellent

5
Doglover on 01/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Sante Fe is the best vechicle we have owned in a long time. It handles really well in the snow. And onlong trips it is very comfortable to ride in.The overall mechanical perforamce is exellent. We have had alot of people comment on the looks of it. And alot of people ask us all about it overall. My family loves this vechicle. Thank you for making suce a wonderful suv.Sincerly The Odland family.

SANTA FE

4.9
MSNICKY on 01/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

iT WAS NICE BUT I WOULDN'T DEAL WITH THE SAME DEALER SHIP I BOUGHT IT FROM

Go for it

4.3
Tom1949 on 01/21/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

No question about it. So far this is a great vehicle at an even better price. The finish, trim, and fit are more than what one would look for in a higher priced vehicle.

Frugal, but it's a workhorse

4.8
JT SMITH on 01/20/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Traded in a Lincoln.Needed room for more hauling.lawn tools,retaining wall blocks,back-fill mat.topsoil and mulch just to name a few items. Also took it on vac. to beach, carried our stuff plus 2 other couples luggage, golf clubs, beach stuff and 4 coolers.Has proven to be a good all around SUV. Also great in the snow!

Best Money I've Spent

5
Rachel025 on 01/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The first major point, for me, was the warranty. No one can beat 5 yr bumper to bumper & 10 yr powertrain. The standard features are awesome. It came with everything; air, power locks and windows, automatic, cd, am/fm, tape... even a leather wrapped steering wheel! The interior is very roomy and it seems all the controls are set up perfect for the driver. Nothing overly confusing about the controls or their locations. The styling is chic. I did not want to buy an SUV that looked like a box. It has the perfect amount of cargo space. The area behind the back seat is huge. Not to mention, the back seat folds down completely flat for more space.

My 2nd Santa Fe

4.9
btexpress on 01/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I own a 2002, and a 2003 Santa Fe, and am getting ready to purchase a 2004. I love the car, only flaw I have seen so far is for some reason the Headlights dim and then brighten up and this is done repeatedly every time using the lights, other than that this SUV is great.

Cheapest SUV

4.6
amby on 01/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We like it for our family of four (parents and teenagers). The size is not too small as you might think. It is really just roomy enough. The mileage is coming up to 21 mpg this last fill up(1200 Miles). We can not wait to take a 4 hr trip to Lubbock soon to see how the ride is on a longer drive and how the milage comes out. Around town this is a fun little car. The kids call it our 'suv'. It is a lot of fun to drive. Peppy and responsive is the word. We got the 2.7L V-6 for the extra milage. Frankly more power is not necessary. The torque steer is very strong with the little engine.

Nice ride

4.8
StevenM on 01/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love the vehicle, however the steering wheel and driver's seat can't coordinate to get comfortable with me.

Great Suv

4.9
Davis04 on 01/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Everything on our 2004 is Very nice, Plenty of pickup power,needs getting used to,Seat warmers are nice just wish they heated up a little faster.all in all a lot for the money. I will post again in 3 years with a longevity update.

owner

4
Kristy from NJ on 01/16/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

It runs well but I think the engine is loud when sitting inside. I just bought the car and I have some trouble adjusting the front seats. It's very roomy inside and looks good on the outside.

NOT BAD, NEEDS BETTER SOUND

4.6
CPABILL on 01/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased this vehicle as a second vehicle, my other car is a convertible, not much room. I like just about everything about it, but, and there is alway a but, the reason the gas milage is so low is the beafy 3.5ltr engine, does not put out HP, it is torky. compare other 3.5ltr engines and they are putting out 225 to 280hp, this engine is putting out only 195hp. The sound system is week, it is supposed to have a seperatly powered subwoofer in each door, that means you should be able to feel the music, even at low volume, not true with this one.

Great SUV except MPG

4.4
tgalinski on 01/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Great for the money. Great in the snow. Sound system, heated seats, moon roof and added remote start with alarm are terriffic. Power seats would be helpful and/or ability to extend leg room of drvers seat. I' m not that tall but uncomfortable on long distances. Gas milage sucks much less than advertized!

My Santa Fe

5
Lovin' my Santa Fe on 01/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I picked up my Santa Fe in July of 2003. I purchased a 2002 Demo,3600 miles, silver in color, that was a 4 cylinder automatic.The funny thing is that I wasn't in the market to trade in my 2000 Sonata GLSV6 and I certainly didn't want a 4 cyl SantaFe. After my test drive I was hooked on this little beauty. The dealership gave me an awesome deal and I am VERY HAPPY!

Not Impressed!

3.5
jime on 01/08/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

My significant other bought this vehicle. I can not drive it! The steering is stiff and hard to handle... seems like it has no power steering... I need that. I get back aches from the seats... seems like there is no lateral support for my back and bottom, as I slide side to side in the seats, and my back side is not small...

Loving It!

4.9
Kalahoolagirl on 01/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had the vehicle for over a week now: it drives great and the comfort is awesome. Moving form a Kia Sportage to the Santa Fe is liking moving up to a luzury car. I purchased a fully loaded vehicle - encluding the entertainament pkg -for only a few thousand more than my Sportage. The road side service and warranty pkg was not to bad either. This vehicle was worth the shopping around I did. Great product for a great price.

I love my Santa Fe

5
DML54 on 01/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my SantaFe for 8 weeks now and I am so pleased. It is my first 4x4, but it has all the comforts of a luxury vehicle. It has also already helped my get to my job at the hospital during 2 snowstorms.I just pulled out of my parking space in 13 inches of snow. I am very impressed with the traction control. I feel very safe.

very comfortalbe

5
janie marie rush on 01/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

love it alot! very much enjoy it.

MY SANTA FE

4.9
RADIOANNOUNCR on 01/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I OWN A 2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE LX 3.5L ALL WHEEL DRIVE WITH A SUNROOF. ITS HARD TO BELEIVE THAT HYUNDAI CAN PUT SO MANY OPTIONS IN A VEHICLE AT SUCH A GOOD PRICE. THIS VEHICLE IS NOT A WOOSIE TRUCK. ITS GOT GOOD LOOKS AND PLENTY OF TINTED GLASS. HIT THE GAS AND YOU ARE AIR BORNE. WITH THE MOONSOON SOUND SYSTEM CRANKING 218 WATTS YOU CAN HEAR AND FEEL AND ENJOY EVERY BEAT. SOFT LEATHER SEATS. "DRIVING IS BELIEVING."

LX: Worth the small increase in price

5
Magellan on 12/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Hundai, like Toyota did years ago has held down the price in order to build acceptance. This is an excellent value for a compact SUV and comes with the best warrenty I know of.

MY SANTA FE

4.4
IZZY on 12/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

THE DRIVERS SEAT COULD BE A BIT MORE ROOMY AND MORE LEG ROOM. IF I HAVE A BEVERAGE IN THE CUP HOLDER MY RIGHT KNEE IS RIGHT UP AGAINST THE MUG OR BOTTLE. ALSO THE RADIO DOES NOT HAVE ENOUGH BASS.THE SOUND COULD BE MUCH MORE FULLER, ESPECIALLY SINCE IT'S CALLED "MONSOON".

Greatest Christmas Present

4.9
Crcow on 12/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The power and ride of the Santa Fe GLS with the larger 3.5L engine is fantastic. There is no hesitation at all. I averaged about 20 mpg on my first tank with a combination of city & highway driving. This is slightly better than I had expected for such a large engine.

Hyundai Sante Fe Rocks

4
pablito on 12/27/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Great comfortable fun to drive SUV. Great handling in all weather. Needs better gas mileage. Car has unique distinctive look

love my hyundai

4.9
marla on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i was so excited to get my first new car in 30 years and i couldn't have made a better choice and the price is perfect so many standard features helped me make the decision. I picked arctic blue because everyone has silver and the color is getting old,at least i can find mine in a sea of silver at the mall. i love the stereo system.the ride is smooth not bumpy like my brothers jeep liberty,even he agreed.and wished he had checked into the sante fe before he had puchased his liberty. and thats why i love my hyundai!!!!!!!!

Pleasant surprise

5
skr3100 on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have to admit I had my doubts, but this suv has surpassed all expectations. It is a real pleasure driving this vehicle, especially since I traded in my old car and got this suv.

LOVE IT

4.9
joepgh on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The best SUV on the market for the money, who needs 4wd, when the frt wheel drive is just as good in snow & ice.

GOOD EXPERIENCE

4.8
mike B on 12/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The dealership was very fair. I was able to get TMV price on the auto without a problem and zero% for five years sold me. The auto has smooth and powerful pick up. Soft ride with good handeling. The inside is cockpit like but comfortable. Got to love all the standard features. The leather with heated seats and mirrors a must.

A Sleeper

4.8
Pritchard, Keith on 12/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Affordability, style, comfort of ride, price and warranty can't be beat in the auto industry. This vehicle is superior to any I've shopped for or driven, bar none. Interior room excellent compared to SUV's in same class.

I love it!

4.9
shezshells on 12/20/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It is very comfortable and fun to drive. My only problem with it is that it doesn't have the power, the get up and go that I wish it did. I really do love the Santa Fe though, it's probably the most comfortable and fun to drive of any vehicle I've owned.

Better than expected

4.5
John Rumbach on 12/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We traded a Subaru Forester which we liked very much, but the Santa Fe's power, style, size and other features for the money made it irresistable. The quality is outstanding, and we appreciate the effort Hyundai has put into this SUV, to make it a superior purchase for us. John and Ellen Rumbach

Very happy

4.9
Jaye on 12/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I thouroughly enjoy this SUV...it was exactly what I wanted

Sante fe

4.5
egerssp on 12/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love our Sante Fe, very comfortable ride.

Excellent SUV for the money

4.8
Kenneth Pedersen on 12/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I did a lot of looking and research before I bought my 2004 Hyundai. I've owned Broncos,Bronco IIs,S-10s and my last SUV was an Explorer. I was impressed by the ride, the amenities and that fantastic warranty. I love driving this car, and in our Minnesota winters, the car handles like a dream with TCS and AWD. I'm not crazy about my gas mileage, but all things considered ,I have one fine automobile, and am planning on buying the new Hyundai SUV due out in 2006.

New 2004 Santa Fe

5
Southern Gal on 12/16/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After doing serious small SUV research,the Santa Fe came out on top! It is well built, solid and fun to drive. The warranty is great as well...It's almost like buying the warranty and getting the SUV for free. We are looking forward to buying another one in 7 years when my oldest son gets his drivers license.

Love it

4.8
DawnTampa on 12/16/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The one and only thing I wish this vehicle had was a little more pep. But dollar for dollar I think it is one of the best out there. I drove most all in this group before purchasing.

I love my SantaFe...

4.8
DonnaMarie on 12/10/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first 4x4 and I am very pleased with its performance. We just had a foot of snow and I was able to pull right out of my parking spot without using a shovel. It handles very well and with the leather package and CD player I feel like I'm in a luxury vehicle.

Smooth Rider

4.8
Dr BobRX on 12/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have driven the Santa Fe over 3000 miles and it has been just a gem. I have to keep reminding myself that this is not a $30K+ SUV. My longest trip was 400 miles and I arrived very refreshed which was a pleasant surprise.

Hyundai Sante Fe

5
Tina Hazen on 12/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the second Sante Fe I have owned. My daughter was hit broadside with my first one. She was not injured at all, but the car was totaled. It spun twice, but never tipped over. A safe little SUV, I feel. I never had any problems with that vehichle or the new one that I replaced it with. The service on these cars is amazing. I can't say enought about the dealership! What a value for the consumer. My new Sante Fe even has side airbags now! I am very happy with this vehichle.

fantastic

4.9
mystormy on 12/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

very comfertible and drive very very nice. both my wife and i love it and the price was great.

Lemon Hyundai

2.1
DebbieK on 12/06/2003

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

My Santa Fe is 5 months old. It has broken down 5 times. I would never buy another Hyundai again. The customer service has been the worst I have ever dealt with. My brand new car keeps breaking down & they act like I'm bothering them by wanting it fixed.

Best vehicle yet

5
cah54 on 12/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It's comfortable, rides like a car, gets great mileage. It's a good looking SUV

SANTA FE

4.8
BOBBYO308 on 12/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

EXCELLENT VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY,A LOT OF STANDARD FEATURES THAT ARE NOT USUALLY FOUND ON VEHICLES IN THIS PRICE RANGE.VERY SATISFIED WITH THE OVERALL QUALITY OF THE SANTA FE.WOULD NOT HESITATE TO RECOMEND .

Love It

4.5
Susans on 12/06/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Love everything about the car except lack of power and that is still okay

not just affordable

5
sold on hyundai on 12/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

when i first looked at the santa fe i thought the car was nice and that made me interested..after learning about the warranty and seeing quality for myself i was sold..i have made one of the better choices of my life..

EXCELLENT VEHICLE

5
DARBYDAWN on 12/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

LIKED WELL ENOUGH I BOUGHT A SECOND ONE

2004 Hyundai Santa Fe

5
Jayme on 12/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very comfortable! Drives like a luxury car, yet performs like an SUV. Everything is within reach which is very convenient for a family or a person who is in their vehicle alot.

its a cool car

4.3
fern on 12/03/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

this car is a very confortable and economic vehicle. its great for a familly vehicle. The only thing is that it uses too much fuel.

my favorite Santa Fe

5
Joseph Lovato on 12/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

when i first seen the Santa Fe at a new auto expo i began to investigat them and found them to be such a perfect match for my needs that i set forth in my efforts to obtain one and have been happy with my decision

I love my Santa Fe!

5
Cyndy on 12/02/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have a 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe LX model that is awesome. One of our favorite features are the heated leather seats. We just love everything about our new SUV. It's quiet inside, nice ride, plenty of room. Took it on vacation and put a car carrier on top, it was wonderful. Like all it's features, can't think of anything Hyundai missed.

MOVE OVER JAPAN

5
LAJ on 11/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

THIS IS THE BEST VEHICLE FOR THE MONEY & FOR DRIVING. HYUNDAI GIVES THE BEST OF EVERYTHING IN THIS VEHICLE. STYLING, PERFORMANCE, FUEL ECONOMY AND ALL THE EMENITIES YOU COULD WANT.

2000 miles a month cant be wrong

4.6
ksuwildcat daddy on 11/30/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Idrive alot 2k a month and all over while i am 6'5 the vehicle was not designed with me in mind but to hop in and go 375 miles in a few hours i find to be better than my old 4-runner and it gets better mileage to i would reccomend this vehicle to anyone who wanrs quality with a great warranty and great value for the dollar

great

4.6
ldresmich on 11/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this vehical is the best SUV I have drive. It is small but roomy it is fast but safe it is perfect for someone who wants 4 wheel drive but ot a lot of car!

My Santa Fe

4.6
CBDIII on 11/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Better than the Ford Escape, Mazda Tribute, and Saturn Vue which we test drove. 6 cylinder acceleration is OK.

better than the Rondevie

4.9
ljnvb on 11/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We check many SUVs and found that this one had a much better frame. Better price and better warranty.

Jake

5
Baysoo on 11/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Its well thought out design

Best SUV for the Money

3.1
DonP on 11/29/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 4

I researched all the available SUV's that I could get for less than $30k. The Santa Fe is a solid car with many features that I like. So far no major problems at 17,000 miles. I did have to have it into the dealer FOUR times for emission problems. RV mirror came loose, and rear window defroster does not work. LIKE: Good power, solid handling, many features such as heated seats, sun roof. DISLIKE: Door arm rest are hard as a rock and very uncomfortable. Why? Horizontal buttons on the console are too easy to push accidentally - very irritating. Rear seats do not fold down flat, reducing utility.

Best SUV ever

4.9
Kodee on 11/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Newly bought after owning others. Love the quality for the best price of a new mid-size SUV. The kids and dog love it!

SanteFe...rocks

4.9
rafter on 11/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Although it lacks some of the amenites of other top end SUV's, even fully loaded...who cares...besides who really wants an overly luxurious costly interior getting muddy and dirty. Its great for hauling my skis..ski gear and friends to the mountain. All wheel drive is a pleasure up snowy mtn roads. Leather seats keeps my rear end warm on really cold days. For the price and warranty, thats the best part...CANT BEAT IT

My 1st brand new truck

3.8
HisWife on 11/22/2003

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my Santa Fe in May of 2003. My first new truck from a dealership. I was so excited. I drove home and it was making a hissing sound under the hood. Called the next day, the told me I can bring it there in 2 weeks. I was so upset. Brand new car making noise for 2 weeks. Turns out it was a bad belt. Ok, this is a beautiful little truck. I do enjoy it. Its reliable and drives nicely. The only complaint I have and I see others have is that there is absolutely NO pick up.

Great new Santa Fa

4.9
IslandJoe on 11/18/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After trying several others, was drawn back to the Santa Fe. Room & handling was great. Warrenty was major reason also.

Great

5
Ric Riel on 11/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A great ride with the peace of mind of a great warranty. Has get up and go and was a pleasant drive on our 4000 mile vacation this summer. Zipped up the mountains of the northeast and flew thru the highways of the south. I'm hooked for life.

just bought it

5
rainbowmom on 11/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

great truck

EXCELLENT! RIDE!!!

4.9
PBear726 on 11/13/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I LOVE this vehicle!! Reasonable price for an SUV!! Safety ratings are very good, especially for an SUV!! VERY IMPRESSIVE, STYLISH Appearance! People on first glance think it is a more expensive SUV!! Very comfortable riding! I can't stop, saying enough GREAT things about this vehicle!!

5 speed Transmission

2.9
HC on 11/13/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

I'm less than impressed with the shifting, especially from 1st gear to second. It is not precise and hesitates before shifting. Dealer said this is normal for this car.

Great Vehicle

4.9
carroll Huffine on 11/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am very pleased with the vehicle - it is the best overall car I've owned - It lets you sit up higher and see the raod - it's fun to drive and looks like a much more expensive vehicle.

I love my Santa Fe

4.9
CarolyninOhio on 11/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This has the smoothest drive I have ever had. Love it!!!!

the best

5
kent e smith on 11/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

tryed saturn and kia these is the best I found with options and milage in the suv 2hours a day or more no problem

?

5
nucc on 11/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

awesome truck...i have a 2002 hyundai santa fe in the bronze color..4wd and a 2.7 liter v-6

hotdog

4.5
whoever on 11/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i have found the sana fe to be a very good car this is our second however i have been having a problem with the paint since day 1 the clear coat keeps bubbling in places i had a heck of a time to get them to repaint the hood were it was the worst now i have a place the passenger door where it is doing the same thing

Midnight Madness

4.8