2003 Hyundai Santa Fe

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$4,990
$1,155
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92,075 Miles
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Vehicle Details

Mileage: 92075
Color: SILVER
Body Style: Crossover
Transmission: Automatic
Engine Type: V6
Drive Train: FWD
Location: Marietta, GA

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Alloy Wheels

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Front Wheel Drive,​Tires - Front All-Season,​Tires - Rear All-Season,​Aluminum Wheels,​Conventional Spare Tire,​Power Steering,​4-Wheel Disc Brakes,​Luggage Rack,​Fog Lamps,​Heated Mirrors,​Power Mirror(s),​Intermittent Wipers,​Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers,​Bucket Seats,​Driver Adjustable Lumbar,​Passenger Adjustable Lumbar,​Pass-Through Rear Seat,​Rear Bench Seat,​Pass-Through Rear Seat,​Rear Bench Seat,​Cloth Seats,​Floor Mats,​Front Reading Lamps,​Adjustable Steering Wheel,​Leather Steering Wheel,​Security System,​Keyless Entry,​Power Door Locks,​Power Windows,​Power Door Locks,​Cruise Control,​Rear Defrost,​A/C,​AM/FM Stereo,​Cassette,​CD Player,​Premium Sound System,​Power Outlet,​Driver Vanity Mirror,​Passenger Vanity Mirror,​Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror,​Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror,​Front Reading Lamps,​Front Reading Lamps,​Cargo Shade,​Driver Air Bag,​Passenger Air Bag,​Front Side Air Bag,​Child Safety Locks


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Information about Dealer

Excellent care and very professional

5
areed3060 on 11/29/2016

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

This was the best car experience I have every had. I told my friends to go see Duane Smart. He was great!. go see him

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.6
  Based on 314 reviews

3.5 L Santa Fe V6

5
Good Car on 10/09/2016

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

Would do it all over again

5
Liz on 02/03/2016

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

Hyundai's are awesome vehicles....I have owned three already. The warranty is outstanding as is the reliability of the vehicles. Drive really nice too.

Mileage Gem

4
Howard F. Morgan on 12/16/2015

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: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 5

Keep your vehicle maintained. As others have stated, the paint is not the best. I have 280,000 miles on this vehicle which was a program vehicle and had 11,000 when I purchased it. I have spent about $ 3,000 on it during a period of 12 years (repairs)

My first car and i love it

5
kgaston1 on 09/04/2015

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: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

Great car i love it. Gets me to point a and b with no problem. Great mpg's and the sound system is pretty good and pulls my trailer with my atv on it just fine.

Bought used last year, 2013

4.5
lg22150 on 03/27/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 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

I bought this car used last year as a trade with my mini van. When they first pulled it up I was like, um nope. My husband made me test drive and I fell in love. Mine is brown and black, and this thing is awesome. It is by far the best car I have ever owned. Even the first Hyundai I had, swore never to get another. The gas mileage is great. Put $20 in a beginning of work week and no more until Friday or Saturday. Gets me where I need to go.

Great Used Car for Teens & College!

4.5
mktg64 on 03/02/2013

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought a 2003 Santa Fe with 125K GLS 2.7L for my son his senior year of HS, he took it to college...had to replace a rear trailing arm & a coroded battery cable, other than that I did the timing belt, plugs & wires, new tires, and most fluids. GREAT car for the money, love the styling (its now a classic), modern interior, and perfect for teens and college age kids for room and safety. Decent sound system, side airbags and lots of metal, smooth ride and quiet engine...you can do a lot worse, just stay away from the 4-cylinder.

I love my 2003 Hyundai Santa FE GLS 2.7 liter

5
suvmama on 11/06/2012

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 my 2003 Santa FE brand new. I now have 175000 miles on it. I have had its maintenance done regularly which has included the timing and serpentine belt twice, replaced the battery once, 2 sets of front brake pads, 1 set of rear brakes pads, and replaced one set of tires. This has been absolutely worth the money I have spent for the car. Some of the 'problems' that other reviewers have posted are not problems but regular maintenance items. Everything thing wears out people and may need to be replaced! Some of the fuel economy issues can also be attributed to poor fuel quality. If you put crap gas in your car it will cause problems first with poor mpg's then eventually emission issues.

2003 Santa Fe LX 2.7

4.1
sbraatz on 07/10/2011

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

My wife and I bought it with 60,000 miles. We had a couple of minor issues right of the bat that the dealer didn't want to handle. I did replace the plugs and wires twice within the first two years because of the same problem. It was a little time consuming but not impossible. Definately cheaper then taking it into the dealer. Other then that it has been very reliable. Gas mileage could be a little better. I think we average around 17-18mpg. We orignally bought it because we were told it could handle a boat. Later found it the towing capacity wasn't great. But would definately buy another one.

Major repairs on used purchase

2.4
rhonda28 on 06/18/2011

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

I purchased this vehicle used a 1 1/2 yrs ago and had nothing but problems. Major cost to fix each problem. The front and rear catalytic converter had to be replaced as I could not get speed over 25 mph. On trip 2 hrs away from my home a month ago and the car just shut down on me. This past week belt which controls the a/c condenser and power steering just completely broke. Now I need a a/c condenser which is over $1000. NEVER will buy a Hyundai again.

Great Value for its Time

4.6
1956ford on 04/30/2011

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

Bought the LX for my wife in Nov 2002. She is 5'2" and loves it. I am 6'2" and it is great around town, bit of a challenge on all-day drives. Been to Colorado skiing in 2x and it is great in the mountains. MPG could be more, but the feds killed it with crappy ethanol (insane idea to use food for fuel). Get 18 or 19 mpg around town, stop and go. Interstate driving nets 26+ at 70-80mph. (Ours is the 4 spd auto.) Downside has been recent - right side lock is failing. The radio is poor on AM (had the antenna replaced once) and the radio display is on/off intermittently. I've used all BG products and done careful maintenance - Santa Fe should go to 150K easily.

hyundai santa fail

3
marcelo1977 on 12/11/2010

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

i bought this car used and since day one had problems with, just to list some, alignment problems, socks and springs noisy, transfer case shot in the middle of the highway at 75 mph. 4wd does not work as god as gm cars. parts are costy like honda and toyota. if you like to work on fixing cars, buy an hyundai sant-a-fail.

Great car!

4
Lnix on 10/09/2010

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

I have had my car for over 7 years now. At 128k miles I can honestly say it's been a great car. This was my first new car to own and haven't had many problems. I had to get new tires at about 70k miles. I changed the battery once and only had to get regular maintenance work done to the brakes because of the wear and tear. Haven't had to put much money into it. I just wish I had gotten AWD because it doesn't handle all that great in bad snow.

Problems

3.9
margie weber on 08/30/2010

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

Even though my son was very good about all of its maintenance checks and oil changes, etc. Hyundai was not good about the warranty coverage and making sure that a certain problem should be taken care of immediately. Now at 53,000, the engine was shot, and it took the extended warranty company Zurich 6 weeks to have it replaced. Now I have a gas line problem which was also noted back in 2005, that was not taken care of and again I have been without my vehicle for two weeks.

Maintenance was clearly an afterthought!

2.4
Wavy Dave on 07/01/2010

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

I purchased my Santa Fe new in 2003. Currently have about 69,000 miles on it. Several issues over the last year including, replacing alternator, gas regulator valve, gas return line. A/C cuts on/off going over bumps. Drivers side window is on its last legs. Rear bearings, emergency brake. While the initial purchase price was very good, you wind up paying for maintenance in the long term. Clearly Hyundai engineers did not take maintenance into consideration. Simple things like a spark plug change have to be brought to dealer because the process is very complex. Dealer quoted $520 for new PVC valve, plugs and wires. Currently, I'm lucky if I average 12-13 mpg.

love this car BUT

3.6
Shannon on 06/10/2010

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

I bought my car used in 05. I love the look of the car and its fun to drive and very comfy and roomy BUT I have had nothing but trouble with it. had to replace rear end, new battery that I was told had to be Hyundai specific and cost$132, trouble with pedal sensors and now damper pulley and timing belt. It is horrible in the winter to start and when it does it doesn't want to drive! it does tend to jerk sometimes when shifting. It's a shame i really do love this car but probably won't buy another one.

Very reliable and affordable

4.3
Kinetic on 04/19/2010

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

We bought this car new while my husband was in grad school. We've now had the car for over 6 years--we're just under 65,000 miles on the odometer--and have NEVER had a single issue with this car. We get all the scheduled maintenance, plus the recommended maintenance, and the result is a perfectly operating SUV that gets pretty good gas mileage (especially for a 6 cylinder SUV) that's beyond reliable. As a note, my sister has a 2001 Hyundai Elantra that she loves, too. Just like us, she loves her car and has never had any issues. Hyundai has come a long way; their cars are super reliable now!

Happy Hyundai Santa Fe Owner

5
HappyHyundai on 04/17/2010

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

It's been almost 7 years & I still love my Santa Fe. Still handles smoothly & gets great mileage:21-23 mpg. So glad I went w/the AWD 3.5L engine. The maintenance schedule has been easy to follow. Only used the warranty once 3 yrs ago for a sticky exhaust valve that kept triggering the check engine light. It handles snowy & twisty mountain roads just as easily as commuter miles. Has been great for home depot trips, camping & road trips, skiing, & taking the dog out for a beach day. Passengers love the roominess & comfort of the backseat plus the great storage capacity in the cargo area. Bought softer tires for a quieter ride. Curious to see how well it holds up for the next 100K miles

Never again

2.1
kt on 03/30/2010

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

I will never buy another Hyundai Santa Fe. This car had multiple major problems, including timing belts replaced, transmission replaced, rear and front catalytic converters replaced, etc. The tires were replaced multiple times, as were the brakes. The driver window fell down into the door and needed fixing. This was definitely a high-maintenance car. My car wouldn't accelerate above 30 mph on a highway so I had to drive on the shoulder of the road while utilizing my flashers. I took it to the dealership, who apparently misdiagnosed the problem multiple times and had my car for 5-weeks without a loaner vehicle. The customer service dept. and service dept. were less-than-acceptable.

I love my Sante Fe

4.9
Gloria on 10/05/2009

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 father suggested this vehicle to me as I was looking for something a little bigger to own (He's even a Chevy/GMC guy). My sister had a Hyundai and liked it. I thought it was too big, but I use every inch of it! I average 20-22 mpg combined city/highway driving. I just replaced the original battery. It protected me well in an icy road front end collision. Hope to see 100,000 miles soon. Only annoyance is half of lights on gear shift are burned out. Oh well.

Almost as good as Honda/Toyota

4
Jean on 10/02/2009

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

Bought over the Net for great price. Extended warranty used when rear wheel bearing cracked but otherwise has been flawless. Service from 2 different dealers excellent, good customer service locally & from Hyundai USA. Very impressed with build quality altho it's underpowered for the weight. Excellent handling & braking, great cargo capacity that's easy to use.

I LOVE MY SANTA FE

4.9
Vikki Neff-Tolbert on 08/17/2009

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 purchased my Santa Fe in 2003, I now have 145,000 miles on it. I replaced the tires at 95,000 and the timing belt at 125,000. My wonderful little SUV sees the dealership only at scheduled maint. as I have not had any problems with it at all. And as my daughter says ... I will drive it until the doors fall off. If I had to purchase another car it would be another Santa Fe!! Very roomy and comfortable on long trips.

Decent car but...

2.8
Chris on 04/30/2009

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

I am the original owner, purchasing the vehicle (rated 18mpg City/22 Hwy) with 56 miles on the odometer. I've never gotten more than 15mpg with it and usually around 12mpg is more accurate. I've taken it into the dealer where I bought it several times only to be told there's nothing wrong with it. Several bulbs burned out the first year. All in all it's been a decent car albeit it way underpowered. It took winter/snowy driving in Quebec, CA without a hitch but even with new tires, in the rain it feels uneasy. I can't say I'd buy another Santa Fe but Hyundai does a good job for the money.

100% Referral

4.8
EM on 01/31/2009

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

Excellent car and value overall! I reluctantly bought my 1st Hyundai based on a friends referral of the Santa Fe. Turned out to be the best and least- expensive auto I have ever owned. Now owned for 6 years without a SINGLE problem. Historically, I sold previous cars within 3-4 years because they were junk and everything would begin failing. Surprisingly, not so with my Santa Fe. I highly recommend this car and am on Edmunds looking at the new models.

My white 2003 FWD LX

4.8
Jayson on 12/29/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 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

I thought that after living with a car for 5 years since being purchased brand new it would be a good assessment of how it would perform day in and day out. In one word "excellent". The only things I've done besides normal maintenance were to change the battery & the license plate lights! Even the BF Goodrich tires managed to hold up with tread left at 77,000 but I figure it was time to replace them with another set. I managed about 25mpg overall but admit not to being a fast driver. The only wear and tear was the paint for some reason coming off of all the 5 doorhandles. I would guess the paint is on the thin side. Would I do it all over again? Without a doubt, I love this car!

Great SUV

4.9
Burly on 12/03/2008

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

I had many new cars with many issues. Not a 1 with this vehicle

hyundai is a fallacy

2.5
molly on 09/18/2008

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

Everything was ok for 3 yrs. At 4th yr mark, around 60,000 miles after your initial warranty kicks out, everything started falling apart. A timing belt $700.00. Lots of problems w/tires 1st yr owning car. Now in our 5th year, no more warranty, 71,000 miles & we are having Major problems. Was told it would cost $2800! Car is only worth $4000 - $5000 at this point. We have a 2007 sonata. Will never buy another Hyundai. They are not made when at all & that whole 100,000 warranty thing is a hoax. The car will not make it that far without costing you lots in repairs. We will buy a Toyota next time around.

First SUV

4.4
TAV on 03/14/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 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

After my 93 Corolla had finally had it, I decided to get an SUV. Actually wanted a VW Toureg, but fell in love with the Santa Fe since I could actually afford it. Had one issue a few months after purchase, was able to work around it and get it fixed (something with a valve in the fuel system). Being in northern MN, I do wish I would have gotten one that was 4WD or AWD. Drives well, and being almost 6 ft, I feel comfortable in it and in the back. Seats fold down nicely. Have used the roof racks for skis and for a luggage, went nicely. Power sun roof, very nice. I was very excited that it had a cassette player(my iPod connects easily) AC is very cold. Cruise work easily. Lots of storage inside

Works great in the snow

4.1
tef on 01/26/2008

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

This Santa Fe handles snow conditions great. I deliver papers on gravel roads and use this on snowy days. I have zero worries about getting stuck in the snow. Only once have I been stuck. I drove into a 3 foot high drift and drifted toward the roadside. I got wedged against the road bank. If you need a SUV for the winter conditions, this is it. Other than in severe conditions I prefer my V6 Camry.

No Problems with My Santa Fe

4.9
Stephen Gons on 12/04/2007

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 bought my Hyundai new as my first car and other than routine oil changes and 30 and 60,000 mile services....I have had no problems at all. It runs great and drives well in all types of weather conditions. I would love to get a newer one, I love the new body style better.

Poor Design for Maintainability

2.9
Jim on 10/29/2007

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

At 75,000 miles had the spark plugs and timing belt replaced at a cost of $900! The intake manifold has to be removed to get at the spark plugs and the timing belt is very difficult to get to. There could be two reasons for this: 1) Thoroughly incompetent engine design engineers, or 2) Hyundai management dictated poor design for maintainability as a way of enriching their dealerships. The unfortunate owner has to spend a lot of money for what should be simple and inexpensive replacements. Spark plugs at least should be a do it yourself project. And then there are those engine and cruise control glitches; my Santa Fe seems top have more glitches than the space shuttle.

great buy

3.9
the great one on 10/06/2007

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

This is the best, most fun to drive, well styled, clean running car I have ever owned. Other than scheduled maintenance, only other repair was a new fuel sensor.

Love the 3.5 L engine!!

4.8
Christina Alsaady on 07/29/2007

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

We initially bought this vehicle for the warranty but found it to be an incredible SUV! We opted for all the extras & are completely satisfied. The 3.5 L engine is very quick & powerful. The comfort is great & we use this for every family vacation. We have put around 70000 miles on it & only have had to change the front brakes!! (Even has the original tires) Just change the oil every 3000 miles & watch her go!!

hyundai driver

4.6
hyundai lover on 07/04/2007

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

I rented a santa fe for a week and was hooked, when I had to give up my Infinity I went to look at Hondas and other reliable cars and came upon a Hyundai at the Honda dealer and I loved it, the value for the money was so much better than any Honda they had on their lot. I took it even though it had high milage and never regreted it.

I Luv It!!!

5
KET on 04/18/2007

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

I have driven lots of cars/trucks/suvs in my years as a car owner. I would buy this SUV again in a heartbeat. I drive 100 miles a day just back and forth to work. The only thing I have had to do is tires, breaks, and normal maintenance required for the warranty. (timing belt, tensioner @ 60,000) I get GREAT gas mileage (26-26 mpg) considering the weight of Santa Fe. My mother bought herself a Santa Fe 6 months after I got mine, and loves hers as well. I would recommend this SUV to anybody, and have. Well worth every penny.

Lots of Extras however, they are cheap

4
carlweber on 03/25/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 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

At 101K miles I had the following problems: The ignition failed on the care at 70k I had that replaced. The radio failed. The left side window had to be replaced. My keyless entry paid rusted out. They said it fell in the water. Other then that it has been normal stuff.

2003 LX Santa Fe FWD only

5
Rey on 03/03/2007

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

I was first leary of buying another Hyundai since we've owned an 1989 and 1993 Sonata that were problem childs. The long warranty brought me back as well as leasing incase I wanted to walk away. I am here to tell all that we have had excellent reliability average about 22 to 23 in mixed driving and close to 26 on highway driving at 75MPG. The 2.7 V6 engine seems stronger at greater speeds. I think it's because of being a 24 valve engine. The stereo is great, the cargo capacity is excellent. We still have the original tires. Two drawbacks: The timing belt and spark plugs need to be changed at 60000. Plugs require dealer to change at a cost of $250 because of a design flaw with intake.

The Best For Tthe Price

5
William on 12/23/2006

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 had this vehicle for 3 years and i love it, It came with a 3.5 liter Engine that has so much power that it scared me in the begining can out run a lot other vehicles fast, very fast. Pretty good milage and runs well on regular gas. Unfortunetley new Sata fe do not have this egine I think they have a 3.3 liter now so i don't know if you will get the kick i get.

Bang for buck

4.5
paul peterson on 11/29/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 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 have had my sante fe for over three years. In that time, I have had virtually no problems. I think that the quality is good, the ride is smooth and the price is right.

road living

4.3
yoda45 on 11/15/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 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

Love the long warranty! i am meticulous about maintanence because i must drive so much. with michelin and bridgestone tires excelent in bad driving conditions and roo for the long trips eaternoh to central missouri. little glitches is check engine lite for vacuum mostly and emission control stuff and small creatures like to chew wiring but service dept has been great.

Never buy another one

2.6
Nik Wis on 11/13/2006

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

I brought my Sante Fe two years ago in 2004. It was ok at first and then at 27,000 mies the clutch started to stick. It would lock up in 2nd gear. Well, I took it to the dealership and thet were supposed to fixin the problem. Well guess what! One month later when I got it back it ran smoothly for 2 weeks now I'm havin the same problem again after they claim to hav replaced the Transmission, well in addition to that! I've spent 300 dollars on tires not to mention the brakes has some issues! All I have to say is I'm done with Hyundai! I will either trade it or get rid of it!!!!!

Nice little SUV

4.8
GoHawks on 08/05/2006

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

Smaller SUV but looks much better than others in the market. Decent gas mileage for an SUV but not great. Runs well, looks good, sounds good, overall a nice vehicle.

Good, small SUV

4.3
TerpFan on 05/14/2006

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

Maybe the biggest of the small SUVs. Roomy but easy to manuver. Plenty of room with the back seat folded down for carrying cargo.

Santa Fe - Top Performer

4.4
James Clarke on 03/05/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 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

Great car. No problems and assembly and finish are flawless. Gas mileage is poor and steering tends to be a bit heavy. Aside from this a great family and trip car.

Fun to Drive

5
Michael Miller on 03/04/2006

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 have never had so much fun driving this car. The response and the way the car handles is excellent and I continue to be surpriseed at what this car can do

The Hyundai Xperiment

4.4
Jerald Rose on 02/21/2006

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

The feel of the Santa Fe is very comfortable and smooth, sleek SUV and great on power. Havent been a owner for a long time, but the experience is great so far.

Pleased with Hyundai Santa Fe

4.4
kilaban on 01/09/2006

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

After 50,000 miles we're still very pleased with our 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe. Aside from some rough shifting that required some transmission-related computer updates, we've had no real trouble. Gas mileage is lower than expected, but the overall build quality inside and out we're still pleased with. No squeaks, rattles, or strange noises, and the road noise is low.

Great car

4.8
Dave on 12/05/2005

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 have really enjoyed owning my Santa Fe. It combines the ease of driving of a car with the roominess and storage of an SUV. I can't say too much bad about it and I would definitely buy another.

Santa Fe

4.3
TFWoj on 11/11/2005

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

This is my favorite vehicle that I have owned and I am 62. I have had no mechanical problem of any kind. The leather interior is nice and the radio sound is excellent. Only concern would be the transmission is a little jerky.

a good family car

4.9
A Hayes on 10/25/2005

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

This vehicle handles great, even in heavy traffic. Plenty of leg-room in the back, even for a 6'2" guy. My family of four adults has gone on several long trips and been comfortable the whole time.

Like This Truck!

4.1
Pat R on 07/07/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 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

This is a very good little truck. I have not had any problems with it and the dealers are very professional.

Great Choice - Bought on reference only!

4.9
JH on 06/29/2005

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 purchased this automobile based on referral only. I knew several friends and family members that owned Santa Fe's and also friends and family that owned Hyundai's in general. All reviews were good. I didn't even test drive the car at that point. I picked one out of the lot and asked to have it ready by the end of the day. Almost 2 years to that day later, I don't regret my choice one bit. It's perfect for a single person who likes to be the "designated driver" with friends as well as a great car for a small family. Drives just as good at 110mph as it does at 40mph. I often offer to let others test drive if they're looking for a vehicle in that category. Great car in any weather!!

Two Years Owning a Santa Fe

4.5
Ken Parker on 05/29/2005

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

Two years owning this car and we've taken it to Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona and Texas with no problems. This car is very sturdy and has survived very windy conditions. The ride is comfortable and there were times we slept in it at rest stops with n'er a backache.

2003 Santa Fe Base

4.5
Mike C. on 05/28/2005

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have tested and drove almost all the SUV's, except for the real expensive, over $40,000, nothing compares. The RAV- 4 was like driving a bus. The CRV was very narrow inside and was not comfortable to drive more than a few miles. The Santa Fe has superior room and drives better. The drive is good.

Good SUV for the price

4.4
duclown on 05/12/2005

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

Purchased new in 2003 for wife to drive to work, family use on weekend. Has made several 2,000 mile round-trips from WI to Denver CO through winter snow without incident. Daily commute is about 15 miles round-trip. Reliable car, has only needed one unscheduled maintenance trip for malfunctioning rear diff computer setting (sounds more serious than it is). Our dog loves the cargo area, she sleeps contentedly in the sun on longer trips.

Nice solid small SUV

5
Jamie on 04/20/2005

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 to say that I love this car. It runs great, very quiet ride, and I can tow a boat and my jet skis with no problem. Plenty of room for the two kids and the dog in the back, even with luggage!

I LOVE HYUNDAIS

4.6
ep on 03/08/2005

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

This is my 2nd Hyundai and I will never buy another another make of vehicle again. I have NEVER had one problem with my Santa Fe and never had a problem with the Elantra that I owned prior. The reliability cannot be matched by any american vehicle(I'm sorry to say) The standard and safety features are great and so is the warranty. The SUV could be a little larger and the seats could be a little more comfortable too. I bought the automatic 4cyl. instead of the 6 cyl. because they get better gas mileage but I have noticed that sometimes it seems you really have to put the pedal to the medal to accelerate fast. But overall this is a wonderful SUV that I would recommend to anyone and everyone.

Good Stuff

4.9
b on 01/27/2005

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

Gas gauge a little off but no issues outside of this. Great to drive in all weather. Plenty of room for 4 grown ups on a long trip. Sunroof a plus.

EXCELLENT SMALL SUV

4.9
ERIC C. on 01/12/2005

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 truck has an unbelieveable ride,not bouncy like most SUVs.Very roomy for this class.Power is adequate for a small SUV. Decent gas mileage.I have had it for over a year and still no problems.Drive one before you buy anything else...then compare the prices and if you are smart you will probably pick the Hyundai.

Love my Santa Fe!

4.5
Gloria on 01/12/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 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

JD Powers caused me to look seriously at a Hyundai and am I glad. I am one who loves the styling and my 5 year old's favorite game is to spot another Santa Fe. I don't need extra horsepower and I addressed my conservationist guilt with the 4 speed shift. I had forgotten how much fun a stick is to drive! Only one downside, I bought a less than one year old trade in. Great price, clean as a whistle, still new car smell, NO TRANSFER OF WARRANTY! Oh well...I really love this SUV.

Good car, only a few issues

4.5
BlakeJana on 11/29/2004

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Overall, I love my Santa Fe. It is a smooth ride since it is on the car body, instead of a truck. I have been in Blazers (which is similar) and it is a horrible ride compared to the Santa Fe. The main issue I have is that sometimes when I am driving, the engine gets bogged down and the car will jerk. It corrects itself, but it is scary when it happens. Besides that, I would recommend this car. I only wish Hyundia made a bigger SUV. i am out of room with my two kids in the back!

Hyundai Santa Fe--Great little SUV

4.6
meggers on 09/25/2004

Performance: 5 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: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Distinctive styling (you can actually pick it out from all the other look alike SUVs) and a great warranty are some of the things unique to this vehicle. The interior is roomy, ergonomic and controls are well placed. Seating is comfortable and even though I was used to a fancy power driver seat lumbar/sear adjustment, this vehicles manual controls (3)worked out fine. Many of the options we pay extra for on other vehicles are standard on the Santa Fe. Brakes are great, acceleration good (this is not a dragster)and road noise and ride are superior.

Great starter car for a new family

4.8
phantomusaf on 08/08/2004

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is great good gas milage for a small SUV and good amount of power compared to its competitors. I have 2 small children and they have plenty of room. I have had it for over 2 years and I have never had one problem nor heard of anyone that has had a problem. You cant beat it in its class for the price you get a lot more then what you pay for which is a rareity these days

NOT GOOD

2
Tracie on 07/22/2004

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

I have had the vehicle for 1.5 years and had the transmission replaced once. Now I maybe looking at another new tranmission. Just got my oil changed and they informed me that I have metal scrapings in my transmission fluid. When I called the dealership, they said they are out of loaner cars and cannot get me in for 2 weeks. Very poor service! This thing has been in the shop for a good portion of my ownership. Maybe I got a lemon, but I would expect the dealership to go out of its way for me to rectify the situation. I am a young buyer and have many more vehicles to buy in the future. Sad to say but I will never buy another Hyundai!

Great family SUV.

4.6
Karaya on 06/22/2004

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

My wife wouldn't be caught dead driving a minivan, yet she doesn’t need neither a real off-roader nor a gas-guzzling monster SUV for everyday driving around with a baby. And here comes Santa Fe. It has comfortable driving and roomy enough to take a family of 3 or 4 with their belongings for a long vacation trips, and it excellently handles snow / ice / rain in any combinations and quantities. We drove this car trough last winter in New Hampshire (with storms et al), and it passed the test with A+ grade.

Good SUV for the money

4.8
TerpFan on 06/16/2004

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

Just the right size. Good looking vehicle.

Great SUV

5
David Ludington on 05/24/2004

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

We have 31000 miles on it and have never had a problem with anything. We cannot say the same for the Ford Expedition, GMC Yukon, or GMC Jimmy and Suburban we have owned. It is a fun vehicle to drive.

Fun to Drive

4.6
d in georgia on 04/19/2004

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

I just recently took a long trip 12hrs. worth of driving one way. I was 9 1/2 hrs. into the trip before my back ached. Used to be about 3 hrs max. Comfortable and easy to drive has the power needed to pass easily on the interstates. Thoughly enjoyed the trip this time.

Great SUV with good gas mileage !

5
merkyman2003 on 04/05/2004

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

Great SUV with good gas mileage. The Santa Fe has exceeded the expectations and continues to perform without flaw. This is a tough little SUV, and it's not really made for serious off-road use. It's a comfortable car for larger sized people, most foreign automakers are made for smaller size of people, which makes it hard for most large American car buyers. This one's a keeper, so you'll just have to find out for yourself, why these SUV's may just be one of the better keep secrets. But do not let anyone know just how good they are! Then the Hyundai Santa Fe will be a vechicle that everyone will be wanting and others will copy.

15k in 9 months and VERY happy

4.9
J Baron on 04/04/2004

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

After 2 years of researching and comparing I finally got my car and I've never driven an automobile that was more fun and comfortable (I've regularly driven 1992 Buick Park Avenue, 1998 Pontiac Sunfire, and 2003 Pontiac Vibe). The pickup is amazing - its actually hard to not chirp the tires. The interior is far from luxurious but it does the trick for me. It can definately handle extra weight and lots of cargo as I haul band equipment in it. Although I have yet to see somebody my age (23M) driving it, its really a fun and sporty suv. It handles very smoothly, just like a buick thats sitting real high with less curb weight.

Used 2003 GLS AWD 2.7L

4.3
Sayer on 03/26/2004

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

I bought the car three weeks ago. It was a lease trade-in with 16,000 miles on it and I absolutely love it. It's roomy and it went through the snow without a problem. I cannot stop telling people how great this car has been so far. My only issues: the back windshield wiper only wipes half of the window. I need to take it back to the dealer to have it fixed (under warranty), which is bothersome. Also the driver's side door lock paint is peeling in a small spot.

MY PRETTY BLUE TRUCK

4.9
NelliePoo on 03/25/2004

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 am 17 and my mom bought me this car almost a year ago and i have had no problems. i love the color and it rides very smoothly. at first i did not want a truck because i liked the feel of cars but this was perfect for me. it is high up but feels great to drive. it guzzles gas though! but maybe i just go out too much. but i am very happy with it and i am proud to show off my pretty blue truck.

Outstanding vehicle!

5
wbnapp on 03/19/2004

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

An excellent all around SUV. Good mileage, power, features. Seats are a little firm, but very roomy.

great small suv

4.9
ronzx on 03/07/2004

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

I never liked suv,s, but when we drive the lx model fully loaded,we loved it.It drove like a car ,but you are up just high enough to know its not.The price and warranty cannot be beat for what you get.The v-6 2.7L is enough for us.The paint on clading under door started to chip off in one little spot,other then that no problems.Touch up paint solved it.

My Hyundai

5
amidala on 02/27/2004

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

Excellent vehicle and fun to drive.

Great Ride

4.4
Skyee on 02/04/2004

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

I am very pleased with my Sante Fe. It drives great in the snow and rain.

OSO SUV

4.8
dososos on 01/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 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

Workmanship & quality control great.

Santa Fe More Room for 6' people PLZ

4.9
Florida Guy on 01/21/2004

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

This is very good or the money,the model does not seem from year to year. For people over 6' a litle more head room or lower the seat. Can not beat the price of arong $22k loaded.

Worth Considering: Santa Fe LX

4.3
CTarna on 01/14/2004

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

We loved the body style, so we took a look. The 2.7L motor was much better than the 4 cyl, but still underpowered. I hear the new 3.5 is MUCH better. I still used the SUV to tow my motorcycles 300 miles to the track and except for a few steep hills, it held its' own. (I even slept in the rear with the middle seats folded down and I'm 6'2" 230 lbs.!) Front leg room was just enough for me, could have been a bit roomier, but this is a mid- sizer. All controls are user friendly (once you figure out the AMB means "ambient" or outside temperature, lol). Bottom line, great value for a good mid-sized 4WD SUV.

Excellent vehicle & great value

4.9
mrb46 on 01/10/2004

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

Excellent (so far) in all areas, but mileage could be better.

A OK

5
kirksterl on 01/07/2004

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

fun to drive and ride in.

Santa Fe

3.6
selena s whitfield on 01/03/2004

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

jerking transmission, shut off on me as I was driving.

Great SUV!

4.4
PRecor on 12/30/2003

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My first new car has been wonderful. There have been no performance issues, the V6 has power and the ride is comfortable.

Great Value and Performance

4.9
NAN on 12/30/2003

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 have taken our Santa Fe out on the beach this summer and we never once got stuck. We have driven it in ice and snow and it gave us a real sense of security. It got up icy hills with no problem! Before we bought it, we did not like the design, but after awhile we actually grew to like it so much! It does not look like every other SUV and the distinctive, flared front fenders gives it a classy, designer look. The 2.7 engine can be a bit sluggish at times, but the Santa Fe gets 18-22 miles per gallon, and that is quite acceptable.

The Hidden Secret

4.4
andrew forrell on 12/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 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

You dont hear much talk about the Santa Fe compared to hondas, nissans, or toyotas. Its value & Quality is like a hidden secret. I feel that it surpasses them all in value and its solid construction is all anyone needs. Only two things I dont like about my hyundai is gas milage and the fact that the bumpers have no protection from scratches. Obviously the people who designed this car dont drive or have to park in NY city. People continually bump into it scratching the painted bumpers. They need to think about some bumper guards or grills at least as an option with the car.

great buy

4.6
jgirl@aol.com on 12/26/2003

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

We were looking for an affordable SUV. We looked at Ford but every feature was more costly. The Santa Fe offered all the features we wanted as standard.

Awesome Value

4.9
SBL on 12/06/2003

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 am a self employed contractor who has to repair trucks and heavy equiptment for a living. I had previously owned a 1990 Sonata and did all the maintenance and repairs by myself. What amazed me was the quality and design of every part that I worked on that car over the five years that I owned it. After driving the car from 70k to 200,000 miles , I sold it running as good as the day I bought it, and bought the Santa Fe. Let me tell you , the Santa Fe is an awesome vehicle. I have put 15,000 miles on it in 5 months with zero problems.

Go For It

4.9
dudemanyo 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

Great automobile. Comfortable, smooth riding, full of feature, and overall, a good value.

This is a great SUV

5
J Moore 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

I fell in love with the flared fenders and the style that seems to set it apart from the rest. I test drove it and had to have it. I had driven other SUVs in its class and none compared. I even drove a Lexus. I didn't think the Lexus was worth the money. I definitely got a great value with my car. This is the second Hyundai that I have owned. I have been very pleased with my Sante Fe. Just give it a test drive and you'll see what I mean!!!

Love it!

5
GatoRx on 11/23/2003

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've had my Santa Fe for 3 months now I love driving it. It runs well around town and on the Highway. I like being up higher than in my Camry but it still drives like a car!

I get asked about my Santa Fe a lot...

4.9
aquacies on 11/22/2003

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 always tell people that we love it and that the warranty can't be beat. You would pay $5000-7000 more for any other car in its class with all its features. The styling is sporty, yet carries 5 people comfortably. The cargo area is roomy and the fold-down rear seats expand that more. It also has get- up-and-go that you wouldn't expect. We are very satisfied with our purchase and what we received for the price we paid. We would also recommend our dealership to anyone - they treated us far better than any other we tried dealing with.

can do

5
ramon on 11/18/2003

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 car continues to amaze me. power for average use, handles very well for an suv, but half to drive accordingly.Fuel milage is good almost 30 if you keep your foot out of it,it's not a race car just good all around pracital fun car to drive

Good Vehicle for the Money

4.3
FRANKRS on 11/17/2003

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

I never thought I would ever buy a Hyundai. I had never owned anything but a Ford (and one inherited Chevy). But, I couldn't pass up the price and warranty on this vehicle. Overall, we are extremely pleased with this vehicle. The ride is remarkable for an SUV. The interior is absolutely beautiful compared to other SUV's in this size range. We've only had one minor problem after 11,000 miles (an oxygen sensor). I recommend it to anyone. (My good friend has always owned Toyotas and Hondas. However, he liked our Santa Fe so much, he purchased one.) I do recommend the 3.5 liter engine, though. The 2.7 liter is a little weak.

I love my sante fe

4.9
quitestorm 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 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

all I can say is I love my santa fe. It's great. It drives like a car. It feels like a car And most of all I look great in it.Moreover it feels like it was built just for me. Oh yea My wife loves it also. We also have a beautiful little girl name sami. she loves to hang her head out of the window. When I had my old car we had to beg her to get in. Now she almost knocks me down to get in our sant fe so she can go for a drive. some times she just gets in the santa fe and look at me saying lets go.

28K brakes and bad engine sensors

2.5
ronwizbot on 11/12/2003

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

I experienced 2 bad "Check Engine" sensors and the brakes wore out prematurely at only 28K miles. The 10/100000 warranty is fine, but my local dealers are sub par so I had to take the vehicle to dealers that are further from home. One of these other dealers recognized the sensor failures and fixed them and recognized the brake problems. I got after market brake pads from another company because I didn't trust the Hyundai brake pads. It lacks power with the 2.7 liter V6 engine. The cobalt-blue paint has a high chip rate.

my fun car.

4.4
frankenberry on 11/05/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 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

fun to drive.gives you a feel of real ruggednees.intera greater desinged very well.agreat pricei love it. for agreat suv.i love it.

From an Explorer

4.8
Mike in NC on 11/04/2003

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

Overall so far a good experience. The Santa Fe is very quiet, and the features (for the money) can't be beat. Excellent pickup from a stop, passing power when at 60 takes a while to get there. Mileage could be better. No regrets from buying it. Traded in a 1999 Ford Explorer (purchased new originally), the Santa Fe rides much better than the Explorer ever did.

like it more with every drive

5
peacepad on 11/04/2003

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

I researched and test drove many suv's that compare with Santa Fe. More bang for your buck and a solid vehicle to drive. Handles great, rides great, low noise level,and comfortable too.It fits like a glove. The transmition is aimed at smooth,quiet shifting, sometimes giving the impression that acceleration is a little less than peppy.It is there when you need it, especially when your already up to speed. There is really nothing I do not like about the Santa Fe. Only wish I would have got one with sunroof and built in DVD player.

Hyundai of Escondido

4.6
Frank1495 on 11/01/2003

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

6000 miles and still no problems. Biggest issue is gas mileage which averages in the 19-20 mpg range. Way below the advertised economy rating.

03 Sante Fe

5
Ken Grum on 10/28/2003

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 pleasure to drive covering the state of Arizona.Very good exceleration on hills.Comfortable on long trips. Driver fatigue at a minimum.Good straight handling in wet and dry conditions. have not driven on ice or snow yet.Seems to sway (roll) on curves and passing,Would like suspention a little stiffer.

Excellent value

4.8
UMDFAN on 10/27/2003

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

Have had the Santa Fe for 2 months...no problems at all.

Best vehicle - I ever owned

4.9
carjoanda on 10/25/2003

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 Santa Fe does everything well. I have been in the woods on logging trails, gone through deep puddles of water and mud. climbed steep hills and it has resonalbe clearance. Day to day - excellent ride over hyway and backroads. great heater and A/C. 218 watts for the stereo. Also a lot of room with and without hte seats folded in back. Oh - went through 18 inches of fresh snow from a stand still -

little red Hyundai

4.9
arkmasons on 10/23/2003

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

This SUV was picked out by my kids and I 'm glad they did. It is comfortable and roomy. So far no problems

Great SUV

5
Dee Ann on 10/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 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 traded in my VW Passat for a Sant Fe and have loved the Sant Fe. I have not had one bit of problems with the Santa Fe. It always runs. I can't say that about the Passat. I deliver wedding cakes and the cargo space in the back is plent big enough for all the cakes. We shopped around before we bought this suv and by far, for the money, this is the best deal on the road.

fun to drive

4.4
frogsocks on 10/22/2003

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

i think this suv is a great ride it has good speed and looks cool

Love this SUV!!

4.8
C. Cook on 10/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 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 did a lot of homework on many SUV's. By far, the Hyundai Santa Fe beat all out. For the price, the 10-year bumper to bumper warranty and 1.9 % financing, how could I lose? It has been one of the best investments I've made in vehicle.

Enjoy to drive

5
njny on 10/22/2003

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 drive both on the New Jersey Turnpike and around the streets of New York City. This is my first SUV, my previous 3 cars were Lexus. I loved my lexus and always leased, but I needed more room and I had a limited budget. I have the car for 7,000 miles and find it a pleasure it every way. I know own the car and it takes regular gas!

2003 Hyundai

5
fritzi1113 on 10/22/2003

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

While looking for an SUV, I came upon the Santa Fe, liked the way it looked. After driving it, I knew that this is the vehicle I wanted after believing for months that I would only buy a CR- V. This is a fun vehicle to drive, lots of power with the 3.5 litre engine and the automatic transmission is unique in that you can shift manually if wanted or needed.

Great First time SUV owner

4.9
Carlos Hernandez on 10/22/2003

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

Other than odd design and alittle under power, it is the best car I've ever owned.

Hyundai Sante Fe 2003 GLS 4WD 3.5 L

4.9
sca on 10/22/2003

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 a previous owner of a 1998 Hyundai Elantra. The maintenance of the vehicle was very inexpensive and it was an extremely reliable vehicle. I bought the Santa Fe because I would always see it at the dealership whenever I went in for maintenance for the Elantra. So basically, I bought my Santa Fe based on the reliability of my Elantra.

Love My Hyundai

5
Cheri Hager on 10/22/2003

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 love this vehicle. It's reliable and can go anywhere.Get good gas mileage and is fun to drive.

Love this car

4.9
reeeeeen on 10/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 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 husband and i previously owned a pickup and a small sports car. now that there's a baby on the way, we were looking for a safe vehicle with room. we test drove the santa fe and were sold with the first acceleration. it's comfortable, it MOVES, the standard options are unequaled, has a great warrantee and awesome safety features. i'm 5'2 and he's 6', it's great to find a vehicle we're both comfortable driving!

Love the Santy!

5
GKPru on 10/22/2003

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

Had my Santa-Fe for 10 months now and I will never go back to a small car. The main factor in buying this car was safty, price and a warrenty that is awsome!

Santa Fe 2003

4.9
Tom Stalie on 10/22/2003

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 drove my Santa Fe across the country from California to Alabama and back. It was a good experience, smooth and was able to drive non-stop for hours. Only stopping to refuel and bathroom breaks. I am 6'1", 220 lbs and I was very comfortable with the design. I really enjoy it. Best of all was the price!

DUMB LUCK

5
MARK MALSAM on 10/22/2003

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

We were looking at Honda CRV's (overpriced) and thought the Rav4 was too small and the highlander was underpowered and overpriced. Domestics not a factor. Took a test drive and got a great deal. Warranty was not a deciding factor. It was a bonus. Ride and power with 3.5 liter was deciding factor. Incredibly quiet. It was supposed to be my car but my wife leaves the minivan in the driveway all the time.

Love Our Hyundai

4.1
KLSMES on 10/22/2003

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

We were anti-suv because of the poor gas mileage. However, we needed a vehicle that could fit three medium sized teenagers in the back seat that wasn't a station wagon. The Santa Fe does that with amazing comfort, great interior and a beautiful look. The 100,000 10-year warranty can't be beat. Would love a little better gas mileage but it's over 20--better than lots of other vehicles. We love it.

My 2003 LX

4.5
Marksorano on 10/12/2003

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

Rides well though gas mileage is not good.

I have found my car soul mate

5
shelley on 10/07/2003

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

Fell in love at first sight. Drove 2.5L, got 3.5 L. More get up and go. Same gas milage as 2000 Grand Prix. Make up excuses to drive. Get looks all the time especially since had really great graphics put on sides. New liscense plate surrounds finish the look.

More than expected

4.9
Happy Hyundai on 10/07/2003

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

Overall, my Hyundai purchase has been a very pleasant surprise. It is a fantastic value - the car looks and drives like a luxury SUV. The outside design is great and the inside is filled with intutitive features and extras - it even has a first aid kit.

Red Rocket Rocks

4.8
Chris Sykes on 10/03/2003

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

Very fun to drive, especially with the 3.5 liter engine. However, the gas pedal can be touchy. I inadvertently burn rubber on occasion when pulling into traffic while stopped. Handling is exceptional for an SUV. Much quieter and smoother ride than truck based SUVS. An excellent value for the money. Of course, has a great warranty to go with great price!

Super SUV

4.9
Buffy Nauss on 09/28/2003

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

With two children and a large dog this is the perfect mid size SUV. The leather heated seats are wonderful, seats fold down very easily,and it is a joy to drive. Gas mileage is not the best, and more options would be great, such as a built in DVD player, upgraded stereo, and side cup holders in the rear. Absolutely love it!

Excellent buy for the money.

4.6
dredd3505 on 09/27/2003

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

After owning an Accent since 99 and very happy with reliability, we went and picked up the Santa Fe. Initially test drove the AWD 2.7 but found it hesitated ond pickup was a little slow. Opted to give up the AWD and upgrade to 3.5l. Very very happy with the handling and performance of this truck. The hardest part was keeping it under 55mph during the break-in period. This truck wants to be driven. Very sporty, very comfortable interior with all the creature comforts included as standard equipment. Leather/heated seats, auto temp. control, 6 speaker 6 cd changer auto dim rear view, heated side view mirrors, and on and on.

Best little hauler out there

4.6
Skuuter on 09/26/2003

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

After test driving and researching all the small and mid-size SUVs that we were interested in (Kia Sorento, Ford Escape, Saturn VUE, Mazda Tribute, Suzuki XL-7), the Santa Fe was the winner based on value, driveability, safety, warranty and style, in that order. It's taken a while to warm up to the unique styling, but when you're driving this vehicle, looks are secondary. It's enjoyable and comfortable to drive on long trips. Lots of room for front and rear passengers. I do feel the 2.7 liter V6 is adequate for most people who don't plan to tow anything and use this as a daily driver.

Our Santa Fe

4.9
RickD on 09/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 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 was time to buy the wife a new vehicle and she suggested the Santa Fe. I wasn't to happy about buying a Hyundai, but to keep her happy we went to the Hyundai dealer to take a look. I test drove the LX 3.5 AWD and was very impressed. I also drove the 2.7 FWD, but decided the 3.5 AWD was the way to go. This vehicle gives you more bang for your buck than any of the other vehicles we looked at. Just to let you know how much I liked this vehicle, 3 weeks after we took delivery on my wifes Santa Fe, I went out and purchased one for myself. Identical vehicles, but hers has a moonroof and mine doesn't, and of course we have different colors.

go for it

4.3
happy on 09/25/2003

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

I was very pleased with the power of the LX 3.5L engine. It has great pick up and handles very well in wet conditions. The only con that I have found thus far is the length of time needed to adjust the drivers seat in order to be comfortable.

Goodbye college beater car...hello style

3.9
arose on 09/25/2003

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

Bought the SantaFe 6mo ago and have been very pleased with the handling and comfort. Definitely splurge for the LX edition and the sunroof if you can (haggle for the lifetime leather sealant and protection!) I paid $22K for mine (with 100K mile waranty, leather protection and 75,000mi maintance), and it was worth it!

Fell In Love With Looks

4.8
shirley on 09/24/2003

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

Looks like a car/drives like a car and is so fun to drive that I make up excuses to drive it. I've had lots of complements on its looks, and the two toned paint color. Everyone is impressed at the looks of the interior. For the price you get a really great looking car.

NEVER AGAIN!!!

1.9
robnvic on 09/17/2003

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

We haven't had this vehicle for very long and we have had to bring it to the shop 3 times for mechanical problems. This is by far the worst vehicle we have ever owned, and my family used to own a Ford L.T.D. The center console has broken on us twice, both sun visors had to be replaced, and the mirror fell off. We'd have been better off buying a used Yugo. At least we would have known what to expect. No wonder the C.E.O. jumped to his death from twelve stories.

GLS after 6 months

4.3
legomom on 09/16/2003

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

After 6k running ok. Nice exterior - gets lots of looks and washes up nicely, especially bumpers. Initial acceleration is a little hesitant. Seats are somewhat hard and flat. Front interior is small for 6 ft. tall people. Back trunk has lots of room and easy access.

Good Deal

4.5
Hyundai Buyer on 09/16/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 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

What looks like a full size SUV with interior room to match for a very low price. Well thought out features. With the extended warranty, reliability is a non-issue.

One of the Best!!

4.9
Brenda5204 on 09/15/2003

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

One of the best Suv's out there. Everywhere I go people want to get up close and look. Very Impressed!!! Very comfortable and safe for my Kids.

Brand New, But Love it So Far

5
hoser on 09/13/2003

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

We bought the LX Santa Fe this week after much study. We opted for it over the Honda CR-V. We also own a Landcruiser. The tires grip the road as well as the Toyota Landcruiser. The view out the front is outstanding. The room is adequate. I'm 5'11" and have no sense of crowding. Legroom up front is adequate, too. The radio while decent sounds a bit tinny. A subwoofer would help this. So far no problem with the CD changer. Acceleration is good. We opted for the larger 3.5 V6 after reading the reviews here and test driving the 2.7. On the hilly drive home from the dealer, I didn't notice any acceleration problems up or down the hills.

What a Joy!

4.6
CARL755 on 09/13/2003

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 7500 miles this car continues to bring me pleasure. All the room I need and a great driver's view. 3.5L gives me all the power I need and the shiftronic trans. is fun to use. Have yet to find a quality flaw.

Fun vehicle to drive

4.8
Sunshine state on 09/09/2003

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

Priced out many other simular size SUV and for the price the Sante Fe ofter the most. We have not had the vehicle very long but are very happy we made the decision to go with the upgraded model. Enjoying it very much.

smoothlikebuttah

4.9
steviek on 09/06/2003

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

drives like a sports coupe, high enough without being in he clouds, great pick- up, with the push bar and side steps the coolest looking SUV on the road- every assumes it cost 40-50k! great storage and engine design very quiet ride - added dvd for rear passengers.

We like it

4.5
Mkelly on 09/06/2003

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 like everything about the Santa Fe, espcially the price and warranty. It performs well, has a high clearence underneath the vehicle which an SUV is supposed to have, unlike alot of other brands. You can go off road with this vehicle, gas milage could be better. It is well built and comes standard with eletric windows, locks, alarm, fog lights and audio system with CD- player. A great buy and deal for anyone.

Love This car!!!

4.8
fdicostanz on 09/06/2003

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

All I can say is wonderful vehicle. Very pleased!!

Excellent vehicle

4.9
willenius on 09/06/2003

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

We had previously owneda Dodge Caravan Mini Van. We loved the vehicle but it was 6 years old and out of warranty and things were starting to break down. We could not afford another Dodge Mini Van. We had a Hyundai in the past that lasted us 11 years and 140,000 miles and had a 7 year warranty and it was wonderful and affordable, so, we went back to Hyundai and bought the Santa Fee, we feel it has more standard features that are extra on other makes. We love it!! Keep up the good work!

My first SUV

4.4
spiderman7136 on 09/06/2003

Performance: 2 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: 2 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The vehicle is built by far better than most, I looked at them all and the price is good for the product your getting. I think they will take over the low priced suv market. I bought this one just as a bang around vehicle if were doing alot of traveling I would advise v6.

Handy

4.8
Cee Jay on 09/04/2003

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

Great fuel mileage for a 104 mile a day commute. Handy to zip in and out of small parking spots & great to go shopping in.

Santa Fe

4.9
Tipper on 09/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 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 quality, cost, performance and warranty, the Santa Fe may be the best car I have ever purchased (out of 15 over my lifetime).

Love my new Santa Fe

4.1
Blonde mussy on 08/29/2003

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

I recently picked up my new Santa Fe. I love the comfort and handling. Everywhere I go people stop and ask me "What is that?", "I love it", "It doesn't look like everything else out there." Those are some of the reasons that I purchased it. It has great get- up-and-go, and so far it gets the gas mileage promised. The salesman at Ganley Westside was honest and completely helpful{ Bob C.}. If you ever shopped for a new car and you are a woman you'll understand that it is a real pain, as I found out after 4 LONG weeks of shopping around. It was a breath of fresh air to find an honest salesman.

I Love My Hyundai

5
santa fe lover on 08/27/2003

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

Ever since I saw the Santa Fe at the 2002 Chicago Auto Show, I wanted one. I just love the way it looks, small but sturdy. Some of the other small SUV's look like go garts, but the Santa Fe has substance. I drive about 55 miles a day and I'm impressed with the gas mileage that I get. I get stopped all the time by people wanting to know how I like it. I have only had it a short time, but I hope it continues to perform the way it does now and I will have it for a very long time. Something that I can't say about the Grand Cherokee and Durango that I used to own.

so far so good

3.8
paulie1960 on 08/24/2003

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

after driving my gls santa fe for one month i have only found two issues which i feel need mentioning the first is the gas mileage not to good ? before this i had a grand caravan with a 3.3 engine which gave me very good mileage , and two the one exterior problem is the way that the rain water chnnels are directed in a bad direction if you open your window after a rain the water come pouring in ontop of all the window controls which

Had to replace sensor

4.6
Wheeler123 on 08/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 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 came from the factory with a bad sensor in the gas tank which caused the check engine light to come on less than two days after I had it. Needless to say... that was a bit discouraging. However, I think it was just "one of those things" and I was the "lucky" person to get that particular vehicle. Other than that, I LOVE my Santa Fe! The 3.5 has GREAT pickup, although the gas pedal is VERY touchy. (I'm not exagerating about this!) The ride is really quiet and extremely solid! The radio reception seems to be a bit below par, but not terrible. I notice people turning their heads all of the time, straining to see what kind of vehicle it is.

Excellent choice

4.5
Kim E on 08/22/2003

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After reviewing saftey ratings, I chose to go with my first new car --and upgrade because I am now a parent. Great design, decent fuel econmy, BEST warranty ever, can't go wrong ehre!

One Hot SUV

4.9
HookedonSanteFe on 08/18/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 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 one HOT SUV! I test drove the Jeep Liberty first and then the Sante Fe. As soon as we took off for the test drive, my wife and I looked at each other and said this in the one! The 3.5L is powerful and much faster than the 2.7L. The back seat is very roomy (much more than the Liberty). Headroom is not too bad either. I'm 6'4" and have plenty of room. Handling is excellent! The Sante Fe is definitely a head turner.

NO POWER

3.4
BIGBUM on 08/17/2003

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

ALL WHEEL DRIVE 2.7 TO SLOW POOR SHIFTING

Get One Now

5
Scotty on 08/17/2003

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 test drove all of the Small Suv's. This is the best. Fantastic Ride and gas milage, Short turn radius, No blind spots comfortable seats. And What a warranty, have been back in in for my first check up and the washed and waxed it for me. So far I'm super pleased.

Like my Santa Fe

5
taxidriver on 08/16/2003

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

My parents bought the Santa Fe in May of 2003. It is fun to drive and has a roomy interior. Easy access to controls. Like the way Hyundai thought of all the little things... right down to the emergency kit and cigarette lighter in trunk are. Very quiet and smooth ride. I can't say enough good things about the Santa Fe... It will definitely be my next car purchase. I have talked 3 friends into the Santa Fe.

3.5 engine a must

3.5
kachunk on 08/16/2003

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

Turns tight, roomy, bought because of the bumper to bumper 100,000 warranty! Headlights not equally adjusted? AC not great for back seat passengers...

I love it!

4.9
Nutaskeet on 08/14/2003

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 love how it handles, Love the sound system, and all the room. I love the auto air and the feel of driving it. And all at a lot less than most other comparable SUVs. And it is good to have the Roadside Assistance.

New owner

4.5
ed_r_11954 on 08/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 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

HAve owned Hyundai's since 1990; the Santa FE is by far the best model. Hoping the Santa Fe out performs the other two we have owned (Gonna take some doing as we drove the Sontata all over Europe for three years with no problems). Milage is running in the 21/22 MPG range for city driving.

In the Shop

2.8
Annamcc on 08/13/2003

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

I've had very bad luck with my Santa Fe. It is frequently being repaired, it has no power to get over hills(mis-fire in the cylinders), the air conditioner provides little more than an open window does and smells like mold, the rear wheels screech constantly, the powerlocks NEVER worked right and are now disconnected, a MAJOR moisture problem in winter(have to scrape the inside of the windows while driving.

second new car

5
kent e smith on 08/11/2003

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 our second new car and it beats the toyota hands down in price and comferts im 6.2 and shes 5.9 with two kids and they all prefer this one the toy is gone soon and a nother santa fe will be here

Santa Fe

5
SJ on 08/09/2003

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

The Santa Fe has excllent handling and excellent acceleration. Although considered to be underpowered most rumors are based in fiction. The interior is much bigger than other SUV in its class.

No need to look any further.

5
TSM3 on 08/07/2003

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

Having been a former Service Manager for Dodge for 16 years, I am very picky about the vehicles I drive. Extensive researched prooved far and above that this is the best in it's class for the money (and then some). Never dreamed I would own a Hyundai, but their quality has drastically improved over ther years- warranty can't be beat- great overall vehicle!

I didn't pick the colour

4.6
GeneB on 08/07/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 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

Needed a new vehicle and this seems the most reasonable choice. Didn't really like the style, and my wife picked the colour, but am very happy on how this vehicle handles. It is comfortable and fun to drive.

Santa Fe is a Winner

5
SGoldsteinEsq on 08/06/2003

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

The Santa Fe runs flawlessly. Interior quality is very high. The dealerships leave a lot to be desired, but overall, this vehicle gives a lot of value. I'm very happy with it.

Hyundai Santa Fe

4.9
trapshooter6 on 08/05/2003

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 have 14000 mi. on the Santa Fe and love the vehicle. It went through our brutal New York winter with ease. Fuel economy is better than my previous Mazda Tribute with the Santa Fe getting me an avg. 21.5-22 mpg in mostly rural driving. Trips yield over 24 mpg. Build quality seems very good and I've had no problems to date.

Former LexusRX300owner

4.9
SantaFeLover on 08/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 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 lease was up on my Lexus RX 300 and I didn't want another 600.00 payment. Test drove every Toyota (we've had 3previously) and was sooo disappointed with the pick up,loud engine and the interior design. On a lark we went to Hyundai. I drove it and that was it. The car sold itself.

Good Buy

4.9
triumph on 08/05/2003

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 compared all the standard and options features between the Santa Fe and the Highlander before I made the decision. Santa Fe got all the standard features which were options in Highlander and was $10,000 less.

2003 Santa Fe

4.6
DanRo on 08/05/2003

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 really enjoy my new Santa Fe, however, if I would do all over, I would purchase 4WD-currently have the front-wheel drive make. It is still fun to take in the woods but doesn't have a high body clearence-maybe need lift kit.

santa fe

4.9
salli on 08/05/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 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 have own the santa fe for almost 2 years. It is great fun to drive. Could've got more power but it works for my family. I used 250 miles everyday for 2 months fro home to work when I first purchased, and I really enjoyed it.

uncaring auto company

2.8
shiloh on 08/03/2003

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

Unable to unlock only the drivers door. A bad safety feature. Horse power is not as much as truck was supposr to have,(UNDERPOWERED).

What an awesome SUV!

5
Bowlsaurus on 07/30/2003

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

What a great SUV! For the price with all the standard luxury features and the smooth ride, it can't be beat. Combine that with an awesome warranty and you've got a killer steal!

very nice ride.

4.8
Jordan Cruz on 07/29/2003

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

Love the way it handles and the price range of this size suv. Also love the body style.

My Santa Fe

4.9
nanday on 07/29/2003

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

It looks, drives and feels like a much more expensive SUV. Sound system is great. Nice, roomy cargo space with two ways to load, which I have found very useful. Would buy again.

WHAT'S THAT SMELL!?

3.5
CARGUY on 07/29/2003

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

SANTA ANA HYUNDAI: DON'T GO THERE. LYING CHEATERS. THEY DON'T EVEN OFFER FIRST OIL CHANGE FREE LIKE MOST OTHER DEALERS. I AM SAD ABOUT THE NEW CAR SMELL, SMELLS MORE LIKE A DEAD CAT. I CAN HARDLY WAIT FOR THE PLASTIC DOOR HANDLES TO BREAK. AND WHAT IS THAT HESITATION BETWEEN REVERSE AND DRIVE?

Lov it

5
SantaFe Lover on 07/28/2003

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

Sante Fe is an excellent choice. Test drove the Rav 4 and Vue and considered the CRV, but was most impressed by the Santa Fe. Nearly everything is standard, and has excellent warrenty

Love my new Santa Fe

5
Teleman on 07/28/2003

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

Purchased the 2wd 3.5 Gls liked the extra power,so far so good drives very smooth. A lot faster than the old van, need to watch my speed! Seems like a great car.

Nice car

4.8
BIG_STEVE on 07/27/2003

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 car is beautiful. The front and profile are classic. Got the 2.7 six instead of the 3.5. 2.7 goes good, but I wish I'd gotten the 3.5. Cargo area is very good sized for an SUV in this size range. Very nice ride, even compared to the Town and Country minivan I traded in for this. Radio (monsoon) sounds very nice, switches and knobs are laid out pretty good. Ample leg and torso room in front. Rear seat okay for 3 average adults. Tall/larger folks would be cramped for 3 across. Electric moon roof rocks. 60 month/ 60,000 miles warranty, 10 yr 100000 mile drivetrain warranty.

great little suv

4.9
bg8031 on 07/26/2003

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

fuel economy is right where the sticker said it would be, comfort is great. handles better than my other vehicle( 2002 camry). highly reccommend this suv.

great car

5
ucla123 on 07/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 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 extremely safe and it is fun to drive

Great SUV/Great Value

4.9
Therese on 07/24/2003

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 love my Santa Fe. Great amount of space, nice interior design and comfortable to drive and I feel safe knowing that I have roadside assistance for five years. I just love it!!!

Love It!

4.9
fungirl on 07/24/2003

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

Wasn't planning on buying a vehicle that day. Went to test drive the Sonata and decided to drive a Santa Fe while we were there. My husband and I fell in love with it instantly. Love the huge sunroof(much larger than sunroofs on other vehicles we drove). I haven't found anything yet that I don't like about it.

Beats the Ford Escape & Jeep Victory!!

4.6
Doug&Anna on 07/23/2003

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

We have driven it for almost two months and love it. It's easy to get accustomed to all the switches and pedals - the seats are soft and comfortable. It has plenty of "get up and go" for all the hills, etc. we have. We would definately want the 3.0L if we wanted to tow/haul things. We drove the Ford Escape, Mazda Tribute (the same motor as the Ford Escape), Jeep Victory and other Jeeps and Saturn Vue and kept going back to the Hyundai Santa Fe! Compare apples to apples and you'll come out way ahead of the others with the Santa Fe.

Most features for price!

4.9
Shawn1449 on 07/23/2003

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

I just bought the 2003 Santa Fe in artic blue, it is a very nice color but hard to find, and with the features it has like leather interior, automatic climate control, and six in-dash cd changer to name a few. The Santa Fe drives like a car, drives smooth and very good going around corners. The heated front seats are nice but since I live in Florida I haven't used that feature yet. It is very comfortable no matter where you sit in the car, from the driver seat to the back seat. Although the driver seat is the best seat in the car.

santa fe

5
Hinson on 07/23/2003

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 smooth ride and handling great price and waranty

Awesome Mid Size Suv w/ an Awesome $

5
v. gessler on 07/22/2003

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

What an amazing car for your money! It's alot bigger on the inside than it looks!!

LOVE the Hyundai Line

5
The Real G Man on 07/22/2003

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 just traded in my 2000 Sonata GLS V6 with 26,000 miles on it for a new 2002 Santa Fe. It was a demo from the dealer and had 3000 miles on it. It is a 4 cylinder and the automatic transmission. I have heard that the the V6 is the way to go but I absolutely love my new 4 cylinder Santa Fe!! It is totally loaded with ABS, cargo net, remote and the cargo cover. It is a silver beauty. This is my third Hyundai that I have purchased and I am very impressed with the Hyundai line.

Santa Fe

5
Lauren309830983098 on 07/20/2003

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 an excellent car! I recommend it to anyone!

my santa fe

5
willieh111 on 07/19/2003

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

My Santa Fe a very well built automobile just love it.I'm 6'4" tall and I'm very comfortable on the front or back seats.

Nice first SUV

3.4
dengxiaoping on 07/19/2003

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

There's a lot of std equipment on this car(including side airbag) and it's build solidly and tightly. I am satisfied with this car even though I had quite a few trip back to dealer to fix the engine computer that refuse to behave. Its fuel comsumption is on the low side even for SUV.

What a great SUV

5
Michele Manzi on 07/18/2003

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

Not only was this my first new car, but my first SUV. I never road in a SUV with such a smooth ride. You forget it's a SUV because the ride feels like a car. My mother had the Jeep Liberty and hated it because of the rough ride. When she drove the Santa Fe, she feel in love. Everything about this SUV is great. The style, performance, gas miles, ride, etc. I would recemmend it to anyone.

Excellent SUV

4.1
paulie on 07/18/2003

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

The Hyundai Santa Fe is an excellent SUV at a low price. It combines a comfortable ride with secure handing and many standard features at a low price. But acceleration and fuel economy don't match up to today's standards. Overall it is a great vehicle and I recommend it to anyone wanting a small SUV. Reliability is great, too.

Glad I Bought It!!

5
Shelly on 07/17/2003

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 just love my Hyundai Sante Fe. I ended up getting the LX with all the bells and whistles and can't believe what I got for $19,000! I can't understand how the dealership is making any money off these. The ride is great, not big and bulky. I drive alot for work and I wanted a SUV, so my first need was a good warranty and with the 100,000mile bumper to bumper...how could I go wrong. I would definately buy another and recommend it to anyone. And as for any "sluggishness" that some have referred to, I don't understand what they are talking about. It's not a sports car!! I perky enough for me.

Macs opinion

5
McCullough on 07/17/2003

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

Have been pleased with the Santa Fe. Have taken one trip ov 1700 miles and was very comfortable to travel in. Drives and rides nice.

My santa fe

4.5
dusty on 07/17/2003

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

Good reliable suv,and fun to drive.

the new toyota

5
cool warranty on 07/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 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 have had our santa fe for about 3 1/2 months now and we love it. We took it on a road trip from southern cali all the way up north to napa valley.The ride was great, smooth, quiet, and fun. Despite some reviews i've read saying it's underpowered i do not believe so with the 3.5 liter engine. It's no sports car but it does have get up and go. We researched almost all the suv's out there (ford tribute, rav4, nissan xtera, jeep, montero, the hondas, mountaineer and kia) and for price, features, warranty and safety the santa fe was our winner.The price, safety, and warranty lead us to the santa fe. (check out the warranty and research it online.)

overall rating

5
Mountymel on 07/14/2003

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

just bought the car but really enjoy it. great overall features.

WOW!

4.9
sanben on 07/13/2003

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 researched for months before we even knew what we wanted to test-drive and Edmunds was THE most useful site we found! Hubby and I narrowed our choices to Toyota Highlander and this Santa Fe. It was no contest! We paid about $7,000 less and got a great-looking vehicle with tons of options! It is fun to drive and does NOT look like a cookie- cutter SUV that everyone else has. Try it for yourself!

Great SUV

4.8
Ruthie on 07/12/2003

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

We bought our Santa Fe in March and already have 7000 miles on it. We take it everywhere! It is so comfortable, whether riding in the front or back. It's always a race when we leave to see who gets to the driver's seat first!

Wife's Choice

4.8
Gary in Illinois on 07/12/2003

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We needed to find a vehicle that would ride similarly to the unit it replaced which was a 1995 full size Ford conversion van. My wife & I went on an 1100 mile trip in the van and her hip never hurt or caused us to stop. When we would ride in our 1995 Lumina, her maximun duration was an hour. We test drove the Santa Fe and it met her needs. We have the 4 cyl. seems to give it plenty of go at highway speeds. It lacks a little on the low end but not bad. Just put your foot in a little deeper! We hope to drive it for at least 5-7 years.

Loyal to Hyundai

4.8
Meier on 07/12/2003

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 new Santa Fe is the fourth Hyundai we have bought - 2 Accents and 2 Santa Fe's. Hyundai honors its 10-year warranty, although we have hardly had to use it. The Santa Fe is the first car I have had that I truly have enjoyed- all the cars I used to have were just transportation.

The Best Car Ever!!!

5
Nicole on 07/11/2003

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 love this carr eveer since I got it, I was satisfied! I just fell in love with the exterior and interior deigns! Driving it is such a pleasure I just can't wait to get into the driver's seat when I go out for a simple task like going to the market of bank!!

Great car

4.8
SantaFeDriver on 07/10/2003

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

Has always had doubts about Hyundai, but was pleasantly surprised with the features and nice handling of the Santa Fe.

Not Very Happy with the Santa Fe

2
Robyn on 07/10/2003

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

From Day one with this vehicle,I have had problems, the drive is horrible, the brakes already gave out, and the interior is falling apart

Love my Santa Fe!

4.9
AzRich on 07/09/2003

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'm so glad I got the 3.5 L engine - it can really move out into traffic. It has a lot of power. I'm very pleased with how quiet and comfortable it is even on bumpy roads. Large back seat too.

Great so far...

4.8
Tugger5000 on 07/09/2003

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

Love the car... The only thing we don't like is when traveling south on a sunny day, you get a glare from the chrome around the shift selector.

Great vehicle

4.8
keef on 06/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 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 was skeptical when going to test drive about a newer SUV and it's quality and sturdiness. It is a solid, tightly constructed vehicle. The Shiftronic trans is great and the 2.7 V6 is very economic, when you are talking about SUVs. It feels safe and has a great rating for safety. How many cars have side air bags standard? A lot of storage compartments and nice features. Drives like a car and has a small turning ratio to get in and out of tight spots.

Veeeeeery nice

4.8
Richsap on 06/27/2003

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

Very nice ride for the price. Paid about $5 under invoice when all of the optional equipment I had thrown in for free was considered. I felt I got a fair shake on this purchase. Didn't appreciate the high-pressure sales and finance techniques and questionable business ethics.

2nd Santa Fe

4.9
davem on 06/26/2003

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

Bought this car in Jan 03 to replace a 2002 Santa Fe which we totalled on an icy snowy curve on Rt. 81 in NY. On the total we got back all of our cost except for $1400 which in not bad for a year of driving. We survived with NO injuries,the front axle bent which damaged the transmission. The 2003 is a joy to drive, the mileage is 25+ on a trip, city about 20. We have 7500 miles now with no problems.

More Than I Expected

5
Shadow on 06/19/2003

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

My wife and I could not believe the number of options that were standard on our Santa Fe. The LX trim line really comes loaded to the point that you feel that you are in a luxury vehicle. Top that off with better than average performance and a very comfortable ride and you can't help but fall in love with the Santa Fe.

Bill's Review

4.9
Bill's Hyundai Santa on 06/16/2003

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 think this is one of the best little SUV's we could have purchased. Everything is set up for the driver and passenger. It's comfortable to drive for long distances and the road noise is non-existent. I am very impressed. I will be buying another one for myself, so my wife can have her's back. I took my parents down and they also bought one.

I LIKE IT

4.6
RBURRIS on 06/14/2003

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

I JUST TRADED A VANILLA 2001 JETTA THAT I LOVED FOR A VANILLA SANTA FE. SO FAR I AM IMPRESSED WITH JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING. I THINK I MADE A GOOD DEAL. I GAVE UP A THING OR TWO BUT GOT BACK A THING OR THREE. MY FIRST TANK OF GAS WAS 20 MPG BUT I EXPECT THAT TO GET HIGHER. I LIKE BEING UP HIGH WHERE I CAN SEE THE TRAFFIC BETTER.

New Hyundai Satisfied Customer

5
ted dixon on 06/12/2003

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

Used your web site, shopped 5 different models of SUV,drove, talked and settled on the Hyundai. Absolutely one of the best cars(???) I've ever owned. There is nothing I would change about this vehicle, except, maybe I should have bought earlier.

more than expected

4.9
gabby on 06/11/2003

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

This car surprised me, I was not expecting the quality and performance for the money I payed. Can't wait to see next year's model

Wish my wife would let me drive it!

5
PBoiler on 06/11/2003

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

SO far so good. I wish I got a chance to drive it more. My wife loves the SUV feel of sitting high and yet it is easier to get into than many other SUV's. It drives tight like a sports car and gives you a great feel for control. From what I could tell in my research, it was definitely the best buy for the money. 0% financing and many options added to help seal the deal. My best automotive purchase experience to date.

Good Performance

4.8
wmkim74 on 06/11/2003

Performance: 5 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: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Good Performance and Style.

It's my turn now!

4.9
Ejtay on 06/10/2003

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 finally traded in my Grand Am with 115,000 miles. I read all of your reviews and I was hoping that your comments weren't all hype. You gave this SUV high marks and I now agree. I have had it only 5 days but I am very, very impressed. Good luck finding the color that you want. These are flying off the lot and on to the road. I can't believe how many I see on the road now. I needed something with decent gas mileage, something comfortable and something great in the snow. I got 250 inches this last season in upstate NY. The Grandam can't handle that. Read all of the reviews because they are very helpful and appreciated. Thanks ALL!

Hyundai Santa Fe

4.9
jgessert on 06/09/2003

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 have been nothing but pleased with my Hyundai Santa Fe. It has predictable handling with sufficiant horsepower to back it up. Interior seating is comfortable and cargo space is generous for the vehicles size. The list of standard features is impressive and make the Santa Fe a great value.

Fun on Wheels

4.5
ferrier on 06/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 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

after much research we decided on this vehicle and have not regreted our purchase. we bought in feb of 03 and we have had nothing but good to say about our choice, love the color (silver), love the options, everything but 4 whl drive which we didn't need so left that off. back seat is very roomy as if the front and the bun warmers are fantastic for those of us with tender backs it helps as well.

Nice but underpowered

3.9
nmroberto on 06/06/2003

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

Great value for the money. Similar equiped vehicles from other manufacturers were a couple of grand higher. Very comfortable, lots of amenitities, handles well, quiet and build quality has been excellent so far. My only gripe is the underpowered 2.7 liter engine.

My recent conversion

5
Timsmitty on 06/05/2003

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

STAY AWAY from SAN LEANDRO HYUNDAI! WORST in the car business. LIED to me there wasn't a 3.5 liter because didn't have one on the lot. Found on Hyundai website it does exist. LIED to me about the 0% financing but had ad with me so hard to deny. Inept paperwork through mail, leaving half address, getting whole cities states wrong but having correct zip code? Turly did NOT care care once I left with vehicle. Left messages with people trying to help get paperwork sent to the correct address. NEVER got answer. I'll NEVER give them business again, don't deserve it. Sorry but true. Want to build loyalty? Start with those that sell you car to.

Best economy station wagon ever !!!

4.9
Steve K. on 06/05/2003

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

All of the car manufacturers have stopped making big, low priced family station wagons. Definitely buy this "SUV" without hesitation if a big station wagon is what you really need. You will not be disappointed! And don't assume that you need to upgrade to a six-cylinder engine just because all of the "professional" reviews say so. If you can't live with the base four, you probably didn't want a station wagon to begin with.

2003 Santa Fe LX 2.7L

5
smt on 06/05/2003

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 impressive. Looked at the competetors (i.e. Sorento and Axiom) and neither of these came close. Everyone who has seen it has been in love with it. The comfort features are great. It is worthwhile to pay the extra money to get the sunroof and running boards; they complete the look.

Love It

4.9
fancy on 06/04/2003

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 are happy owners of our new Santa Fe! At 1000 miles,the ride is great, the seating and roominess of the vehicle is fantastic,sun roof helps quite a bit with ventilation(I'm a smoker) the combo cd & cassette is wonderful, The vehicle is smooth riding and peppy. We averaged 26 mpg (mostly highway). It's stylish and fun to drive. We did comparisons of other SUV's and based on ride,fuel efficiency, this one came in first.

I Like it

5
Joe in Maryland on 06/04/2003

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

I really like this car. It's just the right size, but high enough so I don't feel like I'm going to get run over by big trucks. Lots of great standard features. Rides beautifully.

Merlot GLS 3.5L

4.9
Gpritch on 06/04/2003

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

After 1,500 miles, I'm very satisified with my Santa Fe. I opted for the FWD, not the AWD - I didn't see the need for AWD in eastern PA (Snow?-Yes, but so what?). The Santy is quite peppy and responsive.

great suv

5
john lawrence on 06/03/2003

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

This is the firsr suv that I have owned and I love it.It rides nice drives nice and its a very nice looking vehicle.

HYUNDAI SANTA FE-GLS 2.7 AWD

4.9
Lindar on 06/02/2003

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

Really like the comfort, price and standard features. Drove both the 2.7 & 3.5 models at the dealer, found out that the 2.7 is just a TAD slower on pickup than the 3.5..the 3.5 would have cost me more, so I bought the 2.7. Am satisfied with the SUV on the whole.

Hey -- Get your own!

4.8
Carl V on 05/30/2003

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 = Value I got my Santa Fe for THOUSANDS less than comparable competitor models. I even got a $1000 dollar loyalty discount because my wife already bought a new Hyundai! I love the ride and so do the passengers. Since I love to drive, it's really cool having the most comfortable car in our pack. It’s also great for hauling stuff like: 2 Lazyboy recliners (at once!) 1500 Lbs of gravel/topsoil (at once!) 12 foot 2x4 lumber Two man Auger Rototiller Table saw

Santa Fe

5
wdry on 05/28/2003

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

Other than initial front end alignment the suv has been excellent for the money spent

Excellent

5
Toronto on 05/28/2003

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

5-speed shifts well & engine is quiet and the interior is comfortable. Reviews from this website say the engine is underpowered, what are they comparing it to. I've driven everything from a Saturn Vue (crappy,noisy&slower), Rav4 (solid,averagepower, abit pricey), and CRV (same power,comfortable,but ugly and overpriced). The car passes very well in the city/highway. Overall this is the best buy only options added was A/C & alarm. Having the split window open in the back is very convenient plus other people who own Japanese cars can't get over how good this SUV really is. Do yourself a favour and when test driving other SUV's try this one out too.

cannot beat it!

5
love it on 05/23/2003

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

only had the santa fe" for 2 months and love it. cannot beat the warranty and roadside assistance(if needed). car is very sound and finally a suv that drives like a car and fun to drive with a great sound system.love the gas mileage.

I love my santa fe

5
babiegurl30 on 05/23/2003

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 wanted one of these beauties for 3 years>> I got mine april 28th and love every second of it!!! I would reccomend one to everybody!! I just love everything about it......the way it handles ,rides looks.. you name it it it is an awesome suv

Never thought I'd own an SUV

4.5
boltguy on 05/22/2003

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

If you don't need 4WD or a huge engine, you're going to love this model. The 4 cyl. with a 5 spd. is plenty, and the ride is really nice. Makes you feel like you're in a 30K machine. I paid (and I think you can too) 16K even including freight, for a package 2 with floor mats and cargo tray. It may not be the best deal, but it's damn good. If you're afraid of the Hyundai name, just try one for the fun of it. You'll be afraid no longer, but you might fall in love..

Santa Fe

4.4
The Don on 05/22/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 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

Overall, very pleased with car. Good heating/AC; like the 6 CD Monsoon system; seems compfortable to ride in and drive. Not too happy with the shift points--engine seems to strain and rev too high on the road. Small nit-picking--would be nice if door lock buttons were lighted; not impressed with the diversity radio antenna.

Luv my Sante Fe

5
msmomof2 on 05/21/2003

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 spunky V6. My husband loves the speed shift feature. There's some wind noise from the sunroof but it's tolerable. Plenty of cargo room. Lots of extras (leather, 6 disc player, auto A/C, sunroof) for the money. Great gas mileage (app 22 mpg in city - and I have a heavy foot)!!

3.5L engine makes it happen

5
T Pres on 05/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 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 3.5L engine gives this vehicle the only thing that was missing when comparing to other SUV's. With a price out the door with taxes at $25,000, it's a steal. No other SUV can match that price with all the extra features that are included in the price.

Love My

5
OrlandoMan on 05/21/2003

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

Did a LOT of reseach and the Santa Fe is the BEST value for the money! Only had it a month and no problems. It's fun to drive and does't cost an arm & a leg!

Luv my Sante Fe

5
meeeepster on 05/16/2003

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

Great car for the money. Fun to drive in all conditions. We looked at all the other models in the same class and none came close to having the options the LX Sante Fe had for the price. Try it!!! You will be glad you did.

Great Ride

4.8
stefred on 05/15/2003

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

We love it. We are expecting our first child in June and needed a bigger and safer vehicle. I love the style and the interior of this SUV. There's plenty of room up front and in back for tall and large people. So far after every baby shower we've had plenty of room for our gifts. The dash and other components on the inside look very fancy and are located in perfect positions. We love this car.

Rodriguez

4.9
JLRA on 05/15/2003

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

Excellent built, great performance (higher than expected), pleasant and safe for driving, smooth ride, roomy inside. For me this have been my best car in the few days I have it.

2003 Santa Fe

5
starexpo on 05/13/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 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 SUV, for a great price

Try it u will like it!!

4.3
nsvusa on 05/07/2003

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

Great car for the money. Warranty and 0% for 5 years did the trick. I can drive it for 5 years and not have any repair bills. Detroit can not match it. Fun to drive.

Decent!!!

4
KristinB on 05/05/2003

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

I bought my car on April 23rd, 2003, after months of wanting it. I only qualified for a lease, as I was upside down in a crappy Sentra. I absolutely love love love my Sante Fe. I wish I could have gotten a moon roof, though.

Former Mercedes Benz owner

4.8
La on 05/03/2003

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

Coming out of a leased Mercedes M class, my Santa Fe has that beat! The Santa Fe has a better feel for the road and is much more reliable. The seating is comfortable and the amenities are comparable if not better than the Benz, both vehicles having similar upgraded packages.

new purchase/new owner

4.9
angela k on 05/03/2003

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

If you are looking for a moderately priced SUV that still has a V-6 engine, all-wheel drive, and plenty of room inside, this is a great choice.

Awsome!

4.6
Robert Car on 05/03/2003

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

I have been waiting for the 3.5 LX AWD for about a year now. The 2.7 was just not enough for me. I have not been dissapointed! I just love this vehicle. I paid just over $25,000 for it and it has the moonroof, tow package, cross rails, the works.

Almost too good to be true

4.9
Leo Nolet on 05/02/2003

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 3.5 Liter engine makes ALL the difference in the world. Pick-up is SENSATIONAL-better than w/other vehicles w/larger engines!Interior is well thought out w/large storage areas and well placed guages. I wish it had automatic lights and power seats to complete this as my 'dream' vehicle. I would re-buy this model in a heart- beat!

great suv for the price

5
joe casano on 04/30/2003

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

the santa fe is a well built suv for the money. all the extras in the car u would pay a lot more for on other suvs and the quality of the car is very good. I would recommend this auto to all my friends.

3.5L.........A must have!!!

5
Bdyardboy on 04/30/2003

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

All I have to say is "wow"! Every Santa Fe should have the 3.5L. I bought this for my wife and now I get the '02 Elantra GT. Not to make the GT jealous, but I think I like the Santa Fe more (shhhh). Even if you already have the GREAT Santa Fe with the smaller engines, you need to just go test drive the 3.5L. It will bring a smile to your face.

I love my new SUV!

5
theone on 04/29/2003

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

The car is perfect. I was upgrading from a Ford Escort and was worried about the Fuel Mileage of a SUV. I was shocked with the gas mileage I got. I would like a few things better on the interior because I'm a smoker, but I'll get over it.

Impressed

4.8
Ivashie on 04/29/2003

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 would never have thought that I would by a Hyundai. That changed 3 years ago when I purchased a Sonata, and just recently traded up for the Santa Fe. I am equally impressed with both of them.

Loyal Hyundai Owner Gets Converts

5
2sweett on 04/26/2003

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 bought the Santa Fe for my mom last year when her 96 Toyota Corolla was totaled in an accident. She had problems entering and exiting the Corolla because of arthritis. Now she rarely complains because the Santa Fe is so much higher off the ground. She really enjoys driving it; she never thought she could maneuver an SUV. But the Santa Fe is very responsive, and it doesn't drive like a truck. I'm planning to buy a Santa Fe for myself. I get many compliments on the Santa Fe, and one co-worker has purchased one in the last month. Several others are talking about buying a Santa Fe.

Outstanding - SUV

5
Evergladesbear on 04/25/2003

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

Have had the car for about a month now and it gets better every day. Great car feels and drives better than the Lexus, Honda and Toyoto's that I tried. Love the car.

You'll need the warranty

3.9
broken on 04/25/2003

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

I loved the Santa Fe from the start, good ride, gas mileage is what you should really expect (20mpg highway). Everything went downhill when the transfer case broke down after I had the car for only 3 weeks. Dealership said it was a fluke occurrance, but regardless I will be worried about the reliability from now on. The warranty is nice but knowing you'll have to use it is not.

Great Car for the Price!

3.9
Superpickymom on 04/24/2003

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

I investigated all SUVs for the past year. This car is the best bang for the buck! Most options on other cars are standard on this one. Main gripes are poor fuel mileage (19/gal) and lack of electric seat. Also, when I put on the roof racks, I had a bad whistling sound as I drove over 40mph! I removed them and it got better. For a V6, could use more power. Otherwise, I am happy with my purchase and compared to other SUVs in this range, this is the best buy!

Thrilled with my Sante Fe

4.9
jen233 on 04/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 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 bought a 4WD Sante Fe LX and am thrilled with the vehicle. It is fun to drive, comfortable, and the amount of cargo space is great. I especially enjoy that the vehicle's added styling, which is more unique than most vehicles on the road today and makes me feel like I am driving something special!

Best car I own

4.9
Guy22 on 04/22/2003

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 love this car. And I believe that Hyundai is one of the best values you can have. What you get for the money from Hyundai can't be beat. I have purchased 3 new Hyundai's from my dealer in the past 5 years, that's how satisfied I am!

Enjoying my Santa Fe

5
Jasmine on 04/17/2003

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 been amazed with my Hyundai Santa Fe. It gets great gas mileage. It pulls my 17 1/2 foot boat with little noticeable effort. It is is very roomy and comfortable. It seats 4 very comfortably and 5 if necessary. It has plenty of cargo space. I even put my dog in the cargo area when traveling and he weighs 90 pounds. I have had virtually no problems with it to date. I plan to keep it for a long while and when I trade, it will most likely be for another Santa Fe.

Enjoying my Santa Fe

5
JASMINE on 04/17/2003

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 been amazed with my Hyundai Santa Fe. It gets great gas mileage. It pulls my 17 1/2 foot boat with little noticeable effort. It is is very roomy and comfortable. It seats 4 very comfortably and 5 if necessary. It has plenty of cargo space. I even put my dog in the cargo area when traveling and he weighs 90 pounds. I have had virtually no problems with it to date. I plan to keep it for a long while and when I trade, it will most likely be for another Santa Fe.

It's so different

5
angus54 on 04/16/2003

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

When I first saw the Santa Fe I knew I had to have it. Finally an SUV that didn't look like all the rest. My current car was less than 3 years old but after a few test drives in the Santa Fe, I sold my car and bought the Santa Fe. People still come up to me to ask about it. Ilove it.

saturnf

4.9
saturnf on 04/13/2003

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 just boought the Santa Fe and I Love it. It not only was priced right but the style is terrificand the ride is suprisingly comfortable for and AWD . I love the shiftronic. I have the 6 disc cd changer which sounds great the warranty is the best so like all cars they do have problems from time to time but hyundai will fix it for 10 years

Never say never

4.9
BG53 on 04/08/2003

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

Only owned for two weeks, so impressions are still forming, but so far I am greatly impressed. Feel I got more than I paid for. Very solid construction. Extremely comfortable seats. Decent performance and fuel economy. Great space for people and things. And of course that warranty.

I've Researched, this seems to be the 1!

5
krikie on 04/02/2003

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 started researching for a new suv about Jan of 03. It is now April 03 and I will be buying a Santa Fe. Everyone I've talked to, including my very trusting insurance agent and all the reviews I've seen, I've only seen one bad one, and there have been many many reviews, and the bad one I seen, just said poor (21m said it-go fiqure). I can't wait to go get mine this month. And strangly enough, my insurance is running within $30 of my old 97, Pont. Grand AM insurance. So for all you researchers, times up, this is the one.

Hyundai Rocks

5
aecoe on 04/01/2003

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 been a hyundai owner for the last 10 years. All I drive are Hyundais. Not only are they reliable, but their warranty can't be beat. The Santa Fe comes standard with more features and upgrades than one can imagine. It also has superior crash test ratings. The interior is classy with the wood grain trim, and it feels very heavy and durable-not those cheap plastic pieces you find in isuzu or nissan. For the price, you can't go wrong!!!!!!!!!!

One Great SUV

5
jfrnarr on 03/31/2003

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

The SUV drives like a car. The best price for the quality. We are very happy with our Santa Fe. It has lots of space for our kids, and it doesn't kill you on gas.

Great Vehicle for Less Money

5
vpuckett on 03/26/2003

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 recently purchased the 2003 Santa Fe LX, and for the price paid it's a excellent value. The other brands that I compared with the Santa Fe cost thousands more for similar options/features. I'm still in the break-in period so there is not much to say about the performance or Fuel economy. The V6 24 valve fuel injected motor seems to have enough power for this vehicle and it is a quiet motor. The interior has plenty of room and is very comfortable. So far I've been very happy and pleased by this vehicle.

The right choice

4.9
fluegs on 03/18/2003

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 just traded in my 2001 Subaru Forester for a Santa Fe and couldn't be happier! There is so much more room and it drives so smoothly I know it was the right choice for me. I do miss the heated seats and the compass/outdoor temp gauge but that's all. You can't beat the value and it handles so nicely. One test drive is all it should take!

great

5
joe retzer on 03/15/2003

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

buy one, great ride comfort handle great nice interior. strong motor with alot of great features.

Best value for your money

4.1
happyinCA on 03/14/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 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

We can only reiterate what others have said. This is an outstanding vehicle for the money, far better than even the Honda/Acura cars we have owned. Hyundai has come a long way in improving quality. We purchased the extended warranty which is not only a bargain, but cancellable (unlike most), refundable and transferable! Some wind noise (probably due to rack/crossbars) over 70mph, seats need more thought, car is about 200lb too heavy but overall an outstanding bargain. We purchased over the Net and saved sales commissions; for a GLS with ABS/TCS we paid under $20K. Nothing else can touch it and the buying experience was painless.

So Far So Good

4.9
The Hud on 03/13/2003

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

Have only had for two weeks, but so far I love my Santa Fe GLS (V6/4WD). As others reviewers have noted it could use a bit more get up and go, and a bit better gas mileage (I've filled twice and am in the 20/21 MPG range). Other than that I love this SUV. Mine came with side running boards installed. Kinda sets it apart from others I've seen. Great sound system - 6 speaker Monsoon Stereo with CD and Cassette. Well thought out interior with loads of pockets and storage bins. Nice touch in cargo area with the storage pockets back there. Have gotten lots of looks and had several "wow, that's nice" comments.

fun for all

4.6
Cuch on 03/09/2003

Performance: 3 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: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

handles very good in the snow or wet road i have a all wheel drive

Very happy with Hyundai

4.6
Doogs on 03/05/2003

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

My wife and I have had our Santa Fe for almost 1 year now. I am glad to report that with 20,000 km on it we have had no issues. I'm very impressed with the ride quality and fuel economy of our car. The interior fit and finish is excellent and the styling is a lot more interesting than most SUV's. The only complaint I have is the microscopic buttons on the stereo.

Hard to put down!

4.8
Edging1 on 03/05/2003

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

I am finding it extremely diffucult to find anything really wrong with the Santa Fe. It is surprisingly built very solidly, and along with the warrenty package and price-made this vehicle very difficult to pass up. While some may complain about the lack of power @173HP, I honestly cannot see the complaint legitimately. It's handled everything I have asked from quick acceleration, to passing to top speed, it is more than adequate for an SUV owner. As for the styling? While it may not be for everyone, it has some inexplicable way of growing on you.

A Great Deal

4.8
J.Davie on 03/04/2003

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

This is a great vehicle, and I dare to say the best buy currently on the market. It handles in a very agile manner, and has adequate power.

Love it

4.9
Algernon on 03/04/2003

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 happy w/ my Santa Fe. Bought it to drive in the mountains of Colorado. Little under powered climbing the hills, but the gas mileage makes up for it. Back seat is huge...fits three grown adults easily. We camp a lot & love it with all the room inside. Bought the roof rack for the top, but would now rahter have a Yakima or thule because they hold greater amounts of weight. Current rack only holds up to 75 lbs.

Hyundai Convert

4.8
Linenguy on 03/03/2003

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

After owning Acura, Honda and Mitsubishi I looked at the Sante Fe and was won over by the quality, drive, price and 0% financing. This vehicle is one of the best buys out there for a mid size SUV. I own a full size Montero but the Hyundai is better built. I actually bought 1 and helped buy one for a friend of my wife who was turning in an Escalade. (Had a real happy salesman) If looking for a great buy get over your ego and pre- determined thoughts about Hyundai and give this vehicle a try.

Great SUV

5
Grybas on 03/03/2003

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

After sitting in the more popular small - medium SUVs, this one really stood out as the most roomy and comfortable. It handles well, looks good and the price is great.

Spend a little drive a lot

4.6
Ronald Hansen on 03/03/2003

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

For the money that I spent it's hard to beleave that forks out there are willing to part with an additional $10,000 dollar for all I got. My friend tells me how much he loves my Sante Fe but his wife won't let him buy one because they don't cost enough. Well, I love mine and have had no problems and am happy with my dealer.

Complete surprise

5
geeno on 03/01/2003

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

Never wanted a SUV. Wife saw the Santa Fe and said it was a nice looking car. Went to the dealer and after driving it, was impressed with the comfort, ride, and quality, not to mention the warranty. Bought it on the spot to replace my station wagon. Both of us are extremely satisfied after 8000 miles. Dealer is great.

A great Korean vehicle

5
LinksmasGrybas on 02/27/2003

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

A bit bigger than the small SUVs, more room and a lot of car for the money. Enjoyable to drive.

Very Much Approve

4.6
Charlies Hyundai on 02/25/2003

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

The only issue is I wish it had a little more horse power like the CR-V.

Not Great in the Snow

4.6
Neil M. on 02/22/2003

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Drove the Santa Fe at the start of the East Coast Prez' Day 2003 blizzard and in the aftermath. It was slipping and sliding in just a few inches of snow/slush. Had a lot of trouble going up small grades in the mess, too. I expected the Santa Fe to grab/grip the road better than it was doing. It just seemed to be skating along and not plowing through. I know, I know. I didn't get the All Wheel Drive version or a six-cylinder so I should be happy with what I have. My previous driving experience was with a 5-speed Protege and a 5-speed Camry. Anyway, maybe I had too high expectations for my family's "Blue Catfish on Wheels."

Best SUV Deal Going

4.9
St. Louis on 02/22/2003

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

We were pleasantly surprised to find such a stylish SUV available, and even more surprised to learn that it cost less than $20K! It's the quietest and smoothest-riding car we've had the pleasure to own. Our gas mileage has been between 25 and 30 MPG, which is phenomenal for SUVs. In short, we're delighted, and we may well buy another Hyundai very soon.

2003 Hyundai Santa Fe

4.1
Review from NJ on 02/16/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 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

Can not beat the price for what you get. The Hyundia Santa Fe doesn't have any cheapter parts than other vehicles priced much higher. They are all using more plastic then metal now days. The Warranty is the best there is with 5 years/60,000 miles bumper to bumper and there 10 year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty.

A very good experience

4.8
mjt3rd on 02/15/2003

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

Its a fun car to drive. A bit underpowered, but not so much as to make it undesireable. There is some body roll in hard cornering, but it is still acceptable. The ride is car like and the seating is quite comfortable. Standard features go on and on. Monsoon stereo is awesome.

VALUE VALUE VALUE

4.9
puckguy59 on 02/12/2003

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

We have only had the car 2 months but it is well worth the money. There have been zero problems with the car. You get a lot of features at a great price

hy

4.6
newhyundaiowner on 02/10/2003

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

good price / value best warranty on the market fully loadet safe enugh space for tall people

THe best by far

5
gallopian on 02/07/2003

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 am so happy with this vehicle, it's incredible. I recommend it to anyone, you cannot come close to it as far as price for what you get !!!!!!!!

Haven't bought it yet.......

4.4
Potential Buyer on 02/06/2003

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

I've read these reviews, and most are rather good, but I read some horrible ones at msn.com. Has anybody had any problems? Especially with the transmission or engine? I'm kind of scared to buy one now.

SUV -No other SUV is even close!

4.9
FloridaBeachBum on 02/06/2003

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 went searching for an SUV for my husband (for business clients and business travel). He wanted a reliable & comfortable 4WD SUV that was stylish and roomy...he also did not want to pay 30,000K for it. Well, my 2.5 year daughter and I must have test driven every 2003 4WD SUV that was available. Like the: Tribute, Rav4, XTERRA, Rendezvous, Blazer, Tracker, VUE, Escape, CR-V, 02' Passport, Rodeo, Liberty, Sorento, Montero Sport, Outlander, X-L7, Grand Vitara, Highlander.... Out of all of the Above 1. 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 4WD V6 SUV Led the way in style, and price!

senior driver

5
winterpeg on 01/31/2003

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 8000 KL. on my S.Fe& love it, it makes my feel like I did in the 50's when I drove my MGB. Handles beautiful smooth ride,but this winter in snow & ice it proved its self. has go, had Toyota Previa AWD for 12 years pior and it would spin a lots more. I think it is because of the higher ratio for the 1st.speed & larger wheels plus it is lighter. Gas consumtion is fair, whsh the rear seats would fold flat.

WOW..BUT!!!!

4.3
njspeedo on 01/27/2003

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

I FEEL THIS SHOULD BE SUV OF THE YEAR.GET ALL YOU WANT AND MORE FOR AT LEAST $10,000 LESS THAN SOME COMPETITION. THIS IS ONE OF THE FEW CARS NOW THAT ARE IN DEMAND. WHY NOT WITH ALL YOU GET. BUT I'M AVERAGING LESS THAN 17MPG AVERAGE??????( ANY OTHERS HAVING THIS PROBLEM?)

My Santa

5
tonyprice on 01/20/2003

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

Really enjoy the exterior styling, more curvy than most "box shaped" SUVs. Have the leather interior - very comfortable. Good all round viewing (added 2" convex mirrors onto side mirrors). Lots of storage room for average days when seats up, and for bulky days when seat(s) down. Like the ability to shut off Air Conditioning when using windshield vents 9can't do that it my Tiburon)

'03 Santa Fe

4.8
Glenn - Las Vegas on 01/17/2003

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchased new Santa Fe GLS 6 cyl. Fun to drive, fuel efficient, good ride. Only complaint is that when I purchased from Planet Hyundai in Las Vegas they had over 100. Every one had a tow hitch and mud flaps installed at the factory which most people don't want. However, none of the GLS models had ABS which saves money on insurance....had to up one grade and take a moonroof in order to get ABS....every vehicle sold in US that has ABS available should have it installed at the factory.

a great suv to have !!!

4.8
thope on 01/16/2003

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 love this truck !!! its great. easy to drive, great system, smooth ride. it'a an all around great & affordable vehicle.

Try It, You'll Like It

4.9
Happy so far on 01/16/2003

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 admit that I am a car snob. I never thought I would drive a Hyundai but after test driving several other HUVs in its class, I drove off with this one. It has been almost 5 months and 6,000 miles and I still enjoy getting into it every day. I have not had to take it in for even minor adjustments. (This review is for a 2002.)

This SUV is absolutely AWESOME!!!!

5
deethebee on 01/10/2003

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'm a mother of two small children, and to me(and I'm sure every mom out there in America)safety comes first. I have reviewed alot of SUV's and for some reason I always came back to the Hyundai Santa Fe. I think its not only fun to drive but, I feel safe driving my little ones in it. Women look for safety, comfort, style and luxury. And this has it all. Hyundai built a great SUV....Thanks!!

Hyundai's First Shot at SUV is a Winner

5
Happy Hyundai Owner on 01/09/2003

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

Hyundai has been working hard to shed it's image of self-destructing cars of the 1980's, and that hard work showing. At first, I dismissed the Hyundai Sante Fe because of my preconceived notion that "Hyundai" was synonymous with "cheap". However, after driving this car, my opinion now is that "Hyundai" is synonymous with "great value" Loaded with standard features that would cost thousands more as options on other brands, this is the "poor man's Lexus". It's well built, has a superior warranty, and its charming good looks is sure to turn heads whether on or off the pavement.

Better than gold

5
Mr. Baymar on 01/06/2003

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

Let's talk service... I bought the car over the internet from Miami. Paperwork and a set of key was fedexed and my car was parked at the Denver airport with a location map faxed to me. No car dealership will do that for you. The Santa Fe is delightful and when I am back in Miami with my S430 I still miss it.

Santa Fe

4.9
troy boudreaux on 01/03/2003

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

Absolutely perfect. Fun and comfortagle to drive, with an excellent value. Great warrenty and representation from the company.

One of the best out there!

4.9
Bottomley on 01/03/2003

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 is an excellent car. My husband and I researched cars quite extensively...RAV4, Vue, CRV, Liberty...and overall the Hyundai far surpassed all others. It performs, is made well, has incredible standard features, and the price was unbeatable!

Happy to own Santa Fe

5
Karen P. on 12/31/2002

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

Just bought the V6 car more than a month ago. I've done some research before I bought the Santa Fe. Now, I know I make the right decision. Good price deal with so many standards/options. Well-built, comfort- interior, and smooth-drive. The whole family like it much.

Great Value

4.4
TXSF on 12/26/2002

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

I have 3500 miles on my 2003 Santa Fe and am very pleased with it. It is an excellent value, and has very good build quality. No problems so far. The SF has a great ride, great visibility, and the engine is acceptably powerful, although not overly so. I have never needed more power than the engine delivers. The SF is also quieter than some of its Japanese competitors. Its even quieter than my 2000 Honda Accord 4 cyl.

for price great suv

4.9
sham on 12/21/2002

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 great suv for the money

Not your big brother's Hyundai

4.6
Jack Hanning on 12/18/2002

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

I was the last person to think I would buy a Hyundai. Our sales-person allowed us to us a Santa Fe for the day while we shopped for vehicles. We compared it side by side with Honda, Toyota, GMC, Saturn, Ford, Mazda, Mitsubishi, and Jeep. None of those came close as far as what you get for the money. None of them were anywhere near comprable when it came to comfortable ride. Some will think that they need more power in an SUV. Those are the ones that roll over on the interstate from going too fast.

Great vehicle

5
Florida golfer on 12/17/2002

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 vehicle. Got the LX with the moon roof option. Researched SUVs for the last year. The Santa Fe by far had the most features and the best warranty. I've not been disappointed in anything. Took a trip the week after I got it and it held four suitcases and golf clubs in the cargo area. My wife (who doesn't particularly like SUVs) liked the ride and said the stereo was better than the one in her Pontiac Bonneveille. Fit and finish are great, and dealer has been super. Comments about being under powered are not tru. Cruised on interstate at 80 without a problem. Only option I didn't get was towing package. Definitely my best car ever.

Love it

4.8
Long Ball on 12/12/2002

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 test drove them all and bought the Santa-Fe and so far I'm still very satisfied. everyone talks about it being underpowerd, I guess they are race track drivers because it has all the power a normal person needs.

This SUV Rocks

5
ProBannerAds.com on 12/06/2002

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 EVERY SUV out there. This was by far the best deal and quality overall. I highly recommend this SUV to anyone.

surprise surprise

4.8
gerry cullity on 12/05/2002

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

after 2 disappointing tries at hyundai, the sonata is a delight. powerful - cute and confortable this car is a treat to drive.

It Fits!

5
mr suby on 11/30/2002

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 just love this four cylinder, monster eatin' machine! It looks and drives like my old Monte Carlo, without all the weird looks, or the GM nametag. The five speed is crisp, clean and well planned, I drive nearly fifty miles one way, weigh over 320 lbs and it all fits comfortably! Even my frequent on the road lunches. Plus I love the fold out rear table that covers the spare tire, I can host small and intimate clientele luncheons and have room left over to take everyone with me! God I love this monster eatin' machine, do yourself a favor, get off your butt and go buy one of these machines, it'll be worth your while!

Santa Fe

5
tennis on 11/25/2002

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 great, good gas mileage. Good size to haul and fun to drive.

workhorse

4.5
musiclawyer on 11/25/2002

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 like this car very much. Mine is loaded with all the bells and whistles, all for only a bit over 23K. The ride is very good , even in the mountainous, curvy terrain on which I drive, inspiring confidence with a commanding view of the road. On the big open straightaways and for freeway driving, it's fast, responsive, excellent.

Great Car

5
JP68 on 11/12/2002

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 car is an eye catcher where ever I drive it. I had test driven a number of SUV's before purchasing this vehicle and found it not only to be one of the most stylish in the price range, but one of the most comfortable. It also came with amenities that one would find only on SUV's costing thousands more. Also, who can be the warranty?

Great SUV

4.9
tmcgee on 11/11/2002

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 have been shopping for about 3 months as my lease was comming due on my old car. My initial experience with this SUV is excellent, great detailing inside and out. I really think this SUV is built better than my wifes Mercedes ML 320 and they are about the same size.

love it so far!

4.6
amie on 11/04/2002

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

it is unfortunate that the name hyundai carries negative conotations because this is a great little suv. the styling is unparalleled, no other suv has such sleek lines. the price is right and the warranty gives me 100% peace of mind. it's cheaper to BUY this car than to lease just anything else. other competitors just didn't match up; whether it was styling features, available V6, or warranty.

WELL WORTH IT

5
Robby on 11/02/2002

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

Never thought I would own a Hyundai. I am happy I do. Well built. Well Engineered. A lot of thought went into the design of this car. I would buy one again. Thanks Hyundai

A lot of car for the money!

4.6
Pete Bromelski on 10/31/2002

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

After checking out the Hyundai line of cars at the dealership, I saw the Santa fe. It looked well built and asked for a test drive. It was so car like in it's ride and comfortable that I bought one within a week. I now have a silver 2003 LX with the optional sunroof (everything else is standard it seems). I have read others comment about this car and I agree with all the positive comments. I sit high and the view is terrific. There is no other SUV in this class that in my opinion rides so nicely! Almost everything is well thought out and the quality is very high. It may not be perfect for all, but what SUV is?

so far, so good

5
flamangrove on 10/29/2002

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

Researched this car extensively. Compared it to others, and drove several competing suv's. This one lokks like a winner, and so far drives like a winner.

Impressive!

4.3
OLOOK34 on 10/23/2002

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

My wife and I are loyal Subaru owners, but when we were in the market for a new family car, we thought we would give Hyundai a shot. When my wife drove this vehicle for the first time, she basically said forget the Subaru, I want this Santa Fe!! If the word "Hyundai" makes you think of an old '86 Excel, well it's definitely time to change your thinking. This is a well-built vehicle that offers great utility in a very bold, unique looking package, of course backed by an incredible warranty. If you are in the market for a small SUV, don't let the name Hyundai fool you..... check this vehicle out!!

Reliability

4.6
AdvancedCar on 10/21/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 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 car is pure reliability. So far, the car has been excellent, performance and comfort. It is so quiet inside when driving and the leather seats are very comfortable.


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