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Why (Not) the Hyundai Santa Fe?

Hyundai Santa Fe reviews by TrueDelta members get to the point: the best reasons for buying (or not buying) the Santa Fe.

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Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

09/30/13

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A member in Great Britain

Best Reason to Buy the Hyundai Santa Fe: Fuel economy
Date is Sept 30 2013. It has a 2.2 litre diesel engine with manual gearbox. 6th gear is very useful on a long run as it acts as an overdrive. It has travelled 7509 miles at average of 38.42mpg imperial. It will easily exceed 41mpg on a long run. My Kia Sportage diesel travelled 15051 miles and averaged 37.85mpg imperial. Both vehicles were full of luggage for 29% of their mileage. Worst fuel consumption was 32.23mpg over 495 miles, all short runs so no complaints there. Best was 41.47mpg over 523 miles. Kia Sportage best was 48.59mpg and worst was 29.88mpg

Best Reason Not to Buy the Hyundai Santa Fe: Fuel economy
I would like 100 mpg on short trips.

Other Reasons to Buy the Hyundai Santa Fe: Cargo capacity, Handling, Rear seat room & comfort, Brand reputation & image

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Hyundai Santa Fe: Driving position & visibility, Controls and instruments

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02/15/14

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A member in Michigan, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Hyundai Santa Fe: Handling
We have had the Santa Fe for 2 years with no problems. We like the gas mileage, hwy is 26mpg. The V6 is very peppy and handles good for a SUV.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Hyundai Santa Fe: Dealer location
The nearest dealer is 55 miles from us, so we have a local garage change oil.
Luckily we haven't had to take it in for repairs.



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08/28/13

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  They don't honor their warranty.
A member in Louisiana, United States

Best Reason Not to Buy the Hyundai Santa Fe: Reliability & durability
We purchased this vehicle new and paid over 26k for it - until this week, we have been generally OK with the purchase (not excited, just OK).

Well, it didn't start early this week, stranding my wife at night, in a vacant parking lot. No fun - we eventually got her, and left the Santa Fe. We called to have it towed to the local Hyundai dealership (North Park in Covington) - after all it only has 62k highway miles it and has been greatly taken care of, and it does have the 100k warranty, right?

They led me to believe the warranty would cover repairs, but then they said the Starter was bad (we had owned many vehicles in 50 or so years - never a starter failure). Anyway, 100k coverage should take care of their (they said 580 bucks for a Starter - can you believe it) repair on this vehicle. We had it towed to the dealer specifically because of the warranty coverage.

Well, the starter is now NOT part of a powertrain (have you ever seen a powertrain operate without a STARTER)? DISGUSTING to say the least - Our family has purchased multiple new Hyundai's from THIS exact dealer, and they cannot cover the STARTER?

This sucks. Then later that day I found a TSB from Hyundai on a "cheap" fix for these Starter issues (less than 10 bucks for the part), but OF COURSE this doesn't apply to our repair - we need a NEW one.

THEN, they don't have any starters in stock - WOW - NONE, and wanted me to pay extra to ship it faster, or I'd have to wait all week.

THEN, I called Hyundai National Customer Service, and they did NOTHING for me.

HYUNDAI, you SUCK.

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Hyundai Santa Fe: Brand reputation & image, Warranty, maintenance cost

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05/21/13

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A member in California, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Hyundai Santa Fe: Exterior styling
Very stylish, nice lines, clean looking vehicle, especially for an CUV.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Hyundai Santa Fe: Brand reputation & image
There is nothing I DON'T like about this vehicle. What I least like is how people still have a stigma about the Hyundai brand when they've never taken the time to test drive one. Hyundai's have the best customer satisfaction as well as repeat customer "index" of all the brands out there and for good reason.

Other Reasons to Buy the Hyundai Santa Fe: Interior styling, Powertrain performance, Handling, Brand reputation & image



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04/04/13

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  Good, but costly repairs as it ages.
A member in New Hampshire, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Hyundai Santa Fe: Exterior styling
The look of this vehicle is fantastic. However, the black paint has developed oxidation in the past two years.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Hyundai Santa Fe: Powertrain performance
Multiple recall problems and issues over the years requiring days at the dealer.

Other Reasons to Buy the Hyundai Santa Fe: Interior styling, Color choices, Handling, Front seat room

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Hyundai Santa Fe: Safety & braking, Quietness, Feature availability, Tires

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08/28/12

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A member in Ontario, Canada

Best Reason to Buy the Hyundai Santa Fe: Reliability & durability
This car has proven reliable and dependable.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Hyundai Santa Fe: Exterior styling
Ugly as sin...

Other Reasons to Buy the Hyundai Santa Fe: Front seat support & comfort, Fuel economy, Cargo capacity, Quietness

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Hyundai Santa Fe: Powertrain performance, Safety & braking, Dealer practices, Tires

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08/26/11

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A member in Ontario, Canada

Best Reason to Buy the Hyundai Santa Fe: Exterior styling
It was at the forefront in style.

Other Reasons to Buy the Hyundai Santa Fe: Cargo capacity, Feature availability, Brand reputation & image, Warranty, maintenance cost



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05/04/11

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A member in Quebec, Canada

Best Reason to Buy the Hyundai Santa Fe: Powertrain performance
Excellent acceleration, 0-100kmh in under 7.5 seconds. Good sounding engine.

Other Reasons to Buy the Hyundai Santa Fe: Warranty, maintenance cost, Handling, Audio & nav systems, Price or payments

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Hyundai Santa Fe: Front seat support & comfort, Fuel economy, Materials & workmanship

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04/16/11

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A member in Illinois, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Hyundai Santa Fe: Warranty, maintenance cost
Best warranty in business with 5 yr/60,000 bumper-to-bumper and 10 yr/100,000 powertrain

Other Reasons to Buy the Hyundai Santa Fe: Reliability & durability, Front seat support & comfort, Interior styling, Dealer practices

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Hyundai Santa Fe: Quietness, Fuel economy

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02/12/11

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A member in Aruba

Best Reason to Buy the Hyundai Santa Fe: Exterior styling
It is a very nice, fluid design.

Other Reasons to Buy the Hyundai Santa Fe: Price or payments, Interior styling, Fuel economy, Brand reputation & image



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01/21/11

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A member in Quebec, Canada

Best Reason to Buy the Hyundai Santa Fe: Exterior styling
Other Reasons to Buy the Hyundai Santa Fe: Powertrain performance, Quietness, Cargo capacity, Fuel economy



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