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Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Chevrolet Traverse Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Hyundai Santa Fe or Chevrolet Traverse reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Chevrolet Traverse truly differ in reliability.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2014 Chevrolet Traverse 37 Traverses, 6.8 months of data per Traverse, average 6400 miles43
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2014 Hyundai Santa Fe   21 Santa Fes, 5.1 months of data per Santa Fe, average 5500 miles

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2013 Chevrolet Traverse 40 Traverses, 9.3 months of data per Traverse, average 16900 miles29
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe 50 Santa Fes, 9.9 months of data per Santa Fe, average 16200 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Most of the sample is Santa Fe Sports. Improved from initially high repair frequency.
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50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Chevrolet Traverse 51 Traverses, 9.7 months of data per Traverse, average 29500 miles19
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Hyundai Santa Fe   20 Santa Fes, 9.2 months of data per Santa Fe, average 26600 miles

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2011 Chevrolet Traverse 86 Traverses, 9.0 months of data per Traverse, average 44300 miles54
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Hyundai Santa Fe 29 Santa Fes, 10.4 months of data per Santa Fe, average 39200 miles28
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Chevrolet Traverse 62 Traverses, 8.6 months of data per Traverse, average 54100 miles72
80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Hyundai Santa Fe 27 Santa Fes, 9.5 months of data per Santa Fe, average 41700 miles28
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Chevrolet Traverse 92 Traverses, 9.4 months of data per Traverse, average 68800 miles61
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Hyundai Santa Fe 44 Santa Fes, 9.1 months of data per Santa Fe, average 51000 miles30
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Hyundai Santa Fe 33 Santa Fes, 9.6 months of data per Santa Fe, average 56800 miles57
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 39 Santa Fes, 9.5 months of data per Santa Fe, average 79500 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
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40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe   16 Santa Fes, 7.3 months of data per Santa Fe, average 107400 miles

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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe   10 Santa Fes, 8.8 months of data per Santa Fe, average 110500 miles

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Hyundai Santa Fe

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai Santa Fe Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Car feels well put together, and everything works!
2009 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
time will tell it is is durable
2008 4dr SUV 242-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
seems to run ok so far! has gotten many great reviews, consumer report best buy for 2008 for a midsize SUV
2008 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Hyundai warranty; Motor Trend and Customer Reports recommendation; built in Alabama (USA facility); built at same factory as Sonata; great word of mouth about Hyundai and catching up to Japanese companies; continues to impress with new cars like Genesis
2007 4dr SUV 242-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
From past experience with the Hyundai products, I felt that if this vehicle came close to the previous one, I would be very happy. All professional auto critics praise the Santa Fe.
2007 4dr SUV 242-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
No shop visits required in two years
2007 4dr SUV 242-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Good reviews, great warrantee
2007 4dr SUV turbocharged 148hp 2.2L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Never left me on the road, warranty covers almost everything
2007 4dr SUV 242-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Hyundai has been constantly improving and the quality we found in the Santa Fe, after having driven all of the competition vehicles, by far surpassed the others.
2007 4dr SUV 242-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
So far the car has had only minor issues all covered under the 5 year warranty.
Hyundai Santa Fe Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
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.
2008 4dr SUV 242-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Lower mileage warranty, at least here in Canada.
2007 4dr SUV 242-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
So far not impress, no major problems, but several issues that seem to take a long time to be fix, but dealerships.
 

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