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2012 Hyundai Santa Fe Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: Owner Pros and Cons by lb

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Reviewed: 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe

4dr SUV turbocharged 194hp 2.2L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual AWD

Why the 2012 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

Cargo capacity

It has a good sized boot and load carrying capacity with the rear seats down. This was the main reason for buying it.

Handling

I don't know about roadholding and handling as I try to drive sensibly. The 4WD was rather good in the snow in the early part of 2013.

Rear seat room & comfort

Seats are comfortable for my wife and myself, with more than adequate room, 3 people fit easily in the back. They have good foot room too.

Brand reputation & image

I don't give a damn how it looks so long as it goes, and it goes reasonably quietly, The audio is 'quite good'- I've been told by a friend - shame really as I've probably used it a dozen or so times. The cruise control is superb for the hundreds of miles of UK 50 mph motorway limits.

Why Not the 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe?

Other Features of the 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe

Quietness

It's far to easy to forget to change gear as its so smooth - does have an indicator though!!

Audio & nav systems

The audio is 'quite good'- I've been told by a friend - shame really as I've probably used it a dozen or so times. I prefer to watch the road rather than be lulled to sleep.

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