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Overall reader verdict 5 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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Hyundai Santa Fe (12-) 4X4
6 reader reviews for Hyundai Santa Fe 4x4.
  • 2.2 CRDi Premium SE 4WD 7st 5dr

    Taz Moody , Greater Manchester . Date: 07/11/2014
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      32

    My car

    I bought this car a few months ago, fully loaded and boy it's worth every penny! It stands out from the crowd as no one really has one of these around here! On the road it's a fantastic cruiser, soaks up the bumps well and ride is very smooth indeed. This model is the SE model and as people already said in the other reviews if you have the extra money go for the fully loaded one, you won't regret it. The panoramic sunroof is fantastic too, Xenon lights and LED daylights all make it stand up with the german cars and it looks better than them too! Overall my kids and I love it, neighbours envy it, I think it's the best car I bought and overall very happy and can't find any faults at the moment! I did look at the Audi Q7 and BMW X5 but the long term cost, servicing costs (plus the looks) are much better on this car.

  • 2.2 CRDi Premium 4WD 7st 5dr

    Simon Black , ANTRIM . Date: 07/10/2014
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought this car almost a year ago. It has been fantastic so far. The dealers (Monaghan Brothers in Lisnaskea NI) were a delight to deal with. This Santa Fe is a pleasure to drive, the steering has three settings that cover all occasions. I own the manual, and find the gear box fine. I probably will buy the automatic next time though, as it just would make town driving even more pleasurable. Everywhere says, the kit level in the Style is fine - which it is. However, the extra little luxuries in the Premium are wonderful, and I would definitely encourage folks who can afford that little extra to go for the Premium. User control systems and sat nav are easy to use, as it the Bluetooth connection. Steering wheel controls make adjustments while driving simple and easy. Seats are exceptionally comfortable. You can get out of the car after a 150 mile trip and feel fresh. Back row of seats are only really for kids, but the advantage of never really using them is that the boot is massive.

    Strong engine, strong steering, strong interior, strong everything...I would go as far as to say this car is better built that some Germanic equivalents!!

    The hardest part about owning this car will be choosing a different colour of paint for the next one!

  • 2.2 CRDi Style 4WD 5st 5dr

    Stewart Yohn Date: 05/09/2014
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      38.5

    My car

    I posted the very first review of the MK2"a" Santa Fe back in 2006, and after having owned two of them, and other cars in between, I'm now the proud owner of a new MK3 Premium Auto 7-seater (13 plate)

    The vehicle has covered 29000 mainly motorway miles, and I have had absolutely no problems whatsoever. The six speed auto gearbox is excellent, it has plenty of power, and the interior is a marked step up from the older-shaped model. I average 40-42 MPG at 70 on the motorway, and about 33 in town. It copes with 5 children, a dog and is an excellent towing vehicle. I'm an IT Engineer by trade and I use it on a daily basis. It handles well for a large 4x4 and is an effortless motorway cruiser. The Sat-Nav isn't particularly good, although it is being upgraded during the service so I'll update in due course.

    Superb all round. Only minor niggles with the sat-nav. The best recommendation I can give is that I bought one myself!

  • 2.2 CRDi Premium SE 4WD 7st 5dr

    Jonathan Taylor , West Yorkshire . Date: 17/07/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      39

    My car

    Had the Santa Fe now for 4 months and absolutely love it. Last car was a new shape Merc CLS, prior to that I had an E60 520D so plenty of expectation. The Good Simply amazing value for money even with the price rise, add up the spec + 7 seats and you’ll be lucky to get within £10k. Really well built (not quite up to German standards but 95% there), loaded with extras, good to drive and a refined cruiser Cannot understand criticisms of the equipment, panoramic roof alone is worth so much, touch screen Sat Nav is definitely a step up from the Merc, Bluetooth integration is the best I've ever had its A2DP and works for phone & music, the USB connection is equally clever too, no need for a special connector, just use your native charging cable and it fully integrates with the car automatically. Automatic parking is really intuitive too, certainly easier than the Merc. 2.2 197BHP Diesel won’t win any records for speed, but is sufficiently powered (more so than the CR-V) and economical too (am getting around 39mpg) given that it is actually quite a large car. Loads of room as well, nice cubby holes, very practical for families and 2 decent sized 3rd row seats for big kids. The not so good Its certainly not a tractor, but don’t expect X3 handling. The 3rd row seats aren’t the easiest to access, especially for adults. While normally refined the engine can rattle a bit at low revs or when cold. The steering sensitivity setting is pointless. 1st gear is a little short. That's

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