Car-like handling and driving. Poverfull 2.0-litre diesel also economical.
Silent outside, quiet inside, generous equipment and space.
Good for hot climates.
A remarkable value-for-money package.
The seats are comfortable, the space for both people and luggage is generous and the standard list of goodies is miles better than you will get on any comparable competitor's models.
The five-year warranty is unique and reflects the manufacturer's confidence in the quality and durability of the product. Driving is relaxed and stress-free and I also like the look of the beast! I researched several other cars before plumping for the Santa and am sure I have made the right choice.
In terms of value for money this beats the rivals hands down. The five-year warranty with fixed price servicing is great value.
Cabin plastics mark easily but are still as good as many others. The driving position is good and plenty of room, I'm 6'2" and have no problems on long journeys.
The diesel needs a little working at low revs but responsive at speed and reasonably quiet on motorway. MPG is below quoted figures but I am heavy with the right foot! I have been off road on wet forest tracks and no problems and carried a full load of logs and handling has been fine. I would buy one again.
Until you test drive the Santa Fe, it is difficult to believe how good it is.
A fuel consumption of 40mpg from the CRTD is easily achieved. From the driver's seat, visibility is excellent, the engine gives plenty of pull and effortless cruising at 70mph. Noise is low and the general drive is as good as most saloons.
Air-con is excellent and soon needs turning down or condensation forms on the outside of the door windows.
The fit and finish is good, plastics seem to be of a really good quality, and its even fitted with a decent carpet.
The driver's seat is really excellent with two-position lumber support and a multi-adjustable seat base it is possible to adjust the seat to fit your back perfectly. It's probably the most comfortable seat on a 200-mile run I have ever sat in. Gear changes are light and fast after the first few thousand miles.
Street cred is good, this vehicle can be parked next to the MD's Jag, and most people think its cost £25K.
It has an astounding amount of room inside the cabin, a 6ft 2" driver and 6ft rear passanger can fit in without any discomfort. And it has a huge luggage space in the rear that can be accessed either through the rear door or through an opening rear window.
Don't test drive unless you have tested the other 4x4's on the market, you will be amazed at what you can get for £8k less and how much better it is!!
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