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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

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

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80 reader reviews for Hyundai Santa Fe 4x4.
  • 2.2 CRDi Premium 5st 5dr

    Graeme Hutchison , Fife . Date: 01/01/2012
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
    • Average MPG
      36

    My car

    This is my second Santa Fe having been lucky enough to trade in a 56 plated model for the latest 2012 one complete with Bluetooth. I was impressed by the old car but this one is leaps and bounds better; the new engine is more powerful and flexible, the 6th gear makes it smoother, quieter and more economic and the whole package has gone up market. The RDS radio (at last!) works well with the Bluetooth but I do miss the CD changer, I am however getting used to using my ipod instead.

    The car takes me shooting across some pretty rough country and my dogs have plenty of room in the rear (I like the new dog guard too)sadly as the Met Office got it wrong as usual I haven't been able to compare its abilities on snow yet. After two months I'm a very happy customer and this is the first time I have ever not changed models when I bought a new car!

  • 2.2 CRTD 150 GSI 5st 5dr

    Frank Gowdy , Tyne & Wear . Date: 05/12/2011
    • 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

    This is my 4th Hyundai, second Santa Fe. Purchased January 2010 and know with 45000 on the clock. Car is well put together, reliable, no faults to date,very economical for a big car and huge inside. Handling is good, road and wind noise good. The 5 yer warranty gives peace of mind and the 20000 service period is good on the pocket. Servicing cost lower than any other large 4x4 I have driven in past (3 x Series2 Discoveries). Hard pushed to find a better car to replace it with next year!

  • 2.2 CRTD 150 GSI 5st 5dr

    Steve Hind , Cheshire . Date: 30/06/2011
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      36

    My car

    I have had the Santa Fe Premium since September 2010. I still do not have a cruise control system that works even sometimes. My local garage have been absolutely no use in getting a resolution or ecalation of the problem with Hyundai. In going to Hyundai direct, an area manager came and drove my car, has experienced the problem and still I wait for resolution. My next step will be legal ones!!

    Perhaps the 5 year warranty is because it takes 5 years to fix problems.

    It is a shame because the car has plenty of space and power.. NEVER AGAIN A HYUNDAI for me.

  • 2.2 CRDi Style 7st 5dr

    Adrian Hilder Date: 19/04/2011
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      35

    My car

    First 4x4 test drive ever. Pleasantly surprised to find it was quite car like to drive but in the end fails to completely hide big fat wheels and tall body. Unfair to expect it to of course, but compared to family cars there is a bit of bounce and roll particularly if your sat in the back going on. Generally comfortable, the diesel engine and auto box work very well together and the diesel engine is impressively refined with only the occasional mystery slap and clatter making itself heard. Wind noise not really evident any more so than a regular car. Visibility and parking is so much better than I would have expected for a vehicle of this size, no harder than a family sized car (Mondeo etc.). Performance is also plenty good enough for family transport and recent interior revisions improve outlook from the driving seat. 5 year warranty attractive. The Achilles heal with this vehicle for us was the lack of steering wheel reach adjustment. We couldn't get legs and arms comfortable at the same time which rules this one out for long range driving. This is a great shame and a glaring omission in a market where even 4x4 and car sizes a class or two smaller come with this as standard these days. To sum up it's a vehicle for those who feel they must have 4x4 some of the time, the space but still want a reasonable drive. It delivers on this very well, just make sure you can get a comfy driving position.

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