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

    Nick Woodford , Dorset . Date: 27/11/2013
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      35

    My car

    This car was hideous from the start. Not being able to select first and second gear from stand still on most occasions after only a couple of weeks. Having to take the car back to the dealership 3 times to be told nothing wrong, only then to find that the clutch needed replacing. On replacing the Dealership damaged the exhaust, so that then needed to be replaced. Then to find on the return home trip that we needed to evacuate the car after an extremely strong burning smell was detected. On returning to the dealership it was found that they had left packaging around the exhaust. Then in one of our coldest winters for ages the heater packed up. This took nearly 3 weeks to resolve. Two weeks after this, the heater broke again. 3 weeks after this the heater broke a third time. The car was then rejected after threatening court action, but only the heater broke for a fourth time. Since I started to drive, I have had around 20 cars. By far this was the worst I’ve had the misfortune to own. 13 times the car need to be returned to the dealership in 15 months. Easy now that I don’t have the car and having endured 15 months of hardship and stress. BEWARE & STAY AWAY

  • 2.2 CRDi Premium 7st Auto 5dr

    Andres Kruse Date: 06/08/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      31

    My car

    This is our fourth Santa Fe,, had 2004, 2006, 2007 and now 2010 model and this time with automatic gearbox. Average MPG between 28 to 34 which is not too bad but I was expecting better. As 4x4 it worked well climbing up the hill in front of our farmhouse even powering thru some serious snow drifts. However I wished Hyundai would equip their 4wd with good all weather tyres from new as this would make driving safer in winter. Good car though, would buy another though next time it'll have to be the new model to get the warranty..

  • 2.2 CRDi Premium 5st 5dr

    Frank Gowdy , Tyne & Wear . Date: 11/01/2013
    • 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

    What can I say, 75000 miles in three years, one set of tyres and passed MOT with flying colours. Only issue was a failed clutch master cylinder at 60000 miles which was replaced no quibble (full clutch as well) FOC by dealers. MPG avaerage 35/36 but then I am quite heavy footed as the car with this power available is a pleasure to drive. This is my second Santa Fe and fourth Hyundai (2 x Terracans previously), so sad to be trading it in next week for a new car )-: But guess what, its for another Santa Fe and its not the new model! Not sure on the new looks despite what Hyundia's marketing gurus think, I still like the old shape. So dealer has done me a cracking deal on a pre registered old style model (still has more gizzmos than my old one) and i'm lookinh forward to 2/3 years more happy motoring. Hopefully the new model will have grown on me by then and the deals on offer will be a little more sensible.

  • 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!

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