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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 CRTD 150 CDX 7st 5dr

    Mark Small , Cornwall . Date: 07/09/2006
    • 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

    My car

    After reading several reviews of the new Santa Fe, I just had to drive one. I was in the market for a change of car and was intersted in large 4 x 4 for the family. Having previously been a bit of a badge snob, I would of at first never considered a Hyundai, however now I can only say what a great car!

    The drive is superb, good visibilty and steering. The finish in the cabin is high quality and the controls are easy to use. The car I bought was the dealers ex demo, and I got what I think was a very good deal. It also came with privacy glass which is good for the kids in the back, and parking sensors which should realy be standard anyway on a car of this size.

    I must admit to being something of a kid with a new toy, and can hardly wait for any opportunity to drive it. It also looks superb, and I have already noticed admiring glances from others when sitting aloft in this beast of a car.

    The only niggles are that there are no parking sensors as standard, and the radio has no RDS, but when you get to the stage of only listening to Radio 2 anyway, that is a feature that is seldom used in my case.

    All in all, anyone in the market for a family 4 x 4, with the option of 7 seats, look no further than the new Santa Fe. Bags of storage cubby holes and plenty of luggage space with the two rearmost seats folded down. Take one for a test drive, and before you know it you'll be doing a deal with the salesman.

  • 2.2 CRTD 150 CDX+ 5st 5dr

    robin jensen Date: 05/09/2006
    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Like many of the readers who have expressed their views on the Santa Fe, I was also skeptical about the brand. However I loved the look of the car, and it test drives very nicely.I got a very rude awakening when after the three year guaranty expired, what I can only see as a serious design flaw appeared: in the past 6 months, I have had to replace three of the four diesel injectors, which at a whopping price of 450 quid apiece, was most unwelcome. My garage has confimed that nearly all of the Santa Fes present this problem, but Hyundai refuses to acknowledge or do anything about it. Be warned !!!

  • 2.2 CRTD 150 CDX 5st 5dr

    Gareth Reece Date: 29/08/2006
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The car is lovely, I have owned the Coupe, Tuscon and the previous Sante Fe. I really loved the coupe, but with a family, we needed a bigger car. We bought the first Sante Fe, but found it bland and expensive on the Juice.

    We then bought the Tuscon, but with another child on the way and a caravan, we needed something a bit bigger. We looked at other makes such as the Grand Vitara and Rav 4. Then this came out, WOW, to me its like a larger coupe. Very comfy, very responsive, and very very good on fuel economy, which a car has to be nowadays.

    The standard of build is excellent, but I have found this with my previous Hyundais anyway.

    My only real gripe, is that a car that boasts a great sound system, has no RDS. This is a basic function on all radios, and one that seems to have been overlooked by Hyundai. And speaking to them, they have no plans to improve it.

  • 2.2 CRTD 150 CDX+ 5st 5dr

    christopher ambrose , north somerset . Date: 10/08/2006
    • 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

    My car

    An update on my previous review. Now 6 months on and 6000 miles i am still impressed. A recent trip to the south of france (fully loaded)was a genuine pleasure . Quiet, relaxed cruising, no aching backs and only one fill up. For the record my fuel consumption (in an automatic) on the trip down was 38.7 and back was 37.8 mpg ( why the difference? it must be uphill coming back !). Consumption during the 2 weeks averaged 35.6 mpg. Back at home my short trips of 1 to 2 miles and my occasional 4 to 5 miles give 27.6 mpg My challenge to exceed 40.0 mpg on a long run is proving very difficult. I have only one problem the roof rack cross bar has stuck. Will have it looked at at the service. Any one else had a similar problem?

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