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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 CRTD 155 CDX 7st 5dr

    Dom Manton , Berkshire . Date: 16/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      3 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
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      36

    My car

    I bought the Limited Edition Santa Fe a short while ago. I read every review going and was pleased to see that generally they were all about right. Pro's... Comfortable ride, quiet engine, nice high position, quite pokey when you need to put your foot down, easy and relaxing to drive, bags of space, effective climate control, 3rd row of seats very useable upto about 5'10" passengers, lots of useful storage areas. massive boot space, lovely styling, looks rugged enough until you get inside. Con's... Plasticky dashboard, awful stereo, no RDS, it drove me mad having to retune every 20 mins on the motorway, slid around in the shiny leather seats a bit. Only has 5 gears so on the motorway I constantly felt I wanted to change up a gear. Indicator stalks felt as durable as a pencil, fuel economy is lower than stated, very difficult to get to the stated 38.7 mpg and I drive like my grandad. Absolutely no way I could average over 40mpg. But in all fairness this is still pretty good for a big car. Overall, I liked it but have decided to sell it due to it feeling a little low in quality inside, but pound for pound against it's competitors, it's a real bargain, and a very practical car.

  • 2.2 CRTD 155 CDX 5st 5dr

    John Stowe , Wirral . Date: 19/10/2008
    • 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

    My car

    This is my 3rd Hyundai, I've had 2 Tucsons and now I've moved up to a Santa Fe. Both Tucsons were very good but I just needed more space. I've had my Santa fe just over a month now and I'm very pleased with it, mpg is approx 38-40 and I'm getting approx 600 miles between fill ups. I've been reading a few complaints regarding the dealers... I use E.S. Jones in Deeside North Wales and can't fault them, sales, service and parts are all excellent, hence I keep going back to replace my car. Would I buy another..... yes most definately.

  • 2.2 CRTD 150 CDX+ 7st 5dr

    steve evans , cheshire . Date: 15/10/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      32

    My car

    The car on test seemed very good indeed - however the dealr network seems appaling and on that basis I won't be buying one. No-one and i mean no-one was interested in selling a car! Arrogant and uninterested and this is not a cheap car. 1) For the money they want this is not a cheap car (good value but not cheap) and I expect to be treated as though I am buying a premium price vehicle 2) I didn't get the impression they would deal with after sales very well, apart from the fact they didn't want to sell me the car in the first place Car: 4 points / Dealers: Nil point

  • 2.2 CRTD 150 CDX+ 5st 5dr

    david carter , cambs . Date: 23/09/2008
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Brought a new diesel manual limited six months ago. Have covered about 4000 miles mixed driving. After looking at all the 4x4 competitors narrowed it down to this and the Outlander which I drove back to back. Outlander felt more sporty but a lot noisier and felt distinctly low rent against Santa fe. Have not regretted my choice.

    For. Its very quite and refined, very well built and comfortable. Computer says I average 39mpg but not checked this yet. Loads of room. Still love its looks inside and out. No problems of any sort.

    Against. Performance seems only adequate (but may partly be due to how quite and refined it is) and 1st gear seems a bit short legged requiring to soon a change up, off the line. Also no electric folding mirrors. Side steps look nice but hinder getting in and out.

    The only cloud has been dealers. First one I went to, staff and showroom more like a back street second hand car lot, rather than the sort of place to hand over 23k. Second dealer much smarter, however once collected car, dealer fitted items ordered showed they had a jaw dropping level of incompetence from the so called Hyundai master mechanic to the after sales staff. It took months and many calls to Hyundai customer service (who were very good) to sort out several simple errors. I genuinely would not trust this garage to service a wheel barrow .

    Verdict. If your local dealer is good, I cant think of a better choice in this sector.

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