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 155 CDX 7st 5dr

    Gordon Williams , W. Midlands . Date: 24/04/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Like the previous review, I'm only getting 20 - 22 mpg with the auto transmission. Mind you my journeys are mostly short, stop and start type. On the couple of occassions I've managed a decent run, then I've achieved 35 mpg. I think it's fair to say that I'm disappointed with fuel consumption, in particular at todays prices. I've had the car for five months covering 2000 miles.

    Other than that, I can only endorse many of the previous owners reviews, beautiful to drive, smooth and quiet and loads of room with a reasonable spec.

    This was originally my third choice behind the Nissan Pathfinder and Kia Sorento. I was swayed finally by the 'readers reviews' and of course the 5 year warranty.

  • 2.2 CRTD 155 CDX+ 5st 5dr

    hugh linden , lanarkshire . Date: 21/04/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have had the car 6 weeks and it is eating fuel – I'm getting18mpg or30mpg on motorways. The dealer cannot find fault and Hyundai tell me to run in for 2-3 thousand miles. What a load of nonsense. No new car needs that amount of running in. They are not interested .No other complaints. Anyone else got this problem?

  • 2.2 CRTD 155 CDX+ 7st 5dr

    Rick Johns Date: 15/04/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I reviewed this car in November 2006. Now covered 30k miles. Just been for service at Hyundai dealer. Asked them to replace wiper blades - none in stock and no offer to get any! Laid back or what! I was interested to read others experiences of roof bars. The first time I used them (moved them on their runners that is) to take my son's bike to university the adjuster mechanisms broke - both. Hyundai dealeress (bimbo behind desk) accused me of jamming them and not covered under warranty. I pointed out that there is a 5 year warranty. Service Manager came out and said "accessories are not covered under warranty". I said they were manufacturer fitted. He said "are you sure?" I said you should know you sell the cars!! Anyway, booked it in. Went to pick it up at the end of the day and dealeress said "it needs 2 new roof bars and we haven't got them in stock". I said, yes I know, that's why it was booked in. Repeated all this one week later and eventually all sorted.

    Mine has got through a set of tyres - fronts are worn on outer edge. Dealer said "needs tracking". Rears are worn less so but will replace all 4 together, not at Hyundai dealer.

    Having said all this, I love the car. It is wonderful to drive - shame about the dealer. Nothing else has gone wrong, and there are no rattles and squeaks. It's right solid. Would recommend to anyone and am planning to buy another - is there a new (revised) model coming out soon, anyone know?

  • 2.2 CRTD 150 CDX 7st 5dr

    steve underwood , staffs . Date: 27/02/2008
    • 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

    Drives like a good exec saloon very quiet. 35-37 mpg mainly motorway cruising Rear seats are usable for all but the largest passengers 33000 in 11 months only problem a noisy door solenoid (fixed without quibble) No RDS on otherwise good stereo Tiptronic box can be a little sluggish but changes are very smooth Servicing very cheap (Huyandai main dealer) If its as good with 150k on the clock I will buy another.

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