Used Hyundai Santa Fe 4x4 2006 - 2012 review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Advice for buyers

Hyundai Santa Fe 4x4 (06 - 12)
  • Hyundai Santa Fe 4x4 (06 - 12)
  • Hyundai Santa Fe 4x4 (06 - 12)

Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Hyundai Santa Fe 4x4?

There are few reported issues with the Santa Fe, although it's not completely problem-free. Hyundais traditionally suffer from electrical issues and this SUV is no different, with components such as the powered seats affected. Even when it's working correctly, the stereo isn't that good and poor reception is commonplace.

One of the biggest problems, though, is the air-con system. It can need re-gassing in less than two years, and in some cases the compressor drive-belt can develop problems.