I have 3 vehicles now and I will be looking to buy another one in the near future. And I spend half morning with thems , unbelievable!!!! The restraining loops for rear seat-belt buckles don't appear to be very durable but that isn't a safety item. Driving Impressions The Hyundai Santa Fe offers good handling, particularly in the two-wheel-drive version. The Hyundai Santa Fe is fun to drive, particularly the V6 front-wheel-drive models. The system appears to do a good job of sending the torque where it's needed, especially with the traction control standard. The front seats are comfortable, though flat, without much side-bolster support. It relies on a series of wet clutches mounted just ahead of the rear axle.
I also like the way it looks. Both levels come standard with front-wheel drive. InteriorGetting in and out of the Santa Fe is easy, thanks to its big, comfortable door handles and low step-in height. Santa Fe looks ready for the outdoors, and its tall seating position and generous cargo capacity add to its utility. A viscous coupling between the front and rear axles overrides the differential if the wheels at either end begin to slip. Big outside mirrors provide an excellent view rearward.
The all-wheel-drive system available with the 3. The people at Hyundai are the best too! It had great pick up. Maintenance - As I change oil, rotate tires, and do brake jobs myself, it has been a cheap car to own. Just got back from my 1st major road trip without the hubby, just me and the Santa Fe! Its 4x4 system is permanent and doesn't offer high and low ratios or diff locks. A new electronically controlled all-wheel-drive system available with the 3.
Windshield wiper controls can be confusing. I didn't know u want the car, my dad didnt tell me??? Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. If you really need to go off-road then you'l probably be better off with Hyundai's Terracan as the Santa Fe is not designed to deal with serious mud. Cons: How would you improve your 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe? Already been said - power driver seat and the wipers! I like everything easy to drive, good reaction in curves, good comfort, etc. Head restraints and three-point seatbelts are provided for outboard passengers, while the center-rear passenger must make do with a lap belt only.
An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year. It was 2005 so it was nicely equipped for a 2005 vehicle. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. This system still requires no driver input. This system is compact and clever and was developed by Austrian four-wheel-drive specialists Steyr-Daimler-Puch.
The climate controls are big and easy to operate, though they look and feel like plastic. We proudly serve drivers from San Marcos, Carlsbad, Temecula, and San Diego. The shift knob is big. Additionally, I purchased a roof bag to haul that which just won't fit. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151.
To fold the rear seats, flip the rear seat bottom forward, remove the headrests from the seat backs, then fold the seat backs down. I don't go off road so I can't comment on that, but it did nicely in snow deepest I encountered was 8 inches. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year. Head restraints and three-point seatbelts are provided for outboard passengers, while the center-rear passenger must make do with a lap belt only. I sat in other parts of the car as well.
The Santa Fe offers sufficient room to allow a us to take all three large dogs to grandma's if needed. When open, the liftgate easily clears six-foot foreheads. The vehicle has held up very well. Very good and reliable overall. Walkaround The proportions of the Hyundai Santa Fe are nicely balanced. Santa Fe looks ready for the outdoors, and its tall seating position and generous cargo capacity add to its utility. It's a little lethargic off the line and the throttle response isn't linear, but the owner should be able to calibrate his or her foot to it.