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Pros: 2nd row reclining seat backs
Cons: No auto locking door feature when shifted into drive
Advice: Put this vehicle on your list when shopping for a SUV/CUVGood looking and overall a nice vehicle. It's not perfect but for the price and the great warranty it is a very good value. I do wish it had a few more standard features such as automatic locking doors when shifted into Drive, back up sensor monitors and power passenger seat on Limited model.
Cons: Firm ride
Advice: Definitely test drive before buying another brand.Very nice vehicle. The ride is a bit firm but not bad. Great vehicle for the price. Watch out Honda and Toyota, Hyundai is moving up fast.
Pros: Smooth ride and winter road performance.
Cons: Want brighter headlights
Advice: Test drive all other brands first...Hyundai treats their customers very good.Compared to many other brands, the Santa Fe drives smoother, has just as much power, performs excellent on snow and ice, has all the options and comforts that other models have, and comes with a price much lower than the competion. Always compare them all and I am sure you will feel the same. Remember, there is always a lemon in the bunch, no matter what brand you try. This SUV has survived a few Alaskan winters already and comes with a great warranty!
Pros: Mileage and power balance, just right!
Advice: Test drive it before you make your final decision, it will be worth it.I got rid of a tire eating, gas guzzling Touareg for a new 2008 Santa Fe. It has a great combination of features, looks, performance, fuel economy and price. Pounds per HP are fewer than my V8 Touareg; both cars are plenty quick yet the Santa Fe easily gets 10MPG better at all times. I drove and hour home from San Jose and got 27MPG, going 70+ MPH. Nice!!! I figured I'd be saving about $1300 per year in gas alone!! The safety features are great; I'm glad my family is in this vehicle.
Pros: ash tray in dash board
Cons: infinity stereo could have more dsp in logic 7 mode - xm radio sounds flat
Advice: sits well, drives well on interstate and changes lanes well in town traffic good vehicletraded the caddy which had 140k. I liked the ashtray in the dash as i am still a smoker. sits well and handles firmly. gas mileage about 21 for combined driving here in Knoxville, Tn.
Pros: superb ride
Cons: loose steering
Advice: Get the 18' wheels, sun roof and Infinity Stereo...Well worth the extra $$$$I traded in a 2002 BMW 530i for this vehicle, so I had a lot of expectations and was very cautious. Guess what? I certainly have not been disappointed. I looked at and drove them all from the X5 to the Murano. This is the best vehicle in it's class for the money by FAR. It is quiet (I commute 38 miles each way) the steering is a little 'loose' compared to the 530, but hey I can handle $20K worth of loose steering. But it handles very well. Like all of the reviews, the seats are a little short for me, but I'm not Korean either. My wife is 5'-3' and loves them. Overall awesome vehicle and highly recommend it.
Pros: lumbar support
Cons: body styling can sometimes play tricks on your eyes
Advice: Go for it!I like the way this vehicle feels like a car but has the height of a smaller truck.