2011 Hyundai Santa FeChris C - Raleigh, NC06/22/2015
Drives well, good price point, reasonable MPG.
My previous three cars were Honda Accord (11 years), Mercedes 190e (1 year), and Lexus RX 300 (10 years).
We purchased a Sonata in 2014 and that great experience led us to the Santa Fe.
We have owned the 2011 Santa Fe for 5 months so far and still love it.
Reliable but a little bumpy!
2009 Hyundai Santa FeJohn Robinson - Cincinnati, OH01/27/2017
Purchased new in 2009 and haven't had to put one penny into it besides normal maintenance expenses. I wish I would have opted for power seats though! Manual seats aren't real comfortable on long trips. Ride is pretty rough, unless it's on smooth highways. Pot holes and small bumps can definitely drain on you over time. We even have the best tires money can buy. Suspension could be much improved but it is an SUV, so I get it. I also wish I would have purchased 4WD. An SUV with 2WD is rather pointless. Not bad in snow but, it's not great. Road noise is more than I'd like but not horrible. Cabin space and back seat comfort is good. Always drips oil from drain plug. New washers never help. Expect constant black spots where you park.
Excellent suv at an excellent price!
2008 Hyundai Santa FeTonya Frazier - Clarkville, TN11/29/2016
Gets good gas mileage, seats are very comfortable front and back, especially on long trips with kids... Back seats recline, air vents in back for passengers, plenty of leg room & lots of room in backend & storage under floor in backend as well... Very smooth ride! Good viability all the way around, blind spots are minimal!
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