4WD/AWD, Satellite Radio Ready, Auxiliary Audio Input, Cruise Control, Alloy Wheels, Overhead Airbags
6 Cylinders, 4WD, 3.3L Engine, Automatic Transmission, 115K Miles, Blue/Gray
Satellite Radio Ready, Tow Hitch, Auxiliary Audio Input, Cruise Control, Alloy Wheels, Overhead Airbags
6 Cylinders, 2WD, 3.3L Engine, Automatic Transmission, 120K Miles, Silver/Gray
Had this been a brand new vehicle, it would have received 4, possibly 5-stars: it has (almost) every amenity I want - the engine is considerably smaller (2.7l 6-cyl) than what I am accustomed to which DOES NOT equate to better fuel consumption. I mainly do highway/freeway driving, and to get the speed up to a matching level of on-going traffic does require some foot pressure on the accelerator or perform manual shifting (To add illustration to this, imagine going from a 3.6l 6-speed Sorento to a 2.7l 4-speed Santa Fe). Now, had I not experienced the Sorento PRIOR to this Santa Fe, I would be close to "hog heaven": sunroof, locking gas door, BLUE INTERIOR PANEL & CONTROL LIGHTS, XM radio with controls ON THE STEERING WHEEL, dual-tuned exhaust...yes, had I purchased this in '07 instead of the Sorento, I believe I would still be in a state of emotional recovery had it been totaled as was the case with my Sorento...despite the negatives, it is a nice vehicle.
Nice handling, good economic car very comfortable seating.
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.