Gets thru snow in winter very well. This is a simple, purely mechanical system that's been around for decades, and it works very well with no attention whatever from the driver. Indeed, only the Ford Escape and Mazda Tribute, which share an optional 200-horsepower 3. Don't you know, the cost assessment light is on again on the dash. Summary The Hyundai Santa Fe is fun to drive, particularly the V6 front-wheel-drive models. Closing it is just as easy with a pull-down grip mounted inside. Did These Guys Know What Th.
Maintenance - As I change oil, rotate tires, and do brake jobs myself, it has been a cheap car to own. The climate controls are big and easy to operate, though they look and feel like plastic. Sub-floor storage bins provide a place to hide valuables or road gear. This entry level ride is just that, but has suited our needs. .
My abs and tcs lights are on at the same time causing me to have very little grab on the brakes when the pedle is pushed lightly but when I pushed hard they didn't. All four wheels are driven all the time, with the coupling limiting the difference in speed between the front and rear axles. A new electronically controlled all-wheel-drive system available with the 3. New Car Test Drive correspondent Tom Lankard is based in Northern California. A roof rack is also standard, for more cargo flexibility.
Interior Features Getting in and out of the Santa Fe is easy, thanks to its big, comfortable door handles and low step-in height. We purchased it used, as a clean one-owner 32K model from the local Hyundai dealer. The four-wheel-drive system available with the 2. Nevertheless, contrasting body cladding, bumpers, and restyled front grille give the 2005 Santa Fe a no-nonsense appearance of being able to cope with underbrush and tree limbs out on the trail. The styling has been revised for 2005 with a new grille, refined body cladding, new tail lights, and a new rear bumper. My next vehicle will be another Santa Fe.
Now with 100K, I should say that I am very pleased at the low maintenance requirements. The shift knob is big. Under the Hood The Santa Fe can be equipped with one of two V-6s. The paint is starting to chip in a few spots, especially on the bumpers. Shop said they had to remove back of engine? A friendly front end blends smoothly into gentle flanks. Seat comfort on long trips is disappointing. Suspension, f: independent, MacPherson struts, coil springs, anti-roll bar Suspension, r: independent, multi-link, coil springs, anti-roll bar Ground clearance: 8.
Dunkydo asked a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe 2. The system appears to do a good job of sending the torque where it's needed, especially with the traction control standard. It's the oldest state capital. Additionally, I purchased a roof bag to haul that which just won't fit. The cargo floor isn't perfectly flat. Plus I love the way it looks as I have received many compliments on the interior and exterior.
Rear-seat passengers don't need to turn their feet sideways to clear the doorjamb. It offers lots of throttle response once it's going. It has used several brake sets and is due for another. The all-wheel-drive system provides extra traction on slippery surfaces rather than serious offroad capabilities. On the upside, the Santa Fe is stylish, roomy, and handles easily like a car. Everywhere we go, at least one service dog and a wheelchair tag along. Otherwise, very nice car and if the gas mileage were better' I'd say great car.
Exterior Built on a 103. A computer monitors wheel speed, throttle position and steering angle, and engages the clutches when necessary. Walkaround The proportions of the Hyundai Santa Fe are nicely balanced. By hinging the hatch at the top, Hyundai provides a universal solution. The Santa Fe offers sufficient room to allow a us to take all three large dogs to grandma's if needed. All controls are big and thick.
The glasshouse is adequately sized. Styling changes include a new grille and taillights, refined bodyside cladding, a redesigned tailgate handle and restyled 16-inch alloy wheels. Once in, the interior is friendly to the touch. The roof rack has been a boon on many occasions. A sunroof is optional on both trims. Cargo volume behind the rear seat is 30.