2004 Hyundai Santa Fe User Reviews

2004 Hyundai Santa Fe Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 16 reviews

  • Performance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"comfortable car" 6 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews

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Matt writes:
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L AWD Review
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3

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Reliable, safe, good gas mileage for size (22-23 mpg) and low repair costs

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Acceleration (or lack thereof)

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Trustworthy Transportation, But Low On Laughs. — Now have about 113k miles on it, and it hasn't missed a beat. The interior is spacious enough and build quality is pretty good. Acceleration is mediocre at best...it's heavy (w/ AWD) and only has 173 hp. Repair costs are low. I'd buy another...but with the bigger V6.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Robert4259 writes:
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L AWD Review
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5

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great millage

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cheap radio

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Yes I Would Purchase Again — what can i say ... love the car ,reliabile car for it's class cheap on gaz ( good millage ) , performance is good has a good kick , the tires are 225-60-16 BF GOODRICH nice look , has a fold in fold out table in rear but small, radio is not great hyundai brand it gave out after 2 yrs , 4 speakers and 2 tweeters in front for a total of 120w/db ... yes i would purchase it again !

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Mario_M13 writes:
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L Review
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5

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Low Gas mileage for a SUV.

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None

Mario_M13
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A Good Car For Family. — A very inexpensive SUV with a very good gas mileage for this class and equipped with a powerful engine (3,5l). A good family car with low cost of maintenance and fun to drive for long trips. A great car for SUV.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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OKGMA46 writes:
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Review
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5

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power, back seats  Reliability  Family car  Fuel Economy  Cargo capacity

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Could use paint job.

OKGMA46
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Good Car, Runs Well, Good On Fuel, Has Tow Hitch, Has Sunroof — This car has served me well. It gets great gas mileage and has good pick-up. The front seats are adjustable and very comfortable. The hitch is attached and strong. The sunroof is large and the side windows are lightly tinted.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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ajw999 writes:
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe Base Review
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5

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Gas Mileage, Driving Experience, Cost to own, Lightweight, Sporty Design, Great in the Snow, Great Visibility, Cheap to purchase

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The power going up hills is decent and could probably improve as well as the handling that seems to be focused on more with the newer models.

ajw999
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Great Suv! Good On Gas And Low Maintenance! — Great car. Performs well in almost every driving condition (including snow) and has great comfort and interior space. I've never broken down in it and have had minimum maintenance work done. The stock stereo system is great as well as the car's cabin noise (which is minimal). All of these great features still cannot beat the fuel sipping 4cyl engine that still gets 26mpg at 110000miles. In short, GREAT CAR.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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maxprimol writes:
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe Base Review
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Reliability, gas mileage, handles great, plenty of room

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nothing

maxprimol
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Great Performance, Fun To Drive — I like everything about this car. It is easy and fun to drive and it gets good gas mileage. This car is also very comfortable to sit in while driving. I haven't noticed any blind spots. This car has been very reliable.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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fluffalena writes:
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe Base Review
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4

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This car rides comfortable, it can take the sharp truns real good.   

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it has some road nois. And that's all I can think of that's bad.  Every thing else is great

fluffalena
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This Is A Great Car — Its a very nice car. I like the fact that it's clean. When driving this car it rides real nice and very comfortable to sit when going on long rides.. The tires look real good and should last at least another 2 years. The brakes are like new. The car will stop on a dime. I really like that. The gas mileage is real good. The maintenance and repair cost is more then fair.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Ripp writes:
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L Review
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5

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Excellent vehicle, maintenance only, nothing breaks
Accelerates quickly, 5 speed auto trans, handles well, fun to drive
Good paint, good interior, easy cleaning, wears well

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None noted

Ripp
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Very Good Car! — Really liked the look, the options, the performance and handling. All makes for a comfortable and fun drive! No repairs and usual maintenance makes it very affordable. Can handle quite a bit of cargo with folding seats and the rear cargo area.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Cory writes:
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L AWD Review
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Cheap for the options included

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minor technical issues fixed under warranty

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Good Suv — This was a good SUV for hauling stuff around... lots of space relative to the Tiburon. It drove pretty good, but I hate driving anything that is not close to the ground... I kept feeling like I was going to roll it on turns.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Devin writes:
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Review
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it is fun

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it is a foreign car

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Its A Nice Ride — i like the way it looks and it has automatic and manual shifting wich is pretty tight and my sound system is awesum wich is not part of the stock vehicle and it is fun to drive for sure i am impressed

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

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2012 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

Love!!!! Great On Gas. By Jmurphy77

I absolutely LOVE this vehicle. It is great on gas and is very reliable and awesome features. Hyundai has one of the best warranties and their customer service is amazing. I would recommend this the S... Read More

Sad That The One Bad Thing Outweighs All The Good. Update! By cagib

In general I love the (2012) car, but the fact that it is seriously underpowered is making me trade it in. There simply is no power!! I have the 2.4L AWD automatic transmission model and there is sim... Read More

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2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

Great Car - Inside And Out By rseiwald

I just love this car and would recommend it to anyone looking for a mid-priced crossover SUV. The warranty is great and has had no major mechanical issues. I've driven this car across the country to... Read More

My Car By Scott

i had a 05 eddie bauer ford explorer i love this more and it rides better and gets 10 more miles to the gallon i cant ask for a better suv my family and i both love it and will keep it Read More

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2010 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

A Great Vehicle To Own And Drive -- Comfortable, Good Fuel Economy And No Service Related Issues By lexmed

Despite that the vehicle had one minor accident, which I checked out well prior to my purchase, this car has proven just as reliable as the three Honda Odyssey vans I have owned...would definitely buy... Read More

The All Arounder By hoppy71

great all around and cant beat the cargo layout. Lots of amenities Fun for the whole family and especially the driver! I would suggest this car for the utilitarian as well as the driving enthusiast. ... Read More

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