2005 Hyundai Santa Fe Overview

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Trims

GLS 2.7L
Avg. Price: $6,783
GLS 2.7L AWD
Avg. Price: $7,413
GLS 3.5L
Avg. Price: $7,286
GLS 3.5L AWD
LX
Avg. Price: $6,914
LX AWD
Avg. Price: $7,208

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3.75 stars

Based on 10 reviews

Great Car! by nnevins
 — I've owned my 2005 Santa Fe for 5 years and have loved it the entire time. It's been perfect for our family of 4 for vacations and around town travel. We've never had a single problem that I didn't cr... Read More
Small Suv by Michael
 — plenty of power and great looking. handles well Read More
Comfortable Car, Just Not Up To Snuff In Quality. by Lisa
 — This car's got everything you could ask for and it is so comfortable and quiet to drive! But Hyundai skimped on the material quality and so in the year and a half I had this car I had two accidents (... Read More

2005 Hyundai Santa Fe Overview

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Based on 9 reviews

2005 Hyundai Santa Fe

It's the oldest state capital.  No, it's an SUV.  A state capital!  An SUV!  Relax, Santa Fe is both a state capital and an SUV.  The 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe is a compact SUV that seats five in two rows, but offers surprising roominess for its size.  Wider than the CR-V, the 2005 Santa Fe tosses its base trim and 4-cylinder engine this year in favor of the GLS and LX.  Both trims come in either front-wheel or AWD, but without low-range gearing.  

The 2005 Santa Fe gets new exterior styling to its grille, taillights, oversized bumpers, and body cladding.  Internally, the dash has been reworked.  The GLS is powered either by a 2.7-liter, 170-hp V6 and 4-speed auto tran or an optional 3.5-liter, 200-hp V6 with 5-speed automatic, which is standard in the LX.  The LX is obviously the more luxury-oriented of the two, with heated leather seats, a CD changer, and a new power driver's seat this year.  A sunroof is optional on both trims.  The 2005 Santa Fe excels in crash test, earning four and five stars.  It comes standard with dual front and side airbags, and this year ABS brakes and traction control have been added.

Rear seats fold down to expand the 30 cubic-foot cargo area to 78 cubic feet, but owners complain that the rear seats do not fold flat and it is cumbersome to remove the headrests before folding.  A roof rack is also standard, for more cargo flexibility.  Though a compact SUV, the 2005 Santa Fe gets so-so fuel economy, and drivers wish it had more power and more legroom.  Seat comfort on long trips is disappointing.  On the upside, the Santa Fe is stylish, roomy, and handles easily like a car.  Owners also like the safety and reliability of the SUV.

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Hyundai Santa Fe Questions

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My Break Light Abs Light And Tcs Light Refuse To Go Off I Changed The Abs S...

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2005 Santa Fe, The Doors Wont Lock Electronically And The Windows Wont Go U...

I just bought this from a private party and used the windows and locks alot in the 3 days, i dont have the owners manual. Everything else is working just fine.

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I Recently Did An Engine Swap On A 2005 Santa Fe 2.7l Triple Checked Everyt...

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My Hyundai Santa Fe Is Slow Starting. We Have Done All The Usual. Help

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Starting Isuues In The Am & Throughout The Day

2005 Hyundai Santa Fe has starting issues, not only in the am but when car is shut off and then attempting to restart after running errands. Battery is 1 yr old. I have taken the car to 3 shops and ...

528 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 years ago)