2005 Hyundai Santa Fe Overview

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Trims

GLS 2.7L
Avg. Price: $6,709
GLS 2.7L AWD
Avg. Price: $7,573
GLS 3.5L
Avg. Price: $7,613
GLS 3.5L AWD
LX
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Avg. Price: $7,429
LX AWD
Avg. Price: $7,377

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Average User Score

3.75 stars

Based on 9 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

Overall User Score

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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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2005 Hundai Santa Fe -

has fuel, new battery, but occasionally engine will crank but not fire... usually after 5 minutes it will then start.... afraid one of those "usually" times isn't going to happen and leave me stranded

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lmwhite137CRE
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I Have A 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.7l And I Was Told The Whistling Noise Was ...

I do not know what is causing the loud rattling noise in my car after I had the idler pulley and belt replaced. One person told me alternator going bad, had it checked out and was told it was good. ...

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lotus2300
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My Rear Wiper Would Not Cut Off On A 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe.2.7

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DR731
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How Often Should Struts Be Replaced?

thumping noise in left front. checked bushings etc. Springs can't find anything loose.

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PattyLynn
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How To Change Courtesy Lights

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