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Average User Score
3.7 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 9 reviews
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 9 reviews
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
2005 Santa Fe Runs Rough And Shut It Off And It Will Run Ok Again What Is...
Every now and again it will run real rough and even stall. No power but if you stop it and start it sometimes it will like reset itself and run good again. What causes this?
My 2005 Santa Fe Seems To Bottom Out When I Accelerate In Snow,and Tonight ...
sometimes when I accelerate,there seems to be a winding noise and the car doesn't move or engage right away.tonight I got stuck in the snow and it happened again,and this time a "tsw"light came on.has...
Replacing Dash Lights On A 2005 Santa Fe
some of my lights are burned out need to know how to replace them
My A/c Fan Won't Shut Off
I have a 2005 Santa Fe and the A/C won't shut off. The fan just keeps blowing at full blast. The only to shut it off is to turn the vehicle off. How can I fix this? The fuses are all ok as well
Radiator Fan Problem
Changed radiator for brother. Testing system, noticed the rediator fan would not come on. (About 40 degrees here) Ran motor at idle for about thirty minutes and still nothing. Checked for voltage ...