2005 Hyundai Santa Fe User Reviews

2005 Hyundai Santa Fe Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 reviews

  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars 3 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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Philippe writes:
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe Review
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sturdy and reliable with lots of airbags

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leg room for driver and passengers.

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Good Family Car, — this is my wife's car. its too small for me to drive. not enough leg room. it still drives nice, but i also drove the new 2008 santa fe, and boy what a difference. the 2008 drives like an azera. would switch in a blink. but we are stuck with financing, and the new model destroyed the retail value of the old santa fe. still its a 4x4 and my wife loves it.

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Ibrahim425 writes:
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L Review
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not a cosly car

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not a rigid car

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My Hyundai Santa Fe — Actually it is not a bad car but it is not for long years of use The quality of production is not so high, it can not be compared with the German or Japanese cars. It's spare parts are cheap compared with the other's. Acceleration is good, the break system also good,A.C is good.

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nnevins writes:
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Review
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5

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It's a great car all around. I love the look, the low cost of maintenance, the cargo space.

Cons

Some low end metals used for parts.

nnevins
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Great Car! — 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 create myself by breaking a metal piece off of it. It's done well in the snow, rain, etc.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Syed Muddasir writes:
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Review
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4

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good on gas for a little SUV

Cons

only a 5 seater I know its not a mini van

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My Little Santa Fe — have it for 6 months now. took one 500 mile trip. got about 22 mpg on the HWY & 19 in the city. Acceleration is ok for 2.7 L. handling not up-to my expectations. Overall like it the way it is. Would definitely recommend it to my friends.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Lisa writes:
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L Review
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Comfortable, LOADED comfort and safety-wise, cute car, fun to drive, versatile.

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Braking system isn't what it should be, materials less than optimal.

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Comfortable Car, Just Not Up To Snuff In Quality. — 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 (due to brakes not working as they should) and a host of squeaks by the time I traded this one in.

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jrubiera writes:
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L AWD Review
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Good for a family of 4 to 5 members. Roomy cargo. Good on gas. Cheap to maintain.

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No a lot of horse power, but a small Family SUV don't need a race engine I guess.

jrubiera
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Reliable, Not Luxury. Good For Commute — If u have a kid that's going to college or an everyday commute car and luxury is not a priority, this is it! Good on gas and reliable. Just maintain it properly like every other car and you are good to go.

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Kerry writes:
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L AWD Review
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stereo

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too many repairs!

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Ok, Just Ok — tired of repairs. just had brakes done a year ago no they need it again? comfortable to drive and plenty of storage room in the back. it has good acceleration. it also has a good factory stereo. but agin, too many repairs in the last eighteen months that I've owned it- brakes, cracked distibutor cap, new spark plug wires, new tires.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jon writes:
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looks nice

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made of tissue paper

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Its A Hyundai — not as reliable as other 4x4's in its price range, i can get more durability out of a tissue box.

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Michael writes:
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L AWD Review
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handling, lots of room, luxury package

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has a weird scoop to the hood that took some getting used to

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Small Suv — plenty of power and great looking. handles well

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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

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2012 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

Love!!!! Great On Gas. By Jmurphy77

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

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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

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2010 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

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

Nice Vehicle If You Want Something Affordable, Dependable, And The Best Warranty Around. By J.J.

Loads of pep, and the gas mileage is pretty decent with the V6 and the AWD. There is a nice option to lock the transfer case for true 4WD. The 18 inch wheels look good, until you have to buy tires, ... Read More

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