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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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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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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jrubiera writes:
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L AWD Review
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3

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Good for a family of 4 to 5 members. Roomy cargo. Good on gas. Cheap to maintain.

Cons

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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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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Syed Muddasir writes:
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Review
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good on gas for a little SUV

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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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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.

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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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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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Philippe writes:
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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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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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Reviews From Other Years

2001 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

Huh By Mbogart

Great Accleration and handling. Just replaced purge value and motor for driver side windows. Some minor dings and dents. Interior could use a detailing due to haveing 2 kids. Pretty good gas milea... Read More

Good Good By Kirsty

I love my car. It does what it needs to do and has really good gas mileage for a midsize suv. I love that I can have four people and four people's luggage and still have room to breath on a road trip.... Read More

Read all 3 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe reviews

2002 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

All Good.. By charmed1felicia

I love this vehicle so far , I bought it used ,it was well maintained from the previous owner...that helps...at 130,000 miles , It brakes and handles smoothly...I got it inspected before I bought it b... Read More

Great For People Who Don't Know How To Check The Oil...lol By Brigette

Since my husband bought this vehicle in 2002, I think he's only had to do the regular maintenance on it. Nothings ever broken, just the normal wear and tear. I don't know a whole lot because my husban... Read More

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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

I Loved Driving It, Great Vehicle For All Seasons By candicemercedes

I really enjoyed having the Santa Fe for the past 10 years. It never steered me wrong. Very dependable, easy to maintain and keep clean and still drives and looks like new today. I would recommend thi... Read More

Overall A Nice Reliable Suv By MBlood

Nice SUV, holds up well and with regular maintanence should last well over 200,000 miles. Currentl have about 110,000 miles with only one major issue, the failure of the throtle body. If Hyundai conti... Read More

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

Family Car By shails

Family Car. I welcomed my baby with my parents i this car. All fits well. On highways this car give good mileage. Can tow a car also. Very powerful. Looks are kind of outdated. Not light in drive. a ... Read More

A Good Car For Family. By Mario_M13

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 ... Read More

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2006 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

Very Reliable, Fun To Drive And Versatile By beachheads3

The Santa Fe is a good-looking and versatile vehicle due to off-road height, curvaeous design and storage capacity, including a roof rack. The stereo system is excellent. The sun roof opens completely... Read More

See To Believe! By Robert

I bought this car for my wife brand new in 2006. She loved it. She took my 1997 Mercury Cougar in the divorce. It has brand new Michelin tires (less than 1 year old). The windows on the back are tinte... Read More

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