2006 Hyundai Santa Fe Overview

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4.65 stars

Based on 7 reviews

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
Good On Gas by Tracy
 — I Love everything about our SantaFa. I would recommand it to everybody interested in a SUV. We have gone camping with it. We can tow out tent trailer. Very smoth ride handles great. It has preatty g... Read More
Amazing! by Josh
 — this car is amazing! it hasnt let us down and its very comfortable and very roomy. the fuel economy is very good considering the weight of the car. i actually plan to get another one in the future! ... Read More

2006 Hyundai Santa Fe Overview

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2006 Hyundai Santa Fe

Though listed as a compact SUV, the 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe benefits from sharing its platform with the mid-sized Sonata, thereby capable of offering a bit more passenger and cargo room than comparable compact SUVs.  The biggest change this year is the replacement of the LX luxury trim with the Limited.  The base GLS remains the same, but gets new auto-dimming mirrors.  The Limited, like the LX, offers heated leather seats, a power driver's seat, 6-CD changer, trip computer, and automatic climate control.  Both trims score well on safety, with standard ABS brakes, traction control, and dual front and side curtain airbags.

Though not built for off-roading, the 2006 Santa Fe is available as either a front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.  A fold-down second row of seats expands the cargo area from 30 to 78 cubic feet, and a roof rack is standard.  The LX comes only with a 3.5-liter, 200-hp V6 and 5-speed manual, which is offered as an option on the GLS.  Standard on the GLS is a 2.7-liter, 170-hp V6 and 4-speed automatic with manual mode.  

Last year's interior and exterior updates have made the Santa Fe more stylish, and the Limited is available in an all-black model for ultimate urban intimidation -- insofar as a compact SUV can be intimidating, that is.  Acceleration, overall power, and gas mileage (in the teens with the 3.5 V6) are major complaints of owners, but they like the interior space and cargo capacity, the sound system, and the standard features.


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I Hit Something Now It Won't Start

Last night I hit a raccoon on the front driver side, it started making some noise after like something was dragging or something. Then this morning it won't start its only making a clicking noise.

4 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)

Water Leak

crossover leaks. have replaced o'rings and all gaskets hoses and clamps still leaks just pouring water in not under pressure

11 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)

2006santa Fe.....

Does a fuse control lighting on the center console for P R N D.... mine donot light up at nite... neither does the cruise control buttons. Hard to use at nighttime

2 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 weeks ago)

2006 Hyundai Santa Fe Clock

I have a 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe. The clock has stopped working and stays lit (bright) when the car is turned off. Just started doing this; will my battery run down?

13 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 weeks ago)

When I Turn 4wd Lock The Car Doesnt Go 4x4 But The Light Only Shows Up. How...

Hyundai santa fe 2006(december) 2.2 crdi, 7 seater, automatic, diesel.

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