2006 Hyundai Santa Fe Overview

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GLS 2.7L
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GLS 3.5L
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Avg. Price: $9,568
Avg. Price: $8,349
Limited AWD
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Average User Score

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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2006 Hyundai Santa Fe Won't Pass Emissions.

2006 Hyundai Santa Fe won't give complete computer read out to pass emissions after 3 tries. Had recently changed battery & tech said that resets computer. Also, car just turned over 60,000 miles ...

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My 2006 Santa Fe Wont Start And When It Starts Will Not Stay Running(recent...

i recently replaced the fuel pump in my 2006 santa fe along with some other parts that have nothing to do with the fuel system. now the car wont start and if it manages to start it shuts off. i mana...

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

Stuck In 3rd Gear

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Why Would 2006 Hyundai Santa Shimmy At 80 Mph On Freeway.

2006 Hyundai Santa Fe V-6 front end shimmies at 80 mph. Tires are new. Just replaced them about 3 months ago. Doesn't do this unless I get up to that speed. If I stay under 80 it's fine.

38 views with 4 answers (last answer 3 months ago)

2006 Santa Fe Occasionally Won't Start

My 2006 Santa Fe sometimes won't start sometimes will start all day long. When it won't start there is a single click coming from engine compartment. I have replaced the battery and as soon as I put j...

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