2002 Hyundai Santa Fe Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

Have you driven a 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe?  

User Reviews

View reviews where users commented on categories.

Clear selections

Displaying 1 - 10 of 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 10 reviews.

2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.7L GLS FWDReview
charmed1felicia writes:
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:

All Good.. — 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 by lemon squad.com. they go where you want to buy a car and look at it for you inspect it ,all for 150. so i didnt get the other one I was looking at...but mine is great.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: I love how this suv looks and drives!! My baby is smooth as silk with turns and acceleration.I never have to worry if I will get past the truck or whatever !

Cons: I guess the broadness of the hood could be a tad shaved down for the small drivers, creates an extra look to make sure you" clear things" in tight spots.

31 of 32 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L FWDReview
Brigette writes:
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:

Great For People Who Don't Know How To Check The Oil...lol — 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 husband won't let me drive it! It's his only, apparently. lol

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Very low maintenance costs since my husband bought it brand new in 2002.

Cons: I think it's ugly. lol My husband likes it though.

11 of 15 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L FWDReview
Eddee writes:
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

2002 Hundai Santa Fe Gl — Good, not great, accelleration. Excellent braking and handling. It has not needed and repairs, with no squeaks or rattles. Alittle nosiy on the freeway. Looked fantatisic and was fun to drive. Mileage was great for an SUV at around 20-21 mpg. Very low maintenance.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Great family car.

Cons: Low MPG

15 of 17 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
2002 Hyundai Santa FeReview
staljo writes:
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Great & Economical Suv Mpg 19+ Higher Than The Average - Staljo — Jo from StalJo Music bought this car as a downgrade in an effort to save money and reduce expenses. i bought this mid size SUV because it was one of the top mpg in highway milage and i hit the road alot. although people around me that claimed to be car saavy warned me about cheaper cars.. i have put many miles in this car .. close to 280,000. only problem i had so far was a leaking hose valve which costed me 300 to fix by a local mechanic. www.staljo.com

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: CHEAPEST CAR TO INSURE! A++ lol, fabric interior a PLUS.. winter weather + leather = very cold mornings while you wait for the heat to kick in!

Cons: can't do TV style.. turning corners at top speed b/c you might flip over.. the nice little sticker on your visor reminds you of that, personally i hated looking at the car from the front, the curves looks cartoonish but i have grown to accept this SUV like a mother with an ugly child lol

16 of 18 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.7L LX FWDReview
Jessica writes:
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Great — Good Acceleration and breaking also good handling Yes it needed repairs it was in a mosse accident new windshied and hood good on gas some what, nice look to her, Shes very fun to drive even more fun if she was 4wd

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: nice to drive

Cons: nothing

6 of 9 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.7L GLS AWDReview
Ryan writes:
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Good Suv For Lillte $$$$$ — good,never let us down, good in the winter with the awd, it has balls when you need it. it looks cool too.and there are always other Hyundai fans around to help if you mite need it. love it! I would tell anyone to buy one!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: everything

Cons: nothing

11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.7L GLS FWDReview
Joseph writes:
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Santa Fe Fun — I like the car a lot! The only problems are that you're Air Conditioning is bound to break. Also, the Alternator is on the bottom of the car. This is no big deal unless you live near the beach. I live in Hawaii so of course I have to drive through salt water puddles sometimes. Doing this, however, will and did fry the Alternator. Fresh water, no problem, salt water will do it though. Other than that, it has been very reliable, it looks great, and it accelerates quickly with the sport shift. It's a great car to win over the person who was never too keen on SUV's. Also, the price is great. I bought a 2002 model in 2005 with 60K miles and I bought it from a dealer for about 10,500.

Pros: Cheap, Good Looking, Reliable, Fast

Cons: Air Conditioner Problems, Alternator in the Wrong Place

9 of 10 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.7L GLS AWDReview
Chase writes:
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Awesome Vehicle — Well made. Engine is very quiet, and the computer controlled 4WD comes in handy during heavy rain. Fuel mileage is very good, as well as the acceleration, even when carrying cargo. The SUV is very fun to drive, and is low maintenance. I feel very safe driving this vehicle. Thumbs Up.

Pros: factory sound system

Cons: 2.7 V6, where later models have 3.5 V6 engines

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.7L GLS FWDReview
Jinsu1 writes:
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

My First Car Ever. — It was beautiful, powerful, and safe.

Cons: little noisy.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.7L GLS AWDReview
Bob33 writes:
Appearance:
Brakes:
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Interior Noise:
Interior Space:
Long Trips:
Maintenance Cost:
Performance:
Price:
Power:
Quality:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:

After Three And A Half Years, I Still Like This One A Lot — Auto transmission shifting is a little uncertain at times. Peppy 2.7L V-6, likes to rev., needs to rev for power. Fuel economy less than expected. Overall fuel consumption (kept track of every tank since purchase) is 24.6 mpg. Braking is first-class, acceleration is adequate, handling is the best of any vehicle owned so far. Has a few squeaks and rattles with 155K on the odometer. Paintwork is not great. Fun to drive. Interior is a lower quality than 1994 Ford Explorer Limited. Driver seating is not great (I need more leg room). Visibility is great. Instruments and stock sound system are good. Motor and tire noise higher than expected but not terrible. Have had to spend on brakes, exhaust, timing belt in the last 3.5 years.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: handling, braking, price, utility

Cons: noise level, fuel economy, interior quality, seating

29 of 30 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No

Displaying 1 - 10 of 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 10 reviews.

Reviews From Other Years

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

Review By Rafael

I did a lot of research on hyundai and there is no better car for the dollar spent. Read More

Review By Guru9TSBZH

Roomy, comfortable, nicely appointed interior, plenty of cargo space, decent power. Read More

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

Review By Lola

Space, smooth and the sunroof are long for the passenger to enjoy it as well. Read More

Review By Guru9TM8N1

This is my first car that is not the basic model. Still learning, so I dont find anything missing. I love the handsome exterior and interior and the safety and convenience package. Read More

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

Review By George

I liked the car. not a good value Priced too high Read More

Review By Guru9XZVMV

I think the car was dirty inside. Other than that car was very nice. Read More

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

Review By CLTFrye

We searched all competitors and still went with this. No other SUV provides the same options and features for near the same price. All other similar vehicles are usually $8,000 more money than this. T... Read More

Review By jobrow2

Smooth ride, spacious design, decent value for its class Read More

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

Review By Guru9BHC2N

I wish that it had a moon roof, but everything else was wonderful. Read More

Review By MsPDR

This is an excellent choice for me. It had all the features I wanted and it was the best value when compared to the Acura MDX or the Mazda CX9 which were the only other mid size crossovers with a thi... Read More

Santa Fe

Looking for a Used Santa Fe in your area?

CarGurus has 11,536 nationwide Santa Fe listings starting at $1,899.

ZIP:
Have you driven a 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe?