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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe Overview

It's the oldest state capital. No, it's an SUV. A state capital! An SUV! Relax, Santa Fe is both a state capital and an SUV. The 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe is a compact SUV that seats five in two rows, but offers surprising roominess for its size. Wider than the CR-V, the 2005 Santa Fe tosses its base trim and 4-cylinder engine this year in favor of the GLS and LX. Both trims come in either front-wheel or AWD, but without low-range gearing.

The 2005 Santa Fe gets new exterior styling to its grille, taillights, oversized bumpers, and body cladding. Internally, the dash has been reworked. The GLS is powered either by a 2.7-liter, 170-hp V6 and 4-speed auto tran or an optional 3.5-liter, 200-hp V6 with 5-speed automatic, which is standard in the LX. The LX is obviously the more luxury-oriented of the two, with heated leather seats, a CD changer, and a new power driver's seat this year. A sunroof is optional on both trims. The 2005 Santa Fe excels in crash test, earning four and five stars. It comes standard with dual front and side airbags, and this year ABS brakes and traction control have been added.

Rear seats fold down to expand the 30 cubic-foot cargo area to 78 cubic feet, but owners complain that the rear seats do not fold flat and it is cumbersome to remove the headrests before folding. A roof rack is also standard, for more cargo flexibility. Though a compact SUV, the 2005 Santa Fe gets so-so fuel economy, and drivers wish it had more power and more legroom. Seat comfort on long trips is disappointing. On the upside, the Santa Fe is stylish, roomy, and handles easily like a car. Owners also like the safety and reliability of the SUV.

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2.7 To 3.5 Conversion

Motor went out in my 2005 Hyundai santa fe Gls. It came with a 2.7l motor. How much of a pain would it be to put the 3.5l in it instead. Because I feel like a 2.7 isn't enough motor for that car in...

Firing Order Hyundai Santa Fe 2005 2.7

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2005 Santa Fe Center Brake Light On All The Time.

The center brake light (rear) comes on when the headlight switch is turned on. It brightens when the brakes are applied. The L & R brake lights work normally. Any ideas?

Hyundai Santa Fe 2005 Need Help

My Hyundai Santa fe 2005 is having trouble switching gears from first to second and then while I'm in park the car starts to shake and the other day my rpm gage stopped working. What should I do a...

Check Engine Light Came On And It Won't Go Over 15 Mph.

2005 Hyundai Santa Fe automatic transmission. It was running fine then after being parked for 10 minutes I started the car and the check engine light came on and it won't go over 15 mph.