2005 Hyundai Santa Fe Overview

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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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    How To Remove Radio/cd From 2005 Santa Fe

    disk stuck in player

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    Fan Not Running.

    Fan not running when I first turn on the Sante Fe and its in park. Do you have to have the gear in drive or driving for the fan to work?

    155 views with 6 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)

    The Red Brake Light On The Dash Is On Why?

    I just replaced the rear calipers and pads, the front rotors and pads, also bled the old fluid and replaced with fresh. I have no air bubbles in the lines as they were eliminated while bleeding the b...

    11 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)

    Brake Lite On Dash Is On Why

    recently replaced the right front master cylinder and all the brake pads. Also, while bleeding the brakes ran all new fluid through the system. ABS lite is not on just the red brake lite. Why?

    17 views with 5 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)

    05 Santa Fe 3.5l Has No Spark ..replaced Crank Sensor And Still No Spark Wh...

    3 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)