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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Radiator Fan Problem

Changed radiator for brother. Testing system, noticed the rediator fan would not come on. (About 40 degrees here) Ran motor at idle for about thirty minutes and still nothing. Checked for voltage ...

No Start

hit a deer dead in the front now car cranks over but has no fire already replaced the crank sensor but still no start

Position Throttle Sensor Question

I just had my throttle sensor replaced.The car is still not working properly.The mechanic told me the car needs time to catch up with the part(I guess he means sync up or detect the part) Is this t...

My 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe Check Engine Light Is Still On Even After Oil Chan...

I replaced the ac compressor because the ac was not cooling. The check engine light went off for a day but came back on. even with a new ac compressor, cabin filter, coolant, engine filter, oil change

Brakes

I changed the front brakes on my 05 santa fe now when i press the pedal it goes to the floor no pressure going to caliper piston. Do i bleed brake line?