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2006 Hyundai Santa Fe Overview

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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Hyundai Santa Fe Questions

Where Is The Crankshaft Position Sensor In A 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe?

Car Won't Start

My car won't start not even with a jumpstart electrical smell of burning wires and smoke coming from the front

Starting Issues

no spark seems to be getting fuel. changed the coil from a junk yard but still no spark. any ideas what it could be if its not the coil?


Air Bag Light

Air bag light stays on all the time. Just started a couple of days ago. What does it mean?

Santa Fe, 2006 Will Often Not Start Or Turn Over On First Attempt

Turn the key and the dash lights up but no action from starter, can not hear a solonoid click. turn off wait and try again 10 seconds later and it may start. some times takes 5 or more attempts. ...