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2012 Hyundai Santa FeReview
PowerLady writes:
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This is the vehicle of my dreams. I am so happy I got this vehicle. Now if I only had someplace to go! lol

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2012 Hyundai Santa FeReview
Guru6XSF2 writes:
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Great SUV key cylinder broke 1st day at home, be careful full warranty did not cover part only what is in contract by name. Hyundia Dealer pushes warranty so beware in finance department I feel not worth the money and not honoring bumper to bumper they are gonna fix it. AGAIN SUV great vehicle.

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2012 Hyundai Santa Fe 3.5L Limited FWDReview
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Great Value — I replaced an 02 Caravan with the Santa Fe and miss the space I had. This vehicle gets much better mileage considering the power available. It is fun to drive and great value. Have 2 yr extended warranty was added and based on my 07 Sonata a very good investment.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

Pros: Lots of power, good for towing. Firm ride but comfortable. Good visibility.

Cons: Lift gate lower than I am used to and creased my forehead a couple of times. Short on drivers legroom and rear passenger not much better with front seats in aft position. Steering wheel controls poor compared to my 07 Sonata. I must look at the button I am pushing.

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2012 Hyundai Santa FeReview
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A Utilitarian, Solid Suv — Drove this car for a day throughout the hills of the redwood forest just over the Golden Gate Bridge. Needless to say, the hairpin turns really put the handling to the test. I was very pleased with the ride overall. Not sure which trim I drove, but the interior features were rather sparse. Very comfortable and roomy. If I ever am in the market for an SUV, I will surely give one of these a spin.

Pros: Only drove it for a day in SF, but the gas mileage seemed pretty good despite all of the hill-climbing. Handled pretty well, too. Gotta love that Hyundai warranty!

Cons: Interior plastics leave something to be desired-- not really many bells and whistles. Not necessarily a bad thing, but it's not overly impressive.

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2012 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L GLS FWDReview
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Love!!!! Great On Gas. — I absolutely LOVE this vehicle. It is great on gas and is very reliable and awesome features. Hyundai has one of the best warranties and their customer service is amazing. I would recommend this the Santa Fe to a friend.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Great on Gas and rides very smooth. Great for kids who are in booster seats or an infant seat in the middle.

Cons: Not enough room in the back seat for an infant seat behind the driver or passenger.

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2012 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L GLS FWDReview
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Awesome — There is nothing I dislike about this vehicle and that is saying quite a bit. I got the base model and am quite satisfied. If you buy this vehicle I am confident you will be as satisfied as I am. For the price you can't go wrong.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: What is not positive about the 2012 Santa Fe.  I bought the base model and it had everything minus the sun/moon roof that I wanted.  I love my new wheels and can't say enough good about it.  I took it on a 4 hours trip to visit family and got 32 MPG.  Awesome.  Handles nicely and takes mountains and hills as well as my old V-6 vehicle.  

Cons: None at this juncture

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2012 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L GLS AWDReview
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Sad That The One Bad Thing Outweighs All The Good. Update! —

In general I love the (2012) car, but the fact that it is seriously underpowered is making me trade it in. There simply is no power!! I have the 2.4L AWD automatic transmission model and there is simply no power going uphill or accelerating. This makes passing a little dangerous - the engine almost redlines to get up to passing speed and going uphill - don't use the cruise control as it gets the engine screaming. I don't feel safe sometimes because of this car being underpowered. It's just too big a vehicle to have such a small engine. UPDATE!!! - Last week I traded the 2012 Santa Fe GLS AWD 2.4L in for a brand new 2013 Santa Fe GLS AWD 3.3 L V6, and I absolutely LOVE the new 2013 vehicle. I thought the only difference I would notice would be the engine power (which thankfully, I do), but this is a completely different vehicle, and I am in love with it! Of course I've lost thousands of dollars by buying two new cars within one year, but I just couldn't stand the sluggishness of the 2012 Santa Fe. I'm very, very happy with the 2013 Santa Fe and have just resigned myself to a car payment for the next five years. I must say, though, that I did get a very good trade in on the 2012 Santa Fe - $19000.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Very attractive, roomy, comfortable, fairly low road noise, and handling is good.

Cons: No power!! I have the 2.4L AWD automatic transmission model and there is simply no power going uphill or accelerating.  This makes passing a little dangerous - the engine almost redlines to get up to passing speed and going uphill - don't use the cruise control as it gets the engine screaming.  I don't feel safe sometimes because of this car being underpowered.  It's just too big a vehicle to have such a small engine.

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2012 Hyundai Santa Fe 3.5L Limited FWD Review
Bigcuda says:
vs2012 Hyundai Santa Fe 3.5L Limited FWD
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2012 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L GLS FWD Review
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vs2012 Chevrolet Equinox 2LT FWD
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Power Ranked 2012 Chevrolet Equinox 2LT FWD better.
"Even with 4 cylinders, Equinox does well in traffic and on the Interstates"
Looks/Style Ranked 2012 Chevrolet Equinox 2LT FWD better.
"More substantial look"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2012 Chevrolet Equinox 2LT FWD worse.
"Fold down second seat row allows my small boat to fit in the cargo space"
Value Ranked 2012 Chevrolet Equinox 2LT FWD better.
"great tire mileage"
2012 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L GLS FWD Review
Sherry says:
This is another great car for a teen or a family. It is definitely a very quiet car but the visibility for the driver is not as good as the Kia Sorento.
vs2012 Kia Sorento LX
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2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

Review By Jack

Nothing special. Rides like a box. But is also comfortable. Read More

Review By Terrybev47

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2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

Review By James

Love it! Great value. Has everything I want and need. Read More

Review By Guru3XBLM

Im loving the new features, I just have to get use to them. Yes for me. I just wish the vehicle model I got had the v6 engine in it like my trade. Read More

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

Review By Erandle

Good features but not solid enough feel. Used to full size SUVs Read More

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

Review By Guru94D62S

This car handles very well. Brakes are good and its quiet inside but for me it has to be the whole enchilada. The car didnt feel comfortable in the drivers seat. Hubby said it had good leg room for hi... Read More

Review By dmusicstud

The ultimate trim package is great. Smooth ride, great features, fantastic warranty for CPO. Wish the ultimate included auto lift gate on the back, but not a major flaw. Read More

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

Review By rosemary

This is the make & module &yr. I really like !!! Read More

Review By Andre

I recently purchased my 2016 Hyundai SantaFe Limited Ultimate in May of 2020. I usually reserve reviews for once I’ve had the car for more than a few months, but I wanted to give this a go early with ... Read More

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