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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
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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
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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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2012 Hyundai Santa Fe 3.5L SE FWD Review
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Love the Limited it has more options
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2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

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Great reliable car gets you from point a to point b very nice lots of room definitely recommended Read More

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2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

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I have a 2017 se and its great. I wanted awd and a sunroof. Read More

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