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2016 Hyundai Santa FeReview
Andre writes:
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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 my initial impressions and maybe provide updates at the 6 month, 1 year, and possibly beyond mark. Sooooo…one thing you should know about me, is I am a planner, a researcher, an analyst. I weigh loads of options, prices, read reviews, watch videos, read loads of articles, and so on, prior to even considering spending as much as a third of the purchase of a house on a vehicle. Especially since most cars lose their purchase value as soon as you drive them off the lot. Therefore, I purchase primarily used cars…people have already had them, know the issues, wrote reviews and have done videos on them. And if they maintained them well enough, I get a great car at a much more reasonable price. So, with all that in mind, my initial impressions were a bit mixed. First and foremost, I never thought I’d get a Hyundai. No one in my family has a Hyundai, although my wife frequents Kia’s Brand (and I like them as well), I think I only have one or two friends who have a Hyundai, one has a Sonata or an Elantra I think!? See, it’s bad that I don’t even know which one. But I’ve driven in it a few times with him, and I was genuinely impressed with the level of luxury in the car. It was outright better than some of the higher end cars with way more features. Yet still, I hadn’t consider purchasing one at all. When the Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade were introduced, I was all in. My neighbor bought the Hyundai Palisade, and I did consider it, but my policy against new cars still stands. I was however, in the market for a newish SUV. My previous SUV was a 2011 Ford Edge SEL, which I loved, but my concern was quite frankly due to my lack of faith in the previous purchasers ability to adequately maintain the vehicle, which meant it would not last much longer without me having to pour an exorbitant amount of money into the car to keep it maintained. That process already started within only owning it for a few months before I sank $3k into the car from issues. I also wanted something newer and closer to 2020. I conducted research for over 3 months, through a multitude of cars and the COVID-19 pandemic (which also did not help). I narrowed my searches/selections to vehicles with great long-term reliability ratings, low repair costs, and great warranties among other key features such as tech, ride and feel, seating capacity, storage capacity, and so on. I eventually happened upon this beauty, the 2016 Hyundai SantaFe Limited Ultimate AWD. Firstly, the car’s photos do not do it justice, as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, this thing is the epitome of lovely luxury on wheels to me. The AWD took some getting used to though. It feels weirdly unstable in comparison to my Ford, which is FWD. But as I’ve grown a bit more used to driving it, its growing on me. There are a few things I would have liked the SantaFe to have though, Apple Car Play is chiefly among them, and a dash of ambient lighting. I’ll admit, my 2011 Ford Edge had ambient lighting and I loved it. I am after all, a driver. I prefer to drive everywhere, so the comfort of the ride and features such as ambient lighting, moonroof, comfortable seating, and tech that makes your driving life easier are necessities to me on long drives. The two missing features notwithstanding, and the SnataFe has most of the things I wanted in a vehicle. Another feature I’d have liked is automatic fold-in side mirrors, and heating indicators for the side mirrors as well. I believe the side mirrors are heated using the defrosting buttons, but I have no direct indication that they are without reading the massive manual. Another great aspect of the SanataFe is how it drives, it feels like a car, you sit relatively low to the ground and are nearly eye level with larger cars, which could be confusing in the degree of minivan proportions, thankfully (not that I have anything against minivans) it is not. And because it feels and drives like a large car, its turning radius is phenomenal. In NC where I currently reside, there are a ton of turn-around points, and some are sharper than others. The SantaFe takes most of them like a champ with ultra-smooth handling. One thing I have not been able to unlock all the features to is the Hyundai Blue Link App, so I’ll cover that in an update, but I do appreciate what the app does by allowing you a multitude of features that grant you the ability to remotely access aspects of your car and track a number of other features as well. Another thing I’ll have to include is Hyundai services and support once I conduct my first series of checks with the Hyundai Service Center. To me, it’s important how car manufacturers stand behind their cars long term. To me, and a ton of other consumers, it’s in direct connection to whether or not I’d even consider buying another Hyundai once I’m back in the market for another car. But, with all that said, so far, so good!!

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2016 Hyundai Santa FeReview
rosemary writes:
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This is the make & module &yr. I really like !!!

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2016 Hyundai Santa FeReview
Scotty writes:
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Fantastic vehicle! I bought it used with 24K miles and have owned it ever since, I have not had a single issue in over 2 years. I highly recommend it

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2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Review
GuruV1FD2 says:
Hyundai has been steadily improving their quality over the last decade or so, but I still feel that theyre not quite there yet. Also, their raising of prices seems to be outpacing their improvements in build quality.
vs2016 Honda CR-V EX FWD
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe winning categories:
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2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited FWD Review
GuruL6DK5 says:
Weve owned over 15 cars between my wife and myself over 40 years. This is the best car weve ever had.
vs2016 Honda CR-V EX FWD
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited FWD winning categories:
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Would Buy Ranked 2016 Honda CR-V EX FWD worse.
"We love how it drives. Its comfortable, its quiet, its got every Comfort convenience. We love the panoramic sunroof. This car has the 6-cylinder motor with 290 horsepower."
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2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Review
Spaceboy218 says:
vs2016 Ford Edge Sport AWD
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe winning categories:
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Power Ranked 2016 Ford Edge Sport AWD better.
"Twin turbo "
Looks/Style Ranked 2016 Ford Edge Sport AWD better.
"Trim around the vehicle "

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Reviews From Other Years

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

Review By Guru9D3NZ3

Yes, has many features like backup, blindspot, very safe. Should come with wndow tint. Hard to adjust headrest. Read More

Review By Jack

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

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

Review By Jennifer

The Santa Fe has a solid feel with a pleasing interior size and comfort. There is a bit of road noise but that could just be the tires. Its as expected for pick up when the gas is pressed and puts y... Read More

Review By James

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

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

Review By Pilar

I bought the 6 seat Santa Fe Limited Ultimate AWD with Tech Package with low mileage. I got the top of the line for a third less the original MSRP. I am so happy with this vehicle. I have taken it ... Read More

Review By Erandle

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

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

Review By Guru9ZZPGQ

Great car, tons of extras and features. j Read More

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

2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

Review By David

This will be our 2nd Santa Fe. Purchased at larger car but have returned to the Santa Fe. Love the way it drives and the comfort of the car is like being home. Read More

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