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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 16/Hwy 21/Comb 18 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, 2.7 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Korea Country of Assembly: Korea

2005 Hyundai Santa Fe Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.9
Out of 10

Based on 623 Ratings for the 2001 - 2006 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.1/10
    Quality
    9.0/10
  • Reliability
    9.2/10
    Performance
    8.9/10
  • Comfort
    8.9/10
    Styling
    8.9/10

I love my Santa Fe!

By on Thursday, April 03, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Reliable, hardy, safe, fun to drive"

Cons: "The interior accents are cheap and fall apart/peel"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I love my Santa Fe. It's almost 11 years old and by far the most reliable car I've owned, not to mention the most bang for my buck. My only disappointment is that the "chrome" interior turned out to be a glued on facade of chrome, and they have started to warp/buckle/peel in the California sun. Regardless, I'm planning on driving straight to a local Hyundai dealership and getting another Santa Fe when I decide to splurge on a new car. Thanks, Hyundai!"

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

244000 miles and still rides well.

By on Tuesday, March 18, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 245,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"244000 miles and reliable and comfortable. I take long trips with this care and get reasonable gas milage (better milage when it had less miles). Lots of convenience features and great value for the money. Both my daughters own Sante Fe's and likewise never have any trouble. One daughter has 176,000 and the other has 140,000."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

I've loved this car

By on Friday, March 14, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 109,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Fun to drive!"

Cons: "I wish I had cruise control."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This car has been wonderful and worry free. I've only done normal maintenance (oil change/tires/brakes/battery) and had the timing belt changed at about 80,000 miles."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Best vehicle I ever owned

By on Sunday, March 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 156,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Very reliable for over 10 years. Very roomy."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Purchased my Santa Fe new in 2004 and have owned it for 10 years and 156,000 miles. It has never had a mechanical problem. The clear coat began to show wear two years ago, but other than that, no issues whatsoever. I have driven it in the mountains with no issues and have hauled a lot of heavy stuff with no problem. It is amazing how much this SUV will hold. A great vehicle!"

6 people out of 6 found this review helpful

1 owner car,reg.service only,love my car

By on Monday, February 03, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 99,044

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Great price in 2002, comfortable & fun to drive"

Cons: "I have nothing negative to say"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I purchased this car in Dec.2002. It has never left me stranded,or disappointed for any reason. Lived in snow country & found the 4WD worked great. All in all I hate to get rid of it afraid I won't get another one that meets my expectations."

6 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Reliable

By on Thursday, January 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 225,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Cheap, reliable"

Cons: "...."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Mine has 225000 miles on it ( all highway miles), I believe it still runs good until 300000 miles. Very stable at high speed, smooth driving and gas saver."

7 people out of 9 found this review helpful

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