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2006 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

2006 Hyundai Santa Fe Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.8
Out of 10

Based on 672 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
    8.8/10

This has been one of the best cars we've owned.

By on Thursday, May 21, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 193,000

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
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Reliable and fairly economical."

Cons: "None"

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

"With a minimum of maintenance, this car has been very reliable and easy and fun to drive. We've taken long trips with it and have been comfortable with plenty of room for the two of us and the dog. The only items that have we've had to replace is the timing belt which we've changed every 60,000 miles. Overall MPG is around 25-27."

Fun to drive.

By on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 160,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Fun to drive"

Cons: "Gas mileage for this car should be at least 26 hwy"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I bought this from a friend in 2010. Have not regreted it one bit. I had to buy this car because my much beloved Mitsubishi Galant (more on that one later) was totaled buy a deer. The 3.5L 6Cyl will stand up on its rear wheels! Gas mileage for this small (compared to todays)Sante Fe is only 24mpg and 25mpg on a good day. The Auto AC settings only work on the floor not in the panel where it should be. Once you set it, it maintains temp pretty good."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Awesome all-weather SUV

By on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 122,200

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Handles beautifully, feels safe, striking color"

Cons: "None! I'd buy another one!"

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

"Immaculately maintained, single owner. All records retained. This dependable car will remain in peak condition with continued attention to maintenance. It is extremely sure-footed and has new tires as of October. Service within the last year includes: rear calipers, rotors, and new brakes, front suspension balljoints and alignment,and suspension control front arm."

Reliable vehicle. A few minor not comfortable.

By on Saturday, April 25, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 60,600

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"Reliable vehicle the whole time I have owned it. Would change the immovable seat belt connection, digs into hip on driver's side. Steering wheel a bit too large for small hands."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

BEST car I ever had. NEVER had a problem ever.

By on Friday, April 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 175,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"Even after 175,000 miles and some paint fading I still LOVE my Santa Fe. Always reliable, never had a problem with it."

9 people out of 10 found this review helpful

220,000 miles

By on Friday, March 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 220,000

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
5/10
Comfort
10/10

Cons: "Passenger and driver door handles snapped off."

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

"I bought this 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe in 2011. When I purchased the vehicle it had 180,000 miles on it. I traveled 1800 miles to another state, no problem. I have had the oil changed consistently. Yes, I have had problems. But, 220,000 miles on the original engine? Awesome!! Love this vehicle and still got it. That's what's up!!!"

11 people out of 14 found this review helpful

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