2001 Hyundai Santa Fe Expert Reviews

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on November 19, 2000

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on November 19, 2000

Can Hyundai convince consumers its vehicles have the same quality, reliability, durability and dependability as those produced by Toyota or Honda? Well . . . For 2001 Hyundai isn'tboasting ... Read full review

washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on March 25, 2001

washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on March 25, 2001

The 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe is a motorized peace treaty. It ends war between people who hate sport-utility vehicles and those who love them. It renders meaningless distinctions between cars and tru... Read full review

Cincinnati.com's view

By Alan Vonderhaar on March 10, 2001

Cincinnati.com's view

By Alan Vonderhaar on March 10, 2001

Santa Fe is a great name for an SUV. The eponymous town in New Mexico is very beautiful and just a bit out front, with plenty of interesting "roads" that call for a bit more ground clearance than a... Read full review


The Detroit News's view

By Anita And Paul Lienert on May 2, 2001

The Detroit News's view

By Anita And Paul Lienert on May 2, 2001

We agonized over whether to give Hyundai's first-ever sport-utility vehicle our highest four-star rating. The 2001 Santa Fe leads its price class in several key areas, including roominess, fea... Read full review

The Sacramento Bee's view

By Mark Glover on April 27, 2001

The Sacramento Bee's view

By Mark Glover on April 27, 2001

Not too many years ago, getting a Hyundai product meant paying an extraordinarily low price and getting something resembling a tin can. My, how times have changed. The Korean automaker's new-f... Read full review

KansasCity.com's view

By Tom Strongman on July 28, 2001

KansasCity.com's view

By Tom Strongman on July 28, 2001

Looks like a truck, drives like a car: That could be the mantra for a handful of midsize SUVs, but it's especially appropriate for Hyundai's first-ever SUV, the Santa Fe. Built atop an ex... Read full review

Our view: 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe

By Jason Stein on August 20, 2001

Our view: 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe

By Jason Stein on August 20, 2001

Maybe it means we've scraped the bottom of the sport utility vehicle barrel when a South Korean company takes a name like Santa Fe for its newest cute-ute. Santa where? Santa who? Since when ... Read full review

Detroit Newspapers's view

By Tony Swan on October 12, 2000

Detroit Newspapers's view

By Tony Swan on October 12, 2000

Although little Hyundai hasn't been gobbled up in the Monopolyesque consolidation frenzy that's galvanized the auto industry the past few years, the Korean carmaker has been quietly gaini... Read full review