2002 Hyundai Santa Fe consumer reviews

$17,199–$17,999 MSRP range
side view of 2002 Santa Fe Hyundai
100% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior 4.6
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value 4.8
  • Exterior 4.6
  • Reliability 4.8
Explore the 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe

20 years still good.

Had a 2002 petrol santa fe torque converter automatic for 20 years.. Never any problem except poor fuel consumption and in the UK a punitive tax. Still going strong.. No corrosion and looking good.


I've beaten the crap out of this little toy suv

And to be honest I can not think of another more reliable vehicle I've ever owned I payed 300 for this suv and I didnt do it for the looks I hated this thing .........then I had to pull a full size dodge 4x4 out of a muddy pit A FULL SIZED 4X4 this all wheel drive will shock the %@%@out of you and it tows anything,bottom line I would highly recommend this vehicle


My first Hyundai vehicle.

When I bought this used little SUV I was looking for another Toyota Highlander. The comparable Toyotas were just flat out too much money. The Highlander I previously owned needed bunch of sense or replaced, some mechanical repairs over a 2yr ownership. The Hyundai was much less money, and after replacing Struts, CV axles, valve cover gasket, a leaky transmission cooler, and a Electronic Coolant temperature sensor the cost was still less than the Toyota. But, I had new parts on a 10k SUV. After 15k miles the Hyundai is a much more enjoyable traveler. No complaints and everything works.


Want my car back!**

I was coming home from work in mine...and with no warning...my Sante Fe quit..had to pull it home...it still won't crank..the key won't crank it.


It's extremely reliable gets me where I need to go

This car has everything I need and it's the best out of all the cars I've had specifically because it's AWD you have more control when driving and it's a comfortable car.


Was the best car I have owned.

This car exceeded allnof my expectations. Drove it on several long distance trips. made sure to keep routine maintenance on schedule. Had close to 200,000 miles when I had an accident. I'd still be driving it if I had not had an accident.


Bought my dream car

I'm in love with this car I was a little worried buying a car offline but when I arrived I was satisfied with the service and value of the car Yosh Moter is the best



I bought my 2002 Sante Fe in Dec of 2001. I have 215000 Miles on it, Sadly, I must give it up. Its getting to the point that I have to fix a lot of minor stuff frequently. This has been the most reliable, dependable auto I have ever owned. I have, in 14 years, done nothing other than routine maintenance on it. Its gotten me through many Chicagoland winters intact. I have never gotten stuck or even slid in it. I am buying the New (2016) Hyundai Tucson when it comes out this fall. I only hope that the new one gives me as many years of pleasurable, trustworthy driving as the 2002 Hyundai Sante Fe did.


I'll drive it for ever if I can

I bought this car used with about 40K on it. I now have 227K and have virtually no problems, just routine maintenance. I love not having a car payment. I will keep my Santa Fe until she say "put me to sleep, I served you well". Once a year I take a long trip of 2,500 miles and never suffer from lack of room or comfort This is the most reliable car I have ever owned..


nice ride

I am very happy with my purchase. its smooth, handles snow and ice good. the sleek design is a plus,as is the sun roof.opens and raises! love it!