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 design 4.6
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.9
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.8
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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!


Pretty good!

I bought my Hyundai Santa Fe in March of 2009 with 89,000 miles on it for $7000ish including tax and title and had it until someone hit and ran it when it was parked until October 2011. Great in the snow, I had it in the worst winter in the last 20 years in Minnesota, and it never got stuck once. The gas mileage is fair, I'd fill it up once per week at about $45 per tank. The interior is nice, and the exterior is okay. I didn't like the little love handles on the front sides. The check engine light would go on periodically which was super annoying. Nothing was ever really wrong with it though when I took it in. Usually it came on if I excellerated too fast of if it was super hot that day. It also did this sputter thing at stop lights that was annoying, but my mechanic said it wasn't something to worry about. Before someone hit it and totaled it, I was planning on spending $400 on a tune up, which is to be expected with a car that age. Overall, it's a pretty good car for the money. Some annoyances, but really safe, and decent gas mileage. :)