• (4.3) 24 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,121$6,877
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 19-23
  • Engine: 149-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe

Our Take on the 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe

Posted on 11/27/02For its third year on the market, Hyundai’s sport utility vehicle gets several enhancements. Standard side-impact airbags are one of those significant changes. A Monsoon sound system with a six-CD changer joins the options list, and a HomeLink remote control unit is built ... Read Full Report

2003 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

Despite the recent public backlash against sport-utility vehicles, you can still buy one legally in California. And if you want to feel good about your purchase, you might want to look at a Hyundai Santa Fe -- the no-guilt SUV. My test Santa Fe was the 2003 GLS, a $20,099 front-wheel driver only a small step above the base GL, which starts at $17,549. In a world chock-full of $30,000-and-up... Read full review for the 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe

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great for a teenager's first car

by sicemdawg from North Carolina on January 31, 2010

I bought this for my daughter's first vehicle - it's a good size and weight, and the 2003 had the full complement of airbags as well - important to me for a first time driver. It has good pickup and e... Read Full Review

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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe Safety Ratings

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There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $5,000 per year.

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