• (4.0) 26 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,117$7,985
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 20-22
  • Engine: 170-hp, 2.7-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe

Our Take on the 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe

Our Take

Hyundai's compact sport utility vehicle returns for its fifth season on the U.S. market with a selection of refinements. Styling changes include a new grille and taillights, refined bodyside cladding, a redesigned tailgate handle and restyled 16-inch alloy wheels. A new instrument cluster go... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Unproven reliability
  • Automatic-transmission behavior
  • Occasional sensation of top-heaviness

Notable Features

  • Choice of two V-6s
  • FWD or AWD
  • Standard side-impact airbags
  • Stylish exterior
  • Bulging fenders

Reviews

Consumer Reviews

4.0

Average based on 26 reviews

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Nice but gas hog

by CommonMan from Near Philadelphia on March 11, 2011

The 2005 Hyundai santa fe 3.6L XL AWD is a very nice car. Interior is very roomy when compared to similar vehicles. I purchased this car w/ 105K on it and for being the 3rd owner I am suprised by how ... Read Full Review

6 Trim Levels Available

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Safety

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Recalls

There are currently 3 recalls for this car.


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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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