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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe

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$21,649

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

SUV

Body style

5

Seating capacity

177.2” x 66.0”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Visibility
  • Handling
  • Ride quality
  • Passenger space
  • Quietness
  • Manageable dimensions

The bad:

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

2 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

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

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.1
  • Interior 3.9
  • Performance 3.9
  • Value 4.2
  • Exterior 3.9
  • Reliability 4.2
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Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Still running great

My wife purchased a 2005 2.7 V6 Santa Fe new. I do most of the maintenance, brakes, oil and filter. I change oil every 3000 miles and transmission drain and fill once a year. One radiator with antifreeze and hoses. A couple of 02 sensors. She has 257,000 miles and it runs good.

5.0

best all around family and utility vehicle owned

We bought a 2005 Santa Fe 2.7L V-6 AWD GLS new in Maryland and drove it for 12 years and over 150,000 miles with no issue what so ever with the mechanical, body or anything for that matter other than regular maintenance like battery, tires/alignment, breaks, etc. Only mechanical repair we had at around 128K miles was tie rod and sway bar ends/bushings when it was 12 years old. Traded it in on a 2017 Santa Fe sport and wish I still had the old one. We drove it in all kinds of weather, from snowy mountains to the sand at the beach and everything in between. Even used it once to pull a Chevy Avalanche out that was stuck up to its rear axle in sod and mud and it never shuttered once. Also used it to pull U-Haul trailers for my daughter back and forth to college for 4 years and it still kept on going for many years after. I've owned/drove many vehicles over the years, Chrysler, Plymouth, GMC, Saturn, Renault and 3 other Hyundai's, from small coupes and sedans, large/luxury sedans, mini-vans, pick-up, and SUV. This is by far the best vehicle I have ever owned and drove. I really do miss it.

5.0

Great for 2 carseats

Cold A/C, killer heat, comfy seats and plenty of leg room for my toddler! Lots of room in the hatch, 175,000 miles strong. It’s a little ugly on the outside but will never leave u stranded!

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Safety

Based on the 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe base trim.
Frontal driver
4
Frontal passenger
5
Nhtsa rollover rating
3
Side driver
5
Side rear passenger
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Hyundai
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
60 months/60,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/100,000 miles
Powertrain
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 80,000 miles; less than 7 years old (currently MY18- MY24)
Basic warranty terms
Remainder of the 5-Year/60,000-Mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty. From original in-service date and zero (0) miles.
Powertrain
10-Yr/100K-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. From original in-service date and zero (0) miles.
Dealer certification required
173-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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