2005 Hyundai Santa Fe

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19 reviews
Available Price Range $2,382-$8,278 Trims6 Combined MPG 20-22 Seats 5

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 c... 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


Consumer Reviews

3.9 out of 5

Based on 19 reviews

Great SUV, good looking, fun

by Santa fe mom from Mississippi on July 22, 2011

Great crossover. Love it. Very cool looking and reliable. Every family should have one this nice. More room than my Lexus es300

6 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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