2006 Hyundai Santa Fe Consumer Reviews

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2006 Hyundai Santa Fe
4.8
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5 years and counting

by from Metro Detroit, MI on July 29, 2011

Bought it with only 5000+ mileage in March of 2007 and now its 100000+ miles and it still runs great. No major problem with it. Average MPG is about 20mpg combined highway and city driving. On winter/...
Bought it with only 5000+ mileage in March of 2007 and now its 100000+ miles and it still runs great. No major problem with it. Average MPG is about 20mpg combined highway and city driving. On winter/hot summer maybe down to 18mpg with heater/AC in use while driving all the time. I have the FWD 2.7 V6 and it drives good in Michigan winter on up to 4 inches of virgin snow on the highway. I'm planning to keep it for maybe another 100000 more miles.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

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Fun to Drive

by from Milwaukee, WI on March 8, 2011

I've never owned a loaded V6 SUV before. This is a fun SUV to drive. The gas mileage is a bit daunting, as gas prices have shot up to $3.52 in Milwaukee. I average about 16 mpg, as I do a lot of city ...
I've never owned a loaded V6 SUV before. This is a fun SUV to drive. The gas mileage is a bit daunting, as gas prices have shot up to $3.52 in Milwaukee. I average about 16 mpg, as I do a lot of city and highway driving. I feel very safe in this vehicle. I've only owned it a couple months since Nov. 2010. I really like the pickup the V6 gives it and the ride. I think I'd buy another. But I hope by then, they figure out something with the fuel economy.
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LUVED IT SO MUCH BOUGHT THIS SANTE FE SUV TWICE

by from UPSTATE NY on March 7, 2015

I HAD A 2001 GLS I WAS JUST ABOUT FINISH PAYING FOR I FORGET HOW MANY MILES NO TROUBLE WITH THAT ONE. WENT TO THE DEALER FOR A OIL CHANGE AND DROVE OUT WITH A BRAND NEW 2006 WHICH I HAVE TODAY OVER 98...
I HAD A 2001 GLS I WAS JUST ABOUT FINISH PAYING FOR I FORGET HOW MANY MILES NO TROUBLE WITH THAT ONE. WENT TO THE DEALER FOR A OIL CHANGE AND DROVE OUT WITH A BRAND NEW 2006 WHICH I HAVE TODAY OVER 98000 MILES LATER I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS CAR ESPECIALLY IN THE WINTER TIME. HAS ALOT OF GET UP AND GO ALL YEAR ROUND. SPUNKY, SPORTY GREAT.
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Santa Fe 4wd

by from Minsk, Belarus on May 10, 2011

Santa Fe in version 4wd - best choise for winter time with snow and ice. If you have tire casing with rules tread - its very nice!
Santa Fe in version 4wd - best choise for winter time with snow and ice. If you have tire casing with rules tread - its very nice!
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Great Value

by from Oshkosh, Wi on May 30, 2013

Absolutely love all the little touches included in this affordable and reliable vehicle. Read some complaints of not being roomy enough but I am 5'7" and had no issues. This car feels sturdy and has a...
Absolutely love all the little touches included in this affordable and reliable vehicle. Read some complaints of not being roomy enough but I am 5'7" and had no issues. This car feels sturdy and has a great look. So glad we chose it!
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Santa Fe fan

by from Virginia on January 15, 2016

We are very pleased with our Sana Fe 2006..Great stability and safety features...powerful pickup engine Lumbar support seating! Good separate passenger area Front seats could use a bit more leg roo...
We are very pleased with our Sana Fe 2006..Great stability and safety features...powerful pickup engine Lumbar support seating! Good separate passenger area Front seats could use a bit more leg room but still comfortable
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Go with the Limited, it's worth the extra money!

by from Denver, CO on May 14, 2007

I bought the Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Edition, 2006, one year used. For the money this is one of the best SUV's you can purchase. The AWD works great in the snow. I live in Colorado so having an SUV a...
I bought the Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Edition, 2006, one year used. For the money this is one of the best SUV's you can purchase. The AWD works great in the snow. I live in Colorado so having an SUV as essential. The leather interior is very easy to keep clean and the sunroof is awesome to have open in the summer time!
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Future Grandmother

by from Las Vegas on July 2, 2006

Bought this SUV to carry around my new grandson. Buy the bigger engine its worth the money. The acceleration leaves my old ford ranger in the dust. handles beautifuly. Lots of space. Very easy to park...
Bought this SUV to carry around my new grandson. Buy the bigger engine its worth the money. The acceleration leaves my old ford ranger in the dust. handles beautifuly. Lots of space. Very easy to park.
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Well Priced SUV

by from Newport News, VA on September 5, 2006

Never was into Hyudai's. Sister bought a Elantra 06, Family members have Accents and Santa Fe's. Thought i should join in on the fun. Great vehicle for the cost. Awsome handling and the 2.7L V6 is ver...
Never was into Hyudai's. Sister bought a Elantra 06, Family members have Accents and Santa Fe's. Thought i should join in on the fun. Great vehicle for the cost. Awsome handling and the 2.7L V6 is very fuel efficient. Depending on how you drive it. Combined HWY/CTY 20-30mpg! Best $20,000 ive spent ever!
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The engine and transmetion are weak

by from KWT on November 18, 2006

the engine 2.7L is too weak but every thing is nice in this car , Hyundai brand is not a famouse one in my country so no one of my friends advice me to take but i take the chance and bought then i won...
the engine 2.7L is too weak but every thing is nice in this car , Hyundai brand is not a famouse one in my country so no one of my friends advice me to take but i take the chance and bought then i won it .
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