2010 Hyundai Santa Fe
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Pleasantly Surprised

by from Miami, FL on December 2, 2010

We got this vehicle as a rental for a trip out to rural New Mexico last week. I'm a die-hard Honda fan and was a little apprehensive about driving a Hyundai for 10 days. This car was really a joy to d...
We got this vehicle as a rental for a trip out to rural New Mexico last week. I'm a die-hard Honda fan and was a little apprehensive about driving a Hyundai for 10 days. This car was really a joy to drive. It handled very well with great tight steering, a nice tight turning radius, and super comfy seats. We did quite a bit of offroading, and it handled the rough driving superbly. We never had a "cheap car" feeling the whole trip. All the interior buttons were in a convenient and natural place and easy to access. Gas mileage was good but not great, although we did a lot of rough driving which is likely the cause of the not-so-ideal mileage. On the highway, it was smooth and easy to handle even driving at 80 mph. The fold flat backseats and tons of room in the back were really helpful to us. We could keep our tripods fully setup and just toss them into the back instead of having to break them down and put them back up constantly, something I really found very useful. I was sad to see this car get returned at the end of the trip. If you're looking for a good small SUV, then I'd highly recommend taking a good look at this one. Very pleasantly surprised!
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Best vehicle I've owned so far.

by from Penticton, B.C. Canada on February 6, 2011

Love the Santa Fe, it has everything people need including the big one, Reliability. I've got the 2010 Sport AWD and this things rocks!. It's comfortable, roomy, lots of storage space, and the 3.5 mot...
Love the Santa Fe, it has everything people need including the big one, Reliability. I've got the 2010 Sport AWD and this things rocks!. It's comfortable, roomy, lots of storage space, and the 3.5 motor with 276 ponies has major power.....fun fun fun. A very safe and practicle vehicle that I would absolutely recommend. Thanks Hyundai for making my world a better place.
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Favorite so far!

by from Caledonia, OH on December 28, 2010

Absolutely love my Santa Fe GLS with AWD!!! I really wanted the SE, but couldn't get it in a comfortable price range. My main reasons for purchasing this vehicle were the safety ratings, comfort, AWD,...
Absolutely love my Santa Fe GLS with AWD!!! I really wanted the SE, but couldn't get it in a comfortable price range. My main reasons for purchasing this vehicle were the safety ratings, comfort, AWD, and price! It doesn't have all the bells and whistles that the SE or Limited do, but I was pleasently surprised at how nice it is! Perfect for a family and tons of cargo space! The gas mileage is not too impressive, I average 19.5 mpg, but that is to be expected with a lot of city driving. I also wish it had 3 cup holders up front! lol Obviously, I'm racking my brain to find negatives!
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My 2nd Santa Fe, I love this vehicle.

by from Salem, IN on November 19, 2010

I drove my 2004 Santa Fe until it topped 175,000 miles and it was still going strong. I was looking to upgrade to the new technology offered in the new SantaFe for 2010. I LOVE this vehicle. It is a b...
I drove my 2004 Santa Fe until it topped 175,000 miles and it was still going strong. I was looking to upgrade to the new technology offered in the new SantaFe for 2010. I LOVE this vehicle. It is a beautiful, peppy vehicle. I get really good gas mileage and I have a 80 mile drive daily. All of these folks out test driving SUVs should make a stop at Hyundai. They are missing out on a great vehicle for the $$$.
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sante fe

by from Chicago on August 24, 2011

Went with this car instead of Ford Escape... wasn't looking for a really sporty looking car, this was a bonus. Drives and handles fantastic, with the AWD. Kids love it too, and no longer cringe when D...
Went with this car instead of Ford Escape... wasn't looking for a really sporty looking car, this was a bonus. Drives and handles fantastic, with the AWD. Kids love it too, and no longer cringe when Daddy picks them up at school. Good cargo space in rear and seats fold down easy.
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Great car, but brakes are poorly responsive

by from Albuquerque on February 15, 2011

I have owned a limited model for now almost 2 years. I love the car, but would very much recommend that you carefully consider how important braking responsiveness is to you. If you do a lot of city, ...
I have owned a limited model for now almost 2 years. I love the car, but would very much recommend that you carefully consider how important braking responsiveness is to you. If you do a lot of city, stop and go driving, this car may not be for you. I've found myself numerous times reaching an orange traffic light and not being able to stop on time. Braking distance is huge, and when the car is stopped, for some reason I really have to press hard on the brake pedal to prevent it from going. I've tried other Santa Fes, and would say that this is probably a Santa Fe problem.
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Did Not Disappoint

by from New Hope, PA on August 29, 2011

We bought the Santa Fe to replace a Yukon XL that just seemed huge and inefficient (and for one of our kids to drive). So far, it has delivered the goods. Reliable, good mileage, comfortable and surpr...
We bought the Santa Fe to replace a Yukon XL that just seemed huge and inefficient (and for one of our kids to drive). So far, it has delivered the goods. Reliable, good mileage, comfortable and surprisingly roomy. With extra features like bluetooth in the steering wheel, we've been very pleased. Definitely feel like Hyundai is still delivering value for the money. It was bought CPO, and the Hyundai plan is not nearly as good as some others. But the original warranty is better, so it's a wash. Pleased with product.
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good gas mileage

by from Denver, Colorado on November 13, 2010

I'd planned on buying a small size-SUV (Subaru Outback-Forester, Ford Escape) but was disappointed with the fuel mileage. My 2010 Santa Fe gets 21 mpg city driving and 27 mpg driving I-70 from Denver ...
I'd planned on buying a small size-SUV (Subaru Outback-Forester, Ford Escape) but was disappointed with the fuel mileage. My 2010 Santa Fe gets 21 mpg city driving and 27 mpg driving I-70 from Denver to Vail and back. Other owners' say the optimal gas mileage is after about the first 1500 to 2000 miles. That with 5 star safety and low maintenance and I am pleased. JDR
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2010 Hyundai Santa Fe

by from Philadelphia, PA on April 9, 2012

SE model mid grade V6 FWD. Nice performance, comfortable interior. Good ground clearance for changing oil!
SE model mid grade V6 FWD. Nice performance, comfortable interior. Good ground clearance for changing oil!
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love the car

by from Tennessee on February 14, 2013

I really love the car and how it handles. It does have a few blind spots but I am learning to deall with thme. very roomy.
I really love the car and how it handles. It does have a few blind spots but I am learning to deall with thme. very roomy.
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