2012 Hyundai Santa Fe Consumer Reviews

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2012 Hyundai Santa Fe
4.6
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BUY THIS--NOT A HIGHLANDER OR LEXUS 350

by from Phoenix, AZ on February 16, 2013

Owned this vehicle 7 months and driven it 13,000 miles, including a trip to the eastern seaboard and back. It does everything well--literally "everything". Comfort, performance, people and cargo space...
Owned this vehicle 7 months and driven it 13,000 miles, including a trip to the eastern seaboard and back. It does everything well--literally "everything". Comfort, performance, people and cargo space, handling, quiet, bells and whistles, and warranty. You cannot beat this vehicle. We tried several "better" vehicles and found that they are not better, just more expensive. Could have bought any of them, but chose the Santa Fe, hands down!
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Another excellent buy

by from Pennsylvania on September 10, 2012

I originally had a 2003 Sante Fe and absolutely loved it! I was actually heart broken when it started to nickel and dime me, and realized the best thing to do at my age was to trade it for another car...
I originally had a 2003 Sante Fe and absolutely loved it! I was actually heart broken when it started to nickel and dime me, and realized the best thing to do at my age was to trade it for another car. However, after looking at the new ones and all the extra equipment added, and the deal I received on mine, I couldn't refuse getting a new one. Wasn't real crazy about the color at first, but I am very happy with it now. The 2 tone effect of the silver is eye catching.The ride is smooth, the interior is beautiful, and there is ridiculous amount of room and little storage spaces everywhere. Radio control at the tip of my thumb, and I'm tickled pink with the Bluetooth available on this one. Makes for safe driving. Very, very happy!!!! After owning my previous vehicle for almost 10 years and putting 110,000 + miles on it, I would recommend this type car to anyone. This is now the 4th Sante Fe in our household since 2001.
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Wonderful experience so far.....

by from Little Rock, AR on July 26, 2012

We purchased our 2012 Santa Fe Limited 2.4L just over a month ago and we just came back from taking it on a vacation down to Orlando, FL. I will say that this SUV exceeded our expectations in everyway...
We purchased our 2012 Santa Fe Limited 2.4L just over a month ago and we just came back from taking it on a vacation down to Orlando, FL. I will say that this SUV exceeded our expectations in everyway. We wondered how the 2.4L would do out on the road and we were very pleased with it's performance. No, it's not going to win any drag races, but the motor never struggled at all even though it was loaded with a family of four and the cargo space was filled with luggage. Best of all...26 mpg on the trip running at 70 mph! The handling and comfort of the vehicle were also excellent. Needless to say, we are very happy with our purchase.
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My Hyundai Cadillac

by from Arizona on August 5, 2016

I knew what I was looking for and found it through cars.com. Unfortunately, the only places in the country that had my car were far away. The best price was the closest dealer - about 1500 miles awa...
I knew what I was looking for and found it through cars.com. Unfortunately, the only places in the country that had my car were far away. The best price was the closest dealer - about 1500 miles away. I bit the bullet and flew there to pick up my car. The ride home was wonderful - never been so comfortable in any vehicle - especially on a long road trip. I got the 3.5L V6 (that Hyundai quit using in 2012), and gas mileage was great on the road (over 26 mpg) and about as advertised in town (20 mpg). Never had a vehicle with such a comfortable and quiet ride. Love it.
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Great Options For The $

by from Orlando, FL on May 26, 2012

Purchased a fully loaded Santa Fe to start the new year off right and love it! Great visibility and was able to get all of the options (leather, back up camera, gps) for about $20k less than others be...
Purchased a fully loaded Santa Fe to start the new year off right and love it! Great visibility and was able to get all of the options (leather, back up camera, gps) for about $20k less than others being considered. My only complaint is that the passenger seat is not automatic, nor nearly as comfortable as driver side which is odd. Handling is great, turns pretty tight for what it is and have had persons of all heights and sizes in front and back and everyone says its comfortable for them. Would recommend for someone who has a lot of driving to do and expects passengers or enjoys road trips. This is a very safe car also and decent on gas, easy to get in and out of and if you get all toys its constant entertainment while driving. Also, the GPS in this model is wonderful!
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Good car Fuel consumption could be better

by from Bayside NY on August 11, 2012

I have had this car for 2 months now. I purchased it because I liked it's switchable 4wheel drive. The car had a smooth sedan like comfortable ride. Th exterior and interior are well put together The ...
I have had this car for 2 months now. I purchased it because I liked it's switchable 4wheel drive. The car had a smooth sedan like comfortable ride. Th exterior and interior are well put together The AWD kicks in when one wheel slips, or it can be locked in. The seats are very comfortable, especially the driver's seat. Leg room is very roomy, especially on the driver's side. I am 5'10" and can extend my left foot with room to spare.On the highway it has lots of pep. Fuel consumption could be better. I average 15 mpg around town , 21 1/2-22 highway.
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Nice suv

by from Martinez Ga. on July 14, 2012

We had the 2011 Santa Fe 2.4 liter for a year.The 2.4 liter is real weak. Does not have enough take off power or enough power on the highway to keep speed up on long hills. We bought a new 2012 santa ...
We had the 2011 Santa Fe 2.4 liter for a year.The 2.4 liter is real weak. Does not have enough take off power or enough power on the highway to keep speed up on long hills. We bought a new 2012 santa fe with the 3.5 liter V6 and love it...Has plenty power...
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Excellent Value for Money

by from Atlanta, Ga on September 5, 2012

Purchased in June 2012. Just finished a 5,500 mile cross county trip. Very pleased with mpg and how well it handles. Only complaint would be rear visibility. Two improvements I woiuld recomend (1) sen...
Purchased in June 2012. Just finished a 5,500 mile cross county trip. Very pleased with mpg and how well it handles. Only complaint would be rear visibility. Two improvements I woiuld recomend (1) sensor on side mirrors to let driver know when a vehicle is in a nearby lane (wouild help visibility issue), (2) one of the cigarette lighter plugins to be on when the ignition is off (good for charging cell phone, GPS, etc.).
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Excellent SUV

by from Cleveland, OH on September 4, 2012

this is a great SUV, confortable and it has power and speed if you put the foot on the pedal, specially if you get the v6. Super spacious and still it is not a bus (huge suv), and that makes it really...
this is a great SUV, confortable and it has power and speed if you put the foot on the pedal, specially if you get the v6. Super spacious and still it is not a bus (huge suv), and that makes it really stylish. Comes with a great warranty but I havent had any problems at all after owning it for a year, and the gas per miles it not bad i can get sometimes in the city 22-25 and on hwy there you can get 25-30. In my opinion it is the best value for you money on the suv market
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Best midsize SUV you can buy

by from Hurricane, Utah on August 23, 2012

I love this car, 21 mpg around town, 25 frwy, we liked it so well we bought two. Easy to get in and out of, sporty, fun to drive, and we feel very safe in it. It also has an awesome warranty, whats no...
I love this car, 21 mpg around town, 25 frwy, we liked it so well we bought two. Easy to get in and out of, sporty, fun to drive, and we feel very safe in it. It also has an awesome warranty, whats not to love. Also I do not work for Hyundai, lol.
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