Research

2005 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

The Car Connection Expert Review

Soon to be manufactured in the United States at Hyundai's new plant in Montgomery, Ala., the Santa Feremains a tastefully designed and well-executed small car-based SUV. It performs adequately, handles reasonably well and provides decent comfort and value, with a choice of front- or all-wheel drive and offers standard side-impact airbags. The vehicle comes standard with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 138-horsepower with and a five-speed manual transmission; a 173-horsepower 2.7-liter V-6 engine and four-speed Shiftronic automatic that provides manual gear changes are optional. Meanwhile, the GLS 3.5L and LX 3.5L versions include a 173-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 that can handle a full load of passengers with power to spare. Four-wheel disc bakes, front side airbags, air conditioning, power locks, mirrors and windows, a CD stereo, and alloy wheels are all standard.

 

More reviews at TheCarConnection.com

 

Get invoice and MSRP prices for this vehicle

 

Get a dealer quote for this vehicle

The Car Connection Consumer Review

Rate and Review your car for The Car Connection! Tell us your own ratings for a vehicle you own. Rate your car on Performance, Safety, Features and more.
Write a Review
Sunday, June 12, 2016
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3L Automatic AWD

A great choice

  • Overall Rating
  • Interior/Exterior
  • Performance
  • Comfort and Quality
  • Safety
  • Features
  • Fuel Economy / MPG
  • Reliability
Very nice drive, smooth. Kind of consumes a little bit on gas at driving in the city, but still has a powerfully engine. A good choice for a family suv at a great price.
people found this helpful.
Was this review helpful? Yes
Thursday, April 21, 2016
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe AWD 4-Door Limited

AWESOME VEHICLE

  • Overall Rating
  • Interior/Exterior
  • Performance
  • Comfort and Quality
  • Safety
  • Features
  • Fuel Economy / MPG
  • Reliability
Very satisfied with the vehicle. Small complaints on tiny things: fog lights are bad, and its switch is stupidly placed. Cruise Control buttons require restudy for its use. Fully loaded model in Chile, does... + More »
people found this helpful.
Was this review helpful? Yes
Sunday, February 14, 2016
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe AWD 4-Door Limited

How do they do it? This is a greta car for the money

  • Overall Rating
  • Interior/Exterior
  • Performance
  • Comfort and Quality
  • Safety
  • Features
  • Fuel Economy / MPG
  • Reliability
I tried the competitors ( Ford, Chev, Honda, Volkswagen, Toyota and Kia) The Volkswagen was terrible as well as the Kia. The Ford Explorer was nice but a bit pricey and the warranty didn't compare. The Honda... + More »
people found this helpful.
Was this review helpful? Yes
See all user reviews »
Looking for other models of the Hyundai Santa Fe?
Read reviews & get prices
Compare the 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe against the competition
Compare All Cars