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Hyundai Santa Fe Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.7 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 181 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe

  • An impressive combatant in the mini-SUV realm with more cabin room than competing models. Now, if we can only overlook its exuberantly, uh, different, sheetmetal.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Relatively inexpensive price, super warranty, roomy interior.

  • Cons

    Unproven reliability, unimpressive four-wheeling capability, underwhelming powertrain performance.

  • What's New for 2001

    For 2001, Hyundai comes to market with its very own sport-utility. The Santa Fe is based on a modified Sonata midsize car platform and is available with either front-wheel drive or full-time four-wheel drive with either a four-cylinder or V6 engine.

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Customer Reviews

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Hyundai doesn't honor it's warranty

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Vehicle: 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe LX 2WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)

I just found out that Hyundai's "best warranty in America" is bogus. They claim a faulty power window is an "adjustment item". The fact is it is not functional because of faulty design.




Great machine

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Vehicle: 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe LX 2WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)

Best auto I have owned in 35 years




Rear end collison

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Vehicle: 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe LX 2WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)

it took impact fairly poorly. bumper and tailgate as well as interior plastic buckled tremendosly. air bags failed to deploy rear end coll speed was 35-45 mph. all that said i am looking to buy another santa fe by the way the tank was verywell protected.




Simply awesome

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Vehicle: 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe LX 2WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)

Love this truck! It is stylish, reliable and peppy. I have had no problems with it during the 1 1/2 years I've owned it. Some recalls on parts but the dealership called me to inform me and repaired the truck in hours. Had a fender bender and wasn't taken for a bunch of money to replace damaged parts.




1+ year report

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Vehicle: 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe LX 2WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)

Bought the Santa Fe about 15 months ago for my wife. We considered just about everything including the Lexus RX300 and decided this was the best value. So far we haven't been disappointed. In 18,000 miles there has been only one mechanical failure and that was a crankshaft sensor. Two weeks later Hyundai issued a recall on crankshft sensors so it must be a common problem.




Superb car

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Vehicle: 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe LX 2WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)

Best investment I ever made. The car handles excellent. Very roomy inside. Plenty of storage space. Drives very fast, although slightly slower on pick-up, but I am not a race driver. This is the car to have. You will love it.



Full 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

What's New for 2001

For 2001, Hyundai comes to market with its very own sport-utility. The Santa Fe is based on a modified Sonata midsize car platform and is available with either front-wheel drive or full-time four-wheel drive with either a four-cylinder or V6 engine.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
/
  • 24
  • highway
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