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2006 Hyundai Santa Fe - Consumer Reviews

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20K and going strong
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By RD
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2006 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

After 20K+ miles in 20 months, this '06 Santa Fe hasn't had any problems. Dealer recommended oil changes/service by the book. Dealer caught one minor problem at 6K miles & repaired it (no charge). Great in traffic with ample acceleration to move as needed. Good sound system. Would like better than 2 interior color choices (taupe and grey). Body paint still looks new. Braking is still great. Interior cab for driver feels cramped with seat pushed back to its stops; have to rest left foot on foot rest; still uncomfortable with long drives. V6 highway mileage could be better.


Best Features

Best standard features in the industry included. Had almost everything I desired but found optional in other vehicles at a great price. Dealership staff was knowledgeable & patient and not pushy to make a deal.


Worst Features

weak horn; get rid of the cassette player; need MP3 plug in. Nosing up from take-off is noticeable. Wind noise past outboard mirrors needs to be worked on. Better interior color choices/fabric. More seat positions for driver side seat. Would like to see a pickup truck in the future. improve MPG.


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I luv my SUV !!!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Michigan
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2006 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought it a year ago and, even when I see the new Santa Fe on the roads, I'm very proud of my last year's choice ! Nice, safe, excellent warranty and quality, needs only to get the scheduled maintenance and it runs forever... It's nice to have the automatic 4X4, in this way everybody can have it without even think about "when to switch it on" or "how to do it"... it's just there, only when you need it !


Best Features

Audio system it's outstanding, the sound is coming from everywhere ! Automatic 4X4, only when you need it ! Maximum Safety !


Worst Features

Some more improvements in fuel economy (driving on other than freeways empties your pockets!) and a more dependable acceleration from 0 m/h would make a perfect ride !!!


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Best Bang for the BUCK
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By mazzda
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2006 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


Review

4th Hyundai for the family, My wifes father has a 04, Loved his so we bought one for ourselves. 2.7L V6 pulls well for small pop-up campers and small trailers. Great power. And has the best fuel millege for its size and class.... Highly reccommended!


Best Features

Packaged well. Had Sunroof/Compass and Tow Package already from the factory. The GLS in 2006 came with everything std, Major Plus there


Worst Features

Hyundai needs to take away the Highway/Light Truck tires and put a more aggressive tire on the vehicle. Duller HT tires are horrible in anything other then dry weather. Maybe some ATX/ATP or light All Terrain Tires. Car also could use a slight 1/2" - 1" ride height raise.


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Best value overall in mid-size SUV's
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Ben
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2006 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

This is my 2nd Hyundai. Traded up from an Elantra, which I loved, so when I needed a larger vehicle, the Santa Fe was my first choice. For a mid-size SUV, the price is low, the fuel economy is decent, and the warranty and overall quality are outstanding. I find the best fuel economy is about 65-70mph, keeping the RPM's below 3000. Recently moved from FL to CA with my family, 2 pets, and a trunk full of clothes & supplies, with no problems at all. Handled pretty good when I hit the remnants of a blizzard in the midwest. Acceleration is a little slow, but once it gets going, it runs real smooth. Seeing so many other Santa Fe's on the road makes me feel good about the choice I made


Best Features

Lots of space, comes standard with many great features (CD/tape deck combo w/ decent sound system, fog lights, cargo rack, TONS of airbags, cruise control, Shiftronic transmission, power everything). Easy and fun to drive. Well-built, low price


Worst Features

Could use better acceleration and still needs improvement in fuel economy given the rediculous price of gas.


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High Quality, Excellent Support
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By Madison, WI
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2006 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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This is by far the best vehicle we have ever purchased in inital quality and manufacture support. It is our first Hyundai and I have to say they really have it together with their dealers. Their collborative efforts resulted in the best buying experience we have had in over 20 years of automotive purchases.


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