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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV

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So far so good
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By rtown1
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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV Sport 2.0T 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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This is my first Hyundai. After driving Fords for 30 years, this is definitely something different. The car has 10,000 miles on it, with 2,000 in the last week. It was driven both on interstates and in the mountains and the performance was good in both locations. The mileage could be better, averaged 27 on the road and 24 in town. The interior is comfortable and well thought out. With snow in the mountains the heated seats were a welcome addition. Overall a great car for two people with room for two more.


Favorite Features

The car overall is fun to drive. It has enough pep to get up and go as well as an easy shifting transmission that's very smooth.


Suggested Improvements

Improve the back up camera. It needs to be in a better place to be cleaner, as well as when it's raining, you really can't use it.


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Satisfied so far
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By cpc4
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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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Only 5000 miles since the Dec. 15th 2013 purchase and so far so good. I have had no steering issues at all that I keep reading about. I gave up my 2006 4runner 4.7l V8 with 95000 miles that I loved, to get better gas mileage and 22 city and 30 hwy is great out of this 2.4l . The only issue , so far is the loss of power for a split second or 2 that only happens at an idle when Im getting read to pull out in traffic or say make a left turn. You start to depress the throttle only to have nothing happen for that second or two,quite disturbing for that short moment.This has happened 4 times and the pattern seems to be only on 95+ degree days


Favorite Features

Panoramic sun roof ,Nav. and styling.


Suggested Improvements

There is a little to much road noise let in the cabin but Im probably a little spoiled from the quiet 4runner interior...........The heated steering wheel button should be mounted on the steering wheel instead of the steering selection,(comfort sport normal) that once you select it you never touch it again. On the other hand in the winter You turn the heated steering on and off alot....


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Excellent until 5000 miles
3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By slveradoltz13
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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV Sport 2.0T 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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Bought the car in early 2013, we drive it weekly on the weekends. Loved it until last 2 months ago when we took a long trip in it. It started to surge on acceleration and sometimes fall on its face. Took to dealer and they were unable to reproduce. It gets worse the more we drive it. am now afraid to take a long trip in it. Have driven only a few times since back from dealer. Probably will trade soon as soon as I figure what to try next. Bought a Silverado 2013 this year also and love it, have 12000 miles on it with no issues.


Favorite Features

When working correctly the power and smoothness of the engine and transmission, excellent build quality.


Suggested Improvements

Radio is very poor. Changed tires from crappy Continental to Michelin.


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2013 Santa Fe 2.0 Sport
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By rmcbain
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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV Sport 2.0T 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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I purchased the Santa Fe at Palm springs Hyundai and have two problems. The drivers seat was loose and when you drive away from a stop you felt as if you were going to tip backwards. It was resolved with a quick repair at the local dealership. The other problem is that the gas pedal does not work all the time. You get a dead feeling and there is no power when you go to pull away from an intersection or what ever. It is extremely discomforting when you are trying to cross a lane of traffic and the car does not respond to pressing on teh gas pedal. It seems to be happening more often than it first did. Anyone else have this problem.


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A Previous Veracruz Owner's Review
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By ultcar
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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl 6A)


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The media said that the 2013 Santa Fe LWB was a Veracruz replacement, but it is not so in reality. They basically nerfed many of the standard convenience features on the Veracruz LTD, so I expect that Hyundai is developing a true Veracruz replacement in the near future. That said, the 2013 Santa Fe Limited is a refined piece of work in its own right. The chair is very comfortable and adjustable and the technology package makes the car feel connected. I do concede that the design outside and inside are several notches ahead of the Veracruz.


Favorite Features

Gas mileage (28 mpg on i57 at 75 mph; up to 437 miles on a full tank in ECO mode), the speedometer display, adjustable driver's seat, the smooth but firm ride, navigation that automatically finds a nearby gas station when the gas is low; xm radio never sounded better; Review camera is very wide. The LED eyebrows look cool at night.


Suggested Improvements

The side mirrors need auto dim feature. Rain sensing wipers missing. I still want the beep noise when in reverse. The rear trunk door should open higher. Add a DVD/Bluray player for the passengers, please.


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