2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
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.
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl 6A)
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.
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.
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.
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 4dr SUV AWD w/Saddle Interior (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
Bought Santa Fe 2.0T in July to replace a much loved 2002 CRV.
Thus far have found the car to be very fun to drive, comfortable at highway speeds, and the perfect size for driving around town.
Only time will tell regarding reliability and dealer service.
I have not had any complaints with the steering (as others have reported), and the 2.0T has plenty of power even in the ECO mode.
My only complaint is the blind spot created by the severely angled rear windows.
They seem to have sacrificed clear sight lines for styling.
Love the keyless remote, the size of the rear cargo area and the blue tooth.
This is a very quiet car for its size and price point.
Interior features have a much more upscale look vs. the CRV, and the car seems have much more power than the CRV as well.
Square off the rear side windows to reduce blind spots.
Work on improving gas mileage.
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
We purchased a 2013 Sport 2.0 Turbo Oct 2012 and have only put on 4000 miles since then because of the poor steering.
Picked it up on a Friday night and was back on Saturday,could not drive it on highway and keep it between the lines.
Have had it back 6 times, adjusted the alignment, flashed the computer and even put in a new steering column and still have the problem.
Filed under the Lemon law and have been going through the process for 4 months.
Have to go through the BBB auto line before the state. BBB is funded by the auto industry, just found out our claim was rejected, even after the arbitrator had an expert driver do the report.
DON'T BUY WITHOUT DRIVING ON HIGHWAY,WORST DRIVE.
Auto is beautiful and has all the bells and whistles, if only we could drive it and feel safe.
**GET RID OF THE ELECTRONIC STEERING**.
Trying to save energy they now have a electric motor that turns the steering, which runs off the computer and takes into account RPM, imput torque from steering wheel and road speed.
Problem is the steeing is so sensitive an 1/8" adjustment on the steering wheel causes the car to dart across the road and when you correct it the car darts the other way.
Hyundai knows there is a problem, have even put out a TSB for the computer, but they will not acknowledge it.
They blame it on the driver.
Check the NHTSB complaints, there was 18 out of 51 with steering related problems when we filed our claim, probably more now.
We can't all be wrong.
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
For me this vehicle has one major shortcoming. The front passenger seat does not flip forward to provide added length for carrying
extra long items, such as 8ft. lumber. I previously owned a 2006 Hyundai Tucson and the back rest of the front passenger's seat inclined forward all the way into a flat position which allowed me to conveniently carry 8 ft. lengths of stock with the rear door closed. Not having the ability to do it on my Sante Fe is a major oversight by the Hyundai developmental Engineering group. I'm confident that there are many owners out there who share my displeasure over this incapability.
After all, The Sante Fe sport is a cross between a car and a truck.
Fully forward inclining back rest on the front passenger seat.