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2015 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV - Consumer Reviews

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The Most Underrated Crossover in the Segment
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By AMS332
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2015 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl 6A)


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I believe this car is the best value, most overlooked, and totally underrated in the three row segment. It is smooth, quiet, has a nice V6 engine, the interior ergonomics are well thought out, and it is pretty solid to drive. The cargo space is extremely usable. I have owned Honda's, Acura's, and Volvo's. This is by far my favorite car I have ever owned. There are really only a few things that I do not love about the car. The headlights are not very good, even with the HID's from the factory. I upgraded to a better bulb which helped but sideward visibility could be better. I think they may have fixed this for 2017. I wish the transmission shifted a little quicker and crisper. It's a little to laxed for my taste but it's not so frustrating that I hate the car. I wish the engine was tuned for a little more low end torque rather than high end horsepower. This would help with everyday fuel economy which is about average. Lastly I think visibility around the side mirrors and A pillars is sub par. Having driven Acura's and Honda's forever they really have that down. Otherwise the car is an exceptional value for the money and the recent 2017 refresh makes it even stronger. This car will be overlooked by many because it's a Hyundai. I took a lot of grief from people for going from an Acura to a Hyundai. Then they ride in it and are blown away. It is truly 95% of the car for about 75% of the cost if you shop around. It really has changed my whole impression of Hyundai.


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Passenger front seat.
7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By Gerald Newby
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2015 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl 6A)


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This car is mainly my wife's car. We both really enjoy driving the vehicle as it is fun and comfortable, but riding in the passenger seat gets uncomfortable pretty shortly. I have noticed several others here on this site have complained about the passenger front seat. Some of which have helped the discomfort of it by placing a cushion on the seat, my wife also sits on a cushion while riding in that seat while I am driving. I have tried using the same cushion while riding in that seat but find it to be very annoying and do not find it to work very well for me.

Our big issue is that when you spend the kind of money required to purchase this type of vehicle you should not have to purchase a seat cushion, or be uncomfortable while riding on the passenger seat, and/or expect your spouse or other passenger to ride uncomfortably.

This is not our first Santa Fe, in fact this is the 5th Santa Fe we have owned and none of the others have had this problem with the front passenger seat. Hyundai should realize this is an issue and resolve it, please! I don't know exactly what the answer would be to fix the problem, maybe they could attach another base etc. to the seat that is already in the vehicles to give them more height, I don't know for sure but I am sure that Hyundai has some engineers that could find a fix for the problem. I sure hope they have made changes to the passenger seat for the 2016 models.


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Terrific Vehicle, Lots of Standard Features
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By J. Aiello
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2015 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV GLS 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 6A)


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This is my 3rd Santa Fe, my last was a 2006 GLS. The exterior styling makes this SUV stand out in the segment. I was amazed at the high level of interior quality and the standard features in this model. My ONLY complaints are the small glove compartment and that the height of the front passenger seat is too low and not adjustable. I remedied this by installing a front seat cushion (made for automobiles) for my wife. There are plenty of interior storage places. I like the storage bin under the rear floor that also includes a roll up storage compartment cover.

The ride is very comfortable. The engine is quiet, very powerful and works well with the transmission. The middle row and rear seats are easy to lower and the floor is virtually flat. It's a vast improvement over earlier models where I had to remove the 2nd row head rests to lower the seats. I make frequent trips to a home improvement store and it's hauled everything I load into it. I really like the A/C vents for the middle row seats and the heating and A/C controls for the rear. seats.

The best car I ever owned.


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Overall Great Car but....
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By Russ Chambers
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2015 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV Limited 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 6A)


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I went from a 2011 Buick Enclave to the Santa Fe. It's the perfect size for us. I like the looks, comfort, overall performance and economy. Road noise somewhat greater and road comfort not up to the Enclave. However the real annoyance is the front passenger seat is not height adjustable , this is a real problem for my wife. In fact had she ridden in the car before leasing it, we would not have leased it. I've ridden in the seat also and agree with her, it's annoying and neither of us are short people. She sits on a cushion when we travel....can't understand the design not including height adjustment.
The other shortfall is the nav. system....we loved the OnStar system in the Buick. This one is OK, but not nearly as user friendly as the OnStar.


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A great value proposition in this segment
8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By Sharvan Mohan
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2015 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV GLS 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl 6A)


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It is one of the better 3 row crossovers in the segment.Smooth ride,great handling,refined engine and transmission.Reliable electronics and cool features such as panaromic sunroof,Heated and cooled seats,heated rear 2nd row seats,smart liftgate and good comfort overall.If there are some weak points it has to do the front seats not height adjustable(my spouse doesn't like it),Brakes not so effective especially under full load and suspension that bottoms out under full load of passengers.


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