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By Casey
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2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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This is the 3rd one I've leased and love them. Great gas mileage for a larger SUV. Handles wonderful in the snow and ice. Interior space is really nice for two larger people - plenty of head and body room. The heated/cooled seats are really nice, especially in our winters. Will stick with this brand/style!!!


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2016 Hyundai Santa FE- needs more power
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By mats
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2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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I have a 2016 Hyunda Santa fe Sport FWD with 2.4 and after one year of ownership and 28 000 kms, i am fairly pleased. Pros- Styling is great, heated steering wheel, heated rear seats ( kids love that), interior materials. Cons- 2.4 does not have enough power once vehicle is loaded with 5 people and luggage. Transmission needs to downshift continously to keep up when trying to pass someone on the highway. Also, when vehicle has not been driven for over 8 to 10 hours, first transmission shift from 1st to 2nd is rough and seems like it slips. Had dealer check it out twice and say that it is normal and they all react like that. Rear visibility when backing up is not as good as my 2007 Santa Fe. Need to get used to blindspots. Also, new gas pedal design that is hinged at the bottom of floor takes some getting used to. Fuel consumption has been ok about 23 mpg combined. Overall a decent Suv with good build quality but a step down from previous generation 2007-2012. The 2007 had better build quality and i ran it over 150 000 miles with basic maitenance and never had engine or transmission problems. I have had no problems with this one after 28 000kms. I was told to use Top tier fuel ( Shell, Chevron) since engine has direct injection and these fuels have additives that clean injectors and will help avoid any issues in the long run.


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I love my new car!
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By Wendy Brennan
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2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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Good Grocery Hauler
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By John W
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2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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After 22K & and 18 months of ownership, I don't like driving this car. Won't buy another. Engine has no power, downshifts every time you press on the accelerator which kills the always lousy gas mileage. Pitiful highway car - struggles to cruise at 75MPH on flat roads with a slight headwind. Does worse in the mountains, too. Suspension doesn't adjust to the weather, always a harsh ride. Brakes have gone much softer, requires more effort at highway speeds. OEM spark plugs were bad, I replaced them at my cost and the idle was much smoother & MPG improved slightly. Bought a 2017 Sorento for the same price as the Santa Fe's MSRP & the Sorento is a much, much better car in every aspect.


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Not it's big sister!
7 of 14 people found this review helpful
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By Susan Sarnoski
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2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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I suppose if you never owned a Santa Fe, this will impress, however I had owned the 2007 model and decided to "update", man what a mistake! The seats in the 2016 Sport are like sitting on concrete (I needed to add supplemental cushioning). The accelerator is now fixed to the undercarriage at the base which makes pushing down on the gas pedal physically painful in one's lower back, you have to push down really hard especially if you have small feet! I find the interior components cheap and a much lower grade than the 2007 model, the carpeting is thin, and there is a great deal of plastic. Moving the 2nd row seating with the cheap handle they now placed on the side of the seat is annoying, the prior model moved much easier and was located at the top of the seat; now that it's on the side you can scratch your leg on it if you're getting out of the back seat. The rear view mirrors are much smaller which doesn't give you a great view. And lastly the pick up is .. well let's just say I feel as if I could run faster. It lugs when you attempt to accelerate, it's just not as quick as its big sister. I am looking to get rid of it. Gas mileage is good, interior room is good, and unfortunately for smokers there's no ashtray. They reconfigured the center front console and it does not seem to have as much room, so not happy with the downgrade there either. For general run around local I give it a 7, for highway it is very light and I have had to hold onto the steering wheel with 2 death grip hands even in light winds when I felt considerable sway. Don't attempt to just open the 2 rear windows without opening the front, if you do the noise will be deafening, the vibration is akin to being sent into space! Overall compared to the 2007, its a 1.


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