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2002 Highlights

Entering its second year of production, the Santa Fe gets four-wheel disc brakes as standard equipment as well as an optional upgraded stereo system. In May 2002, Hyundai responds to customer requests and makes a power sunroof optional for GLS and LX models. Besides that, all models benefit from midyear interior upgrades, among these larger air conditioning vents; a center stack-mounted clock; illumination for the power window buttons and glovebox; chrome accents; ISOFIX child-seat anchors for the outboard rear seating positions and an improved rear-seat recliner and folding mechanism. In September 2002, Hyundai announced that it had misstated the horsepower ratings for all of the models in its lineup -- the Santa Fe's 2.4-liter four-cylinder is now rated for 138 hp and its V6 is now at 173 hp. To compensate, the company is offering Hyundai owners (of 2000 models and newer) three options: 10 years of roadside assistance, 6-year/72,000-mile basic warranty coverage or 12-year/120,000-mile powertrain coverage.


  • Relatively inexpensive price, super warranty, roomy interior.


  • Unimpressive four-wheeling capability, underwhelming powertrain performance.

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Used 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe for Sale

Hyundai Santa Fe 2002 GLS 2WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A) 105,827 miles
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Hyundai Santa Fe 2002 LX AWD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A) Merlot 76,509 miles
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Features & Specs

GLS 2WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)GLS AWD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)2WD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
Transmission4-speed shiftable automatic4-speed shiftable automatic4-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower173 hp @ 6000 rpm173 hp @ 6000 rpm138 hp @ 5500 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
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  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

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    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
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  • Roof Strength Test
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  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
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  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
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Consumer Rating

2002 Hyundai Santa Fe LX 4WD V6
This has been a very satisfactory car for me. The features are excellent for the price. It is a bit underpowered for the weight of the vehicle, but Hyundai has corrected that in newer models. The only failure in 5 years has been the interior clock for which a replacement doesn't seem to be available. I am considering purchasing another Santa Fe when I replace my present car.
I love my Hyundai Santa Fe I have had it for about 5 months so far and never have had a problem. I hesitated when buying because I didn't know much about them but I can say I am very glad I choose it. I know all cars have there ups and downs and there are good ones and bad ones. I have to say I got luck I purchased my 2002 with 123,000 miles on it and she has ran perfect for me. One thing I would like to give this car props on is the four wheel drive I go any where in the snow I live in Ohio.
Santa Fe regrets...
Until recently I loved the Santa Fe, great gas mileage, great looking, good performance... until last year... things started failing, the axles broke... yes broke, within the axle boot, something let go, vehicle wouldn't move. 1 month later, the wheel bearing went, most recently the engine failed... everything within the engine, there wasn't much left of the engine, the service guy said it "grenaded". This left us stranded in the middle of nowhere without a warning. No strange noises, no tell tale warning signs of impending failure... nothing. Shut it off normally then went out to start it and nothing... this thing was seized up, the engine would not turn at all... Now it sits in the shop..
Used 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe Overview

Pre-owned Hyundai Santa Fe models are available with a 2.7 L-liter gas engine or a 2.4 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 173 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe comes with front wheel drive, all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed shiftable automatic.

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