2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 4dr SUV AWD w/XM (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
I love this car with the exception of getting in and out. The previous owner put bigger tires on it which makes getting in and out difficult for a short person. It had 63,546 miles on it when we bought it used. So within 6 months of owning the car i will have to have timing belt replaced! That should been done refore car was ever put out to be sold!
We tend to be rough on vehicles. With six grandkids (five school age) riding to school each day, then an average of seventy to eighty miles per day being put on this vehicle, it has held up great. Any warranty issues were handled by the dealer with no problem. One hundred and sixty thousand miles and counting!
2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 4dr SUV w/XM (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
This car was passed down to us from my grandparents, then to my parents, now us. It was originally purchased as a grocery/errands car and now is our everyday driver. This car is fantastic. Never had any major problems. Just one, our sunroof wind deflector came loose and we had that fixed by the dealer. We purchased a brand new 2012 Mazda Cx-7 with similar options minus leather and this car blows it out of the water. More power, better gas MPG, seat warmers are warmer. My daughter has much more room and it has much better trunk space. The Mazda has been nothing but issues since 30k miles. We are at 93k on the Hyundai with NO problems. Buy Hyundai it is totally worth it!
Reliability. Leather. Heated seats. Trunk space. Roof rack. Sunroof is bigger than the Cx-7. Loading this car is much easier than our Cx-7, the Cx-7 is awkward for bigger objects. Build quality for interior is 4 stars! Hyundai is much better than I ever imagined. Love the car as a whole. Will probably stick to Hyundai for our SUV choices and Volvo for our car choices until I retire. Also get the rubber mats that are made for this car, saves the carpet from getting muddy from days at the park, ball field etc. Car has seen trips to my grandparents mountain home, and the family beach house. Great road trip car, COMFORT and Gas MPG for an SUV. Also, adjustable headrest that move forward!
Our Remote keyless is starting to age, sadly because the car has seen so much use. We will have to replace both soon. Also, the front grille chipped very oddly revealing chrome. I was happy to see that there was chrome underneath so I took the paint off all of it to find that now we have a beautiful chrome grille that looks even better than when the Sport Ute was new! Hyundai is like wine the older the company gets the more beautiful the cars have become. Our next SUV will come from Hyundai because they also stand behind their products. Remember stay away from Mazda nothing but problems after the warranty is gone. Hope this review helps someone!
2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 4dr SUV AWD (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
I bought my 2007 Santa Fe in 2010 when it had 58xxx miles. It now has 166xxx miles. I've never reviewed a car so I'm going to throw it all out there. The car is a stud, I've had it through winters in both Colorado and New York. The AWD is exceptional and even in 2 feet+ of snow the vehicle pulls like a beast, even with the smaller engine. I've been stuck in a snowstorm pulling a 5x10 uhaul trailer and buzzed right passed all the stranded vehicles. I have the 3rd row seating model and it has been perfect for all my kids. I added a Phillips rear entertainment system and it wired in easily. Also replaced the head unit with a Sony Bluetooth/XM model.
UPDATE*** Edmunds sent me an email and asked me to update the review. Since I posted this review the vehicle now has 187k on it. It is falling apart slowly but surely. About 175k it needed about 3k in front end work. Now some sensors have went out and it shuts off intermittently, it needs another 3k or so of work so it just sits outside and I use it on real snowy days. In all honesty I'd still buy another one but I have newer vehicles. It pulled trailers from New York to Colorado back to Georgia to New York again and back west to Colorado. If I didn't pull trailers all the time it probably would of held up longer. I can't say I regret purchasing the vehicle, it has never needed any major work and all the work it has needed has been well over 100k.
2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
Driveshafter broke at 134,000, which pulled the ball joint out of the right front wheel, throwing a piece of metal into the serpentine belt, breaking it. The right front tire fell off. Thankfully, I was driving thru a parking lot when all this happened. Earlier I was going down I-70 at 70 mph. There is a recall for 2013 driveshaft breaking but Hyundai doesn't want to admit there is a problem with the driveshaft. It doesn't just break.