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2008 Highlights

The 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe receives minor changes. The Limited trim pads its standard equipment roster with the high-power Infinity Logic 7 CD changer audio system and a sunroof, while SE models now include standard premium seat cloth.

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  • Well-designed cabin, impressive standard safety features and crash test scores, competitive price, lengthy warranty, optional third-row seat.


  • Excessively firm ride on SE and Limited models, lackluster automatic transmission, disappointing driving dynamics.

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Used 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe for Sale

Hyundai Santa Fe 2008 GLS 4dr SUV AWD (2.7L 6cyl 4A) Silver Blue Beige cloth72,090 miles
Used 2008Hyundai Santa FeGLS
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Hyundai Santa Fe 2008 SE 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A) Beige cloth98,958 miles
Used 2008Hyundai Santa FeSE
Est.Loan: $152/mo
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Hyundai Santa Fe 2008 GLS 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A) Natural Khaki Gray cloth90,420 miles
Used 2008Hyundai Santa FeGLS
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Features & Specs

GLS 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)GLS 4dr SUV AWD (2.7L 6cyl 4A)SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
Transmission4-speed shiftable automatic4-speed shiftable automatic5-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower185 hp @ 6000 rpm185 hp @ 6000 rpm242 hp @ 6000 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

Top Consumer Reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe


Consumer Rating

Best SUV for your dollar
IMO this is the best SUV you can get for the money, especially if buying used. The cargo capacity is outstanding, including generous under-floor storage, the ride is very quiet, the mileage is surprisingly good (no worse than my previous Honda CR-V - a much smaller and noisier vehicle). With the Santa Fe you get the feeling of a refined, almost luxurious vehicle but with a bargain pricetag.
Bad Rack and Pinion
Had to replace rack and pinion three times. Also, inside door liners, had to replace rubber twice. For all those who own this vehicle, make sure you have the rack and pinion checked. If the steering wheel doesn't stay straight once it's aligned, it could be your rack and pinion.
Nothing but problems
We have had our 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe for seven years. In that time it has been a very costly car to maintain. Within the first two years we had two major fuel issues, the leather interior started to peel away in areas, a battery that didn't even make the 2 years before dying suddenly and tires that were done long before the warranty. The amount that we would have gotten on the pro-rate for the battery and tires was so minimal that we went outside of Hyundai to replace and got better warranties with longer life. Within the past year we had a low fuel sensor issue that I have come to learn is not uncommon for Hyundai products and a high ticket repair (over $800). Now its the rack and pinion steering (over $1400). I'm sure that some owners are fortunate and don't have the lemon issues that we have had. We have a Honda that is 14 years old have never had these issues. Having to deal with so many issues I know that I will never purchase another Hyundai automobile. Considering the price that we paid for it, one would think that the quality would be better.
Used 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe Overview

Pre-owned Hyundai Santa Fe models are available with a 2.7 L-liter gas engine or a 3.3 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 242 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe comes with front wheel drive, all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed shiftable automatic, 5-speed shiftable automatic.

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Price comparisons for Used 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS is priced between $3,200 and $10,998 with odometer readings between 72090 and 170722 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe SE is priced between $6,483 and $9,998 with odometer readings between 59127 and 155290 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited is priced between $6,590 and $10,995 with odometer readings between 70584 and 176161 miles.

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2008 Hyundai Santa Fe Gas Mileage

2008 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A), 4-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
20 compined MPG,
18 city MPG/24 highway MPG

2008 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 4dr SUV AWD (2.7L 6cyl 4A), 4-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
19 compined MPG,
17 city MPG/23 highway MPG

2008 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl 5A), 5-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
19 compined MPG,
17 city MPG/24 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG20
Transmission4-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement2.7 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase106.3 in.
Length184.1 in.
Width74.4 in.
Height67.9 in.
Curb Weight3793 lbs.