Used 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe

2008 Hyundai Santa Fe
List price range
$4,988 - $13,500

Pros

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

Cons

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

Used 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe for Sale

Hyundai Santa Fe 2008 Limited 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
77,351 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Santa Fe
Limited
List$9,241
Est.Loan: $189/mo
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Dealer Notes
Brown's Sterling Nissan is honored to present a wonderful example of pure vehicle design... this 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited only has 77,351mi on it and could potentially be the vehicle of your dreams! In their original incarnation, SUVs were chiefly owned by folks who valued 'utility' above 'sport.' Not anymore! The Hyundai Santa Fe Limited redefines the SUV and makes the perfect 'all around' family companion. Exceptional in every sense of the word, this incredibly low mileage vehicle is one of a kind. This Burgandy Hyundai is clean and shiny exterior makes it look like it came straight from the factory. The 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe compares very favorably against the Honda CR-V and Toyota Highlander, offering a choice of V6 engines at a price point where the Japanese competition only offer four-cylinder motors. There is plenty of safety equipment, the driving dynamics are first rate, and the interior is both nicely finished and quiet. Taxes, tags, processing fee of $899 and dealer installed accessories additional.
Hyundai Santa Fe 2008 GLS 4dr SUV AWD (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
135,180 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Santa Fe
GLS
Dotcom Auto
8.3 mi away
List$5,555
Est.Loan: $114/mo
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Hyundai Santa Fe 2008 Limited 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
95,702 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Santa Fe
Limited
List$8,749
Est.Loan: $179/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
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Dealer Notes
Clean Carfax, One Owner! Nicely equipped with Leather, Heated Seats, Automatic Climate Control, Power Drivers Seat, and much more! Don't miss this excellently priced Santa Fe, come by and see it for yourself today!
Hyundai Santa Fe 2008 GLS 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
164,714 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Santa Fe
GLS
List$4,988
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Fair Deal!
$137 Below Market
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Hyundai Santa Fe 2008 Limited 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
103,000 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Santa Fe
Limited
Carplex
18.9 mi away
List$7,995
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Hyundai Santa Fe 2008 Limited 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
133,919 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Santa Fe
Limited
(2)
Ideal Buick GMC
25.5 mi away
List$7,995
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Fair Deal!
$220 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
Ideal Buick Inc. has a wide selection of exceptional pre-owned vehicles to choose from, including this 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe. When you purchase a vehicle with the CARFAX Buyback Guarantee, you're getting what you paid for. Do so much more with one vehicle. This Hyundai Santa Fe gives you everything you need an automobile to be. You've found the one you've been looking for. Your dream car. The 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe compares very favorably against the Honda CR-V and Toyota Highlander, offering a choice of V6 engines at a price point where the Japanese competition only offer four-cylinder motors. There is plenty of safety equipment, the driving dynamics are first rate, and the interior is both nicely finished and quiet. Our Dealership has built a reputation on providing courteous, honest service. Our customers appreciate the way we do business, and we know you will too. Ideal Buick GMC of Frederick (aka Ideal Auto Group) has been serving the community since 1908. We strive to offer our customers the finest vehicles in America at competitive prices with an unrelenting drive to ensure that every customer is completely satisfied.
Hyundai Santa Fe 2008 SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
101,472 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Santa Fe
SE
Royal Pike Motors
38.6 mi away
List$7,990
Est.Loan: $163/mo
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Hyundai Santa Fe 2008 Limited 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
123,527 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Santa Fe
Limited
List$8,185
Est.Loan: $167/mo
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Dealer Notes
Call: 410-401-4040 Text: 410-262-5757  Buy with confidence! Every vehicle is CERTIFIED and comes with a 6 MONTHS / 6000 MILE WARRANTY as well as a 5-DAY EXCHANGE POLICY
Hyundai Santa Fe 2008
118,112 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Santa Fe
GLS
List$7,400
Est.Loan: $151/mo
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Hyundai Santa Fe 2008 SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
69,246 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Santa Fe
SE
Haker Auto Sales
43.5 mi away
List$9,895
Est.Loan: $202/mo
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Hyundai Santa Fe 2008
69,091 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Santa Fe
Bob Bell Genesis
47.8 mi away
List$13,500
Est.Loan: $276/mo
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Hyundai Santa Fe 2008 Limited 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
94,789 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Santa Fe
Limited
BMW of Annapolis
54.2 mi away
List$7,991
Est.Loan: $163/mo
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Hyundai Santa Fe 2008 Limited 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
44,986 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Santa Fe
Limited
(3)
Norris Ford
55.4 mi away
List$11,995
Est.Loan: $245/mo
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Dealer Notes
Clean CARFAX. White 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe FWD 5-Speed Automatic with Shiftronic 3.3L V6 DOHC Recent Arrival!
Hyundai Santa Fe 2008 GLS 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
97,917 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Santa Fe
GLS
List$7,412
Est.Loan: $152/mo
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Hyundai Santa Fe 2008 Limited 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
79,854 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Santa Fe
Limited
Bob Wade Lincoln
87.4 mi away
List$9,660
Est.Loan: $198/mo
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Dealer Notes
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Hyundai Santa Fe 2008 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
123,265 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Santa Fe
Limited
List$7,999
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Fair Deal!
$220 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
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Hyundai Santa Fe 2008 GLS 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
61,945 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Santa Fe
GLS
List$8,988
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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Hyundai Santa Fe 2008 SE 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
85,046 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Santa Fe
SE
List$8,576
Est.Loan: $175/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

High on value, safety and amenities, the 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe is a very good choice for a midsize crossover SUV.

vehicle overview

One of the fastest growing and most popular vehicle types recently, midsize crossover SUVs have become America's favored choice for family transportation. Better driving and more fuel efficient than traditional truck-based sport utilities and hipper than minivans, these vehicles are well suited for daily life. One particularly well-executed and value-laden example is the 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe.

Coming off a full redesign last year, the latest Santa Fe is roomier, more powerful and more luxurious in feel than before, with a better balance between ride and handling dynamics. Especially relevant for families, its stiffer body structure also contributes to a greater margin of safety, as evidenced by its impressive crash test scores. More rakish-looking and with a longer wheelbase, the Santa Fe now features more room in every direction, plus the option of third-row seating. It's clear that cabin design was a major focus for Hyundai this time around, as the Santa Fe boasts an attractive layout constructed of high-quality materials. Underneath, this light-duty hauler has most bases covered with two available V6 engines and the option of front- or all-wheel drive.

Overall, there's a lot to like about Hyundai's midsize crossover. It looks luxurious both inside and out and might even be confused for a Lexus. The list of standard equipment is impressive, especially when one factors in price. If there's a downside, it's that the Santa Fe isn't as pleasurable to drive as other top models in this segment. As such, shoppers with a priority for driver enjoyment might want to look at the Mazda CX-7, Mitsubishi Outlander or Toyota RAV4 V6. But the majority of families who simply desire a spacious midsize SUV that packs lots of value -- including great warranty coverage -- will be well served by the 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe.

trim levels & features

The 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe midsize crossover sport-utility is available in three trim levels: base GLS, SE and Limited. The GLS starts off with 16-inch alloy wheels, full power accessories, keyless entry, cruise control and a CD/MP3 player. The midlevel SE trim features a larger V6 engine, 18-inch alloy wheels, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, automatic headlights, a trip computer and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls. The top-of-the-line Santa Fe Limited adds leather upholstery, heated front seats, a power driver seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, a sunroof and a premium Infinity audio system with a six-CD changer.

Some of the Limited's extra features are offered as options on the GLS and SE. Other options include a third-row seat with auxiliary rear climate controls, Bluetooth and towing preparation. An optional navigation system and a rear-seat entertainment system are offered on the Santa Fe Limited only.

performance & mpg

Santa Fe GLS models come with a 2.7-liter V6 that produces 185 horsepower and 183 pound-feet of torque. The SE and Limited feature a larger 3.3-liter V6 good for 242 hp and 226 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is standard with the base engine, and a four-speed automatic is optional. The larger V6 comes standard with a five-speed automatic transmission.

All Santa Fe models are offered with either front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive powertrains. The electronically controlled AWD system automatically routes power to the wheels with the best traction. For improved performance in slippery or off-road conditions, a driver-selectable AWD lock provides a fixed 50/50 torque split between front and rear wheels. Properly equipped, the Santa Fe can tow up to 3,500 pounds. EPA-estimated fuel economy is pretty much identical for both engines; a 2008 AWD model with the 3.3-liter V6 has a 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway rating, about average for this segment.

safety

The 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe offers an impressive array of standard safety features including antilock disc brakes (with brake assist), traction control, stability control, front seat side airbags, full-length head curtain airbags and active front-seat head restraints. In government crash tests, the Santa Fe received a perfect five stars for protection in frontal and side impacts. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing, the Santa Fe earned a "Top Safety Pick" award and the highest possible rating of "Good" in both frontal-offset and side-impact tests.

driving

The 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe is perfectly adequate for daily suburban duty, but certain aspects of the driving experience are disappointing. The small V6 in the base GLS model works hard at times to deal with moving this 2-ton SUV. We suggest stepping up to the SE and Limited's larger V6 if you're planning on regularly hauling passengers or cargo. The five-speed automatic transmission coupled with this engine generally works well, though at times it can be slow to downshift for quick passing or merging maneuvers.

On the move, the Santa Fe's handling is predictable and safe. The highway ride can be overly harsh at times on models equipped with the 18-inch wheels. We've also taken issue with brake pedal feel; it can be a bit soft during hard braking, and overall braking distances on a Santa Fe we tested were longer than average for this class of vehicle.

interior

Hyundai focused on interior design with the second-generation Santa Fe, and it shows, with an attractive dashboard and quality materials throughout. The Santa Fe can seat up to seven passengers with the optional third-row seat. Like most models in this segment, however, it's really only suitable for children. The second row is notably above average in terms of comfort.

The split rear seats can be folded flat in both rows, and the Santa Fe splits the difference between smaller and larger crossover SUVs with 78 cubic feet of maximum cargo room. Upscale touches like blue instrument lighting and adjustable B-pillar air vents create an inviting atmosphere. The driving position can be awkward for some, as the front seats are mounted overly high, and the short bottom cushions offer minimal thigh support for taller adults.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe.

Best SUV for your dollar
boxman_okc, 5/29/2011
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
Anthony Lupo, 7/13/2010
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
Tessa, 7/12/2015
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.
Great Family Hauler
Anthony Edu, 3/15/2015
Owned the car brand new for about 7 years now and so far it has been good to us. A few recalls were taken care of warranty but one major repair expense outside of warranty was the rack and pinion ($1k/incld labor) since it was leaking heavily from the passenger side. Also, there are traces of oil leaking from the head valve gaskets after 90k. Regular oil maintenance for both engine and transmission have been done religiously according to recommended intervals. I'm expecting to pay another $1k @100k for spark plug and valve cover gasket replacement work. It seems that these cars were designed to crap out after warranty and when you're done paying off the loan...SMH Update as of 3/16/17: (~120k) Despite the issues we've experienced in the past. Our car is still going strong and still our daily driver that fits our family's needs. Keeping up with the regular maintenance makes sure of that. This vehicle goes out on 8 hour road trips through the mountains at least twice a year and haven't had to use AAA yet. (Knocks on wood) :-) Update as of 3/2018: Car is still running smooth. Rear shocks need replacing but that is from normal wear and tear. The gas gauge experienced problems and after replacing the fuel sender units the gauge still does not read properly. Besides those issues the car still runs and I believe we will run this car to the ground despite the important convenience of having to know how much of gas you have left in your tank accurately. SMH
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Features & Specs

MPG
18 city / 24 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
185 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
17 city / 23 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
185 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
17 city / 24 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
242 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
17 city / 24 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
242 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

More about the 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe
Used 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe Overview

The Used 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include GLS 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A), GLS 4dr SUV AWD (2.7L 6cyl 4A), Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl 5A), SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl 5A), GLS 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5M), Limited 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A), GLS 4dr SUV AWD (2.7L 6cyl 5M), and SE 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A).

What's a good price on a Used 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe?

Save up to $225 on one of 18 Used 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $4,988 as of08/15/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from2 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited is priced between $7,991 and$11,995 with odometer readings between 44986 and133919 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS is priced between $4,988 and$8,988 with odometer readings between 61945 and164714 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe SE is priced between $7,990 and$9,895 with odometer readings between 69246 and101472 miles.

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