2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Consumer Review: Bad to the Bone

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Bad to the Bone
By backtoblack1 on


2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


Bought the 2.0T after an extensive search and reading reviews. Test drove the 2013 Equinox, Grand Cherokee, Highlander, RDX, Pathfinder, and Edge and Escape. All were good vehicles but the 2.0T was the most impressive - size, space, speed, gas mileage, amenities, looks and at a decent price. Out the box the 2.0T is an excellent redesign. I am getting about 24 mpg combined after about 700 miles but my goal is to get closer to or exceed the EPA estimated 27 mpg by playing more with the ECO setting. Took a road trip of about 500 miles last weekend and the 2.0T never struggled (no whining at all) when going up hills or passing vehicles going up hills at 75 -80 mph…I was thoroughly impressed.

Best Features

Pros: heated stereo wheel and heated rear leather seats, backup camera with green-yellow-red warning lines is extremely accurate, Blue Link telematics, push button start, proximity key, premium leather seats, panoramic sunroof, navigation system / infinity logic stereo / XM radio / Bluetooth are very intuitive

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Cons: Steering can be improved for all modes but you will get use to it (sport mode is the most responsive), no power liftgate, seat memory selections, or roof rails available with panoramic sunroof
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