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Best bang for your buck
By king_james on
Vehicle2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
ReviewI got the Santa Fe with a trade-in, and the total cost was about 29K (before trade) with the warranty/gap/taxes etc. Although I did not get a package like the sunroof, leather interior, rear view camera, gps, etc., I think the base model is still a great deal for the money I spent. I need an awd due to my location, and this vehicle is the best option out there for this price. I also checked options like Ford, Nissan, Mazda and Honda, and I would have to spend an extra 5-10K just to get the same level of comfort/performance from the other brands.
Best FeaturesPerformance! I get 264 hp and 269 lb-ft torque out of a 4 banger. 0-60 is not 8-9 seconds like incompetent magazines mention, it is around 6.5-7, depending on the road and driver. This vehicle will smoke V-6 cars and SUVs. The steering is not as bad as people complain, put it on "Sport" and leave it there. You get the best handling on that setting.
Worst FeaturesI wish Hyundai would offer HID/Xenon options on these vehicles. Actually the vehicles in ads seem to be equipped with HIDs. And please less chrome next time. I am spending a fortune on Wraptivo to cover up all the bling.
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