2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Consumer Review: nice interior, poor mileage

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe - Consumer Review

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nice interior, poor mileage
By wkottas on


2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


After looking at several different SUVs, we decided upon the Sante Fe.
You will be challenged to find a different SUV with the options provided on the Sante Fe.
The passengers in the back also have heated seats that they control; very nice.
The steering is crazy sensitive, and the mpg is no where close to the advertised or what is displayed on the dash; do the math! (#miles / #gal put in).
Overall, disappointed Hyundai STILL having mileage issues.
I commute weekly (120 miles round trip).
The average mpg shown on the dash is always higher than the actual by 3-5mpg!
Been to shop multiple times and dealer agrees there is a problem. overall, I average 22mpg

Best Features

interior design, dual temp control, rear passenger heater seats

Worst Features

provide memory seat positions for driver, improve mpg, correct mpg shown on dash (as it drastically over states the actual), steering is VERY sensitive Correct the mpg displayed on the dash; dash overstates actual mpg by 3-5mpg. Dealer states is unable to correct; no fix in sight from Hyundai
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By jd1972
on 06/26/13 08:04 AM (PDT)

Well in the video review it claims that the combined is 22mpg's for the Sante Fe....I don't understand why people are saying there mileage is not correct...let's face it...it's all about how you drive. I have a 2011 Hyundai and it gets the mileage as advertised...sometimes better....I just don't get it...There have been lots of complaints about gas mileage on Hyundai's. I have 3 other vehicles and none of them always get exactly what they claim. If you live in a flat area then your mileage would be better than someone that lives in the mountains....it's common sense.

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By jeremyz
on 05/07/13 10:32 AM (PDT)

Do you have the standard 4cyl with front wheel drive. I am interested in this vehicle and the CX-5 but concerned about the gas mileage. Please let me know the engine and drive that is netting you 22mpg and is this a lot of city driving.

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