2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Consumer Review: No rear heat

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe - Consumer Review

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No rear heat
By cater2u on


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


I love this SUV....but there is an engineering flaw with the rear seat heating. The seats are heated, but the vents will only blow cold air from under the front seats. The manual even says that the heat is reduced in the rear, and to keep the rear side vents closed in the winter. You can get heat from the side vents, but cold air is always blowing on your toes. For a $37,000 SUV with every option, this should not happen. The dealer told me there was nothing they could do to fix it.

My mileage in ECO Mode is 21 combined using winter gas. It should get better using summer gas.

Hatchback is hard to open and is not assised very much. No power option or inside release.

No memory seats.

Best Features

Ride, performance, style, controls, NAV, great stereo

Worst Features

FIX THE HEATING ISSUES FOR THE REAR PASSENGERS. Memory seat option for Sport model Passenger power seat only goes F-R Regular clock...not tied into NAV screen
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