Sep 01, 2008
Reviewed By Paul Duchene
Price as Tested $32,165

Crisp redesign of goofy original Santa Fe – looks like a larger Tucson. Leather interior, w/heated seats, satellite radio, intelligent navigation/CD/climate control displays, reasonable back seat, or room to carry a bale of hay, 3.3-liter V6/5-speed automatic delivers adequate power smoothly.


Priced right at top of very competitive market. Appalling gas mileage for small-to-medium SUV (they claim 24 highway, I got 20)


I had this pegged as a bargain around $27,000, so $32,000 was a Toyota-sized shock. The mileage was the coup de grace. 20 mpg highway can be approached by a Ford Excursion. Bang the gong, please.

Fun to Drive
1.5 rating
Fun to Look at
4.0 rating
Overall Experience
2.0 rating
EPA Mileage 20-24 mpg

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