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Colorado commuter by Mstsk on 09/26/2012. Trim: 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T AWD, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Great new styling. Extremely quiet. Intuitive center console controls. Bluetooth audio and phone. Upgraded sound system is terrific! Hardly any turbo lag. Lots of updated electronics. Rear heated seats. Panoramic moon roof. Push button start. Hyundai's Bluelink.
Cons: No power lift gate or HID lights available.
Overall review: Traded in my Toyota Rav4 V-6 for this Hyundai. Was not looking for a new car, but the new styling was too good to pass up! Not quite the same get up and go as the Rav4, but the turbo has enough oomph to push you back into your seat. The ride is extremely quiet and the vehicle feels well controlled on the freeway. Passing power is excellent. The updated navigation is a real improvement. Available Hyundai Bluelink and Sirius XM stereo are nice luxuries. The panoramic moonroof is a lot of fun. The heated seats in both front and rear will be very welcome come winter. With all the extras that Hyundai put into this vehicle, I'm surprised that they did not include a power lift gate. Maybe on a future model? Overall, very happy with this purchase. Thought I would miss the Rav4, but I don't. Have received the most questions and stares from drivers of Mercedes...go figure! Can't wait to see how the AWD handles the snow this winter.
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Colorado Communter - update by mstsk on 12/12/2012. Trim: 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T AWD, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Have now driven almost 6K miles. Still loving all the luxuries packed into this vehicle. Power is more than ample, 12 speaker stereo pumps out 550 watts, extremely quiet - even when the moon roof is propped open. A couple of small snow showers prove that this vehicle handles slick conditions very well. Still waiting for a significant snowfall to see how it handles deeper snow. Averaging 24.4 mpg in mixed driving (this is at altitude, in extremely hilly terrain and on 85 octane gasoline) - more than 2 mpg more than I got with the Rav4-V6. Truly a pleasure to drive!
Cons: The acceleration curve is not linear and takes bit of getting used to. Not horrible, just an extra surge when the turbo kicks in off the starting line. As I stated in my previous review, there is hardly any turbo lag, so this happens very quickly. Once you get used to it, it's easy to adjust for it. Some minor tweaks to the programming will probably fix this. Still wish there was a power lift gate. I understand Hyndai's engineers wanting to save weight, but let's face it, Santa Fe drivers don't purchase the vehicle for its 0-60 time. We get it because it's a great, reliable vehicle, nice looking and we get a lot of bang for the buck.
Overall review: Love this vehicle more and more each day. The technology package is well worth the extra expense. Everything works exceptionally well. For those who are concerned about the lack of daytime running lights, I have found that turning on the parking lights keeps the position lights on (those eyebrow looking lights over the headlamps). Just manually turn on the headlights at dusk (I think the auto headlamps take too long to turn on, anyway).
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Crossover With Attitude, Performace Without Sacrificing MPG by Saint Pat on 10/16/2012. Trim: 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T FWD, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: 2.0T Turbo Sport: Extremely Well Designed Interior. Seats A Huge Step Up From Previous Santa Fe. Very Comforable & Quite Ride. Handeling Is Quick & Responsive. Just 1,200 Miles So Far & MPG Is Averiging 24-25. Can Get 32 On Highway. Voice Controls Work Well, Without The Need To Repeat Yourself 5 Times Before Blue-Link Understands You. Back-Up Camera Is Clear & Accurate W/ Distances. Power Is More Than Adequate & Even In ECO Mode Is Snappy & Responsive, Without Hesitation. Steering Modes Are A Must, As It Takes A Little Time To Get Used To Santa Fe's Quick Responsiveness. Digital Dash Information Very Reliable & Useful Info Is Available For Improving Your Driving Habits To Increase MPG.
Cons: Power Tailgate, Crome Wheels, Not Available On 5 Passenger Models
Overall review: This Is My 4th Hyundai And 2nd Santa Fe. Hyundai Has Hit The Mark W/ Turbo Sport, Styling, Creature Comforts Performance & Finally Class Leading MPG. If This Crossover Isn't A 10 It's Real Close!
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Hyundai does it again. Hyundai is the new Honda. by dr.rob on 09/22/2012. Trim: 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T AWD, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: What a great ride!!! It feels like a performance car but its an suv.
Cons: No HID headlight and daytime running lights.
Overall review: Great car worth buying.
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A dissapointment by Wisconsin Wife & Mom on 10/18/2012. Trim: 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T AWD.
Pros: It is a good looking vehicle and comfortable.
Cons: I am extremely disappointed that it does not have running lights. Hyundai has them on cars -- why not on their suv's as a lot of their competition does? I am also very disappointed that you cannot order a power tailgate. This could easily be an option.
Overall review: Overall a nice vehicle but does not offer features that the competition does. Driving lights have proven to be a huge safety feature and the lack of them will keep me from buying a Santa Fe.
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