An excellent SUV for the money!
There have been absolutely no mechanical problems with this car, so far.
I've found that the gas mileage in this vehicle varies widely depending on how you drive it. Mine varies from a low of 16.5 to a high of 22.5 MPG. If you go easy on the gas pedal your mileage will be OK.
The Santa Fe is extremely comfortable and rides very nicely for an SUV.
The 4WD (it's really AWD) handles well in heavy rain and on moderately snowy road surfaces.
The amenities you get in the Santa Fe are numerous and quite nice considering the price paid.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th February, 2005