2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L from North America
Versatile, reliable vehicle that handles all sorts of driving well
Crankshaft position sensor failed at 132000 miles, left front wheel bearing at 142000 miles. No other costs except routine maintenance, brakes and tires.
This is a 4 wheel drive SUV. It handles well in snow and adverse conditions, but is comfortable in highway driving. The seats and lumbar support adjustments for driver and passenger make long drives comfortable. I regularly drive this car from Boston to Tampa FL. The cargo space is generous and adaptable to loads with the folding rear seatbacks. I also tow a boat trailer without issue.
The Monsoon audio is fantastic! The air conditioner is the best of any car I have ever driven. I reasonably think this car will go 300,000 miles. I average 24 MPG highway, which is 90% of my driving.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th August, 2016