2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.4 from North America

Model year2013
Year of manufacture2012
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired25 miles
Most recent distance3000 miles
Previous carJeep Wrangler


Nice car, poor accessories availability


Don't buy a Hyundai Santa Fe if you plan on carrying anything on the roof, such as a surf board or luggage, or any other large item, as there are no roof cross rails available from Hyundai. It has been over 6 months since the Santa Fe was released, and yet no answer on the cross rails. The Santa Fe brochure shows a picture of a Santa Fe with the cross rails installed and carrying a surf board, but none are available, and there's no reason why.

General Comments:

I like my Santa Fe, and if I could get the roof rails that I already paid for, I would give it a high rating, but as it is, it is useless to me, as it does not do what I bought it for, which is to transport my toys (surf boards, bicycles etc) to where I need to go. If I had known that the rails would not be available, I would not have bought this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 21st February, 2013

18th Mar 2013, 01:40

If roof rails were such an important feature to have, should this have been confirmed before the purchase of the vehicle?

18th Mar 2014, 19:23

Kia design is based on their new Audi executive.

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review