2005 Hyundai Santa Fe Information

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Hyundai Santa Fe

2001-2006 Hyundai Santa Fe

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In an ocean of vehicles – 60 different and counting – the Hyundai Fe stands out on its apart-from-the-pack looks and for the buck.

The simple fact is the Fe is nearly instantly recognizable and in typical Hyundai fashion, of standard content.

An extension of the car platform, the 2005 Santa Fe is no available with a 138-horsepower four-cylinder.

Since the new Tucson has the picture, the Santa Fe is moving up-market.

The standard powertrain for the GLS is a 170-horsepower 2.7-liter V6.

Optional on model, but standard on the Limited is a 3.5-liter V6 that’s coupled to a automatic transmission.

The Santa 4×4 system is of the viscous-coupling that dispatches up to 40 per cent of torque to the rear wheels conditions require extra

Despite its relatively low entry (up about $3,000 with the of the four-cylinder model), the Santa Fe with air conditioning, side-impact CD stereo, power windows, and heated mirrors as well as disc brakes and alloy

With chunky, angular (updated for 2005), more eight inches of ground a utilitarian wagon body dual liftgate and lengthy warranty, this is a practical with a tight bottom and a style all its own.

The 2006 Santa Fe offers a consumer-friendly of space, comfort, features, and value that make it a SUV worth considering.

Introduced for the model year, the Hyundai Fe cuts to the heart of what American SUV buyers really — the ride and handling of a car melded with the styling and seating position of a truck. At the time, it’s big on value. priced to match compact like the Tribute and RAV4, the Fe is based on Hyundai’s previous-generation sedan platform, which that it’s technically a SUV and accordingly offers more for passengers and cargo.

Like other Hyundai this one is packed with standard features and comes a strong standard warranty. And the Fe’s crash test have generally been good. The Sante Fe is now in the sixth of its model cycle, but Hyundai has continual improvements over the to keep it competitive among SUVs.

Most significant these was the arrival of a 3.5-liter V6 and a automatic transmission, a combination vastly improved its acceleration. equipped with all-wheel this Hyundai SUV can handle dirt roads, but it’s not a off-roader like the Xterra or However, we would certainly the 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe to the consumer looking for a good on a family vehicle that have any serious faults.

Styles, Trim Levels and

The four-door Hyundai Santa Fe is in GLS and Limited trims. Standard on the GLS includes side airbags; air power windows, mirrors and a CD player; 16-inch alloy a full-size spare tire; an rearview mirror; and foglights. on the GLS include a power sunroof and a sound system with an CD changer.

The Monsoon stereo standard on the high-line Limited, with automatic climate a power driver seat, upholstery, heated seats and a computer.

Powertrains and Performance:

The GLS comes standard with a V6 rated at 170 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of it’s paired with a automatic transmission. Optional on the GLS and on the Limited is a 3.5-liter V6 good for 200 hp and 219 of torque. This engine with a five-speed automatic. front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models are on this Hyundai SUV.

Although the smaller V6 is rated for up to 26 mpg on the the 3.5-liter turns in poor numbers for a small SUV application just 16-17 mpg in the city and on the highway.


Four-wheel disc brakes, traction and side airbags (for occupants) are standard on all models. In crash tests, the Hyundai Fe received four out of five for driver protection in frontal and five stars for the front Side-impact testing resulted in a rating for front- and rear-passenger

In frontal-offset crash testing by the IIHS, the Santa Fe received a rating (the highest in IIHS side-impact testing, it an Acceptable rating (the highest).

Interior Design and Features:

Inside, the Hyundai Fe offers reasonable accommodations for and a 29.4-cubic-foot cargo bay; down the 60/40-split rear and you get a generous 78 cubes. The cabin a sharp two-tone color and feels high in quality, as has fitted it with low-gloss and solid switchgear. The seats are but legroom can be a bit tight for adults in and unlike the Equinox and CR-V, the Fe doesn’t offer fore/aft for its rear bench.


The 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe has what most family-oriented want: adequate power and a quiet ride. Its handling provoke little excitement but you’re a driving enthusiast, you won’t mind the soft If you opt for an AWD Sante Fe. you’ll have a all-weather family vehicle.


Traction control and brakes become standard on all Fe models for 2006. The larger of two compact SUVs is available in two levels. A base GLS model The top-line LX model is renamed

Both have front-wheel or all-wheel drive without gearing. GLS comes standard a 2.7-liter V6 and a 4-speed automatic A 3.5-liter V6 with a 5-speed is standard on Limited, optional on Both transmissions include a shift gate.

Front airbags and antilock 4-wheel brakes with traction are standard on all models. Hyundai’s is among the industry’s longest: basic, 10/100,000 powertrain.

Consumer Guide® Automotive each vehicle into one of 17 based on size, price, and position. Among utility Compact SUVs are the least and offer the best fuel Most utilize a car-type and are not designed for heavy-duty, off-road

Nearly all are five-passenger vehicles.

Our Buys include Ford Honda CR-V, Mazda and Mercury Mariner. Our Recommended are Honda Element, Hyundai Jeep Liberty, Kia Sportage, and Forester.

Suzuki Grand and Toyota Rav4 are new or significantly


Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai will a new Santa Fe for 2006–and a new plant Montgomery, Alabama to build it. The is based on Hyundai’s redesigned Sonata sedan. due in the first of ’05. Sources say the new Santa Fe be more a true midsize SUV V6 power only, available seating, more upscale and higher prices.

It aims at the Murano, Toyota Highlander and car-based crossovers in the low- to bracket.

Santa Fe’s move makes room for a new entry-level SUV. the 2005 Tucson. on Hyundai’s Elantra compact it’s a 5-passenger 4-dr front-wheel drive or optional AWD in trim levels. The base GL a 140-hp 2.0-liter 4-cyl manual or automatic transmission.

Fe’s 2.7-liter V6 furnishes 173 hp in the GLS and top-line LX and includes automatic. All include front side and head-protecting front/rear curtain airbags, plus air conditioning, windows and locks, and heated mirrors. V6 models add tire-pressure and CD stereo. Options include ABS traction control, leather and heated front seats.

The AWD normally powers the front but can send up to 50 percent power aft if a dashboard button locks in a split. Tucson is sized to the rival Ford Escape and CR-V, measuring 170.3 long, about 71 inches and some 66 inches high on a wheelbase. Hyundai pegs cargo volume at 39.9 cu. ft. Kia division will offer a with some differences in and features, probably under the nameplate.

Prices won’t be until just before the date, but one source suggests a range for Tucson.

Besides a Santa Fe. Hyundai will offer a larger 2006 SUV at the likes of Ford Explorer and Pilot. We think this turn out to be a retrimmed Kia Sorento. because the ’06 Sorento is for a number of changes, including a new V6, 5-speed automatic transmission, rear suspension, and likely a model with 3-row for up to 7 or 8.


Hyundai Santa Fe. standard equipment boosts

The competent Santa Fe compact is an even greater value for with its extensive list of convenience, safety, and trim The styling has been revised for with a new grille, refined cladding, new tail lights, and a new bumper. Santa Fe looks for the outdoors, and its tall seating and generous cargo capacity add to its

The Santa Fe drives well on and off roads with decent and good brakes. The 2.7-liter and V6 engines both deliver acceleration, particularly in front-wheel-drive The four-wheel-drive system available the 2.7-liter engine works for light off-road duty.

A new controlled all-wheel-drive system with the 3.5-liter engine solid footing for more off-road and bad weather conditions. The engine comes with a automatic transmission, an unexpected of refinement for this class.

air bags are standard. GLS and LX versions with a 218-watt Monsoon Best of all, the Santa Fe is by Hyundai’s long and comprehensive making it one of the most attractive SUV’s on the market.

They say you get you pay for, but with the Hyundai Fe it seems like you get a little

The Hyundai Santa Fe is available in two levels: GLS and LX. Both levels standard with front-wheel Four-wheel drive is available on models ($1500).

Santa Fe GLS is powered by a 2.7-liter V6 engine, to a four-speed automatic transmission Shiftronic manual shift GLS comes standard with a list of features, including air tinted privacy glass, windows and door locks, power-adjustable heated mirrors, control, keyless entry with alarm, roof side rails, new-for-2005 alloy wheels, fog lights, intermittent wiper with contrasting bodyside cladding and 218-watt Monsoon AM/FM/CD with six speakers, leather-wrapped wheel, carpeted floor a cargo net and retractable cargo and a first aid kit (comprising sunscreen, ivy balm, bandages, and a thermal

GLS is also available with a V6 engine ($22,099) with automatic transmission with manual override.

The GLS can be upgraded an in-dash six-CD changer for the ($395), and a Convenience Package including fully automatic control, and a photochromic auto-dimming rear view mirror Homelink programmable transmitter. A tilt/slide sunroof with ($750) is also available.

Fe LX ($23,499) comes standard leather upholstery and the 3.5-liter V6 and Shiftronic automatic transmission, all of the GLS plus automatic air conditioning, front seats, a Homelink an electrochromic rear-view mirror, the stereo with an in-dash changer, chrome door and brushed-stainless scuff plates’. the power sliding glass ($750).

Safety features on all Fe models include four-wheel brakes, an anti-lock braking with traction control, front airbags and front-seat side air bags.

All Hyundais with one of the best warranty/service in the business: 10 years/100,000 miles on the five-years/60,000 miles bumper-to-bumper, miles on corrosion, and 24-hour assistance for five-years with mileage.

The Hyundai Santa Fe is fun to particularly the V6 front-wheel-drive models. The all-mechanical four-wheel-drive system traction in slippery conditions, but a burden on the 2.7-liter V6 engine. The system available with the engine should work

If you’re in the market for a compact the exceptionally well-equipped Hyundai Fe. with its attractive styling and manners, may be just what looking for.

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