61Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai Santa Fe

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61Hyundai Santa Fe
3.9

136 reviews

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Build Quality
3.7
Value for Money
3.7
Cleaning & Maintenance
3.8
Noise Level
3.6
Braking
4.1
Acceleration / Power
3.9
Gear Shifting
3.9
Suspension
3.9
Fuel Efficiency
3.8
Handling
4.0
Interior Design
4.2
Boot Size
4.3
Comfort
4.2
Features
4.1

Reviews

136 reviews
Lisa N.
Lisa N.
  Santa Fe

Beautiful Sante Fe Elite

Beautiful car, the best we’ve ever owned.

Lovely to drive. Very comfortable and loads of room. Decided on Sante Fe over a kluger as seemed less bulky to drive but roomier inside. Fits both our kids massive car seats comfortably and loads boot space.

Heaps of cool features and new car warranty. Great fuel economy. Powerful and comfortable for long trips.
Overall super happy with our purchase. Show details

Brendan
BrendanSouth East Queensland, QLD4 posts
  Santa Fe
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Alex
AlexMetropolitan Adelaide, SA
  Santa Fe DM Active
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Sascha E.
Sascha E.2 posts
  Santa Fe

Hyundai Paint Failure

We have bought a second hand, white, MY 19 Hyundai Santa Fe from a car dealer in 2021. All in all we were quite happy with the car. Until the paint started flaking off. I was shocked when I recognised large pieces just pealing off. After doing some research, I found that our car is not an isolated case. In fact there are thousands of cases all over the world. There has been a class action in Canada. Also one in Australia regarding dodgy paint, but only for Hyundai i20's. We did start the process with the local Hyundai dealer. Booked in the car to get assessed and a claim put together to send to Hyundai. We are not very hopeful, after reading other people's struggles to get this issue rectified.
Cameron
CameronSydney, NSW131 posts
  Santa Fe TM AWD Diesel 2.2L CRDi Highlander
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THE EXPERT HONDA MECHANI
THE EXPERT HONDA MECHANISydney, NSW4 posts
  Santa Fe DM Elite
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DJB
DJBPerth, WA10 posts
  Verified Santa Fe FWD 3.5L Petrol V6 Highlander

Great car

We have had 3 previous Santa Fe’s and never had a single issue. Upgraded from my diesel to a 2020 (December - plated Jan 2021) and have had no problems at all. The speed zone and your driving speed is reflected to the lower portion of the windscreen, which took a little getting use to, but I really enjoy that now. I drive a total of 3 hours a day for school run and have so far found it to be very efficient. It is spacious, and feels luxurious inside, with leather seating, heating to the seats and steering wheel, a wireless charging pad. I’m really loving the upgrade. Highly recommended. Show details
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Rachel
RachelGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
  Santa Fe TM 2WD Petrol 3.5L MPi Elite

Hyundai santa fe 2018

I have had my santa fe hyundai on the road only owner from 23/ February 2019.Cars been serviced and cared for .car started making knocking sound an Was using alot of oil.My santa fe now needs a new engine at my cost .I will never buy a Hyundai car again.Its had plenty of problems and was not worth the money paid for .customer service was not good only want to sell cars not maintain them. Show details
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Kyle J.
Kyle J.Illawarra, NSW
  Santa Fe TM AWD Diesel 2.2L CRDi Active

Paint peels off!!! class action lawsuits in other countries. Do Not Buy a hyundai!!

Effects all hyundai's as far back as 2006!!. Bought a 2018 hyundai santa fe 2 weeks ago. Has been driven by my wife 3 times, hasent even been washed yet and the paint has started to peel off the roof!!! The car is only 5 years old and has 110,000ks on it. There are multiple class action law suits against hyundai for this in other countries but none in Aus atm. I have booked it to go back to the dealer and have filed a complaint with hyundai so we shall see what happens but from what I've read it is unlikely they will fix it.. furious is an understatement. Show details
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AndyMid North Coast, NSW2 posts
  Santa Fe DM Highlander

Good car but a few issues

Bought 2nd hand with 100k on the clock and then electronic brake failed then after 150k the harmonic balancer failed. The head lights are not bright at all. Great fuel economy and love the 7 seats. Show details
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Anon.
Anon.
  Santa Fe DM Elite

Airbag warning light - Clock Spring - $856

Airbag warning light on intermittently. Service Scan and Clock Spring replacement cost $856(Arncliffe nsw). Santa Fe 2014 model, on 101,000 kms, cost not covered under extended warranty.21/7/2023. Show details
Paul M.
Paul M.Greater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
  Santa Fe DM Active X
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Sunny O.
Sunny O.4 posts
  Santa Fe TM AWD Diesel 2.2L CRDi Elite

Fit and Finish of this car is terrible and Hyundai Australia don't seem bothered

I purchased this vehicle at the beginning of this year. Upon picking up the car I found the front door trims misaligned with the dash. It is glaringly obvious the door trim needs to be moved about 5 to 7 mm to create a neat finish. When I asked the dealership they didn't seem to bother. They requested I report that to Hyundai which I did, only to be told this is normal. In my opinion, this is very ordinary for a vehicle costing almost $60k. Show details
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Lawrence and Miseon
Lawrence and MiseonPerth, WA2 posts
  Santa Fe TM AWD Diesel 2.2L CRDi Highlander

So great family car. Definitely recommending

Love Santafe. It's my first Hyundai 7seat car. So comfortable seat and handling is also amazing. Tirelessly driving so long time. Really enjoy driving (I hate driving around) also, many time save me from small accident so feel safe with this car. GREAT CAR Show details
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peter.capp
peter.cappSouth East Queensland, QLD3 posts
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Questions & Answers

Donald Arrol Byrne
Donald Arrol Byrne · Santa Fe TM AWD Diesel (2018-2023)

Hi, I have a 2009 Ford XR6 Falcon sedan using petrol and LPG, in good order and condition, 190,000 kms - its fitted with Hayman 2300kg tow gear and an electric brake control system for trailer/caravan towing - its been reliable and very economical to run on LPG - used to tow an 18ft dual axle pop-top caravan weighing about 1850kg max when loaded - the Falcon is now exhibiting some little niggly problems which indicate I perhaps should consider changing it to something newer and more modern. I could not afford a new vehicle, but I could afford to spend about $30K plus my car as trade to upgrade to a 2nd hand low kms 2019 - 2021 Sante Fe (as above) if it would comfortably tow the caravan ...... your comments please ...... Don Byrne

Tet
Tet · Santa Fe

2023 hyundai santa fe, transmission faults has anyone else found this problem.
Reverse gear jerking, slips in forward gear. Car has 13000 klms on it.

Hitesh patel
Hitesh patel · Santa Fe DM (2012-2018)

I have a same issue with my 2015 santafe 214000 kms to replace complete rear differential cost me $11509. I am thinking to get it from wreckers which cost $3500 and $600 labour at Hyundai. Do you guys have any suggestions

Subbaraman I.
Subbaraman I.  

Had a same issue - costing my 10K what did you do ?

Hitesh patel
Hitesh patel  

I ordered at jj wreckers at Sydney $2100 and Hyundai charged $450 labour not it's running well

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CategoryLarge / 7 Seater SUVsLarge / 7 Seater SUVsLarge / 7 Seater SUVsLarge / 7 Seater SUVs
Warranty Distance Unlimited kmsUnlimited kmsUnlimited kmsUnlimited kms
TransmissionAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Drive TypeAll Wheel Drive (AWD)Four Wheel Drive (4WD)Four Wheel Drive (4WD)Four Wheel Drive (4WD)
Fuel TypeHybridDieselDieselDiesel
Wheels20" Alloy19" Alloy17" Alloy18" Alloy
ANCAP Safety Rating5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Doors 5
Fuel Consumption56 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 64 L64 L64 L
Engine4 Cylinder 2.2L4 Cylinder 2.2L
Country of ManufactureSouth KoreaSouth KoreaSouth KoreaSouth Korea
Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)2,000 kg2,000 kg
Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)750 kg750 kg
Manufacturer Warranty5 year(s)5 year(s)5 year(s)5 year(s)
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