Hyundai Santa Fe 2.7 (A) 

Hyundai Santa Fe 2.7 (A)
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Latest OMV: $20,931
Engine Cap: 2656 cc
Power: 188Bhp @ 6000rpm
Torque: 248Nm @ 4000rpm
Type: SUV
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User Ratings: 4.00 from 2 reviews

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User Reviews (2)

Ikonos
Singapore
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You can't go wrong with this one, I know I didn't.

Reviewed on 7 Dec 2006 12:16AM
Reviewed by: Ikonos
Car reviews written (1)
Similar cars tried: Toyota Harrier 2.4l Toyota Fortuner 2.7l
Duration of car driven: Less than 1 month
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The Review

Bought the brand new Santa Fe as a second car and have been zipping around for exactly 2 weeks now. The car drives beautifully, and gets off the line effortlessly. The 2 extra cylinders (or 50% more than your typical in-line 4) makes a world of difference and was without a doubt the decisive factor when it came to deciding between a hyundai and a Fortuner (which for all intent and purpose a really solidly built car). Gear shifts are smooth and precise but engine tends to hunt given the "space" between the 4 ratios. Hyundai would have scored top marks had they mated this very punchy V-6 to a 5 speed box (which I think they will eventually without a doubt)or better still, a CVT system. Steering is a tad light, progressive assisted steering would have been ideal. On the inside, built quality is top-notch for the money I had to part with, panels fit snuggly and the cabin is absolutely rattle-free over humps and bumps which left me pleasantly surprised and all the more impressed at how quickly Hyundai has progressed from a quality perspective. Guess my trusty Beemer will have to stay in the garage for a little longer than previously thought.

Strengths

Creamy smooth V-6 Great Styling 5 + 2 seats makes it a versatile people mover and that IKEA trip a breeze Built quality that is on par with leading Japanese names Cheap - won't break your bank

Weaknesses

A tad too short - an extra 20 to 30cm would have been puurrrfect 4 speed gear box - 5 cogs would have undoubtably done wonders for consumption

lazygrass
Singapore
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A SUV with 7 seats? Watch out MPVs!!!

Reviewed on 21 Aug 2006 1:37AM
Reviewed by: lazygrass
Car reviews written (7)
Similar cars tried: Nissan Murano, Lexus RX350
Duration of car driven: Test Drove Once Only
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The Review

The drive was nothing to shout about. It has enough torque and poke if you rev it hard enough but the engine sounds like it's working pretty hard to push the car pass 4000rpm. Interior was pretty spacious with enough leg room for all passengers except that the special back row might suffer a bit for long trips. Sound system factory fitted was not too bad. The interior also looks high class with many controls and nice wood trim finish. Round dials could have been a bit better as the design still looks a generation behind as compared with European counterparts. Overall as compared to the murano, it will lose out in terms of exterior looks but interior will definitely beat the murano hands down. Murano's interior looks radical but with cheap plastics, the only saving grace for Murano's interior is the rear parking camera, keyless entry and GPS(which is crappy by the way). But hey for S$20000 lesser, why not?

Strengths

Musculine looks, value for money. Extra back row seats.

Weaknesses

Cheap interior compared to other SUVs in it's class, but hey, it's cheap!