2013

Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

The Santa Fe Sport, Hyundai's stylish and well-equipped two-row mid-sized SUV was redesigned and noticeably upgraded for the 2013 model year. It has much to recommend it, as well as a couple of annoying shortcomings that prevent it from scoring higher than it does in our SUV Ratings. The Sport comes with lots of features for the money. It's also roomy, comfortable, fuel-efficient, and stylish.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"it handles fairly well. only problem is visibility when at a four way stop due to mirror on passenger side"

JOSIE D., ON (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Turbo"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"everything"

CLINTON S., NM (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"acceleration more powerful than expected - surprising - braking could be improved"

J B., ON (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Going up hills, the Sante Fe Sport has great acceleration. It has a smooth ride."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Very comfortible car. Best sounds system in any vehicle I have aver owned (Infinity). Great acceleration, but typically a bit of turbo lag before it kicks in. Also handles well, though feel is a bit lacking."

LAWRENCE J., MA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"4 Cyl without turbo struggles a bit more than it should on hills or when loaded"

KEITH N., MA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"When the accelerator is depressed, the engine often hesitates before accelerating."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"All good........ no complaints at all other than was already identified."

Anonymous, NC (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The acceleration and towing power is amazing for a 4 cyl turbocharged engine."

WILLIAM F., MD (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"accelerator is slow. We are experiencing an non-diagnosed problem with the vehicle, intermittent clunking and not shifting gears."

Anonymous, NS (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"I find the handling a bit soft and imprecise. The 4 cylinder motor is not nearly as responsive as my 2.0 L Turbo Sonata and I wish now that I had purchased the 2.0 L Turbo Santa fe"

MAT H., BC (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"goes like a rocket, handles well"

Anonymous, NV (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Other than the typical turbo lag, excellent acceleration and handling. Recommend leaving the steering in 'sport' mode as other modes mushy."

MANN D., NM (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"I purchased the turbo and I love how easy it is to accelerate and merge onto the highway."

LAURA Z., CO (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Steering is a major disappointment. leaving it in sport mode helps, but its dead on center with slight wandering."

HOWARD B., ON (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Great comfort, A/C system, and acceleration. Greast styling, no unexpected failures so far. Some drifting at highway speeds with OEM tires. A little better with Michelin Premier tires. No observable difference between "Comfort," "Normal" or "Sport" modes with regards to steering."

A K., TX (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Great accelerate And handling"

G M., IL (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The 2.0T has gotten me out of some tight spots on the highway on a couple of occasions. The acceleration is amazing."

ARTHUR B., FL (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"It handles very easy, although at times it seems a little under-powered."

Anonymous, MT (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Steering not firm, has a small amount of free play in it when driving straight roads at highway speeds and requires constant over corrections (alignment tests perfect). Bought new and came that way. Dealer says nothing wrong. I do not like electronic steering that causes this. Very irritating and will not buy again unless solved."

CARY B., NV (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Steering floats in all mode settings"

RICHARD S., AL (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"It's almost too fast. At 284 HP, when you step on it, be ready, far it will take the wheel out of you hands with the torque and speed."

Paul S., LA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Good acceleration in summer or winter."

Anonymous, WA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"It drives really nice. It has a 2 liter engine with a turbocharger. The transmission has two main modes, Eco which softens the gear changes, which in turn provides an almost unnoticeable transition between gears. The other is when Eco is off and the transmission shifts more like a traditional automatic transmission. The shifts are more noticeable but the performance and speed of gear changes is improved. This is all paired with 19 inch wheels which makes for a very enjoyable drive."

Kieran F., CA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Accelerates well. Nice power. Handles well in bad weather"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Although the engine is a 4 cylinder the turbo gives it incredible power. I can drop into a passing gear even at high speeds. Never have to worry about enough power. Love it!!!"

Sharon M., CA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"OK drive and handling"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Like the way it handles. Particularly like the vision it affords. Had a Buick which I sold because It limited my vision. Old people don,t have the neck flexibility of younger drivers."

Betty B., VA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"When needing to pass a vehicle or accelerate on a hill it sometimes doesn't change gears (gutless) or changes to a lower gear pushing the rpm's very high. Otherwise acceleration is good."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"I do have the turbo and am impressed with the acceleration."

Michael G., PA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"We have the AWD Santa Fe Sport Turbo and find the acceleration and handling superb."

Gonzalo M., CA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The vehicle drives and accelerates just as well as when new. The 4 cylinder turbo provides more than adequate passing power. It's no hot rod but gives good confidence when needed. The vehicle is still very solid."

Anonymous, UT (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"I have the turbo four-cylinder model and it has great acceleration, better than some six-cylinder cars I have driven. We travel where highway speed limits allow 75 to 80 mph. The car handles nicely at speeds over 80 mph."

Jennifer J., TX (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Suspension is too soft - needs more precise handling"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The car handles like a sports car and the 2.0 Turbo gets great mileage averaging 25 mpg all city driving. The Turbo has unreal acceleration when needed. All around great car."

Thomas L., SC (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Excellent acceleration, steering a little too responsive."

John S., CA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Turbo engine has lots of pep."

Harold L., NV (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Terrible acceleration, and almost dangerous if the air conditioning is running. Car is severely underpowered!"

Anonymous, CO (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"At low speeds steering wheel feel is good. At high speeds it feels disconnected and you feel like you have to constantly correct the car back to center."

Anonymous, TN (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The pickup on this vehicle is lousy whether in standard mode or Eco. You have to really stump the pedal to get going quickly. Also, the cruise doesn't gradually get you back up to speed, it zooms (4RPM) and you can imagine the gas going out."

Anonymous, GA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"qtuality build, well equipped four price"

Eugene T., FL (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Mileage, comfort, handling once you are familiar with the car"

Robert K., VA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Love the turbo, which has a one-second delay, not unexpected in an SUV, but acceleration is very good. Handling is one of the reasons i bought this car as it was the best handling SUV that i test drove. I love the 3-level handling controls right on the steering wheel; I use sport, my husband uses a less tight choice."

Suni S., AZ (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Quick for such a small enigine"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Turbo power in this SUV is excellent. Allows smooth acceleration when merging on the highway or in passing slower vehicles. The steering is very good, and the car handles corners really well."

Stephen S., DE (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Turning radius to big."

Anonymous, IN (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Slow to speed up, especially when getting onto the highway."

Ryan S., NS (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The 2.0T package is a good match with the vehicle weight and size. Quick to accelerate. Decent handling for an SUV. We do have an undiagnosed issue when starting out first thing in morning with transmission shift roughness but it goes away quickly and no further issues. Its not a big deal to us for now but keeping an eye out for worsening and if so will have dealer work it out. This is a warranty item as it is drivetrain related. Otherwise car drives smooth, flat and well."

Tim S., NC (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The vehicle is a 1.8 four cylinder Turbo. The acceleration is very, very good. The steering wheel also has different degrees of handling styles that can be applied to match your driving preferences. It works very well."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"It has a very sporty Lemans style deal and the Turbo packs a punch when accelerating when the need arises!"

Brad P., OH (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Very good acceleration and above average handling"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The car seems to wander and requires almost constant correction. This apparently has been an issue from the beginning of this current design as many owners have complained about it with no solution from the manufacturer. In all fairness, my previous SUV was a Mercedes ML320 which had very good steering."

R B., AZ (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Good acceleration with turbo engine, handles well especially with new Michelin pilot tires"

Levin P., AZ (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"SUSPENSION AND ROAD NOISE IS ALMOST OVER THE TOP"

JOHN B., MB (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The wind noise is very high. If I could change one thing, it would be a quieter ride inside."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Some road noise, but not a big problem"

GAIL A., CA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The armrest on the drivers side has some rather sharp edges that cut in to my left leg."

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The wind noise has not been resolved. Would appreciate lumber control on the passenger seat as well"

IRENE M., ON (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"rough ride , a little noisy"

LARRY S., SC (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Love the heated seats in the winter. The curvature of the seats fit my back well. I'm short. I'd like a feature to raise the driver's seat so I could see better over the side mirrors. My view is blocked due to my height. I understand some other new vehicles have a feature on the mirrors for my viability issue."

Anonymous, UT (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"I'm 6foot 2 inches.Door opening too small. Hard to enter and exit."

DON K., ON (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"One bad point is I wish the heated seats would stay on after one shuts off the vehicle and then restarts it"

ART D., AB (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Too much road noise and too slow a response to acceleration."

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Very comfortable auto,good seats,smooth ride,great acceleration.My wife is primary driver she says it is the best auto she has had,and she has experienced Lexus,Cadillac,Mercedes,Volvo,etc."

Anonymous, SC (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"All aspects of my Hyundai are excellent. I would, however, like there to be less outside road noise inside the vehicle during high speed highway driving."

Anonymous, NC (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"I've reported a problem with wind noise on the driver and passenger sides of of the 2013 Santa Fe at highway speeds since I purchased it. one dealer has told me repeatedly for the last 3 years that Hyundai is aware of the problem but does not have a "fix" for it yet. The dealer I purchased the vehicle from has told me that they cannot detect an issues, and that there is no service bulletin from Hyundai regarding a problem. I still experience wind noise at highway speeds."

KEVIN C., NJ (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"My Wife is 5'2'' and the passenger seat has no hight adjustments. She hates this car for that reason. She can't see what I can see."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Noise.....Had continuous noise in the dash. Had dash removed to repair problem. Took eight hours. After a month or so noise started to return. Even though not as bad as before the noise is still there."

JOHN H., NB (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Very comfortable on long drives (5-8 hr). Ride is smooth and climate control works well, including the zone control and heated seats."

MANN D., NM (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Front seats are incredibly uncomfortable. The seat cushion bolsters are too narrow and pinch your hips. For very tall people over six feet the upper shoulders are pushed slightly forward."

SCOTT U., MA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Good - ride and seats climate control bad noise level inincreased as the car got older"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Outside odors come in the car, even when fan is on recirculate"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Because I drive to Florida, I want a vehicle that gives a comfortable ride and the Santa Fe has served me well"

FRANK D., ON (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Wish front passenger seat had a height adjustment. Great dual climate control and fan settings. Nice to have vents/fans in back seat."

CAROL H., WI (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The seats are comfortable. The ride is quiet and smooth at both lower speeds and higher speeds"

ROBERT P., OH (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The driver's seat allows you to raise up--handy for my wife since she is 5'2". However, all of the passengers describe "sitting in a hole" as the seats are very low and the bottom of the window is very high. Plus, my wife finds the front passenger seat detrimental to her back problems."

LAURA P., NC (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Steering is a bit loosy goosy"

ROBERT L., MO (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Wind and road noise excessive"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Driver's seat rattles and makes a cracking noise when moving in the seat."

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Bumpy ride"

Drew L., MD (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Comfortable seats. Room for tall people. Fun to drive."

Anonymous, ND (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Comfotable seats and ride even on long trips. Wind noise can be somewhat tiresome especially in cold weather."

Mike W., PA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Great seating in front and very good seating in 2nd row."

Anonymous, WI (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Seats are very comfortable and no issues with the heating of them."

Michael G., PA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Seats very comfortable and easy to adjust."

Melvin Z., FL (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Love my Santa Fe! My dream car, comfort and quiet. It's fun to drive, very comfortable to travel in and happy with everything about it. Love it!!"

M H., WA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Right height, great view, great range of adjustments, great support and comfort"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Great ride, comfortable seats."

Larry H., FL (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Body rattles are a concern."

Anonymous, AB (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"There is the strangest rattle that has developed inside the back doors of my Santa Fe sport. I had one of the backdoors opened up and looked inside and cannot figure out where it’s coming from. Truthfully that is the only complaint I have about the car"

Philip R., NV (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"the 2013 Santa Fe doesn't steer that great, always doing little micro adjustments to drive straight. but other than that the suv handles well, is comfortable and nice to drive"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Seats are very comfortable, but the ride is very stiff."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Seat not as comfortable as the Acura I had previously"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"intense glare from windshield onto dash impairs driving."

Don B., UT (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Developing some squeaks and creaks."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Seats are excellent and entry and exit height of the car is perfect,no crouching down or stretching up to get in or out. Great for people with bad knees or other mobility limits."

Anonymous, CO (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Seats not comfortable."

Anonymous, IN (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Tires are noisy. I am hoping that the next set of tires will be quieter."

Robert G., OH (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Seats and legroom are excellent for a vehicle this size. We've taken many long trips and felt like everyone had plenty of room to sit and move around."

Anonymous, AL (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The adjustments,heat options & back contours are great, however the seat contours have become more painful over the years. There is just so much stitching with leather seats and high sides that it makes it feel like your sitting on a stick after a while. Wished there was on option to have non contoured seats."

Brad P., OH (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Rides hard"

Gregory K., IL (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Extremely comfortable seats, both front and rear. Lumbar control in driver's seat is very effective."

Susan H., GA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Drivers seat is comfortable but is not well built. It has been replaced and trim continues to seperate and disconnect"

Anonymous, ME (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Need to make more comfortable seats"

Anonymous, CO (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Road noise is high"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Road and wind noise higher than preferred."

Mark W., TX (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Seats are deep enough to provide very good leg support. Adjustable settings allow customized seating. Leather has held up well over five years."

Anonymous, MI (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Air noise whilst driving on the highway. No arm rests"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Very comfortable seats and ride"

James W., TX (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Harsh ride over potholes on California roads."

John S., CA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Overall the comfort of this vehicle is very good. There are many seat controls to fit each driver and learning the other controls i.e. audio, gps, garage, etc or pretty easy once you get to know them. The major issue with this vehicle is noise. You cannot open windows and drive 20, 40 or 60 mph. Front windows, back windows, sunroof....the noise is impossible. My guess is most SUV's have exactly the same problem."

James M., FL (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"From early on, My panoramic sun roof has made a rattling noise when the roof is open. I brought the car in to my local dealer multiple times in 2014 and 2015. It appeared to be finally fixed but the noise returned a short time later. I gave up in frustration on having it fixed. Otherwise I LOVE the car"

Keith N., MA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The seats are comfortable but the noise level is a little high. Previous vehicles have clearly been quieter."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"The paint is very thin and easily chip and scratch prone. Also factory floor mats and carpet is of lesser quality. Difficult to keep clean."

TIM S., NC (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The fit and finish on the Santa Fe was excellent. Very nice interior for the money. I also found the car to give good bang for the buck."

JOHN A., MD (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"More features and high dependability for the cost."

KENNETH M., VA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Good value for the money."

Anonymous, SC (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Did not get any extras since the dealer priced these way too high, almost 40% above base."

S N., FL (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"I would like more space especially behind the drivers seat."

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Beat the competition price point by $9,000"

WESLEY N., CA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Lots of features for the money backup camera, leather seats, rear heated seats."

Anonymous, VA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The original came with cloth seats and the price for leather was more than I wanted to spend on a Hyundai "package" that included leather seats. My sales person referred me to an upholstery shop that installed leather seats for less than half of what the "package" would have cost."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"I LOVE MY CAR IT IS THE PERFECT SIZE. IT IS NOT A 2013, IT IS A 2011. SANTA FE SPORT."

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Highly dependable. Highway mileage better than expected."

IRVING S., IA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Blows black smoke upon starting in cold weather. After many complaints all I've been told is that it is Normal?? Even swapped out cars when first bought. Both did same thing. Does not have power lift on rear tailgate. I expected it would be there as I did get the Limited model which I was told was top of the line, Acceleration surges on occasion cause for concern. Occasionally bogs down upon attempting to accelerate into fast moving traffic. Some close calls.No satisfaction in trying to get the"

DON K., ON (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"For the price, you can't beat the Hyundai Santa Sport. We drove many other SUV's and yes some were more luxurious, but they cost significantly more and had less warranty."

BRAD B., TN (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Great value given the technology and features- reliability. And no Takata airbags!"

MARVIN B., CA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Like the turbo power. Good on gas mileage (not using too much turbo)"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The 10-year or 100000 mile warranty was a real attractive feature and the base price with a trade-in of our older car was very fair. We bought the new car through the Costco auto buyer program which we love."

Sally C., WA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Great room, no issues over time, really nice ride"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"It is so comfortable seating and driving.."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"fully loaded for a good price but dose not get as good MPG as Hyundai said it would. no maintenance problems"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Overall all amenities at a reasonable cost"

Drew L., MD (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"I do alot of research before I call a car and could not find one that had all the amenities for the price I paid for the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. Ride, comfort and value is unparalleled with like models. Yes, I wish it had better fuel mileage but, coming from driving a Lexus LS400, 22MPG is fantastic to me on regular gasoline."

Anonymous, VA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"lots of nice features, good size well styled, BUT we have had to endure numerous problems/recalls/campaigns"

H S., GA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"This Hyundai was a really decent deal for $26000. No problems. Comfortable."

Anonymous, WA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"well equipped, quality built"

Eugene T., FL (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"it is a great value"

Olivier F., MD (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Great acceleration with turbo version, good gas mileage, nice interior, good cargo space."

Levin P., AZ (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Shopped and drove nearly all brands in this category and initially found this brand on par or superior in features, workmanship and features. The price in comparison was well below our expectations. After driving it for five years, we would buy another in a heartbeat."

Gonzalo M., CA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The car overall is very comfortable. Driving is good and with the 2.0T package acceleration is great. Have indiagnosed problem with hesitation and rough transmission when driving first thing in morning otherwise car has had no issues. Very satisfied with the value the car has provided over the long term. Would buy again."

Tim S., NC (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"lots of nice std equipment for the price"

David S., GA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Trailer hitch from HYUNDAI COST ABOUT $300 FROM FACTORY. DEALER WANTED $650 WHY DOSE'NT HYUNDAI PUT FACTORY TRAILER HITCHES ON THEIR CARS. FOR THIS REASON I NEVER HAD MY CAR SERVICED BY HYUNDAI DEALER"

Frank M., NY (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Once again the visual aspect of the vehicle, comfort, ride and inside creature comforts are well worth the money. If they could just minimize the noise."

James M., FL (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"We got an excellent price. The vehicle drives well, looks good, has a great warranty, has good features."

Susan A., TX (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Compared to other brands, such as, Audi, MB, BMW, etc., I paid about seven thousand less dollars for the equivalent vehicle"

Marv W., ON (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"We purchased the SUV for under $22,000. The car dealership owner's wife drove it for a couple of thousand miles before we purchased it."

Robert K., VA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The car is made to last!"

George C., NC (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"I purchased the Santa Fe Sport with all extras included...some I, would not have selected otherwise. Have been extremely happy with performance of all. Would do it again."

Anonymous, PA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Very good pricing for a large suite of enhancements. Generous warranty provides confidence that problems will be corrected. But over five years, this car has needed little beyond routine maintenance."

Anonymous, MI (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"very comfortable ride, comfortable inside with nice amount of room with back seats down for luggage etc"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Much better than competitors for value"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"This car has been a wonderful addition to our home. It is really my wife's car and she loves it. It has everything including a great warranty, the price was low considering the cost of vehicles today, great gas mileage, comfortable, and no problems in 5 years."

Thomas L., SC (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"If we had to replace this vehicle, we would buy the same one again."

Anonymous, NC (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"white areas on top of dash reflect and obscure vision"

Anonymous, TN (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Fit and finish is good to excellent. Materials feel upscale throughout the vehicle. I felt like I was f driving an more expensive automobile."

JOHN A., MD (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"I adapted to the car easily and have no intentions of changing autos."

Anonymous, VA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Change from last Sabre Fe more streamlined and modern looking."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"I love the light colored wood grain interior trim, I wish I could have gotten some wood grain trim on the steering wheel. I do not like the smoke colored rim covers, I wish I could have gotten the chrome covers."

KEN T., OH (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Bad no air-conditioning vents in the back"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Significant blind spot with the design of this vehicle, far worse than prior design"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The light colored dash covering on the passenger side reflects up onto the windshield interfering with the passengers view out the windshield."

THOMAS W., FL (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Good lines"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"I had a 2002 Sante Fe and loved it, the new sleek design plus the idea of my wife and I taking a 2 month road trip in a newer vehicle seemed right at the time."

Anonymous, NV (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Loaded with all the goodies. Wife drives and likes very much"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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