2001 Hyundai Santa Fe
    MSRP
    $16,499 - $21,999
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    2001 Hyundai Santa Fe Review Summaries

    What reviewers liked most about the Hyundai Santa Fe

    • The driving position is upright and offers a commanding view of the road, while the rear seat has been packaged to maximize leg room.

      - Automobile
    • ...an SUV-shaped package with all-weather mobility, yet it's soft around the edges like the Sonata sedan from which its hardware is derived... follows the pattern set so successfully by the Lexus RX 300.

      - Automobile
    • ...suspension represents a good compromise between ride and handling, with the edge given to ride.

      - AutoWeek
    • Inside are storage nooks everywhere, including under the seats.

      - AutoWeek
    • ...V6 engine is a powerful, smooth, free-revving engine that's close to being the best V6 engine in its class.

      - Canadian Driver
    • ...4-speed automatic 'Shiftronic' transmission that can be shifted manually (the only one in a compact SUV).

      - Canadian Driver
    • ...excellent 10-year/100,000 limited powertrain and 5-year/60,000-mile limited bumper-to-bumper warranties.

      - Edmunds.com
    • ...we liked how the Santa Fe drove, both on and off paved roads.

      - New Car Test Drive
    • Santa Fe is a full featured, car-derived sport/ute with a starting price of just $16,499.

      - The Car Connection
    • ...full-time, all-wheel drive was surefooted in conditions that befuddle more-expensive systems.

      - USA Today

    What reviewers liked least about the Hyundai Santa Fe

    • [Full-time all-wheel drive] comes at the price of an additional 331 pounds, and the added weight makes the Santa Fe lethargic in the way it steers, corners, and accelerates.

      - Automobile
    • ...the four-speed automatic seems random in its decisions to shift.

      - Car and Driver
    • ...a scant 7.4 inches of maximum ground clearance...

      - Edmunds.com

    Hyundai Santa Fe Comparisons

    • the Escape drives as if it's in a class far above the Santa Fe.

      - Automobile
    • The rear liftgate avoids the mistake made by the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, whose right-side hinged tailgates force U.S. buyers to walk around the tailgate to load and unload from the curbside.

      - New Car Test Drive
    • Cargo-wise, the Ford Escape is the only competitor significantly bettering the Santa Fe.

      - New Car Test Drive
    • comes close to rivaling the haulage capacity of seven-seaters like Acura's MDX and the Mercury Mountaineer.

      - The Car Connection
    • ...larger and roomier than Asian competitors as the Honda CRV, Toyota RAV4 and Subaru Forester...

      - Woman Motorist

    Best one-liner about the Hyundai Santa Fe

    • At $20,234 as tested, this is the screaming bargain of the [compact sport utility] bunch.

      - Car and Driver
    • It's a crowded poker game, but Santa Fe is holding a decent hand.

      - The Car Connection
    • ...the best thing to come from any Korean automaker since forever.

      - USA Today

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    See what reviewers from Car and Driver, Edmunds, Autoweek and other leading automotive publications liked most and least about the 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe.
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