Review 2 of 269|
from Abu Dhabi, UAE
Year / Model Reviewed:
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe
Powerful Engine, Safety features, plenty of options included, spacious, good ride
The steering wheel controls are in the wrong position, Seats are a bit firm, flimsy panels and doors
For a family SUV, this is excellent value for money. I really like the engine which is 270 HP. It is quite responsive on the overtake and accelaration is impressive. Fuel consumption is average for its class. There are plenty of features such as the reverse camera and the ful set of airbags. the 7 seat configuration is really useful for people carrying but there is barely any luggage space then. However, fold the rear seats down flat and you get plenty of luggage space with a flat floor to boot.
On the down side, the buttons on the steering wheel are not in the right place for thumb use. You have to change your hand position to use them which defeats the purpose of those buttons in the first place.
When you open the doors, the is a flimsy cheap feel to the locking mechanism.
The seats are a bit on the firm side. Needed time to get used to them.
Overall, I'm very satisfied with the car and its performance. Wish I can change the steering wheel though. Would prefer the VeraCruz one
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BMW X5 3.0