Consumer Reviews Summary
24 of 25 (96%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2012 Hyundai Santa Fe Overview
The 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe is a two-row midsize crossover, competing with other crossovers like the Nissan Murano and Toyota Highlander.
One of the selling points of the 2012 Santa Fe is that its priced more like a compact crossover than a midsize, so you get more utility for your money. For 2012, the Santa Fe gets a new front grille, standard hill descent control, and the 17-inch wheels now feature low-rolling-resistance tires which improve fuel economy.
Under the hood of the Santa Fe, you can choose between two engines: an efficient, 175-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder or a more powerful 276-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6. Both come mated to a standard six-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive is standard while all-wheel drive is available for those who spend more time driving in less than ideal conditions. Impressively, the two engines both get 20 mpg in the city, although the four-cylinder enjoys a pronounced advantage when it comes to highway driving (28 mpg vs. 25 mpg for the V-6).
Like most Hyundais, the five-seat 2012 Santa Fe comes well equipped in all trims. Standard features include a USB audio input, Bluetooth® connectivity, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, and air conditioning. The interior of the Santa Fe opts for a simple, uncluttered look that is made more upscale by the faux wood trim pieces found throughout. If you want to spruce up the Santa Fe even more, choose from options like a 6.5-inch touchscreen navigation system, heated front seats, and dual-zone automatic climate control, and leather upholstery.
Safety features on the Santa Fe include electronic stability and traction control, antilock brakes, active front head restraints, and a full suite of airbags. It is also backed by Hyundai’s long 10 year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty.
With very competitive pricing and long list of standard features, the 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe combines great value with great utility for a family on the go.