2008 Hyundai Santa Fe  -  $22,220


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $22,220
Base Invoice: $21,396
Destination Charge: $725
Options: $0
Trim: FWD 4dr Man GLS
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 17 | Hwy: 24
Body Style: FWD 4dr Man GLS
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission
Engine: 2.7L DOHC MPI V6 24-valve engine

Pros

V6 power standard; excellent warranty; lots of safety equipment; roomy interior for its class.


Model Highlights

Styling on the 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe is a high point, with a rounded body that brings the look of this mid-sized SUV up to date. Base prices start just under $21,000 for the two-wheel-drive GLS. This model has a five-speed manual transmission and a 2.7L V6, as well as XM satellite radio. The SE trim changes the drivetrain to a 3.3L motor paired with a five-speed automatic transmission. The SE also adds 18-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, plus a leather wrapped shift knob and steering wheel. The Limited comes packed with luxury and convenience items, including a sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, and heated exterior mirrors, and a sticker price starting at $7,000 higher than the GLS.

Its heated leather seats are especially comfortable and the wood trim on the dash adds a touch of elegance. Acceleration with the 3.3L is spirited, and the EPA says you can expect 17 mpg in the city and 24 on the highway. All trims can be ordered with either front- or all-wheel drive.

Every Santa Fe comes jam-packed with safety equipment. Six air bags help keep you and yours safe in the event of an accident. Electronic stability control and ABS help keep you from getting into an accident in the first place. The all-wheel drive provides good traction, and there is even a windshield wiper deicer for those snowy months. Hyundai's 100,000 mile powertrain warranty remains one of the best in the business.

Third row seats, trailer prewiring, and a rear seat entertainment system are some of the optional items that can be ordered in a number of packages within each trim.


Model News

The Hyundai Santa Fe, all-new inside and out for 2007, remains largely unchanged for 2008. XM satellite, a mid-model year addition for 2007, is now standard across the model range. Last year's Premium Package, which was composed of a sunroof and distinct interior trim, is standard on Limited trims. The same is true of the Infinity Logic 7 six-disc CD changer.

Power mirrors are now an upgrade on SE and Limited trims, and the Ultimate Package is no longer offered on the SE and Limited trims. The contents of the Premium Package on GLS models have been altered slightly.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe compares very favorably against the Honda CR-V and Toyota Highlander, offering a choice of V6 engines at a price point where the Japanese competition only offer four-cylinder motors. There is plenty of safety equipment, the driving dynamics are first rate, and the interior is both nicely finished and quiet. If the pricing isn't enough to intrigue you, the 100,000 mile warranty might just do the trick.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
24 MPG

Cruising Range - City
336.60 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
17 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
475.20 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
2.7L/164

Fuel System
MPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
183 @ 4000

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.62

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.93

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.70

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.59

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.07

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130

Total Cooling System Capacity
8.9 qts

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
108.3 ft³

Front Head Room
40.2 in

Front Leg Room
42.6 in

Front Shoulder Room
59.5 in

Front Hip Room
55.8 in

Second Head Room
39.6 in

Second Leg Room
36.8 in

Second Shoulder Room
58.6 in

Second Hip Room
55.0 in

Wheelbase
106.3 in

Length, Overall
184.1 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
74.4 in

Height, Overall
67.9 in

Track Width, Front
63.6 in

Track Width, Rear
63.8 in

Min Ground Clearance
8.1 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
78.2 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
34.2 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3727 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.02 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.59 in

Front Tire Size
P235/70R16

Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.24

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.8 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19.8 gal

Basic Years
5

Basic Miles/km
60,000

Drivetrain Years
10

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
7

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V272000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 11, 2008

Component
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Potential Number of Units Affected
88943

Summary
HYUNDAI IS RECALLING 88,943 MY 2007-2008 HYUNDAI SANTA FE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH P235/60R18 TIRES. THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE LABELING REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110 "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS FOR MOTOR VEHICLES." THE BLACK CERTIFICATION LABEL AFFIXED TO THE DRIVER'S SIDE CENTER PILLAR, INCORRECTLY LISTS THE GROSS AXLE WEIGHT RATINGS (GAWR).

Consequence
OVERLOADING YOUR VEHICLE MAY ADVERSELY AFFECT HANDLING AND BRAKING AND MAY CAUSE TIRE DAMAGE, RESULTING IN TIRE FAILURE AND A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

HYUNDAI WILL MAIL CORRECTED CERTIFICATION LABELS ALONG WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS TO THE AFFECTED OWNERS. THE CUSTOMER WILL HAVE THE OPTION FOR DEALERS TO INSTALL THE LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HYUNDAI AT 1-800-633-5151.

HYUNDAI RECALL NO. 084. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08E016000

Mfg's Report Date
JAN 31, 2008

Component
TRAILER HITCHES

Potential Number of Units Affected
3387

Summary
HYUNDAI IS RECALLING 3,387 TRAILER HITCH WIRING HARNESSES EITHER INCLUDED WITH A TRAILER HITCH OR SOLD AS A SERVICE PART MANUFACTURED BY THULE TOWING SYSTEMS AND DISTRIBUTED BY HYUNDAI FOR INSTALLATION ON MY 2007-2008 SANTA FE AND VERACRUZ VEHICLES. THE ACCESSORY TRAILER HITCH WIRING HARNESS CONVERTER MODULE IS MOUNTED TO THE TOP SURFACE OF THE REAR BUMPER REINFORCEMENT. HIGH CURRENT LEAKAGE OR A SHORT CIRCUIT OF CAPACITOR C1 COULD CAUSE HEAT RELATED DAMAGE TO THE WIRING HARNESS CONVERTER MODULE.

Consequence
EXCESSIVE HEAT MAY CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE REAR BUMPER AREA AND MAY POTENTIALLY RESULT IN A FIRE.

HYUNDAI WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND WILL REPLACE THE TRAILER HITCH WIRING HARNESS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HYUNDAI AT 1-800-633-5151.

HYUNDAI RECALL NUMBER 082. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
11V472000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 08, 2011

Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Potential Number of Units Affected
205,233

Summary
HYUNDAI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2008 HYUNDAI VERACRUZ VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM DECEMBER 26, 2006, THROUGH MARCH 21, 2008, AND MODEL YEAR 2007-2008 HYUNDAI SANTA FE VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 19, 2006 THROUGH MARCH 20, 2008. THE CLOCK SPRING CONTACT ASSEMBLY FOR THE DRIVER'S AIR BAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS) MAY BECOME DAMAGED THROUGH USAGE OVER TIME. THE DRIVER'S AIR BAG ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT WILL EXPERIENCE A HIGH RESISTANCE CONDITION, POTENTIALLY CAUSING THE DRIVER'S AIR BAG TO NOT DEPLOY.

Consequence
IF THE CLOCK SPRING DEVELOPS HIGH RESISTANCE, IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE DRIVERS AIR BAG WILL NOT DEPLOY AND WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PROPERLY PROTECT THE DRIVER, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURIES.

HYUNDAI DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE VEHICLE'S DRIVER'S AIR BAG CLOCK SPRING CONTACT ASSEMBLY AS NECESSARY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HYUNDAI CUSTOMER CONNECT CENTER AT 1-800-633-5151.

HYUNDAI'S SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 103, OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08E055000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 22, 2008

Component
TRAILER HITCHES

Potential Number of Units Affected
3387

Summary
HYUNDAI IS RECALLING 3,387 TRAILER HITCH WIRING HARNESSES EITHER INCLUDED WITH A TRAILER HITCH OR SOLD AS A SERVICE PART MANUFACTURED BY THULE TOWING SYSTEMS AND DISTRIBUTED BY HYUNDAI FOR INSTALLATION ON MY 2007-2008 SANTA FE AND VERACRUZ VEHICLES. THE ACCESSORY TRAILER HITCH WIRING HARNESS CONVERTER MODULE IS MOUNTED TO THE TOP SURFACE OF THE REAR BUMPER REINFORCEMENT. SOME CIRCUIT BOARD COMPONENTS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN THOROUGHLY SEALED TO PREVENT MOISTURE CONTACT. THE MOISTURE MAY RESULT IN CIRCUIT BOARD CORROSION POSSIBLY CAUSING A SHORT CIRCUIT.

Consequence
A SHORT CIRCUIT CAUSES OVERHEATING AND DAMAGE TO THE CONVERTER MODULE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A FIRE.

THIS RECALL SUPERSEDES A PREVIOUS RECALL CONDUCTED BY HYUNDAI AFFECTING THE SAME TRAILER HITCH WIRING COMPONENTS CONCERNING HIGH CURRENT LEAKAGE OR A SHORT CIRCUIT OF CAPACITOR C1. (PLEASE SEE 08E016). OWNERS WHO HAVE ALREADY HAD THEIR TRAILER HITCH REPAIRED UNDER THE INITIAL CAMPAIGN WILL RECEIVE A SECOND NOTICE FROM HYUNDAI TO HAVE THE NEWLY DESIGNED HARNESS INSTALLED. HYUNDAI WILL NOTIFY ALL OWNERS AND WILL REPAIR THE AFFECTED HARNESSES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HYUNDAI CUSTOMER ASSISTANT CENTER AT 1-800-633-5151.

HYUNDAI'S RECALL NO. 082. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
12V354000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 24, 2012

Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

Potential Number of Units Affected
199,118

Summary
Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2007 through 2009 Santa Fe vehicles manufactured from April 19, 2006, through July 7, 2008. The occupant classification system (OCS) may need recalibration to accurately detect small statured adults.

Consequence
Improper classification or detection may cause the front passenger airbag not to deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the front passenger.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will update the classification software free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided the agency with a notification schedule. Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.

Hyundai's recall campaign number is 105. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V113000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 01, 2013

Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING , SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected
1,059,824

Summary
Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 Accent and Tucson, model year 2007-2010 Elantra, model year 2007-2011 Santa Fe, model year 2008-2009 Veracruz, model year 2010-2011 Genesis Coupe, and model year 2011 Sonata vehicles. The stop lamp switch in the affected vehicles may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature, preventing the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position and cause the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate.

Consequence
Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, when the ignition is in the 'ON' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of Park without first applying the brake. This may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. The safety recall began on April 22, 2013. Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's recall campaign number is 110.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

2.7L DOHC MPI V6 24-valve engine

5-speed manual transmission

Shift interlock system

Traction control system (TCS) w/electronic stability control (ESC)

Front wheel drive

Independent MacPherson strut front suspension w/coil springs, gas shocks

Independent multi-link rear suspension w/coil springs, gas shocks

Front/rear stabilizer bars

P235/70R16 tires

16" 5-spoke aluminum wheels

Compact spare tire

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) w/electronic brake force distribution (EBD), brake assist

Dual exhaust

Roof rack side rails

Body-color bumpers w/dark grey lower inserts

Dark gray body-side moldings

Body-color manual folding pwr mirrors

Tinted windshield & front windows

Rear privacy glass

2-speed variable intermittent wipers

Intermittent rear window wiper w/washer

Body-color door handles

Cloth seat trim

Multi-adjustable front bucket seats-inc: active head restraints w/tilt

60/40 split-folding flat-fold rear seat

Full carpeting

Tilt/telescoping steering column

Instrumentation-inc: tachometer, coolant temp, odometer, tire pressure monitor system, trip odometer, clock

Warning lights-inc: oil pressure, battery, door ajar, brake, check engine

Pwr windows w/driver auto-down & lockout

Pwr door locks

Remote keyless entry system w/security alarm

Cruise control

Remote hood/fuel door releases

AM/FM/XM audio system w/CD/MP3 player-inc: (6) speakers

Roof-mounted micro-style antennae

Air conditioning

Rear window defroster w/timer

Lockable glove box

Cupholders-inc: (2) front/(2) rear center console, (4) in doors

Pwr accessory outlets-inc: (2) front 12-volt, (1) rear, (1) cargo

Cloth door trim w/integrated armrest

Woodgrain trim

Driver/front passenger sunvisors w/illuminated vanity mirrors

(3) assist grips

Lamps-inc: (2) map, glove box, cargo area, front ashtray, overhead dome, ignition

Rear coat hangers

4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) w/electronic brake force distribution (EBD), brake assist

Driver & front passenger advanced airbags

Front seat-mounted side-impact airbags

Roof-mounted side-impact curtain airbags

Occupant classification system (OCS)

3-point seatbelts for all positions

Front height adjustable seatbelts w/pretensioners & force limiters

2nd row lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH) system

Traction control system (TCS) w/electronic stability control (ESC)

Shift interlock system

Energy-absorbing steering column

Body-side reinforcements

Front/rear crumple zones

Hood buckling creases/safety stops

 
STANDARD EQUIPMENT PKG 1
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
POWDER WHITE PEARL PAINT
$200

 
5-PASSENGER CARPETED FLOOR MATS
$120

 
FRONT/REAR MUDGUARDS
$95

 
CARGO TRAY
$110

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$40

 
FIRST AID KIT
$25

 
CARGO NET
$50

 
TOW HITCH
$350

 
STEP RAILS
$395

 
ROOF RACK CROSS RAILS
$195

 
BLUETOOTH HANDS-FREE PHONE SYSTEM
$325

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