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Hyundai Santa Fe 2003

The 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe range of configurations is currently priced from $2,300. Our most recent review of the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe resulted in a score of 7 out of 10 for that particular example. You can read the full review here.

The 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe carries a braked towing capacity of up to 998 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Hyundai Santa Fe 2003 Towing capacity

The Hyundai Santa Fe’s towing capacity ranges from 454kg to 998kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Hyundai Santa Fe Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
GL (4X4) SUV 2.4L,ULP,5 SP MAN 454kg
GL (4X4) SUV 2.7L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 998kg
GLS (4X4) SUV 2.7L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 998kg
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Hyundai Santa Fe Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Hyundai Santa Fe here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Should I buy a Kia Sorento 2020?

    The Sorento seems like a pretty good choice. But don’t forget its cousin, the Hyundai Santa Fe which is also a great vehicle. On balance, though, the Kia seems a little better value and has a superior warranty. In fact, the Kia factory warranty of seven years/unlimited kilometres is an industry leader and makes for great long-term peace of mind.

    If you’re happy with the way the Kia drives and works for your family, then there’s no reason not to make that your first choice.

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  • What SUV should I buy?

    The answer all depends on what you call off-road driving, Javed. The Ford Everest, being based on the Ranger, is a very competent off-roader. In fact, it’ll handle anything most owners would ever throw at it, while the Endura is more of a replacement for the Ford Territory. Meaning it has abilities better matched to a trip to the snow, not a true log-jumping, river-fording off-road journey.

    The Sante Fe is more of the same (as the Endura) that is; a car that can cope with gravel roads and slippery surfaces, but not the rough and tumble of the Aussie bush. So it really comes down to how far off road you need to go. And if the answer is a long way, even if it’s just occasionally, then the Everest is your best choice.

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  • Hyundai Santa Fe 2019: Should I buy the diesel version?

    You can work this out mathematically if bald numbers don’t scare you. The petrol four-cylinder Santa Fe is $3000 cheaper than the diesel. In all-wheel-drive form, the diesel has an official combined fuel consumption figure of 7.5 litres per 100km, while the petrol scores 9.3 litres. That means, that for every 100km travelled (based on those official test figures, remember) the petrol will use 1.8 litres more fuel. Based on $1.50 per litre, that means the petrol will cost about $2.70 more to run for every 100km, and that means you’d need to cover roughly 111,000km before you broke even on the extra purchase-price of the diesel. Even then, it’s not that simple as the diesel might be more expensive to service and maintain. Either way, though, petrol starts to look good.

    That said, you sound like you’re in the perfect situation to make the most of a diesel engine. Yes, the turbo-diesel will tow a small caravan better than the four-cylinder petrol Santa Fe and, provided you do at least some country driving every month or so, you shouldn’t need to worry about the diesel particulate filter filling up or failing. Country driving will also stretch the diesel’s fuel consumption advantage further.
    My advice? Drive both and make a decision based on the smoothness of the petrol or the relaxed flexibility and towing smarts of the diesel.

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  • Hyundai Santa Fe 2009: Timing belt replacement

    The petrol V6 has a timing belt and should be changed every 90,000 km. The diesel has a chain that doesn’t require replacement.

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Hyundai Santa Fe 2003 Price and Specs

The Hyundai Santa Fe 2003 is currently available from $2,300 for the Santa Fe GLS (4X4) up to $5,499 for the Santa Fe GL (4X4).

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$3,999
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Lowest Price
$2,300
Highest Price
$5,499
Hyundai Santa Fe Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
GL (4X4) SUV 2.7L ULP 4 SP AUTO $3,500 $5,499
GL (4X4) SUV 2.4L ULP 5 SP MAN $3,500 $5,499
GLS (4X4) SUV 2.7L ULP 4 SP AUTO $2,300 $3,960
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Hyundai Santa Fe 2003 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1845mm x 1730mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Hyundai Santa Fe 2003 Dimensions  include 1730mm height, 1845mm width, 4500mm length.
Hyundai Santa Fe Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
GL (4X4) SUV 1730x1845x4500 mm 207 mm
GLS (4X4) SUV 1730x1845x4500 mm 207 mm
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Hyundai Santa Fe 2003 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Hyundai Santa Fe currently offers fuel consumption from 9.1 to 9.3L/100km. The Hyundai Santa Fe is available with the following fuel type: ULP.

Hyundai Santa Fe Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
GL (4X4) SUV 2.4L,ULP,5 SP MAN 9.1L/100km
GL (4X4) SUV 2.4L,ULP,5 SP MAN 9.1L/100km
GL (4X4) SUV 2.7L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 9.3L/100km
GLS (4X4) SUV 2.7L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 9.3L/100km
GLS (4X4) SUV 2.7L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 9.3L/100km
* Combined fuel consumption See All Hyundai Santa Fe 2003 Pricing and Specs

Hyundai Santa Fe 2003 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Hyundai Santa Fe spans from 16x6.5 inches.

Hyundai Santa Fe Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
GL (4X4) SUV 225x70 R16 16x6.5 inches 225x70 R16 16x6.5 inches
GLS (4X4) SUV 225x70 R16 16x6.5 inches 225x70 R16 16x6.5 inches
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