Hyundai Santa Fe 2017 Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Hyundai Santa Fe 2017 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Hyundai Santa Fe 2017: Problems with diesel transmission

Answered by CarsGuide 10 Aug 2018

The diesel is rated to tow up to 2.5-tonne so it should handle your camper with ease. There are a few reports of transmission/transfer case failures, as your mechanic has told you, but it’s not widespread, and with a warranty that lasts for five years with unlimited kilometres you should be well covered if something does go wrong.

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Toyota, Peugeot, Hyundai, Range Rover SUVs recalled

Toyota, Peugeot, Hyundai, Range Rover SUVs recalled

13 Apr 2018 · by Tung Nguyen

The Australian Competition and Consumer Comission (ACCC) has this month issued call backs for Toyota’s Kluger, Hyundai’s Santa Fe, Peugeot’s 4008 and the Range Rover Velar for ...

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What car is big enough to sleep in the back of?

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Oct 2017

It's hard to give you a definite recommendation, as most cargo measurements are in litres rather than floor length, but I reckon most mid-size wagons and large SUVs would do the job for you. 

Most of these have a flat boot floor with the seats folded, and likely have ample body length for sleeping. 

So Mazda6, Skoda Superb or Ford Mondeo wagons are worth a look, plus large SUVs like the Mazda CX-9, Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe

Don't be afraid to try them out for size at the dealers either. You'd certainly test out a mattress before buying right?!

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Hyundai Santa Fe 2018: Can I upgrade the tech?

Answered by CarsGuide 11 Aug 2017

Seems it will be possible. We put your question to Hyundai and were told "a hardware upgrade is in the works and should be available in the next month or so".

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Best family SUV that can tow?

Answered by CarsGuide 3 Feb 2017

All of the vehicles are worthy choices, but you need to be careful about the towing ratings of them. The Kia Sorento, which would be my choice, is rated at 2000kg, which is right on your towing requirement. Others, such as the 2WD Everest, are rated to tow much more. Others, like the Mitsubishi Pajero and Toyota Prado, are full-on 4WDs, and would seem beyond your needs.

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Best manual mid-size SUV?

Answered by CarsGuide 3 Feb 2017

All of the models you list would do the job you want well, so it comes down to personal choice. Add in the Kia Sorento and you have the field pretty much covered. The Sorento generally gets the most ticks from CarsGuide reviewers.

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Which SUV should I buy?

Answered by CarsGuide 31 Jan 2017

You've singled out two of the best in the class. Others to consider are the Mazda CX-9 and the Toyota Kluger, but it's hard to go past the Sorento and Santa Fe. Comparison information is available if you click on car reviews and go to the models you are interested in.

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