2004 Santa Fe...cannot decide...

Discussion in 'Hyundai Santa Fe' started by Bob, May 27, 2004.

  1. Bob

    Bob Guest

    Hi there, looking at purchasing the above...torn between the GL 2.7L V6 FWD
    and the GLS 2.7L V6 AWD...currently driving a Mustang with ABS and Traction
    Control and losing the features is tough...albeit the Mustang is RWD....GLS
    has ABS and AWD makes up for the traction control...quesiton is...
    Does anybody notice fuel consumption difference between the two models above
    as well? Hearing a bad rap that Santa Fe is a gas guzzler....if comparable
    or better than my 2000 Stang I will be happy...

    Bob, May 27, 2004
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  2. Well Bob, at first I thought it was a gas guzzler but then I compared it to
    the Jeep I used to drive and found it was easier on gas, mind you the Santa
    Fe is my girlfriends car mine is a Golf TDI so yes I find it hard on fuel
    but no harder than most other SUV out there.
    I did a bit of comparing and from what I could find the 2000 Mustang auto
    got 11.9 per 100km city / and 7.9 per 100 km highway.
    The Santa Fe GL 2 wd gets 11.7 per 100km city / and 8.1 per 100 km highway
    so if your driving in town the Hyundai is slightly better but on the highway
    the mustang is better.
    The Santa Fe GLS 2.7L however gets 11.6 per 100km city / and 8.3 per 100 km
    So if you go by numbers only your 'stang is better on gas but the difference
    is marginal, but the Santa Fe will give you more trunk space and will be a
    better winter driver without a doubt, in my opinion.
    We are happy with ours and it does everything we would like of it. Good

    Paul MacGregor, May 27, 2004
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  3. Bob

    hyundaitech Guest

    If you're willing to take a bigger hit on gas, traction and ABS are
    available (or standard) on the 3.5L. I thought they were also available
    on the 2.7, but I'm not sure.
    hyundaitech, May 27, 2004
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