Hyundai is really trying to be of equal greatness with the Japanese and European when it comes to car production. They released once of their top SUV’s and Hyundai prays the Hyundai Santa Fe will dominate the market. I think not…the Hyundai Santa Fe doesn’t have stunning looks; it’s not striking at all. The engine for the base model (GLS) is a 2.4 liter L4 engine that produces a mediocre strength of 175 bhp. All that Hyundai did with the Santa Fe was make minor changes and you can’t really feel any improvements done…they even removed the 3rd row seats.
The Santa Fe is relatively cheaper than other SUV’s on its class but the Hyundai name has never been really tagged with reliability, has fast value depreciation and may cost you more in the long run. There are other options out there that can make you feel that you just got your money’s worth. The Santa Fe’s rivals are the Toyota RAV 4, Honda CRV and the Suzuki Grand Vitara but if you just want to get a cheap SUV and you just loved how the old Santa Fe look and perform, then the 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe will not disappoint you because nothing really changed.