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2011 Hyundai Santa Fe

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  • mtnman1mtnman1 Westerville, OhioPosts: 382
    Try this link for the details of some very good additions to the 2012 Sorento. Maybe Santa Fe will be the same. http://www.kiamedia.com/secure/whatsnew2012.php
  • mtnman1mtnman1 Westerville, OhioPosts: 382
    Here's more from the Kia forum website:

    Changes of note:
    - LX I4 Trim - I4 GDI is added to AWD's and as an option on FWDs as part of convenience package. Adds 16hp and +3mpg. Also adds protection to cloth seats.

    - LX V6 Trim - Lowered price as 3rd row is now optional.

    - EX Trims - Adds UVO with back up camera, voice control, hard drive in dash, text message vocalization, etc. Newly designed wheel hubs (5 spoke vs 10), protection to cloth seats, LED interior illumination. New packages allow for power pax seat, memory seat and mirror, power folding mirrors.

    - SX - adds stainless steel rear bumper protector, back up warning sensor, heated (now 3 settings) and ventilated drivers seat, memory seat/mirror, power folding mirrors, wood trimmed/heated steering wheel, cloth covered pillars, power pax seat and Black Dove offered as interior on all colors.

    Packages:

    PK1 - Leather, heated seats, auto dim mirror with homelink, folding mirrors, memory seat/mirror, power pax seat, navigation, infiniti sound, 3rd row. Available on EX 2.4

    PK2 - Leather, heated seats, auto dim mirror with homelink, power pax seat, infiniti sound, pana roof. Available on EX 3.5l

    PK3 - pana roof (SX Only)

    LPK - Auto dim mirror, folding mirrors, memory seat/mirror, navigation, ventilated seats

    Prices (I am only interested in 3 AWD models so thats all I priced)
    73442 EX 2.4 GDI with PK1 - MSRP 31450 INV 29600
    74442 EX 3.5 with LPK and PK2 - MSRP 34980 INV 32830
    74482 SX with pana roof - MSRP 36350 INV 34060
  • mdawggmdawgg Posts: 2
    Does anyone know where and/or how I can download the owner's manual for a 2011 Santa Fe?
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 27,652

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  • The 2012 Kia's are grounded and the 2012 Sante Fe's are not because of 2 reasons... They are protecting potential transmission issues in their first build cycle by adding a more enhanced chip. TRANSMISSION ISSUES are a rumour like the pedals in a Toyota. Its a simple computer Chip problem. Also, 2012 not grounded yet because late 2010 Hyundai was contemplating going back to a 7 passenger sante fe
  • mtnman1mtnman1 Westerville, OhioPosts: 382
    The 2012 Kia's are grounded and the 2012 Sante Fe's are not because of 2 reasons... They are protecting potential transmission issues in their first build cycle by adding a more enhanced chip. TRANSMISSION ISSUES are a rumour like the pedals in a Toyota. Its a simple computer Chip problem. Also, 2012 not grounded yet because late 2010 Hyundai was contemplating going back to a 7 passenger sante fe


    What do you mean by "Grounded" hyundaisales?
  • mikea11414mikea11414 Posts: 33
    I was wondering the same thing...what does grounded mean?....BTW, I have a 2011 SF with 4,000 miles on it and so far , so good with the tranny.
  • chazpazchazpaz Posts: 6
    If you followed the Sante Fe Transmission Thread, you would see that the issues with the 2010-2011 are beyond the rumor stage. After several computer updates and even tranny replacements, many of us are still experiencing the rough shifts and mechanical SLAMS
  • higgledyhiggledy Posts: 28
    Does the Santa Fe share the same chassis and drivetrain with the Kia Sorrento?
  • mtnman1mtnman1 Westerville, OhioPosts: 382
    I believe they are shared. Starting for the 2012 models the Santa Fe is being built on the same line at Kia's new state of the art plant in Georgia (or one of those states down south).
  • ecotrklvrecotrklvr Posts: 519
    My 2011 Santa Fe was built in the Georgia Plant. Bought it in January. So far, so good.
  • 1)
    Rear air vents throw cold air after complete engine warm up and 20 minutes of city/highway driving

    2)
    Residue leaks down the doors from the outside mirrors and windows

    3)
    Acceleration is spiky. One has to be very, very gentle with the gas pedal while accelerating.

    4)
    Paint gets very easily damaged from minor incidents

    5)
    28mpg @ 55mph
    19mpg @ 75mph (single drive, no load, straight highway driving, mild warm temps, right tire pressure, blah blah)

    SUV jumps to 6th gear at 45mph (rides OK) and so it covers from 45+ mph on same gear.
    There is a clear need to solve this mpg problem. Perhaps, need 7th gear.

    6)
    Suspension is very bouncy and SUV rocks/rolls on slow turns on mild bumps

    7)
    Front and rear water wiper jets hardly spray/cover the windshield (ya, there is enough water)

    8)
    Front passenger seat does not fold forward or fully backwards

    9)
    rear seats cannot be pushed forward / backwards

    10)
    Average MPH indicator was developed by a kid and was never tested.
    It shows 25mph for me after resetting it and driving 500miles on straight highway

    11)
    MPG indicator is "average MPG" indicator. No real-time mpg indication available

    12)
    RPM indicator fluctuates a bit sometimes for no apparent reason

    13)
    Price of this SUV is less but close to Honda and Toyota. Makes more sense to go with Honda/Toyota.

    Hope this helps folks.
  • What , No Tranny issues ???
    Consider yourself fortunate.
  • Are the interior measurements for things like floor mats the same in the 2012 Santa Fe as they are in the 2011? I ask because most suppliers don't have 2012 stuff....
  • mtnman1mtnman1 Westerville, OhioPosts: 382
    It's about time if it is. I bought a 2011 Sorento over the Santa Fe because I felt it was much sharper looking. I figured that Hyundai was going to redesign the Santa Fe at least by the 2012 model year. It will be a hot seller I believe.
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