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Hyundai Santa Fe 2007+



  • Does anyone know of a dealer with a Santa Fe with the third row seat? I heard that they are being shipped. I am in Metairie, LA and none of the local dealers that I called had one in.

    Has anyone heard any updates?
  • jimsistjimsist Posts: 62
    does anybody know weather the 05 to 07 santa fe will take flex f85which is 10%gas and 90% corn mix. :confuse:
  • jabbottjabbott Posts: 14
    My 2007 Santa Fe has the lighted cup holders. You cannot notice it unless it is dark. It really works. It's nice.
  • lindawwlindaww Posts: 7
    As I mentioned in a previous post (8/4/06), one of the dealerships in the Houston area is showing 2007 Santa Fe's with the 3rd row seat option in its website's inventory. When I spoke to them about it, they said they were being shipped and should arrive within 10 days -- please note that was 12 days ago -- and they told me today, they have not received them yet :( :confuse: I have no idea how long the shipping process takes, but Houston isn't that far from Alabama ;) I just keep telling myself this is a great opportunity to practice patience :D

  • grutzagrutza Posts: 52
    I saw one at a dealership in Milwaukee when I there visiting the family. I wasn't interested in one with a third row so I didn't take a closer look but they are out there.
  • guyfguyf Posts: 456
    I saw one at the local dealer. The third row is so far back, it does not make sense. When you open the rear hatch, the 3rd row, upper outside corner of the seat back is actually outside the car...

    Just try to imagine what will happen to the 3rd row occupants if you get rear ended.

    The 5 seater is fine.
  • I've been doing some research on the new Santa Fe and an '06 Kia Sorrento. They both have the 10 year warranty. I like the new Santa Fe's design. I rented a Sorrento for two weeks and it drove very good. It was very quiet and had enough power when you needed it. Does anyone have an opinion out there as to which of the two would be better overall? Any information would be appreciated. Thanks for your help.
  • i have no experence with the kia but i suggest you do a direct comparison with the numbers and see which suv meets your criteria better.

    The 2007 santa fe is all new and you will be paying top notch price at the moment so I think you would score a better deal with a sorrento. Having said that I personally would take the new santa fe because i checked it out and its my favorite suv in the segment (style, substance, performance,100,000k power train ect)
  • I am ready to purchase an 07 Santa Fe SE :)
    I am struggling with the choice of color. :confuse:

    I definitely will go with the grey interior. The exterior colors have been narrowed to: Platinum Sage ( the color has grown on me alot), Deepwater Blue ( it is close to black and not alot of contrast on the window trim and lower panel, the metallic blue only really shows in bright light and then looks cool), Slate Blue - I saw one at the dealer but it sold the next day and I want another look at it, and finally the Steel Grey looks like it might be interesting.

    Anyone have any colors of real vehicles? The color swatch chart at Hyundai USA is not accurate and does not work at all on the Build your vehicle pages.

    Someone posted to this list with a link to JPG's for a Slate Blue Santa Fe but the links did not work nor did the subsequent posting to another site. If someone has this jpg or a working link please post it or email directly to me.

    I appreciate all of the postings to this site. it helped me make a decision. In my search for a new vehicle I have test driven the following: Pontiac Vibe, Honda CRV, Toyota Rav 4, and a Tuscon.

    I like the value, feel, and features of the new Santa Fe. I will post more about my buying experience and what I have learned in my search for a new vehicle, which is alot, soon.

    best regards and thanks to all,
  • steverstever Posts: 52,571
    Computer monitors vary so much it may still be hard to judge. Brochure swatches are better but even printing can be off. Edmunds has little swatches of two of your four color choices on display:

    2007 Santa Fe Photo Gallery
  • jcspohrjcspohr Posts: 97
    I have the Platinum Sage w/Grey interior. The Deepwater Blue was way too dark (nearly black) for us. The red is fairly dark also. Our first choice was the Platinum Sage but the Slate Blue and Steel Grey also appealed to us more than any of the other colors.

    As for posting jpg's. You really won't see the true color due to your PC's monitor not being color accurate.

    The best thing to do is see it in person. We looked at the colors in daylight, early evening and after dark. The Platinum Sage takes on a whole new look after dark. Very appealing! We get lots, and I mean lots, of compliments.

    Like you, it captured our interest and we kept coming back to it. Our biggest choice was a Platinum Sage SE w/ beige or Limited w/ grey. We got the limited. The grey was more appealing to us.

    Happy hunting,

  • I saw the Deepwater Blue and really liked it, but I shy away from dark colors as the vehicles are hotter and definitely a royal pain to keep clean. I think the other colors are more elegant for the new style.

    Joe in Texarkana
  • like one was saying, dont know if the pic would do justice, but the one i own is called Silver is choped full of metallic and looks good in the light and dark..anywho, the pic is in my profile photos.
  • lv2drvlv2drv Posts: 132
    How do we get to the profile photos? I am leaning toward silver blue myself, but the silver and platinum sage are pretty, too. Thanks!
  • steverstever Posts: 52,571
    I think Posxmusic means his CarSpace album - I see his Mustang as his lead profile photo there. :-)

    Click on a member name to get to the profile, and then click on the CarSpace link there to see their CarSpace page. Albums are linked from there.

    You can set up your own CarSpace page by logging in at with your user name and password. One you're up, it's easy to upload photos there from your hard drive.
  • davesuvdavesuv Posts: 149
    I too like the Platinum Sage. I think the dark colors look sharp on the Santa Fe, but they do really show up the dirt. The mid-tones such as the Platinum Sage tend to hide the dirt. I've posted some pictures I took at our local dealership a week ago, which have the Platinum Sage and Slate Blue sitting side by side. As has been stated, your monitor may vary the color somewhat, but at least you can see how they compare. I've placed the pictures on my CarSpace album. Just click on my forum name, then click on "Visit my CarSpace site" in the upper left corner. Or otherwise, click here my CarSpace site

    Has anyone seen the Golden Beige? That's another possibility for me, but I haven't seen that color yet.
  • new2dieselnew2diesel Posts: 148
    I have the slate blue and LOVE it! Once I saw this color in person I had to have it. The deepwater blue was good on the lot, but keeping it clean would make it a nightmare. The dealership did not have the slate blue in the model I wanted so they traded the deepwater blue for it and brought it up from another state for me. I am so glad I held out ffor this color! :)
  • yes please try to post some pics too when y ou get your 07 santa fe! good luck with the buying experence :)
  • lv2drvlv2drv Posts: 132
    For everyone: In your search for an SF, have you noticed there are fewer Limiteds? Is this the way it usually is? I want a FWD Limited Premium in one of the lighter colors, but they seem to be harder to find. At least in this area (southeast Iowa). If I do a search in Nor. VA, where my sister lives, there are a few more; but not that many. I'm still not sure what state we will be buying from. It's possible we are taking our car to our daughter in VA, and we may have to buy there.
  • Saw the golden beige about a month ago and very nice...again on the SF it looks very nice along with the other nuetral colors. Its not brassy.

    Joe in Texarakana
  • hardly any limited santa fe's in california, none with ultimate package and none with AWD. I frankly do not think production is at full steam or perhaps they could be sending units to overseas first? When they start fully advertising the santa fe in fall than I think you will be seeing a lot more choices at the dealerships. :D
  • joe97joe97 Posts: 2,248
    All SFs produced in Alab. are for NA.
  • I never thought I would own a Hyundai. I have never owned an SUV, always had Saab's since I was 16. Loved them. Last year when I went looking for a new vehicle I found a good deal on a Audi A4 Quattro wagon. I loved it, however it was a manual transmisson and a bit small for my growing family. I bought it anyway, as I really enjoyed it.

    We later in the year moved further into Upstate NY and we decided it was time to look for a bigger vehicle. We went and looked at some certifed pre-owned BMW X3's. While the ride was incredible, it wasn't much bigger then the Audi, and the dealer wouldn't give me a good price on my trade. Next up was the Volvo SUV. HORRIBLE. Might have been the shortest time spent with a vehicle. While a sharp looking vehicle, the ride and comfort were horrible.

    Then one weekend recently, my wife and I drove by a Hyundai dealership and saw the 07 Santa Fe. It looked very nice, and we had always heard about the great warrenty. We stopped in and asked to take it for a test drive. My wife fell in love with it. I was skeptical, but when I drove it, I too was impressed. The dealer we were at didn't know much about the 07 Santa Fe and told us they didn't even know they were going to get one, it was just unloaded off a truck a day or two before. So the next weekend we went to another Hyundai dealership a bit further away. Test drove again, still loved it. Decided if they gave me the right price for my Audi, and we could agree on a sale price, we would get one.

    They gave me the best trade offer that I recieved, and came in $500. below MSRP for the 2007 Santa Fe AWD Limited with the Ultimate & Touring package w/ 3rd row. I haggled another $500. off the sale price, and SOLD!

    Now, I just have to wait and wait to get it. However, we are very excited about our purchase. Anyone have any clue how long it will be till these will be hitting dealerships?
  • jcspohrjcspohr Posts: 97
    I bought some Genuine Hyundai mudguards for my 07 Santa Fe and they arrived yesterday. It took me 30 minutes to put them on the vehicle.

    I am very impressed with the engineering of the vehicle and the accessories. Here's why:

    I watched the video about the Hyundai plant in Alabama. On it, one gentlemen speaks about dimensional accuracy and stability.

    Putting these mudguards on verified his statements.

    Everything fit PERFECTLY! The mudguards are molded to fit around/on the existing trim pieces. There are no gaps or misalignment. No drilling. With the new mudguards came new longer screws and clips. Very well done. I am becoming more and more impressed with Hyundai every day.

    BTW - we bought a used 2001 Elantra for our son 2 years ago. He's got over 105K miles on it and it looks and runs like new. The 2007 Santa Fe is our second Hyundai.

    I am test driving a Sonata LX next week. There could be a third Hyundai in the garage soon. That would mean every vehicle we own is a Hyundai.


  • lv2drvlv2drv Posts: 132
    I can't wait to buy my Hyundai. My husband wants me to wait for model year end and I want to buy it at calendar year end. By the way, he said I did a good job picking out the Santa Fe ;) . He is definitely impressed. I'm glad he's impressed by the research I conducted. Thanks to all in this forum.
  • if anyone has not seen it click to and than click the hyundai box

  • Thanks for supplying this link!
    I really enjoyed watching this video. :)

    I was already sold on Hyundai and this video really adds to a sense of confidence. I will let me dealer know about this clip if they do not already know.

    Thanks also for those who responded to my post on colors.

    I will be purchasing my 07 Santa Fe SE in Platinum Sage tomorrow morning. :shades:

    More to follow.
  • lv2drvlv2drv Posts: 132
    Hi subarufan1:

    I clicked on the link, but I got GMC, Chevrolet, Mastercard, The Revolutionary War, some Paramount movie and the Sonata. I couldn't find the Santa Fe :mad: . I think Hyundai might rotate the vehicles on the site.
  • acronisacronis Posts: 29
    subarufan1 thank you for providing such an excellent link. This definitely spotlights the major improvements Hyundai has made and is making as they continue their progress up the quality ladder.

    I think that Hyundai should distribute this video to its dealers.
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