A month ago I would have said yes but the number of transmission complaints now makes me say no and I am one of the biggest Hyundai fans out there. I would not buy a 2010 Santa Fe; a 2009? Absolutely. But not a 2010.
The 6 cyl is the main reason I switched from a Honda CRV purchase over to the Santa Fe. The Honda's only come with 4 cyl and no way was I going to buy one with that. With a 6 cyl and I likely would have gone with the CRV (even though I like the Santa Fe interior MUCH better).Absolutely no way would I buy this vehicle with a 4 cylinder, ever. I don't care how 'peppy' they claim it to be.
I wanted to buy a v8 4runner in a couple of years until I found out they swapped out the v8 for a 4cyl :-OThe 6 cyl is the main reason I switched from a Honda CRV purchase over to the Santa Fe. The Honda's only come with 4 cyl and no way was I going to buy one with that. With a 6 cyl and I likely would have gone with the CRV (even though I like the Santa Fe interior MUCH better).
Can't confirm your question but if you are settling for a 4 cylinder for your folks, why not strongly consider the Honda CR-V? About the same price and much better reliability thru the years and I imagine a better re-sale value. Not quite as nice of an interior in my opinion, but it's what I'd do if buying such a type vehicle for my parents.Can someone confirmed that the auto transmission is a V6 problem and not the 4 cylinder? We're thinking of getting this car for our folks on daily commute so don't really need the V6 power. If the 4 cylinder has been the same one in past years and has had no problems that would help us make our purchase decision. But from what I understood, isn't the 4 cylinder is also a 6 speed auto type of transmission? Which one is new and which one isn't? Im a bit confused. Thanks.
One case I personally know about is that their 4 cyl is in the shop right now for a 3rd tranny. Bummer. Luckily they have a good dealer. No sympathy from corporate.The transmission is the same regardless of which engine you choose and I have heard of the slip-bang problem from both sides.