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G'day everyone! My name is Matt and I run the Car Review YouTube channel MattBrandCars (link for those interested: MattBrandCars)

Hyundai have given me a 2020 Santa Fe and I wanted to know from owners: What do you love about your Santa Fe? What do you hate?

I like to get the opinions of those who actually live with the car as well as my own thoughts from driving it over the week. I use some of what you have to say in the review! (Scheduled release: 16th August)

Cheers in advance!

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I've only had my '12 for a few weeks, but so far I love it! Much nicer than the Dodge Grand Caravan I was driving for the past 6 years. If I had to complain about something the ride is a bit harsh over bumps but I can account that to the short wheelbase and I think the brake pedal can be a bit firmer...maybe that indicative of the second generation SF? The 3.5L V6 has gobs of power and torque.
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I've only had my '12 for a few weeks, but so far I love it! Much nicer than the Dodge Grand Caravan I was driving for the past 8 years. If I had to complain about something the ride is a bit harsh over bumps but I can account that to the short wheelbase and I think the brake pedal can be a bit firmer...maybe that indicative of the second generation SF? The 3.5L V6 has gobs of power and torque. View attachment 449593 View attachment 449594
Thank you for the detailed response!
 

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I realized after I posted you probably wanted feedback on 2020 models. lol
 

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Base 2019 SE w/2.4 I4. According to the dealership, the base SE trim gets the best MPG, so that's why I purchased it. If there was a V6 option available, I would have chose that, but no V6 option. Not a fan of small displacement turbos as the "big" engine choice. The car is slam full of tech that would have been optional equipment on a more expensive brand. I really have no complaints about performance or handling. If I had to complain about something, it would be "No drive mode options on the base model"
 

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Base 2019 SE w/2.4 I4. According to the dealership, the base SE trim gets the best MPG, so that's why I purchased it. If there was a V6 option available, I would have chose that, but no V6 option. Not a fan of small displacement turbos as the "big" engine choice. The car is slam full of tech that would have been optional equipment on a more expensive brand. I really have no complaints about performance or handling. If I had to complain about something, it would be "No drive mode options on the base model"
No V6 option anymore? I thought the 3.3L was still available from the 2013-2018 models. That stinks.
 

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i wish Hyundai would have offered the 3.3/3.5 litresV6 with a manual transmission. i do enjoy driving my Santa Fe with 2.7 V6 with manual but for such a heavy vehicle a larger V6 would have been perfect with the manual transmission.
 

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i wish Hyundai would have offered the 3.3/3.5 litresV6 with a manual transmission. i do enjoy driving my Santa Fe with 2.7 V6 with manual but for such a heavy vehicle a larger V6 would have been perfect with the manual transmission.
Throw one in! lol
 
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