I love my Santa Fe Elite diesel! I have been a huge fan of these makes of cars for many years and it hasn't let me down yet.
It's quiet, comfortable for long trips, fuel efficient, tech savvy, and family orientated. My 4 yr old son has tested the car out...pushed all the button and played with all the gadgets. Love the rear window retractable sun shades...so much handier when you have children in the rear seats.
This is my second Santa Fe but my first brand new one and I couldn't be happier. Minimal problems with her. Only features I have found I don't like is the plastic bumper mouldings - a bit flimsy and don't clean very well.
Yes, the third row is a bit squishy if you want to sit there but it's good for short distances if you aren't carrying and luggage or packages.
The Satellite navigation is great...but it doesn't like going into new roads! Wish it was a little more easy to use the touch screen to zoom in and out and it does send you round the houses if you forget to delete your last destination.
The Diesel engine is great. Wonderful economy for long distances even when towing a fully laden camper trailer.
We have driven her over the Nullarbor a couple of times, taken her over dirt and corrugated roads and she has handled it all in her stride. Would recommend the Santa Fe to anyone! I have told all my mummy friends who are looking for bigger cars about the Santa Fe...