2001 Santa Fe Photos

2.7L V6 LX 4dr All-wheel Drive
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe

The questioner, an airport shuttle driver, had just spied the 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe parked outside the hotel's entrance. 'That's a Hyundai?' He was favorably impressed. Even without an up-close-and-personal examination, he allowed as how he'd take a close look at the Santa Fe if he were in shopping mode.

We were in Southern California, where automotive observation has achieved post-graduate degree status. On a lengthy drive the following day, everyday folk echoed the shuttle driver's reaction. From blue-haired teens to elderly blue hairs, the response was the same: 'What's that?' 'A Hyundai.' Finnbar O'Neill, president and chief executive officer of Hyundai Motor America, said the Santa Fe recorded a 'very high gawk factor' whenever he drove one on Los Angeles freeways. These initial reactions give hope for Hyundai officials as the company launches its first sport-utility in the world's toughest automotive market.

While we didn't gawk, we liked what we saw. And for the most part, we liked how the Santa Fe drove, both on and off paved roads.
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The questioner, an airport shuttle driver, had just spied the 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe parked outside the hotel's entrance. 'That's a Hyundai?' He was favorably impressed. Even without an up-close-and-personal examination, he allowed as how he'd take a close look at the Santa Fe if he were in shopping mode.

We were in Southern California, where automotive observation has achieved post-graduate degree status. On a lengthy drive the following day, everyday folk echoed the shuttle driver's reaction. From blue-haired teens to elderly blue hairs, the response was the same: 'What's that?' 'A Hyundai.' Finnbar O'Neill, president and chief executive officer of Hyundai Motor America, said the Santa Fe recorded a 'very high gawk factor' whenever he drove one on Los Angeles freeways. These initial reactions give hope for Hyundai officials as the company launches its first sport-utility in the world's toughest automotive market.

While we didn't gawk, we liked what we saw. And for the most part, we liked how the Santa Fe drove, both on and off paved roads.
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$21,999
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Engine 2.7LV-6
MPG 19 City / 23 Hwy
Seating 5 Passengers
Transmission 4-spd w/OD
Power 181 @ 6000 rpm
Drivetrain all wheel
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