Under the Hood

A 2.7-liter V-6 engine produces 181 horsepower and teams with a four-speed-automatic transmission in the GL V-6, GLS and LX models. The automatic transmission has manual-shifting capability. Used in the base GL edition, the Santa Fe’s 149-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine mates with a standard five-speed-manual transmission.

FWD and permanently engaged all-wheel drive (AWD) are available — the latter is intended to provide extra grip on slippery highway surfaces rather than for use on serious offroad treks. AWD sends 60 percent of the power to the front wheels and 40 percent to the rear wheels. No Low range is included.

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    Rear combination light bulb replacement
    (1) Back-up light (2) Tail light (3) Rear turn signal light (4) Stop and tail light (5) Side marker Rear turn signal, stop and tail light, side marker 1. Open the trunk lid. 2. Remove the ...

    Heating and ventilation
    There are three controls and two switches for the heating and cooling system. They are: 1. Air flow control. 2. Fan speed control. 3. Temperature control. 4. Air intake control switch. 5. Air ...

    Truckish performance
    Interior noise aside, the Santa Fe performed well on the road. The ride is feels more truckish than carlike. The bumps are hard, and on the highway, I never felt confident in this vehicle. The pow ...