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Hello I am seriously considering a purchase of a 3rd Gen Santa Fe Xl either used or brand new - I do have a medium sized boat to pull a handful of time per year @ around 25000 lbs and I know the the sport turbo is rated for 3500lbs tow capacity but I am not a fan of turbo's as they can easily suck back as much or more gas than the bigger 3.3 engine and possibly have more maintenance/problems issues down the road.
Is every one liking their Santa Fe's...4cyl or v-6, Any big issues... warranty or not......now that you've bought one would you buy another??
 

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Just got a GLS this week.
enjoying it so far.
pulling around 20 mpg so far.
I got the ultimate package.

I however did not get the tow package.....
good luck on your search
 

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Great ride

We picked up a limited ultimate last week and so far it is great! I don't pull with it as I use my F150 for pulling. That said it is more powerful than the Traverse that preceded it and significantly lighter and it shows in every way including economy.

I personally prefer not to pull with 4 cylinder engines. They usually are not built for torque as much as economy and HP. Typically I would take the 6 cylinder if I were going to pull.

Either way, I would say you would be very happy with a Santa Fe in the driveway.
 

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Thanks for your replies- I am going to rent one later this week for a week just to gauge the feel of the interior and the ride (body roll, suspension etc..) Comfort is of the utmost importance to me and when I say that ... its seating position and the shape of the seat - I can only get my hands on a base model with cloth seats but it should give me some idea of what I'm getting into..
Ive sat in all three at the dealership - basic cloth with mechanical levers - power cloth, and power leather - I really liked the power cloth as it was softer than the leather and cupped my ass and did not put too much pressure on my thighs. I could notice the leather seats were more firm -I cannot stand firm seats - they put pressure on my thighs and then they hurt whilst standing all day at work.

Any comments on seat comfort would really help me out here....I made one big mistake once already and it will cost me dearly....

If I do purchase it will definitely be a 3.3 XL as I will tow a handfull of times per year.

Cheers to all.
 

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Santafe not for me

Well I've rented a standard engine sport model (2015) with power cloth seats for a week. And I'm saddened to announce the seat position and firmness is not quite to my liking. I am suffering fatigued legs while standing at work all day again - not nearly as bad as the Toyota Rav4 I previously purchased. A week later in in my VW Beetle the fatigue has gone away. So I do know that the fatigue does not need to be there and there are only certain types of seats and seating positions that are suitable for me..
I fear I may be suffering from FIBROMYALGIA- soreness of muscles particularly felt in upper legs and thighs etc..
After an exhaustive search and many long test drives I have at last found the seat that suits me - the brand of car I wanted to stay away from to be exact...as I already drove one for 15 years..and was tired of pumping premium gas in it at nearly 1.50 per liter but I guess comfort has to come first in this situation.....
After several hours of test drives the Acura Mdx hands down has the most comfortable seats...
I bought used as they are quite pricey..
Any how I guess I am done with this forum and all the best to every one and their new Santafe's - they are sharp looking trucks I might add..

Cheers!
 
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