LX
$3,270 - $4,519
Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
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LX Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,270 - $4,519
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16-20 City / 21-26 HWY
Horsepower
173-195
Seats
5

Mechanical Features

  • 2.7L (162) DOHC MPFI 24-valve V6 gas engine
  • 3.5L (212) DOHC MPFI 24-valve V6 engine
  • 4-speed Shiftronic automatic transmission w/OD
  • 5-speed Shiftronic automatic transmission w/OD
  • Front wheel drive
  • Four wheel drive
  • Traction control
  • Front independent MacPherson strut suspension w/coil springs
  • Rear independent multi-links w/coil springs
  • Front stabilizer bar
  • Front/rear gas filled hydraulic shock absorbers
  • P225/70R16 SBR B.F. Goodrich tires
  • 16" x 6.5" aluminum alloy wheels
  • Full size spare tire w/aluminum alloy wheel
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • 4-wheel disc brakes
  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
  • 17.2 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Roof rack rails
  • Body-color bumpers
  • Accent color grille
  • Accent color body-side cladding
  • Chrome door handles
  • Crystal lens w/multi-parabolic reflector headlamps
  • Reflector foglamps
  • Pwr heated body-color exterior mirrors
  • Tinted glass w/windshield sunshade band
  • Front variable intermittent wipers w/washer
  • 2-speed rear window wiper/washer
  • Flip-up rear tailgate glass

Interior Features

  • Reclining front heated bucket seats w/8-way adjustable driver seat
  • 60/40 split folding rear seatback w/folding center armrest
  • Double folding rear seat
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Full cut pile carpeting including cargo area floor
  • Carpeted floor mats
  • Front center console w/dual level storage & armrests
  • (2) front & (2) rear cup holders in console, rear door mounted drink holders
  • Overhead console w/map lamps & sunglasses holder
  • Stainless steel scuff plates
  • Tilt steering column
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel & transmission gear shift lever
  • Dark titanium finish instrument cluster
  • Gauges-inc: tachometer, trip odometer, coolant temperature
  • Warning lights-inc: door/liftgate ajar, low fuel indicator
  • Remote keyless entry system w/alarm
  • Pwr windows w/illuminated switch
  • Pwr locks
  • Cruise control
  • Homelink integrated transceiver
  • Remote hood/fuel door releases
  • Rear seat heater ducts
  • Rear window defroster w/timer
  • Fully automatic temperature control w/rotary controls
  • Monsoon AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD changer
  • In glass radio antenna
  • Digital quartz clock
  • (1) front & (1) rear 12-volt pwr accessory outlets
  • Illuminated lockable glove box
  • Electrochromatic auto-dimming rear view mirror
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • (3) front/rear assist grips
  • Driver footrest
  • Overhead courtesy lamps
  • Dual front map lamps
  • Cargo area illumination
  • Delay-out interior lamps
  • Rear seatback storage pockets
  • Under floor cargo storage
  • Cargo net
  • Retractable cargo cover
  • Full door trim w/armrests, map pockets

Safety Features

  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
  • Driver & front passenger front airbags
  • Front seat side airbags
  • Driver 3-point front ELR seat belt
  • Front passenger 3-point ELR/ALR seat belt
  • Front height adjustable seat belt anchors w/pretensioners & force limiters
  • 3-point ELR/ALR rear outboard seat belts
  • Rear seat center lap belt
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • Rear seat child safety anchors
  • Traction control
  • 2.5-mph bumpers
  • First aid kit

2003 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Reviews

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Despite its flaws, 2003 Santa Fe is a stable SUV worth considering.

2003 Hyundai Santa Fe LX

The 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe lx is a decent economical SUV that is hampered by a number of engineering flaws that affect it is performance. Mechanically, it is fairly reliable and somewhat fuel efficient for a vehicle of it is kind. One of the most severe engineering problems with this vehicle, however, is the way that the engine is designed, particularly with the fuel pump - which is subject to strain due to it is being designed to push fuel up into the engine block rather than pulling the fuel up from above - and a flaw that can cause the spark plug caps move out of place over time. Other problems arise from the airbag sensors being located in the front cabin seats themselves, making it impossible to address faulty sensors without replacing the seats themselves. However, despite these flaws, the 2003 Santa Fe has above average handling for an SUV, and is far less top heavy than other vehicles of it is type.

- William K

My vehicle has had nothing more than regular maintenance.

2003 Hyundai Santa Fe LX

My vehicle has never needed anything more than regular maintenance. It is extremely reliable, and I have had it for almost seventeen years. I am so thankful that I chose my Hyundai Santa Fe. It looks like a brand new vehicle and it drives like one, too. If I had it to do again, I would choose a Hyundai Santa Fe.

- Debbie P

2003 Hyundai Santa Fe. Every feature is easy to access.

2003 Hyundai Santa Fe LX

Hyundai Santa Fe is the vehicle I drive. I am disabled therefore there is a lift on the rear of the car to carry my scooter around. My vehicle is very reliable. It is good on gas. The vehicle has plenty of room in the rear of the car since it is a hatchback.

- Lynda S

2003 and still running well

2003 Hyundai Santa Fe LX

The air bag stays on and the check engine light comes on if I don't tighten the gas cap. It gets decent gas mileage and the seats are comfortable. The front speakers no longer work. I like all of the cup holders and the middle console has two compartments.

- Regina S

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