It feels like a luxury vehicle without the luxury price tag.
The Santa Fe has been very reliable for me. It has just enough get up and go to navigate traffic easily. The ride could be a little smoother as could be the cabin noise. It is quite roomy and the seats fold down to give you access for moving large objects. I get around 18-21 miles in town driving and 22-28 on the highway. The heated seats are a nice added feature as is the electric controls on the driver's seat to get you just the right position. The only mechanical problem I had was the starter/battery went out, but that is typical maintenance. Overall I recommend as this vehicle is well built and dependable.