$21,649 - $23,699
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$21,649 - $23,699
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17-19 City / 23-25 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.7L DOHC MPI 24-valve V6 gas engine
  • 3.5L DOHC MPI 24-valve V6 gas engine
  • 4-speed Shiftronic automatic transmission w/OD
  • 5-speed Shiftronic automatic transmission w/OD
  • Transmission shift interlock
  • Traction control
  • Front wheel drive
  • Mechanical full-time 4-wheel drive
  • Electronic part-time 4-wheel drive
  • 110-amp alternator
  • 120-amp alternator
  • Plastic underbody skid plate
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Independent multi-link rear suspension
  • Front stabilizer bar
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • P225/70R16 all-season tires
  • 16" x 6.5" 5-spoke aluminum wheels
  • Underbody-mounted full-size spare tire w/aluminum wheel
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
  • 19.0 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Black roof side rails
  • Accent color front/rear bumpers
  • Accent color lower bodyside cladding
  • Accent color grille surround
  • Crystal lens headlamp w/multi-parabolic reflectors
  • Fog lamps
  • Pwr heated bodycolor exterior mirrors
  • Privacy glass
  • Tinted glass w/sunshade band
  • 2-speed variable-intermittent wipers w/washer
  • 2-speed fixed-intermittent rear window wiper/washer
  • Bodycolor door handles
  • Bodycolor liftgate handle
  • Hood sound insulation

Interior Features

  • Deluxe full cloth seat trim
  • Front bucket seats-inc: 8-way driver/4-way passenger manual adjust, driver lumbar support, adjustable headrests
  • Reclining 60/40 split-folding rear seatback-inc: fold-flat feature, adjustable outboard headrests
  • Rear folding center armrest
  • Front center console-inc: dual level storage, armrest
  • Deluxe cut-pile carpeting
  • Carpeted floor mats w/retention
  • Leather-wrapped 4-spoke tilt steering wheel
  • Dark titanium-faced instrumentation-inc: tachometer, coolant temp, odometer, dual digital trip odometer
  • Warning lights-inc: oil pressure, battery charge, door/liftgate ajar, airbag, brake fluid level, ABS, check engine
  • Pwr windows-inc: illuminated switches, driver auto-down
  • Pwr door locks w/driver inside lock override
  • Remote keyless entry system w/alarm
  • Cruise control
  • Remote hood/fuel door releases
  • Anti-theft system
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear window defroster w/timer
  • Monsoon AM/FM stereo w/cassette/CD player-inc: 218 watts, (6) speakers
  • Roof-mounted micro antenna
  • Digital clock
  • Lockable glove box
  • Cupholders-inc: (2) front center console, (2) rear center armrest, (2) lower back of center console
  • 12-volt pwr accessory outlets-inc: (2) front, (1) cargo area
  • Door trim w/simulated leather inserts
  • Large door map pockets
  • Overhead console w/sunglass storage
  • Driver/front passenger sunvisors-inc: illuminated visor vanity mirrors, driver ticket holder
  • (3) passenger assist grips
  • Lamps-inc: (2) map in overhead console, glove box, cargo area
  • Leather-wrapped shift lever
  • (1) coat hanger
  • Cargo net
  • Retractable cargo cover

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
  • Driver & front passenger airbags
  • Front seat-mounted side-impact airbags
  • Passenger side airbag activation indicator
  • 3-point seatbelts for all positions
  • Front height adjustable seatbelt anchors w/pretensioners & force limiters
  • Pwr window lock-out button
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • (3) rear seat child tether anchors
  • (2) outboard rear LATCH child seat anchors
  • Traction control
  • Transmission shift interlock
  • Energy-absorbing steering wheel
  • Bodyside reinforcements
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • Hood buckling creases/safety stops
  • First aid kit

Options & Packages

2005 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Reviews

108 Reviews
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Reliable road trip companion

2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS

My car, for the most part, has been extremely reliable. I have been driving it for over ten years and have taken all over the US. It handled multiple 15 hours trips a year and a road trip from New York to California. My car can easily tackle the hills of San Francisco. During a time when I was not driving the car often, it ran into a few problems. But once I started using it weekly again ( city driver, only need it for weekends) it has been great since. Over the time the paint has peeled away but most everything else is in good shape. I love my car and will be driving it until it won't let me anymore.

- Devon B

The interesting part about my car is the way it looks in the front.

2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS

I have had my car for 7 months now and in the first 5 months I had little to zero issues. I had to fix my AC unit, replace the belts, and change out my gas filter. I bought it used with 2 previous owners, who seemed to have taken pretty good care of it. Now, 7 months in to having my car it has broken down on the side of the highway after driving 12 hours. Pretty reasonable but I am still having a few issues with my car. It tends to be very laggy at times and feels as though it's having a hard time running. Overall, my car is pretty reliable considering its age and how many owners it has had.

- Audrey S

My 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe. Been a great SUV.

2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS

My car has been quite reliable. The storage is great. It's easy to fold the seats down to carry more. I buy a lot at the home depot, and it's just enough room, without being an obnoxiously huge vehicle, to fit all my items, and get me home. It did have a bunch of stuff in repairs needed about 4 years ago. It was all stuff that breaks down normally over time, but they all happened to go at one... the battery, tires, timing belt was close to a hundred thousand miles, and remembered I should preventively, get it changed out.


I love our Santa Fe! We love the great gas mileage it gets!

2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS

I love the Santa Fe! It has gets really good gas mileage, easy upkeep, drives very well. Good to take on trips. Very comfortable as my husband is 6'5 and he has no problems fitting in and sitting in the seats. I like how it goes very well in the snow. We bought this one used and it the previous owners took pride in taking care of it. We have owned a total of 3 Santa Fe models, so it goes without saying that we like this brand and have enjoyed the others we owned.

- Sandy F

Very reliable and non problematic car

2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS

The car is very reliable and has had little to no problems since we have gotten it from my mother in law. It handles really nicely and does well on many terrains, including mountain roads and the snow. The only problem we have had is a noise coming from the engine but a mechanic has checked it out and said nothing was wrong with it. The gas mileage is about average, we don't do a whole lot of driving so it has been great for us

- Donna B

The Santa Fe is a wonderful family vehicle that will fit your many needs!

2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS

Very reliable. Only issue I have noticed with Hyundai's is the belt squeals often, even after being replaced. It is extremely comfortable and has quite a bit of room. I love that it has a 6 disc CD player, along with cruise control, ac, power windows, sunroof and moonroof. It is all time four wheel drive, and is wonderful in the snow. It is decent on gas for being an SUV. Runs and rides smooth.

- Alyssa C

Love my Sante Fe

2005 Hyundai Santa Fe gls

Im the Second owner on my 2005 it had 67000 miles on it when I got her . And now she's at 104000 other than replacing the battery and tires, shocks, radatior, hood and trunk lifts that all are expected at 19 years old I have changed the timing chain. That was Pure preventive maintenance on my part. Best car yet. If I replace her I'll get the same but newer.

- Barbara shook

Turning radius, and special features

2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS

I have made sure I keep up with routine maintenance, oil change, tire rotation ect. I wish I got a bit better gas mileage but it's an SUV so I don't expect 40 mpg. I love the fact it can turn on a dime. You can unlock all the doors from the passenger side. You can roll up the windows after the car is shut off as long as no one opens any of the doors

- Heather A

Four wheel drive all the time!

2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS

My vehicle is a dream! It drives good, has great pick up and it runs through anything I love my vehicle. The cons are it's a v6, and gas is crazy! But the parts are cheap and it is a gem. I can do all the upkeep myself, as well as the maintenance. The price range for a brand new one is unforeseen but I'd pay it! Hyundai is a reliable company.

- Stacy C

I think the detail is the mount on top I've hauled a lot of things on it.

2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS

No problems other than the ac keeps going out due to a fan issue its reliable and drives great it's also very comfortable to ride in on long car trips I love it. It's pretty sporty to look at to and is a white vehicle and looks clean and trim. I think it's also really good on space when getting groceries or hauling trash

- Bailey H

Great car for the money worth the investment.

2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS

The only problem is that it rides a little like a truck. The reliability is excellent. It's very comfortable. I never regret the purchase of this vehicle. My only suggestions would be to spring for upgrades. It's definitely worth it. The leg room on the passenger side could be more. The back seats too are a bit cramped.

- Ann L

2005 Silver Hyundai Santa Fe.

2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS

My air conditioning went out a couple of years ago (about 2 years ago), and it was pretty expensive to fix. My car also had to get fixed twice within the past two months for exhaust and speed sensor problems. Spent about 1700 to repair everything. The gas is pretty pricey as well, but that's to be expected.

- KC N

The engine and transmission are great! Hyundai makes the best and reliable cars!

2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS

I am 6ft tall, so for a mid size truck I still feel cramped while driving at times. There are no vents in the back of the truck to circulate air or heat for the backseat riders, they get the bare minimum. But, overall it's a good truck. I bought it used and haven't had any major problems.

- Mary K

I have had this vehicle for 15 years.

2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS

This car has been very reliable for the past 15 years but I have issues with the gas line and air conditioning. Problems starting after filling with gas, and interior is getting worn down. Hyundai last long but only if properly maintained. Tires and brake pads must be changed regularly.

- Patricia O

Great car, in the snow and normal everyday driving.

2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS

It is a very reliable SUV barley gives me problems outside of normal wear and tear. It has 190,000 miles on it and still goes great. Only have had tune ups and brakes and the shocks done. It did have a recall but I guess the dealers will fix that with a phone call.

- Candy L

05 Hyundai Santa Fe Longevity

2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS

It has over 170,000 miles on it. I've had to replace quite a few pulleys and belts in the last five years. The engine and transmission have been really good, but it is starting to get to the age where it's costing me more to keep it running than it's worth.

- James R

The back end has a nice pullover to cover items you don't want outsiders to see.

2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS

My Santa Fe is a good vehicle. I like that the middle seat can fold down by two separate ways leaving room for one side to be left up for available seating. The extra media outlets have been useful to plugin and recharge our cell phones and tablets.

- Katrina G


2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS

The Santa Fe has been my third Hyundai. I bought a 2005 used in 2013 with 103,000 miles on it. We did only maintenance work on it up until 2018 when it left my son stranded for the first time. We still have it with 230,000 miles on it!

- Jan

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