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Subject Topic: Hyundai Santa Fe
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Message posted by DC252522/8/2015 at 10:09pm
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I'm thinking of getting a 2014 Santa Fe for towing my Bailey caravan. Has anybody had experience of towing with this newer version as the review below shows some concerns about its handling:

http://www.thetowcarawards.com/tow-car/hyundai-santa-fe/

Message posted by bobajob5923/8/2015 at 2:59pm
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I tow with a 2014 Santa Fe, previously has a 2010 model. I'm no expert having only towed with these 2 vehicles but reckon the later model tows better. feels more stable and a more relaxing experience. Not a massive improvement but noticeable.

Have towed from Bournemouth to Cornwall and both tackled the inclines without fuss or drama (both up and down). I've read the review you posted a link to and didn't feel lane changing or sidewinds were an issue but then I haven't got anything to compare it to.

The later car has a stability assist feature when towing.

My wife was a nervous passing (when towing) in the earlier model but is relaxed in the 2014. I've covered 14,000 miles in the first year with no issues and love the car.

Message posted by DC252523/8/2015 at 10:36pm
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Thanks bobajob59, really helpful. I look forward to a test drive on Wednesday.

Message posted by birdman10124/8/2015 at 6:57am
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I have towed 2500 miles this year with an Auto as i would never go back to a manual for towing, having had them for last 22 years.All i can say is tows faultless and stable.

Message posted by stevo125/8/2015 at 8:09am
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What sort of weights can the Santa fe tow please ? & are the equivalent Kia cars on a par ?

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Message posted by DougD14/4/2016 at 6:22pm
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I bought a 2006 2.2CRDT with only 32000 miles, had it 2 years, and was the most expensive unreliable car I ever owned. The dealers are hugely expensive, I took to importing the required parts from the US.

Shame really as when running ok was a good to drive with lots of storage.

My recommendation is either a Land Cruiser or Pathfinder.

Message posted by DC252514/4/2016 at 9:17pm
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In the end I went for the VW Passat Alltrack 4 wheel drive automatic. Great car and tower.


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