Last post on Aug 02, 2007 at 7:58 AM
You are in the Hyundai Santa Fe
What is this discussion about?
Hyundai Santa Fe, SUV
#16 of 19 Re: Family Resemblance [tpfilm1]
Jul 16, 2007 (8:33 pm)
I think you make a lot of sense.
In the long run I suppose Hyundai will sell more of their SUVs because each of their SUVs look so different.
For example, someone who is really sold on buying a Buick Enclave might not consider a Veracruz because they don't like it's looks, even though it is in the same class as the Enclave.
However that same person might buy a Santa Fe because it looks like a smaller Enclave, and almost matches it in Luxury appointments, and costs much less!
Right now dealers can't keep the Buick Enclave on their lots, so Hyundai might be able to siphon off some of Buicks leftovers.
Wow, it is amazing to be talking about an American Vehicle that is so hot!
P.S. By the way the Enclave's interior is laid out very similar to a minivan. I probably would have considered getting one for my wife instead of our loaded 2006 Toyota Sienna XLE had it been available when I bought it in December.
#17 of 19 VC vs SF=Sonata vs Azera
Jul 30, 2007 (9:18 pm)
Having driven all 4 vehicles recently and currently own a '06 Sonata GLS V6 I must say the Veracruz is a much quieter, tighter and more refined vehicle than the SantaFe. I am in no way bashing the SF, it's a great buy for the money and compared to other similar sized and equally equipped vehicles it still is IMO, a class leader (much like the Sonata in the family sedan class). The Azera is a larger, much quieter, more refined vehicle than the Sonata, and the Veracruz compares equally to the Azera in it's refinement and overall high-quality luxury feel. For anyone considering a Lexus RX, or Acura MDX, I think the Veracruz deserves your attention too, it will compare very favoreably IMO.
#18 of 19 Re: Family Resemblance [sduff68]
Jul 31, 2007 (5:08 am)
Huh? You think the Santa Fe looks like a Buick Enclave? I guess I don't see it. The comparison I hear a lot is from people who say the new Santa Fes look like 7/8 scale Touaregs or Cayennes. I definitely see the resemblance there.
The Veracruz definitely looks like the Lexus RX350, and that's no accident. Hyundai intentionally designed it to look and feel like the Lexus, but undercut the Lexus on price. Current TV ads for the Veracruz even feature a Lexus and a Veracruz parked side by side, and the Lexus owner getting into the Veracruz my mistake.
#19 of 19 Re: Family Resemblance [sduff68]
Aug 02, 2007 (7:58 am)
Actually should be the other way around, Enclave looks like the Santa Fe (Santa Fe did come out well before the Enclave debuted but I don't believe any copying were done on GM's part since the design had already finalized before the Santa Fe came out.
It's just concidence I think the Enclave, espeically towards the back end, share some resemblence with the Santa Fe but again both are fantastic CUVs.