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Hyundai Santa Fe, SUV
#6 of 46 Re: 2004 4-cyl engine problems [santafe71]
Dec 29, 2007 (9:56 am)
The shop changed the plugs and filter. So far works great!
#7 of 46 Re: 2004 4-cyl engine problems [santafe71]
Dec 30, 2007 (9:53 am)
yeah - 4cyl engines really react badly even if only 1 plug goes bad...
#9 of 46 Should the updated Theta II engine replace the 2.7 V6
Dec 24, 2007 (11:50 am)
It is speculated that the Santa Fe base engine will be the 2.4 liter Theta II which has estimated horsepower of 175-180 plus hp
should the 2.7 liter V6 be replaced by this engine Yes or no?
The 2.4 in my opinion has great advantages like timing chain, plus better fuel economy, easier to maintain.
#10 of 46 Re: Should the updated Theta II engine replace the 2.7 V6 [flc2006]
Dec 25, 2007 (12:04 pm)
I think Hyundai should.
Here is what I would like to see:
Fact: the next coupe will have 2.0L turbo four (rumored around 223hp) and 3.8L V6 (300hp+) (2.7L V6 removed)
Speculation: the Tuscon redesign should come with 4 cylinder only (2.7L V6 removed)
Speculation: I know Santa Fe's 2.7L V6 is there mainly to keep the price low but I think Hyundai should offer only the 3.3L V6 on the SF.
#11 of 46 Re: Should the updated Theta II engine replace the 2.7 V6 [joe97]
Dec 25, 2007 (1:05 pm)
they could go to an 8cyl too! and have a 4x4 optional driveline with the 8...
300hp is nice on the 6 tho'!
#12 of 46 Re: Should the updated Theta II engine replace the 2.7 V6 [somedai1]
Dec 25, 2007 (6:23 pm)
Not a chance, at least in the crossover lineup. If anything, it would be Veracruz, but the diesel variant is coming over to the North American market in a few years.
I can see the coupe with V8 but why when the V6 produces upwards in the 300hp range. Hyundai could, however, with 400hp output in the coupe
#13 of 46 Re: Should the updated Theta II engine replace the 2.7 V6 [joe97]
Dec 26, 2007 (10:24 am)
The Santa Fe needs a diesel. I understand that the Elantra and Sonata will get a diesel option for '09 or '10. Why not the Santa Fe?
#14 of 46 Re: Should the updated Theta II engine replace the 2.7 V6 [mike91326]
Dec 26, 2007 (11:29 am)
the rav4 has a 4 cylinder why can't the santa fe, which are competitors.
#15 of 46 Re: Should the updated Theta II engine replace the 2.7 V6 [mike91326]
Jan 11, 2008 (10:08 am)
The Elantra and Sonata are getting diesels in '09/'10? It's expensive to have a diesel engine that passes emissions (around $5000), and both the Elantra and Sonata already get good mileage. EPA rates Sonata as the best mileage Large car and the Elantra gets 25/33 mileage, the best in its class for a non-hybrid. Adding a diesel to a larger SUV makes sense, but for these? Not so much!