Car Hire in Cuba – SUV 4 x 4

Car Hire in Cuba

Car Hire in Cuba

Hyundai Santa Fe - REX CUBA


A brand new model is on the scene for Car Hire in Cuba and, for those who´ve missed the SUV car rental in Cuba since VIA stopped renting Suzuki Vitara´s there´s the new 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV available from REX CUBA


Performance – 4 out of 5 stars


The Santa Fe’s 2.2-litre engine has 194bhp, which is a lot more than most rivals and one of the best cross country vehicles Car Hire in Cuba. It’s got a massive 311lb ft of torque, too, (322lb ft for automatic versions), so it’s certainly brisk. Progress is pretty effortless and all that muscle means relaxed arriving, our trip from Havana to Pinar del Rio then onto Holguin was excellent and, the SUV suspension soaked up Cuba´s worst roads. When choosing to rent this car from REX CUBA you can choose a six-speed manual or automatic gearbox


“This SUV was the best option for Car Hire in Cuba”


Ride & Handling – 3 out of 5 stars


The Santa Fe isn’t as lively as some rivals, but that’s partly because it’s larger we had some Cuban friends in Holguin hop in and, the ample 7 seats managed to accommodate 8 people, one being a child of course. It handles and grips well enough, though, and feels impressively assured on Cuban backroads roads. It demands little effort around town, too, and although the ride can thud over sharper bumps, it’s generally comfortable.


Refinement – 4 out of 5 stars


One of the Santa Fe’s best points is its impressive refinement which we appreciated while driving directly back from Cayo Coco at night, the headlights were very powerful and the overall noise level very low. The diesel engine is smooth and quiet, even on the rare occasions that you need to work it hard. You can hear the suspension working over sharp bumps, but there’s little road and wind noise at speed, so it’s a fine motorway cruiser.


Overall we were not expecting Car Hire in Cuba to garner such a nice model and this 4 x 4 vehicle suits perfectly a cross country jaunt. Probably a trip from say Havana to Santiago de Cuba would be perfect in this type of vehicle and especially if you’re a large family or up to 7 adults.


For bookings we did it online at REX CUBA


SUV Car Hire in Cuba