The Hyundai Sante Fe Sport is an ideal choice for small families in search of a compact crossover. Not to be confused with its bigger brother Sante Fe, the Sante Fe Sport has seating for five passengers and slightly less space for storage. It’s packed with standard features and includes an option for all-wheel drive and rear parking assist in all models.
What's New for 2014
Blind spot detection is offered at all trim levels, and new technology packages feature parking assist. Well-stacked premium packages enhance their offerings across the board, giving Sante Fe a sharper edge in the 2014 model year.
Choosing Your Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
The Sante Fe has two engine offerings: a base 2.4-liter four-cylinder that generates 190 horsepower and a 264-horsepower 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. This and drive type—front-wheel or all-wheel—represent the first choices a buyer makes.
Cars with the turbocharged engine feature an additional level of standard equipment. Dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery and heated front seats come at no extra cost, for instance.
Buyers of the base model can get many of these items in the Popular Equipment and Premium packages. A Technology package is available with both engines, and includes big-ticket items like a panoramic sunroof, navigation, ventilated front seats and heated rear seats.
The extra performance option adds verve, but the turbo engine is not essential if performance isn't a top priority over value.