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2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

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2017 2.4L 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $25,350
2017 2.4L 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $27,100
2017 2.0L Turbo 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $31,700
2017 2.0L Turbo 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $33,450
2017 2.0L Turbo Ultimate 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $36,500
2017 2.0L Turbo Ultimate 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $38,250

Overview

The kid brother of Hyundai's popular Santa Fe crossover, the Santa Fe Sport uses its compact size to its advantage, delivering an engaging driving experience on par with the best in its class. While there's no third row, the Sport is more than capable of transporting five passengers and whatever they want to bring along.

What's New for 2017

The Santa Fe Sport gets a significant refresh that includes restyled front and rear fascias, a selectable driving mode system, and a host of newly available safety technology.

Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Choosing Your Santa Fe Sport

The Sport is about 8.5 inches shorter than the standard Santa Fe, but interior room still ranks among the leaders of its class. If you don't require seven-passenger capacity, you'll be rewarded with a highly maneuverable and energetic compact crossover. The base 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine produces 185 horsepower, and you can opt for a 2-liter turbo with a stout 240 horsepower. A six-speed automatic transmission comes standard, along with selectable driving modes (Normal, Eco, Sport). All-wheel drive can be added to any model for $1,750.

The Santa Fe Sport is offered in Base, 2.0L, and 2.0L Ultimate trim levels:

Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Base

Gets the 2.4-liter engine and some thoughtful standard touches like a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and audio, LED accent lighting, 17-inch alloy wheels, and satellite radio. All-wheel drive models also get windshield wiper de-icers. The available Popular Equipment package adds a power driver seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, foglamps, and roof rails. Models so equipped are eligible for a Premium package with leather upholstery, heated front seats, a hands-free power tailgate, a power passenger seats, a sliding second row, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross traffic alert. For those who want it all, the Tech package furnishes all of the Premium contents, plus a panoramic sunroof, navigation, surround-view cameras, a heated steering wheel, rear parking sensors, heated rear seats, and ventilated front seats with driver memory.

Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

2.0L

Comes equipped with the more powerful 2-liter turbo engine, 18-inch wheels, and a towing package. The contents of the Popular and Premium packages are standard. The Tech package, however, is not available on this trim.

Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

2.0L Ultimate

Carries everything available on the other trims, plus a 12-speaker Infinity surround-sound system, upgraded exterior lighting, 19-inch wheels, and special badging. Exclusive to the Ultimate is an optional Tech package with adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, adaptive headlamps with automatic high beams, and collision mitigation with pedestrian detection and automatic braking.

CarsDirect Tip

Since the Sport shares much of its equipment (both standard and optional) with the midsize Santa Fe, you can put together one luxurious compact crossover. However, all that goodness comes at a price. Be aware that a fully loaded Sport can surpass the price of some premium-branded vehicles of similar size.

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Hyundai has three crossover SUVs in its lineup: smallest Tucson, compact Santa Fe Sport, and bigger three-row Santa Fe. Both Santa Fe models have been substantially freshened for 2017, gaining a new front-end appearance that includes a fresh fascia and headlights, along with new taillights. About one-fourth of the Sport’s components have been revised. The Santa Fe Sport comes in Base, 2.0T, and 2.0T Ultimate models, the latter two containing a turbocharged engine.

Pricing and Equipment

Starting at $25,350 (plus destination charge), the Santa Fe comes with a choice of powertrains. Base engine is a direct-injected, 2.4-liter four-cylinder, producing 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. The alternative turbocharged 2-liter four-cylinder engine develops 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet. Both work with a six-speed automatic transmission.

Fuel economy differs little between the two. With front-drive, the 2.4-liter is EPA-estimated at 21/27 mpg city/highway. The turbo four gets an EPA estimate of 20/28 mpg city/highway (20/27 in Ultimate trim).

Standard equipment in the Santa Fe Sport 2.0T, with a Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $31,700, includes:

  • Turbocharged 2-liter engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Heated power front seats
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and lane-change assist
  • Blue Link telematics
  • Seven-inch display audio
  • Eighteen-inch alloy wheels
  • Seven airbags, including driver’s knee airbag

Options include surround-view cameras, lane-keeping assist, forward-collision warning with automatic braking, and adaptive cruise control.

Performance Pros

Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
  • Acceleration scores well with the optional turbocharged 2-liter engine. Able to reach 60 mph in about 7 seconds, the turbo Sport provides greater confidence when passing or merging, and can tow as much as 3,500 pounds.
  • Transmission shift points are logical and effective, yielding smooth operation. Moving the gearshift lever can actuate a manual-shift mode.
  • All-wheel drive available with either engine.

Performance Cons

  • Acceleration with the base 2.4-liter engine is rather weak. It can feel breathless and overtaxed—more so when passengers are aboard.
  • Gas mileage is acceptable, but not the greatest in its class. Some competitors deliver better fuel economy than either Santa Fe Sport version.
  • A Santa Fe Sport drives easily, but steering doesn’t feel quite as sharp as in some competitive vehicles.

Interior Pros

Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
  • Space is greater than most rivals provide, with good front legroom and knee clearance. Front backrests are well-shaped, with adequately-bolstered cushions on long seat bottoms.
  • A sliding back seat is available, traveling 5.2 inches fore and aft, to better accommodate either passengers or cargo. The cargo hold is sizable.
  • Large, real knobs control fan speed and audio volume. Electro-luminescent instruments are available.

Interior Cons

  • If the panoramic sunroof is installed (standard on Ultimate), head clearance is marginal for taller drivers.
  • Though spacious for a compact, in both front and rear, larger families might need a bit more room.

The Most Pleasant Surprise

Seat comfort and space get half of the nod, especially with the sliding rear seat. The other half goes to excellent crash-test scores (five stars in the federal test program), as well as a laudable number of available safety items. Every model has a rearview camera, and 2.0T turbos have several active-safety features.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

Considering the weak nature of the base engine, it’s so-so gas-mileage estimate is particularly galling. At least, there’s an easy solution for this demerit: pick the turbo instead, and you get nearly the same gas-mileage estimate.

The Bottom Line

In its latest form, freshened for 2017, the Sport looks sharp—inside as well as outside. Many consider it the best-looking model of Hyundai’s crossover trio. An abundance of standard equipment, plus high-quality materials, makes it a good value even in more costly turbo trim.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.4L I-4 / 185 HP / 178 ft.lbs.
Transmission
6-spd SHIFTRONIC w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
21 / 27 / 24 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.4L I-4 / 185 HP / 178 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
21 / 27 / 24 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
17.4 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$66
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
71.5 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
108 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
185.0 "
Exterior Width
74.0 "
Exterior Height
66.1 "
Front Headroom
39.6 "
Rear Headroom
39.1 "
Front Legroom
41.3 "
Rear Legroom
39.4 "
Front Shoulder Room
59.4 "
Rear Shoulder Room
58.3 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,624 Lbs.
Wheel Base
106 "
Turning Radius
17.9 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
17.0 " Silver Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated, Convex Spotter Driver / Power Remote Heated Driver
Bumpers
Front Body-colored With Metal-look Insert
Grille Moldings
Chrome
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Yes Essentials Premium Cloth / Leather
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way / (8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way / (6-way Power)
Front Armrests
6-way / (8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
40-20-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Clock, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Clock, Seek-scan / Clock
Speakers
6 / 12 Infinity
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
4
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Major Components Months
120 Months / 100,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
84 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles

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