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2017
New 2017
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Change Vehicle
Hyundai's five-passenger midsized SUV received a number of updates with its 2017 freshening, including a standard rearview camera, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and lane-departure warning. It also improved from Marginal to Good in the IIHS small-overlap crash test. This roomy SUV has a comfortable ride and a quiet interior. Power comes from a responsive 2.4-liter four-cylinder mated to a smooth six-speed automatic. We got a decent 23 mpg overall with this drivetrain. A more powerful 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder is also available. Handling is sound and secure but not exceptional. The well-finished cabin is packed with a lot of standard features, but rear visibility is so-so. Reliability has been above average.

Road Test

The Santa Fe Sport is a stylish and well-equipped two-row mid-sized SUV comparable in size to the Chevrolet Equinox and Ford Edge. It has much to recommend it, as well as a couple of annoying shortcomings that prevent it from scoring higher than it d...

Highs

  • Looks good inside and out
  • Lots of room and equipment for the money

Lows

  • Lousy steering feel
  • Poor rear visibility

Best Version to Get

Stick with the 2.4-liter engine. The 2.0T turbo is more powerful but perhaps not noticeably so in everyday driving. The backup camera is a must.

Specifications

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
Warranty
  • Basic: 5 year/60,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 10 year/100,000 miles
  • Rust through: 7 year/unlimited
  • Roadside aid: 5 year/unlimited
Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2-liter 4 turbo (264 hp)
  • 2.4-liter 4 (190 hp)

Ratings

Safety
Performance
Comfort / Convenience
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