2017

Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

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 does in our SUV Ratings. The Sport comes with lots of features for the money. It's also roomy, comfortable, fuel-efficient, and stylish.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Significant improvement over my 2010 Santa Fe even though they were both 4 cylinders"

JIM U., TX (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Wow, does the engine HESITATE from a dead start unless you actively select SPORT driving mode! Blind spots are a problem: thank God for blind spot warning system! Strongly recommend forward impact warning/braking system as well. Steering is almost TOO responsive. Brakes excellent. If you add crossbars to roof rack, expect to lose 2 mpg in gas mileage. AWD drive system ROCKS! Must comment 3rd: layout of dash controls: they are confusing, and many important buttons are hidden from view."

STEPHEN B., IN (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"got a straight 4 was told how good it was with power but wish I got a v6"

Anonymous, NC (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Would prefer just a bit more power without having to get expensive turbo."

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Handles well in traffic or out on interstate. Acceleration not great but good enough and economical on long trips."

MIKE B., NC (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"very easy to handle. Comfotable drive"

PIETER K., MI (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Transmission unnecessarily downshifts two gears on cruise control to maintain speed. Using manual shifting, I often was able to sustain the set speed in 6, or dropping just to 5, and not 4 which it did automatically. This was a major savings in engine RPM (1000 rpm typically)."

GERARD H., PA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"I purchased the vehicle with the 2.0 Turbo engine. It has all the instant power needed and the three driving modes really let me determine the driving experience i want at any given moment. I think you did a disservice by only testing the vehicle with the base engine."

STEVE C., SC (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"I don't like the small high RPM Twin Turbo. Much rather have a V6."

ROBERT K., IL (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The engine with respect to acceleration is significantly better than the comparable competitors models"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Needs more power Needs larger gas tank"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Handling is great, however, while in the ECO mode, the vehicle is rather sluggish when accelerating"

Anonymous, NL (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Hyundai lowered the engine output by 5 horsepower. It is noticeable. The cruise control is annoying because it is constantly down shifting on hilly highways."

Mark W., CT (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Superb handling and acceleration from a relatively small displacement engine (2.0 liter turbo)"

Anonymous, CO (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe (Ultimate package) is great! In Eco mode, the acceleration can be sluggish so I use the other two modes and invoke the turbo to make surging passes on the freeway or to accelerate into traffic before switching back to Eco mode. Having the option to do that is great!"

Allen T., WA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Excellent acceleration when needed."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"It handles all conditions very well."

Anonymous, MT (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Since it is only a 4 cylinder the pick-up is not a good feature."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Underpowered. Fuel economy not what I'd expect for small engine and small car."

Mike P., IA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"For its size, the car handles well and is very responsive"

Anonymous, PA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Very agile. Turns on. A dime very easy to navigate everywhere. You can park it anywhere. Cameras are great it gives a 360 degree view form above. Very responsive and great acceleration. The turbo does have a very small delay when it kicks in. I drive a lot of freeway miles and get on average 24 mpg. The cabin is roomy and extremely comfortable. I will keep driving it until the wheels fall of."

Davida H., GA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"I have been extremely pleased with the 4 cylinder, 2.0 Turbo. It performs well both on the highway and in the Mountains at 10,000 feet. The MPG on our trips to Colorado and Arizona ranges from 26 to 30 MPG on the highway!"

Don W., TX (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"can be sluggish on hills"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Cruise control. Rough downshifting when going upgrade and downgrade. I don't like it."

Lynn A., IA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Good economy"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"handling is good, but acceleration is lackluster."

Anthony S., NY (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"We don't like the hesitation experienced when trying to accelerate trying to merge onto the interstate."

Marbeth G., KY (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"4 cylinder has impressive acceleration even at hwy speeds and great on corners and handling @ hwy speeds."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Acceleration is rather sluggish. The car has difficulty with cruise control when going up even small hills."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

""ECO" mode seems to be useless. It just seems to bog down acceleration. It might be good on a long highway trip, which I haven't done. Otherwise handles nicely and rides OK."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Acceleration is sluggish going up neighborhood hills. It seems to struggle. My husband complains about acceleration from a stop."

Susan B., TN (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Overall it isn't bad, but with eco mode enabled there is a noticeable hesitation in acceleration, more so than any other vehicle I've driven with an eco mode option."

Steve G., PA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Could use more pickup on acceleration. Seems to struggle to get to highway speed."

D F., NY (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The acceleration is as great as me previously v6"

Sandra W., TX (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The transmission isn't very good. It overshoots in going from first to second and second to third gears. This sometimes leads to hesitant acceleration. The steering and braking are fine."

Anonymous, MD (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The steering is such that you can not let your eyes leave the road for a few seconds or it will be wandering. Acceleration is adequate.and can be adjusted to Sport Drive Mode."

Anonymous, BC (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The turbo charged engine allows for rapid acceleration which is fun"

Anonymous, SC (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"This vechile has no problem mercy or moving through traffic and when sport mode is selected it definitely give the vehicle added acceleration. But I rarely use the sports mode"

Richard H., KY (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"It's a four that thinks it's a six."

Eugene M., WI (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Santa Fe handles well with good acceleration. AWD is excellent in snow. I like it better than 4WD which I had on my previous pickup trucks."

Thomas M., NJ (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Enough power to ascend all the mountain passes near our home in the Rocky Mountains. However the cruise control causes the engine to rev on hills, both up and down. It is only useable on flat drives. Good handling with a surprisingly tight turn circle."

Anonymous, BC (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Excellent handling, acceleration, and safety features."

Anonymous, MD (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"It has terrific pick up. No hesitation when entering the freeway. More powerful transmission than my 2016 Hyundai Tucson."

Susan S., TX (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"the turbo often causes a split second pause or delay in acceleration, which can be dangerous"

Anonymous, CO (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Love this car"

Anonymous, MI (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Very slow and noisy when accelerating."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The Hyundai delivers a smooth, quiet ride."

Gerry F., NC (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"great car"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"I find there are lags in acceleration, particularly after turning a corner and accelerating or making a u-turn, the engine almost seems to stall, and then launching much more aggressively than expected"

Brad S., BC (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Transmission is rough during accelerating and decelerating."

Bernard M., MD (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The size of this car is multifunctional for town, city, back road driving. Both local and long distance trips are a pleasure."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Road Noise is too loud."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"cruise control and the torque from the turbo combines for very little downshifting"

Anonymous, AB (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"We leave it in Eco mode most of the time and it is a bit sluggish on initial accelerations and on windy mountain roads. Putting it in sport mode usually helps. It feels heavy in sharp turns."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The turbo definitely help acceleration"

Anonymous, UT (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"There is a lot of power to this car, and it handles brilliantly on ice and snow."

Anonymous, CO (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Very good, but could use some improvement in accelerating from stop to posted speed"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Steering with electric aid is hard to control."

Anonymous, GA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"acceleration & handling are very good"

Anonymous, OK (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"hard to get into...you have to "back into" the seats to avoid hitting your head...and I am not tall."

David C., GA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The car has allot of road noise compared to my 2013 ford taurus. But based on the delta in price (Taurus 12k more), guess that is expected. On long trips I still prefer the 2017 hyundai. The driving position is more comfortable and navigating thru Waze with the the android feature off the car screen is superb."

Laird B., FL (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"good looking, reliable, drives well, lots of interior room. Name is improving as quality improves and public accept the change in product development. Not as sophisticated as a Volvo, Audi to Mercedes but not that far off. I own a new Volvo, just gave up an Audi Q5 diesel. Hyundai is very good."

Daryl C., BC (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Sport setting on transmission selection solves engine lugging in stop and go freeway traffic in big city."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Excellent acceleration. Shifts appropriately even when towing a travel trailer. Handles well even when pushed a bit on corners."

B S., BC (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Poor acceration from standing stop."

D F., NY (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The sleek design, alot of room inside in the front or rear seats."

Ed S., NY (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"It lacks decent acceleration; slow to change gears going uphill."

Sandra H., CA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"2 litre turbo provides adequate power for all needs and conditions. Only a little bit of turbo lag."

Harvey L., QC (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"great handling, with awesome turbo. Love the all wheel drive system"

Anonymous, NS (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Acceleration is more than adauate. handles well."

Anonymous, WV (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Acceleration is very good but handling leaves a lot to be desired."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"There is a serious problem with the acceleration of the vehicle in certain instances. If you begin accelerating out of a parking lot or off a driveway and have your wheels turned, many times the anti-skid feature activates and you can not accelerate. One day this is going to cause a serious accident and somebody will get hurt or worse."

Neil B., NJ (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"There is a noticeable turbo lag when trying to do a passing"

Robert R., NH (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"great car for the money"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The car drives very smoothly. Very stable on the highway."

Martin H., NY (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Acceleration is very good and it handles well and it is fun to drive."

Paul S., PA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The Turbo is very responsive, corners excellently."

Anonymous, NV (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Went from a six to four cylinder. Worried about acceleration. No problem, SUV is very quick with no hesitation."

Keith S., IN (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"passenger front seat is very low driver seat is a bit uncomfortable"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"It is very comfortable it rides just like a car and is noise free upto now. The climate control works fine and it cools the car quickly."

ANDY M., WI (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"my gps does not have mycommunity and many others"

JULES P., FL (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"engine noise under acceleration ride is somewhat stff"

Anonymous, GA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The drivers seat feels like sitting on a stone chair? Very stiff."

Anonymous, IN (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Seats are comfortable even on long drives. Lumbar great on drivers seat. Plenty of legroom.good visability"

MIKE B., NC (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"I am a tall person with most of my body length is from the waist up. The Santa Fe Sport has very tall backs on the seats making them very comfortable."

J B., MO (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Ventilated air conditioned seat cushions are great in my hot Florida climate."

L S., FL (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The Santa Fe Sport is great for around town and short trips. Long trips are not very comfortable--seats are a little hard and ride not always smooth. I have taken a 1400-mile trip in it and won't do that again."

Anonymous, GA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Seats very comfortable and the cooled seats are wonderful! Car cools down quickly. Road noise a little louder than I would like but not too bad"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The seats are comfortable to be seated for long rides"

TIRSO G., FL (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Seats are a little hard, could be because it is new... Nice ride, quiet interior."

ROBERT K., IL (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"It's got a very hard ride on bumps even though I've made sure the tire pressures were correct. Gas mileage is very good (about 30 mpg on highway, about 20 local driving) for a very good average."

KENNETH B., NY (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Seats are strangely padded in back/lumbar area. Seat bottom needs more padding: feels inadequate on long drives. Otherwise an excellent vehicle comfort-wise."

STEPHEN B., IN (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"It rides a little stiff on back roads"

RICHARD F., FL (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"seats are much more comfortable than the BMW X4 I previously had however I feel that they should be even more comfortable. Also feel the road noise should be slightly less"

James K., VA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"driver seat for me is too narrow, i only weigh 175, 6'"

Eric Z., AL (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Seats are not as comfortable as they should be."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"low road noise! Well built. Not a fan of the electric steering aid."

Anonymous, GA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"I like the heating and cooling features. The seat feels a little cramped and I am an average size person. The power adjustments are good. The ride is a little bit noisy and a little bumpy."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The only complaint I have is the seat belt latch presses into the side of my hip. Would have liked the seat to be wider."

Anonymous, NC (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The exterior noise in the cabin is very minimal. The ride quality and comfort is excellent"

Richard H., KY (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"When moving from a stop or slow speed the engine noise is loud and cheap sounding. It is also rather slow."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Both front seats easily adjust 3 ways, electrically. Great support and visual position."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Rides EXTREMELY hard over bumps and rough roads. I inflate the tires a few pounds under the recommended pressures to compensate."

Kenneth B., NY (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"We do 8 hour drives and this has the most comfortable seats we have ever owned. Very quiet with just some wind noise from the side mirrors. Quiet with the sun roof open at angle."

Anonymous, BC (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Comfrotable, adjustable, heated and cooled!"

William K., IL (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Just cmfortable. For everyone"

Charles C., OH (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Comfortable seats Smooth ride"

Charles C., OK (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Arm rests too low. Lumbar support in drivers seat too high."

Anonymous, WV (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Great seats, with heat and cooling. Very quite ride with great handling."

Rick S., CO (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"I LOVE the comfort in the Sante Fe Sport. The seats are comfortable and I am not cramped. The heated seats feature is great. The ride is smooth and there are no unusual noises. Rear passengers are quite comfortable as well."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Driver's seat!!!!!"

Paul W., FL (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Love the leather electric seats with heat. Need to switch out of economy drive mode to go uphill on freeway"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"This car feels like a large, luxury car, but drives like a much smaller car. It is also very easy to park. The only drawback is the lack of visibility in the rear."

Anonymous, CO (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Seats are comfortable"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Hyundai seems to have hired designers and engineers to make the driver's seat the most uncomfortable seat ever imagined. They were successful beyond their wildest dreams. I am convinced that a wooden bench would not be worse."

Paul W., FL (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"I transport a lot of seniors and I like the large cabin. I wish it were a bit lower. The seniors liked my PT Cruiser better."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The higher end leather seats are very supportive and comfortable. For an SUV with larger tires, it is very quiet at highway speeds with a nice, soft ride. An excellent long distance cruiser."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Love heated and cooled seats. Heated steering wheel is nice"

Anonymous, GA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"LUmbar support for passenger non existent .Both seats are very uncomfortable on a drive over 2 hours.Hard surface require own cushin to soften both back and rear end.Drivers seat has lumbar support but still needs cushin for bottom."

Anonymous, NL (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Overall it is a very comfortable vehicle, seats, ride and noise level are all pretty good."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Seat is uncomfortable regardless of how I try to adjust it."

Jeffrey R., IL (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Front seats are terrible. They are hard and very uncomfortable."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"numerous Items -all pleasantly in use"

Anonymous, NC (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"love this car."

Anonymous, MI (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Very smooth ride, quiet interior. Comfortable seats with many adjustments."

Peter P., ON (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Very comfortable seats. Both of the front seats are powered, very easy to adjust. I set my driver's seat on my personal setting. It automatically resets every time enter the car."

Susan S., TX (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Very comfortable leather, heated seats. Wonderful in the winter"

Anonymous, BC (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Seats will automaticity adjust to my selected position."

Kenneth C., OH (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Very comfortable seats for local and long distance. Ride is smooth and comfortable. Noise is better than average."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Plenty of control, and quite comfortable."

Anonymous, MT (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"I really enjoy the ability to select different ride experiences, such as the “Sport‿. Ride"

Anonymous, SC (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Seats are very comfortable and the interior is very quiet. Very easy to have a conversation with front and back passengers."

Thomas M., NJ (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Adjustments and memory"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"More road noise than I'd like. Car rocks and rolls in the wind."

Mike P., IA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"It is very comfortable to drive. The front seats are excellent and are not only heated but cooled. They have lumbar support. Great back seat legroom, and heating for those seats as well! Visibility toward the sides and rear is compromised by tall headrests and wide b-pillars."

Anonymous, KS (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Seats are comfortable but I prefer cloth seats. Road noise is low. Ride is good for an SUV"

R C., AB (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Rattles in the dash cannot be fixed by Hyundai - seats and ride is fine."

Anonymous, UT (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Very quiet with soft supporting seats. Rides very comfortably under highway and secondary road conditions."

Anonymous, MD (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The seats in this car are firm but comfortable. The seat cushion is not too deep for people with short legs which makes it very comfortable. Its easy to get in and out of the car without having to crouch down to get under the roof. Its quiet with very little road or wind noise."

Calvin W., UT (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Can hear more road noise than last vehicle owned (Ford Fusion). Too much noise when moon roof is partially open, better when fully open. Seats are reasonably comfortable"

Rita P., AB (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"comfortable seats, low noise, good excellaration,"

David C., GA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"roomy, comfortable, quiet, good value for the $ spent"

Daryl C., BC (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Very pleased with all aspects of comfort of this vehicle"

Robert R., NH (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Ride quality is unsurpassed. Very quiet and smooth ride."

Keith S., IN (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Really roomy and good MPH"

Anonymous, NC (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Front seat design is problematic. The contour edges of the seat is raised so high that it takes effort to get in/out of car. As a road car, it is light, tends to "wander" on the road, and one can feel the bumps. I'm sure weight reduction, which helps the gas mileage, suffers in ride comfort."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"I is very comfortable and quiet."

Paul S., PA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The vehicle rides well and seats or very confortable. I find the vehicle has excessive road noise for being a SUV. Other cars in the same class had less road noise."

Anonymous, LA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"comfortable in seating and ride. A complete pleasure to drive."

Anonymous, NS (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Very comfortable and many seating positions."

Kenneth H., PA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Like our Rogue, it's a great all-around use vehicle, and it is actually a little more comfortable than the Rogue."

Paul S., CO (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Run of the mill car. Used to cart dog and for winter driving"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"I am very impressed with the comfort and quietness of the Santa Fe Sport. I have owned several vehicles ranging from full-sized pickups and SUVs to Mini Coopers. The Santa Fe Sport has a ride comparable to full-sized vehicles. We recently took a 2,200-mile road trip and after the longest day of driving (14 hours) all 4 passengers were tired but not from being "road weary". It was not like we took a beating form road or wind noise or an abusive suspension. Of course, the front seats are fully adj..."

Joe S., TX (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"When I tested the 2016 Lexus RX350, the Smart Cruise feature was an additional $10,000. In the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, it is included in the tech package & ended up costing $20,000 less. And I've used it several times on the interstate and love it. It is definitely a strong safety feature."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Great value for the money. A high quality vehicle at a relatively reasonable price."

Anonymous, PA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"best bang for your dollar"

JULES P., FL (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"This car gives me exactly what I was looking for in convenience and economy at a reasonable price."

Anonymous, GA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"My wife got this car after using the consumer reports new car book and looking at all in its class , for the money and ride and value this was a best buy for our money.."

MICHAEL F., SC (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"It is a solidly built car and reliable. No squeaks or rattles so far."

Richard C., MA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Great SUV and performs up to expectations."

Bradley T., AZ (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"We are extremely happy with the features and the vehicle overall. We got the intimate package and it was worth it!"

Anonymous, MN (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The price of this car includes lots of things that are standard equipment."

Calvin W., UT (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Lots for features for the Santa Fe Sport 2017. AC is incredible for taming the Texas heat. Radio good, Bluetooth excellent, the transmission selector where one can select Sport setting for driving in big city traffic is fantastic for this 4 cylinder engine, removes engine "lugging"."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Great rebates and dealer discounts. Couldn't touch a different model with same options for close to what I paid for this vehicle."

John F., TX (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Getting the base engine allowed us to equip our Santa Fe Sport with every convenience option, making it an excellent value."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"We are pleased with the price paid for our Santa Fe and the minimum maintance cost since."

Marbeth G., KY (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Test drove all the imports which cost much more. Liked the Santa Fe best. Actually the Macan was better except warranty, and maintenance."

Anonymous, GA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The car is a real value for the $ spent."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Great SUV for the money"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"I consider the value to be excellent. This is a lot of vehicle for the money considering the other vehicles looked at before purchase. And the superior warranty plays a big part in the value."

Mickey M., TN (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"All Good!"

Anonymous, NC (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Had a Honda accord previously, but wanted a car that was higher and easier to access. Got a great price and love my Hyundai"

Anonymous, NC (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Considering the $5000 discount I got, the Santa Fe Sport was bigger and more comfortable than other SUVs at the same net price."

Steve B., CA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Hyundai has more features for less money than the competition."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Incredbly great value"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"There is rarely any maintenance besides oil changes."

Ralph B., ON (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Lots of cabin and cargo room. Jerky transmission. Poor mileage (but I knew this in advance). Good climatge control."

Anonymous, MD (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"great"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Fantastic value for the money considering the full complement of options included for the price"

James K., VA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Worth every penny. Compared to other makes of SUVs the Santa Fe gave more options included."

Davida H., GA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"For the price paid, it is absolutely packed with features. Heated rear seats, heated steering wheel, heated and cooled front seats were all important for us, and I would rate it as almost unique compared to others in the class. Only one other car we considered offered the same features."

Anonymous, KS (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"great looking vehicle, feels quite solid ."

Thomas S., NY (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"My sport has many features that a more expensive car would have. It is just the right size for me."

Anonymous, WI (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"I got $5,250 incentives from Hyundai when I bought this car. I got a great trade in, and only financed $15,000 for this $31,000 car."

Mark W., CT (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Solid value due partially to low finance rates"

Andrew W., ON (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"More features such as safety technology and personal comfort are included for a competitive price."

Clayton S., BC (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Has many features of more expensive SUV's at a lower price"

Anonymous, CO (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"I have Owned three previous Hyundais and never had a problem. This car drives nicely is comfortable and looks cool. Assuming it’s the same quality as the previous cars, I’ll be happy with a value"

Charles C., OH (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Very good"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Some creature comforts which are common on many suv's missing here: Rear Heavy trunk lid not automatic closing side mirrors don't have turn signal blinkers"

Anonymous, SC (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Poor value in having to pay for audio / navigation installed hardware as part of the total price paid for the vehicle which then requires you to pay for subscriptions if those items are to be of use. If you don't pay those installed items may as well be bricks. I'm talking to you SiriusXM. But this also applies to navigation and at least one feature of the audio system."

Edward H., NJ (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The Hyundai is a great value for the money."

Leann H., TX (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Excellent"

Joseph F., NJ (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Safety. Besides the competitive price, I have and use 360 degree surround cameras, blind spot warning, tire pressure monitors with individual actual pressure readings. Safety is included in this great value."

R B., TX (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Basically all the safety features (forward collision protection, adaptive cruise, lane departure, rear cross traffic. surround camera, etc.) found on a loaded luxury vehicle and work flawlessly. Better mileage than many similar SUVs. Excellent ride, handling and seat comfort."

B S., BC (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"I got a great deal on the Hyundai (almost $6000 off). I was looking for all-wheel drive and the deal I received was compelling."

Gerry F., NC (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"I owned a 2015 BMW X4. My 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe offers many of the same amenities PLUS others that BMW didn't offer (cooled seats, panoramic sunroof, and more) or offers them at a substantially lower cost--not to mention that insurance is significantly lower on the Hyundai."

Allen T., WA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Excellent deal. Got 2017 version of my 2014 vehicle with 5,000 miles from dealer as demonstrator. It has the added features of 2017 Tech package with forward and side cameras for 360 view, forward assist braking, etc. No other new vehicles could approach the cost. Also it has middle rear seat tether for child seat which is not in Honda CR-V or Odyssey. I looked online at reviews at those two plus Kia Sorento,(I purchased and enjoyed Sorento first year it was out) Ford Escape, Explorer, and Toyot..."

Anonymous, AL (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Comparatively, a great car for the money"

Allen M., CA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Considering the amount of "standard" features that are included on the 2.0T trim level, the value for the price is very good as compared to the Ford or Mini vehicles we have most recently owned. There weren't any 2.0T AWD Santa Fes available within 500 miles of my location, so I wasn't able to get one without paying extra. But, that would be the only other feature I would like to have added to my purchase. The was an AWD available in the Ultimate, but paying the extra $4500 to get the Ultimate p..."

Joe S., TX (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"A very solid car at a great price. The standard warranty is a plus."

Martin H., NY (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"This car is brand new to us, we bought it on 8/15/2017, so less than a week ago. My husband likes it, and he thinks we got a good deal. It had a lot of nice features, and lots of safety ones."

Judith P., CA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"this is number 3, for us great car for value"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"The reason I purchase this vehicle was for the value and warranty."

Anonymous, LA (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

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"I had gotten the new blue color the offer and like it very much. It has sparkles in the color. I think the style is sharp and the size is just right."

ANDY M., WI (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

"Very stylish, sporty"

TIRSO G., FL (2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport)

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