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Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

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Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2018 4-door SUV
Trim Shown: Turbo
Hyundai's five-passenger midsized SUV received a number of updates including 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.

Road Test

The Santa Fe Sport is a stylish and well-equipped two-row mid-sized SUV. It has much to recommend it, since it strikes a nice balance in price and size between a small and midsized SUV.  The Sport comes with lots of features for the money. It's als...


  • Lots of room and equipment for the money
  • Good fuel-efficiency, especially for the space


  • Hampered rear visibility

Best Version to Get

Stick with the base model and the 2.4-liter engine. The 2.0T turbo is more powerful but not noticeably so in everyday driving. We'd also go with the Value package for its heated front seats and power driver's seat with lumbar support, and the Premium package to get blind-spot monitoring. 


2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
  • 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 (185 hp)


Comfort / Convenience
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