Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
 

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Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

 

Hyundai Santa Fe Sportis a comfortable, luxury crossover that offers athletic handling for sport practices, seasonal getaways or daily commuting.

The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is a smaller, sportier version of the family-friendly Santa Fe. While its larger companion offers 7-person seating in its three rows, the Sport version is suited best for five passengers as it has a shorter wheelbase (by 8.5”) and only two rows of seating. However, what is common between the two versions is that they both have rugged styling, comfortable interiors and respectable safety ratings.

Profile

The overall style of Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is modern and sophisticated. It has an attractive shape with a muscular stance. Sharp edges and tight creases wrap around the body. The front-end's large hexagonal grille provides assertiveness, while gazing head, tail and fog lights with LED trim add refinement.


Power and Performance:

There are two powertrains available for the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. The base engine is a 2.4 liter inline-4 paired with a 6-speed automatic. It generates 190 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque. The direct injection engine helps with fuel economy. Fuel efficiency is rated at 11.1 L/100km in the city and 8.6 L/100 kms on highways with a combined rating of 10.0 L/100 kms.

There is also a turbocharged 2.0 liter inline-4 partnered with a 6-speed automatic. It outputs 264 horsepower and 259 lb-ft of torque. Both 6-speed engines come with a manual shift mode actuated by a shift lever. Fuel efficiency rating is pegged at 12.5 L/100 kms in the city and 9.6L/ 100 kms on highways for the automatic. Combined rating is at 11.2 L/100 kms.


Interiors and Special Features:

Inside, the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is luxurious. High quality, two-tone fabrics are used in an earthy/neutral color palette to appeal to most drivers. Standard features include; power accessories, cruise control, tilt and telescoping steering, steering wheel audio and phone controls, AM/FM/XM/CD player with auxiliary and USB ports, Bluetooth with audio streaming and a six speaker sound systems.

Inside, the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is luxurious. High quality, two-tone fabrics are used in an earthy/neutral color palette to appeal to most drivers. Standard features include; power accessories, cruise control, tilt and telescoping steering, steering wheel audio and phone controls, AM/FM/XM/CD player with auxiliary and USB ports, Bluetooth with audio streaming and a six speaker sound systems.


Safety features:

Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, like the Sante Fe, is well-equipped for safety. It has front, side and curtain airbags, driver knee airbag (a total of seven), anti-lock brakes, stability and traction control, hill-start and downhill assist.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rated the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport "Good" in the moderate-overlap frontal off-set, side impact and roof-strength crash tests. It also received a rating of "Good" for whiplash protection for rear impact. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the crossover an overall rating of five stars.

While the Hyundai Santa Fe is a great family vehicle, the Sport version is a sleek crossover with athletic handling and a comfortable interior best suited for sport practices, seasonal getaways or daily commuting.