The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is a medium-sized crossover SUV that is aimed at those seeking a stylish but practical vehicle. This Santa Fe Sport is a new model for 2014, and is based on it’s predecessor, the Santa Fe, but is slightly smaller and weighs less.
In addition to the Sport model of the Santa Fe shedding a few hundred pounds and trimming the width of the crossover, the vehicle has a fresh on-road appearance that is extremely sporty for its class. If you enjoy driving with a lot of speed and like the ability of a crossover to take on the curves of mountain roads, then the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport might be definitely worth your assessment.
Trims and Pricing
Hyundai produces its Santa Fe Sport in two trim levels the base model and 2.0T. The standard features on the standard model comprise alloy wheels with 17 inches with downhill brake control hill-start assist with keyless entry chrome grille, rear spoiler and rear privacy glass. projection headlamps and LED accent lighting air conditioning, second-row ventilation, windows with power security locks with power, stain-resistant cloth upholstery the split-folding rear seating of 40/20/40 as well as a sound system featuring six speakers and an iPod/USB connection. 2.0T models are a step up from the standard features that include keyless ignition, power-adjustable font seats with heated front seats, leather upholstery, manual rear sunshades, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter knob auto dimming mirrors and an 4.3-inch touchscreen and an electroluminescent gauge clusters. The base models can be equipped with the Popular Equipment package that includes foglights, automatic headlights roof rack rails windshield wiper deicer, heated rear mirrors as well as heated front seats. leather-covered steering wheel and shifting knob for the rearview camera along with the 4.3-inch screen display. The Premium package can be added to the base package. It includes leather upholstery, power adjustable driver’s seat and blind spot monitor keys-free ignition, dual zones of automatic climate control and auto dimming of the rearview mirror as well as manual side window shades for the rear as well as an electronic gauge cluster. 2.0T as well as base versions can be equipped by technology. Technology option, which includes parking assist for the rear, a panoramic sunroof with navigation, an 8-inch touchscreen Dimension premium audio system with heated steering wheel, heated front seats and the driver’s memory settings. The Santa Fe Sport comes with an invoice from the factory of around $32,000 for the base model, and an MSRP of around $33,000. A 2.0T trim level adds around $5,000 to the MSRP. The Certified Dealer will treat you with respect and will offer the price you need to save money, and all due to your membership status.
Engine and Performance
The base models are equipped with an 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine which generates 180 horsepower and 181 pounds-feet of torque. 2.0T models are equipped with the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that produces 269 horsepower and 264 pounds-feet torque. All-wheel-drive is the standard with all-wheel drive being available. The only transmission available is an automatic six-speed. The EPA estimates fuel consumption for the basic model with front-wheel drive at 20 mpg city, 27, miles per gallon highway, and 23 mpg combined. When all-wheel drive is included the estimates increase to 19/25/21. 2.0T models that have front-wheel drive can achieve 19/27/22, and with all-wheel drive, 18/24/21.
Buyers have the option of choosing from several shades, like dark gray or brown. The interior design is contemporary and sleek, right from the streamlined central stack to the sharp air vents. The controls inside the car are spacious and well-labeled which makes them easy to operate while driving. Its gauge cluster simple to setup it has two gauges in analog and a programmable LCD screen. The infotainment screen and navigation screen is located high in the middle of the stack, making it simple to refer to, and controls are positioned low to make it easier to access. The infotainment interface is easy with just some practice. The seats are well-padded and contoured for comfortable. There’s enough space for five people, but in reality, only two adults will sit comfortably inside the rear seat space. There’s enough legroom and headroom in the two rows for taller people which makes it Santa Fe Sport a practical vehicle. The cargo space is of adequate in size, and there are plenty of storage areas located throughout the interior.