It’s no secret that crossovers are growing in popularity, year in and year out. As the competition grows, finding an affordable, proven model that offers great value can be hard. Enter the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. An ideal blend of performance, technology and safety, the Santa Fe Sport provides stiff competition to its rivals and comes at an attractive price. Should the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport be your next ride? Keep reading to find out!
The Hyundai Santa Fe has been a popular, competitive choice in the crossover segment for nearly twenty years, and the Santa Fe Sport is its slightly smaller, feature-packed sibling. First introduced for the 2013 model year, the Santa Fe Sport offers buyers the practicality and style of its namesake but in a more compact, fuel-efficient form.
Keep reading to learn more about this fun, family-friendly crossover.
The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport first hit showrooms in 2012 for the 2013 model year. While the Santa Fe was renamed the Santa Fe XL, offering three rows of seats, the 2013 Santa Fe Sport was introduced as a more compact alternative for buyers who wanted the practicality of Hyundai’s popular crossover, but in a smaller package.
U.S. News & World Report praised the new Santa Fe Sport for its great fuel economy and cargo space. The 2013 Santa Fe Sport comes with two engine options: a 190-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and a turbocharged, 264-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Each engine is paired to a six-speed automatic transmission and the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport comes in front-wheel-drive and all-wheel drive variants.
Standard features like keyless entry, steering wheel-mounted controls, aluminum wheels and cruise control make the Santa Fe Sport a value buy, and optional features include a rearview camera, panoramic roof, Bluetooth®, heated mirrors and remote engine start. Even in its first year, the Santa Fe Sport is a great vehicle with even better features.
The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport offers even better features, inside and out. While the exterior got a refresh, the interior and technology got a boost, too. A rearview camera, auto-off headlights and heated mirrors became standard in all models. If you’re looking for both features and power, the high-end Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Ultimate trim offers not only a turbocharged engine but a dual moonroof, leather-wrapped steering, hands-free liftgate, remote engine start, navigation and a premium sound system.
Other excellent options are available for all models, including blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and Android Auto™.
For the 2019 model year, the Santa Fe Sport has been revamped as simply the Santa Fe, however, the redesign only improves the vehicle. With a larger interior and overall length, refined cabin materials, standard Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™, the Hyundai Santa Fe continues to be one of the best options in the ever-growing crossover crowd. Available in seven trims, there’s a Santa Fe for everyone. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard across all trims, along with top-notch safety features like blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision avoidance with pedestrian detection and much more. Whether you want a turbocharged, premium model or a value-packed base trim, the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is worth your investment.
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