2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Review

The new 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is an attractive five-seater compact SUV with even more features than before (ventilated front seats, automatic power lift gate) and improved styling, it continues to outshine the latest competitors like the Honda CR-V, Ford Edge, and Subaru Forester.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport – Feature Overview:

There are a number of modifications on the outside for the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. In the rear, there are new taillights and a dual exhaust that is twin-paired. There’s a new front grille with brush-look inserts which really points out the fact that it is a sporty SUV.

The interior now incorporates a multi-view camera, a 7-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and its all constructed with high-quality materials. The controls are all within easy reach and user-friendly. The Smart Cruise Control is an available feature and when it is activated, it automatically slows the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe down when it detects a vehicle in your lane ahead. Available Dynamic Bending Light has the capability to turn the headlights in the direction of the curve ahead as you turn the steering wheel, and high beam assist will automatically dim the headlights when it senses another car approaching in the oncoming lanes. The rear bench seating has a 40/20/40 split with an ample 71.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind it.

You can opt for the Popular Equipment Package (Blue Link, roof side rails, etc.), which adds $1,500. The Premium Package (sliding 2nd-row seats, window sunshades, etc.) which goes for $3,550. And the Tech Package (heated steering wheel, parking sensors, etc.) which will set you back an additional $3,650. There’s also a Tech Package for the sport 2.0 Ultimate. It includes Smart Cruise Control, Electronic Parking Brake, Auto Leveling Headlights and more. This is available for an additional $1,550.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport – Engine and Fuel Economy:

The standard model is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that will power 240 hp. It’s responsive in the turns offers a firm yet comfortable and for the most part smooth ride thanks to the sport-tuned suspension. The all-wheel drive option models utilize Hyundai’s Active Cornering Control for improved stability and traction.

The Automatic Emergency Braking is an available option and comes with Pedestrian Detection, utilizing both a camera and a radar sensor. Lane Departure Warning is another available option, letting you know when you’ve crossed the line. With a gas-sipping 21 cities and 27 highway mpg. on the front wheel drive option. And if that’s not enough, don’t forget about the 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport – Price and Release Date:

The pricing starts from $26,245 for a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder model, and for the AWD option goes around $27,100. Also, the price for the 2.4-liter goes to $32,500 and the AWD version of that model will be about $39,145. The car will be available in late 2016.

In summary, the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is a good choice if you are looking for an affordable, but also roomy and dependable crossover SUV.

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