2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Buyer's Guide

Hyundai has given its mid-priced Santa Fe Sport crossover a significant update for 2017 that includes a raft of new design cues and interior features.

On the outside, there are redesigned fascias front and rear and new wheel designs, and LED daytime running lights on certain trims. Inside, a drive mode selector is standard as is a five-inch colour display audio system, backup camera and a redesigned centre stack.

And that only covers what comes standard in the base model: other newly available items include a height-adjustable front passenger seat, multi-view camera system, radar cruise control with stop/start function, lane departure warning, electric parking brake, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, automatic high-beams and steerable headlights.

Those new safety items give the Santa Fe the kit it needs to compete with the latest and greatest in the mid-size crossover segment like the Honda Pilot, GMC Acadia and even the Sorento sold by that "other" Korean brand, Kia. What didn't need much updating was the Santa Fe's impressive drive characteristics and overall quality, which have impressed since this crossover was last redesigned as a 2013 model. The Santa Fe Sport is strictly a seven-seater; if you want three rows of seating in a Hyundai, there's the Santa Fe XL (simply called Santa Fe in the U.S.), which is covered in a separate buyer's guide entry.

As such, the Santa Fe's drivetrain choices are carried over from 2016: The base engine is a 2.4L four-cylinder that makes 185 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque, while a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder boosts those figures to 240 hp and 260 lb-ft. The 2.4L can be had with front- or all-wheel drive, but all 2.0L models get standard AWD. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard across the line.

Fuel consumption estimates are 11.7/8.7 L/100 km (city/highway) for a 2.4L model with FWD, and 12.5/9.3 with AWD. 2.0L AWD models are rated at 12.9/9.7.

Standard kit includes a six-speaker stereo, backup camera, Bluetooth, air conditioning, heated front seats, tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, 17-inch aluminum wheels, heated and power-adjustable side mirrors, automatic headlights and cloth upholstery.

2.4 Premium trim adds blind spot detection with lane change assist, rear cross traffic alert, rear park assist sensors, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather-trimmed steering wheel and shifter, 12-way power driver's seat, heated steering wheel and heated rear seats.

2.4 SE gets manual rear-window sun shades, panoramic sunroof and leather seating.

The 2.4 Luxury model adds a four-way power front passenger seat, intelligent keyless entry with push-button ignition, auto-dimming rearview mirror, hands-free power liftgate and sliding second-row seats.

2.0T SE trim blends features from the 2.4 SE and Luxury models, like intelligent keyless entry with push-button ignition and sunroof but adds an upgraded gauge cluster and19-inch wheels.

2.0T Limited models get navigation, HID headlights and LED taillights.

Finally, 2.0T Ultimate trim gets lane departure warning, multi-view camera system, autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, electric parking brake, automatic high beams and adaptive headlights.

Prices range from $28,599 to $44,599.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Specifications

There are 9 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $28,599 MSRP
9.9
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
185 hp @6000 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Body style SUV
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
FWD 4dr 2.4L $28,599 5 SUV
FWD 4dr 2.4L 185 hp @6000 rpm 178 ft-lb @4000 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
FWD 4dr 2.4L 185" 74" 66.1" 106.3"
FWD 4dr 2.4L
FWD 4dr 2.4L Cloth Seats
FWD 4dr 2.4L
FWD 4dr 2.4L
FWD 4dr 2.4L Premium $31,099 5 SUV
FWD 4dr 2.4L Premium 185 hp @6000 rpm 178 ft-lb @4000 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
FWD 4dr 2.4L Premium 185" 74" 66.1" 106.3"
FWD 4dr 2.4L Premium
FWD 4dr 2.4L Premium Cloth Seats
FWD 4dr 2.4L Premium
FWD 4dr 2.4L Premium
AWD 4dr 2.4L Premium $33,099 5 SUV
AWD 4dr 2.4L Premium 185 hp @6000 rpm 178 ft-lb @4000 rpm 6-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr 2.4L Premium 185" 74" 66.1" 106.3"
AWD 4dr 2.4L Premium
AWD 4dr 2.4L Premium Cloth Seats
AWD 4dr 2.4L Premium
AWD 4dr 2.4L Premium
AWD 4dr 2.4L SE $34,899 5 SUV
AWD 4dr 2.4L SE 185 hp @6000 rpm 178 ft-lb @4000 rpm 6-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr 2.4L SE 185" 74" 66.1" 106.3"
AWD 4dr 2.4L SE
AWD 4dr 2.4L SE Leather Seats
AWD 4dr 2.4L SE
AWD 4dr 2.4L SE
AWD 4dr 2.0T SE $37,299 5 SUV
AWD 4dr 2.0T SE 240 hp @6000 rpm 260 ft-lb @1450 rpm 6-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr 2.0T SE 185" 74" 66.1" 106.3"
AWD 4dr 2.0T SE
AWD 4dr 2.0T SE Leather Seats
AWD 4dr 2.0T SE
AWD 4dr 2.0T SE
AWD 4dr 2.4L Luxury $37,899 5 SUV
AWD 4dr 2.4L Luxury 185 hp @6000 rpm 178 ft-lb @4000 rpm 6-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr 2.4L Luxury 185" 74" 66.1" 106.3"
AWD 4dr 2.4L Luxury
AWD 4dr 2.4L Luxury Leather Seats
AWD 4dr 2.4L Luxury
AWD 4dr 2.4L Luxury
AWD 4dr 2.0T Limited $41,299 5 SUV
AWD 4dr 2.0T Limited 240 hp @6000 rpm 260 ft-lb @1450 rpm 6-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr 2.0T Limited 185" 74" 66.1" 106.3"
AWD 4dr 2.0T Limited
AWD 4dr 2.0T Limited Leather Seats
AWD 4dr 2.0T Limited
AWD 4dr 2.0T Limited
AWD 4dr 2.0T Limited w/Tow Pkg $41,899 5 SUV
AWD 4dr 2.0T Limited w/Tow Pkg 240 hp @6000 rpm 260 ft-lb @1450 rpm 6-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr 2.0T Limited w/Tow Pkg 185" 74" 66.1" 106.3"
AWD 4dr 2.0T Limited w/Tow Pkg
AWD 4dr 2.0T Limited w/Tow Pkg Leather Seats
AWD 4dr 2.0T Limited w/Tow Pkg
AWD 4dr 2.0T Limited w/Tow Pkg
AWD 4dr 2.0T Ultimate $44,599 5 SUV
AWD 4dr 2.0T Ultimate 240 hp @6000 rpm 260 ft-lb @1450 rpm 6-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr 2.0T Ultimate 185" 74" 66.1" 106.3"
AWD 4dr 2.0T Ultimate
AWD 4dr 2.0T Ultimate Leather Seats
AWD 4dr 2.0T Ultimate
AWD 4dr 2.0T Ultimate

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Owner Reviews: 2017 Hyundai / Santa Fe Sport

Average Rating

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Trim: se
by banana9456 on 07-01-2017
Terrific ride
Not only does it get me to point A to B comfortably for the short haul, its an amazing weekend hauler to the campsites I go every summer with the family. Mechanically drives very well, I like the digital reminder counting the km down before my next oil change. The slightly redesigned look on the front end for 2017 increase its looks appeal, adding more aggressive lines. 2 engine options both are capable. The turbo version has more pep.The AWd
system is reliable in snow , ice and rain ,
Overall
4.5
Comfort
5/5
Performance
3/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
Is this review useful?
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Trim: se
by banana9456 on 07-01-2017
Terrific ride
Not only does it get me to point A to B comfortably for the short haul, its an amazing weekend hauler to the campsites I go every summer with the family. Mechanically drives very well, I like the digital reminder counting the km down before my next oil change. The slightly redesigned look on the front end for 2017 increase its looks appeal, adding more aggressive lines. 2 engine options both are capable. The turbo version has more pep.The AWd
system is reliable in snow , ice and rain ,
Overall
4.5
Comfort
5/5
Performance
3/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
Is this review useful?
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

by CarVir on 06-30-2017
Good drive on uneven roads
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is a good choice for crossover/suv. It has good interior with wood touch finishing on dashboard, soft touch interior. It has 185 hp, FWD, excellent ground clearance which help drive smoothly on uneven surface. You can change the drive mode to Eco / Sport / Normal depending upon when you drive in city, in traffic, or on highway. Eco drive saves fuel but it also decrease acceleration power. Sport drive is good for acceleration. The broad tires runs well on roads. It has automatic setting for head lights which turns on and off according to weather condition. It has large leg room in front row as well as in middle row. All seats have heated. For back seats there is separate heating control at the back. Passenger can easily operate separate heating control. Very nominal outside noise make you feel like seating in a quiet room. The best part is panoramic sunroof, it lets you enjoy weather while you remain seated in the car. The rear camera is really helpful for parking, it also has sensor that detects obstacle, or pedestrian easily. The blind spot detection technology is awesome. Fuel efficiency is excellent while driving in Eco mode. It has plenty of space in trunk. It is useful while going on camping, picnic or long drive with lots of stuff to carry.
Overall
4.5
Comfort
5/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
5/5
Is this review useful?
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
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