2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Continues To Be Popular
Hyundai has had quite a ride the last several years, and their recipe for success continues with the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Ultimate. Since its introduction in 2001,Hyundai’s Santa Fe has remained one of Hyundai’s best selling vehicles, with demand higher than availability. To address the demand issue, Hyundai has started production of the two-row Santa Fe Sport model in Montgomery, Alabama, alongside the Sonata and Elantra.
The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport has undergone a mid-cycle refresh, with Hyundai updating 350 individual parts. For the math nerds, that’s about 25% of the Hyundai Santa Fe’s parts content. Not a fan of math, me either, let’s talk about where you’ll notice the differences.
On the exterior, Hyundai has redesigned the front fascia with brushed-appearance front grille and new headlight design. In the rear, there’s a fascia design has been enhanced with new taillights and a new dual exhaust outlet design. All Santa Fe powertrains now offer new Drive Mode selection with Sport, Eco and Normal settings. Can you guess which mode I used the most?
One of the reasons Hyundai stands out from the crowd, is the content they pack into their vehicles while maintaining an affordable price. Along those lines, Hyundai likes to offer segment firsts in their cars like the hands-free power liftgate and adaptive cruise control with automatic emergency braking. Santa Fe Sport customers have three trim choices: base, 2.0T and 2.0T Ultimate. We spent a week exploring the Dallas suburbs in the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Ultimate with a MSRP of $39.070.
Powered by the 2.0L Turbo GDI DOHC 16-valve Inline 4-cylinder engine with 240 hp, the Santa Fe Sport offers enough pep to have you searching for the brake when cruising through your subdivision. I loved the profile of the Santa Fe Sport with the 19-inch alloy wheels and xenon headlights. The kids were thrilled with the panoramic sunroof.
Other features on the ultimate package include: rear parking sensors, a 360-degree parking camera system, driver memory settings, ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, a heated steering wheel, an 8-inch touchscreen display, a navigation system and a 12-speaker Infinity premium sound system.
Safety features include the new, available Smart Cruise Control with Stop/Start function, new, available Lane Departure Warning, new, available electronic parking brake system with auto-hold, new, Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, and new available Dynamic Bending Lights and High Beam Assist.
Small families will find the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport has a roomy interior and comfortable ride. For larger families or those that find themselves always drawing carpool duty, check out the three row Santa Fe with available seven passenger seating.