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850 North State Road 7
Plantation, FL 33317
Introduced as a 2014 model, Santa Fe Sport benefitted from a major freshening for 2017, with new front and rear styling, a better ride, and a cabin sprucing. There are no major changes for 2018.
Rivals include the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Nissan Rogue, Ford Escape, and Chevrolet Equinox.
The base engine is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder with direct injection, making 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque, less than some rivals. With its six-speed automatic transmission, it gets 21/27/24 miles per gallon, less than some rivals. The all-wheel drive gets two less, or 22 mpg combined.
The upgrade engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo making 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The six-speed automatic uses gears more appropriate for the quick takeoffs. It gets one less mile per gallon.
Front-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive is available for every Santa Fe Sport. With the 2.0 turbo engine, it can tow 3500 pounds (the regular Santa Fe, with its V6 engine, can tow 5000 pounds).
The crash-test scores are excellent. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the Sport five stars, while the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the top scores for its crash tests, including the challenging small-overlap collision, which simulates hitting a pole or tree. Rearview camera is standard. Equipped with optional forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, the Sport rates Top Safety Pick Plus from the IIHS.
HOW OUR $850 DRIVES PROGRAM WORKS:
- Child Safety Door Locks
- Driver Airbag
- Front Side Airbag
- Passenger Airbag
- Power Windows
- Run Flat Tires
- Side Head Curtain Airbag
- Telescopic Steering Column