The Sport is about 8.5 inches shorter than the standard Santa Fe, but interior room still ranks among the leaders of its class. If you don’t require seven-passenger capacity, you’ll be rewarded with a highly maneuverable and energetic compact crossover. The base 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine produces 185 horsepower, and you can opt for a 2-liter turbo with a stout 240 horsepower. A six-speed automatic transmission comes standard, along with selectable driving modes (Normal, Eco, Sport).
Gets the 2.4-liter engine and some thoughtful standard touches like a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and audio, LED accent lighting, 17-inch alloy wheels, and satellite radio. All-wheel drive models also get windshield wiper de-icers. The available Popular Equipment package adds a power driver seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, foglamps, and roof rails. Models so equipped are eligible for a Premium package with leather upholstery, heated front seats, a hands-free power tailgate, a power passenger seats, a sliding second row, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross traffic alert. For those who want it all, the Tech package furnishes all of the Premium contents, plus a panoramic sunroof, navigation, surround-view cameras, a heated steering wheel, rear parking sensors, heated rear seats, and ventilated front seats with driver memory.