2017 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2017 Santa Fe Sport are two popular and highly capable SUVs. However, with just reading their names, it’s difficult to find out exactly what the differences are between the two. We wanted to highlight what makes both models a great option for drivers, as well as look at the differences between the standard versions of the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe vs the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport.

While the Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport were designed for different kinds of drivers in mind, they do share many similarities. First of all, both are incredibly safe, with Top Safety Pick awards from the IIHS. They are also fitted with safety features such as standard traction control, as well as the convenient Blind-Spot Monitoring System available. Both models also come standard with Bluetooth compatibility and other luxury features such as the available heated front seats.

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2017 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
$30,800 MSRP $25,350
3.3-liter V6 Engine 2.4-liter I-4
21 Combined MPG 24
7 Seats 5

Power Differences Between the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe and 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

As you can see, the 2017 Santa Fe is the more powerful option when compared to its Sport counterpart. The Santa Fe’s 3.3-liter V6 engine is able to output 290 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque, while the Santa Fe Sport’s 2.4-liter I-4 engine can reach 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. The Sante Fe also has more cargo space and a larger seating capacity than the Sport model.

However, The Santa Fe Sport makes up for having less power and space in a big way. When comparing the standard trim levels of the vehicles, the Sport model has a lower MSRP of more than $5,000. The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is also more fuel efficient, with a combined fuel economy rating of 24 MPG, compared to the Santa Fe’s combined rating of 21 MPG.

If you were debating between the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe vs the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, you can’t go wrong with either choice. Both are suited towards different kinds of drivers, but still share many great features.

back of 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe
Steering wheel and dashboard of 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport driving on road
infotainment system in 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

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