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In Depth: The Spiffed-Up 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

An exterior refresh includes new LED daytime running lights, a brushed metal look grille in place of the previous model’s chrome, and a revised rear end. Inside, the updates revolve around available options. A 7.0-inch or 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, a power adjustable front-passenger’s seat, engine stop or start, a bird’s eye view camera, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, and automated emergency braking are all extra costs. Competitors in this two-row class include the Ford Edge, the Jeep Grand Cherokee, and the Volkswagen Touareg Sport is the least expensive of this bunch, but you’d never know it based on its upscale looks and well-appointed interior.

Key Takeaways:

  • The Sport’s rear seat is snug and its fuel economy is ho-hum, but it’s competitive in a key area for mid-size crossovers
  • An exterior refresh includes new LED daytime running lights, a brushed-metal-look grille in place of the previous model’s chrome, and a revised rear end.
  • Choosing the 240-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine over the base 2.4-liter non-turbo four is a no-brainer.

“its smaller footprint renders it nimbler and more efficient”

https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2017-hyundai-santa-fe-sport-in-depth-model-review