2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Review: Outstanding Value For Money

Apr 17, 2017 10:48 AM EDT | Gerone Trish

The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport claims outstanding value for money. Carrying the lowest price tag among its rivals Volkswagen Touareg, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ford Edge Titanium, the new Santa Fe is far being cheap with its upscale interiors and competitive performance.

The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe came out with several major refreshes. Aside from the improvements, the new model also boasts of its generous 10-year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty.

The new Santa Fe has better interiors. Buyers can choose from the 7-inch or 8-inch touchscreen display options. Both options come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, engine stop/start, power-adjustable driver's and front passenger's seat, adaptive cruise control, bird's eye view camera, automated emergency braking, and lane-departure warning features.

With regard to performance, the new Santa Fe can depend on its 2.0-liter turbocharged engine for quick acceleration. One can count on the new model's capacity to speed up, meeting the common demands of most drivers.

In comparison, the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport has a close acceleration rate with its rivals. The new model ranked third with 7.6 seconds, next to Ford Edge Titanium with 7.7 seconds, while Volkswagen Touareg leads with 7.8 seconds from 0-60mph.

However, the new Santa Fe is not as efficient in terms of response to increased pressure on the throttle. Reports say the new model struggles with turbo lag.

Topping the strengths of the new Santa Fe, the SUV boasts of its handling and ride. The new SUV provides a highly comfortable ride. It can also handle tough road challenges with ease and grace.

Another strength of the new Santa Fe is its safety features. It also comes with airbags, child seats, and a spare tire. Moreover, the new model has excelled in the crash tests and offers optional top of the line safety features. The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport has acquired the highest possible scores given by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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