2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.4L FWD 6-Speed Automatic with Shiftronic 2.4L I4 DGI DOHC 16V 20/27 City/Highway MPGReviews:* The 2015 Santa Fe Sport is a great choice if youÃ¢ re looking for a comfortable, stylish and efficient compact SUV. Packed with features and with an affordable price, the Santa Fe Sport should be on any crossover-SUV shopperÃ¢ s list. Source: KBB.com* Spacious and stylish interior; perfect crash test scores; lots of features for the money; lengthy warranty. Source: Edmunds* With the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport's capability, comfort and substantial design, there's plenty to go around. The standard 190 horsepower 2.4L engine is a high-tech wonder. It features Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing and Gasoline Direct Injection. Or upgrade to the 2.0L turbo engine that pumps out 264 horsepower and 269 lb.-ft. of torque. The engines are mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC and both engines come with the option of Active Cornering Control All Wheel Drive. With Driver Selectable Steering Mode you can adjust steering sensitivity between 3 different modes. Santa Fe offers a suite of available premium features including a panoramic sunroof, Proximity Key with electronic push button start, ventilated front seats, leather seating surfaces, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a heated steering wheel and dual-zone automatic temperature control with CleanAir Ionizer. Sight and sound enhancements include an 8-inch touchscreen plus navigation system, or a 4.3-inch touchscreen color display with rearview camera. An Infinity Logic 7 Surround Sound Audio System with 550 watts and 12 speakers is also available. Hyundai's innovative Blue Link system is standard on Santa Fe and has an array of features to make life easier. Connect to Blue Link through smartphone, a web application or an in-car system to start your vehicle remotely, locate a gas station, find a shortcut, learn about mechanical issues, call for help and more. Hyundai has loaded Santa Fe with brilliant safety features, including a driver's knee airbag, lane change assist and rear parking assistance system, hands-free smart liftgate with auto open, Hillstart Assist Control and Downhill Brake Control. Source: The Manufacturer Summary
The Hyundai Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Sport receive a few new features for the 2015 model year. Daytime running lights are now standard, along with an automatic up/down feature for the driver's window. A power rear liftgate is available for the first time on the Santa Fe and various tweaks to the suspension and steering should help to improve handling.
The Hyundai Santa Fe is split into two body styles, each with two trim levels. The short-wheelbase Santa Fe Sport is available in base and 2.0T trims, while the long-wheelbase Santa Fe is available in GLS and Limited trims. All models come standard as front-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is an option across the board.
The Santa Fe Sport is powered by either one of two available engines. Both of which are mated to a 6-speed automatic. The standard engine is a 2.4L 4-cylinder making 190 horsepower. This engine is more powerful than the 4-cylinder options from many of the rivals from Toyota, Ford and GM. It also produces best-in-class fuel economy, rated at 22 mpg city and an impressive 33 mpg on the highway. The Santa Fe Sport 2.0T is powered by a turbocharged 4-cylinder making 264 horsepower. With power equivalent to or better than many of the V6 engines in its class, the Santa Fe Sport 2.0T still returns 21 mpg city and 31 mpg highway -- again bettering most small SUVs.
The long-wheelbase Santa Fe, with three rows of seating, comes standard with a 3.3L V6 which produces 290 hp. Once again, power and fuel economy compare positively to most of its rivals. The Santa Fe accomplishes this feat with a combination of slippery aerodynamics, light weight, a 6-speed transmission and state-of-the-art direct injection on all of its engines.
The Santa Fe has plenty of standard equipment. Even the base Sport model still comes with features such as air conditioning, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel with integrated stereo controls, second-row ventilation, power lumbar support, a trip computer and outside thermometer, cruise control, keyless entry, a 6-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 player, a 3-month subscription to Sirius XM satellite radio and Bluetooth connectivity.
Buyers opting for the Sport 2.0T get the more powerful engine, along with additional exterior features such as 19-inch wheels, fog lights, heated mirrors, automatic headlight control and a windshield wiper de-icer. Inside, the 2.0T differs from base models with the inclusion of a leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a color LCD screen in their gauge cluster, an 8-way power adjustable and heated front seat and a compass.
The long-wheelbase Santa Fe GLS comes very similarly equipped to the base Sport, though with a much bigger engine and 3-row seating. Notable differences include standard fog lamps and 18-inch wheels on the GLS. Likewise, Santa Fe Limited models echo many of the features of the 2.0T, though the Limited is better equipped, including dual-zone climate control, heated second-row seats, a leather interior, a power adjustable front passenger seat, a power rear lift gate, a rearview camera, blind spot detection, an uprated audio system and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
Optional equipment includes HID xenon headlights, ventilated seating, front seat and side mirror memory, heated steering wheel, auxiliary outlets and premium audio systems.
All Santa Fe models come with plenty of safety equipment. Acceleration is monitored by a traction control system, while braking is aided by 4-channel anti-lock brakes featuring electronic brake distribution. Airbags are plentiful with front, side and roof-mounted airbags, as well as a driver's knee airbag. Seatbelt pretensioners, an anti-theft system and a tire pressure monitoring system round out the Santa Fe's safety features.