2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs. 2017 Santa Fe

Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs. Hyundai Santa Fe in Wilmington NC

2017 Santa Fe is Roomier While the 2017 Santa Fe Sport Remains More Compact

When you're looking to buy a new Hyundai SUV, there's a lot to expect from both the 2017 Santa Fe and the 2017 Santa Fe Sport. Overall, the Santa Fe Sport is a two-row model that holds up to five passengers, and the Santa Fe is their three-row big business hauler. When choosing between the two models, the important thing to consider is mileage and space. Both are excellent vehicles for large families and weekend adventurers. Find out which one works best for you.

All new for the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Sport are refreshed exteriors, complete with headlights, foglights, taillights, new fascias, and a freshly tailored exhaust. Also new are the wheel size selections for both models from 17 to 19 inches for any trim. As always, the biggest difference between the models is space. Pulling back the extra row in the Santa Fe gives you 80.0 cubic feet of room, while the Sport gives a slightly smaller but still impressive 71.5 cubic feet.

2017 Santa Fe and the 2017 Santa Fe Sport Are Different Under the Hood

Both the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Sport feature three powertrains: a 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 185-horsepower, a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, and finally a heavy-duty liter V6 with 290-horsepower (for the Santa Fe only). Furthermore, Hyundai's Drive Mode selection lets you choose between Sport, Eco and Normal modes for either model. With customized engine power like that, you'll see an EPA combined 23 MPG on the Sport and 20 on the Santa Fe.

Hyundai provides some of the best hands-free technology available to vehicle manufacturers. Both 2017 models have available options for a Multi-view Camera System, 7-inch color touchscreen (8-inch available) with voice recognition, SiriusXM Travel Link®, Android Auto™, available Smart Cruise control, and much more, including USB outlets on the third row for Santa Fe drivers. Your choice ultimately boils down to how big your crew is, and how much power you need. Both models suit very unique needs, and are fully equipped to drive you to adventure.

Still can't decide between the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and the 2017 Santa Fe? Come to Parkway Hyundai of Wilmington, NC and test drive each model. Located at 5920 Market St., Wilmington, NC, Parkway of Wilmington proudly serves eastern North Carolina and the surrounding areas. Call us today at (888) 696-3170.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe
Range of MSRP*
$25,350 - $38.250* $30,800 - $39,400*
Trims Base | 2.0T | 2.0T Ultimate SE | Limited | SE Ultimate | Limited Ultimate

Power & Efficiency

City MPG 19 - 21 MPG** 17 - 18 MPG**
Highway MPG 24 - 28 MPG** 22 - 25 MPG**
Engine Type 2.4L 4-cylinder or turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder V6
EPA Combined 22 - 24 MPG** 19 - 21 MPG**


Transmission 6-speed automatic 6-speed automatic
Drivetrain FWD, AWD FWD, AWD


  • Basic Limited: 3 years / 36,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 10 years / 100,000 miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 5 years / unlimited miles
  • Basic Limited: 3 years / 36,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 10 years / 100,000 miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 5 years / unlimited miles

NHSTA Crash Test Rating

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*MSRP: Starting price represents the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for the base model trim. See "Trims" options for MSRP of model shown. The MSRP does not include destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options, and dealer chargers. Actual prices are set by the dealer and may vary. **All MPG figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary among options, driving conditions, driving habits, and the vehicle's condition.

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