2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Review


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The new 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is a compact crossover model that brings a new exterior look, a redesigned interior, and a host of new technologies. Price varies between several versions of this vehicle.

Exterior Design

First I will say something about the SUVs exterior and interior design. You’ll notice that I’ve added pictures of the gray-colored model, and many photos of the model painted in dark orange in the gallery below. But customers will be able to choose between several body color options: Moonstone Silver, Frost White Pearl, Mineral Gray, Cabo Bronze, Twilight Black, Serrano Red, Canyon Copper, Juniper Green, and Marlin Blue.

2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Designers from Hyundai’s center in Southern California are responsible for the bold appearance of this model. With this “Storm Edge” design, as they like to call it, designers have improved aerodynamics of the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, which can have a positive effect on fuel efficiency.

On the front, the vehicle features a chrome-accented front grille with big emblem, HID Xenon projector headlights with LED accents, and big fog lights.

From the side, the car looks both sporty and elegant. There are two power side mirrors, and from there side windows follow the lines on the doors and stretch all the way to the back next to the rear spoiler, that provides the right finish.

The spoiler is mounted to the tailgate, that covers almost the entire space on the back side. On the back, also worth mentioning are the new LED taillights, tinted privacy glass rear windows, rear window wipers, and a pair of exhaust tips positioned on the right bottom corner.

The 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport rides on the standard 17-inch alloy wheels, but there is also an optional choice of an 18-inch alloy wheels and 19-inch hyper silver wheels.

rear view

Interior Styling

The 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport might be a compact vehicle, but that does not mean that there is not enough space in the cabin. There is above 41 inches of legroom in front and about 39 inches of legroom for rear passengers. The interior is spacious and you will not feel like a sardine in a can during the journey. There are five ventilated seats in total.

The two-tone dashboard has also been updated with lots of buttons and controls. There is a big touchscreen with installed BlueLink software that will provide you with lots of information. It also let you use blind spot detection and rear parking assistant.

The standard tilt and telescopic steering wheel has a number of controls for the audio system, cruise control, and BlueTooth connection for HandsFree talking. It also lets the driver choose between Normal, Comfort and Sport steering modes.

The trunk has plenty of space where you can put your belongings and equipment. There is an underfloor area for extended cargo space. This car is just perfect for small families who want to go on longer trips.

Customers can choose between four different color options: beige, black, grey, and saddle.

interior

Engine and Performance

The 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport can be powered with either a 2.0-liter inline-4 turbocharged engine that is able to produce 190 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque, or a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine developing 264 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission with Shiftronic.

When it comes to fuel consumption, the model with the 2.0-liter engine is EPA rated at 19/27/22 mpg city/highway/combined, while the second model is rated at 20 mpg city, 27 mpg highway, 23 mpg combined. As you can see, numbers are almost the same.

engine

2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Price

I guess the pricing is what you are most interested in. Customers will be able to choose between several versions of this SUV model.

If you are not a demanding user, you can buy a base model with front-wheel drive for less than 25 thousand dollars ($24,950 to be precise). The same model with four-wheel costs about $26,700.

Next, there is the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T model that customers can buy for $30,650 (front-wheel drive) or $32,400 (4WD).

And last, the model with Saddle Interior which drives the front wheels has a starting price of $30,650, while the all-wheel drive model is priced at $32,400. You’ll notice that these trims costs just like the two trim levels above. The only difference is the styling of the interior.

Of course, for an additional cost, you can install additional equipment ($1,150–$3,200), technology ($3,200–$4,350) or navigation ($1,750).

Photo Gallery

Here you can find a whole bunch of images of the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport SUV. Enjoy!

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