If you have ever seen the 2017 Santa Fe Sport for sale, you may be wondering what features this SUV may offer. Even at a glance, you can tell that it is a sleek vehicle with the ride height and versatility you expect from an SUV, but there is even more to love.

Hyundai has built an impressive lineup of sport utility vehicles, and it’s important to understand what distinguishes the Santa Fe Sport from the Tucson or Santa Fe — ensuring you select the one that best fits your lifestyle.

What Sets the 2017 Santa Fe Sport Apart from the Santa Fe?

Before you can get to know the Santa Fe Sport, you should understand how it differs from the similarly named Santa Fe.

The main difference between the two is the seating. The Santa Fe has three rows of seating with room for seven people, while the Santa Fe Sport has two rows with seating for five. Because the Santa Fe is slightly larger, it also has some extra power in its engine and comes with a more expensive price tag.

Key Features of the Santa Fe Sport

Now that you know how the Santa Fe Sport is different from its cousin, the Santa Fe, you can take some time to get to know its key features.

Cargo Convenience

The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport gives you plenty of ways to enjoy the interior, whether you are shopping or going on a road trip. Folding down the rear seats gives you 71.5 cu. ft. for cargo, more than the competitors from Honda, Nissan, and Dodge.

Even accessing this area is easier than ever with the optional Hands-free Smart Liftgate that doesn’t require you to balance while waving your feet, like with some competitors. Instead, just stand within range for three seconds with the Proximity Key handy.

Advanced Safety Features

While advanced safety features are expanding in terms of availability in the automotive world, they are still rare in certain segments. The Santa Fe Sport is among the only models in its class that offers Automatic Emergency Braking complete with Pedestrian Detection. Most don’t even have this feature, while others can’t detect pedestrians.

The available Lane Departure Warning system is also difficult to find on competitors’ vehicles.


You can count on the 2017 Santa Fe Sport to protect you wherever you go. After all, it earned a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA and is a 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick. Previous model years have also been honored for their family-friendly features and innovations. Of course, you also get America’s Best Warranty with your Santa Fe Sport since it is a Hyundai. Enjoy a 100,000-mile/10-year Powertrain Limited Warranty.

Where to Find the Santa Fe Sport

When you are ready to experience the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport for yourself, visit Parkway Hyundai in Wilmington, NC, for a test drive. Our team can answer any questions you have and get you behind the wheel in no time.