Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport

What is the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport?

What’s the difference between the Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport?

Are you looking for the perfect crossover? Are you considering the Hyundai brand? Then you may want to learn the difference between the Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport. We can help you with that right here.

Is the Santa Fe Sport its own trim?

The Hyundai Santa Fe does not have a Sport trim. Instead, the Santa Fe Sport is its own model. The distinction is important because the Santa Fe Sport and the Santa Fe have different proportions, features, and options. Even the outside looks a lot different, though both do share many styling cues. Below you can see the differences between the two models in their side profile.

To make things a little more clear, let’s go through the trim levels for each model. The Santa Fe Sport comes in the base model, the 2.0T, and the 2.0T Ultimate. The Santa Fe on the other hand has the base SE trim and goes up from there with the Limited, SE Ultimate, and Limited Ultimate trims.

2017 Hyundai Tucson Color Options

Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport side by sideDoes the Santa Fe have a third row?

One of the biggest differences, and perhaps the most important difference when you are considering a crossover, is that the Santa Fe Sport can seat up to five, and the Santa Fe can seat up to seven with its third row. For the Limited and Limited Ultimate Santa Fe trims, the second row is comprised of two captain’s chairs, which means that these two trims actually seat six.

What are the safest Hyundai vehicles?

Is the Santa Fe Sport more powerful than the Santa Fe?

The Santa Fe Sport may be more sporty with its smaller form factor, but it does have a little less power. The Santa Fe Sport can be outfitted with either a 185 horsepower 2.4-liter engine or the 240 horsepower 2.0-liter turbo engine. The Santa Fe on the other hand only has one engine option, but it’s an impressive one. It comes standard with 3.3-liter V-6 engine that produces 290 horsepower.

If you were concerned about all-wheel drive, then it may comfort you to know that both the Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Sport offer all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive configurations across their entire trim level lineups.