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Still great after 40K
By dallasterrain on
Vehicle2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
ReviewI'm a 59 year old short, fat guy in Dallas, TX.
I was looking for a comfortable but somewhat sporty smaller SUV.
The Santa Fe Sport hits the sweet spot.
I drove the CRV, RAV-4 and the CX-5 and I owned the GMC Terrain.
As they say, when I sat in the Sport I found it just right.
I got the turbo with leather.
None of the others were as comfortable as the Sport which I know is a very individual thing.
Also, for me, the Sport has just the right amount of room without being too small.
It's really quite roomy and the seats are wide enough to accommodate an, ahem, "executive" body style.
The turbo is very quick but gets mediocre gas mileage; about 20 mpg in mixed city driving.
UPDATE 2 1/2 years & 40+k miles later
Still love my Santa Fe. I've had zero mechanical problems. Now average about 22 mpg in mixed driving and have gotten as much as 28 on only steady speed highway driving at or below 70 mph. Love the tight turning radius but the steering could feel a little tighter. Still has plenty of power with the turbo, great storage capacity and a very comfortable drive. Had to replace the tires about 5k miles ago. Other than that, just routine maintenance. I would buy another one :)
- Climate control
- Usb ports
- Outward visibility
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