2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Consumer Review: Still great after 40K

2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport - Consumer Review

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2.0T 4dr SUV (2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Automatic)

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Still great after 40K
By dallasterrain on


2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


Edmunds asked me to update my review. I've now had my Turbo Sport going on 4 years and 54 thousand miles. The only problem I've had is the plastic trim came undone around the bottom of the drivers seat. Hyundai fixed it for free. Also, I have a few rock chips on the nose and a couple door dings. But overall, still looks great.

See my review below. Bottom line is that I still love my Sport and would buy another one. Note: I especially like the design of the open cubby below the dash. Perfect for tossing in my GPS and cell phone. Love the interior. Looks like new!

Another note: The turning radius is a very tight 38.5 feet. You really notice how easy it is to whip in and out of parking spots or make a U turn. No other SUV comes close :) Below is my original review with updates. Except now I'm 63 :)

I'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 :)

Best Features

  • Climate control
  • Usb ports
  • Bluetooth
  • Warranty

Worst Features

  • Outward visibility

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