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Lightly refreshed just last year, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is one of many choices available for consumers shopping for a small crossover SUV. The attractively styled five-passenger Sport offers a wide range of comfort, convenience and safety features. And like its larger three-row sibling, the Santa Fe, it comes with a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.
The Santa Fe Sport is sold in three trims. Power for the base model comes from a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. It's decently equipped right out of the box, with standard features that include automatic headlights, a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, a 5-inch display screen, a six-speaker sound system and a USB port. A few option packages are available to up the Sport's feature content. Highlights include leather upholstery, power front seats, a bigger 7-inch display and smartphone integration.
Step up to the 2.0T and 2.0T Ultimate trims and you'll get a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 240 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. The price is significantly higher when you jump to these models, but keep in mind that the 2.0T comes with several of the base model's option packages as standard. In addition, the Ultimate's list of goodies includes ventilated front seats, heated rears and a panoramic sunroof.
Unlike Hyundais of the not-too-distant past, the Santa Fe Sport is actually more expensive than many of its chief rivals. Then again, the way features are bundled, it's actually fairly easy to find the model with the exact options you want. Many competitors tie desirable features with higher trim levels or upgraded engines, but you can get a premium-spec Santa Fe Sport with the standard motor if you desire. All-wheel drive is also available on every trim; some competitors force you into a more expensive trim if you want an AWD powertrain.
On the road, Hyundai's compact crossover is enjoyable to drive, though its suspension is tuned a bit more firmly than the norm, and that results in an above-average amount of jostling over rough pavement or washboard dirt roads. The Santa Fe Sport's interior is surprisingly roomy, though. Fit and finish is excellent, and high-quality materials, combined with comfortable front seats and an extra-roomy second row, add to the impression of a more expensive vehicle. If the Santa Fe Sport sounds like it could be the perfect addition to your driveway, be sure to use Edmunds' extensive research and inventory tools to find the right model for you.
Edmunds attended a manufacturer-sponsored event, to which selected members of the press were invited, to facilitate this report.