Since it arrived on the market a few years ago, the current generation of Hyundai Santa Fe Sport managed to distance itself in quite a few ways from its competition.

That explains in part why the Santa Fe Sport was named Canadian Utility of the Year by the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada in 2013. Today, the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport continues to offer a virtually unmatched combination of versatility, performance, fuel economy and equipment.

Two engines offered in the new 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Offered starting at $ 28,599, the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport’s base engine is a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine that delivers 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. In addition to providing ample power for overtaking and taking off with conviction if needed from a red light, the 2017 Santa Fe Sport’s is also fuel-efficient.

Indeed, it’s average fuel economy rating of 11.1 liters per 100 kilometers in the city and 8.6 liters per 100 kilometers with front-wheel drive is among the best in its class. A six-speed automatic gearbox is also standard, as are 17-inch wheels, Bluetooth and heated seats. If you want all-wheel drive, the 2017 Santa Fe Sport remains affordable with a starting price of $ 33,099.

And, if you still want more power, the 2017 Santa Fe Sport is offered with a turbocharged four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine that delivers 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Available in the 2.0T models, the turbocharged engine is paired exclusively with all-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission.

With precise handling and a comfortable suspension, the new Santa Fe Sport gives drivers the ability to adjust the SUV’s driving behavior through the Drive Mode Select system. This allows you to adjust various parameters of the mechanical components according to three driving modes: Eco, Normal and Sport. In other words, it is possible to alter the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport’s personality.

Let’s not forget just how much space the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport offers

Although the Santa Fe Sport has room for five passengers compared to seven with the Hyundai Santa Fe XL, the Sport model is undoubtedly one of the most spacious midsize SUVs in its segment. Indeed, there is 1,003 liters of cargo space with all seats in place and 2,025 liters with the rear seats lowered. A total of 3,058 liters of interior volume welcome the Santa Fe Sport’s occupants.

There are also many active safety systems in the new Santa Fe Sport including adaptive cruise control, automatic braking system with pedestrian detection, multi-angle rearview camera, and lane departure warning.

To learn more about the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, contact us today at Gyro Hyundai in Toronto!