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2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

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Another surprise!

by from Arlington heights, IL on July 4, 2015

I bought a Santa Fe sport a few weeks ago and it is my third Hyundai in two years. I was initially impressed with my 2012 Genesis, my wife was happy with her Sonata. I had to look for a SUV for other ...
I bought a Santa Fe sport a few weeks ago and it is my third Hyundai in two years. I was initially impressed with my 2012 Genesis, my wife was happy with her Sonata. I had to look for a SUV for other purposes and bought the Santa Fe sport without any doubt in mind. Guess what! I love it more than my Genesis! It is incredibly well built car and i am happy with it 99% so far. The only flaw i found was a little wind noise when cruising on a highway but not too bad. I would strongly recommend this SUV for anyone who wants not to waste their money and make their hard earned money worth!
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Best crossover for a smaller family

by from Baltimore, MD on February 21, 2015

Introduction: This was our 3rd Hyundai purchase and each model has impressed me more then the one before. When it came time for our 2nd Child I traded my 2010 Genesis Coupe for the Santa Fe Sport 2.4L...
Introduction: This was our 3rd Hyundai purchase and each model has impressed me more then the one before. When it came time for our 2nd Child I traded my 2010 Genesis Coupe for the Santa Fe Sport 2.4L Base model with AWD. I spent considerable amount of time researching various "crossover" type vehicles knowing my situation was changing and we really needed two cars capable of transporting our family of 4. My wife had a 2011 Sonata with the same engine as the base model Santa Fe. After almost 4 years and 90k miles it was the lowest maintenance and most efficient car I had ever seen. The reason I selected the Santa Fe sport was mostly because I was able to get the exact same engine in a crossover which also looks better then most of its competitors. Initial Impressions: After deciding on the Santa Fe Sport I found my local dealer had the exact car I wanted. A base model with AWD in black. Unlike some other manufacturers I was able to drive off the lot with a "base" model and only had to pay $1,750 extra for the AWD option. If you look at dealer inventories for these vehicles you'll see the AWD models move much faster then their FWD counterparts. I consider it to be completely worth the extra cost for 2 reasons: The performance difference in bad weather/ peace of mind and resale value. In 10 years if i decide to sell this vehicle I'm sure no one will care if it has heated seats as long as it has AWD and was well cared for. Status after 7 months and 7k miles: I have already changed the oil twice even though it may not be required by the manufacturer. Overall MPG has averaged from 20 (daily driving around town) to 25 on longer highway trips. Just like our Sonata there have been no issues, check engine lights and I have yet to see a recall notice in the mail. Side Story: The biggest and most understated advantage of this vehicle is its winter performance. I have a job where I'm forced to work long hours during the winter and always have to be able to get to work. In the morning when I left there was a winter storm warning and I knew I'd be at work much of the day. By the time I left in the late afternoon we already had half a foot of snow and the temperature was under 20 degrees (catastrophic by mid-atlantic standards!) The Santa Fe sport in AWD lock mode took the hilly and winding backroads like a champ! I passed numerous stuck vehicles on the trip home of approximately 20 miles. Even my coworker who left earlier with a 4wd/full size SUV told me how bad the roads were, particularly one hill on my way home which is a significant incline over 1/4 to 1/2 of a mile. About 3/4 of the way up the Toyota Highlander in front of me panicked and turned around. There was a 3 car accident at the top of the bend and he told me on the way down he'd take a different way. Just then horns blared behind me as a Cadillac crossover came up the hill, apparently concerned that if they slowed down or stopped that they might not make it the rest of the way. I dropped a gear and managed to get around the stuck cars at the top of the bend. My traction control/AWD system kicked in at one point as it strugged towards the top but kept me going straight and over the hill. The Cadillac behind me made it over as well but quickly fell behind my rear view as we continued down the road home (and I swear I'm not a fast driver!) Bottom Line: This vehicle is not in the same class as the Escape, Rav4 or CRV but costs about the same amount if options are selected wisely. A very stylish crossover with good color choices and options for those who expect more features. Excellent safety features and plenty of room for a family up to 4 people (plus a dog, who rides in the back). Reliability of the 2.4L engine is amazing. Gas mileage is not as good as a sedan but excellent by AWD/SUV standards. This vehicle is very enjoyable to drive and I recommend anyone in the market for a crossover to consider it as an option.
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Some engineering designs should be looked into

by from New Hudson, MI on August 15, 2015

Not as well constructed as my 2012 was. Drivers seat, bottom framework had to be replaced, broke. Same problem with drivers side weatherstrip door. Had to replace , torn. All in all, still a great car...
Not as well constructed as my 2012 was. Drivers seat, bottom framework had to be replaced, broke. Same problem with drivers side weatherstrip door. Had to replace , torn. All in all, still a great car and I will purchase another one.
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Love it, with one reservation

by from Raleigh, NC on December 25, 2014

I really like my Santa Fe, with one incredibly frustrating reservation. It's comfortable, has nice performance, and looks good. The controls are well thought out. The one thing I hate is the "voice ac...
I really like my Santa Fe, with one incredibly frustrating reservation. It's comfortable, has nice performance, and looks good. The controls are well thought out. The one thing I hate is the "voice activated" features. I've gotten to the point of "just doing without," right up until I want to try again. In short, the capabilities to control my phone, whether as a phone or as a media player, falls WELL short of the less-than-$200 Pioneer after-market unit I had installed in my previous vehicle. Given the overall sophistication of the electronics in the vehicle, I find this not only frustrating but genuinely baffling. If hands-free operation of certain systems is important to you, try this out and ask questions before you buy.
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You'll love the Santa Fe Sport!

by from Wyoming on November 8, 2014

I've had my Santa Fe Sport for six months and about 3,600 miles now, so I've had time to get to know it pretty well. The verdict is.........I wouldn't trade it for any other crossover on the market. I...
I've had my Santa Fe Sport for six months and about 3,600 miles now, so I've had time to get to know it pretty well. The verdict is.........I wouldn't trade it for any other crossover on the market. It's quiet, comfortable, easy and fun to drive, and I personally think it's the best looking vehicle on the road. My only criticism is that the gas mileage is a little less than what I'd hoped for--but everything else about the vehicle is perfect, so who cares.
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New Hyundai Owner

by from Mandeville, La. on June 23, 2014

Have only had my Santa Fe Sport for less than a month. So far I love it. There are a couple things Hyundai needs to address: the lack of automatic opener for back hatch from inside or out and the refl...
Have only had my Santa Fe Sport for less than a month. So far I love it. There are a couple things Hyundai needs to address: the lack of automatic opener for back hatch from inside or out and the reflection created in the front windshield from the color design in the dash. It's not desirable. I have not had the car long enough to say much more. Rear view visibility is a bit limited especially with the headrests up in the back. I love the car…none are perfect. Love the size and way it drives. Gas mileage to be determined as I drive more. So far it's pretty good. I have the 4 not the turbo. Getting about 21.5 in the city. .Also all the fiddling potential with the front computer screen is not the way car designers should be going. Too distracting. Too many immature drivers who will fool with that instead of watching the road. Between the phones with texting and these car dashboards it's really dangerous.
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Great Car

by from Tennessee on October 20, 2014

I love my new car. It drives good in the city and on the road. Performance is great. I would recommend this car to everyone!
I love my new car. It drives good in the city and on the road. Performance is great. I would recommend this car to everyone!
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2014 Santa Fe Sport 2.0 Turbo

by from St George, Utah on June 25, 2014

Just traded in my 2013 Santa Fe for a 2014. No problems with the 2013, just wantd to change the color and actually got the new one for 200 less than the last one because of the incentives, plus the ne...
Just traded in my 2013 Santa Fe for a 2014. No problems with the 2013, just wantd to change the color and actually got the new one for 200 less than the last one because of the incentives, plus the new one has the Navigation and the 550 watt, 12 speaker with surround sound Infidity Stereo System that is unbelievable. I have driven many a Lexus, and believe me, the Santa Fe is just as good and cost a lot less money. It drives so smooth, the Turbo does a real nice job, and it just looks so classy inside and out. There is plenty of storage space and the whole cabin is very roomy. I get 20 mpg city and 27 to 28 hwy. If your buying from Vegas, go to Planet Hyundai on Sahara and see Ronnie Youn, he will take real good care of you. If your looking for a new SUV, check out the Santa Fe before you decide on anything. The warrenty is also pretty dam good, 10yr/100,000 on the powertrain and 5yr/60,000 miles on just about everything else. You also get free 24hr roadside assistance for 5 years. I went from the Sorrono Red, which was real nice to the Pearl White with the Beige Interior. The Pearl White really glistens in the sun and the Beige Interior really looks great inside.
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Took this rather than Lexus RX350 and Caddy SRX

by from Naples, FL on October 2, 2014

Tried out many vehicles but took this one. Great value for the money. Very easy to drive, good in tight spots, peppy engine and transmission, comfortable, loaded with everything except turbo - not nee...
Tried out many vehicles but took this one. Great value for the money. Very easy to drive, good in tight spots, peppy engine and transmission, comfortable, loaded with everything except turbo - not needed. Love the sky roof, back-up camera, visibility. GPS is fussy, too much tech, spend too much time in manuals, wipers have too many settings and various controls are spread everywhere but once you get used to it, it's bearable - would probably buy another one. The 10 year warranty and price makes it a no brainer.
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Love everything about this car!!

by from Orchard Park on August 12, 2014

This is my 2nd Santa Fe. I absolutely love it! It's roomy, fast and nice looking. I was so happy with these cars, I didn't even look at another car when I bought my 2nd Santa Fe.
This is my 2nd Santa Fe. I absolutely love it! It's roomy, fast and nice looking. I was so happy with these cars, I didn't even look at another car when I bought my 2nd Santa Fe.
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