2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport consumer reviews

$25,350–$27,100 MSRP range
side view of 2017 Santa Fe Sport Hyundai
94% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior 4.7
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value 4.6
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8
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5.0

Great vehicle.

I'm not sure how the person above's kids are uncomfortable. I'm 6'4" and there's tons of room. I stopped reading your wortless review at that point. Iobey Santa Fe sport.

1.0

faulty engine at 148,000 KM 92000 miles

we have a 2017 Santa Fe sport 2.4 engine. The engine now has a drop valve and piston #3 50 PSI. Engine needs replacement. We had an extended warranty that expired on April 6 2023. Call Hyundai to see if we qualify for the 10 year 200,000 KM warranty but because it the upper part of the motor it is not included. to replace the engine I'm quoted $ 9500. to fix it I'm quoted over $ 5500. How is this possible that we need to replace an engine after 6 years??? this should not happen. the car is not reliable.

5.0

Ok vehicle the 2.4 is junk burns oil.

Not a bad vehicle the 2.4 liter motor is junk but Hyundai will replace it with a better motor the interior is nice overall its a sharp looking vehicle. But I will not buy another Hyundai with the garbage 2.4 liter gdi motor in it. The replacement motor is better. It's a good suv for the snow. Very reliable SUV.

2.0

Engine problem

The first time I got this car as a lease was great. Then I opted to buy the car. My kids are growing taller that this car is not that comfortable for them. Now I'm having trouble with oil consumption on this car. Been topping the oil from my local oil change center a quart every week. I was told that's the engine will not last if this oil consumption will not be fixed. Been to hyundai ohare, il they did a thorough check and tried to con us for the amount due for a work done- transmission fluids. The replaced the recalls. No mention about fluid leaking from the engine. They don't have a loaner car there so I waited before going through the 1st stage in oil consumption test. Since we got con there, we opted to go to another hyundai dealer in glenview- napleton hyundai. There we went through 2 stages of the oil consumption test, had oil change before the start of the oil consumption test as directed. No oil leak mentioned from there. We didn't finish the 3rd stage coz now the guy in service we dealt with is not working there anymore as we were told. All of a sudden their manager told us that there's oil leak now he noted from the engine. Nothings been mentioned all these time, even from mechanics from the said dealership. So I pulled out our car from there . So I'm left with this unreliable car and I'm afraid of my safety driving in the highway everyday to work as a first responder and to do of my kids to school as well. I've checked my Vin # unfortunately its not one of the list for engine recall but I'm having this problem that need to be addressed. We're so frustrated and angry about this problem without any solution. My previous car I had it for 18 years- Toyota Camry and don't have this problem. I thought this would be a great car but proved me wrong.

3.0

Engine problem

At first I'm happy with this car but once my kids get taller there's not much space for them. Also my car is having problems with oil consumption. Been to 2 dealership with no solution. My engine needs replacement but they're playing around with me. The other dealer was trying to con me for more money and the other after following their instructions all of a sudden mysteriously found some leaking in the engine which was not even noted before that it was inspected in 2 hyundai dealership including the one that told us there's a leak. Now they want us to spend more money before they will even continue with the oil consumption test. I've been topping oil a quart every week but still they don't see that as a problem. I'm so afraid of my safety driving everyday in the highway to work and school drop off. I'm a first responder and a mother who commutes every day with this unreliable car.

5.0

only car I will buy

this is now.my fourth hyundai sante fe and I love them. they drive nice and are good.on gas mileage. Honestly we bought one with 12 miles and maybe 4 years later had 289000 miles on it and the only thing it ever need was a starter and of course oil and brakes. car was still running perfectly when I traded it.in fearing with that kind of mileage the transmission might go and I was still paying for the car. my 2017 is the only one I've had any issue with and that was due to the engine recall. would definitely buy another hyundai sante fe in the future

1.0

Worst purchase ever.

Worst vehicle i have ever owned. Change oil, one week later oil is almost gone and pitch black. Engine finallt blew at 85,00 miles. Hyundai said they would replace engine if I had every receipt for all work i had done and each oil change. Said whole process would take about 2 months. Paint chips horribly on the hood, looks like crap. Vehicle has been a nightmare.

1.0

NOT recommended. this is my last ever Hyundai

Bought mine in 2016 , its a 2017 model year with 2.4 engine, 67 years fast forward to 2023 with only 55000 miles I'm facing with oil consumption issue, which means it burn engine oil a lot, per every 1000 miles. I only serviced my car at Hyundai dealership no where else. Last time I took my car to the dealer they did recommend engine replacement, but trust me its a long long process, I have to take my car in every 1000 miles for them to check/take pictures of the engine, etc. its a Pain because it takes about 1-3 days for dealer to do that and I don't have a car until they are done with their photoshoot. Hyundai does comes with lots of value for the money you pay, but in long term its not worth it, especially when you have to waste time at dealership..

3.0

Comfy nice and spacious not very good on gas and n

It was a great car until it reached 76,000. Then it started burning oil. Not a car made to last. If you want a car for more then 4 yrs. This is not the car for you.

5.0

Performance and service

Bought a ‘17 SF ODT Ultimate with 66000 miles on it. Recently while returning home from an out of town dinner the engine (for reason still unknown) locked up! Had it towed to Hyundai dealer in Del Rio Tx. They told me that Hyundai would replace the engine with a new one at absolutely NO CHARGE. Vehicle runs great again. I have had two BMWs in the past. TheSF is similar in performance and comfort. Excellent gas milage and performance. I am totally sold on the vehicle and warantee. Bob Price-Southwest Texas