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Pros: The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is a versatile, good-looking crossover that’s fun to drive and offers plenty of amenities for an affordable price. 

Cons: The crossover segment is a competitive one and the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport has much to offer, but so do the others. Also, if you want AWD you’re looking at a + $30k price. It’s a tough call to make. 

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Price and Fuel Economy: There are a whopping seven different Santa Fe Sports to choose from, each with its own list of features (and two different engine options as well as front- and all-wheel drive). 

  • 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.4L FWD $27,149
  • 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.4L Premium FWD $29,249 
  • 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.4L Premium AWD $31,249
  • 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Premium AWD $33,449
  • 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.4L Luxury $35,449
  • 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T SE $36,699 
  • 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Limited $40,099 

As for fuel economy; with two different engines as well as FWD and AWD, fuel economy numbers range from 10.3L/100km to 11.5L/100km for a combined rating with the automatic transmission.

Powertrain: The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport has two available engines. The first is a 2.4L GDI 4-cylinder that produces 190 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque. The other is a 2.0L Turbo-GDI 4-cylinder that pumps up the power to 265 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. Power is controlled via a 6-speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC manual mode for both engines, and you can have your Hyundai Santa Fe Sport with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. 

Changes and Improvements: No major changes or improvements have been made to the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport for 2016. 

Cargo Capacity: The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport offers up seating for five as well as 1,003 litres of space behind the second row. Fold that row down and you’re looking at 2,025 litres. 

Safety: The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is equipped with all manner of standard safety equipment and airbags, as well as electronic stability control, ABS, electronic brake force distribution, and available blind-spot detection, hillstart assist control and downhill brake control. 

Comparing the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport: Nissan Murano, Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Mitsubishi Outlander, Toyota.