Before the Santa Fe Sport, Hyundai’s lineup in the utility vehicle segment was a larger Santa Fe, a smaller Tucson crossover and a 3-row Veracruz. The latter was eliminated from the fleet and the Santa Fe was applied to Hyundai’s largest 3-row SUV and the Santa Fe became the Santa Fe Sport. To capitalize on sales, it’s the reason why Hyundai decided to use both versions of the name. Somewhat confusing, but as a result, Hyundai has a mid-size SUV that is a far better competitor to rivals like the RAV-4, CR-V, Equinox, Forester and the mechanical distant relative Sorento. Introduced in 2013 as a model year, the Santa Fe Sport, based on the previous-generation’s good look, at adapting deeper curves for a more daring look. It was downsized to 4-cylinders with a 2.4 liter inline-4 with outgoing 190 hp or a turbocharged 2.0 liter, in-line4 with 264 hp. Both connected to a 6-Speed automatic and FWD with available manual shift and an option for AWD. The Santa Fe had commendable road manner because of its electric power steering and independent suspension. Its fuel economy ranged 30 mpg in highway. However, this vehicle was one of a set of vehicles to be found overstated fuel-economy numbers right after it went on sale. Initially, Hyundai stated it could do 33mpg but this number was lowered after EPA testing. Owners could register in a website to obtain a reimbursement for the gas consumed above and beyond expected levels. If you need more information, you can visit: HyundaiMPGinfo.com The inside of the Santa Fe Sport had some of the best features that were available on other cars in the class. A sliding function for the second-row, flexed the space and allotted for back-seat passengers and cargo to a max of 35.4 cu ft. The last row bench also folded and split, providing some storage space beneath the Santa Fe’s cargo floor. Starting prices for the 2013 model were in the mid-$20K range, and some of the standard features the Santa Fe came with were: Bluetooth, USB port, cruise control, and AC, all power features. As optional, the had the rearview camera. In terms of navigation, it was easy to learn and an optional Infinity Premium audio and panoramic sunroof were available. Few changes for the Santa FE Sport through the 2016 model year happened. The most significant was the upgrading of the infotainment systems. The 2017 model significantly was updated with a new grille and rear dual exhaust ports a standard 5-inch color display for infotainment and a drive select mode.