Used 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport SUV
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport SUV
The 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport gets subtle changes to the suspension, exterior and interior, plus a clever new power hatch.
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2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport KBB Expert Review
The 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport embodies what's become a classic Hyundai formula: offer a premium-feeling vehicle, with distinctive styling and upscale features, for the price that fits a more modest budget. With seating for five, two different 4-cylinder engines, front- or all-wheel drive (FWD, AWD), plus a lot of clever features, the Santa Fe Sport compact SUV offers a lot to shoppers. The suspension and steering setups get revised for a better sense of control, and a new power liftgate opens automatically if you just stand near it with the key in your pocket. It's a lot of crossover SUV, worth a look from anybody checking out vehicles ranging from the Toyota RAV4 and Chevrolet Equinox to the Ford Edge and Kia Sorento.
You'll Like This Car If...
The 2015 Santa Fe Sport is a great choice if you're looking for a comfortable, stylish and efficient compact SUV. Packed with features and with an affordable price, the Santa Fe Sport should be on any crossover-SUV shopper's list.
You May Not Like This Car If...
The Santa Fe Sport is bigger than many compact SUVs, but it's still on the small side for those who need extra cargo space or who need three rows. Its towing capabilities aren't particularly distinguished, either.
What's New for 2015
The 2015 Santa Fe Sport gets a mildly revised grille, but more important are changes to the suspension and steering aimed at improving drivability. Also new is the cool new power hatch, which opens if you stand next to it for a few seconds with the key in your pocket.
Crossover SUVs like the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport are generally not thought of as being particularly entertaining to drive. However, this Hyundai SUV is an exception. There's more to it than just the available 264-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, too. The stiff structure means the suspension can be set up for both good cornering grip and a comfortable ride. If you opt for the all-wheel-drive models, the Active Cornering Control AWD system utilizes torque vectoring and torque braking to improve stability while cornering, maintaining traction at the most desired wheels. The lively chassis means that even if you order the standard 190-horsepower 2.4-liter engine, you'll still be entertained behind the wheel. Add in some major efforts at reducing interior noise levels, and Hyundai's Santa Fe Sport is one of the most refined, nicest-driving compact SUVs on the market.
2.0-LITER TURBOCHARGED ENGINE
It wasn't too long ago that a 264-horsepower 4-cylinder would be paired with a rear-wheel-drive sports car. Here, it's just fine hauling the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport around with ease. Matched with a smooth-shifting 6-speed automatic, the combination delivers plenty of power for any driving eventuality.
HANDS-FREE SMART LIFTGATE WITH AUTO OPEN
A mouthful of a name, but a simple device: Stand near the power rear hatch with the key in your pocket, and after a few seconds the hatch will open. No button to push, no foot to wave under the bumper, just standing there is all it takes.
The 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport proves that you don't have to sacrifice user friendliness to have a contemporary interior design. All the controls inside are easy to reach and understand, and everything is constructed with care and high-quality materials. It's also practical, with stain-resistant Yes Essentials fabric or available leather, and a rear bench seat that folds in a 40/20/40 split and is also available with 5.2 inches of fore-and-aft travel and a recline function as part of an option package. Behind the seats is a good-sized cargo space, making the Santa Fe Sport exceptionally flexible.
Hyundai gave the 2015 Santa Fe Sport a subtle 2-tone treatment to the grille, emphasizing the "Sport" part of the name, and the crossover SUV also gets daytime running lights standard. Otherwise, the same exterior as last year carries over, and that's fine with us. We like the sharply styled design, with impressive details merging with aerodynamic efficiency that include hidden underbody fairings. Standard equipment on the Sport are 17-inch alloy wheels with 235-65R17 tires, while the Sport 2.0T has 18-inch alloys with 235/60R18 tires as standard and 19-inch alloys with 235/55R19 tires optionally available.
Notable Standard Equipment
The 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport adds daytime running lights, a driver's-side blind-spot mirror and auto up/down passenger window to the standard-equipment list. Also standard are air conditioning, cruise control, tilt/telescoping steering column, steering-wheel-mounted controls, remote keyless entry, an audio system that includes HD radio, USB and auxiliary inputs, Bluetooth and Blue Link. Turbocharged 2.0T models get a lot more equipment standard, including most of the base model's Popular Equipment Package, adding roof rails, fog lights, heated mirrors, power driver's seat, heated front seats, push-button start/stop and more. Safety features include stability and traction control, and plenty of airbags.
Notable Optional Equipment
The base 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport offers the Popular Equipment Package mentioned above, plus a Premium Package that adds leather, blind-spot detection, dual-zone automatic temperature control and other features. The Tech Package includes the panoramic sunroof, rear park assist, navigation with 8-inch touch screen, Dimension premium audio, memory for driver's seat and mirrors, heated seats, and this year, the new power tailgate. The only package for Santa Fe Sport 2.0T models is an Ultimate Package, which adds 19-inch wheels and tires, HID xenon headlights, LED taillights, the power tailgate, Infinity sound system, and more.
Under the Hood
You have two engine options for the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. Standard is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder with 190 horsepower; if that's not enough, the 264-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged engine in the Sport 2.0T should satisfy you. Both engines benefit from modern technology direct fuel injection and continuously variable valve timing for the optimum in efficiency and power. The only transmission choice is a 6-speed automatic with a Shiftronic manual shift gate, for those who wish to shift for themselves, and is available in either front-wheel drive (FWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD), delivering responsive and impressive performance and fuel economy.
190 horsepower @ 6,300 rpm
181 lb-ft of torque @ 4,250 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 20/27 mpg (FWD), 19/25 mpg (AWD)
2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4
264 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
269 lb-ft of torque @ 1,750-3,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/27 mpg (FWD), 18/24 mpg (AWD)
A front-wheel-drive 2015 Santa Fe Sport crossover SUV with the 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine carries a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $26,000, including the $875 destination charge. The turbocharged Santa Fe Sport 2.0T starts at about the $33,000 mark for a FWD model. AWD adds $1,750 to either model. The Popular Equipment Package adds $1,350 to the 2.4-liter Santa Fe Sport, while the Premium package adds $3,300, and the Technology package adds another $3,500. The Ultimate Package for 2.0T models adds $4,350. Those prices include Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and 5-year roadside-assistance program, and compare well against competitors like the Kia Sorento, Ford Edge and Chevy Equinox. Check the KBB.com Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area are paying, and note that the Santa Fe Sport's residual values are a bit below the Toyota RAV4, but beat the Kia, Ford and Chevy.
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Consumer Reviews
September 11, 2018
given to one of milwaukees 40 under 40
no problems ever one of the best vehicles Ive owned the only draw back is the steering is less than 100 percent. Ive tried all three...
September 10, 2018
One of the best vehicles ever owned
This is a great vehicle, great power, mileage, comfort, convenience. Vehicle is quiet, roomy, very comfortable, did I mention great fuel...
August 22, 2018
Really a great vehicle almost like a luxury car
I love this vehicle best one I ever had
July 24, 2018
I LOVE THIS CROSSOVER drives like a car not a SUV
I have always driven very fast sport cars and have had yet I driving this car. It has excellent acceleration and the modes on the...
July 14, 2018
No complaints, solid acceleration, good MPG
Vehicle has every convenience which enhances comfort, ride and safety
July 09, 2018
I purchased Santa Fe Ultimate in Sept. 2015, new. It has not been in the shop for anything. I get 22 mpg in city and 27 highway. It is...
April 14, 2018
The SUV is reliable, roomy and nice to drive. I have the FWD and was worried about the snow, but it was amazing in the snow and I never...
February 20, 2018
Santa Fe Sport Ultimate 2.0T Rating
Having spent months driving nearly every SUV on the market, and then more time comparing the pros & cons of the few finalists in...
December 28, 2017
Great vehicle for the price
Havent had any issues with this vehicle. Rides is comfortable, gas mileage on the highway is greater than 30mpg and around town about...
December 25, 2017
Great wifes vehicle.
Handles very well. Side detection system is very good. Very comfortable ride.