The 2016 Santa Fe vs The 2016 Santa Fe Sport

2016 santa fe and santa fe sport

The Specs:

2016 Santa Fevs2016 Santa Fe Sport
24Valves16
6 Speed Shiftable AutomaticTransmission6 Speed Shiftable Automatic
FWDDrive TypeFWD
20 MPGFuel Economy (City)18 MPG
27 MPGFuel Economy (Highway)25 MPG

The 2016 Santa Fe and 2016 Santa Fe Sport have much in common. The main differences are seating capability and powertrain. When it comes to features, shoppers will find that the Santa Fe's standards are often affordable options on the Sport.

Performance

2016 santa fe sport

The Santa Fe Sport has a standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. This smart powertrain delivers 181 lb.ft. of torque to assist 190 horsepower. This system is controlled by a six-speed automatic transmission. The active Eco System helps reduce fuel use. The Sport 2.0 T has a turbo engine that spits out 265 horsepower and 269 lb.ft. The larger Santa Fe demands a bigger engine. The V-6 delivers 290 horsepower and 252 lb.-ft. It can tow up to 5,000 pounds. Fuel economy is a healthy 25 mpg highway, which compares favorably with the Sport's 27 mpg highway rating. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional on both models. Reviewers have noted that the Santa Fe family has more affordable all-wheel drive due to its availability on the two base editions.

Cargo Capacity

The Santa Fe Sport seats five. It has 108 cu.ft. of passenger space. The Santa Fe has 146.6 cu.ft., and it comes with seating for seven. The six-seat edition adds second-row captain's chairs. The Sport has a larger cargo hold and a special hidden sub-floor compartment, but the total cargo volume is actually bigger on the Santa Fe.

2016 santa fe sport trunk cargo space

2016 santa fe trunk cargo space

Behind the front seats, the Sport has 71.5 cu.ft. while the regular Santa Fe has 80 cu.ft. As you might expect, the Santa Fe is a few feet longer than the Sport. It is slightly wider, too. This difference translates into a handling difference, giving the smaller Sport a slight edge. It has a smaller turning circle and a lower curb weight..

Features

The bigger, more powerful Santa Fe also has more features. The Santa Fe's exterior standards include roof rails, windshield wiper de-icer, automatic headlight control, and fog lights. The Santa Fe also has standard reclining rear seats, driver's power chair, and seat heaters for both front seat positions. Adding more value, the Santa Fe has standard BlueLink dash tech with HD radio multicasting, a touchscreen, and a rearview camera. Fortunately, all of these features are options on the Sport. Both models have second-row vents for the climate system, and the Santa Fe Sport adds a third-row of vents to handle its third-row passengers. YES Essentials stain-resistant cloth is used for both the Sport and Santa Fe base editions. This special cloth keeps stains from setting. It is moisture- and odor-resistant. Packages help you pile on favorite amenities such as leather upholstery and a panoramic sunroof. Push button start and a power liftgate are among the modern amenities. Dual climate controls, ventilated front seats, and rear window shades help regulate the temperature. Both have seven airbags, including a knee bag for the driver. Both offer a blind spot monitor, a rear traffic alert, and a lane change assist. As the representative of the Santa Fe family, the Sport has earned a five-star safety score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration..

2016 santa fe side view