NEW FOR 2013:

- Redesigned model.

Entering its third generation, the Santa Fe gets a slight rename with a Sport suffix, aligning with the new Santa Fe XL which replaces the Veracruz.

The Santa Fe Sport is available with either a 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine (190 hp/181 lb-ft) or a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine (264 hp/269 lb-ft) that replaces the outgoing 3.5-litre V6. Both are offered with a six-speed automatic as the sole transmission.

Trim levels for the Santa Fe Sport are 2.4, 2.4 Premium, 2.4 Luxury, 2.0T Premium, 2.0T SE, and 2.0T Limited. Front-wheel drive is standard on the 2.4, 2.4 Premium, and 2.0T Premium models, with all-wheel drive as an option on 2.4 Premium and 2.0T Premium. All-wheel drive is standard on the remaining trims.

Features on the 2.4 include 17-inch euroflange alloy wheels, 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS, Active ECO system, air conditioning, 6-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio with LCD screen, auxiliary input, USB port, electronic stability control, traction control system, front windshield wiper de-icer, Bluetooth phone connectivity, front centre console with fixed armrest, airbags (front, front seat, side curtain, driver’s knee), heated front seats, deluxe cloth seats, 2nd row 40/20/40 split fold-flat and recline seating, power heated mirrors, power windows with driver’s auto-up/down, roof-rack side rails, remote keyless entry with alarm, steering wheel mounted audio and cruise controls, fog lights, chrome exterior door handles, rear spoiler, tilt/telescopic steering wheel, trailer tow wiring, rear privacy glass, and driver seat 2-way power lumbar.

2.4 Premium adds automatic headlights, dual-zone automatic temperature control with Clear Air Ionizer, 12-way power driver seat with 4-way lumbar, heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob, rear side window sunshade blinds, and rear parking assist.

2.4 Luxury adds all-wheel drive, 4-way power passenger seat, 4.3-inch colour touch-screen audio display, rearview camera, auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink and compass, leather seating, mirror-mounted turn signal indicators, panoramic sunroof, HID headlights, and sliding 2nd row seating.

2.0T Premium adds (to 2.4 Premium) 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, twin tip exhaust, proximity key with bush-button start, and supervision cluster with TFT LCD screen.

2.0T SE adds 19-inch Euroflange alloy wheels, all-wheel drive, 4.3-inch colour touch-screen audio display, rearview camera, deluxe door scuff plates, auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass, leather seating, mirror-mounted turn signal indicators, panoramic sunroof, and sliding 2nd row seats.

2.0T Limited adds 10-speaker Infinity audio system, 4-way power passenger seat, HomeLink, HID headlights, navigation with 8-inch display, and cooled front seats.

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