Rear seat is roomy and comfortable.
Generous amount of cargo space that competes with larger models.
Attractive exterior styling.
Cabin is classy, and looks like it belongs in a much more expensive vehicle.
Touchscreen is quite large at 8.5 inches.
Lengthy warranty coverage.
Engine choices are impressive.
Expected to score well in crash and brake tests like last year’s model.
Fun to drive.
Ride quality is comfortable with the smaller wheels.
Thoughtful features like Blue Link and hill start assist are standard.
Not practical for towing.
Some may find the exterior styling to be a bit too simple.
Although comfortable, the rear seat does not recline or slide.
All-wheel drive is an expensive option.
Front seats don’t provide much thigh support.
Driver seat is a little taller than most vehicles, so you may feel a little awkward.
Significant amount of body roll around curves and turns.
Steering is artificial, causing you to feel disconnected from the road.
Adding the 18-inch wheels gives the Santa Fe Sport a substantially rougher ride.