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2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport: Improving Standards

Ever since Hyundai announced its 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, there has been a lot of buzz going around it. The first and the foremost thing that most of the reviewers noticed about Santa Fe Sport is its sharp styling along with the availability of plenty of advanced, standard and optional features. The pleasantly roomy and quiet interior of Santa Fe is like an icing on the cake, which is beautifully contributed by its acceleration and handling abilities that have been taken as a parameter enough to satisfy the expectations of the customers. But, because the competition is too tough to handle in the market especially among the small and midsized SUV segment for 2014, there is no doubt that 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is good enough to measure up to its rivals in the market.

If you check the reality, you will find out that the Santa Fe Sport does more than just measuring up its rivals and in literal terms, it can be described as the smaller sibling of last year introduced Santa Fe, which is a three row seven seat SUV. The five passenger Santa Fe Sport has ditched the third row seating option and comes with five passenger seat measuring around 8.5 inches if measured from bumper to bumper. Because of all these alterations, driving the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is a more engaging experience and it also navigates easily through tight confines and shows great ease in handling small areas. To make it even more competitive, Hyundai has introduced two engine option for its customers wherein the base engine is of 2.4 liter with four cylinders which is powerful enough and the livelier turbocharged 2.0liter option for more refined driving.

Despite being the smaller version of Santa Fe, the Sports’ version is still roomier and provided excellent comfort to the adults. Ample cargo space is enough to handle routine luggage and also accommodate daily errands of a family. To keep the pace with the current tradition of Hyundai, Santa Fe Sport also offers appealing convenience options and excellent luxury features for the competitive price it comes at. To top it off the generous warranty coverage offered by Hyundai can be considered an icing on the cake.

Additionally, the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport matches to almost every top ranked small sized crossover in terms of features, convenience and comfort especially with the likes of Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5 and Toyota RAV4. Like any other SUV, Santa Fe Sport falls short in fuel economy department and that is the only major drawback that can make you step back from buying it. If you compare it with other small crossover SUVs, you will find that Santa Fe Sport trails by 3 to 4 mpg in the combined driving feature department. Even with these few drawbacks, 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport makes an excellent recommendation for your short list of consider buying SUVs in 2014 as it comes with class, comfort, luxury and elegance packed in a single packet excellently.

2014 Hyundai Tucson: A Perfect Crossover

These days using the term compact crossover seems like a misnomer to many, but with the arrival of improved 2014 Hyundai Tucson, it seems that the trend for compact SUVs is surely going to make a comeback. Measuring about 173.2 inches from its starting point nose tail, the new Tucson is somewhere around 7 inches shorter than Toyota’s RAV4, while on the other hand, Hyundai has kept Tucson 14 inches shorter than the Equinox by Chevy. Tucson trails its competitors in terms of passenger and cargo space has come as no surprise to us but when you look at its great maneuverability, you will find that the space issues have been compensated beautifully making 2014 Hyundai Tucson a complete fun to drive vehicle. For those looking forward for a hatchback on tip toes, Tucson surely fits the bill beautifully.

This year, Hyundai has introduced some notable changes in its Tucson’s credentials to make it more enhanced and appealing, some of the primary changes include tweaked styling along with revamped model lineup as they bid adieu to the sparsely equipped GL trim level from last year and making the former midgrade GLS the base trim level for Tucson, which means that the even the basic and the cheapest Tucson will come equipped with all the standard features that make it worthwhile. the well stocked SE trim level is also something to look forward as it has been designed in a way to bridge the gap between GLS and limited. Hyundai has also shown significant improvements in Tucson’s infotainment department with an update of new touchscreens, the SE and limited trim levels comes with standard 4.3 inch unit, whereas customers spending on Limited trim level can opt for a 7 inch setup which is available with optional navigation system. To make 2014 Hyundai Tucson more competitive, the company has reworked on its engine technology and has introduced new direct fuel injection technology, however the additions fail to make any significant changes in its fuel economy and output as it remains same.

Like any other crossover, 2014 Hyundai Tucson also has its share of flaws even if you keep its size concerns at the backburner. The rear seat doesn’t comes with sliding option but has an improved reclining feature. The base level 2.0 liter engine lacks punch and even its sporty handling comes at a hefty price, but the ride quality remains on the firmer side. 2014 Mazda CX-5 can be versatile and dynamic alternative for 2014 Hyundai Tucson as it comes with 2.5 liter engine, whereas the 2014 Ford Escape is strikingly similar to Tucson but offer more technologically advanced features.

If you are open for a smaller SUV then look for 2104 Mini Countryman or affordable and less chic Nissan Juke. Kia Sportage can also be feasible option as it is same as Tucson mechanically and comes with additional turbocharged power which is good for people who like sporty performance. However, 2014 Hyundai Tucson still remains a solid option especially with the improvements it has come up with in 2014.

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