The release date of the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is not set yet, but the vehicle causes a lot of interest already. The first rumors lighted up the fire. Now, everyone wants to know more about specs, redesign, interior, and other details. What is more important, Hyundai worked on the 2.0t drivetrain, so we are sure there won’t be engine recalls as before.
The crossover is usually compared to its close sibling. But, Tucson is not the competitor, since these two belong to different classes. We can see the Jeep Grand Cherokee as the main rival. Well, by adding Android Auto and few exterior colors, the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport will be definitely more interesting to check.
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Specs
Under the hood of the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is going to be a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. This unit is paired with a six-speed auto transmission. The gearbox offers Shiftronic manual gear change. Direct injection and CVT are standard features. With these, the system can pump out 185 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque.
Santa Fe Sport 2.0t
The second option is a 2.0-liter turbo-four powertrain. It also gains better outputs thanks to the same transmission, direct injection, and a CVT. However, the turbocharger is the key of 240 horsepower/260 pound-feet rating. With front-wheel drive mode, this unit returns better mileage than the less potent engine. The best it can do is 29 mpg on highways with FWD. It is 1 mpg more than the same setup with 2.4-liter engine can make.
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Interior, Android Auto, Dashboard Symbols
The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is offering more for less money. Well, the price drop is not significant, and updates are modest. But, why not? Android Auto is now a standard part of the infotainment system. Also, many indicators will show every problem. It will take some time for owners to catch up with dashboard symbols, but once done, it will be very useful.
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs Jeep Grand Cherokee
The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is bringing a lot, but would it be enough to compete with Jeep Grand Cherokee? The Korean SUV is one of the fastest-growing models. On the other hand, a long history and a reputation are behind the Jeep’s crossover. Nowadays, both will offer similar outputs and features. Minor details and buyer’s preferences are going to be decisive while buying the proper mid-size SUV.
Santa Fe Sport vs Tucson
It is not easy to compare two vehicles from the same company but different classes. Many similarities thanks to the Hyundai badge, but also differences because of the size matter. The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is a mid-size, and Tucson is compact SUV. All pros and cons we can find are related to their classes. So, buyers will have to know what size of the SUV they want, and then the decision will be much easier.
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Release Date
The regular version of Santa Fe is already announced. However, we are still waiting to see its smaller Sport model. Since the first model of the lineup is out, we can expect the release date of 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport very soon. However, the company will aim some of the big cars shows to present all the changes on this mid-size SUV.