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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport: All new for 2013, the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is a mid-size crossover SUV with seating for five. Under the hood drivers will find a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 190 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. For increased performance Hyundai offers an optional 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that yields 264 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are paired to the same 6-speed automatic transmission. Drivetrain options consist of standard FWD and optional AWD. Fuel mileage falls within an EPA estimated range of 19 mpg city to 29 mpg highway, depending on engine and drivetrain selection. Features include heated power side mirrors, power tilt-and-slide sunroof, LED brake lights, automatic climate control, leather interior, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, 10-speaker sound system, touchscreen navigation system, and heated front seats. Safety is comprised of electronic stability control (ESC), traction control, anti-lock braking (ABS), electronic brake force distribution (EBD), brake assist (BA), downhill brake control, dual front airbags, side-impact airbags, side-curtain airbags, and tire pressure monitoring. The Santa Fe Sport is backed by a 5-year/60,000-mile warranty.

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The Santa Fe is totally redesigned for 2013 and is a huge improvement over the outgoing model. Many of these improvements stem from its new lighter curb weight. Weighing 266 lbs less than the outgoing model pays big dividends in fuel economy and performance. The 2013 Santa Fe also significantly diverges from the 2012 model by being available in two body styles. A short wheelbase model dubbed the Santa Fe Sport features two row seating while a long wheelbase version features a third row. With attractive styling and a trio of modern engines, the 2013 Santa Fe has plenty of features to recommend it to buyers looking for a small or medium sized crossover SUV.

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Spacious; powerful; fuel efficient; available all-wheel-drive; 2-or 3-row seating; great warranty

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Starting at $24,450 the Santa Fe Sport competes with other small SUVs such as the Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4. The long wheelbase Santa Fe is more competitive with mid-sized SUVs such as the Toyota Highlander and the Ford explorer. The long wheelbase model uses its light weight to its advantage with superior fuel economy and performance when compared to its competitors. The Santa Fe sport on the other hand has features like a standard 6-speed automatic that other companies may not offer. With strong styling and a long list of available features, the Santa Fe is an appealing option.


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