The Santa Fe Sport and its longer sibling, the Santa Fe, just got a little bit better for the 2015MY after Hyundai made changes to the chassis and added new standard kit.
In more depth, both Santa Fe SUVs get a new 32-bit microprocessor for the electric steering system that is claimed to offer more feel, while Hyundai also re-tuned the front wheel bushings and revised the rear suspension geometry and bushings to increase lateral stiffness.
On the equipment front, new standard features for all models include daytime running lights, a driver’s blind spot mirror and an auto front passenger power window, while for the first time, the Santa Fe offers an optional Hands-Free Smart Liftgate with Auto Open.
The new Sparkling Silver and Platinum Graphite paint colors complete the changes for the 2015 model.
Hyundai’s SUV continues to offer front- or all-wheel drive and seating options for five, six or seven passengers, with the Sante Fe Sport powered by the same 190hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder and 264hp 2.0-liter turbo, and the LWB Santa Fe by a 290hp 3.3-liter V6. All engines are paired to a standard six-speed automatic.
Prices start from $24,950, excluding $875 freight charge, for the Santa Fe Sport 2.4L.