Sprucing up the Sport
The short wheelbase 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is available at dealerships now with base prices from $24,450 to $29,450, a 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty, a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and EPA fuel economy estimates of 22 mpg city/33 mpg highway (2.4-liter engine)/21 mpg city/31 mpg highway (2.0-liter turbo engine). The longer wheelbase 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe (the replacement for the outgoing Veracruz) will be available later in 2013 as a three-row crossover. Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport have different wheelbases, different seating capacities, a different powertrain, different grilles, different window openings -- really, they're two different vehicles sharing the same name, not different trim levels of the same vehicle. That said, the new Santa Fe Sport brings all of the virtues of the outgoing Santa Fe, and adds a new level of refinement and luxury appointments. Hyundai continues its move upscale.