2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Cheaper than Competition, Starts at $25,275

After showing off the all-new 2013 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport at the New York auto show in April, Hyundai has bestowed the short-wheelbase Sport model with a price tag: $25,275 (with destination) is what it will take to get you into Hyundai’s new crossover.

The 2013’s price is an increase of $1725 over the 2012 Santa Fe. Standard equipment on the new model includes things like Bluetooth, keyless entry, LED running lights, a rear spoiler, and Hyundai’s BlueLink infotainment system. There are two engine choices: the base engine is a 2.4-liter I-4 estimated to produce 190 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque, or buyers can opt for a 2.0-liter turbo-four good for an estimated 264 hp and 269 lb-ft that starts at $28,525 with destination. Both engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and offer all-wheel drive for an additional $1750.

With a base price of just over $25,000, the 2013 Santa Fe Sport undercuts all of its competition from $2845 (compared to the Jeep Grand Cherokee) to as much as $5510 (Nissan Murano). A fully-loaded 2013 Santa Fe Sport 2.0T will run $35,625 including destination.

Buyers who opt for the 2.4-liter can choose from three option packages: The Popular Equipment Package runs $950 and adds goodies such as fog lights, auto headlights, heated mirrors, a windshield wiper de-icer for front-wheel drive cars (it’s standard on all-wheel drive models), a power driver seat, heated front seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. Upgrading to the Leather and Premium Equipment Package, for $2950, adds mirror-mounted turn-signal indicators, proximity key with push button start, leather seats, a power passenger seat, heated, sliding, and reclining second row seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 4.3-inch touchscreen radio display with backup camera, and auto-dimming rearview mirror. Step up the 2013 Santa Fe Sport 2.4-liter by selecting the Technology Package — $2700 and requiring the other two packages — and score niceties like a navigation system with 8-inch touchscreen, Dimension premium audio system, panoramic moonroof, heated steering wheel, and rear side window shades.

Those who step up to the Santa Fe Sport 2.0T have fewer choices to make, as the turbo comes standard with everything from the 2.4’s Popular Equipment Package, along with chrome exhaust tips, 19-inch alloy wheels, and a proximity key with push button start. Additionally, buyers can shell out $2450 for the Leather and Premium Equipment Package and/or $2900 for the Technology Package (which again requires the Leather and Premium Equipment Package).

There are nine exterior color options: moonstone silver, frost white pearl, twilight black, Serrano red, mineral gray, Cabo bronze, canyon copper, juniper green, and marlin blue. 2.4 buyers have only two interior choices – gray or beige – while the 2.0T adds the hues of black and saddle (brown).

The 2013 Santa Fe Sport goes on sale later this summer.

Source: Hyundai

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