2017 Hyundai Santa Fe, Santa Fe Sport Refreshed, Gain More Safety Tech

Hyundai's crossovers get a makeover in Chicago.

Engine tweaks

The bad news: The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport have lower peak horsepower numbers than last year’s models. The good news: Hyundai says mid-range torque and fuel-efficiency have improved.

Hyundai says fuel efficiency has improved on the Santa Fe, too, but official numbers aren’t yet available. That model’s 3.3-liter V-6 has its peak output unchanged, at 290 hp. Both front- and all-wheel-drive versions of both the Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport remain available, with a six-speed automatic the only transmission option.

Extra capacity in the U.S.

Hyundai will also start building the Santa Fe Sport at its plant in Montgomery, Alabama, which also builds the Elantra and Sonata. That will increase production capacity for the popular crossover.

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