Many thanks to DriveShop for providing me with the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. All opinions expressed here are my own.

I’ve only owned smaller to mid-size cars. From my first 1992 Nissan Sentra (that got me through high school) to the 2007 Honda Accord lets you know my day-to-day experience with cars.

But I love a crossover!

With all the bells and whistles throughout the series, the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is a cozy reminder of my daily midsize travels to the power of the traditional SUV — it’s not an SUV. New to the 2017 model, the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport debuts front & rear fascias, headlights and trim. It was a beauty to drive. Here’s five things I loved about the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport!

  1. Technology Galore: The Santa Fe surprised me with the ease of transition with Apple CarPlay. After a quick 3 step setup on the car’s navigation screen, I was tuned into my favorite podcasts in style. Blind Spot Detection will always be one of my top 3 features on a car. It is necessary!
  2. Sleek & Spacious Interior: Maryland was hit with a bit of colder air in early December and it was no joke! I will say, jumping in the heated driver’s seat after a long walk back from the gym or mall – best thing ever! My passengers would agree. The extra storage space and compartments in the back of the vehicle weren’t bad either.
  3. Luxury Experience: Can you picture gazing at the stars from the inside of your vehicle? Well, trust me when I say the Hyundai Santa Fe radiates luxury. The panoramic sunroof is a wonder to look at during any time of the day. The drive experience is also smooth and can handle the curves of the road.

The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport was definitely a lot of fun to drive. To learn more about the Hyundai line, click here!