2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs Ford Edge

If you want a high-performance vehicle with a comfortable and convenient interior, along with reliable safety features, your best bet is to go with a compact SUV like the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport or thet 2017 Ford Edge. However, which one is best for your commutes around Greenville, Wilson, and Rocky Mount?

In this 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs. Ford Edge comparison, we here at Pecheles Hyundai will help answer that question by going over the performance, interior features, and safety options of both these vehicles. After reading this review, you'll know which one you'll want to get behind the wheel of for a test drive.

Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs Ford Edge Performance

 The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport has two available options (both mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®) with the power you need to get to where you need to go...

  • 2.4L inline 4-cylinder: 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque
  • 2.0L inline 4-cylinder turbo: 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque

The Ford Edge's engine options offer equally impressive horsepower and torque ratings. However, its V6 engine can only produce 250 lb-ft of torque, so you'll have a bit more power in the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport.

Interior Features in the Santa Fe Sport vs Edge

The interior features of both the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and the Ford Edge will leave any driver and front passenger satisfied. Both vehicles have cloth seating, with optional leather seating. In addition, they each offer heated front seats. However, while that's an option in the base Sport trim of the Santa Fe Sport that's not offered as an option until the higher trim levels of the Ford Edge.

Another option in the base trim of the Santa Fe Sport is a 6-way power front passenger seat with power height adjustment. The Ford Edge doesn't offer that until a higher trim, and it doesn't have the power height adjustment.

Each SUV comes standard with an AM/FM radio, a CD/MP3 player, and an auxiliary audio input to connect your external device. The base trim of the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport offers an optional 12-speaker Infinity® Premium Audio with QuantumLogic® Surround and Clari-Fi™ Music Restoration Technology. In comparison, the Ford Edge doesn't offer a 12-speaker sound system until its highest trim level.

Which Is the Safer Compact SUV?

 The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and 2017 Ford Edge are certainly safe SUVs, as they both earned a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Santa Fe Sport was also awarded a 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Unfortunately, the Ford Edge didn't earn that award from the IIHS.

The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport comes standard with many safety features to keep you and your passengers protected at all times. These features include:

  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Downhill Brake Control
  • Hillstart Assist Control
  • Vehicle Stability Management
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution

The Ford Edge has equally noteworthy safety features, but its base version doesn't offer any of the ones listed above.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs Ford Edge: Verdict

While the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and Ford Edge each have impressive performance specs, interior features, and safety options, you'll find a bit more reliability in the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport.

To experience the Santa Fe Sport for yourself, schedule a test drive today at Pecheles Hyundai, the dealership that's always helping drivers in the Greenville, Wilson, and Rocky Mount areas.

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