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2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Competitor Comparison Near Fort Washington, MD

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs. 2015 Chevy Equinox vs. 2015 Ford Edge

When considering your options for a new midsize crossover vehicle, it’s important to think about important factors and features that will fit into your life and adventures. The all-new Santa Fe Sport is ready for anything with incredible versatility, command, and innovation, but if you’d like to know how it stacks up against contemporaries like the 2015 Chevy Equinox and the 2015 Ford Edge, check out this 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport competitor comparison near Fort Washington, MD, from Pohanka Hyundai of Capitol Heights.

Innovation starts with power under the hood, and you can’t get much more innovative than the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. Its 2.0-liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine produces dynamically efficient performance rated at 264 horsepower and 269 lbs.-ft. of torque, while at the same time yielding a remarkable 27 MPG highway1. The Ford Edge’s 2.0-liter I4 comes in a bit higher at 280 horsepower, but this added HP compromises its fuel economy of 26 MPG highway2. The Chevy Equinox, on the other hand, improves slightly to 32 MPG highway2, but its 2.4-liter I4 only generates 182 horsepower and 172 lbs.-ft. of torque.

If you’re looking for advanced technology to make every drive more convenient and connected, the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport competitor comparison near Fort Washington, MD, makes it clear which crossover comes out on top. The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport’s Proximity Key will remotely unlock your vehicle without having to fish your keys from your pocket or purse, and its Hands-free Smart Liftgate will open automatically when it senses you nearby. The Ford Edge offers similar options as upgrades, while the Chevy Equinox isn’t equipped with these capabilities at all.

All three vehicles are also equipped with integrated Bluetooth® Wireless Technology for hands-free calling and more, but only the 2016 Santa Fe Sport comes loaded with Hyundai’s pioneering Blue Link® Telematics System. This technology enables you to remotely lock, unlock, and start your crossover using your smartphone or mobile device, program addresses and directions into your Navigation System, and provide automatic response and assistance in the event of an accident. It also generates monthly reports on your vehicle’s vital systems, so you can always stay on top of maintenance and performance.

Whether you’re loading up for a day out on Piscataway Creek, or headed into D.C. with friends for a night out on the town, your crossover vehicle should be both conveniently versatile and comfortably spacious. This is exactly what the 2016 Santa Fe Sport’s interior offers, thanks to a handy 40/20/40 split-folding second row which expands the cargo area to 71.5 cubic ft. Both the 2015 Equinox and the 2015 Edge also include fold-down seats, with capacities of 63.7 cubic ft. and 73.4 cubic ft., respectively. However, the Santa Fe Sport’s comfortable interior features premium leather seats which are heated for front passengers, dual-zone automatic climate control, privacy glass, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob to enhance every drive. These features are only available as options on the Edge, and not included in the Equinox.

Learning about the all-new Santa Fe Sport is one thing, but experiencing it for yourself is another. If the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport competitor comparison near Fort Washington, MD, has you excited about taking a test drive in this powerful and inventive midsize crossover vehicle, it’s time to stop by Pohanka Hyundai of Capitol Heights and get behind the wheel. Our new-vehicle showroom is conveniently located just off the Capital Beltway Exit 13 at 1770 Ritchie Station Court in Capitol Heights, MD. Visit your Maryland Hyundai dealer for a test drive today!


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1 2016 Santa Fe Sport: 20 City/27 Hwy/23 Combined FWD, 19 City/25 Hwy/21 Combined AWD. 2016 Santa Fe Sport 2.0T: 19 City/27 Hwy/22 Combined FWD, 18 City/24 Hwy/21 Combined AWD. EPA estimates. For comparison only. Your actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle's condition.

2 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results may vary.

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