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I'd appreciate your opinions please. I'm looking to get a 2014 Santa Fe sport. I'd appreciate thoughts and opinions as to whether I should get the 4 cylinder or 4 cylinder with turbo.
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I'd appreciate your opinions please. I'm looking to get a 2014 Santa Fe sport. I'd appreciate thoughts and opinions as to whether I should get the 4 cylinder or 4 cylinder with turbo.
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I purchased the FWD turbo model and can say that I am pretty please with the extra power as it definitely comes in handy while overtaking, carrying a heavy load and will while towing things around in the future. I did not test drive the base 2.4 190hp engine so not sure how they would compare, especially in fuel economy. I am currently getting about 21 in the city and 28 in the hwy and averaging 24 mpg each tank fill up. Do wish that it did better in the city but then again this isn't a compact or sedan and so the added weight does take it's toll in stop and go traffic.

Any other questions just ask.

Out of curiosity, anyone have MPG numbers for the base 2.4 engine?
 

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4 Cylinder vs Turbo 4

I have a 2014 AWD 4 Cylinder NO Turbo and I find it is quite adequate especially when it is not in the ECO mode. Also on the highway it is a dream, smooth and silent. My only complaint of which I knew is inherent was the drone of the 4 cylinder when excelling to speed. I have order the privacy panel for the back and the storage net from a jobber for less then half the price that the stealership is charging.
 

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Depends on what you are looking for. If you desire fuel economy get the 2.4L non turbo. If you like a little pep in your step get the Turbo. I myself love love love my Turbo. Just be advised that the Turbo on the vehicle is not considered part of the power train and is covered under the basic 5year/60k warranty and is not covered under the 10year/100k. But that is something you will have to decide on your own. I did not care I wanted the power. The Turbo also requires synthetic oil when changing and requires you change it every 3,000 FOR THE VERY BEST RESULTS. It requires synthetic because the motor runs hotter than the 2.4L and needs the extra protection that synthetic can provide. That still did not stop me from purchasing the turbo......FYI you can get a 5 QUART jug of Synthetic mobil1 5w30 at walmart for around $26. and some change.
 

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I'd appreciate your opinions please. I'm looking to get a 2014 Santa Fe sport. I'd appreciate thoughts and opinions as to whether I should get the 4 cylinder or 4 cylinder with turbo.
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I'd go turbo.. Test drive them both. The turbo really surprised me how peppy it is. It's got some get up and go. Also, it has an Eco mode to increase the MPG. The non-turbo is sluggish to say the least.
 

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I just took delivery of a 2014 AWD with the 2.4 non-turbo last week. I drove both, and while the 2.0 is certainly got more go, the 2.4 is very smooth and adequate for what we use the vehicle for.

It's all personal taste. Good luck in whatever choice you make!
 

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2.4 Non Turbo

I agree the 2.4l Non Turbo is the way to go. It is very smooth and reliable with excellent gas mileage. I have the 2.4l AWD Premium model and I must say I love driving it very much.
 

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I'd appreciate your opinions please. I'm looking to get a 2014 Santa Fe sport. I'd appreciate thoughts and opinions as to whether I should get the 4 cylinder or 4 cylinder with turbo.
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I would go with no turbo if you want better reliability. I think turbo puts too much stress on the engines, that is why they have intercoolers. But if u dont care of reliability and just want a more fun to drive car then u would go for turbo.
 

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Twin Turbo on 4 cylinder?

I recently got a 2000 Honda Civic. The 1.6L 4 cylinder is all stock except for the air intake system. I at least want to put one turbo under the hood, but what about two??? Is that possible, or do-able, in this case??
 

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I'd appreciate your opinions please. I'm looking to get a 2014 Santa Fe sport. I'd appreciate thoughts and opinions as to whether I should get the 4 cylinder or 4 cylinder with turbo.
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You will pay more money to purchase, you will pay more money to maintain, you will pay more money for fuel, you will have a shorter warranty on the Turbo. It's all about money and performance. Are you willing to pay more money for a bit of speed. Remember this is not a race car it is a crossover. That's my opinion....

p.s. The difference is 1.3 seconds 0-60mph... Turbo 8.3 - non turbo 9.6 sec. Gas mileage is more thirsty with the use of the turbo. In some cases the gas mileage is actually worse then the V6.

I own the 2.4l 2014 Santa Fe Sport. I love it. It all depends what you want..
 

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Fuel?

You will pay more money to purchase, you will pay more money to maintain, you will pay more money for fuel, you will have a shorter warranty on the Turbo. It's all about money and performance. Are you willing to pay more money for a bit of speed. Remember this is not a race car it is a crossover. That's my opinion....

p.s. The difference is 1.3 seconds 0-60mph... Turbo 8.3 - non turbo 9.6 sec. Gas mileage is more thirsty with the use of the turbo. In some cases the gas mileage is actually worse then the V6.

I own the 2.4l 2014 Santa Fe Sport. I love it. It all depends what you want..
When you say we'll pay more for fuel you mean due to getting worse mpg I hope? The turbo doesn't require premium fuel does it?
 

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When you say we'll pay more for fuel you mean due to getting worse mpg I hope? The turbo doesn't require premium fuel does it?
No it doesn't, just regular 87 octane.
When turbos kick in, they consume more fuel as they are meant to for more power. Pros more power, but more power comes with costs. They are terrible on highways.
 

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No it doesn't, just regular 87 octane.
When turbos kick in, they consume more fuel as they are meant to for more power. Pros more power, but more power comes with costs. They are terrible on highways.
MPG results are mostly relative to the drivers' 'driving habits'...I consistantly get at, or better than, the EPA sticker numbers...

See my post on the thread: "What`s your MPG & Range" on this forum...

The 'problem' with the SFS 2.0 Turbo is that some folks like to feel the power & torque, for no other reason than they can...(admittedly, they are fun to drive), and as a result, pay the price with lower MPG...The same would happen if driving a V-6 or V-8..

For me, I only kick in the turbo when needed, such as merging quickly onto a high-speed highway, or passing a long line of slow moving traffic (very) quickly, etc..

If I had to buy another SFS, it`d be another turbo, without question..
 

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I purchased the FWD turbo model and can say that I am pretty please with the extra power as it definitely comes in handy while overtaking, carrying a heavy load and will while towing things around in the future. I did not test drive the base 2.4 190hp engine so not sure how they would compare, especially in fuel economy. I am currently getting about 21 in the city and 28 in the hwy and averaging 24 mpg each tank fill up. Do wish that it did better in the city but then again this isn't a compact or sedan and so the added weight does take it's toll in stop and go traffic.

Any other questions just ask.

Out of curiosity, anyone have MPG numbers for the base 2.4 engine?
I don't know if you are calculating the MPG wrong or if there is something wrong with my vehicle but I am averaging 14MPG city(in NYC/Brooklyn) with my AWD turbo. It's bad. I utilize the turbo some but not a lot IMO.
I hope you are actually getting 21 but I am no where near that.
 

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Gas Mileage

I don't know if you are calculating the MPG wrong or if there is something wrong with my vehicle but I am averaging 14MPG city(in NYC/Brooklyn) with my AWD turbo. It's bad. I utilize the turbo some but not a lot IMO.
I hope you are actually getting 21 but I am no where near that.
I have a 2.4L 2014 AWD Sport. I am Canadian so we must compute the difference between the US gal and the IMP Gal. Here goes
I get 9.0 kites per 100 kms when driving city/highway.
100km=62miles
9.0ltr =2 gal imp
1 us gal = 4ltrs
1 imp gal = 4.52ltrs
With these figures I am getting 30mpg City/Highway.
Highway only I am getting 7.2 ltr per 100 kms
By the way I drive very, very easy. Slow starts and gentle gas peddle inputs. I am retired (63) no need to go on a tear.
 

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I have a 2.4L 2014 AWD Sport. I am Canadian so we must compute the difference between the US gal and the IMP Gal. Here goes
I get 9.0 kites per 100 kms when driving city/highway.
100km=62miles
9.0ltr =2 gal imp
1 us gal = 4ltrs
1 imp gal = 4.52ltrs
With these figures I am getting 30mpg City/Highway.
Highway only I am getting 7.2 ltr per 100 kms
By the way I drive very, very easy. Slow starts and gentle gas peddle inputs. I am retired (63) no need to go on a tear.
Thank you for the detailed response! ;)
I thought you had the turbo.
 
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