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SFS AWD… 2.0T or 2.4???

Hey folks,
I am new to the forum. I have a 2003 Santa Fe 6v FWD with 200k miles. Its time for a new one. I have decided on the SFS but can't decide if I should get the 2.0T or 2.4 engine. Any input or advice would be greatly appreciated.


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Hi Shane, it's hard to offer an opinion not knowing what your driving needs and priorities are. Perhaps you could add a little of that detail and you might get more replies?

For what it's worth, I just (Dec 30) purchased a santa Fe Sport Luxury 2.4L. Not much experience with it yet but it will be fine for commuting, engine is very smooth and quiet, seems great on the highway. Probably not ideal for aggressive passing or towing applications, but for my non aggressive driving style it seems great.



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Hi Shane, I own a 2013 Santa Fe with the 2.0 Turbo.


At first I was pretty skeptical. My 2012 Santa Fe had a six cylinder engine with witch I was very happy. It didn't take me long to realize that the 2.0 T has more than enough power at any speed to do the job I ask of it. Purrs like a kitten really.


I wouldn't hesitate for a moment to order another 2.0 T in my next Hyundai!!!
 

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I just got a 2015 Santa Fe Sport Ultimate with the 2.0t and I love it. Depending what your doing with it will help you decide. I fish a lot of tournaments and needed the extra power so I went with the Turbo model. I agree, I would have done the same thing if I had the chance again...
 

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I just went through this over the last week.. ended up buying the 2.4. No complaints. In my mind, turbo on a suv is really just for merging power. I don't know a lot of suv owners who are punching the line. It just isn't designed for that.

so, your question really relates to your driving style. are you an aggressive driver who likes lane jumping and punching it as you get on the highway? Or are you just a normal driver who could just use a little turbo to give you some more confidence and security in a merge?..

For me, the difference in cost wasn't worth it, and I went with the 2.4. I added the money saved to upgrade my options. I've driven the car since wednesday on and off the highway. no problems with acceleration. feels like I think it should.

BUT, having said all this. Test drives are available for this exact reason.
 

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Depends what your using the suv for. For regular driving the 2.4 is the better choice. As long as your happy that's all that matters. I figured I'm going to have this car for a while and mine as well spend the extra money on the Sport 2.0t and have the extra power for towing. The Ultimate package has some extra features that I don't really need but are good to have. I have a heated steering wheel which isn't a big deal but since it's cold it has been great. The rear heated seats are a good option too...
 

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I even-handed (Dec 30) bought a Santa Fe Sport Treat 2.4L. Not much knowledge with it yet but it will be fine for travelling, engine is very smooth and quiet, seems prodigious on the highway. Possibly not ideal for aggressive passing or towing applications, but for my non aggressive driving style it seems great.


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