1st Generation (2013—2018) Santa Fe Sport Problems

This generations ranks 26th out of 52 Hyundai generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (52%), transmission (18%), and the body (6%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Transmission Slips When Accelerating 2 complaints at an average of 1,825 miles in the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport.
  2. Sluggish Acceleration 2 complaints at an average of 5,005 miles in the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport.
  3. Blown Engine 3 complaints at an average of 16,995 miles in the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport.

What Santa Fe Sport Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Hyundai model years.

Watch out for the 2017 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2018 5 3 19 2.16
2017 9 2 39 4.87
2016 0 1 11 0.0
2015 8 1 15 4.6
2014 7 2 11 3.67
2013 15 2 9 1.54

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