2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs. 2017 Chevy Equinox in Plymouth, MA

Are you in the market for a new crossover SUV for commuting to work or simply to use as an everyday vehicle? We'll be looking at the features the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and 2017 Chevy Equinox offer to drivers in the Plymouth, MA area to help them make the most informed decision possible. 



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2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs. 2017 Chevy Equinox: Safety Features


Because both of these SUVs are of the latest model year, they're sure to provide a plethora of advanced safety features. As you'll see, however, the Santa Fe Sport offers many more opportunities for Plymouth, MA area drivers to stay protected while on the go.


  • The Santa Fe Sport, when equipped with Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, is considered a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS. The Equinox has not received this recognition.
  • Dynamic Bending Light headlights on the Santa Fe Sport turn with your vehicle to brighten up every inch of the road ahead for safer driving.
  • Available only on the Santa Fe Sport, Smart Cruise Control with stop/start capability detects the vehicle ahead of you and will automatically slow or stop your vehicle to help maintain a safe following distance.


2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs. 2017 Chevy Equinox: Interior Features


If you do a lot of driving around Plymouth, MA, you're going to want a comfortable interior. As you'll see below, the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport once again beats out the 2017 Chevy Equinox when it comes to interior features.


  • Let nature inside the cabin with the available panoramic sunroof on the Santa Fe Sport. A basic power sunroof is available on the Equinox.
  • The Santa Fe Sport comes with 40/20/40 split-fold rear seats for more interior flexibility while the Equinox comes with 60/40 split rear seats.
  • Santa Fe Sport drivers only can take advantage of the Integrated Memory System for the driver's seat and exterior mirrors.


Cargo Space


One of the many advantages of a crossover SUV is the additional cargo space you simply cannot get in a standard sedan. Of course, when it comes to cargo capacity, the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and Chevy Equinox aren't equal. Plymouth, MA area drivers who choose the 2017 Santa Fe Sport will get an astounding amount of cargo space, which adds up to a total of 71.5 cu. ft. compared to the Chevy Equinox at 63.7 cu. ft.


2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs. 2017 Chevy Equinox: Trim Options


Because no two drivers are alike, both the Santa Fe Sport and Equinox come in a number of trim packages for varying tastes and needs. The 2017 Santa Fe Sport and the 2017 Equinox come in three different trim packages, each offering a unique set of features that are sure to appeal to drivers in and around the Plymouth, MA area.


Technical specification of these two crossover SUVs are as follows:


2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Trims


2017 Chevy Equinox Trims


Sport 2.0T

Sport 2.0T Ultimate

Trim Package




Sport 2.4L I4

2.0L Turbo I4

2.0L Turbo I4

Standard Engine

2.4L I4

2.4L I4

2.4L I4

185 HP

240 HP

240 HP


182 HP

182 HP

182 HP

178 lb.-ft.

260 lb.-ft.

260 lb.-ft.


172 lb.-ft.

172 lb.-ft.

172 lb.-ft.

Projector headlights

Trailer prep package

19-in. wheels

Standard Features

Traction control

Driver Confidence Package

Front fog lights




Beginning MSRP





2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs. 2017 Chevy Equinox: Technology


Advanced technology is a must for any driver in the Plymouth, MA area, and only one of these crossovers can deliver: the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. From audio and entertainment to navigation services, you'll find your ride much more enjoyable in the Santa Fe Sport than the Chevy Equinox.


  • All Equinox trims come with a rear view camera, but the Santa Fe Sport goes one step further with the Multi-view Camera System.
  • Both vehicles offer SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, but only the Santa Fe Sport's 8-in. screen can offer an amazing user experience.
  • The color LCD screen in the Santa Fe Sport's instrument cluster provides vital vehicle information. This is not offered in the Equinox.


Test-Drive the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in Plymouth, MA Today!


Ready to get behind the wheel of the clear winner of this comparison, the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport? Schedule a test drive at our Hyundai dealership in Plymouth, MA, or stop into our showroom during business hours. For more information, send us a message through our online contact form or call (888) 480-3980 to speak with a product specialist directly.

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