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Description:
Pre-Owned 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T AWD
Engine:
2.0L Turbo-GDI DOHC 16-Valve I4 Engine
Drivetrain:
All Wheel Drive
Transmission:
Automatic
Body:
SUV
Mileage:
67,502
Exterior:
Cabo Bronze
Interior:
Black
HWY:
24 MPG
CITY:
19 MPG
Stock#:
UGW886
VIN:
5XYZUDLA5EG142997
Custom

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Tax, title, registration and dealer doc & title prep not included in vehicle prices shown and must be paid by the purchaser. While great effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this site, errors do occur so please verify information with a customer service rep. This is easily done by calling us at 401-586-6950 or by visiting us at the dealership.

Please understand that an AutoCheck Report is subject to change at any time without notice. Feel free to have the vehicle of choice inspected by someone you trust if uncertain. AutoCheck is a third party vehicle history reporting company, not affiliated with Used Car Genius. Used Car Genius does not endorse AutoCheck, and disclaims any and all liability for any damage, economic or otherwise, which may result from the use or reliance on the information contained in the AutoCheck Reports.

Sample finance payments are only estimates derived from the vehicle price. Rate is only an example and may not reflect currently available rates. With approved credit. Terms may vary.


Vehicle Details

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  • CABO BRONZE
  • BLACK, LEATHER SEATING SURFACE
  • Driver Seat
  • Passenger Seat
  • 40-20-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat w/Manual Fore/Aft
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
  • Front Cupholder
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Compass
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Fuel
  • Valet Function
  • HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Headliner/Pillar Ducts
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Locking Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Interior Trim -inc: Simulated Wood Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Leather/Piano Black Gear Shift Knob
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
  • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 4 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Front Map Lights
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering
  • Carpet Floor Trim
  • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • Tracker System
  • Instrument Panel Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Systems Monitor
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Digital/Analog Display
  • Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
  • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • 4 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Air Filtration
  • Tires: P235/60 R18
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Compact Spare Tire Stored Underbody w/Crankdown
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Black Bodyside Cladding and Black Wheel Well Trim
  • Chrome Side Windows Trim
  • Chrome Door Handles
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper, Heated Wiper Park and Defroster
  • Deep Tinted Glass
  • Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Wiper Park
  • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Chrome Grille
  • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Roof Rack Rails Only
  • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls and Voice Activation
  • Streaming Audio
  • Integrated Roof Antenna
  • Turn-By-Turn Navigation Directions
  • 1 LCD Monitor In The Front
  • Engine: 2.0L Turbo-GDI DOHC 16-Valve I4
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic w/SHIFTRONIC & OD -inc: lock-up torque converter and manual shift mode
  • Axle Ratio 3.51
  • GVWR: 5,181 lbs
  • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and Oil Cooler
  • Electronic Transfer Case
  • Automatic Full-Time All-Wheel Drive
  • 54-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • 130 Amp Alternator
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • 17.4 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
  • Permanent Locking Hubs
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Descent Control and Hill Hold Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Blind Spot Sensor
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver Knee Airbag
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Vehicle Name: Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Drivetrain: All Wheel Drive
  • EPA Classification: Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
  • Passenger Capacity: 5
  • Passenger Volume: 108
  • Base Curb Weight: 3706
  • Fuel Economy Est-Combined: 21
  • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City: 18
  • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy: 24
  • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.: 3500
  • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.: 350
  • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.: 3500
  • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.: 350
  • Maximum Trailering Capacity: 3500
  • Engine Order Code:
  • Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
  • Displacement: 2.0 L/122
  • Fuel System: Gasoline Direct Injection
  • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM: 264 @ 6000
  • SAE Net Torque @ RPM: 269 @ 1750
  • Trans Order Code:
  • Trans Type: 6
  • Trans Description Cont.: Automatic w/OD
  • Trans Description Cont. Again:
  • First Gear Ratio (:1): 4.65
  • Second Gear Ratio (:1): 2.83
  • Third Gear Ratio (:1): 1.84
  • Fourth Gear Ratio (:1): 1.39
  • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1): 1.00
  • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1): 0.77
  • Reverse Ratio (:1): 3.39
  • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1): 3.51
  • Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year: 8.7 (Est)
  • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps): 130
  • Suspension Type - Front: Strut
  • Suspension Type - Rear: Multi-Link
  • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.): Strut
  • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.): Multi-Link
  • Front Tire Order Code:
  • Rear Tire Order Code:
  • Spare Tire Order Code:
  • Front Tire Size: P235/60TR18
  • Rear Tire Size: P235/60TR18
  • Spare Tire Size: Compact
  • Front Wheel Size: 18 X 7.5
  • Rear Wheel Size: 18 X 7.5
  • Spare Wheel Size: Compact
  • Front Wheel Material: Aluminum
  • Rear Wheel Material: Aluminum
  • Spare Wheel Material: Steel
  • Steering Type: Rack-Pinion
  • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb: 35.8
  • Brake Type: 4-Wheel Disc
  • Brake ABS System: 4-Wheel
  • Disc - Front (Yes or ): Yes
  • Disc - Rear (Yes or ): Yes
  • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness: 12.6
  • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness: 11.9
  • Drum - Rear (Yes or ):
  • Rear Drum Diam x Width:
  • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx: 17.4
  • Front Head Room: 39.6
  • Front Leg Room: 41.3
  • Front Shoulder Room: 59.4
  • Front Hip Room: 56.7
  • Second Head Room: 39.1
  • Second Leg Room: 39.4
  • Second Shoulder Room: 58.3
  • Second Hip Room: 55.4
  • Wheelbase: 106.3
  • Length, Overall: 184.6
  • Width, Max w/o mirrors: 74
  • Height, Overall: 66.1
  • Track Width, Front: 64.1
  • Track Width, Rear: 64.5
  • Min Ground Clearance: 7.3
  • Cargo Volume to Seat 1: 71.5
  • Cargo Volume to Seat 2: 35.4
  • Cargo Volume to Seat 3: 35.4
  • Model Group: Santa Fe
  • Vehicle Segment: Compact Sport Utility
  • Vehicle Type: Sport Utility
  • Engine Displacement Units: 2.0
  • Engine Camshaft: DOHC
  • Engine Block Type: aluminum
  • Engine Cylinder Count: 4
  • Engine Valve Count: 4
  • Country of Origin: United States KIA MPV (RV)
  • All Wheel Drive
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Blind Spot Sensor
  • Bluetooth Connection
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Interior Trim -inc: Simulated Wood Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
  • Leather Seating Surface -inc: Yes Essentials fabric
  • Power Driver Seat
  • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
  • Satellite Radio
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • 1 LCD Monitor In The Front
  • Turn-By-Turn Navigation Directions
  • Streaming Audio
  • Integrated Roof Antenna
  • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls and Voice Activation
  • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Chrome Door Handles
  • Wheels: 18 x 7.5 Alloy
  • Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
  • Tires: P235/60 R18
  • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Wiper Park
  • Chrome Grille
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
  • Deep Tinted Glass
  • Roof Rack Rails Only
  • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Compact Spare Tire Stored Underbody w/Crankdown
  • Black Bodyside Cladding and Black Wheel Well Trim
  • Chrome Side Windows Trim
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper, Heated Wiper Park and Defroster
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Heated Multi-Adjustable Bucket Seats -inc: power driver and front passenger seat w/driver seat 4-way power adjustable lumbar support
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Fuel
  • Locking Glove Box
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
  • Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Compass
  • Digital/Analog Display
  • Front Map Lights
  • HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Headliner/Pillar Ducts
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
  • Interior Trim -inc: Simulated Wood Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Power Rear Windows, Fixed 3rd Row Windows and w/Manual Sun Blinds
  • Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Driver Seat
  • Front Cupholder
  • 40-20-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat w/Manual Fore/Aft
  • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
  • Instrument Panel Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
  • Leather Seating Surface -inc: Yes Essentials fabric
  • Systems Monitor
  • Passenger Seat
  • Air Filtration
  • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Valet Function
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
  • Carpet Floor Trim
  • Tracker System
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • 4 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Leather/Piano Black Gear Shift Knob
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 4 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Trip Computer
  • Engine: 2.0L Turbo-GDI DOHC 16-Valve I4
  • 130 Amp Alternator
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • GVWR: 5,181 lbs
  • Automatic Full-Time All-Wheel Drive
  • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and Oil Cooler
  • 17.4 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Electronic Transfer Case
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic w/SHIFTRONIC & OD -inc: lock-up torque converter and manual shift mode
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Descent Control and Hill Hold Control
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Permanent Locking Hubs
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • 54-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • Axle Ratio 3.51
  • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Blue Link Emergency Sos
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Blind Spot Sensor
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Driver Knee Airbag
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Front Side Air Bag
  • Front Head Air Bag
  • Rear Head Air Bag
  • Climate Control
  • Multi-Zone A/C
  • A/C
  • Security System
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • CD Player
  • ABS
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Cruise Control
  • Rear Defrost
  • Child Safety Locks
  • All Wheel Drive
  • 4 Cylinder Engine
  • Turbocharged
  • Gasoline Fuel
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Keyless Entry
  • Power Door Locks
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Power Mirror(s)
  • Power Driver Seat
  • Power Passenger Seat
  • Pass-Through Rear Seat
  • Leather Seats
  • Bucket Seats
  • Power Steering
  • Adjustable Steering Wheel
  • Tires - Front All-Season
  • Tires - Rear All-Season
  • Temporary Spare Tire
  • Traction Control
  • 6-Speed A/T
  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Power Windows
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • A/T
  • Satellite Radio
  • MP3 Player
  • Fog Lamps
  • Heated Front Seat(s)
  • Privacy Glass
  • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
  • Steering Wheel Audio Controls
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Woodgrain Interior Trim
  • Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
  • Driver Vanity Mirror
  • Passenger Vanity Mirror
  • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
  • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
  • Driver Adjustable Lumbar
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
  • Universal Garage Door Opener
  • Bluetooth Connection
  • Telematics
  • Stability Control
  • Brake Assist
  • Keyless Start
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • HD Radio
  • Rear Bench Seat
  • Passenger Air Bag Sensor
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Knee Air Bag
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Please understand that an AutoCheck Report is subject to change at any time without notice. Feel free to have the vehicle of choice inspected by someone you trust if uncertain. AutoCheck is a third party vehicle history reporting company, not affiliated with Used Car Genius. Used Car Genius does not endorse AutoCheck, and disclaims any and all liability for any damage, economic or otherwise, which may result from the use or reliance on the information contained in the AutoCheck Reports.

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  • What is AutoCheck?

    AutoCheck is a subscription service that provides a look into a vehicle’s history so that a potential buyer can assess the risks of buying that vehicle. AutoCheck is a subsidiary of Experian and is also partnered with other leaders in the automotive industry, such as Autotrader, Edmunds, Kelley Blue Book, EbayMotors, Nada Guides, and Cars.com. Many used-car shoppers consider AutoCheck a good resource, but there’s only so much that this service can do. These limitations mean that a vehicle history report may be missing important information, either because it was never reported or it was reported but hasn’t made it onto the report yet. After all, since AutoCheck reports are not based on any kind of firsthand inspection – nobody from AutoCheck ever sees these vehicles at all – the information they contain is likely to be incomplete.

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    An AutoCheck vehicle history report outlines some factors that contribute to that vehicle’s AutoCheck Score so that the potential buyer can compare the cars they’re considering. The score begins at a certain numerical value based on the year, make, and model. That starting point will be lowered by factors such as accidents, high mileage, title brands (salvaged – such as from flood damage – or rebuilt), odometer issues, a history of multiple owners, frame damage, being branded as a lemon for repeated repairs at low mileage, whether a vehicle is a “buyback” (meaning that the manufacturer bought it back from the original buyer as required by law after it was found to be lemon), theft, repossession, and whether the vehicle has been used as a fleet vehicle – usually taxi or police. However, if these factors appear on an AutoCheck report, it doesn’t mean the vehicle isn’t perfectly sound and worth buying. The reported issues did not necessarily harm the car, and if any damage resulted, it’s likely that it was repaired. And there’s always a chance that a mistake was made in the report. The only thing that matters is the vehicle’s present condition, and the surest way to assess that is to have it looked at mechanically by a professional you trust. Here’s a look at the six categories you’ll see in an AutoCheck report and what information they contain:
    Accident Check: AutoCheck receives accident data from the Department/Registry of Motor Vehicles, auctions, and insurance companies. AutoCheck itself has never physically inspected any vehicles or claimed to know of unreported accidents.
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    Detailed Vehicle History Report: This section shows a timeline of a vehicle’s history in chronological order. While it’s most important to focus on a vehicle’s current condition, knowing a vehicle’s entire history can help.
    Structural Damage: Here, you can see structural damage to the vehicle’s frame or unibody. If a vehicle has structural damage, it may be something minor as a dent to a part of the unibody of the vehicle or something major as a previous repair to a portion of the vehicles structural integrity that can potentially make the vehicle unsafe to drive and expensive to fix. Used Car Genius recommends that you make any purchasing decision based on the vehicles current condition, and have the vehicles condition reviewed by a trusted mechanic.

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    The scores are based on a scale of 1 to 100 – with 1 the worst and 100 the best – but it’s not that simple. Each vehicle score also correlates to its specific make and model’s score range to give a more accurate picture. For example, a specific 1999 Nissan Maxima may have a score of 84, but the general 1999 Nissan Maxima score range is from 76 to 81. This implies that this 1999 Nissan Maxima exceeds the expectations of similar Maximas from the same model year. Here’s where it gets a bit tricky. On the other side, a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu may have a score of 89, but the range for 2005 Chevrolet Malibus is 90 to 95. Although the Malibu has a higher score than the Maxima, it falls short of the Malibu’s average score range, ultimately making it a less favorable option than the average Malibu from the same model year.

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    Feel free to use an AutoCheck report as one of many tools in your car-shopping arsenal. But while you may use a negative report to rule out a used car you’re considering, you should be careful about using a positive report to rule one in. Again, that report could be missing something in the vehicle’s past that was not reported to or otherwise recorded by any of the sources AutoCheck uses. It can also take some time for reported information to show up on the report, meaning that the report may change after you buy the vehicle. That could present a problem if you want to sell it later: if negative information from incidents before you bought the vehicle is added during your ownership, potential buyers can then see that if they view the report. Even if the negative parts of the report never caused an issue with the car (or if you had the issue fixed), that delayed negative report can devalue the car when you’re trying to sell it, as well as making some buyers change their minds.
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