02. The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Rides On A Lighter Platform
The improvements made to the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport are more than just skin deep. The crossover rides on a platform that weights 266 lbs less than the departing Santa Fe, which helps it improve on fuel efficiency as well as feel lighter on its feet when turning into a corner. The Santa Fe Sport is 184.6 inches long - barely half an inch more than the model it replaces - and the vehicle is just a smidgen lower and narrower than the 2012 edition of the Santa Fe. This means that Hyundai hasn't sacrificed interior room in the pursuit of its low-mass philosophy.