The 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe had similar towing capacity capabilities that other later model year Santa Fe's has had, which was a maximum of 5,000 pounds, if your vehicle was properly equipped. The 2014 model shared a lot of the same equipment and ratings that a lot of the other model years were equipped with, like the engine options and is why the data is so similar.
I was not able to find any information on the 2014 sport models, so there is no information in this article regarding those particular models, but I will update this post as soon as I find that information.
Remember to read through your owner's manual, as it is the most valuable resource you have for your vehicle and remember to abide by all of Hyundai's recommendations and requirements.
Overall Capacity: The overall towing capacity for the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe ranged from 1,653-5,000 lbs. and was really only dependent upon whether you had the optional trailer package installed on your vehicle and whether the trailer that you were pulling behind you had its own braking system equipped.
The Tow Chart:
The chart for the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe was pretty simple to follow , as there was not a whole lot of information to go through in order to know what your maximum trailer weight rating was.
If we look at the chart, we can see that there was only one engine option and that was a 3.3 liter engine and then below that we have the three different maximum trailer weight ratings listed that were specified depending on certain situations.
If you had the optional trailer package equipped on your vehicle and the trailer you were using had its own brake system installed, then you were able to achieve the highest rating in the chart of 5,000 pounds.
If you did not have the trailer package, but your trailer still was equipped with its own brakes, then you were able to achieve a 2,000 pound rating and if your trailer did not have brakes then you were stuck with the lowest rating in the chart that was set at 1,653 pounds.
Data For The Sport Models: I was not able to find the owner's manual or the brochure for the sport models, so unfortunately I was not able to provide any of that data for the 2014 models.
Comparing The Data:
By Trim Level: If we compare the trim levels that were offered for these SUVs, we can see that there were only two options available which was the GLS and Limited trim levels and each trim level used the same engine, so there was no real variation when it came to what trim level you had equipped and your maximum trailer weight rating.
- GLS: 1,653-5,000 lbs.
- Limited: 1,653-5,000 lbs.
- Sport: No Data
- Sport 2.0: No Data
By Engine Options: I also decided to look at the data and compare the different engine options, but I was not able to find any information on the sport models, so the comparison didn't really work out all that well and I was left with only the standard models, which only used the one engine.
- 3.3L (V6): 1,653-5,000 lbs.
- 2.4L (4 cylinder) Sport Model: No Data
- 2.0L (4 cylinder) Sport Model: No Data
Other Important Information...
There were a couple of other tidbits of information that I think are worth mentioning that I came across while browsing through the owner's manual.
The first screenshot you see below talks just briefly on trailer brakes and only mentions that your trailer brakes need to comply with federal and state regulations and that they must be properly installed. That's the only detailed information I found about trailer brakes, other than the unbraked trailer weights that were listed in the chart.
The second screenshot you see below talks about the trailer tongue load weight rating and Hyundai specifies a 10% tongue load on your vehicle, which is referring to the trailer's overall weight. For instance, if you were pulling a trailer behind you and the trailer itself and all of the contents in the trailer weighed 1,200 pounds, you would want to aim for a tongue load weight rating on your vehicle of about 120 pound, which would be 10%.
A Few Helpful Links:
Seeing as how I was not able to find any information on the 2014 sport models, I only have two resources listed below that apply to the standard models only. If I find any more resources in the future about the sport models, I will update this post, along with this resource section, in order to keep this article as up-to-date and accurate as possible.
Please feel free to check out the two resources that I do have listed, if they apply to your vehicle because they are very helpful, not only when it comes to tow related information about your vehicle, but everything else as well.