The styling updates are subtle, covering the front and rear fasciae, a new headlight design and available LED fog lights and daytime running lights.
There are all three new wheel designs in 17-, 18- and 19-inch diameters.
Other than the aesthetic tweaks, there are no updates specific to the Santa Fe Sport.
There is, however, a new color -- Nightfall Blue.
If safety's what you're after, Hyundai's reinforced its suite of active and passive safety systems.
Updates for 2017 include a new multi-view camera system, full-range adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning and autonomous emergency braking.
There's also a new electronic parking brake with automatic holding.
The Santa Fe's Infinity-branded premium audio system now receives surround sound and Clari-Fi technology.
Thanks to some slight tweaks, fuel economy is projected to rise by 1 mpg in both highway and city driving.