Although the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe tends to get as much attention as other three-row crossover SUVs, it offers a striking blend of style, comfort, and power. Also, the fact that it offers a sensible MSRP relative to the rest of the competition might tip your decision in its favor. Get more details on its exterior and interior design, engine specs, and release date, below.
It might be an obvious choice for consumers shopping for a three-row crossover but the segment is fast changing and newer models are proving to be more preferred especially when a seasoned model like the Santa Fe hasn’t had any significant overhaul recently. This might be true in some respects as nothing much has changed over the previous model.
Nevertheless, there are ample reasons why you should consider getting one for yourself especially if you’re looking for utility. Nowadays, the parameters seem to revolve around passenger capacity, towing capacity, cargo volume, power, and interior luxury and comfort. Out of all of these benchmarks, the only disappointing thing you’ll get whilst nitpicking is the less cargo volume offered relative to the rest of the competition.
Apart from that, the new 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe seems to have mastered everything else. Thanks to the simple and easy-to-use controls, rich materials, and an attractive cabin, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe’s cabin has a pleasant ambience. Even if you find smartphone apps a bewilderment, those on the Santa Fe touchscreen interface are simple and user-friendly and will certainly bring you up to speed to the tech-savvy generation world.
Below its skin is a desirable V6 engine that, despite lacking any updates whatsoever, offers an impressive towing capacity, laudable acceleration, and potent power. However, you might find newer models to be better in terms of precision and ride quality, refinement and composure. But if your priority is based on ease of driving, the Hyundai Santa Fe is probably the best you can get.
Rivals available include the 2018 Toyota Highlander – this “A” rated crossover SUV is perhaps the best vehicle you can find in the segment if you want everything bundled in one place. Others include the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse, and the 2018 Honda Pilot.
Trims Offered – Hyundai Santa Fe
The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe seats either six-or seven passengers and is available in two iterations: Limited and the SE trim models. The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport review is separately covered, as is the Hybrid.
Interior Limited Review & Exterior Changes – 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe
The Santa Fe SE trim’s list of accessories and features includes an eight-way power driver seat, foglights, 18” alloy wheels, a 40/20/40-split reclining and sliding second-row seat, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a rear spoiler, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a CD player, heated front seats, full power accessories, adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera, a 4.3-inch display, Link Telematic’s Hyundai Blue system, dual-zone automatic climate control, a USB/iPod integration, and third-row rear vents.
Options available include automatic dual-zone climate control, a blind-spot monitoring system, manual rear window sunshades, a leather upholstery, an upgraded gauge cluster, a power liftgate, 19” wheels, rear-cross traffic alert, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, keyless ignition and entry, a leather upholstery, and a four-way front power passenger seat.
The Santa Fe Limited tacks in all the options available on the SE trim plus an 8-inch touchscreen interface, panoramic sunroof, a 12-speaker sound system, LED taillights and xenon headlights, an audio system upgrade, driver memory settings, rear parking sensors, heated second-row seats, ventilated front seats, and a 115-V household-style power outlet.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 2.2 in. (110.2 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 1.1 in. (193.1 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 2.2 in. (74.2 in.)
Passenger volume: 146.6 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 13.5 cu.ft. (max 80.0 cu.ft.)
Curb weight: N/A
Top Speed: 128 mph
0-60: 7,1 sec
MPG: 18/25 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Becketts Black, Circuit Silver, Iron Frost, Java Espresso, Monaco White, Night Sky Pearl, Regal Red Pearl, Storm Blue …
Towing Capacity: 5000 lbs.
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Engine Specs
Motivating the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe is a 3.3L V6 engine. A six-speed automatic transmission system takes the power – 290 hp and 252 lbs. ft. of torque to either the FWD or the AWD via the six-speed automatic transmission system.
Estimates according to EPA stand at 25/18/21 mpg on the highway/city/combined with the FWD, and 24/18/20 mpg with the AWD.
it is approximated the all-wheel drive 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe will get you past 60 mph in just 7.7 seconds, whereas optimum towing capacity should be expected at 5,000 pounds.
Sport Price & 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Release Date
It is too early to predict its release date correctly at the moment. However, sources privy of Hyundai operations and who wouldn’t want to be quoted here due to the sensitivity of the matter put it at January 2018 at the earliest.
Once available, don’t be surprised by its $30,400 base MSRP window sticker.
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