Crossovers nowadays are extremely popular here in America, the Hyundai Santa Fe may not be one of the top sales leaders or gets the most attention in the mid size SUV class. However you will find that it is a very well rounded SUV overall and is a pretty good choice for someone who doesn’t want to see their vehicle on the road every day. The Hyundai Santa Fe is manufactured by South Korean auto manufacturer since 2000. It quickly become the best selling vehicle in Hyundai’s line up. This are what we know about new 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe so far.
The Santa Fe was last redesigned in 2013 model year and they gave us two new models the “regular” called with 7 seats and the sport version with 5 seats which is slightly more aggressive looking. As far as the styling goes this car is fairly handsome with nicely designed 17-inch alloy wheels while 18-inch and 19-inch wheels are otional. It have halogen projector beam headlights with LED accenting lights and halogen fog lights too. The overall look of the front is pretty aggressive. The rear end is pretty stylish given as a whole. The power sunroof is also available.
Build quality and materials in the new Santa Fe are pretty inconsistent and in some areas it have very hard touch materials like on the dashboard. The upholstery is done with soft touch leather also that soft material is on the armrest too and it is mixed with hard plastic all over the cabin. Steering wheel design is really high quality done in leather and good looking overall.
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Engine
The Hyundai Santa Fe for 2018 model year is offering just one engine a 3.3-Liter V-6 and 290 horsepower at 6,400 and 252 at 5,200 pound feet of torque, it is mated with a six-speed automatic transmission. This engine is using regular unleaded fuel. EPA fuel efficiency estimates are 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway which is 21 mpg combined. Rear suspension is a Multi-Link. Acceleration from 0 to 60 is achieved in 7.1 seconds and the top speed is 128 horsepower. Front-wheel drive is standard on this car and all-wheel drive is optional.
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Price
The base 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe model starts at $31,045 and then the Premium package costs $36,895. It is ranked fourth in three row mid-size crossover segment. Main competitors are: 2018 Dodge Durango, 2018 Ford Explorer, 2018 Honda Pilot, Mazda CX-9, 2018 Ford Flex, 2018 Toyota Highlander and Buick Enclave.