The Santa Fe model seems to be one of Hyundai’s main focuses in their 2017 line-up. The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport features a substantial amount of change to make up for its sports prominence.
Smaller than the three-row Santa Fe and bigger than the Tucson, this model borrows characteristics from both of these models to make Hyundai’s two-row compact SUV line-up interesting. This Santa Fe Sport has been packed with the latest technological gizmos to cope up with its competition.
Exterior Changes and Interior Cabin of 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
This new 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport seems to be modified a lot in terms of visuals. This starts with its refreshed front fascia which is characterised by a new hexagonal grille that looks sporty and slightly aggressive at the same time.
The headlights too have been refreshed with a new design that also adds to a refined look. Down below, the fog lights are new; front bumper has been slightly modified as well. Moving on, its side body features some new body lines. The wheel rims have been redesigned too.
Up top, its sporty look is further emphasised by new dynamic roof rails. Changes have also taken place in the rear portion of this SUV. The tail lights have been modified to a new shape; rear bumper has also been revised.
The tailgate seems to have received a balanced treatment. All in all, these changes make this 2018 Santa Fe Sports evolve wonderfully.
The new Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2018 makes room for 5 adults in its interior cabin. It seems to have been refined from the previous generation model, and in fact, it is as there’s a new 8-inch touchscreen display with the upgraded infotainment system synced in it.
The air vents have been made bigger; centre console has been revised with controls, and a new theme has been laid out. Seating arrangement seems to remain the same while the upholstery materials are new. Panoramic sunroof comes as optional, power functions in the seats are standard.
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport – Engine and Performance
A 2.4-liter 4 cylinder engine has been featured as the base unit in this 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. This engine has been equipped with direct injection and produces 178 lb-ft of torque and 185 hp. A 6-speed automatic transmission system has been used with this engine.
A 2.0-liter turbocharged 4 cylinder engine is also likely to be placed. This will produce 260 lb-ft of torque and 240 hp of power with the help of a direct injection system. This engine also uses the same 6-speed automatic transmission. This new Santa Fe is able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 7 seconds or less. The figures are quite impressive for an SUV of this size.
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport – Competitors, Price, and Availability
In conclusion, the Chevy Equinox, Mazda CX-5, Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V are some of its main competitors. This 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport comes with a price tag of $44,599, and it is already available for sale.