Hyundai Santa Fe offers seats for seven passengers in three row
arrangement. However, with capacity for big families Santa Fe
also delivers well-balanced mix of power, style and comfort.
Warranty is generous as well as standard features. The Santa Fe
has also easy to use interface and good safety scores. After
being refreshed for the 2017 model year this model won’t bring
big changes for the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe version.
New for 2018:
Significant face lift for the 2017 model year brought refreshed
front and rear styling. The model also receives some minor
structural changes that improved its safety scores. The model
also expanded standard equipment package with large screen
infotainment system available even on the base model. It also
added array of advanced safety features. With all this, this
crossover SUV will get only minor upgrades for the 2018 model
year. Expect new color options, wheel design. Hyundai might
upgrade powertrain as well.
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe: Styling
With the 2017 year mid-cycle refresh the Santa Fe has got
smarter look. Refreshed styling also brings this SUV inline
with brand’s latest design language that was defined by the
Elantra and Sonata models. Now, thanks to clever lines, shapes
and elements this model manages to look nice from every angle
despite its big proportions. It definitely succeeds to look
less boxy than some of its rivals.
So, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe will features familiar design
which continues from the 2017 version. Its front fascia will
include sleek six-sided grille and nice-looking headlights. The
front bumper also fits nicely to front end styling and LED fog
lights will be seen in this area in higher versions.
The model will also have nice creases on the hood and
pronounced character line. Complemented with sloping roof line
and nice wheels the model will also look good from the profile
side. The Santa Fe will also feature sculpted rear side. There
will be modern taillights and bumper with dual exhaust tips.
How is it inside?
On inside, the new Santa FE will feature high-quality
materials, functionally arranged controls and overall
attractive design. The dash will have dynamic design with
shield shaped center stack. Situated there will be large center
screen with intuitive commands. Dash will also include
different trim inserts which will add to its look.
Comfort is of course the main concern of big SUVs and Santa FE
will offer high level of practicality and convenience in that
regard. The front seats will provide long ride comfort with
high-level of adjustability. There will also be functional
middle row with good head and leg room. The last row will be
good for teens or kinds while adults won’t find long ride
As for available features, the model will offer strong even the
base equipment package. There it will offer a seven-inch
infotainment interface, smartphone compatibility,
satellite and HD radio, strong sound system, dual zone
climate control, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, power
adjustable driver seat, power lumbar, etc.
Higher trims will bring larger center screen, larger wheels,
leather upholstery, fog lights, keyless entry and ignition,
The model will also cover the array of advanced safety
features. Some of them will be frontal collision mitigation,
pedestrian detection, blind-zone monitoring, rear cross traffic
alert, lane departure warning, etc.
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe: Performance
On the performance front, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe should
offer one turbocharged engine. It should be upgraded 3.3 liter
V-6 unit. We should expect power ratings around 290 hp and
torque around 252 pounds feet.
This engine will be connected to a six-speed automatic
transmission. Front-wheel drive will be standard and as option
comes all-wheel drive.
The Santa Fe will also have good suspension design which will
provide confident ride. There will also be well-designed
electric power steering with precise reactivity.
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe: Expected Arrival, Price
It’s too early to give you precise details about release and
price of the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe. We expect this model in
late 2017. About price, it should have starting point from
around $31, 000.