For the buyers who don’t need seats for seven and want the more nimble crossover SUV, Hyundai has the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in its offer. This model takes its middle position between the three-row Santa and Fe and smaller Tucson. That hierarchy is when looking their proportions but like all Hyundai’s vehicles this vehicle brings you plenty of available features plus you can count on easier maneuverability, but also on the generous rear-seat and cargo space. The next version of this appealing crossover SUV will be the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport.
Would it be really new?
The 2018 version of this model will continue in the almost identical from as the current 2017 Santa Fe Sport. This model including its larger cousin seven-seat Santa Fe have received a substantial update for the 2017 model year. The list of changes was long. The Santa Fe Sport now has sharper styling, refreshed interior, plenty of new features and additional safety features. Hyundai also worked on model’s powertrains. So, for the new model year, we will likely witness only minor changes despite improved performance and fuel economy would be welcomed improvements.
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport: Styling
We don’t expect any significant update on the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport regarding its styling. It might expand the list of body colors. With changes this model received for the 2017 refresh it looks sharper and more appealing.
Hyundai refreshed front and rear fascias and also sharpened its body lines. With all changes, this model fits perfectly to brand’s design theme. But properly sized elements on it helps it to look more attractive than the larger Santa Fe or Tucson.
Inside, the new Santa Fe Sport won’t also change from the current form. Hyundai also updated its interior for the 2017 model year and with good material quality, simple but effective design, modern tech features and with everything you should expect in the safety department this model qualifies itself as the good and affordable candidate in its class.
However, you should now that this model will be available with the 7-inch touchscreen, modern infotainment interface, good sound system, comfortable seats, etc. But luxuries like the heated and ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, heated rear seats, automatic climate control and much more will also be available.
On the other hand, the model will also include the long list of the advanced safety features. Available will be the surround view system, lane departure warning, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking.
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport: Powertrains
For under the hood department, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport will offer two four-cylinder engine options.
The base variant will be a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter engine. This engine has direct injection and work combined with the six-speed automatic transmission which also transfers the power from the optional engine. The base powerplant can produce 185 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque. Available for both engine versions will also be front- and all-wheel drive.
If you would want the Santa Fe Sport with more power, the second engine option will provide 240 hp and torque of 260 lb-ft. This turbocharged engine has the capacity of 2.0-liters and fuel economy returned with it will be around 23 mpg combined.
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport: Arrival, Price
The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is expected to hit the roads in the second half of this year. The price will start from around $26, 000.