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 comfort there.
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, etc.
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.